Payback time. Go blue.
HALFTIME UPDATE: UM 35--33 PSU
FINAL SCORE: 83-66 Michigan. Good work boys.
Time for revenge... and Gus Johnson alert.
anyone else having sound issues on BTN? Any tips?
At work, so can't watch the game. How does the crowd support sound?
Lot's of Michigan fans we have the advantage there.
Having same problem,probably a network feed problem
he is the worst. Except at defense. He's the best.
wow morgan is terrible at finishing. that is hilarious
Has lost all confidence on layups
Career start for Jordan Morgan thus far.
Anyone else have..no sound?
JORDAN MORGAN WHY?!!!!!!!
Jordan Morgan down low? Not much better.
I wonder if Morgan was ever taught how to do a lay up...someone in college should never miss lay up after lay up...I don't get how he can be so bad
So far, Jordan Morgan has left 6 pts on the floor and has been owned on defense... GREAT
3 mins in and I AM CRANKY
Already getting beaten up inside.
Wow we need Nick to make that shot!
Did you at all see what our D looked like without Morgan?
Can someone supply scoring updates at the commercial breaks? At work and stranded....
Down 8-3 to
8 - 3
Appologize if this was already covered but does anyone know if the RISE is an acronym like WE ON?
Don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure the new shirts are a general Adidas thing. I seem to remember a Big East team wearing the same shirts yesterday
When Everyone Operates Nsync.
Disregard my response, apparently I don't like to read.
Anyone see that roster pic of THJ? It wasn't him!!
2:38 isn't too early to be drinking heavily, is it?
BTN phone app is either bombing out or taking me mid-way through the Ill-Minny game
Off the court
I don't think anybody has missed as many layups as Jordan Morgan has in the history of basketball
derrick nix may have him beat.
wow glad we came out inspired...
Michigan. For fuck's sake.
Same old shit.
Morgan gets blocked, misses a bunny, gets stripped going up. Penn State has 3 layups and an offensie rebound.
He has no concentration.
Slow start. Missed lay ups
So far wishing I was working so I would not be watching this mess. We need to d up and make our open shots!
This team literally doesn't look like it wants to be here.
Is not the difference maker. He's getting abused by a walk on
Michigan brought their club bball team to this game or?
A NCAA bid?
i will never understand this team... what does it take to fire up a michigan basketball team
We are going to get blown out. Morgan has no offensive game. Burke is already forcing. They have no desire to be there.
Morgan??? Im growing very tired of his effort. Put McGary in!!!
Just let it be over.
we are so bad right now
Nick misses his second wide open look!
i can't wait for a more sanely officiated part of the season.
i can't believe i'm watching this.
Jordan Morgan show, folks.
But seriously, who is our Big Man coach?
Lavall Jordan works with guards and Meyer works with forwards.
To see some hint of improvement from our bigs. Whether it be touch around the rim, or low post moves. All our bigs do is set screens and rebound.
Stauskas bricks two WIDE OPEN 3's....
There's literally no excuse for this team right now...
Why do we look completely unprepared for every single game we play?
PENN FVCKING STATE
This is an absolute joke
ok this is ridiculous...fire rich rod already
Well this is fun..
Seriously, this is fucking pathetic so far. Do we care every other game? No defense, no rebounding, nothing.
commentators acting like this is a suprise? This team looks more uninspired than literally any team I have seen play this year.
with the drive and the AND-1
any decent team would look at this tourney has a chance to come out fresh with intensity. So naturally, we come out and play the shittiest defense imaginable and get manhandled in every facet.
penn state winning by a touchdown.....lol
If we continue to start so slow
Guys, what is a DREB?
Not sure but the following links may help you:
What does it take for this team to show some intensity? I just don't get it.
We get killed on the boards and we need another post option.
Where is the intensity? They look tired.
BTN commentators suck.
When he left for soccer duty, we were really good and sorta played defense.
14 - 7
It's hard to believe this stuff still happens: over rotating, stay on the hedge too long, beat to spots on the floor. Film and practice and it still happens.
I've only watched 3 Penn State games this year. Man they are good! What seed are they looking at? I'm guessing a 2-3?
chill. There is going to be a hangover from that loss. They are good. It is all good.
Seriously, it is like a broken record.....Stauskus is only good if he is hitting his 3's. Robinson, Stauskus do not drop down in help defense and have given up a few easy layups due to no rotation. Very poor shot selection and reliance on long 3's with no rotation passing, etc so they are bad shots as well with no one in the lane attempting to rebound on the offensive boards.
I think I have seen this same game enough times to know how ugly this can be to watch. Michigan plays below the level of their competition in almost every game in the BIG to start the game.
McGary. MY GOD.
I've give him a break
wf is up with our big guys LOL
PSU up 9-2 on boards and half our shots have been 'settle' 3s
I think or team is hungover or playing stoned. Seriously. Neg away.
got stuffed by the rim on a nice steal, but thankfully we got the OREB
Great steal, breakaway, and not only misses the dunk but gets knocked down by the rim.....painful to watch it.
Can someone GIF that missed dunk...that was spectacular.
(I do hope he's okay though, that was a very awkward landing)
PSU looks like the team with something to play for.
Sometimes I really hate the fact that a game thread provides instant outrage opportunities
Maybe it is a good thing that the btn2go stream is not working for me at all
What did McGary just do?
Broke a pass up near the top of the key and got a fast break by himself with their big man "closely" following behind...Mitch got pwnd by the rim and fell on his ass, awkwardly.
i don't wanna hear about a hang over from a loss that was 4 days ago.. plus your playing a team that beat you and caused you to drop to a 5th seed. if your not ready to play then maybe you should be in ann arbor at class
Keep missing bunnies - that just keeps PSU in the game.
What is our problem? Why do we start off games so terrible!? This is PENN STATE.....a 2-16 team in the Big Ten and a 20 loss team overall.
Bacari has a really cool/funny Twitter feed, but we have the worst big men in the history of "Top Ten" teams...
I hate to write 1213 negative posts on this thread, but good lord...
GO TO WORK BIG MAN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...but never try to jam on a breakaway again
now McGary is going HAM.
Nice OREB by McGary, and the putback. Let's go!
Keep missing wide open looks - that just keeps PSU in the game.
What is it about Penn St.? Are they just Michigan's personal kryptonite this year, or do they just have a S___load of confidence from their games against us.
That or claims that the Indiana game has killed the teams mental make-up have just gained great weight,
Stauskas looking great on D. Aside from the botched dunk mcgarys been the difference
Could you imagine what 30 minutes of him would be like? Dammit, start him and Morgan and bring either Stauskas or Robinson III of the bench
That layup was a thing of beauty.
We rule neutral courts!
or have we lately been playing to the other teams' level? I know that sounds elitist, but we played well against IU on sunday.... A little frustrating...
Wow Mcgary misses the dunk but giving great effort and finishes his next shot!
real difference maker right now. Steals, offensive board, finishing.
Could be Mcgarys game of the year he keeps this up!
Two layups made in a row??? How is that done?
Quick, everyone on the team miss a dunk if that's what it takes to do the transformation into rebounding machine!
It will be a tight but we'll win..seems like evry game is a nailbiter with our guys
Best player on the court today. Keep Morgan on the bench
love McGARYS WILLINESS TO TRY HARD.NOW EVERYONE ELSE NEEDS TO GET ON BOARD!!!!
Stop yelling at me!
"The jersey's white but the collar's blue." Solid
McGary playing way better than Morgan despite the missed dunk.
Tied at 14
Got to BDubs just in time for our 11-0 run. Glad I missed the first five minutes.
pretty much all on Morgan. I hope he gets his head on straight before this game is over.
when we aren't playing the Big Ten anymore. Next week.
needs to chill a bit. they were literally one inch away from another big ten championship. they certainly did not "peak" too early, the brutal big 10 is what drained them (and every other team).
I know this has been talked about nonstop on the board but can we play 2 bigs...it doesn't have to be for 30 minutes but c'mon! sit stauskas bring in morgan and Gr3 to the 3 instead of 4...makes sense to be and I bet our rebounding stats won't suck as much
They're in together now.
Is it possible we're not playing much zone because we're not communicating well on D? I just can't understand why we don't do it especially against crappy shooting teams like this.
We already can't rebound so what's the harm in zoning up?
All in favor of starting McGary and subbing in Morgan as a defensive replacement? I'm tired of the lackluster start to every........single..............gammmmmmme.
16-16 for those at work
that time he gets the roll
why dont you do that against indiana?
Of course now he gets the roll..
with em. Perhaps the Nittany Lions might get caught looking ahead to Wisconsin?
THEY'RE hanging tough with US. This is Penn State fergodsake!
that was kinda the point.
McGary with 3 offensive rebounds. That's about our game average.
EDIT: Make it 4
lawling at the beginning of this thread.
with the And 1. He's killing it out there.
Damn, MMG came to play
McGary will be scary as a junior/senior if we can keep him around.
So this is what a good big man looks like
POP YOUR COLLARS!!!
Just when I started to bitch about our bigs too...
Let's get into HULK SMASH mode.
MCGARY REBOUNDS EVERYTHING
That's more like it
changed your name huh? too many people asking if you were drake harris?
MITCH WHERE HAS THIS BEEN.
Love the McGary growl after the big board
thought I was hearing things...
a few minutes of rest.
But he's just heating up! Why bench a hot player so soon?
Thats what I like to see MITCH! Dominating out there.
M effin McGary!!
Back to Burke please
2 bigs and we start outrebounding PSU,maybe the light just went on in coaches head?
he must be better.
Wish we didnt always clank on our and one's, but a 21-4 run is more like it.
McGary with 10 points and 5 rebounds.
gonna have to remake that mike martin hulk photo with mcgary soon enough.
The Morgan bashing can stop. Yes he missed a few gimmies... but do we remember how well we played without him?
No, this is the land of instant outrage
Delany gets all the monies, but they can't provide a good streaming service.
Feast on that zone.
Me like offensive boards....
ugh free throws. Still not hitting them.
Make free throws
This is unbelievable. I can't remember the last time we had THIS many offensive rebounds. This NEVER happens.
Trey Burke is really good at playing basketball
If that GR3 tip in went in that would have been awesome.
Horford was fouled blatantly.
and I have been singing the same tune all year
Do you mean that thing other teams do when they do not have the ball? It is not as sexy as a long-range fall away contested 3 point shot, so no, no I do not know what you are talking about.
It makes it difficult when you need to push the pace to make up for early deficits
I think McGary is gased. He will be an absolute beast next year when he is in proper shape.
when a Michigan player made consecutive free throws.
Playing great but he has to learn to avoid those fouls 40 ft away from the basket,he will learn eventually
I wish we could blow games open. Seems like we're teetering on the edge of doing it then all of a sudden we're only up by 4 or 6. Need to put opponents away.
UM is not good at the first part...DEFENSE.
We should be able to zone this team and make them do something they can't: SHOOT
Gus compared McGary to Bill Lambier..I like that one
Give him a break - he is non-existent.
Defense is horrid again.
I agree, sit GR3 and go bigger
what the fuck horford
I still think someone needs to get into THJ's ear about his shot selection. He does so well when he puts the ball on the floor and drives to the basket, but these shots when he is covered need to stop. Wasted possessions are not going to help come tourney time.
no fucking rebounds
Not sure why THJ shot that at all. We had a 9 point lead and boom, 2 possessions later we're only up 4.
To force at least 3-4 terrible shots a game. A poor run of 6-7 possessions where it becomes a jack fest
In case that wasn't a rhetorical question
Less Horford, more McGary.
He can't play 30 minutes.
PSU 57% Mich 38% difference is our reb advantage
None in the 1st half. Obviously more than 15.
not possible. need D to get a lead
I'm liking Levert's energy on defense. Horford, however, looks absolutely terrible on both ends of the floor.
will never understand the lack of rebounding
Announcers just explained it.
Back to instant outrage
WHY IS THJ SHOOTING THOSE?!
I hope they got our attention.
Shooting slump continues *furrows brow*
Our shooting will improve. Not going to shoot 36% for the game. Penn St. also won't shoot 53%. alot of their jump shots will start hitting rim.
They shot 800% in the second half.
Timmy seems desperate for that exact shot. Not understanding it....he has a guy half way beat off the dribble and then pulls up into a ridiculous fade-away...
Exactly, he could probably drive to the basket but he settles for a terrible, rushed jumpshot. I just don't get it.
Again, a lack of effort/fundamentals on D turns what should be a double digit lead into a one possession lead.
Q: Coach Beilein, what do you have to do on defense to make sure the worst team in the conference doesn't shoot 60% from the field?
A: What's defense? Is it like reverse shooting?
So much for getting a big lead and taking it easy in the second half.
GR3 was Brent Petway with a little more skill. I was wrong. They're exactly the same.
we'd be up at least 10 points. That's despite blown layups and a few missed FTs and THJ's poor shot selection.
Time to blow this up in the second half. Props to Mitch McGary!
No team will ever have an off shooting day against us. NEVER.
Probably because our defense is poop. Glad to see us active on the offensive boards today though, that's a welcome change.
Has anyone checked to ensure that GERG is not hiding in the time-out huddles to impart his vast knowledge of motivating defensive players?
Does GR3 deserve to start?
Can't really go wrong, but I don't see GRIII bringing the same intensity McGary does. and if we were to make the switch we wouldn't have a spark off the bench
I like Burke, THJ, GR3, McGary, Morgan
Horford, directly or peripherally, led to every empty possession and PSU field goal on the 7-0 to close the half. THJ, stop shooting.
if i'm penn state i feel great.. michigan went from being a good defensive team with zack and stu to a more athletic team that can't play d
Yeah that's what happens when you play no seniors and a bunch of freshmen
Look how Indiana improved since last year (on defense). Their 6 man rotation includes 3 Seniors and a Junior. We don't have a Senior in our top 10.
Missed 10 three pointers
Rebounds are even
McGary - 10 and 10
PSU already has 2 scorers in double digits
MMG with the first half double double. Not to bad for a freshman.
Such an up and down team.... Consistancy is bliss
is a great recruiter but a horrible X's and O's coach. with the talent you have on this team, you should have wide open shots all night. I can name tons of coaches who are better at the X's and O's than Beilein
That's weird, because in nearly everything mentioning Coach B they say he's among the best X's and O's coaches in the nation.
These newer posters sure do like to trash Beilein.
That's literally the exact opposite of what Coach B is. When he came in, he has made his career as an X and O guy who all wondered if he would be able to recruit well enough in the B1G.
That disputes your exact claim. Michigan this season has been the best in the B1G overall out out of bounds plays and out of bounds plays out of a timeout. Moreover, Michigan is (surprisingly) the best team in the B1G on defense out of timeouts. Transition Defense and intensity on half-court defense are larger concerns.
Jesus, these types of posts are over-reactionary. Some people need to calm down and think before you hit "post".
More zone, plz
EAT IT PENN ST!
already has a double double with 10 points and 10 boards. What a game. Without him we are down double digits right now.
Wow.. we get up by 9 and what do you know.. Hardaway and the rest of the team starts settling for pathetic jumpers..
Why the fuck is horford even attempting a jump shot.. he can't even make a layup to go along with morgan
Pissed me off. He easily could've driven to the basket and at least got fouled. Be tough for ince
Glen Robinson the magnificent. No ones disappears better than him..
Not able to watch it, but from the stats it looks like we're just not shooting the ball well. Zero turnovers and only four fouls is huge for us. If our shooting starts to move back to normal, we should pull ahead handily.
5-17,that likely will improve in 2nd half....with Trey having the ball so much I wonder if THJ is forcing shots because he doesn't get as many touches as he'd like.
That's a possibility, which if true would be odd because early in the season that was his strength was letting the offense flow and picking his spots. Not forcing shots. I still think he's best at generating points when he drives to the paint. However, in that case, he's also better at generating turnovers.
I almost want this team to lose. Despite already losing to this team and just blowing a game against Indiana, they come out cocky as ever and are struggling against Penn State. Someone needs to put the egos of this entire team in check, or else they're in for an early exit in the tourney.
the problem,we are very poor defensive team (check opp.fg%) and poor reb team (that's be ok today),when those 2 areas are poor teams will inevitably be inconsistant.
I think it's both.
What is our record when we wear white?
Seems like we had our big run when we had Mitch n Morgan in at same time
why GR3 does not take it to the rim more often. He settles for jump shots when he can dribble and be agressive. He obviously has great elevation. If I had his hops, I would attack the rim ever chance I got.
Maybe he CAN'T dribble and be effective. Maybe he gets his butt kicker in practice doing that.
hope that is not the case. He actually took it to the rim off the dribble nicely in one of the last couple games. Can't remember which game it was, but I kept thinking why not do that more often.
On our ass?
Knock Penn State on their faces with flying drop kicks.
We should go 2 bigs. McGary for what he obviously is already doing (double-double in the first half) and Morgan for D around the rim.
2 bigs = much better rebounding...I suspect coach B. doesn't like playing 2 bigs because he is an offensive minded coach meaning with 2 bigs 1 of em has to play on a wing on offense
I think we will know whether we are going to win or lose this game by the first TV timeout. There will be no doubt about it. This team is capable of playing defense better than they are. There is no question about that. They have until right now to start doing it or humiliation will be theirs.
Why the fuck will Beilein NOT play a zone no matter what? is it ego? I am baffled why the guy credited with making the 1-3-1 a viable and tough D has decided that no matter how shitty his defense is playing he SIMPLY WILL NOT USE IT AGAIN.
So a team that has a bunch of freshman who have a hard time keeping track of players and making the correct rotations in time would do BETTER in a zone?
WE sure could have gone zone to slow down Zeller vs IU
Show some bloody heart and win this one!
So, as I am reading this I'm just shocked and baffled yet that we are playing poor defense. So out of character of us.
No doubt that was a charge right??
Yes a missed free throw and no offensive rebound!
All my earlier comments about GR3 have been erased. Great play to start the 2nd
Am at work...need update on play. Is Penn State playing that well or are we playing ehhhh?
we're playing "ugh" "ehhh" "mitch beasting" "ehh" half time "ehh"
Wife, son, and neighbors thank me later for having a job
Jesus S Christ why are fucking layups so fucking hard?????
Just not his day
Hes done this consistently his entire career...
but Jordan Morgan missed a layup
Great feed by Trey and he misses yet another lay up
Morgam can be pretty pathetic offensively...
If he can just learn how to finish
...he'd be mediocre.
Fucking bullshit glass
I feel like I know what the parents of the Cowboys team in Little Giants mustve have felt watching their team play the big game.
Why not go at Borovnjak and try top pick up his 3rd?
More than just a shooter comment
Banks in the 3 I think I might puke.
Well this game wouldn't be complete without backboards
such lucky bs
Penn State ties it with a 3 off the backboard.
This is frustrating.