...for you boring sober people that actually want to discuss the game.
IZZO YOU SO MAD?!?!
See? We have family atmosphere too, Jalen. Can't you feel the love!?!
WE WON! THOSE FUCKS LOST!
The officiating got a little bit better, though through the second half into about the 8 minute mark I was steaming at a few calls/no-calls. They did well in finishing the game though.
Did anyone else feel like the calls got a lot better after Beliein lost it on the refs? Seems like the refs were like "Oh shit, he noticed..." Coincidentally, that's when we started getting some stops on defense.
It suddenly got better late in the second half.
Yea, I know the Beilein thing was a little after the mark I'm thinking things kind of "changed
per se, but I think yes, it mattered. I'm curious to what exactly pissed Beilein off; he got a little Fran in him and I honestly can't blame him, though, I'm glad he backed off as he was CLOSE to getting the T.
You mean you are glad Nik was there to hold him back before he body slammed someone
but I would really like to have seen a JB body slam happen last night.
is what set him off ( and rightfully so). Not to mention Spike getting mauled and not being given a timeout by the ref standing right there a few minutes prior to that.
It suddenly got better late in the second half.
Edit: Sorry, Bad Gateway error double post.
I was thinking it was after they refused to grant Spike a timeout. I think that sequence warrants an investigation.
Not giving Spike the TO was just ridiculous though, since there was no reason why he should not have been given it.
Beilein actually snapped a couple of minutes later, after Stauskas and Levert were hammered at the rim with no fouls being called.
Yeah, Stauskas as the trailer on the fastbreak was what immediately preceded the outburst, but I was thinking it was a culmination of things, of which the timeout was the most egregious offense.
Beilein uber alles. Beilein uber alles. Walton had ice water in his veins today.
I would also like to add that Beilein is 5-2 in his last 7 vs. Izzo. With equalish talent look who owns whom.
was phenomenal, clutch on free throws but his aggressiveness on driving to the hoop made our offense really break down their defense.
this felt like Walton's coming out game.
This team, today, was just cold blooded from the line. A huge difference from the team last year when I would cringe before each foul shot.
Its great to be!!!!
17 pts on 10 FGA, 3 asst, 8!!! reb, 3-5 from downtown. Greatness.
You wouldn't know that from the open thread.
were ridiculous. The kid has had a big part in 2 of the last 3 wins...all 3 if you count his defense on Marble.
Gonna need a gif of Stauskas' kisses.
Naw, ain't gonna happen.
did you really just cut and paste someone's opinion from Red Cedar and expect us all to be surprised, or care, or whatever, what they have to say?
boo this man.
You must have just imagined it, because the words certainly aren't there to see. I had just read it, and it was clearly in reply to a comment about Stauskas waving. Sorry, jdon, from now on I'll try to live up to your lofty standard.
The poise of the team down the stretch bodes VERY well for the rest of the season. Go Blue!
Beilein lost it a little bit too, good for him, I hope he takes a piss on the floor somewhere before he leaves.
Sparty needs to work on having a better family atmosphere.
Was it just the culmination or did something happen. It looked like he pointed to his face like he was trying to say someone go hit in the face.
Yeah I missed that part. Does anyone have a video or can explain what happened? That would be greatly appreciated.
Explanation: he watched the same horrible officiating as the rest of us. It worked, too: we actually started to draw fouls on their constant reach-ins after that.
I believe they started to charge M with a timeout they weren't trying to call. Beilein went nuts because he didn't want to call a TO - the under 4 media TO was coming up. Another ref intervened to straighten it out.
This was such a terrible broadcast. They didn't show us replays of any of the things I wanted to see again, like what pissed off Coach B.
Even with GRIII playing like #2 they pulled it out. Walton was a stone cold killa with ice water in his veins.
Michigan eFG% - 55.00%
Michigan OREB% - 36.67%
Michigan Free Throw Rate - 60.00%
Michigan Turnover % - 13.66%
Michigan State eFG% - 52.68%
Michigan State OREB% - 32.35%
Michigan State Free Throw Rate - 41.07%
Michigan State Turnover % - 9.03%
In the end, better shooting and going to the line every other possession helped us out rather a lot.
going to the line every other possession helped us out rather a lot
That's where all those end-of-the-game fouls distort things, a lot.
Those numbers are pretty incredible after seeing the same ones at half time. We really turned it on/started getting some fair officiating.
JB has proved that he is an elite coach and does not cheat. He wins big games at home and on the road. Moreover, he devlops talent. Go BLUE!
Especially if you're a point guard, you pretty much deserve a slap if you pick anywhere other than Coach B's team. His development record is amazing.
Beilein has never had a junior or senior point guard here. Stu was a frosh, then Morris for two years,then Burke for two years and now Walton/Spike.
really had a great game. The experiance those boys got from the tourny run last year is really paying off.
technical....that guy was in my teammate's face and we don't stand for that.
I love this team.
I spent this morning shoveling a foot of snow here in GR but these damn SNOWFLAKES i'll take all day!!!
Sooo much snow here! I'm glad I don't own a house right now.
Stauskas 5 of 6 from downtown.
Walton 9 of 10 from the line, and I'm pretty sure they were all in the last minute and a half. That's called showing up.
As a team that was probably the most impressive free throw performance I've seen from a Michigan team that I can remember.
We had 11 ORebs to Sparty's 11. And we narrowly won the rebounding battle overall.
On the negative said, Spike had his first turnover of the Big Ten season. Dang.
Max Bielfeldt played 4 key minutes and got 2 rebounds, and Brad Anlauf (?) gave us a few seconds but was 0 for 1 on FGs. Depth? We haz it?
Spike's one turnover came when he was trying to call timeout and the ref standing right over him missed it. That shouldn't really count.
Yea that "turnover" was bogus. Oh well, we won.
another solid job by morfordfeldt; 10 pts 10 reb 3 blocks.
Walton growing up. Stauskas proves he can do it (patiently) against an NBA level defender. LeVert makes key plays. GRIII pitches in despite not playing his best game. Irvin hasn't even scratched his potential. I think we're legitmiate Big Ten Championship contenders (obviously), but I do think we lack NCAA Championship potential without Mitch. Who cares, I'll enjoy the ride. Love this team.
On a separate note, I'll take a win in East Lansing under any circumstance, but I have to say it...MSU is gonna look very dangerous with Payne healthy. Dawson will help too, but I think he's negligible. Still a four team race for the crown (M, MSU, Iowa, Wisco).
Fighting through adversity to get a huge win. They deserve it.