Approaching just under one hour to tip off in Ann Arbor
Michigan vs. MSU open thread
Number of minutes Jordan Morgan plays in the first half?
I'm not liking your prognosis
Hardaway is gonna have to take even more on his shoulders tonight because Appling is going to hound Burke all night, on another note...
This may be the game that forces Beilein out of the "2 fouls and you're out" mindset, cause Morgan is getting 2 within the 1st 5 minutes
Any chance that the refs will favor us?
Yes, it seems in Big Ten play the ref's give a huge lift to the home teams. This is my opinion of course.
maybe, and only if the students shame them into a call or two. St. Izzo will have his way, with his earnest disbelief at anything that remotely slides our way.
Let's do this! Go Blue!
and after fast forwarding through the pregame coverage and all of the timeouts that have yet to be aired, Michigan leads by 5 at halftime.
I have a bad feeling about tonight's game...I gotttaaaaa Baaaddd Feeling (Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller voice). Michigan St. is looking like a hot squad right about now. Their bigs are scary, we all know this, but ours are not and as "matchups" are really the all important -cliche- but legitimate factor in basketbal, this does not bode well.
But that's why we play the damn games! Sparty by 7 in a close one down the stretch.
Douglass over Smotrycz. Doesn't make me feel good about our rebounding tonight
Link? I'm stuck in class...
Very solid defense so far. The pace makes me nervous but our guys don't seem flustered at all.
to sit this one out. Go Blue...beat the hell out of sparty!
Good that Novak is on fire. Tim needs to get it going.
Burke is attacking the paint beautifully!
This is exactly the kind of start we needed! Forcing turnovers, getting the loose balls and hitting open jumpers. Need to keep up the intensity!
Can't wait for Timmy to pull his head out of his ass.
it wasn't a bad shot...
Wasn't talking about one specific play...there was a reason Coach B took him aside there
Hot start. A bit of a drought here.
Is Hardaway injured? He's limping and doesn't seem to have his legs under him on the threes.
Go blue! Beat Ag College!
came up limping after a drive earlier in the game
We needed that FT...:(
I like how are D is looking. Good pressure on the ball, attacking the glass. We just need to harass Draymond Green a bit more. Dude has a nice game.
And he promptly hits a three...
Come on Timmy god damn it!
Smotrycz having a big game so far. THJ still out.
Timmah needs to get involved. Needs to let the offense flow with him, and not force it. He'll be all right, just needs to hit that first shot and his game will come back to him.
Hardaway has something up with him...no movement and no defense
There is your DEFENSE!!
Sick steal! 2 more for Michigan.
Trey is the man!
Love me some Trey Burke
I don't think I've ever heard Crisler that loud on tv
A couple of freshman mistakes, but the team has a different feel when he's on the floor
I know THJ is a Beast, but in these last couple of games, and so far tonight, Trey has stepped up to be our PG (necessary), our sparkplug (not surprising) and our Best Player (!!!) , did anyone else see that coming??
Why do they keep waiting til the final 10 seconds of the shot clock to do anything?
It beats throwing a brick 3 with 25 left :s
Because MSU wants a fast tempo and this is our way o dictating game tempo. By being methodical and precise ending with points, we slow the ball down and get back on defense to slow them at the other end. You notice when we miss they fast break and get better looks.
Make the FTs!
Izzo is piiiiiiiissed about that foul.
In de face!!
State missing that wide open three was pretty big. I will take a 7 point lead at half time.
36-29 Meeeeeeeechigan at the half.
How does Brandon let someone wearing green sit right behind the ESPN guys? Props to the guy in row 2 who put his hand over the nasty part of that shirt during their close-up.
This seemed like the best we've played as a team this year (maybe Wisky but our offense looks a lot better tonight) and THJ is having possibly his worst game. If he could get it going and the rest of the team played like this, we'd be a very good team.
If THJ even played mediocre basketball as of late, we'd have beaten Iowa and Indiana and we'd be up 12-14 against Sparty.