but Mitch is bigger than Hansborough right? Hansborough might've been taller, but McGary looks like he's got 30-40 lbs on him. Hard to back down Mitch right now
Michigan vs. VCU Tournament Game 2 Open Thread
I don't remember Hansborough a a freshman, but he was pretty stocky as a senior I thought.
Cool. Those constant VCU body bumps look more obvious on Spike.
Yes. That has been key that the refs are calling at least some of those bumps and physical play
we are going to be in the bonus soon...damn...outside of starting the half with 4 turnovers, we have kept the peddle to the metal
MCGary is the player of the game so far and was the player of the first half. I can't believe Barkley and the other idiot commentators only talked about Burke, Hardaway, and GRIII at the half.
those were the only 3 players they know on our team..
Don't believe VCU has play with such a player like Mitch. Completely breaks down the trap
I have never been happy for so many commercials, but I feel it is a big help to keep Trey and THJ rested enough to keep busting the press.
if we stay fresh that should eliminate a lot of unforced errors
It saves us from sitting them down during game play to get them rests.
Is on the express train to the double bonus and that is huge. Keep fouling VCU.
Loving me some Mitch
McGary is cool.
Think McGary is like Tyler Hansborough? Remember how raw he was as a freshman at UNC? That is all I can think about. Same body, all heart, hustle, and skill.
S not sharp
When was his last 3?
How is that not a block?
He's not just a ball handler.
This team when they are clicking is such a joy to watch!
HOLY FUCK THAT IS GOOD BASKETBALL
Floor slap by Tim. Get the fuck off our court!
That was awesome! + THJ floor slap
Another shredded jersey (GRIII). WTF, Adidas???
And to think there was no foul called either..........???
That spike 3 was our first points off the bench today
Nice to see that Adidas' apparel didn't show up for today's game again
Yeah, poor Raftery doesn't even know it happened. He thought it was Burke that made the layup. Now he's saying GRIII changed jerseys because he had blood on his jersey.
whose havoc now, huh?
Damn, like 4 opportunities to get the TO
How do you like the maize and blue havoc, VCU?
This team isn't playing the same way they were in the regular season. Trey is not trying to do everything himself, others are making plays. Great to see and it gives me renewed hope of a potential Final Four run
Most exciting game of the year by a mile. Go Blue. FINISH THEM
Um...is it just b/c a team is known for pressing that they get to hold onto opposing players? That D was all foul just then
Good TO. Don't give them any momentum.
I thought after that bucket VCU just made we were only up by 10... No more booze for me
Spike dropping dimes!
So are we 70 points better than Akron?
South Dakota state is pissed they didn't draw Kansas state right now, they might have beaten VCu by ten...
Take the charge Hofford!
Spike is way up there. He's looking good today
Spike played a great game. He is crazy good and makes Beilen's recruiting ability look even better.
I think Horford just made the worst charge attempt I've ever seen. He bunny hopped into the guy or something.
I know you are really pumped and playing well, but stop overplaying for the steals so much.
BLOW IT OPEN!!!!!!!! Love it... Run it up
Is THjr getting called for the most ticky-tack fouls today?
Wow, they are calling some ticky tack shit on us while letting them mug our guys.
under 12. Only 1 thing can beat us and thats turnovers. We have had a few too many for my liking but it hasnt cost us
Finally hitting open shots!
Hardaway Jr 12
Robinson III 12
Is wrecking havoc.
Our best game in MONTHS! What great timing. Getting out of the Big Ten is doing us well. So many players playing great. Trey has been average (with some amazing plays thrown in). Spike, THJ, and especially Mitch today. Others on Thursday. This is EXACTLY what this team needs at this moment.
No one on this board will have negative snowflakes after today!
Compared to Mcgary Hofford looks sooooo slow
This is the team I've been missing. I knew they still had it in them.
Nik is hitting nothing
The power of Spike!
Damn...look at those points by each player. Spread around evenly like that makes us unstoppable.
That was dirty!
I have no mean things to say
Too fucking sweet! Too fucking sweet!!
Is this Michigan or Phi Slamma Jamma
I LOVE ME SOME SPIKE!
He's a four year player, for sure. I can't wait to see him as a senior. Decision making, energy, passing, leadership, courage.
Hotdog. AND LOVING IT!!!
Spike - I'm loving him.
Nice refs being nice to VCU
Trey Burke is so amazing. I will really miss him when he is gone.
I don't want to start this whole controversy again but that statement proved it. Michigan can't get replacement jerseys in time for the tourney. Kind of sad for a major producer like Adidas.
thats called a foul zebras
Keep building confidence.
Keep making good decisions!
Clock to start flying.
"the way VCU has defended him" = foul every time
ADIDAS can't get us ROAD JERSEYS for the NCAA TOURNAMENT....That was my official...FUCK ADIDAS moment.
Embarrassed on National tv.
Why can I go to M-Den to get a jersey but they can't replace ours?
Great, ripped jerseys and no replacements. And here I thought Germans produced quality products. Remind me again why we are tied at the hip to Adidas? I swear I'd prefer to be sponsored by LuluLemon at this point; at least then teams wouldn't be able to grab and clutch.
Because Adidas gave us more money than Nike?
If there was anything I'd never expect Herm to reference, it was Lululemon.
And if they were sponsored by Lululemon they'd have the nicest asses in the tournament. I vote yes!
What?!! Addidas can't give us more jerseys?
Most ridiculous thing I've heard.
is one of the few players who I don't feel nervous about when he has the ball. He may run point instead of Walton next year...
I agree. It looks like VCU started backing off more on Spike than Burke as if they knew they weren't going to turn him over.
I love this guys! I love all of you!
I love you too! Can we relax now?
I think we might be safe! What an effort by our guys today!
McGary is a BEAST!
bring on the jayhawks or tar heels
I think I'd rather play Kansas right now
About our 30 point lead?
I don't think we are in Akron anymore.
So when do we bench the starters? Let's go NC!
I'm watching this game in amazement.
How shitty is Adidas that they can't get us replacement jerseys a month after that Minny game?
Something tells me this will be used frequently on the board for a while.
All week long I heard folks picking SDakSt and saying if we got past them VCU would destroy us. We didn't even play our best these past two games.
Story of the game: 0.00 problems with VCU's vaunted pressure D.
Many of our turnovers came on our end of the court, not from the pressure.
What an embarrassing story about Michigan's road uniforms. Rachel Nicols said we'd have to wear last uear's road jerseys because we had so many tear at Minnesota.
Can Adidas not make anymore??? That's awful. They should be embarrassed.
McGary is the best 6'10" busboy ever. He can clean it all up!
Off to the bar for the Sparty game.
This is the only game ANYBODY can watch right now.
So....just a good matchup or has this team found another level? Can we play this well against Kansas?
I see the score but how did this happen??? I just paid for this crappy flight Internet service. Please help
Press was no prob. VCU couldn't hit any 3's. Mcgary is a bad ass.
Mitch MF McGary??
VCU was pressing a lot and we kept breaking it and getting open shots and they haven't been able to make any of tehir shots. Also McGary had a double double pretty much at half time.
The two-headed monster with Trey and Spike has been brilliant today.
GIF the reverse Hardaway jam!
will still find something negative to say about Mich. This was a complete beat down!!!
I'm trying to get the math straight. Does this mean we would have beaten Akron 70-18?
I kid, I kid.
Spike, keep impressing the hell out of me, oktnx.
You're doing it right.
This is basketball people!! Love it
Their heart is gone? I thought bathing in ice made it so they wouldn't quit!?
"Michigan to the sweet 16"
Spike looks like a beast with the ball in his hands.
between this, THJ dunk, or McGary BOOM
Because it shows the jersey getting ripped.
Anyone notice the pectorals on the VCU cheer squad? Holy Jeebus.
My wife and I both noticed what you speak of. It was glorious.
I saw them on Thursday, and they reminded me of the chear team from the Replacements
Pretty shot, GR3.
Easily Spike's best game.
Easily Mitch's best game.
Kenpom was about 30 off today.
Why Trey? More Spike.
let them play in the tourny
Notice to rest of the field - We On!
Set the table and call the kids, Honey. VCU's done.
Time to start getting some of the seniors in
We're going to the SWEET 16!!!!!!!
And all the other experts that picked VCU for the upset.
Obama believed in us
Don't tell Herm
Hope every team we play going forward presses us
First team in the country into the Sweet Sixteen!!
First Sweet 16 since '94!
where has this team been all year!!!!
He da man.
We want walk-ons!
Empty the bench (but not yet).
Let Spike run the show.
This game has caused me no stress. It has only brought happiness. This is the best we have looked since early in the season.
Can we go back to Nike? Seriously, Adidas can't find us some damn replacement jerseys?
Whoever creates the post-game thread, I'll be horribly disappointed if it is titled anything but SLAUGHTER.
That is all.
I'm going to miss Trey. Hopefully I get to see 4 more games.
I'd like to see 4 more WINS!
Padding them stats!
I apologize to everyone on the board for being so negative. When this team is on....they are really on.
On the streets of Auburn Hills
bring em on! Cheer them off! Great for our guys to get NCAA Tournament experience!
All the backups and still no Morgan. That's why you make your layups, kids.
The bench to finish off the game - how sweet it is!
The basketball equivalent of the Victory Formation.
LOL that's awesome!
viedo horse racing < video of boiling water
Morgan has to either be hurt or have something with attitude. Him not playing at all, not even in garbage time is just strange.
SWEET 16 BABY~~~
It's been a long FUCKING TIME!
I can promise it won't be this long until our next trip.
Kansas or North Carolina next. That'll get your attention.
VCU drew a very, very bad matchup for their game, and we definitely get credit today for taking care of business. Big man was big. Time for the other two bigs to rest and get their heads on; we will need them as we go forward.
And we can play better!
Mitch McGary where have you been all season, start this man forever
Finally!!! Sweet Sixteen!!!!
2 wins at the Joe and this will be a perfect weekend
how many torn jerseys and clutches and grabs?
it's nice having human, non-Rigellian refs again, isn't it?