4 PM ESPNU
Michigan vs. Bradley mens basketball open thread
Stream? Please and thanks!!!
Check firstrowsports or vipboxsports
save/memorize them, they usually work for almost any sport.
are a gentlemen and a scholar
on espn3 as well.
This one worked better for me: http://www.vipboxsports.eu/basketball/108623/1/michigan-vs-bradley--live-stream-online.html
But the Ole Miss Rutgers game is still on as I right this. Aprox. 3 minutes left in the game.
EDIT: wow, I am an idiot. I don't think I've ever confused right and write in my life. Will take my lumps, though.
man, you didn't deserve to get into Michigan.
Please and thanks
Hail Hail ...
This Ole Miss-Rutgers game is going to go past 4pm....crap.
What treat for us!
They announced that if you live in Michigan or around the Peoria area, then they will switch you to the Michigan game once it starts. If not, well you are SOL and should go find a stream until the Rutgers (Damn Rutgers! Already messing things up for Michigan and not even in the Big Ten yet!!!) is over.
Matt Shepard on Twitter said Stauskas is making his first start and Caris LaVert is expected to see some playing time today.
No redshirt for Caris?
According to Shep, Caris has greatly improved in practice and has a good attitude
I think this is because caris > akunne (enough so to justify burning the redshirt). It gives us another option to spell the guards, especially one that can handle the ball well.
If that's true - even slightly - I'm all for this. We're a Big Ten and national title contender. Time to go all in.
And it gives him game experience for next year. Which he will need if (when) Burke leaves after this year
Women's team picks up 6th win of the season. beating florida at Crisler 59-53.
Are games on ESPNU not available on ESPN3? That's some bullshit. I have ESPNU as a part of my cable subscription and can't watch the game (outside of an illegal stream) because some shit game is thirty minutes behind.
I'm watching it on WatchESPN right now. Crisis averted....
Michigan by 15
THANK YOU LORD!
Guy on ESPNU said people in Michigan and peoria, IL area will get the game as soon as it starts.
Those of us outside of Michigan/Illinois are really glad that we can finish watching Rutgers and Ole Miss...
I'm in Detroit right now. Still watching Rutgers - Ole Miss. WTF!!!!
It switched in A2, but the bottom line continually says "COMING UP NEXT: Michigan (3) vs Bradley at 4:05 ET" over and over and over for me, so hopefully everyone gets it soon. ESPN3/watchESPN is always a good option too.
Thanks Dion Harris
THERE IS 6:35 LEFT IN THE OLE MISS GAME! We might miss over 8 minutes of the first half!!! GOD I HATE ESPN!
Edit: Thank you Ole Miss for going on a 16-2 run and Rutgers for not taking timeouts during the run. Let's get this game over with.
Let's Go Blue!
It is on ESPN 3
Well, I didn't check Alaska & Hawaii.
So far all the UM games have been blacked out for most, if not all, of the country. Of course they've generously offered it in the archives, to watch on ESPN3 after the game is over.
I am in Ohio and watching it on ESPN 3 right now.
They don't accept "antenna" for "WatchESPN."
EDIT: Despite their black-out map, they seem to have changed their collective minds. Too late to edit previous post. Sorry. The sky is not falling.
always forget to check that.. thanks for the reminder....
[edit - michigasling, espn3 is working fine on the east coast...]
The edit of my post above is due to you prompting me to check again. Thanks, JB.
Are they the Plumbers??
I always thought that they used ESPN News to televise games for short periods in situations like this, but aparently not...
Did he just say "first best"?
The firstrow sports link isn't working for me...anyone else having troubles with this link?
Most likely because ESPNU hasn't gone to the game yet. Once the Ole Miss game ends, it should work.
GR3 with the first 5 points of the game. 5-0 Michigan
No Michigan football today makes me sad, but getting this win vs Butler and Galaxy winning the MLS cup will make up for it.
like em or no?
It is a non-issue for me. They don't look terrible so I think it is dumb to be up in arms over it.
I like them. Also, GRIII came to play today.
If you have the WTKA app on your phone you can listen to the live stream up until the game actually shows up on TV.
Did Stauskas get the start?
Quick foul, hit the bench.
Copy, cause we all know foul #2 means automatic benching for coach B...
playing like a junior or senior at this point in the game.
Robinson with 8 of the first 10 for Michigan. Really looking great to start.
Wow great hussle play by Morgan
from Stauskas and Albrecht early lead to that situation. Calm the nerves boys.
with the ball after the commerical for those of you who can't see the game yet
Where is burke?
See above. Quick foul.
Stated above... Got an early blocking foul and went to the bench.
This Ole Miss-RU game is like the longest, boringest, dumbest thing I think I've ever seen. STOP FOULING EACH OTHER!!!
This game is not making me like rutgers anymore.
Levert in the game now
Thought he was reshirting
Apparentely he is playing very well in practice.
Quick off the bench, eh?
Why is Rutgers fouling down 15!!!
I hate Rutgers and ESPNU with the power of a million suns right now. So dumb.
Rutgers is pissing me off! Rescind their invitation to the Big Ten. You are going to lose this game just fucking accept it!
Down by 15 with one minute left and fouling. I already hate them
Priority #1 for next practice
You can count oh him to miss one gimmie each game
still needs work
Seems like it has been sub-par compared to last year...
hopefully this means no akunne sightings before we're up big late
but why would they burn Levert's red shirt for a few minutes at Bradley?
My only thought is they predict that vogrich will not be where they want him to be for big10 season...and you can't just throw caris in then...so if you are going to burn it then you might as well ive him pt and opportunities now.
Rutgers fouling down 13 with 23 seconds left? Are you fucking kidding me?
God I hate that piece of shit school
are you going to be okay?
We're not being very strong with the ball
Run through the offense better and then tighten up defensively. Come on boys.
We need to settle down. Run our offense.
Not a big deal or anything; but not a fan of these uniforms.
I remember in 1997, we were ranked with wins over Syracuse and top ranked Duke, then we traveled to Bradley and lost. Please don't let that happen again.
Holy shit! Right at the buzzer!
Bradley shooting like they're a mid major totally psyched about hosting a top 10 team. I expect that they'll cool and we'll pull away but it's annoying at this point
Pretty sure Bradley is louder than Crisler
I can only yell and wave my Canadia flag so much. But the Maize Rage is coming along, hopefully come B1G season we'll be louder and the rest of the non-students will get more into it. Still have yet to have a really full stadium, even vs NC State there was a good number of empty seats I saw.
Max looks good.
making his way up the draft board.
Shazam via Burke
DAMN that is nice
Er - glass?
What the fuck?
bank 3. that is trash
Trey Burke = Allen Iverson
Bradley is just making stupid 3's. Annoying
Stauskas a little off early. McGary still a monster on the glass.
Time to pull away. Bradley in foul trouble and M up 5. Good time to make a run.
During the past few years I would be nervous about this stat line and pissed that Bradley has made 2 heave-ho 3-pointers. This year I chuckle and remain confident that we will win by 15.
The joys of having a plethora of talent.
got home 15 past the hour and noticed a piece of shit game still on while M fans wait.
My 1st thought was, mgoblogers must be having a rightful fit right about now
We need to work on that alley-oop play
Isn't that a nice feeling? That on our "to do" list is "alley-oops" as opposed to, like, you know, rebounding.
there's molson ice
no more missed bunnies plz
I think Bradley saw someone open in the upper bowl
just made an easy layup look hard
None of the Michigan players seem to have much energy. This is probably a let down game after the NIT and NC State.
get back on defense....god
Tim Hardaway having an off day? Turnover plus lack of effort allowing the put back.
Absolutely pathetic first half
PLaying so ploppy right now
Is that why they had those plungers?
late in shot clocks. gotta think he can find a better shot than that
Yeah, kinda, but its never nearly as late as he thinks it is.
We need to stop it with the dumb plays and take the crowd out of the game. We keep letting them hang around
so dumb today?
hmm interesting first half so far..
I dunno who it was, but one of Bradley's two possessions to bring them within 1 came on a layup that looked like the kid picked the ball up like a football and carried it from the free throw line to the hoop. Maybe I'm not that knowledgeable, but did the ref not call that because he was trying to decide between a carry and a walk?
It's the Lebron James rule: if it looks cool, it's not a travel...
Also, don't freak out guys. They probably don't have the depth. When they had a couple guys go out with 2 fouls they started playing pretty badly. We should still bury them... right?
not hitting his shots so well,I'm glad Lavert is gonna start playing for depth purposes allowing Nik to start, Vogrich needs to be a few minutes relief guy at most
I literally expect the ball to go in every time he gets an open look. People were not exaggerating when they called him an elite shooter
Everytime he pulls up from three I just say "Layup!"
edit: of course right after I post this Nik misses the transition layup. Oh, the irony.
is instant offense
fuck you and your scores, I wanna see the whole court, dumb asses
We're playing awful
Timmy is having a tought day with the ball handling.
Good minutes from Max... He really has B1G size, let's hope his game keeps coming along
this is ugly
Mr. Hardaway, meet Mr. bench.
what the hell Timmy.. get your head in the game
9 offensive rebounds on 18 misses so far, 50% O-rebounding rate? McGary's got 3.
pounding them on the offensive boards
Timmy playing like a pile of...
Is still a mental midget
still a work in progress
Just awful execution on both ends of the floor. Yikes.
Pooping his pants today. WTF?
THJ is playing lazily right now
Why the fuck are we playing at Bradley? Who agreed to this shit?
Home and home, I'd rather this be our first true road game then other venues.
Why play a home and home with some midmajor? what do we get by going to Bradley?
Bradley is where Patrick Beilein was an assistant until this season, which is why we scheduled it.
Patrick, his son, was a director of basketball operations at Bradley but took the head coaching job at West Virginia Weslyan this year.
I guess I just never realized how prevelant this is in college basketball. It would be strange for Michigan to play a football game at a place like umass but i guess it different for basketball.
A solid early season road test.
We will face a mid-,major in the tournament and it won't be at Crisler. Young team getting experience playing a mid-major away from Crisler. Good move in my opinion. Also early experience in a hostile environment to get ready for the B1G.
by GRIII and Basket
We are killing them on the offensive boards. A pleasant change from years past when that just happened to us
Trey is trying to do too much today.
Yeah, he seems to have tunnel vision right now. Maybe he wasn't content not scoring in the first half of the past two games?
That was selfish ass possession by Burke. Weak shit
What more do you want???
He got a good shot
Why won't Burke pass on the last possesion before half ever?
UGLY half.. hope it gets better in the second
Wow we are sloppier than me after a 30 pack of old milwaukee.
Easy shots in this first half. Should be up by 15...
That last possession was puke.
This color guy is kind of hilarious. He does the usual name-drop stuff, but not super often, and he just talks out of his ass and has made me laugh multiple times. Which is a good thing because we're playing like crap and I should be upset.
The defense really needs fixed before the Big Ten starts.
Maybe it's just that I don't know a lot about basketball, but the D hasn't looked terrible to me. They are most surely getting some easy buckets down low, but they've also jacked up a few threes that have fallen after great defensive possessions. We have forced a quite a few TOs as well. It seems to me that the offense isn't capitalizing and making the easy shots they get.
Seriously bad defense today.
The only part of our defense that looks good is when our big men hedge ball screens. Everything else has been lazy as hell.
If you're guarding a wing, how can you let their point guard, who just picked up his dribble and has no options, simply flip the ball to the man you're guarding without trying to get the passing lane?
Our transition defense has looked awful today.
but morgan couldn't make a post shot to save his life.
we need to find a way to make inside shots to win this game and compete against lengthy teams that can limit outside shooters in the future
Only reason they are in the game still is all these crazy 3s they are hitting...UM pulls away soon.
has had problems all season. our offense hasn't played this poorly to date.
But do you guys feel like the winner of the Bama vs Georgia game will whip up on ND and SEC will win.....again?
Bama will because Saban is a great coach. UGANDA won't because Richt is not in the same league.
Is their coach Idi Amin?
Our big fellas still need some work around the basket. Lot of missed layups and putbacks, including several shots that should have just been dunks! Let's go, guys!
It's a testament to the team's talent that they can go into a hostile environment against a team making crazy shots, play like shit for a half, and still be ahead.
They need to settle down, tighten things up, and come out and blow Bradley out of the gym.
scores 1st TD to take 7-0 lead over Bama
Why is Alabama playing Georgia in Atlanta (a big city in Georgia) after the regular season before the Bowl season? Who scheduled that shit?
Let's see how often they bring up our loss there in 97.
Just like that game, however, we are playing mediocre at best right now.
Really loud here in Carver Arena. My biggest concern is 6/10 for free throws. Have to capitalize at the charity stripe.
Big men just miss too damn many.
coming down to earth after making like 99% of his midrange shots up til this game
It doesn't surprise me that we are playing down to Bradley's level in this game. After getting hyped up for a big game on Tuesday, it's not surprising that we are having a letdown. Lets just get out of this one with a W
ya they really had 3 big games in a row with Pitt, KSU, and then NC State.
THJ is having a rough day
What pissed me off is when a 6'10+ big man tries to bank a shot in from 2 feet rather than just dunking the ball, i mean com on!
like he's lost today
They're not falling right now but keep shooting, Tim!
Woo, foul trouble for Bradley!
Fouls starting to be a serious issue for Bradley.
Hit your effing shots!
getting open down low on the pick n' roll. that's promising at least
That is all.
Using Morgan so far in the second more than in the first
Only if he's got the clubs...
Stauskas = Money
my favorite player? i think he might be
If you leave him open he's going to drain it
You would think at some point teams would say "hey we may need to guard that Canadian guy."
Stauskas has ice in his veins, which is not surprising since he's Canadian.
I am shocked when Nik does not make a shot. The guy is beyond money!
stauskas doesn't know what a miss is
It's weird people haven't caught on that in transition Stauskas is the most dangerous option without the ball! Kid can't miss from that spot.
For Canadian Bacon, 3 pointers = Layups
Just to make things fair, if his 3's hit the rim it should be two points.
I'm happy to see my nickname creation catching on.
I'll try to get it on a sign for you next Saturday for the CBS game
That 1997 highlight looked like it was from 1967. I feel old.
Canadian Bacon taste more like ham....it still sizzles
Love Stauskas, only a frosh too
a mention of the 97 loss to bradley? DRINK
Anyone else think Steve Kerr is in Phoenix right now masturbating to Nik Stauskus?
wasn't thinking that.....at all, thanks for the awful imagery you brought up
welcome back timmy
Stop turning the ball over!
Morgan - that was an alley oop pass. Or at least it looked like that to me. Maybe bad decision by Trey too.
Note to team. Morgan doesn't have the raw athletisism for Alleyoops.
He is not a good 3 pt shooter, keeps getting lucky/
Bradley has made a ridiculous amount of chuck-it-up 3's
Bama down to the 5 and McCaron throws a pick.
Umm that was a charge.
unfortunately, that was the right call. GRIII got there late.
I can't say for sure, but I thought so in real time.
How many more times is Bradley going to drain a 3 with two seconds left?
Can someone tell Bradley that we're supposed to beat them by 15 and their chuck-em-up three point shots aren't supposed to go in? I think they missed the memo.
Bradley is staying in the game because of pure luck. Crawford is a miserable 3-point shooter yet is 2/3 so far, both of his makes really poor shots, one a freaking bank from straight away. Give me a break.
Also, Bruce Pearl needs to realize he is not Gus Johnson, and calm the fuck down.
Hardaway often looks like last year, not last last year. Does he have a time machine on the fritz or something?
There's how most of those 3's should be happening. They miss by 3 feet then make one by luck
Stauskas rules. How was he only rated a 50-100 player out of high school?
He doesn't have the AAU "flare" that ESPN and other recruiting sites like. He isn't going to jump out of the gym, or be the best athlete on the floor. He is a throwback player that can shoot the rock!
FEED THE CANUCK
a couple bad passes in this game after he jumps w/ no purpose. but he's keeping us ahead
Agreed. He seems to pick up his dribble and/or leave his feet a bit to hastily when he's not shooting.
might end up being our leading scorer when it's all said and done
So far weathering the storm.
I do like that THJr is hustling back on D.
Stauskas and Robinson look like the only two who want to play today.
i've made that shot hundreds of times
Trey is trying to force it. Dude needs to calm down and let others pick up where he is struggling today
take a step closer my man.
How many times will he take those deep threes.... and I feel like we were just talking about how he became much more pass-first focused this year
Did Bruce Pearl just say he wanted them to let that form tackle go?
He is still hurting from that ass kicking in the tourney 2 or 3 years ago...
Bruce Pearl's advice: don't let Trey Burke get off.
Let me take back my compliments to the color guy... he would've let that one go? Really? The guy stuffs Burke by slamming his arms down along with the ball?
LeVert in? Is that the first time this year? Last I knew we were going to try to preserve his redshirt...
finally finishes a good look, despite his best efforts to miss it
Fuckin' lucky shots!
his unabashed rooting for bradley is getting on my nerves at this point
promptly shuts bruce up
till he just got so upset about an obvious lane violation
If I were watching any other #3 in the country I would be rooting hardcore for Bradley. Then again, I'm not supposed to be unbiased.
Boo to that call. Boo I say.
looks like really nice player to me, the hell with redshirting, play the guys and just keep recruiting well, need depth for long season
a foul is a foul Pearl
THJ is a bad turnover machine today. That's got to be the 3rd or 4th time he's just lost the ball or had it ripped out of his hands
Always filling up the bucket.
i just want stauskas taking every shot ever
THJ has shitty game awareness today.
This color commentator's thought process:
Foul on Bradley = bad call
Foul on Michigan = awesome call
who knows the rules for basketball redshirt? I was expecting Levert to redshirt and was thinking it would be best for him and the team. Interesting to see him in already.
Is it just me or is Bruce Pearl making anyone else watch this on mute?
He's like a more annoying Vitale...which like *asplode*
Yeah, he doesn't get that less can be more. The last time I've beeen this annoyed with an announcer is when Dave O'Brien did the World Cup.
When are these T-shirts going to be made
Bradley's shooters look like they have terrible mechanics yet they're making nearly everything they're throwing up
he's finishing at the basket is really improved. and yes. stauskas is glorific
Why do several Bradley students have these?
Bad plumbing at the arena?
I wonder if the respect people have to give Stauskas for his 3 point shooting makes it easier for him to get those lanes for those underhand layups he loves to do
Who would have thought they could be so good at basketball?
What do you guys think of Michigan's uniforms? I personally love them.
It's actually using the maize color! Not the new neon yellow!
Neon instead of Maize, the piping on the shorts doesn't line up with the tops on everyone's uniform, the shoes are the wrong color blue and the white around the numbers is not traditional.
how you play down the stretch, good job boys!
I really like Nik. Can we keep him forever?
Stauskas gets to 20, looks like he'll be our leading scorer again. Guy is a stud.
he does it while shooting a high percentage!
Teams will have to start accounting for him.