Just turned on the game, glanced at the stats, and skimmed the nearly 500 posts (key word, skimmed). Looks like it's been ugly and was wondering if there are some homer calls going on?
Michigan vs. Ohio State Basketball Open Thread
Not the worst I've seen, but the calls seem slightly skewed their way. Not like it matters, they're just bigger and better than us.
if more of those shots went in...
Refs have been fine. We've (predictably) gotten killed on the boards and have missed some key open threes. We have no inside presence since early in the game. Morgan and Novak have 4 fouls.
THJ has been largely absent, most painfully on the boards.
I somewhat disagree...I think their success on the boards have made them more aggressive trying to get them. They are holding arms and really, really bashing in there. The refs are letting most of it, except the agregious calls, go, which gives them a huge huge advantage.
There has been some. The only thing is that they are so much bigger than us and we are getting killed on the glass. They have 13 off. rebounds and we have 2.
First half ended 24-21 Ohio. Shooting was good but not great, but the monster advantage in FTs for them is telling. Plus Morgan and Novak have 4 fouls already.
Basically, it's been fairly even but some bad turnovers and a complete lack of rebounding has led to Ohio State's lead. They had one 14-2 run in the 2nd half. Also, Ohio is 13/16 of the line and we're 0/0.
Plus, the turnovers.
Everyone! I appreciate the catch up.
We're not tough enough. This game is a toughness issue which is so DAMN frustrating
He at least is bringing some energy off the bench. Good O-board
WHERE's THE FOUL???!? and also, nice offensive rebound, for once.
I wanted to hit Thad Matta in the face with a shovel...then I realized someone already has.
So what's stopping you from doing it again?
Ok, CC, I apologize. That was great effort for the board.
Colton Christian is a goofy looking runner. I am having a laugh watching him run.
Bad things happen when Stu is near the baseline
Stu makes more freshman mistakes than Burke...WTF?
He's good for at least 2-3 bonehead plays a game
Stay away from the baseline Douglas! That's three times now. Turnovers and offensive rebounds are killing us.
Douglass goes baseline and turns it over. What a shock.
all i hear is how well these guys can shoot, yet none of them shoot well. hardaway nails a 3 then damn near airballs the next one. stu did the same thing. smot makes his first, hasn't come close since.
get vogrich in there and hope he gets hot.
On that last one it looked like Hardaway got hit
Every time THJ makes one shot, you know it's going to be heat check time.
I'm glad you are not our coach. Hardaway's second shot was havily contested. Hardaways and Smot is better than Vogrich.
Mich: 7/19 for 38%
OSU: 3/14 for 21%
I think your criticism is off. It may seem like we're terrible simply because we take a lot of shots.
Not great today, but not awful.
Our toughness is sitting on the bench because of foul trouble. OSU is big and talented. Until we can box out and get a rebound, it is not going to be able to happen. However, did I mention, Aaron Craft is a bitch?
When I started watching we were only down 3. I'm sorry, I'll take responsibility for this one.
has as many offensive rebounds as we have total rebounds. redunculous.
UGH we can't rebound worth a shit. this is where having a guy like mcgary is really going to help.
there is clearly a difference in talent levels between the two teams right now. but we will get there. we'll have a solid core in burke, mcgary, hardaway and morgan to build on for next year.
Christian had time to bring that down and throw it home. Product of him not playing much I assume
seriously? get morgan in there until he fouls out.
Apparently Vogrich is the only guy on our team who can box out a big man.
Colton Christian may be the most awkward guy ever.
And damn Hardaway stop takig bad 3s!
Novak kinda looks like a toddler from far away of you squint a little.
That's why you're third-string
More patience and were only down 3.
We have two guys on the floor that can make a shot
This is an interesting lineup right now.
those two easy first have bunnies would look good now.
Come on.... how does that not fall?
The big advantage of continuing to watch this game? I can put off vacuuming for another 20 minutes or so. Also retaining my fan card.
Down 7...here it comes.
Get stronger Morgan...
MORGAN WHAT THE HELL?!?!?
Wow this is really bad. When Colton Christian is attempting to key your comeback, you know you're screwed. Can we put the guys with 4 fouls back in the game now?
Jesus Christ Morgan, you get a very rare offensive rebound and then you give it away.
KEEP THE FUCKING BALL ABOVE YOUR HEAD JORDAN!