Delaware is not very good and they just about beat KState. Hope we dominate them. Would help take some of the stank coming from Iowa City off my mind.
Michigan vs. Kansas State mens bball NIT season tipoff final open thread
iowa stank big time and Neb is about as lucky of a team as I've ever seen, SMH
Add Notre Dame to that list
As far as I am concerned...ND is the list
Think how Oregon feels. Dominate the whole year, lose once and now have to have someone else determine your conference hopes!
considering the outcome of this Pitt game and how Delaware took KSU down to the wire.
Go Blue!!! Beat KSU and
Lets not fall into this what other teams are doing to the teams we played or how other teams are playing against certain teams. Remember we underestimated Pitt based of what they did against Oakland.
Speak for yourself. I take no one lightly. In basketball, a hot shooting night vs a cold shooting night by the opponent and just about anyone can be upset.
I don't know how bad Delaware is, but I think it's clear that the win over Pitt will only look better and better as we get closer to March.
Pitt has looked good in all their games played so far. That will be a quality win that could vault us to a # 1 seed.
No they haven't. They were down by 18 against Oakland. It took free throws with 10 seconds left in the game for them to tie it and send it to OT where they won.
Pssssht...#1 seed? That game is going to vault us all the way to the final four!
We were declared National Champs. The rest of the season has been cancelled. This thread is moot.
If Michigan gets a #1 seed, I'll eat my hat. We're good, but I can easily see 6 or 7 teams who will probably have more impressive resumes when it's all said and done.
At least our destiny is in our own hands. Provided the B1G stays as impressive as it does throughout the year, if win the conference, there's a very good chance of a number 1 seed. We won't need a lot of help, just win.
No doubt. I'm a bit skeptical of that - have this feeling that IU and OSU won't quite live up to their billing, but nonetheless the B10 winner will probably get a #1 seed.
anything is possible with this team, anything but less than a 4 seed!
yes, I have my homer glasses on, but honestly we are a very good team, with a good coach, and our conference will push these guys hard... NC state is next.. tuesday!
That sounds so....permanent.
Let's remind Bruce Weber why he's no longer coaching in the Big Ten. Take 'em to the woodshed fellas.
We'll get rid of those awful "We On" shirts.... How I long for the days of Nike.
Does Stauskas get the start today?
I really hope those are not the announcers for this game...
Could be Spielman doing the game.
I really liked the announcers at the Maui Invitational. They did the second Marquette game. Really solid, but can't figure out who they were.
I was nervous about this game, but then I realized Frank Martin is no longer K-State's coach. Even then, the nervousness was mostly based on my fear that Frank Martin would murder someone live on national TV.
Ugh I like 80% of our starting lineup.
Vogrich guarding his doppelganger.
by Trey, let's whoop these guys
Come on bros.
Slow start. Let's go, blue!
Both teams tearing it up on offense...
Did GRIII ask Braylon for that #1 Jersey?
Ark just scored a TD on LSU to make it 17-10...go JLS
Pam Ward? Is that you?
Why is this woman on p the announcing crew? She is adding nothing.
KSU is really overplaying on the outside. I bet the backdoor cuts would be there.
Nik needs to start for his shooting
He's a defensive liability right now. He had to be subbed for offense-defense at the end of the last game. I think he'll get there, but he's still a true frosh and Vogrich has become a pretty good defender. He'll start until that changes.
KSU won't be able to outscore us. As long as we rebound we're good.
Big time boards.
Captain obvious time, but I'm really excited about GRIII. Probably will wind up being the best NBA prospect.
Than those green monstrosities they unveiled.
Michigan looking good so far. Have to keep emotions in check and don't turn the ball over. Defense is good so far and our defensive rebound is MONEY.
Up yours laettner
I'm about to mute my TV and play the Victors in repeat
Dakich is...blah...and not liking the women so far...but am giving her a chance here, since this is my first time watching one of her telecasts
He finally shut up about the officials, now if he'd shut up for more than 10 seconds we'd be making real progress
McGary is looking better with each game.
Stauskas needs a knickname. NOW.
Canadian Bacon.....because the kid can go ham on ya
I realize the likely too-subtle reference to the Canadian legislative branch probably renders this potential nickname untenable, though...
Vanilla Jell-O hits again
(it'll become a thing)
but what? what is this thing?
McGary has played incredible so far...and Stauskus is...Stauskus
Much to be excited about so far
is shaping into better form, man i love me some nik stauskas, that boy can play
On the bench so far...
His defense really leaves a lot to be desired but got damn is he a weapon on offense
I wonder what's up with these line-ups.
that was close to a charge...and now, Dakich is annoying me,,,ALOT
Did he just say he is doing the UM-NC State game...Fuck
we need to put these guys away, Jordan with 2 PF's already
A little early for Max Bielfeldt, isn't it?
It sounds like a podcast. Let the game tell some of the story. This isn't radio.
Hardaway might be our best player so far this year...what development
He still needs to be more consistent.
is gonna be a really nice player by the time he's done, so much depth, I don't know what to do with myself
I was really frusterated at times with THJ last year. He's really become a complete player.
block out guys
with the nice bunny
McGary goes bull in a china shop again.
Rebound the damn ball...
Nice win for Minnesota over Memphis. Big Ten has looked good so far in non conference. Compare that to the ACC has already racked up non-conference losse to S.Alabama, Deleware, George Mason, Florida Golf Coast, Iona, and College of Charleston or the SEC who has losed to Troy, Youngstown St., Marist by 17, Oregon by 34 (both of those by Vandy), and Elon.
I'm digging the maize laces, and those shoes overall.
He's more comfortable with his game. Last year it felt like he was forcing everything because he had to be THE MAN. Now he's just playing.
I miss the lime-neon green shoes...JJ
You may have to set pause your DVR and wait a little, but salvation is here.
That is way ahead of the TV feed.
You might be able to pause it and get it to catch up to the TV broadcast.
Is this guy saying Stick-ow-skus?
As soon as we stopped bodying up guys on the D end, they started going on this run they are having
The anouncer just called a college player in the game he is calling NEUTRALLY the black hole...unprofessional
Not commenting on the player being selfish, but a college anouncer shouldn't be attacking the student athletes by calling him a ball hog
Now THAT, sir, is racist.
I thought that at first, but rethinking it in context it a not that bad. considering henrique has yet to pass out of the block all season, the black hole reference is fitting.
Timmy is going off.
our best player so far this year
But what's up with Trey, he's not tearing it up like I'd like to see
calling these games.
I agree. I know to go ahead and mute the game right away.
How large is Doris's Adam's apple?
When I think we scored on ourselves.
anyone? Stuck at work and no ESPN 3 access.
Always a winner
I hate to keep ragging on this point; but Vogrich is a complete liability on both ends of the court.
Exactly what are you talking about?
He's completely out-matched physically. I've seen guys just reach over his head to grab rebounds at lease ten times in the last two games. It would be one thing if he was hitting a shot every now and again, but he's 36 percent from the floor. Why would you have him in there versus Stauskas or anyone else for that matter?
The only times guys have "reached over his head" is when he has rotated to pick up someone's man defensively, which he has done very well. His on-the-ball defending has been solid, he hasn't given up anything.
Vogrich's freshmen year I really disliked him, but ever since the 2011 NCAA Tennessee game I've come to see some of his strengths. He has really grown defensively, specifically as a team defender.
Plus, he can hit any three that Stauskas can.
I gotta disagree. The plays I'm referring to he was blocking guys out and they just straight-up jumped over him.
And he's pretty obviously not the shooter Nik is. 36% from the floor and awful from 3 this year. I will give you that he's probably a better position defender than Nik at this point.
If Nik is in the starting line up, where is he getting shots? Is he getting Hardaway's? Burke's? GRIII's? Off te bench he provides scoring in the second unit. Starting he's just crowding better players.
Vogrich is not was Stauskus is on the O side, but Stauskus is not a step up over Vogrich on D. That is why Vogrich is playing. Stauskus needs more experience, and with that will come a decreased role for Vogrich
Well said. I'm sure he is better positionally on D than Nik is in practice.
Vogrich being Gritty McGritstein.
We should be killing this team. Can't let them hang around.
Where can I get a "we on" t shirt.
My guess is you're only buying it to burn it, right?
Played too many kids in this first half
Burke scoreless? Wow.
Per some folks on Twitter, Burke isn't on the stats sheet as even taking a shot in the first half.
We're underachieving but winning. If we can start executing in the second half, I like where we're headed. If not, this one goes to the buzzer.
why Trey is sitting firmly on the bench? Is this a teaching moment?
You get 2 in the first half and you sit. Coaches M.O.
Seems odd that Beilein has experimented with line-ups so much in a champsionship game. Makes me think he is trying to prove a point.
A championship in name only...
Think it had more to do with 2 players have 2 fouls
I don't know if we can 'kill' this team, but I think if we keep up the hard work we will have a great chance of winning. Once Trey Burke settles down and teh team begins to make some 3-pt shoots (which is so far lacking today), we will win.
Where we actually use a big lineup?
Doris Burke has got to be one of the worst announcers I've ever heard. Some of the things and questions she asks makes her seem absolutely clueless...
I disagree. I think she's doing fine. I think it's funny that everyone's ragging on her. Very telling?
Most of the complaints I've seen summarized: "She's a woman!"
Negged for disagreeing with his non-substantiated opinion! How dare you think the female announcer is doing an OK job!
Agreed, I think she's doing well and she seems to be putting in timely commentary. I have heard MUCH worse.
The questions she was asking were some of the worst questions I've heard from an announcer. It was painful.
She's not that bad, the guy would have to shut up for more than 3 seconds for her to start annoying me
Really need to work on consistency. When we're on, we're dang near unstoppable. When we're running around without a plan, we get ourselves in trouble and give up easy baskets. So much potential on this team, hope we get to see it realized.
Like last game I disagree with almost every comment. I'll take a coaches perspective like Dakich over useless rah rah like Vitale any day. The rumor that Vogrich is defending is greatly exaggerated. Coach is making a point, earn your spot with defense Stauskas. It has nothing to do with who is defending better now it is to get Stauskas ready down the road. And those thinking we were going to blow out a team that is gritty and a nightmare on the boards, perhaps you should look to the Pitt game. This game was destined to be tough. We may get hot and pull away but K-state won't go away on their own.
Having Stauskas come in off the bench is more important than having him in the starting lineup. I like the fact that we can put a highly skilled guy in around the same time an opposing team might be taking one off the court.
The rumor that Vogrich is defending is greatly exaggerated. Coach is making a point, earn your spot with defense Stauskas. It has nothing to do with who is defending better now it is to get Stauskas ready down the road.
I'm glad you know exactly what the coaching staff is thinking.
Can you let us know what Beilein's 1-3-1 strategy is as well? /s
It definitely has to do with who is defending better right now. If not, why was Stauskas subbed out for defensive possessions and in for offensive possessions at the end of the last game?
Well I want his input, what I don't want is a life story and for him to get to the point. I'm also sure everyone would rather not have Dick Vitale
Come on Morgan, no more stupid fouls
Cross-over is nice
Hardaway faked him out of his shoes!
That was purty!
Here comes the run...
Holy crossover, Batman!
When did McLimans turn into Max Scherzer?
That was one of the more ridiculous plays I've ever seen.
unselfish play....I am looking forward to seeing that all year
D is really stepping up to key this run. Holy shit this team looks good right now.
HARDAWAY IS GOING OFF
Hardaway looks like a pro...wow...just so confident and sure of each shot
On track to finish an entire case of Yuengling Light by 9:00 PM. Awesome or troubling?
EST or PST?
...And miss tomorrow's game
:( I had to turn down tickets/trip to Columbus because my brother's best friend is getting married. My hair appointment is at 11:00...I may legit have to stream the game at the salon on my phone!
This is proof that life isn't fair.
It's well within fair bounds to say you're not going on The Game day.
AGREED exceptttt I've known him since he was 8. I've been their den mom from elementary school through their time at Michigan as undergrads. "You're coming, right Jenny?" "Wouldn't miss it!"
The Big Ten season is going to be fun.
Could be but the guys coming in are pretty good.
But we still dont know what we are getting...
Hey Debbie Downer, lets just enjoy this great year and worry how good our awesome recruits actually are NEXT year.
Who the hell thinks in the middle of an early season great game...wow, what are we going to do NEXT year?! Some people enjoy being miserable I've determined.
Look good enough to go pro and that includes GRIII. I was not being a downer
Gr3, mcgary, and stauskas.......I think anyway
How nice would it be if they all stayed 4 years?
.. this year or next
Dude is flat out ballin!
So are we now over our usual mid-late first half freakout about how this isn't a top 5 team/consistancy/someone is killing us?
Hopefully we can see a little more out of Horford with Morgan and McGary on the bench.
We is good!
kickin' some MF'n ass right now, what a team effort
Man, this team is fun to watch... talent, intensity and some experience. Hopefully the leadership is there to take this team to its full potential. So far so good.
That freeze to create space. Love it.
Has coached up Trey over the last couple days...
TImmy taking bizzaro-Vogrich to the hole!
Michigan bigs keep committing stupid fouls.
Good thing we have depth now.
don't let the foot off the pedal just yet
Too lazy to google. Where did Frank Martin go coach?
The cocks, South Carolina.
South Carolina I believe
Well I should shut my mouth. I never imagined K-state would start jacking up quick shots, I thought they'd scratch and claw all game. I will keep my ignorance to myself. Bravo Michigan, I didn't think you'd roll like this.
Glad the leads big, that foul by McGary just put us in big time foul trouble.
Timmy Timmy Timmy!
Keep making it rain from beyond the arc!
Bielfeldt looks lost out there
I like how we have gotten to the point where we can complain about our 4th/5th string big depending on how you view mclimans.
So..... How good is NC State?
NC State fans think they are the best team in the country. However they lost by 20 to OSU
Tim got a knee to the side of his head...damn.
I hope that isn't a concussion. He could miss the NC State game...
No moar hurts.
is alright, hard blow to the back of the head there
Really hope Tim is alright. God speed Tim!
Hope he recovers for NCST. He was unsteady but at least didn't look like he lost consiousness. Tough injury.
Dakic and doris are about to get it on in the booth
lol I was just telling my buddy they are probably going to get a room when this ends.
Yay for D leading to easy baskets!
Be well, Tim!
This team still needs work, but they are getting there.
Good performance. Only concern is if timmy is ok
Congrats to the Michigan basketball team. Fantastic win and a convincing 5-0 start to the season!
Now: BEAT OHIO!
took care of business, get by NC ST and we're looking at 13-0 non-conference
Terrible time for an injury with NCSU coming in on Tuesday.
He sure looked concussed...but just have to hope he isn't because if he is...he probably misses that game.
he was back on the bench for the last minute or so for the game. I do not think he would have been there if he had a concussion. Just my guess, but I think he's ok.
The first of much hardware for McG, Robinson, et al.
That's a positive, right?
Any where to watch the replay of the game?
Michigan wins AND they easily cover the spread! A Michigan fan + betting man's dream.
It was great to listen to the fans cheer "Beat Ohio" at the end of the Pitt and KState game... I dont know if anyone noticed, but someone would flash their UofM flag during field goals at the Lions game... Michigan fans are doing a great job as of late! BEAT OHIO!!!!!
Very fun team to watch look good last night. Hardaway is a different player this year a solid wing. Most talented team Ive seen in long time i was little kid for the Fab Five haha. I said before the year started we could get 25 wins in the regular season.