winner gets 3rd place in Maui and a nice confidence booster.
starts at 7:45
Memphis and Georgetown went into overtime.
Have they said when it will tip off? I'm trying to watch it on my phone while traveling.
About to tip now.
Good to see Tim getting a touch on the first possession
I absolutely cannot understand why Adidas is making us wear these ridiculous shoes and socks.
I know. Terrible. At least have them be Michigan blue.
I agree, I can't stand the color and I'm writing to Dave Brandon as we speak. I hope this Adidas contract ends soon!
I thought it was the Maui Invitational. Doesn't everyone have those shoes? (And warmups?)
All Adidas schools participating in the tournament are wearing the shoes/socks/warmups. See the Adidas press release about it here:
I would say, don't hate the shoes, hate local artist Che Pilago.
"pays homage to Maui's tropical waters"
Um, OK. It looks more like they pay homage to the wallpaper in my grandmother's bathroom.
for the AdiZero basketball shoe line. I kinda like 'em.
If ES touches it right now he's pulling. Not even looking to pass. Reminds me of playing middle school basketball.
But it's working.....
Gets blocked twice and was lucky enough to get the ball back and make the layup. Both times it was two-on-one though and it was a bad decision to shoot.
Smot isn't explosive enough to just go up and slam it, he gets stuffed every time he tries. At least he was able to slip by and hit the reverse layup.
Smotz is just having a horrible tournament. He is playing bad defense, horrible shot selection, and won't pass the damn ball causing him to be blocked twice now. Been trying to hold off on the critizing but he's just killing me to the point where my little sister is asking why he's even playing...
Good basketball night for me, Michigan-UCLA then Syracuse-VT.
A nice appetizer for the Thanksgiving main course tomorrow Lions-Packers.
I could've sworn that Reeves Nelson was on those Final Four teams with Affalo, Shipp, and Love.
Does anyone have a link?
espn3.com or firstrowsports.tv
Michigan should win this going away as long as they don't get careless. UCLA looks lost most of the time on both ends.
Agreed UCLA looks completely disorganized and clueless. Their interior strength and some lucky 3-pointers are all that's keeping them in the game.
is good. A little wild, but very good.
I really hope he stays four years. It would be awesome having stability with him at the point for that long.
At half against Milwaukee...
Our defense is dominating UCLA right now.
Man, that's fun to watch.
c'mon gotta keep it up
That's what she said
Akunne strikes me as the new Anthony Wright.
Again, how in the hell can there be an offensive foul but the bucket still counts??
Stupid college rule?
"I'll slam this so f-ing hard..."
according to rivals when they came out of HS, they were rated 59th and 60th in the country.
looks awful right now
Those shoes aren't helping! Anyone else hate the shoes and think we should go back to the old ones? Make sure to contact the AD! Fan input does make a difference!
He has lookedtentative to start the season.
Smots just needs to learn when to be aggressive.
Even when he looks to pass it is far too late.
I agree. He's really making some bad choices out there. I love the guy but he's had a rough start so far this year. I'm sure he'll come on strong right when we need him. I know JB encourages them to shoot through the woes.
Michigan is going strong at the basket today. It's like they are playing angry.
We have only attempted 4 3pts so far.
Step back, kiss my self
did Horford add this past off season?
He still needs another 15-20 IMO. He also needs to get a lot stronger
I'm not sure, but he has looked fresh this game since he didn't get much time vs. Duke.
He does look much bigger this year. Last year he looked as skiiny as THJr.
What a play by burke.
Good Lord that was awesome by Burke...
Holy shit Burke is good.
Wow, Burke. Wow.
This kid is sooooo good
Great control by Burke
The thing I really like about this team is their ability to take good, high percentage shots under the basket. If they can get that same shot selection in the regular season, they'll really put themselves in a position to win a lot of games. Good teams know that 2 points is 2 points and a layup under the basket is as good as a fadeaway jumper and that one of those is a lot more difficult than the other.
UCLA is a good team. But UM looking good. Burke is already a force. We might have lost to Duke but we found our point guard.
That was a lucky bounce on the rim there for Novak.
Nice move by Horford, there.
And how do you not love Zack Novak?
Don't look now, but Horford is 5/5
is a real encouraging sign. Now lets hope the game isnt too fast for him
Who doesn't love Novak?
Why did Adidas go with the same blue that is in my bathroom?
Looks like shit if you ask me! Cant wait to go back to the old.
Brundidge is not ready to play. I think he could have used a redshirt year.
I mean he is obviously not Burke and he can obviously use some work. However, you cannot put a price tag on gametime experience and he IS a contributing factor right now. Additionally, you can't really base this on a couple of minutes of play.
He is a contributing factor? What has he done all year? He is always a step slow and looks lost.
He looks very lost. Almost like he doesn't even want to be passes to.
You mean in the 5 games they've played so far??? Give it time lil homie. THJ didn't exactly set the world on fire at the beginning of last year either
You act as if I said he would never be good. I said he needs a redshirt year...
Also you cannot even compare him to THJ last year. At no point last year did THJ look as lost as Brundidge does right now.
But you act as if you've seen Brundidge play a ton of minutes. I've seen every game and I'm assuming you have too, and I don't see how you can be screaming for a redshirt already. What are the alternatives? Eso???? Eso has no upside whatsoever. I say let the kid take his lumps and he'll be better for it next year when we have our sights set on a National Championship
Hmmm so how do you help a lost player become less lost? Experience?..That's it
It's early in the season, he may (probably) end up being a decent player by the end of the year but agree he needs work and might not be ready for too many minutes quite yet. What I'm getting at is he is probably getting the minutes right now due to 3 games in 3 days. Bench players needed on this third night!
Michigan needs to learn how to put away teams
I think Michigan has more control of this game than the score indicates. Michigan 38, UCLA 31 at half.
making at least 2-3 bonehead plays every game
To end the half.
Still getting used to being the ranked team against UCLA.
Maybe leaving Pitt for the coast wasn't a great idea.
Well he took UCLA to 3 final fours. I'd say it has worked out pretty well despite their lack of a ranking at this moment.
Wake up guys. You should kill this team. Please don't let them hang around.
will there be a torrent on mgovideo? go blue.
You can watch it right now on ESPN 3.
Trey Burke trending on twitter right now
Chad Ford has be quoted saying Trey Burke could be a first round pick after this year if he left. Why would any underclassman leave with the potential to be a serious final 4 contender next year?
....giving Michigan no love really. It's all about how much worse it could be for UCLA.
I feel like that is how the announcers always are to anything Michigan related.
Morgan picks up third foul one minute forty in. I got a bad feeling. Please don't be a game that haunts us later this year.
Come on guys. Wake up and finish this weak UCLA team off.
We're better than them, no excuse why it should be this close
10 seconds of play and then a media timeout.
It's all about pacing and making sure you are set in your views on Allstate auto insurance.
in the net for field goals and PATs! What more do they need to confirm my brand loyalty!?
I think we need to play some 1-3-1 right now.
Is it just me, or does one of their guys have a Jim Morrison tattoo on his upper arm?
Yes, I noticed that. Very weird.
can't get anything on offense right now
haven't had a stop in a while
THJ is going to take over now. UCLA had their chance.
I'm starting to think more and more that THJ is a second half player.
Just when it looks like we have an opportunity to stretch the lead, we get ridiculously sloppy and turn it back over. Stop trading baskets and put this game away.
NOVAK for THREEEEEEE
Step on their throats.
THJ putting on the authority.
That one even got an applause from Father.
and THJ with the ferocious dunk.
That was some ugly form by Morgan on the line.
Our three's are starting to fall more consistently now.
We are totally controlling this game now. About damn time.
Unless you're going to make it.
THJ smells blood and really elevates his game. He's going to be one of the best we've ever had.
I didn't need to see that.
On the broadcast they had a couple of LSU fans painting each other...shirtless. One guy was rather...rotund. So, to finish him off, they had him lift his man boobs by his nipples to get the white skin underneath. Disturbing.
The only man boobs I want to see jiggle are Mattison's.
Can be a more talented version of Novak for the next couple years.
Random Duke preview by ESPN! *gag*
Even if this game was between two DII schools they'd find a way to slip a Duke mention in there.
Also nice Rainbow Dash avatar.
Of all the MLP cast, Rainbow Dash seemed to have the best approximation of the old swagger. That, and I am 33 and watch the show. Don't judge me. LOL
UCLA is getting really frustrated right now. You can tell by all the fouls.
I guess for some reason we're really frustrated too
Anyone else hear that dinosaur cry in the background as #11 shot that free throw?
I take everything back
Really nice to see them put the game away against a team like UCLA, who is talented but mistake-prone from the looks of it. Hopefully this carries over to conference play and we put teams away this year when we get those double digit leads.
I like how we have only had to use one of our timeouts this whole game.
We can just practice dribbling and somewhat passive offense at this point, I think....*relaxes*
and BOOM goes the dynamite.
Lovin' the Beat Ohio chant
chants in the crowd. Love it.
A faint "Beat Ohio" chant is heard
Love the Beat Ohio chants!
That was classic.
There's the old "Beat Ohio" chant. The guys definitely smiled at that! (Or maybe it was incidental happiness about being up by 20...)
Who fouls on a 3 when down by 20. A poorly coached team, that's who. Novak's had a hell of a night.
Jeez , put stu back in.
Brundidge had some silky smooth FTs though. If he can handle the ball better he could be an insert point guard for FTs near the end of a game.
Strong win there. BEAT OHIO chant keeps things in perspective. Basketball wins are nice beating ohio is paramount.
Get some experience against Duke. Pretty good trip.
UCLA hasn't beaten a Division I opponent this season. Little surprised about that stat.
Good win for Michigan.
and haven't even really come close. They've lost to all 4 D1 teams by double digits: UM 16, Duke 16, Middle Tennessee St 20, Loyola Marymount 11.
Kansas program likes to move balls. That pretty much covers it.
Nice "beat ohio" chant there.
"Michigan fans, how fo you feel about the erection of this team?"
you mean direction right?
it's looking up ....
Good trip overall, found some offense and a legit point guard(Trey Burke). Wouldve liked to beat duke but 2-1 isnt bad. Definately gonna be a good season and the BEAT OHIO chant at the end was the icing on the cake.
We bitch when the announcers slobber all over other teams like Duke. Well in this game, they slobered all over Michigan and especially Beilein. Perhaps even to excess. We need to recognize it when it's in our favor. The world is not always out to get us. I'll take that.
I think Hardaway Jr. looks so much like Brandon Roy minus the injuries...*knock on wood*
Just a smooth, well rounded, complete basketball player.
Can play the point if you need him to, can play the SF position as well. But just a natural fit at SG both now and in the NBA.
I've heard rumblings that he's really working on his game and looking to test the waters to the NBA after this season, but still, he looks damn good out there.
I've been trying to find a comparison to Burke. I landed on Chauncey Billups. Very similar playing styles, IMO. Billups is just bigger (and now slower) and now he resembles Mark Jackson more than anyone...but back in the day when he had a step on him, Burke looks a lot like him. Maybe Ray Felton with a jumpshot (although he doesn't have the command and feel Felton does, at least not yet).
The Memphis game was HUGE, set the tone for the tourn and it was great to get some experience playing Duke. It's a nice reminder that they aren't there yet.
Burke has really impressed.
I was a little worried before this tourn started but they played well.
Now let's get the hockey team going!!!!
everything about that game. No game is going to be perfect all the way through, but if we can do that all season long, NOBODY will beat us. That effort would've taken down OSU.
Also I really liked the offense tonight, this team is going to be an offensive giant if they can run plays that get Stu driving into the lane. I think he drove to the basket more times tonight than he had done in his entire carrer.