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Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball Open Thread
Finally, a thread for an event people actually care about unlike the UFC.
Reporting in from Valparaiso, Chile.
Let's Go Blue!
It's almost 3 AM here in Rome, lets do this! Go Blue!!!
of my (sports conscious) lifetime. Can't wait until tipoff; grabbing a Shock Top End of the Word Wheat Ale to kick off the action.
Edit: What's the over under on open thread posts tonight? I'd bet the house on two threads totalling at least 750 comments, even with the liveblog.
WatchESPN app, if you have a TV company that supports it
I posted towards the end of the hoops open thread but thought it might get more eyes here. A prediction analysis of the rest of the B1G season.
That might be the wrong link...
Title looked right at first glance.
Michigan! Lets do this! Go Blue!
Les do diss!!!....GO BLUE. So pumped for this game ladies and gentleman, so pumped. Crackin' that first beer, North Coast Pranqster (Beglian Ale).
Edit: Hey Boo! I see you (my stalker) found me already! I've missed you..Keep trolling me!
What's the over/under on how many commercials ESPN stuffs into this game?
Bloomington will be LOUD. It's time to silence Assembly Hall.
Beat the Hoosiers!
Morgan just got his first foul for missing a layup in warmups.
So begins a brutal four game stretch. Time to live up to that #1 billing, boys
3-1 and they're in the pole position. 1-3 would be worrisome, but not game over.
Just cracked a Hopslam. Settled in for the game.
Oh God. Vitale.
Oh Indiana, you big banana, Oh Indiana, to hell with you. We will fight for our cream and coffee And the Honor of Old Purdue! At the altar, you always falter, And in battle, you're black and blue! Oh Indiana, Oh Indiana, Oh Indiana, TO HELL WITH YOU!!! ..... "Screw I.U.!"
Tom Crean's true personality shines through in that commercial.
I thought my boy Matt Painter was pretty good.
I haven't been this impatient for a night game since UTL. Ugh.
Will Morgan be available at all?
He warned up...
He is dressed.
A shot of jager and a couple Labatts to take the edge off. It's time to do the damn thing. Lets kick some ass!
Any VLC high quality streams available?
Unis look good.
Indiana already in the Bonus yet??
Hey, no uniformz
the focus and intensity.
Oh, come on refs, let 'em play!
Refs doing their job
This is some B.S
That home cooking
And so the fouls begin...
The first laughably bad foul call.
(Not the 2nd a second later)
Refs 2...Michigan 0
Exactly as i predicted all week
Nice feed Mcgary!
Fuck the refs (getting this out of the way now, save some repetitive typing later)
Two fouls in 38 seconds. Welcome to Assembly Hall.
rotations gotta tighten up.
Simply awful defense so far.
Jesus...IU on fucking fire
Embarassing defense. Just pathetic.
Damn, they are killing it from downtown.
There is a lot of get off my lawn in that crowd there.
Well, we're forcing shots and they're playing basketball.
Sorry, I don't care how bad defense is, it's ridiculous that they haven't missed a shot
Not sure I can take another hour and 45 minutes of Vitale.
We cant win if they cant miss...they are 4/4 beyond 3
Ugh, they can't miss
They can't miss!! Wrf
Zeller is the king of shuffling his feet down low.
We cant win if they cant miss...they are 4/4 beyond 3
has to crash the glass.
and capitilize on Hulls...I'm lookin' at you Nik
I think that's the plan: they're letting him do a lot. But he's, what 0-4 now?
Yes, they cant miss, but every shot has been wide open.
Doesn't matter. It's still ridiculous.
They can't keep this up. We'll get back in.
Jesus, they haven't missed a single shot....
Michigan player on the ground...jump ball. Indiana Player on the floor....foul on Horford...
Second time a held ball. Of course.
Wait. So that's a foul on us, but a jump ball for them?
not good...we need to slow this game down.
THJ is a terrible ball handler but for some reason he's the number two option...
Stauskas already driving me nuts..
This is how The OSU game started. They kept attempting NBA 3s and couldn't miss.
Will someone please fucking kill Dick Vitale? He's a fucking mouthbreathing moron who offers ZERO insight into anything.
How was that a jump ball? You have to give the player more than .25 seconds.
HOW THE FUCK IS THAT A JUMP BALL AND THE FIRST ONE WAS NOT?
Plenty of open looks but I agree, it's ridiculous they haven't missed yet.
Someone reassure me...
Good lord...They should come back to earth at some point. Granted like mentioned, they were wide open shots off of good ball rotation.
Yikes, this is how game at IU starts, even when they were awful. We've always managed to come back and make a game out of it and I expect the same tonight.
I do remember coming back down 20 at halftime to win it.
How the hell did Wisconsin beat these guys?
This is not the game for him to be bringing the ball up the court. Trey just needs to keep us in the game until the calvary comes..,
All week I told people what was coming. All week the youngsters laughed and said I was just being a "homer".
Welcome to playing at Assembly Hall kids. Where it's 8 against 5 every game.
No one should say anything....it's like that everywhere! Really!
I'm having 'Nam-like flashbacks of the first 10 minutes of the OSU game. Only difference is that Indiana's offense is legit, so you can't assume they're going to nearly shoot their way out of the game like the Buckeyes did.
Indiana on pace for about 150 points.
Calm down keep within 10 through the initial burst.
WHY IS BURKE ON THE BENCH?
Hooray, they missed and only got two points.
there we go
Hey, we got a call!
Staukus needs to shake the jitters and hit some threes. Can't have another Ohio game. We need to get GR3 going as well.
How is that not a foul on Zeller?
How is that not a foul on Zeller?
Is like bball's Brent Musburger. do not enjoy.
how did they not call a foul on zeller hurdeling over burke?
the fucking traveler, what BS
I would love to see a shot chart for both teams. They hit all their threes. We miss every shot at the rim.
he is altering every shot near the basket. just throwing up acrobatic prayers when near the rim.
Had Stauskas wide open and doesn't dish.
Defense is pathetic
Where is the fucking defense?
sleepwalking out there on both ends of the court
Well damn. I ain't even mad.
Our guys weren't ready for this game.
Bullshit. They're just not as good as we thought.
Bullshit. We've seen them make the shots they're missing.
Not in a hostile environment against a great team.
Vs top teams in B1G and yet to understand you take out the crowd w defense. OSU and IU both getting easy looks. They'll be fine, but this isn't how it is done...burying yourself early and scrambling back all game
I know his heart is in the right place but Vitale makes me want to mute the tv already.
Dick Vitale has ruined college basketball. Spent the better part of the 90's loudly telling kids how great they were just to make a name for himself. The kids believed it and left early and now, 1 and done is the norm for great players.
That's enough LeVert for one night
Shot clock was at 3. He was the only one who noticed.
There was no time on the clock.
Trey needs to sloooowwwww down.
Dick Vitale is diarrhea.
How many freaking shots can we miss? How many freaking lay-ups can we miss? Why can we not catch fire in these big games?
shoot the fucking ball over Hulls dude, come on
Michigan has to work on starting out better
They're killing us with the fast break...they don't wait around at all. IF Michigan makes a basketball they need to sprint back on defense MUCH faster.
Zeller can do no wrong in Assembly. He is a foul machine and travels nearly every time he moves in the post.
This is young players looking like young players. Burke is hesitant, the freshman are standing around. These are the type of game last year where Novak or Stu would step up and calm things down.
9-2 in Rebounds.
Every time there is a football or basketball game and we start slow 40% of the people on this board are pessimistic cry babies. Why do you even watch the game? It's a long game, and we are still in it. #hail #goblue
When is the last time we won a big road game? It's getting absurd at this point.
Indiana has been insanely lucky so far. They have also played an awful schedule. They won't play road game against a legit team until game #23 against Illinois. They will lose at least 3 of their conference road games, possibly more.
fuck this. i am going to get hammered and just remember beating sparty like a rented mule at the Joe tonight.
LeVert getting something going
Is a very tough place to play, just like Columbus. Not surprising to me that Michigam's got the deer in headlights look given how young of a team we have. This is why I didn't like their chances tonight. Thankfully the tournament takes place on neutral courts rather than this kind of a nightmare.
Hes clearly hurt...
The good news is that no games in the tournament are played at Assembly Hall so I like our chances there
When is Robinson going to get involved??!??
Ferrell with his 2nd foul.
This is an eerily similar start to the OSU game.....
they didn't let Yogi get away with that
Getting killed on the glass..
Umm that was a charge...
Come on refs, don't be afraid of the home crowd.
Vitale needs to go away.
Assembly Halls refs in full effect, unreal.
Holy shit...is it too much to ask to GET BACK ON DEFENSE FASTER?
WTF? These are horrid calls.
Robinson got fouled so hard there
No call on that!?
No foul there?!?!?!? MY GOD!!!!!!
another missed foul
Watch zeller in the paint on D. Sits there for 10 seconds with no whistle
Someone should blow a whistle on you for not knowing the rules of college basketball.
this aint the nba....there is no defensive 3 seconds in college ball. Do you mean on offensive?
No, no, no. It's like this everywhere. Havent you been reading the board?
Hardaway's feet were set damnit!
Michigan's defense isn't great but how do you play D when doing so is a foul?
Blatant foul on that GRIII shot.
Robinson gonna need a rape kit after that non call..
I like that the whole starting lineup dunks
Good defense those last possessions
charge! about damn time
Sould be the 3rd charge so far...
Midplay Super Bowl picks...
Threes need to start falling
Foul away from the ball... About freaking time.
This starting slow thing really doesn't work well playing good teams on the road.
We've been doing it a lot the past few years. Seems to be a hallmark of these teams.
only down 11 for such an abyssmal start
Michigan survived the early emotion. They need to start chipping away now.
The frustrating thing is how we just mentally collapse. We have the talent to beat this team, but everyone is just trying to do way too much individually.
I love Burke, but I haven't seen a better all around player this year than Oladipo.
True. But his defense is unreal and he really played well against Sparty last week.
If we don't win, we can't blame it on the Refs (so far).
Well, we seem to have survived the initial onslaught. If we can keep it under 8 or so at halftime we've at least given ourselves a chance. Also, Oladipo might be the best player in the country. Incredible all-around NBA skillset
This game is calming down, Trey is taking charge and the rest of the team is following
and just run our sets. We're getting killed on the glass.
the hell with rebounds!
game is not over, need to play a half court game and we got this
After this we have 2 more difficult road games. Indiana has 5. They are going to get crushed when they hit the road. You can't play your entire season basically at home with a few easy road games and net smacked when you actually play someone on the road
Stauskas is absolutely killing us.
Eventually they will start to fall
He's NOT back.
You are a giant baby and I'd love to see you repeat some of things you say here to the faces of our basketball players. You'd piss your pants like the troll you are.
Go eat a salad and hug a tree.
Just remember how young this team is. We'll be fine.
Burke... he's so amazing
Tom Crean is a douchebag. His team is getting every call, hitting every shot, raping Michigan every time on the defensive end, and he still has the gall to get pissed and bitch when a blatant travel is called on Oladipo.
You're a prick, Crean. Get a real haircut.
take contol. hulls stinks.
WTF, zeller flopping around
Why the hell wasn;t that ref watching the ball like he should have been?
How was that not a foul? Burke got mauled!
Burke is really forcing on some of these possessions.
Burke just got hammered
We're lucky that Indiana keeps turning it over when we do
Its right there.
only down 7, Burke is trying to do too much
Can someone get Burke a helmet and shoulderpads...
and now IU is having trouble shooting. They started 6 for 6 and 4 for 4 from behind the arc, and we're still only down 7. Feeling great right now
When he said to them "you play like you start off down ten on the road" they thought you actually need to spot them ten on the road.
Indiana is coming back to Earth. Time for Michigan to turn it on! Burke trying too do too much though. Play as a team!
Beilein's the king of the under the basket inbound play.
Nice slam off the inbounds pass.
Glenn, you there? Paging Mr. Robinson!
1-7 from 3 is not going to cut it. Stauskas and Hardaway need to make some of these.
Gotta take advantage of those open looks
Never thought wed miss so many wide open 3's
Horford is so much better than Morgan. Damn his knees.
Tom Creen creeps me out. He should own a beet farm, or steal my identity... Either way it's fitting
that was a 2 I think
That was so blatant, but it all worked out with Horford's block.
It would be nice to be in the bonus though.
Nice block by Horford and a nice bucket by Stauskas!
<3 these guys
Guys Robinson will get his looks he is the only one playing hard defense.
Disagree. He's been very lazy on several possessions.
Defense is playing tough now, I like it
Robinson is just standing around on both ends of the floor.
Not on the defensive end!
That was a 3...
We won't get it though
Actually, that was a good call on the kick ball. I freaked for a second when I thought they called a really early jump ball.
Did they only give Stauskas a two?
Pretty sure it'll go 3
We'll find out after the break. They are reviewing it but ya they gave him a two for now.
review kept it at 2. this game is giving me tourettes
...Don't kick anyone in the head.
Sure are a whiney bunch
We're doing well for IU not missing a shot for the first five minutes. Just need to keep chipping away at this lead.
gotta love how these guys are fighting for it
Hannah Davis is attractive
DirecTV Genie girl.
Wow Indiana has nine turnovers? Sure doesn't seem like it.
I'm predicting we tie it up last in the second half and the game goes down to the wire
We just gotta start hitting our shots man. Stauskas needs to step up and do some 'not just a shooter' stuff.
Is GR3 playing in this game?
Tough game, we're battling..only down by 8 and not even playing our best baskebtall yet. Lets go blue.
Has Robinson taken a shot yet? Lottery pick?
The difference is Indiana hitting nearly all their 3's...that and some pretty lame D.
For those complaining about the rebounding, what can you do when Indiana has only missed 6 shots all game? Offensive rebounds are 2-2
So we have the same number of OReb even though we have way more misses...
That was 3!
Stauskas, how do you miss that???
Can't miss wide open shots.
Get Nik off the floor.
Shooters need to keep shooting.
Yeah, he got raped from behind and didn't get the call.
Wrong comment reply. Awesome.
Stauskas doesn't miss that often. Not the best game to go cold.
WIDE OPEN THREES! WOW
Holy shit Stauskas
Come on Nick you got to hit those wide open 3's!
Damn Canadians and their funky spelling!
come on Stauskas, you are better than this
1-6. no chance if that continues.
If Zeller goes in the top 10 who ever drafts him needs to be immediately fired.
Two big games two ice colds for Nik
If Zeller goes in the top 10 who ever drafts him needs to be immediately fired.
Boy if one or two 3s would fall. They're open
Why no make 3s against top 1 teams?!!
Hopefully this will be a good learning experience for him later on down the road. Right now, the moment looks too big for him.
USE THE SQUARE HARDAWAY
I thought Stauskus was back?
Should have left that one off for McGary
Evidently Canadians get too nervous in big games
Just ice cold.
Make open shots!!
MAKE YOUR FUCKING SHOTS
I feel like all the 3's except for the last Stauskas shot are going long....a little too amped up still?
Not like GRIII was pushed or anything
must have got some coaching from hoke on that fumble recovery.
Can we buy a basket?
GR3...tackled and can't hang on to the ball. Someone needs to tell him to carry it high and tight. Get Mike Hart to work with him...
We're living and dying by the 3 too much. Chip away with 2's
Robinson got maul...no call after no call
How can we be this flat? We've missed wide open shots and layups.
How many layups can we possibly miss?
That would've been a huge bucket.
Or Joe Dumars.
Or both in a murder-suicide.
I spit out my drink laughing at that comment!
Zeller is going to get killed in the NBA. He's used to everything going his way and getting every call, but in the Association he's gonna get worked by guys just as big and talented as him.
Jesus - can we make a damn layup????
Fuck that rim. Srlsly
Offensive rebounds, how I miss you.
Trey came from Columbus? I didn't know Dick
Holy crap, that's a lot of those head signs
Amazing we are only down eight.
I wish he would finish strong and stop coasting to the side. I know he may get called for a charge now and then, but Hardaway needs to make the defender think twice about challenging his shot