This is getting so frustrating.
Michigan-OSU Game Thread
Lotta looking around at each other. Not good guys
They barely hit or even attempted anything outside so of course they hit a ton of 3s in a row
I don't know guys....I'm not liking the trajectory this game is heading towards
..more bounce. Great energy. Let's see if they run of gas.
Unfortunately they're playing four guys off the bench significant minutes. Chances of that don't look good.
at Selection Committee. Two top 25 teams on Kenpom and 2 of the top 5 offenses in the 1st round. Ridiculous.
even if it means opening up driving lanes for them. OK State is legit on offense.
If we can't win this we weren't gonna make a run anyway
This was supposed to be a response to ivy above
That is not actually legitimate reasoning.
Defense and rebounding have been non-existent in the 2nd half so far.
Good (and necessary) TO by Beilein.
If you can't slow down the dribble, and the other team is hitting shots from the outside, you have no chance of winning. Better figure something out defensively or this is it.
Off the fucking perimeter. Have to stop drives all the way to the rim. Wagnerian playing like a pussy.
Wagner is giving absolutely nothing. Playing not to foul.
I am confused by all the ppl that said Oklahoma State was a terrible defensive team. They look better on D than any team we have played in the last few weeks.
We're at like 1.3 PPP. They're real bad.
lol we're already at 54 points...
Or is everyone on Okie State jacked?? Even the White guys.
NOW PLAY SOME D
Need to figure something out on defense.
Wagner contributing nothing. Ok State shooting > 90% this half?
Both teams can't miss...christ
Come on wilson
This is insanely frustrating. Extended celebration leads to easy Ok State transition bucket. They aren't having any trouble finding points so we can't be making it that easy on them.
Fucking quit celebrating!
What a stupid Vandy-foul.
seems like he's just going through the motions and there is a stupid foul by DJ
This is so different than anyone in the Big Ten except maybe Iowa.
D is not good enough to win this.
We hit a big three, then let them beat us down the floor. C'mon guys, gotta hustle against this team!
Was that intentional?
Terrible dogshit defense....how is that not established they need to sprint back. Going to cost them the game, their defense.
Cowboys are 8 of 9 from the floor this half. The one miss rimmed out when it was halfway down. Need to change this trend quickly.
I think they've made every shot this half except that 3 that rolled out. WTF
Nearly every shot has been wide open.
Can't believe this is a first round game. Two of the best offenses in the country.
It's a first round game because of their lack of defense.
Out hustled so far. Being that wide open for a lay up is inexplicable.
They are more athletic. UM is going to have shoot damn good or lock down the D.
Seniors are playing with a lot of heart.
Wow. It's like the refs want to give them an and 1 whenever they get the chance
Is non-existant. Irvin, Wilson and Wagner getting beat everytime down the floor.
What is Wagner supposed to be doing? He's just watching from the best seat in the house.
This is like the UCLA game. Any hot shooting is moot because we can't get a stop to save our lives.
we have no rim protection with him in there. He's useless on D and with DJ guarding the four, it takes him away from the hoop.
We're unfortunately at the point where Wagner is only useful when he's got a traditional big defending him so he can exploit the mismatch or against a team that doesn't require much help on dribble drivers because he just doesn't help.
Small ball is our best lineup against small, fast, penetrating teams.
Raftery is on Dickie V level bad
have no faith. We're gonna win
God play some D
Michigan is filling it up now - wow!
Gotta feed Wagner in the post.
Wagner needs to make that. DAMN.
get your confidence back man!
Wagner leaves a lot of and ones on the floor because he's not strong enough. Next year should start finishing those.
Offense fine. All about defense
We are essentially playing a mirror image of ourselves out there. These bastardos are super efficient on offense
guy's waving his arms in the paint for 2 seconds, gets the ball and just turns around and puts it in
Walton put he team on your fuckin back doe
Twelve minutes to go
How is that a shooting foul? It looked like he was trying to set up a pass when he LOST CONTROL of the ball
4 out 1 in drive and kick. Try and get a mismatch inside for Wagner
2 great offensive teams going at it!
They cannot miss a fucking shot whatsoever. I've never seen anything like it. They lob it up at the top of the backboard and it goes in.
Good lord Duncan
Good lord, Ok State just can't miss.....
Walton needs to get that rebound.
Yes he does, they finally miss. Was he trying to dribble before he had it? Man don't be in a hurry
LOL. Finally they miss, then that. UGH!!
So, they finally miss a shot and foul. Cool
Gonna be a 100 point game now.
That fumble is killer. Dammit.
When they do miss we gotta get the rebounds.
Robinson's 3 rimmed out, but we hit 4 or 5 in a row before that.
Every single one of our successes is met immediately with a failure. They miss a shot (extremely rare) and we immediately turn it over.
let him get in rhythm
Coming down to the wire
Oh my god this is fucking annoying. OSU's play style is really ugly, too
They should have been a 10 seed..
They gotta go a little cold here right?
undeniably... kent state?
Do we really have only three rebounds all game?
Sounds high to me. We went like 10 min in first half between defensive rebounds.
with a lot oif bumping
Rafters is fully engorged with Evans
That was a terrible set, and a dumb shot by Walton - for three!
Trading threes for twos, just like we needed to do.
WOW. Just wow.
OK, fine just jack up a 30 footer when you have a 10 inch height advantage inside. Sure.
Give me more of that sweet music
I hope this shooting keeps up. On fire from distance this half, especially Derrick
better without Wagner against this team. Stay small, let DJ protect the rim.
D- Walt knocked that down from Bolivia!
PAPOW WE SEE YOUR FG% AND RAISE YOU
DERRICK MOTHERFUCKING WALTON
getting the short end of officiating yet we're up 6, things could be worse.
First team to get 3 stops in a row is going to win.
advantage of the mismatches in the post.
Walton is on fire
Rahman is ripped down to get that rebound.
Plays on D and offense heating up!!
Really good defense, but couldn't get the board.
How the fuck was that a foul under the rim?
YES. Get them in foul trouble.
he should already have 5 though
Under 8 min timeout .
On that last put-back. Guy pulled MAAR down. Unreal.
Should have been another foul on Solomon.
PAY ATTENTION REF
To work on grip strength in the offseason... Also seems like a struggle to squeeze rebounds.
Need to run them through the dong forest holding the basketball.
Walton seems to have developed a knack for picking up flukey little charges on guys not normally in position to charge. I'm sure it feels really cheap for the other side, but I like it.
MAAR got taken down on that rebound attempt. Bull shit
If Wagner so much as BREATHES on a guy during a rebound it's a foul.
by ten. Calling it.
70-66 M, under 8 timeout.
just under 8 to play
If we win, really need to hope for a different style of officiating against Louisville. If those guys can go through us on the defensive glass, we're going to die.
Gotta capitalize in this momentum.
This game should have come with a trigger warning. #SolomonPrivilege is unreal.
I'm triggered by your trigger warning
Are triggers a flagrant one or flagrant two?
His shot is so zoned in right now. Unbelievable. Oh and Irvin, please don't shoot again unless it's a layup. PLEASE.
He was 1/6 in the first half, so yes. And Irvin is 2/3 on threes today, I think.
This is probably the game of the tournament so far, in terms of exciting up-and-down action.
So much fun!
Come on guys. Keep making shots and get some stops.
What an obvious foul on Solomon as he pulled down MAAR
Did I just see that guy pull MAAR down?
Is literally trying to get rebounds like they are players in the video game Blitz and never getting called when dragging our players down.
Is playing out of his mind this game... And somehow, DWJ is still outplaying him.
Fuck Phil Forte. Isn't this his 8th year in college?
Derrick Walton. Man Among Boys.
2 man game with Walton feeding DJ for a wide-open 3. Gorgeous.
It's raining threes in Indy
If we can get a stop or two we might just take this thing
Holy shit Walton.
Raining 3's men
and it's game over
Caroll took like five steps there.
PLEASE no more fouls Walton, we need you! PLEASE!
again and no call
Call a travel!!!!
Takes 4 steps after picking up driblle no call.
Horrendous sequence for us there.
DAAAAAMN Robinson on fire
only committed 2 fouls this half?!
We're only attempting 3s
our guys are getting mugged every time they try to post up. It's like the refs aren't watching any of the off-the-ball action.
Both teams lighting it up - especially Michigan!
Ref please call Evans pushoff. He's already quick enough does he really need to shove his defender?
Walton even told Duncan to shoot it right there
We are getting KILLED on the boards.
How the fuck was that a foul?
Also they are going to be in the bonus with only 2 fouls on them. Shooting > 90% from the FT line.
Ok State seems like they travel a bunch
I don't know what constitutes as a foul anymore
here comes the refs
Can get some even whistles, please?!
Drags our players down no call. Minor bump by Duncan whistle out immediately. I almost think the guys are instructed to try to keep these games close for ratings.
DJ, gotta make that!
DJ Wilson misses the bunny. Incredibly frustrating.
Bs call. Robinson had good position
Jesus tap dancing Christ. OK State just can't fucking miss.
Neither can we
Everyone on fire
11/14 3s in the half.... if OSU can overcome that, they're just the better team
We got lucky there
THEY CALLED A FOUL ON THE REBOUNDING ACTION!
let's win the game!!!
Scream when you get fouled.
I don't believe it...they finally called a push off on OSUs offensive rebounding
a foul on OSU going through a rebounder
WIN THE GAME
that we can't miss from 3. I feel for their bad luck. And hoo boy, this is fun.
I don't feel bad what so ever.
If only I could downvote this more than once!
Whoever Louisville draws between us and OK State, they're going to have their hands full. Especially if either team can shoot on Sunday the way they're shooting today.
BOMBS AWAY THIS HALF
82 - 77, 2:53 left
Guys I can't handle this shit
Our 3 point shooting is ridiculous. Ok state isn't missing much either.
I'll take Walton down the stretch for the win.
offensively as they seem to be, we'd be up 20 pts.
Well if we weren't shooting threes better than we do layups they would be up 30.
These last 3 minutes. Fortunately the Purdue and Wisconsin games prepared us.
Michigan 82-77 with 2:53 remaining
I want us to win so bad - this team is so much fun to watch these days.
Carroll travels again.
Second chance points for Ok State. Just jumps right over all of us. Embarrassing.
OSU offense is so ugly to me. Crazy how effective it is
and no foul
Irvin feeling it
Think about that Irvin hero ball right then??!
Hero ball is working today!
That's not a foul. I hate these refs.
Seemed bullshit to me but I dunno.
Once again having to play against two teams.
Why are there fouls on only one team when driving into the paint?
Again fucking Solomon
Officials blowing the whistle left and right for hand checks and grabs defensively, but when the ball is in the air they're tackling rebounders and it's all good.
Moving fucking screen
I take back everything I've said about Irvin. Has been clutch today
Trying to cheat...
Fits the acronym.
Actually check that, it's a moving screen. And they give the wrong guy the shots. FUckers.
Not a foul of MAAR.
Oh man, Evans with a big miss. Whew!
What is a foul
at the line.
Some rim karma!!!! they were getting every bounce up to that shot!
Ball did not lie, happily.
Put them away!
Will they blow the whistle when OSU starts intentionally fouling?
to call it on us lol
destiny! Walton is on a mission and he won't be denied.
Derrick MF Walton!
That's a big boy play in Evans' face. Great toughness from Walton
OK, Derrick. Dang.
DW for two!!!!
Playing such a great game.
Wow, that was manly - damn!
Derrick "Better than Chris Paul" Walton!!!
Thank God for our DW's
Make free throws. Win the game.
You are a beast!
and we're dangerous, not gonna face as good an offensive team in Louisville.
The ball just knows.
is so stressful.
They kept showing that same little girl at the BTT. Fandom award for tthe parents.
"This my shit." - Walton
Walton ran down the entire clock, then made an impossible shot. So clutch!
Tracy Wolfson, taking us home!
I'll say it: Derrick Walton over the past 8 weeks has been as good as Trey Burke.
Take your time fixing the audio.
lol. I wondered why I was suddenly enjoying myself!
How's that Walton vs Burke argument shaping up?
heads up on the TO.
My conclusion on why Michigan is winning. DEREK WALTON IS PLAYING VERY WELL.
You GO Tracy.
Not to have to listen to them. Can we get that option for cable????
Tracy Wolfson with some improvised play by play from what's probably an awful angle. The Michigan Difference.
Great improvised commentary lol
I was enjoying no commentary - broadcasters should let the game breath more.
Tracy should let the game breath a lot more.
Audio out with 30 seconds to go
I'm so glad that announcer told me Walton had the ball.
her cute voice than the others! Don't fix that audio
Bring back the silent announcers
this game is giving me a heart attack
I love bball and have never said otherwise*
*I reserve the right to rescind this statement
he's been a beast all game
Refs won't even call the intentional foul on them, LOL
Not this monitor bullshit
I preferred the no-commentators stretch
oh God I hate it when our games come down to inbounding the ball
Inbound, make FTs, win
I've seen us come back from 5 against Kansas...it's not over! Put them away!
2+ Points always better than time run off if leading by 4+.
MAKE THE FT!
Make free throws!
Come on Duncan!
can we get a cleanup in aisle two there, floor is slick.
Duncan slipping in the same spot Walton did
especially the first one
Great D Rahk
I swear our 80% shooters are 60% on front ends.