Why is it that every team seems to play thier best game against us?
Michigan vs. Penn State basketball open thread
We're not a very good defensive team...
But now I"m just embarassed for him. He can't finish at all. He could at least try to draw contact and a foul because he cannot make anything.
because this is michigan.. thats why they play their best
On that stauskas drive. And banked in 3's. this sucks balls
ANYBODY WANT TO SEE A ZONE TRAP !!!!
What the hell was the strange music during the TO.
NOT JUST A SHOOTER!!!
NOT JUST A SHOOTER!
Does Penn State start three short, slow, guys who cant elevate or four? It's amazing what desire and motivation will do to equalize talent and abiltiy without it.
BTN stream took a shit at halftime, still not up. Have no idea what's going on.
i loved the blouses look too on the slo-mo let down before commercial
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the BTN announcers not like us?
Everyone likes a under dog. They are probably happy to be announcing a close game not a blow out.
for a commentator just to say that Stauskas has a nice, all-around offensive game instead of being racist all the time.
hey, if nothing else, that after-dunk pose was more BLOUSES than maybe any from Stauskas.
I hate seeing a 21 loss team shooting great, playing with swagger, getting rebounds, and an excited bench.
This is what our defense does to teams.
could get 10 rebounds a game againstagainst GRIII. It's almost like he makes an effort not to box out anyone.
Hands like a clock
This team's inability to box out is just mind boggling.
Finnaly good job Morgan!
Hopefully that will get him going
Penn State has 21 losses? Wouldn't be able to tell with the way they play us.
morgan misses anot...wait what??
What the Hell was that foul?
That is the softest foul I have ever seen
psu's point guard is carrying it badly..i know everyone does but it looks worse than usual
Just not Morgan's game. Playing pretty bad on both ends. Glad Mitch picked up the slack.
Now, "not just a shooter" has become "not a one trick pony." Progress?
Sweep the leg
Score? Time left? The Sturm and Drang, we get.
but today he is playing like a rock.
Nice Horford. 7 points up, let's make it 20.
Damn Morgan's snake bit
God, no offense, but Horford has been far, far from "WONDERFUL" tonight.
Still, go get'em Horford.
...to finally see Horford getting some much deverved minutes! LETS GO BLUE!!!!
12:09 2nd half
36 FG%,needs to be 40% or higher for us to make a tourney run
Michigan is up 54-47, 12 minutes left.
is just stagnant in the game. Do we just play up or down to the level of our opponents?
I honestly think so. And play up to them. When we play a good team, usually we put out a great performance (see 1 point loss to IU). And when we play a bad team, its harder for us to get into it and blow them apart. Hopefully we can nullify that in the NCAA tourney because so much is on the line.
54 - 47 Michigan
Make free throws please.
Ive heard tell that some games come right down to the end and those babies can be important believe it or not.
and soon so that we can rest some guys for tomorrow and further if we want to make any noise in this tourney this weekend.
The rest of the game and hope he is fresh and better tomorrow.
Need at least 2 of those 3 to be consistant,we don't have any so every game will be close.I don't think it's a matter of playing to the level of opp.
got up pretty high on that one
Don't fuck with Hardaway's son.
Dear God it looked like Sr was ready to come out on the court.
56-47 with 11:22. Tim shooting FT.
Alright, time to put them away for good.
Horford is taking over!
no lead is safe
59 - 47 Michigan
we need to go places and do things
Ill-advised sharts? Aren't they all?
Now the real test can we hold this lead and not make it close at the end?
61-47 10:23 left with Horford going to the line for 1.
Horford doing his best McGary impression.
A and one. Timeout.
Horford is having a great game. That's a bit of a surprise, but great to see.
11-0 run by the good guys.
Time to step on their throats
Up 15 against PSU with 10 minutes to go That lead is insurmountable right?
matchup against them says not.
Yes, Ted, that was the joke.
Edit: that was supposed to be in reply to the second comment, not the original one. My derp.
keep our heads on straight... This is exactly where we lost our composure in our last game against them.
Has us where they want us. Up by 14 with 10 minutes left
I like double-digit leads much better than double-digit deficits.
Lead against Penn State.
Best thing about this game is our Rebounding. We are up 30-23. Not amazing, and against PSU, but at least we are winning the Rebounding battle. That is something it seems we haven't done in some time. (McGary with 11 / PSU only 5 Off Reb)
Think he's still got a shot at the Wooden award? How far do we have to go in the NCAA's/BTT for him?
I like how him being quiet is 13 pts, 3 ast, 3 blocks, 1 to and it's only 10 min into the second half
The 15 point lead against Penn State with 10 mins left. Where have I seen this before?
laggy streams are BEYOND frustrating. happens all the time. missed that dunk because firstrow sucks
Under 11:00 to play.
For some reason I really like that TH Sr. wears his beanie like that.
and not let up....at all!
This is similar to the lead we had on them 2 weeks ago
don't screw around, play well!
got a way to solve our problem... Go on a 35-6 run.
That seems to work. We should try doing it more often.
that were the case
we have no chance down the road without some serious work.
This was our lead in Happy Valley when PSU went on a 25-4 run.
Are really mic'd up, huh? WE ARE PENN STATE.
Fortunately, HE IS TREY BURKE.
Anyone know if these stats count toward overall season averages?
For overall statistics, anyway (as do NCAA tournament games). I don't think they do for conference purposes.
Now is a great time to just stomp on their throat
Run the fucking score up.
want to watch on ipad.
BTN is still working great. Are you using VLC?
I've checked many of my go-to sites but they aren't working. BTN w/ VLC is still working for me.
These game threads are slightly more enjoyable when we are not losing.
Has anyone else noticed that or is it just me?
Yes, it's true. People are generally more jovial when things are going their way, and they are morons when things are not.
Does THJ go pro or stay?
GRIII and the rest of the freshmen must stay to improve game and mature in general.
Reason I ask is cause even tho Trey will leave, we might be a much better team next year with weight room strength and added maturity if Walton is as good as billed.
Trey is staying.
Hardaway wants to go, but at best he will be a mid 2nd round pick IMO.
was that close to leaving last season. What makes you say he is definitely coming back next season?
Those who stay....
He's a Michigan man....
Or he just wants to, and told ppl close to him.
Pick any of the above.
We should probably rest Burke and Hardaway soon so they don't get too tired for the weekend.
or for tomorrow.
Next year he can be a central star. He's still got to mature on decision making to excel. He can really command the team in the future. This year its Trey's team.
And one. 71-52.
OH NO ITS STARTING
Can't read all the comments, just curious since I can't watch the game, are we playing better defense in the 2nd half, or has Penn State finally come back down to Earth and is missing shots again? Thanks.
I think we have been playing better D in the second half. We have gotten some nice steals and blocks.
Also Horford has played well off the bench. I think he has couple blocks now and some key rebounds.
Stauskas being physical
16 point lead with under 8 to go. Should I exhale now? ... On second thought I'll just wait a lil longer.
i'm using this one, firstrow wasn't the greatest for me today
It is http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/174773/1/watch-penn-state-vs-6-michigan.html
wha the hell.. i guess you can push people over now
Free throw made by Burke!
I'm just watching the stats on ESPN.com since I'm at work but our Rebounding numbers were horrible at the start of the game and have gotten much better in the second half
And playing pretty good D. Lots of one on one by Penn St...
Go Trey go!
firstrow has deteriorated to being unwatchable, and BTN2Go makes NO sense. drag a game from the score strip to this window?? that doesn't work, nor does it make any sense
Just go away
Can somebody tell me the name of the shoes the guys are wearing? I know Adidas, but do not stay up on basketball shoes..
Has anyone other than Trey Burke lead the team in scoring in any game? I'm thinking there may have been 1 game where GRIII scored 25+ in a blowout, but I am having a hard time remembering...probably because there was actually none..
That's kind of what happens when Trey Burke is the best player in the country...
I want to know who he's been friends with for a long time...
Kenny Kaminski - MSU
Stevie Taylor - Ohio University
Elijah Macon - West Virginia
77-61 Mich 4:00 remaining
Send a message to Wisconsin
I think I can breathe now.
we have outscored them 76-47
that's more like it
21 pts for Burke - should keep him in the lead for NPOY
End their season.
They need positive game play more than rest right now.
vs #1 & #2 Douchbag coaches in BIG 10
Great job by Hardaway to get to the rim... gotta finish those though! That's why he needs to stay for his senior year.
we're finally subbing some guys....good
After the last time, he wasn't going to take any chances. I don't blame him.
I love Gus.
He is really good at basketball. He is trying his best, but it is painful to hear him call soccer games.
Oh yeah. Big bird time
Must be >10.
Alright, bring it on Wiscy!
Great way to respond to a game Penn State squad - lets keep it going against Wisconsin tomorrow.
Anybody know when the quarterfinals game might be? Indiana/Illinois is set for 12 EST, does that mean Mich/Wisc would be 2:30 EST? How does this work? I wanna go tomorrow but can't rearrange my schedule until I know the gametime.
You have the times correct, they are the same as they are today.
Yeah I searched again and now I found the scheduling. Keywords man, keywords. We will play at 1:30pm CST, or 2:30 EST. Doubt I can make it, was hoping for an evening game. Argh.
It may seem like nitpicking, but I don't want anyone to be end up confused. Times for tomorrow are in CDT and EDT since we're on daylight time right now. It works out to 2:30pm EDT.
Sitting next to Hardaway Sr.?
Step on Wisconsin's throats tomorrow. Or better yet, rip their hearts out on a buzzer beater of our own.
I'll take step on their throats please. I'd rather be able to unclench my butthole before the final few minutes of the game.
Time to give Wisconsin some payback.
Despite the slow start, this was a good game for us. Plenty of bright spots. I loved the play of the big men.
We get to play Wiscy go-go. I am looking forward to that.
Season's over! Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
This is why I always go to the thread instead of espn and bt2go... Bc it's so much easier to follow the game here when I'm unable to watch it. Thanks to all for the info
Whoa, did anyone else see Coach Beilien run after Chambers after the game? Sounded like he was shouting "You're building a great program! You're building a great program!"
I'm stuck at work and didn't see the game, but looking at the box score, wow - our bigs came to play. 21 points, 16 boards and 3 blocks for Horford and McGary combined.
we out score them 80 to 52.
Even though McGary had minimal contributions in the second half, he was our MVP for this game. It looked ugly in the first half other than his contribution.
Trey Burke handling the post-game interview very well. Sitting at the desk, handling the mike confidently, relaxed and comfortable. Pretty impressive.
for Wisconsin please?
1:30 Central/2:30 Eastern tomorrow afternoon. Same as today. Illinois plays Indiana at 11 Centra/Noon Eastern tomorrow, that is of note I think.
the critical games start on Saturday. Go Blue.
Destroy all backboards.
(And learn to sell hard fouls on near-breakaways, for god's sake. I hate Wisconsin.)