Well at least we got the offensive foul off of that FT
Michigan vs. Northwestern Basketball Open Thread
McClimans is just not a good enough post player to play this much time. He's not a good defender and not a good finisher.
All of these 3s scare me, too. I know that's a good way to attack the 1-3-1, but I don't want us to be too reliant on them.
I think the refs believe they are officiating golf
Get the fucking rebound
GET A GODDAMN REBOUND GAWWW!
How do we not get that rebound?
How in the hell can a guy shoot like THAT and continue to make shots, let alone be Northwestern's all-time leading scorer?
Shurna's release is really strange. He looks like that kid you don't pick in basketball because he never learned how to shoot properly.
What's the score?
29-24 them, 1 minute left
We've got to take out McLimans. I think he's out of gas.
I get a similar feeling as to when Denard throws the ball into coverage..
18 of our 22 points coming on threes so far
Does he even leave his feet? What is this, 1952?
ugh, Mclimans, how did he get a scholarship?
Blake plays like hes 5"6. Doesnt like to rebound the ball
Why are big ten refs so awful, I watch other conferences all the time and never are they this bad
All refs are bad. You just don't notice other conferences because you don't care as much about the games.
Has steadily declined marginally each year, and has for some time. I have noticed this at every conference. When I officiate, you have to really be fouled to get a whistle.
It's 27-22 NU.
Just needs to stay out of foul trouble in 2 nd half
2:43 in the half.
would suck to lose to NW after a great win against OSU
every player who has played today has at least one foul except for Hardaway and Cobb. That's 13 different players with fouls in the first half
In this particular case, it's hard to agree with benching both post players with 2 fouls for the whole first half, when your only option at the 5 is McClimans. The kid cannot play in the Big Ten for 15 straight minutes.
Does McLimans attempt to jump for rebounds? He had perfect position but didn't even make the effort to jump and grab the ball, instead its an offensive board and 3 points for the Cats.
Well we got our wish. McClimans is out, and Colton Christian is in instead.
8 o boards for Northwestern in the first half!!! That is awful
I know Beilein teams have never been good rebounding teams, but holy crap.
At this point put in J-Bart
31-24 them at the half. Grrr.
We praised Beilein after the Ohio win so he better not make us regret it benching Morgan and Smot early in the first half
Given how unbelievably whistle-happy these referees have been, he had to do it. Otherwise we might be talking about both of those guys having 3 personals.
Well down 7 considering none of our good bigs played the last 14 minutes is okay. But we have not let the second worst rebounding team in the Big Ten kill us on the offensive glass.
How many fouls does Morgan have?
I think there should be a ban against former players calling a game involving their alma mater.
Or just ban Shon Morris. I'm good either way.
Didn't Morris go to Wisconsin?
Morris went to Northwestern. After suffering through Jay Bilas, I welcomed the change of pace. I don't think he favored NU. Dave Revsine's fake enthusiasm bothered me.
Not good, but this game has upset written all over it. Especially with refs hurting Morgan and Smotz as much as they did early.
in the first half. We started to pull away early on and the refs wanted none of it. Mclimans playing that long is a recipe for disaster.
Way to rebound. Jebus Christ. JUMP for it!
Awful shot selection in that half. That last posession was probably the worst of them all.
shooting 33% from the field isn't exactly shooting the lights out. After a hot start we can't hit anything
Out rebounded 20-9 by Northwestern!