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Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball Open Thread
Dang nothing is dropping, even if we hit half the wide open 3's this is a close game.
How the hell are we missing such good shots?
Please take Stauskas off the floor.
And put who in?
Michigan just has to keep it within 2 or 3 possessions going into the 2nd half.
Good stuff, Mitch!
Stauskas...this is ridiculous
MCGARY ALL DAY BABY!!!!!!!!!
Terrible perimeter defense followed by terrible box out. Not good.
Ok that was a pretty nice put back by Zeller.
Burke is magic at the buzzer
OK, that was impressive by Zeller...
He stayed behind the three point line!
Thank God for Trey Burke, because our freshman are a disaster right now.
OH BOY!!!!!!!!! what a half!
And we make THAT shot?
only down 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES! ABSOLUTELY EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED BEFORE HALF!
Please vote this REDUNDANT...Dick Vitale is making this game absolutely horrible to watch!!
weathered the storm, proud of our team
IN YOUR FACE!!!
BAD ASS BURKE!
in the first half and down just 4. i will take it. confidence is building.....
And down 4 at half. Fuck you Indiana.
I like our chances.
Not bad after the disastrous start.
Thank god!! We needed that three. Only down by four, McGary playing great tonight, definitely in this game.
Dayum!!! That was from the fucking parking lot. I see you Trey.
Shooters like Stauskas have to have no memory like a goalie does. Just keep shooting. Only down 4 and everything went right for Indiana.
Exactly. He's wilting in the moment, but he has the stuff to come up big. Just needs to keep at it and find it in him.
Indiana shots 56% and 5-10 from 3, Michigan shoots 39% and 2-11 from 3, and we're down 4...on the road
Then it's the complete opposite for McGary. He really helped us rally against OSU and here he is again doing it tonight. And Burke is...well.....he's kind of good I hear.
McGary is a boss!!
What an animal
Down by 4 and we played too hyper. I'll take it.
To go 3-5 in the second half and/or get Timmy/GRIII involved and we escape with a win.
The key to the second half is getting Stauskas and Robinson going. Trey and Timmy basically single handedly are keeping us in this game.
Mitch is doing a great job, too
I agree Stauskas should keep shooting, but at some point, give another guy a chance, especially given Levert's respectable defense.
Should be down 3 right now since they robbed Stauskas.
I'm feeling pretty good about the second half. Just got to tighten up on the defense a little more. The offense is coming around. Get Nik to hit a couple 3's and we got this!
Siiiiickkkkk. We On. Haven't been reading comments but can only imagine. We lookin' good people. Mitch's defense has been awesome!
Well there's one good thing about the second half. We get to shoot at the basket that lets all the 3's in.
I hate that B1G refs make me wonder more about how they are going to call the game in the 2nd half than the adjustments we need to make
Stauskas 1-8 (13%)
Rest of team 13-27 (48%)
Time to find out what kind of poise he has to rebound from that half
If you'd told me we'd shoot like shit, Indiana would be on fire from long range, but we'd be down four at half, I'd have called you an idiot homer. Wow.
How was the Stauskas shot not a 3? Sure looked like it from the replay.
I said when we were down 11 at the 8 minute timeout that we'd weathered the storm and the goal should be to finish the half down by less than 8. That shot by Burke was HUGE. It really seems like we are the better team
Good grief, if Stauskas can hit a shot or two, we'll pull away.
And we're winning by 6-7.
Burke and McGary are carrying us, Stauskas has to make a shot.
Well shit I hope he does say the word "ask" then.
This game has the same vibe as the O$U game, if we can eliminate horrible starts I think we are easily the best in the land.
O$U, come on man. Quit it.
Really impressed by McGary. If everyone brought his effort on the defensive end...
I think Burke and GR3 are doing a fine job themselves
This game has been OSU like, a major difference is we came back sooner before the half.
IU's shooting had to die down at least a little. Nik and Glen need to start scoring to offset the refs letting Zeller to whatever the hell he wants. And pray that IU's 3 point shooting goes down in the second half.
I haven't been posting in this thread...and I won't in the 2nd half either.
But I was literally misty eyed in the pre-game.
Guys, think about the last time Michigan played in a game that matter THIS much?
This is awesome. Everyone in the nation is watching this game and MICHIGAN is playing.
We're more than relevant again...we're elite.
This is so much fun, I miss caring THIS much. I miss being nervous before games.
Thanks to this team, we have that back. GO BLUE!
Awesome, if only you could give this pep talk to the players!
Best post in this thread....so true.
Down 4 not bad after the start we had. GRIII has to get more involved offensively in 2nd half. He only has two shots.
I expected UI to get on fire at some point, but man, I did not expect us o just miss so many open shots and lay-ups. Just make your shots and we're winning.
Isn't looking so bad right now.
Weird how Miami lost to Indiana State and Florida Gulf Coast.
I guess they must be the only good team ever to lose a game they should have won.
Funny how that basketball thing works
Miami looks to be a very, very good team.
Burke's three was huge. I'll take it, only down by four points.
FG% - 40.0% (14-35)
3PT% - 18.2% (2-11)
FT% - 100% (2-2)
FG% - 53.8% (14-26)
3PT% - 50% (5-10)
FT% - 60.0% (3-5)
The three pointers and the rebounding have been huge thus far. Some second-chance shots and the odd three-pointer would be nice adjustments, but we're definitely not out of it. There is no game on Michigan's schedule which is not winnable.
I think Indiana's shooting will cool down in the second half, but they will also stop turning the ball over so much. We need to stop relying on the 3 so much and keep up the good defense that was starting to be played at the end of the half.
Hulls needs a haircut
Awesome way to shut up the Indiana crowd going into halftime Burke!
Michigan started cold, but they rallied and came back FAST! Down 4 at half is really good for how the game went. Indiana was FLAWLESS to start the game 4/4 from three not missing any shots holy shit.
Michigan wins this game by a little because they fixed their mistakes and rallied earlier than after the half. Book it.
IU won't turn it over so often in the second half, but they won't shoot as well either. We won't shoot so poorly. Stauskus has to come off the bagel. Play D, don't foul, we win.
This team always comes out with a run at the beginning of the second half. They already have the momentum here. Get GRIII or Stauskas an open look that goes down, and we'll roll.
In that game we couldn't even GET a shot let alone MAKE a shot.
We played terrible. Turning the ball over, poor execution, etc.
Stop comparing this game because it's not even close.
If we make 3 of the 3's that we missed, this goes from being an "decent" half to a GREAT half.
We played much better, IU was just ridiculous for the first 8 minutes. You can't help that...we have the potential to do the same thing. Hopefully we do in the 2nd half. But we actually played well. Even when we were down 15, we weren't playing that bad. Agaisnt OSU we played awful until halftime.
Good point. I never thought we were playing terribly today - you just kind of shrug your shoulders when a team is shooting like that. Sure, the defense wasn't great but some of those 3s were pretty tightly contested.
Against OSU we seemed completely dead for about 30 minutes and we turned the ball over way more than we ever do. Some of that is credit to their perimeter defenders which I think are the best in the country, but it mainly comes down to focus.
Jalen wants Robinson at the 3 spot on Oladipo.
You have to give credit where it is due . . . the Refs are not taking over the game with homer calls. Good job so far.
You're not aware of basketball rules and regulations then. We all wish it was the case, but in the first 30 seconds there was a foul on Burke and 2 on Stauskas and no call.
Fouls "against" them...
Refs will always make mistakes and miss calls. What they are not doing is getting carried away with the excitement of the crowd . . . calling showtime charges and the like.
With Valentine, on primetime, you always have to be thinking he's going to make it about him. But this has been an AWESOME game.
Michigan just has to make shots. 0-9 from 3 from everyone but Burke? Think if we make 3 of those...
Oh I don't know. They had a hand in IU's early run and they stole a point from Stauskas.
I agree with you there. I was PISSED after Michigan had two fouls in the first 45 seconds, but after that it really did even out.
I was really worried about the refs, but I will give credit where is do, they are calling it fair so far.
Win or lose this game, as long as we learn from it and apply those lessons during March all is well.
...and I think we play IU in the B1G Championship game and in the Final Four or National Championship.
I think these are the best 2 teams in the country. Florida right there.
We already took this class in Columbus. Schools over.
Michigan just needs to hit some of their threes and get some rebounding.
Yay, made layup!
Burke is a God of basketball.
Zeller has been the one player that is keeping Indiana in this.
Refs are being pretty fair this game, I'll give them that.
Zeller finds himself wide open more than any player I've ever seen. Every Indiana game I watch he gets easy dunks.
Get Hull in foul trouble.
Get Hull in foul trouble.
Zeller is tall. That's it. He's kind of a puss.
is more than just a shooter.
God that is one horrid haircuit from Hulls.
Come on Nik!
Just what Stauskus needed.
Confidence Nik, confidence
New ball game...
Hope those free throws get Nik going.
Reboot starting the same way the game did :(
need better paint D
Who cares about that foul
Weak side defense is terrible. We are so slow at rotating. That's where we get beat.
Maybe the refs are giving Michigan a few calls
Where's the D!!
bring in McGary please
Hold the damn ball tim
Walk on that steal..
Can someone explain why Indiana has a man wide open every single possession.
Not that you would understand.
GRIII needs to wake up. Alright 2nd half...LETS GO BLUE!!!
Shooting too many 3's
Hardaway gone for awhile....
Here come the fouls again.
Bullshit foul against THJ.
Game was getting too close, refs had to get it back under control.
Not the way they are shooting threes.
The 1-3-1 is designed to stop the 3 point shot. You have 3 defenders on the perimeter.
We get lost on defense so much, rotation is too slow, we are caught chasing way too much.
Getting to hyper on the offensive end again.
We're gonna get buried again at this rate. We can't play D tonight
D has been fine; no worse than all year. Nut they're knocking down their shots we can't make ours.
D has been fine? HUH?
Need to be careful here, especially with Hardaway out with 3 fouls. Paging GRIII!
STOP SHOOTING 3'S!!
Pathetic sequence there.
With one shot!
Getting killed on the boards
Getting killed in FG%
Well this is getting out of hand in a hurry...
Just like the OSU game. Work so hard to get it even and then fall apart again.
Why do we stop driving in big games?
Zeller is swatting everything in the paint.
LeVert looks lost.
The Hobbit hits a trey. Bad times.
This is exactly how we got into that hole in the first place. Too much individual work on offense, no effort on defense.
getting outplayed by hulls. what a damn joke. it's the difference in this game.
Man I despise Vitale.
Indiana still shooting 58% from the field
Michigan....still shooting 40%
Quit jacking it from NBA range.
This really is a condensed version of the OSU game...all the way down to giving up a big run after finally tying the game. Indiana with 9 straight, OSU scored 6 straight
Has been absolutely horrible tonight. Way too much scrambling on close outs, losing our guys in transition, slow rotation. Defense wins games on the road, until we figure that out, we won't win against quality teams away from Chrysler...
Jesus, we're shooting like 20% from 3, many of them wide open. That's the problem. What did you think was going to happen with the D against a good offense?
Teams shoot well? Because they are left open. If you can't see that our rotations are slow, and that we have been chasing all game and want to continue to think we can out score everybody, you are going to be pissed quite a bit over the next 2 months. The defense must play better. The weak side defense as well as defending any screen has not been good. Need a UFR for this game and it would be very evident.
This same thing happend at the end of the OSU game right when we got back in it. Just stopped doing everything that got us back in it.
I will admit that I am a homer. I think they foul us everytime and we never foul them. That being said one thing that drives me crazy is when the call actually is somewhat questionable, ie Hardaway's last one, they NEVER show the replay!
is a game of runs. Just make sure IU doesn't get too far out in front.
Plus, home court advantage is almost ridiculous in NCAABB. The refs choke on the whistle for the visitors and call everything for the home team.
Their coach is a douchebag
Tommy Crean is a clown. A fool.
M can't buy a basket.
Burke giveth and Burke taketh away.
I don't know. He was open that last three. There is just a lid on the bucket for us tonight.
Burke is becoming a black hole...stopped looking to dish and trying to take over the game by himself.
That is becuase he is the only one that looks like they want to play. Everyone else is standing around.
It's what defines a star.. Taking over games when the team needs it most.
Stupid pointless turnover
Go to the hoop, go to the hoop, go to the hoop!
The only time we can get an offensive rebound, we immediately turn it over.
I'm sick of wide open threes!!!
Get mcgary working inside again. It opens everything up and that's how we cut the lead the first time. It'll be fine.
How do you jack a 3 like that coming out of a timeout to stem a 9-0 run? This is where I have to keep reminding myself that we have a very young team. Growing pains happening right now. Oh well, this still beats every road game from 1999-2007.
ummm... obligatory "Stauskas is not just a shooter"!!!
Our cold streak from 3 has to end eventually, right?
Not this game it looks like
Just...just....make a damn shot
We need to get the ball into the paint if we want any shot of coming back....shots just arent falling from outside
IU might as well just put 5 guys on Burke.
We need to do like the Hoosiers did to us years ago in '93
An stop just depending on Burke. He has too much pressure on him right now. Maybe he should sit for a minute..:
The problems are all mental right now. The Burke 1 v 1 offense is not what we do best.
Ticky tac calls.
That kind of play drives me crazy. You get your hand on the ball but he recovers. You get super overagressive because now you think you can steal the ball and you foul.
Keep going inside. McGary is playing hard
Can someone force Vitale to shut his fat face?
Refs calling the ticky tack crap on each side
is playing like a vet.
They're walking all over the place!
M is great on fast breaks
NOT JUST A SHOOTER
Not just a shooter!!!
Not just a shooter...Vitale version
Stauskas not just a jump shooter....drink!
"He's not just a shooter!"
He's not just a shooter!
McGary's pretty stealth for such a big body.
did you get a good look at that watford dunk? wake up!
"Not just a shooter."
Need some D
Such a weak foul. Refs starting to take control.
Not just a stationary jump shooter.
Why doesn't Burke just let him go to the hoop?
Bring in Albrecht!
THJ! Needed that
Just let Hardaway shoot.
Walk and a charge in the same play.. That kid walks every time he touches the ball.
Yup. Their team has been walking all night.
"He's angry when he goes to the hoop!"
I don't care who you're cheering for, this is an amazing game of college basketball
If the 3s start to fall...
If they haven't yet, I wouldn't expect them to now.
Let's make a run here!
Ugh Burke and Hardaway with 3 fouls.....glad we are back down 4 with the ball but we've gotta no margin for error especially with Burke likely sitting a few minutes
Getting great looks at the rim. Nik has to calm down when he gets open bc he has had some open looks that he makes 9/10 times.
we fight. Ill take this team anyday of week.
Momentum be crazy!
Ballsy play taking the charge with 3. Love the fundamentals of this team.
Because he made, like 1 three?
Are we going to see an all-freshman Albrecht, Levert, Stauskas, GR3, McGary lineup at some point just so ESPN can point it out 1000 times?
make this a one possesion game here
keep going at the hobbit. apparently he is the only hoosier that can be called for fouls.
Gotta gamble and leave Burke in with 3. There's no room for a dropoff in talent.
Wow, Horford really made a great play there
money board by horford
Refs are calling absolutely everything right now.
These late calls are pissing me off.
Monster rebound by Horford, and I'm happy as shit he made the putback, but where in the fuck is the foul!?!?!
Horford got mugged.
Here comes smooshface zeller
Damn that 3rd foul on Burke was huge.
We can't foul every time we play defense
Gotta go both ways ref
they call traveling on our guy
Seriously fuck these refs.
Lucky IU missed that 3, wasn't getting back on D.
Should have been a 3 second call and a walk on Oladipo.
doing nothing out there.
Gotta get more movement. Those last two possessions were unacceptable.
Their unforced turnovers are really keeping us in this game.
Burke's footwork is unprecedented
He doesn't have anything on my step back.
Wow! Mcgary got mugged!!!
Man IU is beating UM down the floor. Nice TO by IU there.
the damn foul!
How is GRIII scoreless?
Announcers don't know what they're talking about
That was a fould on ROBINSON? ARE YOU KIDDING?
Love me some Burke but he's gotta stay away from hero ball...
Finally, a loose ball foul on Indiana.
I was gonna say... there's no way that was a foul on Robinson
Robinson punched in the face..announcers shocked that foul is on Indiana...
Announcers can't belive the call was on IU either.
Wanted to call that on us.
Burke needs to stop insisting on winning this game himself.
Burke is getting wild.
Wow, that would have been one of the most ridiculous dunks ever.
dayum. thunderous miss
Highlight joke! Negative 2
Holydipo that would have been ridiculous.
It can't be a coincidence that whenever one of our main freshmen go scoreless we have a game like this. Need to get GR3 involved.
Burke needs to let them in the game.
Woulda coulda shoulda Akon...
this broadcast, my god.
Wide open guys on weak side and on cuts and dribbles to a step back.
Oladipo has damn monkey arms...he reminds me of Eso Akuune but fast and better shooter...so basically the way he runs
You could break your hand on that. Worth it to be a badass I guess.
This is why I don't think he is ready for the association yet. He needs to learn to distribute the ball in big games like this.
No one cares about distribution in the nba.
Jesus, we just need to hit our shots
Anyone else thing the direct tv genie isn't legal age yet?
The one and only Ace:
Nice of the refs to not call Horford getting his arm grabbed so he could make an improbable layup.
does that look michael? DOES THAT LOOK LIKE MICHAEL? die dick vitale
It's amazing M is even in this game.
Prettiest use ever
Why is GRIII still in this game? He's not playing well at all and compounding the problem it doesnt look like he's going all out for some reason. IMO Coach B needs to sit him down for a bit. Talent or no talent he doesnt have it tonight.
You been watching the Cav's lately? Kyrie Irving has become my favorite player.
Run a play for a backdoor layup. No more Iso please.