Well here we go. 20 minutes till tip-off, playing for a shot against MSU for our first (non-vacated) BTT final/Championship BEAT OHIO
Peppers at 10, which seems low.
What a piss poor effort. Apparently we're just happy to be there.
That's funny as hell
I just realized Roy is from Ohio, while a die hard Michigan man
I believe he is originally from Pahokee. Small world...
Mike Kitts, Terry Wymer and Gene Steratore... get ready for some annoying officiating. Especially Mike Kitts.
Here's some beat Ohio State music.
birthday cake/Blues Brothers Formation. Beat Ohio!
...and beat Ohio. GO BLUE!
Mata in romanian means your mom. Its spelled a little differently
in Joisey too...
Ohio is the worst 4 letter word in the English dictionary
If you guys win today, tomorrow will be a treat. The last game on CBS before the selection show. The nation will be watching. It can potentially put our basketball rivalry on the national map, where it belongs IMO.
After we beat you bitches!!!!
good point...would be a huge stage
So what are we thinking of our chances on a neutral field? I think Trey has improved since the last time we played them, certainly TMJR has improved, I think we stand a decent chance of pulling off the upset...
Win by 7
Basketball on a field would be interesting. Dribbling might be tough.
to make it right, okay neutral court...
Worst state ever
Last commercial break before tip-off. So close...
As soon as I saw the game was on CBS, my heart sank. Nantz and Kellogg have such a boner for the Buckeyes.
Apparently Clark Kellogg does too.
I hope we can find a way to get Trey a little rest this time. We can't run the guy ragged this weekend. The loss of Eso Akunne (who used to spell Burke for a few minutes in the first half of games) has quietly been a factor.
Oh noooooes the bar here doesn't get regional cbs! The spoon can't see the game¡
The game can't see you either, since you're invisible.
Hopefully Burke and THJ can keep it rolling from yesterday and we can get some production out of Novak, Douglass, and Smot. If that happens, we have a good chance.
Trey- rrriiifffic wow that was really lame from the people calling the game. I mean Trey deserves something so much better than Trey -rrific come on.
I've got to watch with a nasty flu. Hopefully, I'll get so excited I'll puke.
That was a killer defensive play by Novak to force that walk.
TIMMMAY! Nice move!
such a screamer...
No answer for Sullinger. Jeez.
on both sides of the court...
we're gonna lose of we let Thomas and Sullinger have a field day right under the hoop
I swear Morgan has a weaker grip than a three month old baby koala.
Killing us on the glass already
We need rebounds and a hot 3 shooter right now or this is going to get ugly. Sullinger, WTF how do you defend that guy? His shots have so much arc.
Let's shake the cobwebs and get through the first ten minutes. Keep it close.
I wouldn't like Sullinger if he played for us.
I gotta call B.S. on that one mon frere.
It's early boys and girls. Remember, we started slow against Minny too. Let's get a couple stops and make some shots, and we'll be back in it.
Sullinger dominating Morgan. Color me shocked.
but we are definitely being outplayed early on. Trey seems a tad off with his shot, he doesn't look comfortable yet...
Come on Morgan. FINISH
Wow Morgan. Please put that away next time.
Morgan needs to finish!!!
We better channel some of little brothers mojo from 2 hrs ago
This is freakin crappy so far. 1/9 shooting including a missed dunk. Sheesh
Let's get this under control.
I wanted Craft's second
It seemed to me, correct me if I'm wrong, that Kraft had one foot in the air during that "charge."
Awful call on the charge. Kraft was sliding his feet...
It doesn't matter if your feet are set or not. The rule book uses the term "legal guarding position". If you are sliding your feet and still maintaining legal guarding position between the offensive player and the hoop, and the offensive player decides to go through you, that is a charge every time. That was a correct call 100%.
shut the fuck up ...
Bah. First ever double post. =(
He didn't look set to me, but that is my biased eye.
Jordan please make the bunnies...
well if Craft is scoring we might be in trouble.
to hate sullinger. what a ho.
let's get going here jesus!
how on earth was that a charge!??
this is unbelievable
What a flop for sullinger wow
Must be majoring in acting
That was a terrible call.
officiating is bad
No, we are!
but not too surprising, Smotz is a fouling machine
Screw that, what a fucking flop by Sullinger. I hate how reputation influences the refs so much.
Did Michigan come to Indy to party all weekend?
That's two charge calls that looked like the feet were moving.
I get the Smot call a little more because he had his off arm out. However, Sullinger flopped hard to sell it. Should have been a no call.
Your feet can be moving. U just have to establish position.
Nice flop you bitch
Do the refs understand the rules?
and expect to win; I mean, you don't just walk into Mordor...
This is bullshit!
awarded the Oscars a week or two ago
getting some of our own medicine with these charges
Anyone who thinks we could make it to the Sweet 16 is smoking something? Three points in 7 minutes?! What is going on out there?!
Brutal start once again. Is it possible for someone other than Trey to figure out what time these games start?
How the hell was that a charge? He had one foot in the air and was turning at the point of impact. FU REFS
Flop...tough two calls for us
First charge was legit..second was awful!
The king of missed dunks.
well.....that was a nice horrible start. getting destroyed inside. McGary will be a welcome addition next year.
Sullinger is getting an A in acting the semester
so, when does the game start?
STFU fairweather fan. That's if you're not an undercover Sparty.
IT. WHAT THE F
Why in the he'll are we not running any offense?
This is embarrassing.
This is rediculous. What happened to our team, and especially our defense?
You would think better from a physicist's pet.
Meh Maths =/= spelling. Thanks for the correction though, I think rage clouded my spellchecking function.
Playing bad defense and making up for it with even worse offense. Godawful.
HIT. A . BUCKET.
Seriously fuck ohio
We are NOT losing because of the referees, but good God this is bad.
Operation score 15 points by halftime strikes again.
Call all our timeouts now! Let's give the refs some time to think about what they're doing! Inbound-timeout-inbound-timeout! Let TH shoot it and get Smot involved!
Oh man, if Zack can't make the ones we need...guess we used up all those shots against Minnesota...
All Big Ten champions are not created equal.
These refs are as bad as the ncst unc game.
That's good isn't it?
Wow. finally a god call!
These refs are a joke but this game is already over, we will fight back and make it a game but when a team is more talented than you you can't spot them 10 points like this.
lol, 3 points in 8 minutes. Can't play like that against a team this good
apparently all block/charge/no calls are being charges atm
They have the luxury of going to the bench to get rest for their starters
Drawn Charge: Hurling one's body in front of on coming attacking player. Charge is only awarded if player falls to ground and/or is wearing red.
Well, this couldn't have started out much worse
That charge on Sullinger was as much a non-charge as the previous two against Michigan. Guh, refs suck.
gotta say, i saw the beginning of this game going differently in my head.
Fuck this is bad right now. Bad reffing, bad shooting, bad everything
Time for a run, go into the half down by 6-7 and win in the second half. YES! Channeling my inner Knowledge!
This is a horrid performance we've looked disinterested and ill-prepared for 50 of the 53 minutes of this tournament so far
Where is the senior leadership?
4 points total during the first 7 minutes of both BTT games. Not very prepared to come out and play.
Coming out of this break is where we start having shots fall and decide to show up....something has to start going right I guess...BTW these refs are charge happy today.
During the TV timeout there were 3 more charges called on Michigan. Not sure why yet.
I will try to accept the inexplicability of these scoring droughts
Good work Novak.
Zack! We needed it
Wow, offensive rebound Novak!
It's pretty evident that everyone's tired and lost against a bigger team. There's 2 on Burke. Game over.
We really need to work on our overall depth. It is pretty clear that ohio has much better overall talent depth
Going bigger now
White uniforms suck shit. Hope they leave them home in the tournament that matters.
Well there goes Burke for the rest of the half. Man could we use a big guy to rebound.
we are getting some unexpected rebounding...can you say GRIT?
Good rebound, pass and score, let's get it going guys, we can come back!
We need some real post players so badly. No offence to Morgan, but he has weak hands and virtually no post moves. Seems like all he can do is set screens and roll to dunk when wide open.
Well, on the plus side, we are now on pace to score 36 points!!!! Plus we're only down 7 somehow. Feels like it should be a thousand.
F the Buckeyes.
Beat these pompous clowns.
The pure shooter scheme is getting worked by bigger stronger teams. We are making sullinger look like shaq....
DUNK THE FUCKING BALL MORGAN...
Morgan misses so many bunnies, ugh.
Jesus.. Make a layup!
Please make a lay up.
Oop could have been our game changer
Stu trying to get too fancy there...
come on Stu fuck!
Awww Stu....you're playing hard but that was not smart...
Terrible. 6 pts left in layups.
If your scared go home.
I really hope Morgan uses the entire off season to work on his post moves and finishing.
Three strait shots at the hoop and no points from it
Please do us all a favor and just jump in front of the train already.
wow, need to get it togeth
Somtrycz is losing his cool.
looking forward to closing out the first half strong...
What the fuck was that pass? What the fuck was that??
And Smot has to work on not picking up stupid fouls
That's 4 points in a row we just gave away. And man do they call Smot for some weak stuff.
Get Stu the fuck out
Do the refs do anything but look at Smotz?
They're going to be in the fucking bonus in a minute at this rate!
throwing alley-oops is something you do when you're up by 11, not down by 11.
We can't get a call.
Fuck you Ref!
He collects them like lint...
Ugh, Stu is forcing things, we gotta get some people going.
Morgan literally just backed down from craft under the hoop. He has cost us 6-8 points already alone with his hands.
I am utterly amazed that this is only an 11-point game.
Awful shots. Even worse passing.
Two possessions to comically stupid stu decisions
Sloppy play. Poor shot selection. For a team that has to rely on playing smart and hustling, they are doing the exact opposite. Now THJ tries to dribble through the lane. Guaranteed turnover every time. Dumb.
Morgan can't dunk or hit lay ups and other missed opportunities
Take Morgan's ass out. Jesus.
Play like this and we aren't going to beat a 13 or 14 seed..
Jordan Morgan is soooooo soft...
Is Rich Rod coaching right now?
Shooting 19%. This is appalling.
I can't believe he is this anemic from right beneath the basket...
Sad to say... but we should probably take solace in the fact that we're not down by 20
this is pathetic.. they get steals.. we reach in and get fouls called.. they get blocked calls.. we get charges..
Incredible, this is the worst we've played all year...
Smot strips it, instant foul. Craft strips it, OMG BEST DEFENDER EVARRR. And Hardaway just got run the fuck over. That was more of a charge than the one Sullinger drew.
Morgan can't hit a barn right now an Hardaway must be the easiest guy to strip when he puts the ball on the floor
not one to complain about refs but there's been some wonky calls so far especially with the charges etc
not a block, effing BS
Good thing we made the tourney. Can't win them all but hopefully we learn for these last 2 games
3 seed? We look more like a 13 seed.
WHELP, things can only get better right? Let's man the fuck up and get back in this, we've done it before and we can do it again, COME ON!
Soft and sloppy... That's us!
This is really Dissapointing to watch this team play frightened of Ohio. Scared to finish....scared to defend. This is disgusting. I can't wait for the infusion of individual talent that is coming next year.....gotta love Clark Kellogg's commentary. This is a hellish situation.....
amazing that we aren't down by 20+
let's get going already
How has Michigan been "soft"? Sloppy, yes. It's difficult to be aggressive when defense=foul.
Nut up, Blue!
Mclimans is in. Mother of God.
I believe he took a class with the GERG. Sweet locks!
Hey announcers, Ohio is NOT Minny.
What did the commentators allude to as far Matta "switching" things up, almost keeping UM on their toes? I just got to turn the game on...is it just superior defense right now by Ohio?
There we go Stu, good smart shot, keep it up!
I get that we look awful, but this doesn't invalidate anything we accomplished during the season.
I guess I would rather have them get this out of their system now. We have not really done anything well today. Haven't gotten any calls, but we haven't deserved them either. Everyone looks lost.
How has this team accomplished anything this season. They have no consistency, red hot or ice cold. So frustrating!
Who knew that watching a game play-by-played by a former buckeye would suck so bad.
I disagree with all of these posters saying Michigan is playing scared. They're undersized and the whistles are blowing at will. Do you want them to foul out in the first half?
There is nothing we can do about the size, but he have to play with more toughness
Well, they sure are not playing with the intensity that is needed. They are small, and the get called on everything, this is ridiculous. They better get this sorted out for the tourney.
Timmy just looks disinterested right now
Down by 12, 5:30 left
Timmy nutter up on that one
Before you guys get too bent out of shape, keep in mind that 1) we're playing on less than 24 hours' rest, which we won't have to do again and 2) we're playing a better opponent than anyone we'll face next weekend.
With our lack of depth, we're not well-constructed for a BTT run. But in the NCAA tournament it'll be much less of an issue.
OSU is playing on less rest than us. They seem to be running up and down the court and playing both defense and offense. To our credit, it is much harder to play when your heads are up your asses.
OSU's roster is better-suited to play on a quick turnaround. They have more depth (although Matta doesn't always use it) and interior scoring isn't as affected by tired legs as perimeter shooting is.
How about you show up today
Excellent effort by Morgan so far....
Man, can Sullinger just leave for the NBA already?
Good thing the OSU player wasn't lying out of bounds with the ball...
Minnesota would've given OSU a tougher match up.
How is that not traveling?
Seen enough, Coach?
can't defend sully.. and he knows it.. look at that smug SOB smile.. such a dick
Mattison to dive for the loose balls.
Novak really seems to have found his legs since the IU game
possession arrow should stay with us
I don't think the OSU player had possession. If he had possession, yeah I think Zack committed a foul but this is not THAT case.
Are they looking to T up Novak here? Hit to the head?
OSU is showing why they were ranked so high early in the season
Did Sullinger win a contest to earn the "foul immunity card" or something?
Everyone is playing like shit.
Fuck fuck fuckity fuck
we are lucky things worked out and we got a share of the championship
If I was John Beilein I'd want to strangle each an every guy on the team screaming wake the hell up!
Can we play any worse? This is getting pretty bad...
Cut it to ten and we have a shot. The sky hasn't fallen yet. Yes we look AWFUL but there's another half to play.
It's like they're not interested, pathetic effort so far....I hate ohio
Old fashioned clock cleaning going on here. This is uninspiring.
4 of 18... Gak
Is it time to rest our starters for the next tournament?
Goddamnit! Why won't our 3's just go in?!?!?!
Morgan made one!
OSU is playing like they usually play. They're a good team. Michigan is playing like absolute garbage. Not getting it done on either end of the court.
Morgan can make lay ups afterall
Must have had his eyes closed...
We need a lot of good plays to get back in the game but that's a start, go Vogrich!
Hey, we've been playing terrible, but we can get this deficit under ten by half, let's go blue!
We are not ready for prime time. Yet.
Nice to see ya Morgan, only 17 minutes late
Sullinger could close his eyes and heave it and it would swish.
Vogrich! What wheels!
I guess when you're on you're on.
OK if Sullinger is going to make stuff like that then we have no chance. Especially when our open looks are going in and out
That's the way I'm choosing to look at it too
for a team that relies on the three so much we aren't that good at making them
Nothing seems to break our way... where are the forced charges on OSU that we had last game??
Big Ten refs are homers...and on neutral courts they seem to "support" the higher ranked teams.
Jebus, everything Sully throws up just goes in
Get this to single digits before half. Please
RUN THE COURT. Jesus, Ohio def has size but they're NOT as transitional as Michigan can be....quick tempo quick tempo quick tempo
They also have limited depth down that bench.
Limited depth? They can play a solid 8 man rotation.
After Smot our depth falls off considerably.
You're right. A solid 6-8 man rotation. But then ask yourself if ol' Thadmeister will actually ROTATE. Probably not as much as you'd expect, right?
Playing tired. No legs on his jumper at all.
you don't score 30 and not feel a little fatigued...
Sullinger is ON FIRE. If we don't start making our shots, it's going to be a 20+ point loss. I still believe in these guys, but Burke looks spent after 45 last night.
This looks like the Duke vs UNC game a couple weeks ago.
Hint: We're Duke.
Ho Hum... feels like a replay of last year's game.
Watch how Burke tucks the ball. Timmie holds it out.
Yeha it seems like it happens at least twice each game.
I was afraid of Burke being tired. 45 minutes last night.
It might be time for Carlton to get some min
I hope we're just tired. But OSU should be too.
Their bench is deeper so they can rotate more players.
You'll never be happy, regardless of who coaches.
Its not like he isn't trying to get a big guy. Its not his fault Cronin got hurt. And you can't tell me McGary won't be an inside presence.
You posted crap like this in the thread for the Minny game.
Fuck you, troll. How'd that Minny game turn out for your negative ass.
Forget this clown, not a fan in my book
Everyone likes Beilein because he won the B1G in spite of everything you said, asshat.
The fact that we're #10 in the country and #2 in the BTT with a freshmen point guard, some gritty seniors and THJ (sometimes) shows what a great coach he is. We're all angry, but you don't have to be stupid too
If we can manage to keep this within 10-12 we'll have a chance. Shooting like garbage and Sullinger will start to cool off.
I keep hoping that Michigan will go on a run and get it under 10 by half too. But, there has been no improvement whatsoever and the lead just continues to grow. No runs are coming tonight.
Last night Burke was stepping up. Tonight there isn't a single player that is doing anything positive.
After these last two days I think the white uniforms need to be burned and thrown away.