landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Michigan vs. Minnesota BTT basketball Open Thread
If I kill all the gophers, they'll lock me up and throw away the key ! ! !
...from Bankers Life Fieldhouse! Go Blue!
Gus Johnson, Novak and Stu, and the best coach in the country. I'll drink a pint to that.
I'm happy that were playing Minnesota rather than Northwestern. I think we match up better VS. Minn, and NW gave us serious fits last time we played them. Hail
They blew it against MSU and cost us a sole Big Title title (aside from Purdue). Lets smash them
Its go time. Got a 12 pack of Heffys and ready to do some work. Go get'em boys
I cannot post a new thread yet, but just got a text that Michigan is a #2 seed in the NCAA Tourney!
Wow. So did we beat Ohio State yesterday as well?
We're #2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, maybe you were mistaken. Without any sources, we can't trust you.
Kate Upton is also my gf.
its called selection SUNDAY
Kozan broke the news :)
You can't post a thread yet.
Cool, especially since they don't decide that until Sunday. I wish I could receive texts from the future.
Are a dumbass...
I am shocked (moderately) that there is no CIL for this..
First game since Sunday so of course we're going to be a bit rusty considering Minny played yesterday. Weather the early storm and let's pick it up.
I think Minnesota should be wearing red. This is killing me.
Our key to victory was "fast start." I hope 1 point in the first four and a half minutes is considered "fast".
Damn minnesota causing michigan to have to wear the white jerseys.
I think they look sicky
Interesting look. Also THJ looks very dark skinned in these white uniforms, more-so than usual. That is not in any way meant to be a racial comment, just a fact/observation (so lay off sensitive ones).
Looking very un-inspired at this point. Someone needs to just make a bucket and get the points going.
Get rid of that stupid logo in the top right of my screen and while you're at it, get rid of the bottom line. I just want to watch the game. I already know the results from earlier, I know Bruce Weber and Doc Sadler got canned, and I know Purdue plays Ohio after this game.
what is it about gus johnson....
Rebounding is atrocious. Put in Graham "Moose" Brown.
workin off a bit of nerves
Michigan is playing like dump. This is brutal to watch.
Looks lost tonight.
Hopefully the fatigue factor of Minny playing into OT last night and us sitting around the past 5 days will be more apparent and beneficial in the 2nd half.
So far its looking like Minnesota just wants it more.
When did MInnesota replace Miami as "The U"?
Tuesday, did you miss that memo?
Watching game in Central Florida and couldn't find anything!
Let's turn this around
Try to find a b dubs, I'm in ft. Myers and got my fix.
I've always thought excessive amounts of rest was a bad thing but I long as this is winnable by halftime I'll feel alright
OK - we haven't played in a week and Minnesota played last night. We're better rested, but they're warmed up. We just need to get in the groove and we'll be fine. An early foul on Williams and Eliason is good. A lot of those guys played a lot of minutes just 24 hours ago, that will benefit us in the second half.
Thus far, been sitting for awhile, boy do those white uniforms make Stu and Zack extremely white!!
Don't you realize, per the bylaws of the OT threads for basketball, that you're supposed to question the team's heart and desire any time that the opponent gets more than a 5 point lead?
GRAB A REBOUND!
Good News: Minny is attempting and missing a ton of threes
Bad News: We can't rebound worth shit off those missed threes
get him out. put morgan back in.
Please grab the damn ball!!!
(Slams papers on the podium) This whole stinkin' game is coming down to offensive rebounds!!!
Smot wasn't body slammed, ref staring at him on the ground...
Minnesota 13 rebounds
Good Guys 3
Burke going all put da team on my back doe.
Thank God for Burke
Trey Burke puttin' the team on his back doe.
edit: great minds think alike, Raptor
Well Mr. Burke decied to show up...
Maybe if we weren't playing 1 on 5 we'd be ahead in this game. REBOUND big fellas!
Box out please
Anyone but Burke want to score/rebound/defend?
Smock is killing us..he's getting pushed all over the floor..
Everything is settling down a little bit. To be down 3 after THAT start, I feel pretty okay about things.
I read the comments and assumed I had the game time wrong, and we were getting killed near half time
then I logged into ESPN and see it's 13-7. you're weak, mgobloggeratti
Michigan had 1 point throughout the first 7 minutes. It has been pretty ugly.
I'm usually the "Everybody calm the eff down" guy, but this has been brutal. Not We're-Getting-Killed brutal, but This-Barely-Counts-As-Basketball brutal.
Talk about a lucky bounce!
Or 7 lucky bounces in that case.
having a game. thank god. could be down double digits easy.
Timmy showing up on the D end. I like it
what has happended to you the past 4 games????
The refs are letting the bang it out, that's for sure...
GameCast is a very frustrating way to "watch" a game.
Someone on our team besides Burke should probably try scoring a bucket sometime.
worst it's been all year. how many dumb passes into traffic have to be made. kick the damn ball back outside.
Burke with 13 of our 16. Geez. Give the kid a medal, he's competing all by himself out there.
Way to go Morgan thats how you finish.
There's a rebound! Excatly what we need.
love gus johnson, cheap foul by THJ .......
I find him annoying and distracting.
Now it's ticky tack foul time...
Time to take the lead, fellas.
This game is starting to feel like it's being setup nicely for us to dominate at the end. Minny foul trouble and they should be getting more tired as the game goes on.
We're tied. So... yay?
Mr Burke is in town and great Beilein with the 2-3 switchups
on the travel by novak
When is Gus Johnson's raging boner for Andre Hollins wear down? Anyone?
That's about as animated as I've ever seen Beilein. And with good reason. Holy shit, B1G refs...
Absolute horseshit call
shows why he's a bad coach. a good coach would have called a 30 sec TO with 50 sec left to set up a 2 for 1 possession. not tubby.
I never had.
What's worse. The officiating or our shooting...
Beilein never loses his cool so you know it was an atrocious call
refs got minnesota +5.5
Our guys look enraged. Good.
That was some piss-poor officiating there at the end, but it's a 3 point game after being down big early. All of their bigs are in foul trouble, so hopefully that can continue in the second half.
Considering it was Trey Burke and 4 sleepwalkers out there for the half, being down 3 isn't so bad. Need to explode out of the break.
Can't watch the game - what was the call Beilein was so pissed about?
Novak got yanked down on a rebound, and they called the resuting tumble to the court a travel.
It looked more like a tangle than a yank on the replay, but the angles weren't very good.
Burke surprisingly blocked a shot on the perimeter, so the ball bounced through the lane with at least 2 of the 4 guys standing there unaware of where the ball was. Eventually it bounced into Novak's arms as he was going down thanks to some help from his defender. They called a travel on him.
but it seemed like Novak was already pretty much off his feet by the time he caught the ball. So assuming he did catch it and did fall over on his own, wouldn't it not be a travel as long as he just laid there trying to pass the ball?
It seemed like the refs missed two things 1) Novak being pulled down and 2) Novak not actually taking any steps after catching the ball
Caught the ball on his butt and they called traveling. It wasn't, and he had a lot of help getting put on his butt.
grabbed a rebound as he was falling and they called a travel with 2 sec on the shot clock. gave the ball back to minny for the final shot. you almost never see that called a travel anymore. hell, guys dive for the ball and slide 5 feet anymore w/o a travel call.
Burke blocked a 3 pt shot that bounced into a crowd. Novak caught it, was pulled down on his ass and the refs called traveling
Horseshit call, but Minnesota got zero points and we went to halftime so the impact is smll.
Second half will bring our legs back and dominate. Nice to only be down 3.
sounds like a coach who may not retire right away but has it in his sights.
need to wake up and do something
Stuck in a hotel on iPad with no big102go. Live stream please (the one currently listed doesn't work on iPad). Thanks!
is jus not a good team. Athletic kids that don't play well together. And Tubby.. Gugh!
to be down only 3 with that bad of shooting, officating, rebounding, is a miracle
only 7 points for anyone not named Trey. Good thing Burke showed up from the start and the zone defense showed up midway thru the half
@Ghost of Yost - Novak got a defensive rebound, was knocked down and called for travelling.
With that said, we're clearly the better team on the floor. I think the first half of any tournament game is always the toughest. Now we don't blow teams out (unless it's Tennessee last year)...but I EXPECT that we come out and play a great half of basketball. We should beat this team by 15 easy.
How did officiating get so bad in the B10?
Ugly first half. If it wasnt for Burke we would be lost. We have to pick up the intensity in the second half and blow these gophers out.
common everybody. it's only fair that the team with less talent, ability and players gets every call from the B1G refs. If they didnt then the team with more talent would ALWAYS win and what fun would that be?
It's the job of the officials to make things as even as they can so everybody get's an even chance. Talent needs to be negated and equalized if possible. Just like the umpires in my 6 year old's T-Ball games.
Cincy up 14 on Cuse. Wow.
Wow is right!
We have NO flow on offense. Hopefully Coach Beilein remedies that. To me, that our glaring issue, besides rebounding. Better flow on offense & knock down a few shots?? We can win semi-comfortably...
Yeah, but if we lose, it's gonna be our own damn fault. Let's not put ourselves in a position to let the refs screw us (more than they already have)
I need one! Please? Thanks (no big10 to go) other one listed doesn't work on iPad.
The radio stream on mgoblue.com is always available...
J-Mo got his under shirt at Baby Gap. I am guessing in the 8-12 months section.
What shitty seats they have. Don't want to make the atmosphere any fun apparently.
How the hell did that happen?
We got one shot per trip. Minnesota got 3.
I like Gus Johnson, but he needs to stop calling Indianapolis "'Nap Town."
Maybe they take regular naps?
Why hello Mr. Hardaway
Well hello Mr. Hardaway
Just made his first good call of the year.
Moar Gopher turnovers, plz!
Bad sign for Minny
calling zack novak. your team needs you. if you are not going to do anything on offense at least do something on D. and not give up 4 layups.
9 points this half. Burke finally has help.
Two-Hearted vs. Fireside Nut Brown taste-off... and now M leads, it's a game. Life is good.
I'm sippin on some Ranger IPA from the Fat Tire guys. It's not too far off Two Hearted, and I love Two Hearted.
Trey, that's just nasty
This Trey Burke fellow is good at basketball.
What a move
With the body and stil scored.
How many times can we drive to the rack and get bumped without a call? Nice finish Burke. Feed THK!
Calling Minnesota "The U?" so annoying
Ohio doesn't even offer a future AA point guard...stupid!
How's that working out?
Saw that one set up! Bam!
Good D, Stu!!
Well done Mr. Douglas!
Minny looks like they have given up. Time to bury them.
Does any team spend more time rolling on their asses than Minnie? They must have callouses on their knees and asses!
Dre Hollins looks a little like a young Tommy Amaker
Some distance on these guys now.
Great cut. Great pass!
Highlight film THJ
Do all white guys look the same to Gus?
...I know every fan, coach and player complains about the officials. But this is some of the worst and most inconsistent officiating all year. I mean it's PAINFUL when the whistle blows even when the call is for Michigan. They've been so BAD all game that we just need to escape with a win. We're playing 6 on 7.
Hightower. Just try to relax and take it.
We need a few stops here. Need to put some distance on these guys. They came back hard last time we played them.
still 0 pts.
Just not connecting.
I'm sick of it - that's the 30th time it's run tonight. Bring back Ro-Tel!
Think Tim ate his Wheaties during halftime?
Smot loves to foul.
You think Gus?
FLOP!!! What shoulder was dropped?
Smotz been workin' out, yo!
away from the high pitched cheerleader / get off my lawn
Gotta start making them!
Free Throws... Oof
Make your FTs!
HORRIBLE display of basketball today. We picked a bad time for this kinda game...
better today than next week Thursday or Friday
...and switched to Dish Network. Solely, purely, only because Comcast filled every last possible avail with their own commercials. You get a few more ambulance-chaser and Montel-Williams-the-predatory-lender ads but I don't seem to mind.
Doesn't Comcast let you stream BTN or ESPN?
All i see is missed free throw. Missed layup missed layup. What is going on?
Miss miss miss
10 for his last 34. ouch!
Good lord - that's about the worst five minutes of basketball I've seen this team play this year.
Did you watch the first five minutes of this game?
Hope Timmy's ok...
He was shooting that time no matter what.
broken record. do something! ole defense now.
Wow, split four Michigan defenders there. Just watched him go past.
has a stoggy in hand...love it
Didn't see it.
Now that's just absurd. They're playing poorly, but that's jumping the gun.
Miami (YTM) begs to differ that Minny is "The U".
Hollins has 4 fouls? Thank goodness.
is uncomfortably similar to the Purdue game.
can't believe this
He stepped on the line!
Hope I'm wrong, ultimately.
team looks slow, tired, lethargic. just plain awful. seniors been celebrating and reading the press clippings a bit too much this week i guess.
Pathetic. Simply pathetic showing by this team.
I thought the same.
So.....do we hold that 3 seed or not?
Gus is far less endearing when we're losing
Can't do it all. Novak and Stu have been brutal today, play like a senior fergodsakes.
The wrong team is smoking hot right now.
I just got home and this announcer is already annoying me
For seniors, Novak and Douglass are really shitting the bed tonight. 0 points between the two of them. If we lose, which looks likely at this point, most of the blame needs to fall on them, with the rest falling on Smotryzc.
Damn it, they're frustrating.
Get him a drink too? WTF?
Well good for Minnesota at least they are actually playing like they wanna be there.
Does anyone wanna play defense?
Who the fuck are you? Troll?
Just bad shooting
But there will be a Big Ten Championship banner going up. Idiot
Get hit by a truck. You're the worst type of fan.
Phil is that you?
REsponded by a punch
I'm sorry, but you are an idiot if you think JB is awful.
We're co-champs! Bad night. Go back to your hole.
Start fouling us every trip. We can't even shoot free throws. Ughhhh!
at least we're not Syracuse
We dont look much like champs today. Belein needs to get the yell out of that silly zone. Making Minn look like worldbeaters....
The total number of M ballers with points! Uggg! Hopefully this serves as a wake up for the big dance!
The defense really needs to step up. We can come back but we gotta get stops.
Still time, but we need to make shots
And there you go Novak
wow. this team is so wildly inconsistent....
Only Trey should shoot.
Hey, Novak scored!
I was worried that we might have shot our wad at the end of the regular season. All year long it's been about winning the conference title. I feared a let down after the high of our first title in 26 years.
Alas, it looks like that might have been the case.
Come on, Novak. Channel some undersized white guy rage!
Has anyone seen Novak,Douglass or smotz tonight
I believe Novak just hit a 3
Edit: And Another
decision by Stu.
Terrible shot selection there by Douglass.
if he can't knock down a 16th wide open shot, he shouldn't be out there. and if he hits it, the big Mo would be ours.
awakes from the slumber. stu????
rebound the f-ing ball
It's only 4 points.
Not sure why he is labeled a dead eye threat....he is very average to me.
He hits from like 30 ft out.
Come on Stu, this isn't the time to force anything. Make up for your bad play earlier by making smart plays, not forcing plays.
I won't miss Stu and his crappy shot selection.
Damn it, Stu. Bad shot choice. Novak trailing at the three would have been timely.
Come on Hardaway
come on HARDAWAY
That's 5 on Hollins.
Austin Hollins is done. Need to hit our goddamn free throws.
Maybe Timmy got clipped, but he should make that layup.
That THJ layup attempt was a great recap of this game
Austin Hollins is out. Good. Now make the FT's THJ. Huge right now.
Slow down and play basketball. We have to have poise right now. Make the simple play.
I think these announcers can fuck right off
I feel bad on that foul...a little dirty. tic tac
No worse than the ticky tack on us...
About shitty calls? Now?
Well, at least it wasn't an airball...
Which one is the better Hollins?
The one still on the floor.
thanks for the damn jinks GUS
As I watch this, I'm trying to remain calm. Sadly, as a UD Alumnus I know a Minnesota win gives my school a glimmer of hope to make the dance.
ZACH FUCKING NOVAK
ZACK fucking Novak
Finally! Let's get a fucking stop now.