“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
He doesn't anymore, since he is dead...
The big ten is tough and I believe all of our conference will advance pretty far into the tournament. Would rather play Kansas than OSU or Indiana that is for sure.
My bracket with Vapo, Davidson and Belmont in the Final Four is not looking good right now...
As long as minny wins the title for you it won't be all that bad, just maybe...
That bracket never looked good.
but then again, pennys were always more knowledgable about baseball
But it was good tonight and the game plan to switch on screens put the onus on the other Jackrabbits to make shots because Beilein seemed determine to not allow Wolters to beat them.
Kudos to the staff and the players for executing.
Aren't we talking about Baby Seal U?
There are no Baby Seals
Yeah, but the game plan, and more importantly the execution, actually forced them to play like Baby Seal U. Wolters is very, very good at scoring, and our plan was to take him out of the game. And it actually worked. That's a positive.
The only "baby seals" in the NCAAs are the #16 seeds. The #13 seeds are generally solid teams, just from small conferences (which hurts their RPI).
Trey with a somewhat off game creates others to step up and take some of the load off of his back... finally.
Tourney win? It feels like decades?
Same decade even!
He forgot the highlight of the year with Stu dunking on Rocky Top :(
Dude, this is his third tourney win here. Where were you in 2009 (Clemson) and 2011 (Tennessee)?
If they do what they did tonight and Trey can get his shot to fall, we're a tough out. And damn good job by the defense.
We were only +1 on the boards, but we'll take that going forward.
What time do we play Saturday?
I presume Sparty goes first since them and Memphis played earlier.
Not sure exactly, but since the played in the evening today, they'll play in the evening again. It won't be a noon game.
I was most impressed with McGary keeping his motor up all game. His endurance is often what kills him and tonight he played well the whole game. Horford did a good job with his minutes too. Okay not seeing Morgan until we hit a really strong post team.
Seeing the substitutions in the first half really gave me confidence that the Wolverines would be able to wear down the Jackrabbits.
Michigan won! I'm happy! Now back to nail biting about my bracket. Belmont you are dead to me right now.
To hell with Belmont, bucknell, Pitt and maybe UNLV if they don't turn it around!
Yeah I had Pitt in the Final Four. Oops.
What? You crazy!
Just Belmont and UNLV for me but that was a nice little 6 point turnaround. Come on Belmont. You can do it!!
This time, David regressed to the mean in the second half instead of doing an Ohio U or PSU. Also, it looks like McGary might have won a starting job for the rest of the tournament. It was great to see that Michigan can win without a lot of scoring from Burke, too.
Before tomorrow is finished, I'll bet there will be at least one highly-seeded team that wishes they had perfromed like this in their first game, not counting 5-seed OK St's cliche loss to a very underrated Oregon at 12.
Here's the golden lining. Trey had his bad game of the Tourney...and we won by 15. Loved the effort the freshmen showed in this game.
How many minutes did McGary play?
I feel like the entire game the announcers were saying "And Jordan Morgan, the usual starter has only played 1 minute this game!"
Obviously Horford played some.
Pitt....cause Big East is over rated. BTW, I got U-M winning the whole thing on that sheet!
What time is the game on Saturday?
Clicked on the CNN link for march madness updates. Apparently they pull tweets during the game. Laughed when. Saw the mgoblog tweet about MSU fans in SDSU gear doing the fight song.
I think GRIII hit more outside shots tonight than he did in the last 2 months combined.
We just won baby. Take a shot!
And if it's under 70 proof...take two.
(and this goes out to everyone who wasn't drinking tonight...if you're of age, take an MGoShot, screw work tomorrow).
And if its over 170 take two
Sorry if I seem confused, but I was watching at a bar with no sound on the TV... Who's that kid wearing 1? Where'd he come from? Whoever he is, I sure hope he keeps playing like he did tonight.
Ok, Trey Burke had his one off game for the tournament, now its time for him to go on a 5 game tear all the way through Atlanta. Go Blue.
Despite scoring only 6 points, Trey racked up 7 assists and facilitated the offense without really needing to put up a typical Trey Burke performance, and that was great to see. It was a great all-around effort on offense overall - Hardaway and Robinson with 21 points each, combined for a collective FG% of 90.9% between the two of them.
Overall, Michigan's effective FG% as a team was 58.0%, which is one of the best performances lately. We also capitalized on their 12 turnovers and limited the damaged from the 9 we committed.
Minor note - we were actually given a 97% probability to win that game by Massey, so in a hypothetical scenario based on his numbers, our chances to face Kansas now sit at 16.47%, as VCU being given a 63% probability to beat Akron, and the Kansas / UNC matchup is the most likely result of their respesctive games. We would be at an estimated 62% chance to win against VCU and, if it happens, 73% against Akron.
Lets go Zips
Anyone know why Morgan didn't see playing time? Great win though!
Potential reason #1: Coaches decision (see B1G tourney).
Potential reason #2: Knee is still an issue, or tweaked it. But haven't heard anything about a reinjury.
press conference on BTN right now, FYI
Really nice overall performance. Aside from Burke's cold shooting, this looked like the Michigan team of the 20-1 start. I hope Trey isn't too sore from his fall tomorrow, though.
GR3 hitting mid-range and 3 pointers, plus an active transition game in the 2nd half, made this team look like its old self. Remember how fun they can be to watch? That 2nd half was fun.
Yeah, all it took was for us to not having to keep playing the top 4 teams in the B1G and we look good again. Imagine that.
Jesus our conference is just going to roll through this tournament this year.