That's all that needs to be said. Let's do this.
Michigan versus Kentucky, Elite 8 open thread
WIN THE GAME!!
Score Moar points.
Thanks for the analysis, John Madden.
of this tension headache I've developed. It sucks getting old...
Make Ashley Judd cry.
God I love The Victors. Fuck those booing 'Tucky a holes.
Tiny Wichita State hung with these guys and probably blew it. They've lost 10 times this year. We can beat them. Beilein is money.
minus WCS. We can win it.
However, I will remain petrified even if we're up 20
Did I just see Mitch McGary jog out in shorts?
Did on Friday as well
Let's Go Blue!
Advance so we can blow up the death star and allow Madision, WI to burn itself to the groud.
LETS GET IT. KEEP CALM AND WINT THE GAME
The official twitter feed didn't list McGary as inactive for tonight!?!?!
Lord do I wish we had the refs from the UConn/MSU game. We're going to win by a mile if they call this game the same way.
PS. I hate Jim Nantz
Winner gets "Big Blue" nickname.
They can have it
They can have that shit.
Kentucky can keep it
Queme Los Barcos
Queme Los Sofas.
After this game we won't see posts on here referring to us as big blue, right!?
Found a good seat in front of the tv at O'Hare. Should be able to watch most of the first half and then it'll be the most nerve-wracking flight ever. No WIFI. Thanks United
GO BLUE GO
Commercial is great.
The next 3 hours I'll be a nervous wreck. But I'll deal with it for a win.
Giddy as fuck. Let's Go Blue!!!
Do it, boys!!
Here we go... let's go blue!!!
I find that very amusing for some reason
Just getting him ready for the NBA.
Hold on to your butts
Wow already getting jobbed by the refs
Good thing we were good on the road this year, looks like its a road game tonight
Go J Mo!
Holy offensive rebounding, batman
Kentucky blues vs Michigan maize. Looks incredible on the screen. Win the game boys.
Morgan looks like he came to play.
Like I said
Boom! Pick & roll'd!
Great start. That was a beautiful drive by Glenn
Little Big Dog coast to coast!!!
And THAT is what GRIII came here to do!!
GR3 beast mode
Yeah. Kicking there ass.
And kicking they're ass!!!
End to end and aggressive early. Love it
We have good athletes as well. Walton's shots looked confident as well. Defense is gonna be the key.
but when you think about it, their guys are basically the same rating is GRIII and Mitch. Yeah, they're gonna be really good, but their certainly not NBA All-Stars all the time. Certainly a team we can beat
Looks like we're trying to set them up with attacking the basket for eventual kickouts to Nicky Buckets
If Grob stays aggressive we will win. Theyll focus on him and they cant focus on grob, levert, and stauskas. its just science.
but it's that there are a lot of keys to winning that concerns me; good thing to see him driving to the hoop.
I'm running out of beer to take care of this headache. I tell you what the fellas look a lot looser than I'm feeling...
GR3 looking good and aggressive to start, that's what we need!
I think the open thread might be too much for me.
Go to liveblog
Let's get up on these boys early!
Good start. Keep it going.
CBS loves experimenting with camera angles when Michigan has the ball. I don't recall them doing this at all for our opponents (in the tourney)
They are getting tired of watching 3's rain down from standard angles.
Yes, moar commercials plz. /s
You know we have GRIII.
We should have NSIII. It would be appropriate.
Yes, Kentucky, sagging off Stauskas is the right thing to do.
Not enough alcohol in the world to calm my nerves
working on the missus hard cider now...
I don't think they've seen an offense as complex as ours. We've run the same play 3 times and gotten 3 different looks out of it.
Can't leave nik that open Kentucky... It'll be a long game if you do
Great start. Keep it up boys. GO BLUE!!!!!
Good start. I like the way we're getting dribble penetration at will.
charge at all. /s
Yes, get out on the break!!
the right focus to stay loose and aggressive like these early moments, UK will get tight. Here we go.
Make your free throws.
C'mon. Free throws baby
make free throws
That's our Caris.
Wow. Makeup call or what?
Be smarter Morgan
the freshmen have jitters we have to capitalize.
And then of course, poor J-Mo.
And that's a foul how exactly?
Whoa! Waaaayyy downtown!
Shit! Nik is hot.
Box out Jon!!!
is good at shooting
They are killing us inside
Get Horford out !
Go dunk that shit. Fuck
where's the box out? walton shouldn't be the one going for that
Why not dunk that? Horford idiot.
We play hard but we don't get cheeky...
Get Horford out of there!
Need a timeout, they're about to get overwhelmed
Nor ford suck
Thanks for dunking that one Jon /s
Back to not boxing out.
fouls. Good job Nik.
CBS is getting psyched about Marcus Lee putting in 3 easy put-backs. I mean, cool looking but not particularly impressive other than "Oh he's tall and near the hoop"
Geez get some bodies on em
What is Horford doing?
What he fuck get Horford out!
They on :(
We need another big man. Quicky
Horford sucks ass. Beilein must be high
You are the worst poster on this blog, I'm fairly certain nothing pleases you....ever.
Sorry Mrs. Horford
I see you're back again
Kentucky is kind of having a field day in the lane
Gotta go zone. Come on Coach!
That's like four dunks in a row, Horfoes seriously needs to take a break. Right now this game will absolutely be lost on the boards.
Defense is pretty awful right now. Especially in the paint
It's all cuz of Horford. Jordan needs to be in
You can't say anything bad about Horford
Horford is what he is. We all know it. But saying he sucks ass and that coach is high is a bad post. We have noone else right now and we need to be smart with Morgan so he plays until the final buzzer
Harrison channeling his inner Carlos Hyde level of douchbaggery.
And look like a team circa 92-93. Time for the 1-3-1.
The court Horford. All of these putbacks are your fault
good hustle on offense but we're getting abused on defense
I'd like to see some defense under the basket. How many momentum-changing dunks will they allow UK to have? Come on...
HORFORD!! GET HIM OFF THE COURT!!!!!!!!!!
God damn commercial breaks do they need? Fuck!
And go 1-3-1...
Or go 2-3 and make them shoot. If they beat us with the jumpshot, hey, whatever...but can't give up dunks and layups all game.
Let's go Jon...you're better than this homie
Morgan cannot play all 40 and he already has 1 foul.
And it was a bullshit call
Our defense is really getting exposed.
If no one can slow down the dribble drive then the athletic finishes are really just a formality. Anyone will beat you if you let them run layup drills.
Since that awful call on Morgan Kentucky is getting in paint/on the offensive glass at will.
He's got the size and speed and he rebounds. McGary would OWN a game like this.
I know he is what he is but he's going to have to be big today. We need him bad.
About time to get in the 1-3-1.
Your team has ZERO chance to win this game with Horford playing big minutes. Ride Morgan, he only has 1 foul.. Ride him, if he fouls out so be it cause it's the only chance.
Horford not playing well but Jobu kindly fuck off.
Okay Mr. Horford
If I owned a pool, I would have been that guy building the swing on about 20 different home projects.
Need to get it back.
That's the 5th time they've touched the ball when it goes through the net.
That's bullshit. They need to give a warning and then call that. We can't get out and run if they're swatting at the ball.
it makes me dizzy
Going to be a tight one
Fuck that out of bounds. what about the grab
How was that a foul on Irvin? lol he wouldn't have gotten the rebound anyway and they're not going to call UK for over the back at any point.
I agree! I hope that call doesn't make him tentative. I really don't want the refs to decide this game.
I might turn my sound off, I'm getting sick of hearing these hillbillies losing their shit over layups.
I have a feeling Kentucky's 'norm' of being super physicaly will result in a difference in how fouls are called for both teams i.e. Kentucky can plow into the lane without penalty
We need to go back right at him and get him a 2nd foul.
Show us boobs for motivation?
Time for the mute button.
Officials will decide this game one way or the other.
dig a little harder and make them call a foul.
Of course Morgan never gets any mugged calls
let's go. MISMATCH
Very important we keep our rotations tight
Wish these redneck inbreds would shutup
I will probably get negged for this but do we really need to go there?
lol obvious foul
I can't believe that commentator just said that wasn't a foul!!
we need to hit our shots outside for sure
Wow is Greg Anthony rooting for ku
Not a foul getting stiffarmed in the throat? OK.
Wow mute button needs to be hit ASAP. These announcers are idiots.
He elbowed him in the fucking neck
Not a foul right there ... Hahahahaha
Greg Anthony might be the worst color commentator I've ever heard. Give me Dakich!!!!
Hello, Mr. Vitale is on line 1 for you.
PUMP FAKE. These UK players are jumping at everyshot. Can shot fake the hell out of them all day.
His arm is pushing his neck and it's not a foul? Give me a break.
An elbow pushing off of Morgan's neck sure as crap IS a fould.
shut up greg. jmo doing work.
Shot to the throat isn't a foul according to Greg.
Holy shit Greg Anthony. Shiw more UK bias assist.
He said the same thing in favor of Morgan when he was called for the hook foul. He said he didn't see it.
You guys gotta get the homer shit a rest, it's more annoying than the announcers.
Look at the board I think you're the only one who doesn't think so
They are sucking their balls
Button. Nantz is a moran
Is in the game. Coach B has to continue to find minutes for Horford and not let the game get away from us
Could the announcers *be* on Kentucky's jock any harder? Yoikes
Needs a knob to slob on for the next week.
I think a key to this game is keeping J-Mo from getting 3 fouls before the half.
Beilein will not let that happen. Ever
Has GA agreed with a single call in our favor this weekend? Getting tired of him quick.
He said the foul called on J-Mo wasn't a foul.
who's crying douchebag? so you found the one call he agreed with, you get internet star of the day
That last one was probably a bad call
And go to zone for a change of pace...
I want nik to take 40 shots
Love that kid
Walton can't buy a basket....damnit
Confident stroke though.
Tha James Young matchup would appear to be a bit worrisome
WE LEARNED TO THROW THE BALL TO THE BACKCOURT. HELL YEAH
i don't understand how
I appreciate Horfords effort a lot, but he's basically just a body we have to fill time while JMo rests
"Not the finisher that Morgan is" never thought I'd hear that
I love it.
Fuck yes Nik. Hit 30 tonight
Nik and one!
Nik is playing sweet
witht he grossest made mid-range jumpshot
gr3 was soft?
He is not......just inconsistent at times. Looking tough today.
We might as well be in Rupp arena
It sounds VERY pro-Kentucky. I can't wait until my family can travel to more games.
Along with the Rupp Arena broadcast crew working for CBS today
They sound sad that Kentucky isn't dominating. They can't get excited about ay of our buckets
GRIII is playing so well. I'd take three great games from him for a national championship in exchange for him leaving for the draft.
Horford just put his hands straight up...Ball dont lie doe
Sweet move, Nik!
Damn kentuckys got some trees for players. Rebounds like crazy
That seemed to come out of nowhere
Can Kentucky bigs make free throws? Doesn't look like it. And NIK with the sick Steve Nash impression. OOhhhhhhhh Canada
Stauskus girlfriend siting. Wow.
Stauskus girlfriend sighing. Wow.
Michigan is controlling everything in this game.
Yes Nik. Take it over. Be smart. Eyes up.
Nik is on fire!
Yeah fire up the crowd Mitch!
COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON, MICHIGAN. WORD UP. I LOVE THIS TEAM.
That finger roll has gotten better. I love it.
Is Calipari a whiner? I've seen him talking to the refs more than he's talked to his team.
Nik realizing he can drive to the hoop!!!
Double digits from here on out. Please.
He's eating them up
THIS is Michigan Basketball.
They can't keep up what they were doing earlier, and we attack and we get them in foul trouble. Everyone wants to win by 20, you have to realize that's not going to happen. Focus on playing YOUR best basketball and let the chips call where they may. We play our game and I'm not sure anyone can beat us. UK damn sure can't
keeping morgan safe
on the defensive end for us.
Double digit leads... we gives and takes them.
Kentucky just trucks through the lane and they call a foul on us
and they didn't call anything.
Yeah that's a travel for sure.
I feel like young will score 20, easily
two bad possessions
Here we go. Can't protect a double digit lead
Slow down your panic
Come ON, man. Like clockwork.
When we go to the basket good things happen, no matter if it's 2, 3, or a foul.
When we dribble around looking for a 3...nothing happens.
10 point lead. Get too cocky and then we look like shit for awhile. This has been every game so far in this tournament.
How are we cocky all of a sudden?
Kentucky made one basket. Every calm the F down
The fucking UK guy did a fucking barrel role with the ball. HOw is that not travelling????
lol, it was awful.
Messed up two consecutive possessions getting in his spot for the set play.
If Michigan can beat Kentucky, the crowd, and the refs, they will truly have earned a place in the Final Four. Geez Louise.
I guess you can roll 360 on your back on the floor and its not a travel...
While we may not be thrilled about J-Mo not playing, but if we can maintain while he stays with 1 PF, I like our second half line-up.
Now, if the officiating would improve. How do you get to roll on the ground with the ball and not get a travel call.
Let's see what they do...I think you can steal a possession or two if we through zone at them in spurts.
i preferred when we steamrolled florida
But that doesn't happen often...look at like the last 10 games of the tournament, not too many blowouts. At this stage, everyone is good
But, me too.
All I know is that we cannot have our usual 6 minute drought in this game. Pressure stays on and attack the basket/a spot
"Do a barrel roll!"
Take care of the guy behind me Fox!
Haha thanks for catching that!
I say, good fellows, I do like a bit of basketball with my commercials.
How does one do a barrell roll with the ball and not get called as a travel?
I hope this lady doesn't notice how hard I'm accidentally breathing on her.
— mgoblog (@mgoblog) March 30, 2014
I hope his wife doesn't follow him on Twitter.
I would think the last thing CBS wants is a Kentucky/Florida final.
Just for a few possessions.
Our rebounding is turrible when we play zone. And it sucks now!!
How was that not interference?
3 bad possessions. yikes
Alright. Regroup and give me 3 strong minutes boys!
I do not want to hear you giving Marcus Lee a BJ all game long for getting a few dunks
Young got away from Michigan. He'd be sweet on the team
Um, basket interference?
Going to be a long game fellas
Just keep a lead going into the half!
Got to get in front of them and put a body on the off guy.
Barrel rolls and goaltending...
WTF - they have fouled us on four three-pointers. No call.
I don't get how guys that have clearly made up their minds to drive the moment they get the ball are allowed to stroll right to the hoop again and again
They aren't scared of anyone stopping them
That ball was still definitely in the cylinder. That's bullshit.
Is Walton playing? Haven't seen him make a play