The initial thread is longer than long...the officials are badder than bad.
Michigan vs. Minnesota in the BTT. OVERTIME.
Where's the rebounding!? Anger.
Hightower and the gang are terrible!
Freshman playing big time basketball!
Just under 3 left in OT and we're out of time-outs.
lead despite the refs blatant hatred toward Zack Novak.
You gotta be kidding me, Stu.
Stu with a clutch 2!
Why is the officiating so bad? What is this madness.
The clock winding down...don't help off your man!!
I think I might love Trey Burke
All of a sudden I don't like the 3-point line.
66-63 Mich just under 2 mins remaining OT
Hats off to the Gophers, nice play...better execution. I like that we're switching screens by the guards. They just made a big play. We've gotta kill time, get a good shot.
Jeez, they're having quite the game from behind the arc.
Wish I could watch, link sucks
We need Morgan out on offense so he's not shooting free throws!
You called, it, Vogrich in for Morgan.
WTF was that call? Where was the foul?!
to feel comfortable
Trey Burke = Assassin.
What are they calling?!?!? Burke drives and gets fouled but no call, then Minny does the same thing and they get the call. Bull!
Up 4...Hardaway headed to the line! Finish the half on a 17-3 run!
God damn Burke is amazing. What a game by him!
Never a doubt.
73-67 .12.4 remaining
Well we were outplayed for 38 minutes tonight. A bad win is better than a good loss.
...a few posts ago, I said we needed 71 to win...#justsayin ;)
Trey Burke career high 30 points...player of the game!
Wow, nothing is ever easy w/this team. Oh, and Kenpom (and Brian) nail it.
We battled the officials, battled the OSU fans rooting for Minny, we played smart and won.
Burke is by far the best player we have and he's a true frosh!
Survive and advance. GO BLUE!!
Now let's never speak of it again. I need a drink...
Trey played a great game...had a little freshman slip up in the postgame interview, but I chalk it up to nerves and exhaustion. Also it was too many questions, I'm sure he just wanted to get a shower and a bed at this point.
Along those same lines...I think OT may help us a tad. It sends the Ohio game deeper into the night. Then they have to turn around and play us (assuming they win) at 4pm tomorrow.
what'd he say?
He tried to say that Coach Jordan told him he was being to predictable with the ball screen in the first half, but he stumbled over the word predictable 2 or 3 times.
i was expecting something a lot worse based on what mr. yost said.
He answer that question quite well...he said he was being predictable so coach Jordan told him to "Bingo" it and fake the pick and roll and take it to the basket and he was surprised at how open the lane was.
Nothing wrong with that. And even the other one, it was kind of a "cringe" moment, but you know he didn't mean it. Just not used to the interviews quite yet...especially after playing every minute of regulation and overtime.
Wait, I must be missing something. He didn't stumble over those words, was he not supposed to say that or something? Or did he not actually mean to say "bingo it"? I just assumed that was some slang within the locker room.
He accidently threw Beilein under the bus, lol.
He got confused by Gary Williams' question which was something like "you guys really slowed them down in the zone, tell us about that."
And he responded with something like "Yea, we started off in man...then switched to the zone and they took a lead. They were playing well and making shots. In the huddle we kept asking to go back to man but the coaches kept us in zone and we got behind."
You can never tell what Burke is thinking, but I know he didn't mean it like that. I'm sure he may have thought it, but I think he was just confused and kind of tired of answering questions. It was like question #6 as his sat on the B1G Set (after he'd already been interviewed on the floor). He just looked like "someone get me out of here, I'm tired, I want my team and I don't wanna talk anymore."
but the announcers seemed to think that the switch to zone had helped. i'm guessing trey and the team had a different feeling based on how the game felt like it was going instead of based on scoring. if that's right, it shows that beilein and co. know what they're doing, right?
I agree with Gary Williams that we played better in the zone. Sure they hit some shots, but I think we really stopped them when we went zone. Especially early in the game, they started out hot, we went zone and really slowed them down.
The problem was we couldn't score in the 1st half. It wasn't the zone.
In the 2nd half both teams started hot, Hardaway making tough shots and Minnesota making equally good plays. Didn't matter if it was zone or man, both were playing well.
The zone was certainly effective in spurts. But many guys hate playing it, I think Trey, I KNOW Trey would rather play man-to-man. And not only does he want to play man-to-man, he wants to guard the toughest perimeter player (even though I think Stu is a better perimeter defender).
Note: that isn't a knock on Burke, who I think is very good, and played EXCELLENT defense tonight. I just think Douglass is the 2nd best perimeter defender in the league behind Aaron Craft. I'd still take Burke in my top 5 though.
So to get back to it, yea...I don't think he understood the question and I think he misspoke. Like I said, it wasn't terrible just an "ahhh, noooo" type moment that hopefully will be forgotten. Nothing that he'll be disciplined on or anything, I can't say enough how tired and bored he looked. I felt bad for him even when he was answering the first questions...I was like "it's the fricking QUARTERFINALS!! Let him go be with his team!!" No reason for an ON SET postgame interview this early in the tournament.
My take from what he said was that the guys were intimidated by the zone and told Coach they wanted to go man, but they should have trusted him and stayed in zone. I am in a loud room and could have misunderstood, but that was my take.
Yep, you're correct.
Noooo. I heard him say that he and the other players got intimitated with the zone, because Minnesota was shooting threes so well. They persuaded Beilein to go back to man in the huddle and Minnesota hit some shots. Then he went on to say they probably should've stayed in zone...
Maybe I missheard but I thought it was the other way around. Burke said they were in a zone but were afraid of Minnesota's shooters so asked to switch back to man and when they did, Minnesota made a run. I think he followed it up saying maybe they should have stayed in zone.
Overall it was a great interview for a true freshman and he seemed way too relaxed for someone who played all 45 minutes.
This is what he said. He didn't throw John B under the bus at all. Unless essentially saying,"Coach was right and we were wrong" is throwing him under the bus.
the guy doing these highlights is oddly uninformed. shouldn't BTN know novak from vogrich?
We're movin on up.
After the way this year has played out who would you rather have had for this season Trey Burke or Darius Morris? Hypothetically not being able to have both.
Burke - no question
That game + Me =
That may help our seeding. Kansas and Syracuse both are trailing.
NO WAY we're lower than a 3 seed.
If we go 0-1...we're a 3 seed.
1-1...we're a likely 3 seed, potentially 2 seed IF we get some big time help.
2-0...we're a 2 seed.
Really it doesn't matter at this point...we're away from the #1s, it's all about matchups. In the most recent Bracketology I'd actually rather be a #4 in the region we're in rather than #3.
Thank GOD for Burke. Novak and Stu need to show up tomorrow.
Syracuse goes down! (And Kansas in trouble.) I still don't think the B10 champ (whoever it is) will overtake SU for a #1 seed, but, as others have said, at a minimum we've locked up a 3 w/the win tonight.
I don't think KU going down helps us. If they lose before the final, they probably move down to a 2. Just taking up a potential 2 spot for us
I think that would be a wash. Kansas would simply swap places with the current strongest #2 seed.
Now it's time to have a great game against OSU! This team always plays well against tougher competition but they also play the teams they should beat close. This team is always exciting to watch in every game. Now it's time to drink to unwind from all the stress these horrible refs have caused me!
OSU hasn't beat Purdue yet...
Our bench just isn't good enough to make a run in the tourny. Good win, though, what seed should we get? A 2 or 3?
How are you defining "run"? Final Four?
You don't think we'll make a run in the tourney, but you think we're good enough for a 2 or 3 seed.
They were able to sustain their punch and that's huge !! Mental toughness !!!
TV Ted (Valentine) for slowing Minnesota up at the end of the 2nd half. I think we cut it to 3/4/5 (EDIT: He cut it to 7) points, a Minnesota player got "elbowed" and Valentine blew his whistle to see if he was okay. Not a foul but the new "elbowing" rule made him do so. Anyway, it was right under 4:00 minutes and they decided to do the tv timeout. I'm not sure it really had any effect but it almost seemed like he Carmody'd Minnesota (calling a pause to the game and breaking up Minnesota's rhythm). Then Michigan mounts comeback even more-so.
EDIT: Cutting it to seven, the comeback was just underway and Valentine whistled the tv timeout. Obviously the next whistle would have been a tv timeout but who knows if that would have come right away or not; Minnesota COULD have stayed in their flow and hit a shot to go back up 8/9 pts. Thanks to TV Ted they came out of the timeout and turned it over!
It was Ed Hightower...TV Ted had the MSU game
Kudos. It was Eddie, wasn't it. I keep the idea of what happened the same (whether it was actually causation for anything or not)!
Another win for Beilein over Tubby Smith. Beilein is 7-1 against Smith since 2008-09.
That was one of the few times all year when I thought the team said, "We know we're better than you, and we're just not going to lose." They'll have to play better to win tomorrow, but this win ought to breed confidence.
Alright, when did Minn start being called The U? Bothered me all game - didn't think we where playing Miami
Watch "Miracle" closely. That's how one of the players refers to it ("played for you at the U").
I played in 3 BIG tourneys and Minn was "The U" always.
Kansas goes down!
but the effort late was much better.
"You can grub grub grub about will to win and finding ways to win and winning is for winners; I don't buy that stuff."
"To the greater point: "Found a way to win" sounds great in prose and that's about the nicest thing you can say about that phrase."
When Michigan was down 9 with 4 minutes left, these were the words I could not get out of my mind. Things like poise and senior leadership dont exist. The reason that Minnesota keeps folding like a cheap tent at "Winning time"...whoops, I guess only stupid, unenlightened people use that phrase. The reason that Tubby has not been able to perform the heimlich maneuver on his basketball team this year, and the reason that Michigan has been winning close games...
Its simply a reflection of variance. Luck. Luck repeating itself again and again and again.
God help me, I want to be intelligent like you all. I want to view sports as a series of actuarial tables, just a summation of statistics and variances.
God help me, I watch the last 4 minutes of regulation and I just cant.
I agree with the premise and that things like "winning time," "cluth genes," and "intangibles" actually do exist and play a role in each and every game. The Delivery might be a little to direct for me, but good point.