damn it we are so sloppy
Michigan vs. Michigan State Basketball Open Thread
time to put the starters back in
THJ: I am disapoint.
I'm not worried at all about this game, we will come storming back
When is Beilein going to learn that Smotz is NOT a center?
Vogrich is terrible on defense...
I don't understand why you don't bring in McLimas to play the 5, Smotz at 4...etc. when you take Burke out.
i can easily argue that he plays a better 5 defense than mclimans. both tho are weak in comparison to morgan.
He's too soft. And when he tried to play tough, he gets into foul trouble (like now)
I think he's fine playing the 4 on defense, but I cringe anytime Morgan comes out and he goes to 5. Novak plays the 4 MUCH better than he plays the 5.
This is why we miss Horford so much. With that said, McLimas would be my backup center, Smotz would play the 4 and the 4 only. I'd play them BOTH (Smotz and McLimas) over playing Smotz at the 5.
They didn't even review whether it was a 2 or a 3 until after MSU went down the court and scored and Michigan was about to inbound the ball.
Is that even allowed? I would assume that the refs would only be able to review a possession through the following possession, if that makes sense.
doesn't really matter when they review it, especially since it was 5 minutes into the game.
If the game is 5 - 4 instead of 5 - 5, are you really gonna change up your game plan at all?
Obviously, 2 minutes left in the game would be a different story...
Michigan need to get their head into the game defensively!
Does this game mean more for them, or for us?
We are talking sparty and the regular season B1G X Champs!
Smotrycz fouls SOOOOOO much
See you in the second half Smotrycz.
Take Smots out. Why does Vogrich get minutes?
If Vogrich didn't get any minutes, our rotation would be only 6.5 people (Smotrcyz's fouls means he counts as 0.5 of a bench player)
At this point I'd like to see McLimans get some run.
Can't miss those bunnies
I wish I didn't have to say this every fucking game, but Morgan is such a weak ass finisher!
Well... you don't have to say it every fucking game.
Well since he blows at least one easy bunny every game, yeah I do. Alright Taylor Lautner?
We needed that one Jordan.
I've never seen anyone miss more bunny shots than Morgan
ok im done with you. bad defense. now bricking wide open 3. no use for you.
let's forget about his D and rebounding. i would much rather have mclimans in there on D. /s
found his range
Do that every fucking time Jordan!
But then he gives it right back...
need to make a run here
Y U DO "LET'S GO BLUE!" CHANT?
THJ, Smotrycz, Vogrich, and Douglass would all be benched and our lineup would be Burke/Novak/McLimans against MSU's whole team
they could run the triangle offense. i think some coach made it famous.
To many early turnovers
You can feel the hate. Everyone up there wants this one bad.
We're right in this as long as we can get something, anything going on offense. We're on pace for like 35 points.
Oh and I never knew msu had a guy named Luke Appling
People need to chill out - especially with the derogatory comments. Everyone knows the limitations of certain players - no need to be personally offended by a player who puts on the Maize and Blue.
MSU made their first half run. We've weathered it and have started to get behind them on offense. That should loosen up the OTB defense and help create some things.
Believe in Beilein. You know he'll wait for the perfect moment to bust out the 1-3-1 to spark a run.
I don't think people acknowledge that even if we lose this game by 14 points, we're still in good shape for a 5-6 seed in the NCAA tournament. This board acts as if we are the worst team in the Big Ten whenever we aren't playing like we did against Wisconsin.
Isn't that Beilein hasn't done a real good job this year, but that he did a really crappy job this week because we obviously weren't set to match the intensity or game plan MSU came to play with. Because we're not losing; we're getting the doors blown off us in the second biggest game of the year.
Lots of game left, and even if it's more likely right now to lose by 20 than win, it's not a lost hope yet. But it doesn't change that we didn't cone ready to play today to start with, and against a rival that's bad.
THJ needs to take better percentage shots.
He has to be the worse Defensive player on the court everytime he steps on it
gotta change the defense
Nix waddles when he runs. No wonder he can only play 25 mins a game (and still go 6 for 8 against us)
attempting his manny harris fadeaway three, again to no avail.
Did the camera swivel break when it should go left? This angle they insist on when Michigan is on offense is turrible
This is horrible
defense is optional?
If we lose I want these guys to show that they really wanted this game and leave everything on the floor, if they do that, i can sleep well tonight
Too many turnovers and bad shots, need to weather the storm and be down only single digits at halftime.