Michigan vs. Ohio. Burke's return home. The Game, pt 1. Nuff Said.
Michigan vs. Ohio State Basketball Open Thread
Lets Fucking Go.
Was intentional I'll guess.
I think somebody has stolen my thunder...
Horford didn't make the trip. At this point I'd think I'd rather he redshirt.
It would be nice to have him back, but at this point, let's get another year out of him.
if he can come back soon at near 100%, i would activate him. this team can make a run at a special year this year and he can provide much needed depth at the 5 position.
he's certainly no all big 10 caliber player, so i would rather use him now than take a chance at being outsized in the post-season, especially if there is a game where morgan gets in foul trouble.
Made the trip but is in street clothes. Getting my info from umhoops twitter.
I'm not even going to down vote you. BEAT OHIO!!
So pumped for the game!!
More than an octuple post! Great work! Beat OHIO!
Get Morgan some early touches. See what he can do against Sullinger.
BEAT ohio! They are not worthy of a capital O. We should reserve that for the real Ohio, in Athens. That said, FUCK ohio! GO BLUE!
Wow supercross looks so cool
That 10 minutes of Motorcross was the most I've watched in my entire life. Lets get this thing started...Lets GO BLUE!
I hope the Big Nut has a massive heart attack during the game. Fuck that guy.
this game with the same intensity as a Rose Bowl. Not sure that is a good thing for my own personal sanity at about 2:00 PM.
Let's go we need Timmy to play like he did in the 2nd half against Purdue, Smot to wake up, Stu to hit some threes, and Burke to be clutch.
Good Guys!! I'm 100% positive Trey will have a monster, national coming out type of game against the hometown squad. More so than the Duke game Craft "ain't got shit" on Burke.
Step the fuck up!!!
Over under how many times the announcers mention something about Trey Burke and Jared Sullinger playing together and growing up together... I say at least 5
Yes. Another Bacari pre-game speech on national tv. I love that he is one of our coaches.
Umm, okay coach.
We are not 0-4 in true road games
I knew that stat was incorrect.
Why aren't we wearing our Maize unis today?
we're on the road...
I have take an ohio before this starts
They're all learning to spell "ohio" from the scorboard.
CBS says we are 0-4 in road games? I guess Purdue doesn't count?
What kind of stupid chant are they doing?
Fuck yeah Timmy
mgoblog is slipping.
Michigan 66 Ohio 64
Thad Matta had a big nose.
He is a goblin. Just like Pelini and Bielema.
That one guy's username is ThadMattasagoblin
Why doesn't Morgan just fucking dunk?
Wow. Morgan has to hit those gimmies.
Occasionally has trouble finishing...
no excuse for that one tho
I was just repeating what the announcer said.
Dunk the goddamn basketball, Morgan.
Morgan and Thomas combine for a 5 point swing.
Boy that's brutal. 7-0 to 5-3 on a missed open layup
could be 7-0 now 5-3. But I love how we are playing early.
need to take the ball at him and het him to the bench
They put us above MSU just to make it look like the top 2 teams
do you have to do that every damn game?
two in a row!
Douglas does that too often.
This is actually a pretty good start for us.
Okay Stu can you play any dumber?
STOP DOING THAT STU.
Jesus, Stu. Settle the fuck down.
hopefully pulling a Denard and getting his turnovers out of the way early.
We're missing the easy ones!!!!!!
Even though he didn't finish, I like the drive by THJ.
Hopefully they call those charges all day.
We seem to get early calls, but then the refs return to their ways halfway thtough the 1st half
Any word on Horford?
will be tough to go 40 minutes without him. Looks like everyone will have to step up that much more.
I was NOT expecting that
Need to take it to Sullinger and get him his second.
activity level is a very good sign. Our offense goes as he goes,.
He goes out there and makes plays you expect a senior to make, then he gives you three or four plays in a row where he looks like a freshman
Annual fund-raiser so that you can't watch your regularly scheduled program...
I hate Pat Robertson and co
Glad we're in this one early, but we should easily have six more points and a big edge in momentum. I'll say this, though. The atmosphere is tense at Schottenstein. The Buckeye fans are worried.
Does anyone else really dislike Bill Raftery? He's like the Chris Berman of college bball.
No. Raftery is awesome
Amen! If I want to hear someone talk like that during a game, I'll go watch the game at a Buffalo Wild Wings bar.
Bill Raftery >>>> Bitter Billy Packer
We're actually getting some calls. B1G refs have been horrible to road teams all year. Embarrassing how easily they can be swayed by atmosphere
THJ, get to the hole. This isn't anything new. Even though he missed, it was a good move. Craft is D'ing up on Trey, will be interesting to see how this plays out; you can tell Trey is somewhat bothered by this. Morgan looks confident, a good thing. Geaux Blue!
Now that's a high percentage shot for Morgan.
making craft look silly...
That was beautiful
is good. Our defensive rebounding is not
We've got to do a better job on the defensive boards.
Come on Douglass grab a fucking rebound.
If Morgan gets up in the air, he gets that rebound.
Need some size.
at least make a little effort at boxing out that guy
Stu Douglass not having a stellar start.
craft just flopped like a little wiener
That is bull
give sullinger the benefit of the shaq rule
Sullinger must outweight Smotz by 50-60 lbs. Probably need to go back with Morgan or McLimans on Sullinger.
Anyone have any ideas!?? We are at a sports bar and they have Notre Dame Uconn but no Michigan! We had them go through all of their channels on DirectTV.
It's on CBS
Let's make a run
Smotrycz looks like such a goof rebounding below his shoulders.
Let's take the message from the refs and play D a bit more "fouly"
of all the stupid threes Hardaway has taken this year he passes up on that wide open one? and then travels?
How many times do they have to show Thad Matta and his bulbous nose chomping on that gum?
Can't play sloppy against these guys
Well, we just gave Sullinger and Buford a rest without getting points. Nice.
Did the announcer say that we seldom take bad shots?
I'll just go ahead and say what everyone else is thinking - this team has too many white guys playing significant minutes.
Yeah, because white people can't play basketball.
sucks we have mcgary coming in next year
Too bad for you we have awesome guys like McGary and Staukaus coming in.
Cause I know you can't possibly be serious.
3 fouls, 4 turnovers, 9 points. That blows.
beat these f'ers?
Need Timmy and Evan to play big today! Go Blue!
But Evan Turner was injured when we beat them.
This needs to be the game where Evan gets his head out of his ass and plays like he did at the beginning of the season!
Gritty D all the way.
got to keep that up for 40 minutes
Wouldn't you elbow Craft in the chops?
Just the chops?
That's Novak's shot? WTF
Novak not hitting his shots. He's typically our most consistent guy.
Ohio's defense is really impressive. Good drives and cuts have gotten us all our points.
Nice pass Smot.
nice bounce pass
Sullinger doesn't even jump, but somehow gets his hands on all rebounds.
keep this one in low 60s, tops
Burke's bad threes are worse than Hardaway's bad threes. Really impressed with out d inside so far.
there it is!
Smot with the 3!
We really need Smot to get hot from behind the arc.
What's wrong with Hardaway? Seriously.
Burke is so damn good.
Beautiful...but I wish he's slam those
Why can Hardaway not make a three? Why?
BULLSHIT ON THE NO CALL
How was that not a foul on Craft?
You gotta be fucking kidding me.
How was that a no-call? THJ got fouled.
Son of a bitch
It looked like Timmy was fouled
How the fuck was that not a foul by Craft!??!?!?
because Timmy went weak and Craft smacked the ball?
Come on Tim you gotta finish against Craft...
God damn it you have to make those goddamn breakaways! HOLD ON TO THE GODDAMN BALL!!!!!
We're gonna need those later....
Craft is getting kind of abused today.
no clue what happened to hardaway because i couldn't see anything.
He tomahawked his forearm...
Yeah, they just call that Buckeye defense. It's the easiest way to stop a breakaway.
How was that not a foul on the breakaway, and then a foul on Morgan??
A no-call on our end then a cheap foul on theirs.
Home cooking has finally arrived this afternoon.
On hardaway fast break and then they call a cheapie on Morgan!
after the dude traveled. ref forgot you have to dribble.
... does this commentator get spontaneously excited & start shouting 5-10 seconds after the action has already stopped?
Bill Raftery. He is awful. He makes some of the dumbest comments that make no sense that I have ever heard on television.
Come on Novak, you gotta clean up on that chippy.
Craft might have had a legit block (for a home game) but Novak was fouled for sure
Great set of home court bullshit calls in that sequence.
Didn't Hardaway get raked on the arm?
We knew it would be like this when they announced their Buckeye allegiance pregame. We need Gus Johnson
playing very good team defense and rebounding as a team.
On the high pick and roll has been impressive. He's reading the hedge beautifully and slipping the bounce pass to Morgan
I thought Dr. Pepper got the party started??
Nono...Dr Pepper lets you have a real good time. Common mistake.
It sounds like Pitbull is saying, "boom boom boom boom, yo quiero Taco Bell."
Was weak with the ball. Craft made a good play, not a foul. THJ needs to finish that regardless. Yes the camera work was ridiculous.
I saw the replay twice and that was a clean strip on Hardaway. Thomas certainly traveled before the foul, though.
Those 4 pts missed by Morgan/Novak might be huge.
I don't know if I've ever seen a freshman point guard with the vision of Trey Burke. Amazing
Oh boy, Mclimans.
trade off on the chippies
BS 2nd on Sullinger. That's huge.
Did Smotrycz even touch him?
Nope. Giant flop job.
SMOTZ DIDN"T EVEN TOUCH HIM!
Wwe shit there
What a fucking flopper! FUCK OSU
He didn't freaking touch him!
Didn't even fucking touch him. What BS.
should get tossed for that
He didn't touch him!!!!
Can they call a foul for faking?
Thomas is Sergios Busquets.
GIVE THAT MAN AN OSCAR! wow
Love the theatrics Kevin. This is utterly ridiculous if this is on Smotz.
If it was hockey, that would be 2 for diving.
Give that man an Oscar! What a performance!
They call that BS in hockey.
He is standing in the huddle going oh crap now they know I wasn't even touched
will fuck this up for sure
Flop flop flop floppy flop
So what's the damn call then?
at a minimum, esp given the risk for a flagrant 1 to the offensive player
Exactly. Bring in an actual punishment and leave it in soccer where it belongs.
That "OH" over the speaker is hilarious
OH makes me stabby.
What a flop!
McLimans with the three! He's done for the day
Did good making a no-call here. Credit to them.
Our defense has been superb this half.
Clutch 3, 10-2 run for the forces of heaven.
Haha, "he can bite ya." 1-19 from three last year.
But this year he's 4-8 (including 1-2 today).
Why not put Morgan in when Sullinger is out?
We see ya Blake!
We must be the worst rebounding team in the universe.
I thought we were playing Ohio State, not Duke. Nice flop.
Maize Rage needs to abuse that punk for being a flopper on the return visit.
Good god, defensive rebounds are at a premium
Morgan is the only rebounder on this team
smot leads the team in rebounding, iirc.
Perhaps but for me Morgan is the one player I think can guard and rebound with Sullinger
The refs have been really good thus far
you are allowed to dribble...
What does this kid contribute?
If Blake could get more than an inch off the ground he could have stolen that pass.
WHY ARE THERE NOT REPERCUSSIONS AGAINST OHIO STATE FOR CHEATING IN ANY ASPECT OF ANY SPORT?!?!?!?!
They all are in on it!
I know you guys want a T or something but it's not illegal. Also, they did call the foul on him so they got it right.
Guys look like they are executing a well-conceived game plan this afternoon at both ends. Be interesting to see how Motta adjusts at the half.
seriously? he is easily the worst coach in the big 10. tubby a close second. matta wouldn't win a game if he didn't have all those 4* and 5* players.
I don't know. He was pretty damn good at Xavier.
i'm sure he used the same tactics to bring in better talent than the rest of his league there too. i've seen him coach a lot of games and he's not good.
WHY ARE THERE NOT REPERCUSSIONS AGAINST OHIO STATE FOR CHEATING IN ANY ASPECT OF ANY SPORT?!?!?!?!
He's all over OSU's nuts for absolutely nothing.
Novak has to take that shot. He's not feeling it right now
Come on Morgan you big awkward fuck kick the ball out!
Dude, Morgan is the last person anyone should be upset with. He's been huge in the past few games.
I'm both sad and happy that we are passing up 3's
Just woke up from a nap. Good to see Michigan up.
So much for that. Go back to sleep.
go back to sleep.
Craft can apparently do a Rubik's cube in 70 seconds. That'll build your pattern recognition skillz.
Frigging offense keeps turning it over.
Burke get under control.
Will someone grab a damn rebound?
That was not set up by good D
grab a freakin rebound
Are we capable of getting a rebound?
GET A REBOUND JESUS
We Haz Noon..
they have 1 guy to our 4, yet he one hands the rebound. ridiculous. then they get 3 more shots at it.
Raftery seems to have a mancrush on Lenzelle Smith
Could these last 45 seconds be any more frustrating?
We could REALLLY use a 6'11" guy down low
Gotta get their ASSES into the belly's of these Buckeyes. Literally. They're standing around under the rim waiting for the ball while the athletes of OSU are jumping over they're standing around. Boxing out goes a long way..Find a body.
Morgan has 2 fouls, which means Smotcrycz to center, which means not good.
We hit three's we're gonna win.
The turnovers are fucking killing us right now. Hang onto the ball.
I can't wait til McGary gets here for that inside presence.
Timmy with the return flop there
Burke is a mess right now.
to realize we are a defense first and half court offensive team only! We cannot play with most teams running the floor. SLOW DOWN!
OSU's brick 3's are keeping us alive
O is 2-9 (22%)
Overall, M shooting 36%, O 35%
Pretty even game
All we can hope for are longer rebounds.
I worried about THJ being a 2 and done player...I dont worry about that anymore...
i laughed at that talk. he is no where near the talent of manny harris right now and manny left after his Jr year. hardaway has a long way to go on his ball handling skills.
Not to mention his shooting. I think Stu has more points than he does at this point in the season.
Over the last few games, I think Stu has more lay-ups/dunks than anyone but Morgan.
Hardaway, so close.
These shots need to fall... so close
Hardaway and Smotrycz really just need to stop shooting threes. I beg you.
You seem to really hate this team
Smotty has hit 2 threes, why the hell should he stop?