i think they can or else they wouldn't be 6-0
Michigan vs. Bradley mens basketball open thread
Giving up 11 straight to Bradley is not closing games out.
This team needs to learn how to put teams away....for this though, a great game for us...a true teaching game
6 times this game. Unacceptable!
Criticizing ThJ when he has a bad game is apparently frowned upon on this site...
Again this team is having trouble dropping the guillotine on teams late in the game. I hope this cleans up by B1G time.
why do we keep doing this at the end of games? i want to win games by 15 damn it
So much for that extra practice time they devoted to closing out games. Ugly.
when the action is going on in the court, don't fucking pan the camera over to the benches or crowd, mmkay?
... We gotta get our ducks in a row.
Stauskas should have shot that
You tell 'em, coach!
that was a layup for him. take the open shot when you have it. that's why we're struggling.
We are really sloppy and the defense is probably going to be average at best this year, its almost like we play a lot of freshman. But seriously we are going to lose at least one game on the road to a team nowhere near us on talent, I predict it will be iowa.
We don't plat at Iowa this year.
Well damn, maybe it will happen at home but there is going to be a game that we cough up a lead and lose a game we should win, hopefully its not an important one.
play for the ball my ass
Surprise surprise, Pearl doesn't think the foul was intentional
no wonder why Bruce Pearl doesn't coach basketball anymore.. he sucks and stupid
These refs just cant agree on anything now can they.
I just don't understand the late game sputter. It's like they just say "fuck it, we're up 15". Besides obvious attitude issues, it gonna kill us in the B1G
They definitely are starting to act like they just deserve to win vs. playing all the way through the game. Hope Belien chews some butt after this game as they just keep losing focus every time they could close it out and make stupid turnovers.
11 straight by Bradley. WTF???
and now we were up 15 with like 5:00 to go and let Bradley storm back in while we derp around for a few minutes
Come on, that was a break away foul earlier, shoulda been our ball the other way and where is our defense?
Hardaway god lord do something positive, for the 2nd consecutive game we're crapping the bed down the stretch.
Does anyone know if the Bradley crowd is leaving?
No, they're still there.
No and they chant overrated?
I think it was at burke, not the team in general
I love this team. They play hard and smart all 35 minutes of the game.
Why the hell do we just run clock late in games. Score. Score score. Who gives a shit about running clock. Keep doing what you are doing. They did the same thing against NC State too. Burke needs to take charge.
Every Bradley student they have shown has really bad acne. I wonder if they use corn oil as face moisturizer in central Illinois...
The cheerleaders weren't half bad
...To look at all the ugly Bradley students. Let the pain end! Close this out!
give the ball to Nik he is the best free throw shooter
I blame the guy who posted the preview about how horrible Bradley's 3-point shooting was for how close this game is.
Stauskus had 10 times the potential, Shurna wished he could drive and dribble as well, and Staustus' jumper actually is fundamentally correct, future 1st round pick vs. Big Ten average player
That's dumb. Shurna was all big ten. I dont think there games are at all alike bit Shurna was far from an average Big 10 player
With youth comes a lack of merciless, killer instinct. Once they let a game slip through their hands (which I hope it doesn't come to that), they'll take a new approach to the end of games.
We are having some serious issues closing out games. Beilein needs to address this or its going to cost us more than a few wins this year.
fucking foul, come on guys
no way that ref could see if Nik fouled there... these refs suck
There it is.... why..... worst chant in sports
Disagree. I contend that you suck is the worst chant in sports.
Too many sloppy, lazy possessions on both sides of the ball, but especially on offense. Too many times Burke and THJ dribbled into traffic with no clue. Too many disinterested defensive sequences. A seeming lack of focus down the stretch, allowing Bradley to claw their way back into the game. JB will no doubt let the guys know of his unhappiness with that level of play.
However, it's always tough to win on the road so any victory over a decent team in their house is a good one. This game felt like a B1G road game with Bradley's home crowd. Learn and move on to the next one!
I am kinda glad that we are having trouble here...I would rather we struggle away in the non-conference so we can learn how to fight at the end of the game. I don't want this team to learn how to finish games in the B1G schedule