...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
That's a pretty solid start, just calm and we on
Edit: and having re-read this I have decided I need to stop posting and just drink/watch...Fuck Syracuse, Go Blue.
Very nice. Lots of kids contributing.
"And Syracuse goes into the locker room with their largest halftime deficit...of the season"
Way to go, Michigan!!
GO BLUE! FUCK THE 2-3 ZONE!!!
gotta keep playing hard
Looking good so far. Hope Stauskas can hit a few shots in the 2nd half. GO BLUE!
Well, poor shot to end it. But, we have to love the way our offense adjusted to the zone. McGary being a 6'10 PG helps a ton. 20 minutes from the championship game!!!!
The patience of Michigan is killing Syracuse. They are used to teams trying to force the offense which creates turnovers. All Michigan has to do in the second half is keep doing what they are. Take their time and get a good shot.
It also limits Syracuse's possesions. They need a lot just to score in the 50's with their O.
and not swinging the ball around the perimeter; I thought Mitch played fantastic when the ball was thrown to him while he's at the top of the painted area.
And concerned how they're going to score enough points in the second half.
I hope Syracuse is feeling sick to their stomachs, down in the dumps, and wondering "wha-happened?" Offensively they can't match us; hopefully they begin to make mistakes. More mistakes, that is; they were beginning to show some chinks late in the half.
DO NOT let up!
You should start a thread.
Need to keep cleaning up on the glass!!
Who else wants to sign up for the Beilein half court clinic?
"Indiana had small guards, this is completely different". --while UM had Burke and Spike in the game
So far, so good.
And a shout out to our fans at the game. They sound great.
Double on this, great job Blue
Concur. Awesome how many fans are in ATL!
Go clock go!
Good to see the team has settled into a nice groove. They're being patient, eating up some clock and still getting points. Has to be throwing Syracuse into a funk.
Spike fucking Albrecht.
20 minutes away from playing for it all.
...so you can see "The McGary / Robinson Effect" in offensive rebounding:
|FG%||3FG%||FT%||Eff. FG%||Off. Reb. %|
Mitch McGary and THJ have four assists each and the awesome stat of the half - 16 of those 36 points are off the bench. Great all around effort here!
Mitch and RG3 continuing to own the glass like they have in the first half is key.
He may be the beneficiary of stellar passing, but the kid just does not miss down low. Elite finisher
someone unexpected has stepped up. Today so far it's been Spike and Caris making some big plays for us. If we can get those guys on track Syracuse will cave and begin to cry.
Yeah I'm going to go ahead and put about $800 zillion dollars on Mayweather over that dude
Maybe cuse can get some M game film in the locker room at half?
Play Defense. Rebound.
Cuse is gonna get uncomfortable of they have to extend the zone or come out of it. We burn clock and score a few buckets and we play Monday.
LET EM HANG! GO BLUE!
Need to give credit to our efforts on D.
It's clear that we will not be completely shut down by the zone. This puts a lot of pressure on their O, which they are not used to dealing with.
Gotta keep it going. Syracuse is going to come out with some adjustments.
They aren't going to abandon the 2-3, it's all they do. It's what they count on; if the 2-3 fails, Syracuse fails, they aren't going to out offense us all of the sudden.
If we can keep up this defense in the second half, we win. Go Blue!!
Why do I do this to myself?
It's fandom. I just accept it and understand others have the disease. I'm still just as nervous as when the ball tipped
I'm calming down a lot. The team is playing more and more like the team we've all been hoping to see all year. Now I'll get antsy during the 2nd half guaranteed. But these guys are playing so well right now. Optimism fellas!!!!
pacing the living room. Family in bed, so I have to shout quietly.
Kenny with the burn!
Beautiful basketball being played. We look fantastic, and that's with Trey and Nik being stone cold. Let's keep our composure and stay patient offensively, and we should be playing on Monday.
Who's this we you're speaking of? Do you play for them? You probably don't even go to Michigan.
Eat it Doug!
Gottlieb is dying inside being forced to talk positively about Michigan.
Did Charles go to the dentist?
Obvs, but keep playing D and hitting 3's and we got this.
lol all of the talking heads are in a daze due to the vaunted zone failing.
It's failed 25% (30-9) of the year for Syracuse. I was thinking the same thing, why is this shocking?
Gottlieb: No plan b, boohoo my peepee