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Michigan vs. Purdue Basketball Open Thread
Please let there be a live feed this time. The Arkansas game was tough, my F5 key was swallowed by my dog.
Whoops. I meant Live Blog. My bad.
Any reason any random MGoBoarder can't sign up for CiL Basic and post one in the comments here?
hrmmm... thought I'd seen somebody post a CiL right in the comments before, but the iframe doesn't seem to have worked for me, not-too-surprisingly. I could post a link to a liveblog on my umich personal space, but I don't really want to drive anybody away from mgoblog so I guess I'll just F5 unhappily.
All I ask is that we keep a first half deficit under double digits. Even better if we have a lead during the first half outside the first 4 minutes.
Going to be a tough game. Praying Hardaway or Smotz regains their touch
Open threads just slow my connection up and rust my F5 key. I can't tonight but if we want one, Ace is gonna need some people probably to mod.
I don't even care if we lose, I just want Hardaway and Vogrich shooting > 30% from 3 pt range
Well I can't edit it, but I did mean Smotrycz, not Vogrich. I have no idea why I typed Vogrich actually. My bad. I don't think it's flamebait, though. If they can get out of their funk, it doesn't matter if we lose because we should be solid for the next few games.
Anyone have a suggestion for sites/apps/etc. to listen to the game on an iPhone?
Game should be available on the WatchESPN app but you need to a subscriber to a certain cable provider
I thought that might work but I have Comcast and those greedy bastards won't release the rights for the WatchESPN app (or BTN2Go for that matter). Thanks anyways.
iHeart Radio app --> cities --> Grand Rapids, MI --> ESPN 96.1 WMAX-FM
Thank you, MAZandBLUE
You're welcome, MAZandBLUE
/s (kind of...I try not to make a habit of posting questions and then answering them myself, but since I was able to track down a solution, I figured other iPhone mgoblogers may appreciate the info)
Michigan is better than Purdue, and it's just time to get a road win, by gosh.
To watch THJ nail his first jumper and snowball that into a great first half
Watching Sportscenter waiting for the game...
Can we officially retire the "no one believed in us" meme? No Giants, it wasn't a lack of faith in your abilities, it was you sucking at .500 for most of the season that gave people doubts. It should only be reserved for teams that REALLY get hammered, and were completely discounted unfairly.
Well, when Indiana Hoosiers win the B1G 'Ship in Football, and then they beat Oregon in the 2013 Rose Bowl. They can say that no one believed in us.
It's like the difference between the Fab Five the first year....and the Fab Five the second year.
FUUU Dakich ;(
Is there a B1G arena that Michigan hasn't struggled in as of late?
Pretty sure we've won the last 3 at Minnesota but I could be wrong.
Rough first possession. but noice Charge take by TR3Y
Stu draws first blood!
they have been coached up to drive the lane more
Camera shot of THSr. Drink!
Eh, I've been good today.
"I'm TELLIN' you MIKE Purdue doesn't do that! IT DIDN'T HAPPEN"
lookin good early
Morgan is such a weak finisher sometimes.
It's frustrating how opponents hit 3s at will when it takes us 4 attempts before we can clunk one in (in general, not tonight...yet)
What happened to the good ol' JB offense? Ball movement, back door cuts, and unselfish play? They've barely had good looks on offense; lots of one on one and forcing it. The Trey Burke/Morgan pick and roll is not getting us enough open looks.
Does Tim Sr. live in the Midwest now? He makes it to all the games, it seems.
The first of hopefully many more dunks for JM.
If Burke gets more comfortable finding Morgan, our offense will be much more effective.
If they keep shooting like that we have a good shot...rebound please
Sometimes I have dreams of THJ being the player I thought he was and it makes me happy.
He has so much talent, I just wish he would settle down, and let the game come to him more. He needs to see the game better, and understand why things happen better. Once he does that, watch out.
Novak starting where he left off in Arkansas
It's raining 3s!
I thought it was a 2
Hell yeah! It's good Stu today!
Commentate this game, not how Purdue players didn't get enough sleep and got whipped by Sparty.
We just knocked down two 3's in a row and Dakich is still talking about Arkansas game.
had us at like 38% chance to win. don't see it. all you have to do to beat purdue is contain hummel and don't let smith go like 6-9 from 3. the rest of purdue's O is mediocre at best.
keep it up
Man Stu with the dribble penetration!
he bricks a lay up
STU! Taking the ball to the basket
I'm impressed with Purdue's defense so far, and equally impressed with our offense's ability to execute under the pressure.
Hardaway has to close out harder
Way to clean it up
play some D!!!
I like driving it to the hoop, but it's getting predictable and now we're getting straight up blocked.
Bad sequence. Burkes having a hard time staying in front of Jackson
If so, I agree. How do you travel when you don't have possession? Oh well.
Need to step up their D. Trey is getting burned and Timmy can't close out
Maybe Tim shouldn't have a green light?
Tim Hardaway needs to learn to play some defense. Watching the other teams shooters tee off from 3 while he saunters over there in getting very old.
It's nice playing a team that isn't shooting the lights out
Why must you pull up when given a lane?
Come on Timmy spin that ball better on your 3pters.
Woah over the back! How did the baseline ref not blow his whistle?
up 8 with burke playing like crap.
Cmon Trey. 2 tos already.
Burke needs to sit and get a rest. He played all 40 last game. This is a good time to give him a break.
That's good stuff from Dakich on THJ's shooting. Significant that the 3 was off the dribble. He's a much better shooter when he can catch and shoot.
It looked like Burke got sandwhiched there. I guess he has to work on staying in control.
Holy crap did the ref just blow that possession call! Should be Michigan basketball coming out of the break, not Purdue. And he was standing right there!
I wish Tirico would stop professing his love for Hummel's D and start commenting the game...love fest.
Once Burke starts playing well I expect us to pull ahead and win by at least 10
will smot or thj ever hit a 3 again?!?!?!
Where is Smot aiming? Every shot is wide right.
He's aiming to the left most point.
evan needs to adjust his shot.. you can tell when he shoots its off to the right
traveling right there
I'm holding my breath. Ekunne is in.
Lob to Smotrycz in the post
Akunne doesn't stand a chance on D
I believe that was a charge
Refs going to make up all the fouls we didn't get in this 5 minute window
That was nice work by Stu to recognize the mismatch and move Smot into the low post.
Refs blew that one. I don't care what the color guy says; that was a charge.
I've got an idea, let's play Jackson a little looser.
Hardaway needs to wake up
HOLD ON TO THE GODDAMN BALL THJ
what the hell is hardaways problem
neg me some more for saying Morgan isn't the strongest finisher at times....
you a dummy
get him outta the game. useless anymore...
Morgan has to make that shot.
Could they shut up about Hummel. My God. The guys sucks.
Make the lay up.
And atop kissing Hummel's ass...that was a horrible leaning 3.
Man THJ is in a major slump. Dare I say he's becoming a liability on the floor.
He is. The slump is one thing, but the poor defense and lack of hustle at times is disheartening.
JM missing the bunny and fuck these refs.
They call a foul on that but call a jump ball when we have it? cmon
miss so many lay ups
to bench Timmy and tell him to get his s**t together? He's playing awful.
i say this to friends every day
You make dumb comments everyday
is up with this officiating?
Mmmm home cooking. Must be a state of Indiana thing. It was really bad at IU too.
I've never seen a better example of the crowd dictating the whistles.
Here come the homer calls.
o/u on Hummel mentions - 250.
THJ just is not a good player right now. Below average defensively, and 1 for 18 in his last three point attempts. He needs to learn how to drive and find a high percentage shot when his long-range jumper is off.
I think most everyone here would agree with you haha
he's still good. just not living up to his press clippings. i think he's been reading them too much. he seems to give full effort only in spurts, often to exacerbate his poor play.
I hate it when I see his negative attitude adversely affecting the team. I realize he's a very good player with amazing potential, but he's got to work on his "yes" face, protect the ball, play defense, and work on shot selection. Things I wouldn't expect him to have to learn after his play with the US team this past summer.
These refs are killing me. These are charges
I'm about to punch right thru my flat screen. Obvious charges. AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have these refs ever seen a goddamn charge?
What the fuck. There have been some awful call against us the past few. At least two "blocks" that should've been charges. The play where hardaway got trucked and no charge was called. This is ridiculous.
It's not just that Hardaway isn't helping us now. He's actively making us worse. Whether it's losing the ball of the dribble, bricking 3s, or failing to exert effort on defense, he's killing us.
ASSHATS! It's bad enough to not call the charge and then they call blocking. WTF?
It only makes sense since we got the first 6 fouls in our favor. I totally see where the zebras are coming from.
Finally, a call our way.
I like how we are actually rebounding the ball tonight
with 2 traveling calls
Nice job hitting the FT Morgan.
At every stoppage of play are almost as annoying as the real thing.
Could somebody pull up THJ and Smotrycz 3% percentage for the last five games? Is it under 10%?
You know what boggles my mind? We're not getting Novak and Stu 3pt looks anymore when they were so hot from downtown to start the game. Why is it that we fall in love with the three when we're missing and then when we're on we go away from it?
Thank goodness Purdue keeps bricking their 3s or we could be in serious trouble.
I knew TImmy's 3 was off as soon as he shot that. It was not like that last year.
hope hummel doesn't start to heat up
purdue has shot like crap and we are only up 4. those 3s will start dropping for them in the 2H.
Hardaway actually had confidence and some swagger last year. This year something just isn't right.
I'm completely fine with Hummel being purdue's "scorer" with 7/half.
You can't take 5 TO's into the second half?
wtf was that call?
as we have all year and will still have a halftime lead.
bullshit call on morgan
can go to hell
wow 2 points... i think purdue is very happy about this
UM 30 Purdue 28 HALFTIME
Coach B needs to get on these refs, this is f'ing ridiculous.
This half would've been awesome if it wasn't for the craptacular refs down the stretch
Well that's a great way to end the half. I don't think Beilein is aware of the idea of 2-for-1
He's well aware, I can remember doing it against Minnesota.
Why is nothing ever easy? I hate watching us struggle with the same issues over and over.
But at least we're winning.
Does that mean we're going to be a second half team and completely waste them, or flip flop and not hit a basket for the first ten minutes of the second half?
Why is it so difficult for us to score on the last possession of the first half? This has been true throughout Beilein's tenure. It's a mystery.
These refs are clearly way too conscious of the foul differential and are trying to keep it close since Purdue is the home team. I can think of no other explanation some of this crap.
Don't let it slip away in the second half.
This just in: Michigan basketball game at Oakland doesn't count as a road win. Might be in the same state, but it's still a road win. Silly commentators...
I believe it was a neutral site game, so the commentators would be correct.
the term "true" road win thrown around a lot when analysts talk about it. That covers Maui and the Oakland game at the Palace which is basically on campus at OU.
A true road game is one that is played in the other team's arena. If Georgetown plays at the Verizon Center, it's considered neutral court. That's how it counts in RPI.
It was officially a road game (anyone who was there can attest that Oakland was clearly the host team). However, it obviously wasn't really a road environment, with the crowd being about 50-50.
It was at the palace. Yes thats closer to Oakland, but not very far form either. And I believe they are talking about a real team. Oakland doesn't count. That being said, Go Grizzlies! That's my home town.
Hardaway and Burke both need to improve their play. They both have 3 turnovers on 0 and 2 assists respectively. Better handling from them and we'd have a couple more buckets to add to our 2 point lead.
People in the thread are justifiably down on THJ, but Burke's been equally bad. He's had several bad turnovers and a couple blowbys on D.
I've also noticed we rarely move THJ around. He spends most of the game waiting on the left wing as Burke and Morgan work their 2 man game, and when he gets the ball, he largely has to create on his own. The one exception was the shot he hit off the curl. We should do more of that. He seems more consistent when he's able to catch the ball with some momentum.
THJ and Smotrycz are 5-28 in the last four games from 3 point range. That's not gotta cut it.
THJ has no right to shoot 3s in the second half.
I think you have to let him shoot himself out of his slump. Actually both 3s he took were reasonable shots. The first used an exchange with Novak to get an open look and the other he got the ball at the end of the shot clock and had little choice but to put it up.
Well he did spark the team a bit early in the 2nd so I give him credit for that. Still it was such a frustrating game to watch. Burke was shooting blanks at times (it happens). The refs kept Purdue in it fo sho.
Just waiting for the open thread police to get on here to start defending THJ.
If you think THJ shouldn't be playing, you are a dumb ass. who are you going to play in his stead? Vogrich? Mclimans? Brundidge? If THJ is struggling he is struggling. He is the best scorer on the team and without question one of the 5 best players. Just because THJ pissed you off, in not a real good reason for Belien to bench him.
is so must-win for our season's aspirations....
Tennessee Vandy clip? Whats the deal with that arena? There was like 20 feet of open court next to the out of bounds line on one side.
I believe it's an elevated court similar to The Barn
non-baskeball sporting events there.
THJ has to be point shaving.
Lazy defense, stands in the corner on offense. Ball off his hands on 3s has no chance of going in. In the famous words of Jim Harbaugh, "What's his deal?"
To that Mentos spider?
Played like crap, didn't hit shots and is down 2 at half at home. I don't think this bodes well.
Purdue has been playing like crap the entire season. I doubt they will magically turn it around now.
Team at home, especially when allowed to hang around.
The refs are not being very liberal with the whistle! Typical B1G game that we will just have to play threw when we are playing on the road. Michigan has to learn how to win in these types of settings to continue the maturation process in winning.
Purdue cheerleader. Nice work cameraman.
Cleaning it up again.
i would like to see thj set the high ball screen for the pick and roll with burke. maybe that could get him going.
What an athletic play by burke and then THJ hits a 3!
Bout time timmy.
by purdue. of course no call.
THJ improves to 1-4 on 3s. I am slightly mollified.
Another weak call
Alright THJ gettin goin a bit
finally waking up
Get it going Timmy.
Burke needs to stay in front of Jackson
THJ with 5 quick points and an offensive rebound. He's off the hook...for now...
That's an encouraging start for THJ, 5 pts and a dime.
you got owned there.
We're up by 8, great start to the 2nd half.
Stretch there! Keep it rollin
Timmy has just turned it on after the break. That pass to Novak was a dart.
How is this a tire commercial??
We were up 6-0 on fouls. Now 7-7. Refs trying to keep it "fair."
That was a heat check shot
Hardaway is on! That's what I expect from Timmy!
THJ is in the zone. When he gets in a groove...
keep on keepin' on
And he's back, folks. /knocks on wood
WTF that was NOT a travel on Morgan you GD inbreeds!
Here comes the whistle run! Purdue better take advantage.
Great D, by Douglass. Terible heat check shot.
You make 3 in a row, you get to take that one. He got a decent look at it too.
Fantastic defensive effort this half.
I didnt have a problem with Timmy taking that 3. He was feeling it
But that shot is never not there. Take it with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. See if you can get a better shot first.
Encouraging couple of minutes.
Really solid defense tonight. Nice to see them come out strong since halftime vs Arkansas.
How long are we going to have to watch before we switch Douglass and Burke on defense? He has no legs tonight. Too many blow bys...
That was sloppy right there
C'mon Smot. That's terrible.
Made up for it.
And then he comes back with that 3...
At least he responded with a 3 pointer.
Holy Keystone Kops, Batman!
why are you such a clumsy goofball? although they bumped the crap out of you there.
Aaaaaaaand Smotz touches the ball and immediately turns it over, sweet.
how the hell did Hummell make that, that looked terrible
Nice Smothrycz. Potential 5 point swing.
Smotty is a turnover machine and not the good kind.
OH SHIT SMOT
The announcer said "Stuart Douglas." Drink!
what are you doing Douglass?
I hate homer refs
Douglas trying to create makes me nervous.
Time to talk it out.
WOW REFS WOW
How do you miss that call? Are you not even watching the baseline? Ridiculous.
Well, these refs are doing a stand-up job.
WOW REFS WOW
Clearly out of bounds there
I'm glad the commentators pointed out how easy that out-of-bounds call should have been for the refs ... LET IT BE KNOWN.
Haha wow, you call the Douglass out of bounds on the baseline but not on Johnson 20 seconds later? Fuck off refs.
Wow, Stu steps on baseline and its a turnover, then very next possession Purdue does the same thing and it's a no call, unbelievable
We needed to Carmody them and slow this thing down.
we caught a break there.
do Purdue fans hunt for refs after games? The way they're calling this game, they're trying to protect their hinds.
Trey Burke with a DIME!!!
Did I start something with my damn auto-correct?!
man weak weak fouls against us on the floor
the crowd called that foul on stu. damn refs.
Extremely generous foul there for Purdue.
Why do we never dunk?
wondered that same thing
Stop calling him Stuart. FFS...
We need to slow this game down a little
The 3s are dropping for the bad guys.
This is going well
This is absurd
Wow we just fell apart really fast
being dominated by jackson.
This feels like it will be another heartbreaker.
god damn these refs. Smot getting killed on rebounds and then a weak and 1 on their end.
You've got to be fucking kidding me.
Where's Morgan? Smot's been terrible on D.
Has blown two in a row. Yay.
You are stupid.
He barely touched him!
These fouls are so god damn weak
Notice they always go on a run with Morgan out of the game?! GET HIM IN!
Get Smotrycz out. He's not playing good defense at all.
wow... i don't know what to say about this team
They just can't close a team out on the road. MM can't get here soon enough, there is an advantage to feeding the ball down low instead of jacking up jump shots all game long.
Cool, I love seeing 10 point leads disappear
How do you allow a 17-3 run? How does that happen?
Must suck to be a troll bitch AND wrong.
its like arkansas all over again.. they can't miss a shot
Has no killer instinct. They go up 8 and then fall asleep and let Purdue back into the game on a 17-3 run. Also, please sit smot.
A well needed time out.
Our team is sleeping on the court. WAKE UP. Everyone is walking not hustling
How long do we have to get destroyed with Morgan on the bench before they realize he needs to be in if we don't have Horford?
When we're cold, we're cold. That's why we lose on the road. No one is at a high enough level to be a kick starter when the going gets rough.
Why is Smotrycz ever guarding their PG??
We're getting killed when we switch on screens. But we're not getting over the top, so there's little alternative.
Pain. Sweet throbbing pain.
the fuck was Morgan on the bench so long. Also someone needs to step up.
Michigan is losing this game on their own but it really eeks at me to see referees responding to the crowd.
No excuse though, they need a kick in the arse.
no Morgan. WTF
I have no idea where the points are coming from, but Purdue should not be up by 4 right now. And on offense, they seem petrified to hit any shots other than the one right in front of them.
Morgan shouldn't have to be begging Beilein for playing time. Shoulda been put back in 2 minutes ago
This is where we really miss a guy like Darius Morris. Someone to just step up and hit a shot.