Sullinger = ahole
Michigan vs OSU Open Thread
C'mon Timmah. Make those FT's
God nothing pisses me off more than missed free throws, which we do a lot of
MAKE YOUR FUCKING FREE THROWS
Hit your fucking throws man
Cmon, guys. Get your damn heads in the game. No way Hardaway should miss 2 of 3 from the line.
Down by 14, I guess free throws aren't important. You've got to be fucking kidding Hardaway. 1-3 when you get fouled shooting a three.
Novak is currently our hardest working rebounder.
We need to balance our team better from here out. The dead eye shooter concept is too iffy because they usually don't shoot the ball well. We are a poor free throw team and really weak inside. Hard to watch. We have overachieved this year.
Missed free throws, lazy turnovers, poor shooting cannot happen against good teams and expect to win.
Blatant travel by Craft.
Trey and THJ have got to start shooting better at the line.
Stu needs to get a damn talking-to. That was absolutely inexcusable.
Boy if that doesn't sum up this game.
wow Stu. wow.
Dumb ass play by Stu!
Get diarrhea at halftime.
Great fucking job Stu...Go sit on the bench for the rest of the game
what the fuck are you waiting for Stu, shit
Really sums up the first half.
Douglas! You're a senior you need to have that timing down. C'mon man.
Here's my very technical analysis of the first half.
Sullinger: playing great.
Every single player with a Michigan jersey: awful.
Stu can't even fucking get a shot off in time. Ugh.
Add poor clock management from our senior guard.....what a shit show. We look like Pretenders.
but yeah I wouldn't expect her to do any better...
from stupendous to just plain stu-pid.The whole team thus far.
Nice play call coach. Everyone needs to be ass chewed at half.
You idiot, you had all the time in the world. Make up for it in the 2nd half...
nice play by a senior there... hope the new recruits have better basketball iq
Craft allowed to run rampant on D. I'd guess I'd like to see us beat the crap of whoever has the ball too.
here was Purdue's coach Matt Painter after yesterday's game:
“One of their bigs was just grabbing our players out in the open on a ball screen defense and I just pointed it out,” Painter said. “I said ‘He has both his hands around him.’ (the official) stares right at it and ignores him so, I can’t repeat what I said to him.”
tough shot for stu, you rarely see a guy miss time a shot by so much; there was no doubt the clock ran out before the shot left his hand...
If you're gonna dribble it that much at least get to the basket. With these refs they're gonna call the foul more often than not.
Can we change unis at the half...
And of course a spartan fan calls me to talk shit the moment halftime hit. What a fucking asshole.
Burke's legs are dead. His jumpers are all short and he looks gassed whenever they show a closeup, which is what happens when you play 45 minutes less than 24 hours before another game. We don't have much of a chance unless he finds his second wind at halftime.
~350 posts at half. Time to start a 2nd half thread?
Yuppppp. Love the idea of a fresh thread for a fresh, new half. Great suggestion.
I hope this disgrace fuels some passioned rage we'll get to see in the second half.
can we leave all the trolls in this thread?
there are few things that piss me off more than missed free throws. and not having clock awareness.
I feel like this team frequently gets off to slow starts. Hoping they pick it up in the second half, but you can't beat good teams like this.
May be the worst half I've ever seen from Stu, and that's saying something
Things can only get better from here. I think we can all agree that this team has been better second half performers this season, so there's reason for hope.
that can win us the game, are we going to be able to score it? Oh, no sense in being a negative Nancy...
Hardaway is 1-4 and the pride of Columbus 0-5...it's not like that's going to go all game.
Jeebus, just jump off the f'n bandwagon then.
Only down 13 and played like a junior high team. Come out make some early shots and I think we can come back.
A couple stops and a couple 3's you're back in it. This is college basketball after all.
congrats; this was a most satisfying use of my first Flamebait downvote.
His team can't make a damn layup right now. That's not a Beilein
You should strongly consider never posting again.
Can we get a mod to just ban this troll?
If we had actual downvoting powers like before, idiots like him would be run off the board.
This. Of all times that the negbang would be reasonable.
Bolivian is a necessary potential outcome.
He's not the one playing like shit. He hasn't missed a layup or a free throw.
I didn't realize you posted on this board? IT'S ONE HALF!
you dickhead. I'm sure Coach Beilein wants us to go inside. Shot selection has been bad but fans like you ANSOLUTELY make me sick. Did you not go through the RR era? Get on board or jump the hell off! You piece of shit.
Oh, and I'll repeat MYSELF: Fuck You.
Go cheer for another team
Won the school our first B1G championship in 26 years. We aren't going to turn into a national power over night.
You know what? We're down 13 and that sucks. But, as bad as we've played we should be down by 20+ Let's see if we can salvage this in the 2nd half; it's not like we can play much worse.
(famous last words)
We always play like shit in the white jerseys
strong start to 2nd half. make it a close game. Beilein will get our troops rallied up
....needs to tap into his inner Greg Oden and play like the 84 year-old that we've seen in other games.
Options. Beer, scotch or sangria. I was drinking scotch for last nights rally, so maybe that works today.
Hope you still have your legs today!
ha blame the jerseys
Did Beilein fuck your girlfriend or something? You really hate him.
Hey troll, do us all a favor and go fuck yourself
How many 13 point leads has Ohio blown?
So disappointed with Stu for the lack of awareness at the end there. You've got to be better than that. Especially as a senior. It's inexcusable.
It's not been his best game. Looks like a frosh out there.
People blaming Beilein are clueless. Morgan a missed dunk, missed free throws, 4 straight possessions with dribbling or passing turnovers.
Those are not coaching mistakes. Guys are tired and there's no depth on this team yet.
I think we make this close if not come back and win it.
It's a single jag off.
What is up with Novak lately.....No leadership, cant shoot, not taking charges.....Burke is bailing Michigan out for the past 4 games. If Novak plays like this in the Tourny, then we would get beat in the first round. LEADERSHIP is what im looking for.
Stop watching then.
Given the guys we have in place, I doubt there's any other coach in the country who would get more out of this team.
When we're sporting a top 10 team for most of next year, you'll see what Beilein can do with a great team
Its kind of amazing we're only down 13. It feels like we're down 30. Hopefully Sullinger will cool off, we'll play a little better D and shoot a little better and we'll be right there
Every time I see that MJ Gatorade commercial, I think ESPN is going to do 30 for 30 on him. I then get disappointed when I realize it's just an ad.
Seeing Steve Nash in college is weird... now back to the game.
hi guys, its not like this HASNT happened before. yesterday we scored 20 pts at half. lets all chill out a bit - this team is going to make a run and pull it below 10. they may not win, but they're not going to get run off the court.
the difference is sullinger right now. if he picks up a quick foul to start the half, the whole dynamic changes.
I blame the basketball band! A trumpet has been 10 cents sharp the entire time and it's affecting our concentration!
What does that mean?
We have to double Sullinger this half. Make them hit their outside shots with tired legs.
I'd rather lose because of their shooters than watch Sullinger make three footers all game.
We can't play any worse than we did in the first half. Play hard, hit some shots and get back in this game. Go Blue!
Chaz Bono wearing a Michigan shirt. I threw up in my mouth!
Yeah, well, Ohio is an inferior academic institution.
Gotta love the Ohio hitler ad...
If they can come out of the half with a few early threes from Burke and THJ, I don't think it's out of the question to see us build enough momentum to make this a game. Still, with the way Sullinger is playing, it'll be tough to see us winning this.
15-4 rally to start the half. We'll get within 4 with 7 min to go, but we'll be down 7 with 4 min to go. Novak will hit a huge 3 to be down 4. I can't say how the final 3:30 plays out, other than GO BLUE!
Does he only predict football?
Is capable of falling apart with a couple calls against him. He can be a head case.
i hope Mitch M can bring some toughness to this team next season ... ala Zeller
I mean come on 13 points aint shit. We got Sullinger his 2nd foul, we only shot 25% and hit what 2-12 from 3 point land? All that went wrong and it is only 13. we can come back. If we hit 6 plus 3 pointers in the 2nd half I know it will be a game. Let's go blue
28% from the floor. That is all.
I wish CBB would go with the tip off for possession tie ups
Now, just go. If you're going to hate on Beilein, then go and start a thread somewhere (you can't here anyway, thankfully). I hear MLive is looking for content...
Wow great hands by Burke.
They're just playing harder than us.
we don't have our "A" game and they know it; we're their rival and they mean to plant us into the floor...
I don't think that speech that everyone was hoping for during halftime happened. It looks like maybe they just ate a few hot dogs instead.
How is that a foul if he is straight up and down
Defensive charge on Smith Jr. just now I think....
Just go away troll.
No flow whatsoever
Is it really good game planning to have J.Mo setting high screens on offense the majority of the time? What the hell is he going to do with the ball from the top of the arc? Once in a blue moon, he cuts through the key to open a passing lane. Otherwise it's like watching an oak tree take up space where a guard or SF should be.
Morgan looks good.
not Morgan's day
closer to the hoop...
Is it possible this could push us to the 4 line?
I don't think so, but I know nothing about what goes into the selection
what the fuck was that Jordan?!
Morgan 5 footer about 3 feet over the basket. ugh
Jeez, Morgan is not playing well AT ALL. Good choice to sit him down.
fucked game by M
I have no explanation for what that was.
Even Graham Brown thought Morgans shot was awful.
Seriously, can't we get a hand-eye coordination coach to work with Morgan over the summer? His hands are Kwame Brown-level.
We just need Bacari to really work on his post game over the summer.
Then please go away.
missed the 3 footer by 4 feet
It seems like it does come down to being tired. Well, no more back to back games this season and that bodes well.
Yeah, but why are we tired and they're not?
But OSU's players are tired too. Thad Matta is notorious for only playing 7-8 players extensively.
Craft, Buford, and Thomas each played 38 minutes in their game against Purdue yesterday. And Sullinger played 36 minutes. Smith played 26 and Sam Thompson played 13. No other OSU player payed more than 3 minutes.
There have been nights in which he has had big moments, but just like today, I've seen it happen all too often. Jordan Morgan is playing like the Steven Threet of UM basketball, failing miserably while we wait for someone in next years recruiting class to replace him.
Hope we wear the Maize uni in the tourney
As a 5 seed
THJ not going to the NBA anytime soon.
Is there any danger of us slipping to a 4-seed if we get absolutely facewrecked (even more) in this game?
I think we probably would have ended up with a 4 seed anyway. If we would've won today, prob a 3, win on sunday and we could have possibly grabbed the 2.
Someone needs to give Morgan a fucking towel.
Good. Please fucking leave, nobody wants you here anyways.
You have got to be the dumbest poster I've ever seen. You belong on RCMB.
he is probably from tRCMB
We'll miss your insight
Hopefully your computer will explode while you're at dinner and you'll never use the internet again.
Fucking Smot losing his head again.
Fucking Sullinger. Fucking Refs. Fuck this day
I couldn't fucking agree more
If Sullinger had down what Smot just did that would've been called a block. Just saying.
what the fuck can Evan do.. he gets called for everything
Smotrycz is a foul machine and never gets a call.
WTF, body control dude
phantom phuckin' phoul!
Here comes that second half surge. Unfortunately, we are not the team surging.
Jeez, this could push us back to a four seed.
Is to have everyone stand 25 feet out and not move.
LOL at everyone that thought there was going to be some kind of great speech at halftime and they'd come out on a run. Garbage first half, garbage second half.
Excuse us for having hope!
But seriously, this second half has punched my optimism in the gut...
Thought you were leaving, asshole?
Think someone might be headed toward the ban-hammer.
20 point deficit. You gotta be shittin me.
Yea we're outsized but we're being embarrassed, and that's shameful.
How the fuck are we playing this bad? Like the Purdue game.
and then fuck them again
Smot must have done something to anger all the working refs.
I was think the same thing. Very bad call
This game is pretty painful to watch, but I can't turn away. I woke up at 3:30am Sunday Korean time to watch MSU win and UM have a terrible day. What a bad way to start my Sunday.
I think I should go to bed now...
I don't think things can get any worse. Fucking A we didn't show up to play
When is the hockey thread starting?
Time to talk hockey.
Edit: beaten to the punch.
The team just seems to have no fight. I don't get it. We can't play this badly the last game before the tournament.
Don't understand why we hedge their guards so hard with a big on the perimeter. All they are doing is lobbing it down low and Sullinger has a 1 on 1 with the help defender (novak, THJR). It's really hurting us and their guards aren't great outside shooters.
Is Morgan playing awful, or is it terrible scheme? Morgan was constantly setting high screens for Burke, which seemed to take Morgan out of position to do anything useful. I don't understand that. Hardaway could set a high screen for Burke. Novak could set a high screen for Burke. Worst case scenario, you have an athletic SF or guard up high, and Morgan down low where he should be.
Morgan can't make fast cuts, so I don't see any logic to having him screen the ball high. Maybe if he were actually doing an amazing job at it, but he's not. AT ALL. Burke is getting hounded up there.
This game sucks.
You just don't know when to give up do you?
We won the Big Ten, you fucking clown.
and do it quick
WE GOT A CALL!
Looking forward to the hockey game tonight and the Selection Show tomorrow. If we do some damage in the tournament, no one will remember this game, nor will they when that banner goes up into the rafters in Crisler.
Just painful to watch. Everyone looks bad.
Make the game even harder to watch
Everything of Burke's is just bouncing out. Fuck our luck
Just leave already.
Don't feed the troll. Sparty gonna spart
Morgan needs to hang onto the ball.
I love how that ref basically got down in Novak's face to point out the foul. Nice form there, zebra.
Wow. If that is a foul on anyone that is on Sulliger. He pulled Novak down with him.
Sullinger pulls Novak out of the way, steals the ball, and travels. Foul on Novak????
If we don't hit our threes, don't hit our free throws, and don't rebound at all. When we have no play down low they can focus on making all of our deep shots hard. This game IMO is exactly why we'll need size in the future to do anything in the tourny. Hopefully this game doesn't hurt the mentality of the team in the next week.
Can't win if Burke can't score.
Finally getting some offensive fouls on Sullinger.
I think we stopped playing basketball about 2 minutes ago, and now there's just 5 guys running around. Maybe this timeout can re-establish some structure.
Go back to high school
to have a bad game, still love him, too bad for today so far
I don't think OSU needs to score again to win this. We'll be lucky to get to 44. The team is used to Trey carrying them, so they're just standing around. Unfortunately, he's playing just as poorly as everyone else.
That's how you lose a game...
Just so we don't get bombed on Selection Sunday, I hope we can pull within single digits when we lose.
Burke is dead. At least he's not NBA ready.
keep letting ohio players bump Trey and no fucking calls, ARGH
These refs fucking blow.
And the team is putting together such a weak effort.
It really hurts not having Horford available.
Honestly, Jordan Morgan should never be anywhere near the three point line on offense. Absolutely no good has come from it.
Have you heard of a pick and roll?
OKay. Just making sure. I was about to provide you with a wikipedia link or something.
I haven't seen a single effective pick and roll out of Morgan/Burke. Morgan has been a liability up high. Hardaway or Novak could just as easily set the pick or high screen. That's all I'm saying.
Because of all the yelling and sarcastic comments directed at my televison.
quiet" Our home is pretty much a tomb as well...
Serious BS on the non-calls. Big Ten teams are in for a rude awakening with officiating in the NCAA's
this is awful
ecause of all the yelling and sarcastic comments directed at my televison.
6 turnovers in the second half. Must've been some great leadership in that locker room. More turnovers than points. I hope the captains feel ashamed after this clown show is over.
You're an idiot. Nobody gives a shit about how you feel about this game. This team owes you nothing. Go away
16...when do we decide it's just not going to happen? Not yet...
Respect to Novak, he's been playing hard, taking charges and fighting for loose balls, showing some senior leadership.
just when it seems we're getting close to getting close, he hits another one...
Smot needs to punish Craft when he goes up like that.
he keeps trying that pass over the middle and hasn't worked all game
I can't wait until we get some athletic big men on the roster. We look like dwarves among giants out there. Same when we play MSU.
Can't remember Burke turning it over this bad ever.
He's playing like a freshman guard that logged 45 minutes the night before.
This game is so much worse watching it with a high fever.
I feel sick just watching it...
More football commitments.
Our basketball team is trying to show Yost that he ain't the only "point-a-minute" team in town. Take that Fielding!
No quickness today at all. Dead legs and not smart play. Doesn't even look like us out there.
ref's letting it go every time ... BB would be a better game without the hand checking
also ... why when teams miss wide open shots do announcers talk about the other team's defense?
I'd be okay with some hard fouls by us. We're getting beat up by OSU and not getting the calls. Might as well make them pay.
Well.. on the bright side, at least we get this out of our system before the NCAA tourney. We haven't lost two in a row all year so we should come out strong
Not sure why the worry about a dropping to a 4 seed or more. We've beaten teams better than us and lost to teams way worse. A difference of two or spots in a seed won't matter for this team.
Not sure if serious??
Obvious troll is incredibly obvious.
use my first flamebait here...
stay in school!
giving me a fucking headache
This game might get OSU and MSU number one seeds, or at least one of them for sure...in other news, we're back to being 20 down...
Flipped to the Duke game. Dukies down by three with 11seconds
has ohio hit a basket with under 5 secons on the shot clock, unbelievable
you're an asshole. go fuck yourself.
Well the full court press sure didn't work...
this has to be the worst they have played all year. If we aren't making shots, we a totally F'd b/c we are not athletic at all. case in point
I'm switching to Bowling
Duke missed at the buzzer. Schadenfreude!
somebody please hold me. I'm scared and feeling queezy.
No call on a charge
Why do I keep watching...
On the boards
I can't tell if the second half is worse or the first half was worse. They're both horrendous, that's a given. But which is worse? I'm going to say the second half because I had a small amount of hope that someone would step the fuck up. Seeing them wilt is depressing. There isn't one redeeming thing about this game.
heads tonight. The basketball team played brain-dead. Is it that difficult to take a good look once in a while?
Burkes first with under seven to go. WOW!
Noooooooooooooo! So shut up.
Everything we are getting is forced. Hard away is in that zone he gets in where everything is forced. We are seeing Burke play like a freshman for almost the 1st time this year. At what point do we just give Zack the green light to pull when he sees any kind of a window? He is the only shooter with any touch at the moment. It kills me to see us play so flat, and I have too much pride to give into the loser mentality of " we could use the rest" . Hopefully we take this opportunity to learn and still get better, while it isn't ending our season. /vent over
There's always next week.
Yea, nothing left to say here. I'm taking my ball and going home.
We just too tired after last night's game.
Yea, nothing left to say here. I'm taking my ball and going home.
Sullinger is gone after this season right?
but I have to give credit where credit is due, ohio has more talent and they're playing way better.
I wish we woulda showed up today, better clean this shit play up for the tourney
Not a good performance but let's try to keep things in perspective. One game doesn't exemplify what this team is and has been all year. They still have a very good chance to be a sweet 16 team. And I mean c'mon, Ohio was hitting some shots that don't fall 9/10 times. They just got all the bounces this game.
Even if they didn't get bounces, they'd still score over 50 fucking points. Don't rationalize how bad this game was.
or Borgoyne at Saratoga...or Lee retreating from Gettysburg...a number of French losses; well this sucks, anyways...
these guys looked beat from the start. and playing like shit on CBS is not a good omen considering the tournement is pretty much exclusively on CBS
We won't have much in the way of expectations going into the tournament. I guess we will see if they can right the ship and win a few.
I just can't get over the fact that we're laying this big of an egg in the last game before the tournament. Leaves me with the worst taste in my mouth.
OSU obviously deserves to win but I just wish we could close the gap a little bit. This margin of victory is so embarassing.
i refuse to believe that michigan can't hold on to the ball and then OSU gets a foul everytime they lose the dribble
This is why you need to take care of inferior teams (i.e. Minnesota last night). If we didn't overexpend ourselves trying to win that game, we would've had a better effort today.
Everything they throw up falls in
Hey CBS, nobody gives a flying fuck about the PAC-12 Basketball. Quit showing that stupid graphic
Colorado vs Arizona. Who doesn't want to watch that match-up?! What a baaaad conference this year. I've watched a few games throughout the year and man, some bad teams up in there
Don't be a JVarg.
we are getting little brothered...
Havent had this deep, burning anger at OSU in a while. God I hate them.
Are all the three point attempts by ohio at the end necessary?
This is how Tennessee must have felt last year. Things build up and the boulder starts rolling at you
we survive to fight another day. We'll take this to heart and be motivated for the NCAA tournament (which is probably the only good thing anyone can say about today).
Yeah good point. We got blown out against Iowa and Purdue and managed to regroup. There is a reason we haven't lost twice in a row all year
Let's just hope we can regroup after this and give a strong showing in the tourney. Nothing will cleanse the palate of a loss like this like a solid tourney run.
I am not sure why everyone seems so angry and shocked about this. Yes I wanted UM to win and yes I think we could have won this game, but I dont think anyone would argue that Ohio has considerably more talent than us. It's just a fact. That doesn't mean we cant beat them but it does mean that if they blow us out on an off night, it shouldnt be a surprise to anyone.
It is what it is. The talent gap will get smaller next year and we'll still have the coach who gets Michigan to play better than the sum of it's talent. I for one am satisfied with getting a share of the Big Ten title during a season that supposedly was one of the toughest Big Ten's in recent memory.
The only thing that really disapoints me about this game is that Michigan never really made any sort of run in this game to get with in 10 or something. Ohio just trouced us from start to finish. You can blame it on being tired, just not having a good day or Ohio being extremely motivated, whatever. But there should have at least one little run today that we can smile about.
I can't argue that Ohio objectively has more talent.
Still, it was borderline unbearable to hear the CBS coverage speak as if Michigan had no business winning a share of the B1G title. I realize we got housed in this game, but there was zero consciousness on the part of the announcers that we beat OSU a few weeks ago, and that MSU split with us as well, as if they hadn't watched us once all year.
Infuriating. What's worse is that our single game performance did nothing to shake their foregone conclusion.
They also conveniently forgot how short our bench is, and we had just played an overtime game.
Watching football highlights right now. I feel much better
I guess we just forget this happened and get ready for our seeding. Wow, I didn't know some of these guys were on the team...
I love whoever is marking anything remotely negative as trolling. Guess what...you can be a diehard fan and be disappointed in the game without being a troll. It's called being realistic. It's not like people are flaming the players or coaches.
I also love that OSU is still shooting early in the shot clock and taking threes. Classy move, guys!
is a really really average player, how the fuck was he considered a 4 star
saying we don't belong ... probably was lucky to be co-champs. Fuck you jim nance!
or is he so buried on the depth chart that they didn't even bother with his name...