M-Wolverine seems to have dropped the ball (teasing) so here is the open thread for today's game. Talk amongst ourselves. And give regular score updates if you all will, for us chumps at work that are relying on this threads for following the game.
MICHIGAN-WISCONSIN GAME OPEN THREAD
Death to backboards! Send Ryan back to Rigel!
if the refs allow these ymca scrub ballers continue to grab hold,etc. there may be alot of injuries.
It is now 2:30. Why isn't the game on yet?!
Seriously. The timer thingy on ESPN said it's another 7 minutes away???
They just showed a countdown clock. Tip is about 7 minutes away.
First game ran over
Great, now I have to adjust my DVR settings. Edit: Maybe not, this game will be over quickly and the fianl may be in the 40's.
I want to play the fighting Creans...but first things first BEAT THE FIGHTING BO RYANS
"I'm just going to close my eyes and hope for a victory" - Jalen...and that sums up my feelings for the 2nd half of this season. Go Blue!
Jalen just dogged the uni choice on national tv. Love it.
Now those shorts are terrible, someone has to put their foot down and tell Adidas enough is enough.
Jalen in the ESPN studio just hinted there will be Uniformzz being worn. [Averts eyes]
...Zubaz shorts, no sleeves.
Hoping for a quick start today. The slow starts have been deadly this year.
Guard the 3's we should be okay
Headed for a late lunch and to catch the first half of the game - lets not get off to a slow start today.
Stop kidding yourself. Enjoy the entire game.
30 seconds into the broadcast and we have our first Indiana refrence from Dakich.
My first sick day of the year couldn't have come at a better time.
Fuck Dakich. He's the worst announcer in the biz. I'd rather listen to Vitale, at least he's senile.
Agreed. I made the mistake of reading his tweets once. He is a moron.
Can't believe they suspend Simmons from twitter and let Dakich keep spewing shit.
Uni's are that bad. From a distance.
Are they different? I can't really tell on this grainy stream right now.
Zubaz shorts and straps/sides on the jersey top.
Gotta go stronger to the hoop
and gr3 taking it up hard off the steal.
like it, like it
Ugh make free throws.....they're called free for a reason.
I'm sorry, but just not sold on GR3 as a starter right now!
Um, who are you planning on replacing him with?
Rise to the Occassion!
Morgan's got the yips again
just brought the pain on d????!!!!!
Free throws have been a major problem for the last few weeks.
less than 4 minutes in and Morgan is already on the bench....
McGary always comes in before the 16 minute timeout.
I have watched every game this year, so I must have been overlooking that fact...I'll take your word for it.
GR3 misses both FTs, Morgan goes caveman again...McGary in
your FT's fergodsakes
That is one ugly ginger.
Good thing THJ kinda looks like Megamind then....
Surprised Crean isn't sitting behind him cursing at him all game long.
Stay classy, Bloomington.
Lookit that Rigelian asshole.
These slow starts are going to kill us in the tournament
so this is what Wisconsin looks like away from home
This is definately a Wisconsin basketball game so far.
this sorry ass teams ass, the fact that we're only up 2 while Wisc shoots like crap pisses me off
but it is early, hopefully Morgan can hold on to the ball and be able to make lay-ups too.
I wonder if there is a hand procedure doctors can perform on Morgan to fix his stone hands.
I want him to shoot morrreeeeeerererererererere
Because he is more than a shooter!
Did we ever get that espn link for the vlc?
I love the fact that against Wisconsin, "Michigan has a slow start" means we're up 4-2.
DAKICH LIKES EVERYONE!!!
This pace is awful.
MAKE THE BUNNIES!
come on basketball gods don't reward that trash
run this shit off the floor
this is the only team where having a slow start is not a bad thing
Wisconsin + time expiring = sadness
I'm having flashbacks to the 30 missed layups we had in Madison.
This pace is becoming unwatchable.
Dekker is very punchable.
Nice board, Stauskas. Nice finish, McGary!
Nice dish by Burke!
Also, does anyone else think that Wisconsin has more luck than any other team in country. All the bounces.
I am following on Gamecast and 7 minutes in and 6-4?? This does not look like an thriling game so far...but at least we are playing defense!!
Who needs waterboarding when you can just turn on a Wisconsin basketball game?
THJ too SAWEET!
Stauskas playing D
Annnnnd holy hell!
Nik playing some great defense!
That was amazing
T H J BOOM
Holy shit, Hardaway!
I can't believe Hardaway caught that ball, let alone flushed it. NICE!!!
Even daddy Hardaway liked that one!!
That was purty.
my heart rate just went up with that lob
Argh argh argh. pace.
this team will be good next year
That was nasty!
Football, yes. Basketball, no.
Oladipo's "360" (which was really more in the area of a 280).
Also, IU's next rebound was a travel that went uncalled. Oh well, IU was up a lot so why bother officiating?
The chica behind Hardaway Sr.? Meow
wow, wisconsin sucks. why are we only up by 4?
mcgary's shots are soooooo awkkkkkkkk. he literally chucks the ball at the glass and hope it just goes in
Does Dan Dakich really have pierced ears? he's like 40. What a tool...
Final score. Wisconsin is unwatchable.
How do the the new unies look? Can anyone take a pic and post it? I'm at work and I'm not lucky enough to see these flash on the TV.
They look awful, but when we win I expect another victory lap.
Didnt even have to say it...done deal.
Looked like Hardaway was fouled on his dunk.
I now have indisputable evidence that the reason Adidas thought these unis were a good idea is because they are run by old farts. My 61-year-old dad just told me that he likes them.
thanks Dakich, big help
Nik is throwing up trash today
Stauskas not exactly putting on an offensive clinic today.
I do not like when albrecht is in. He generates almost no offense. He's a fine point guard but has no scoring ability.
Well we finally got our wish: the opponent is having an off night shooting. Too bad we can't seem to get in our offensive grove either.
CUMONG Timmy. Better passes please.
Wisconsin can't shoot today.
We are fucked
fuck the btt. this is stupid. looks nasty
This could be the nail in this team's coffin.
You act like this team is terrible. Get off the ledge.
Is officially on suicide watch.
It's too late for the others. They've already jumped.
You may all have your belts and shoe-laces back.
What we don't need
Hardaway got Jalen'd
Injuries are the reason why I agree with those who say these conference tournaments are stupid and mean nothing.
after 11 min of play. Worse than middle school Bball.
hardaway just took the kobe injury
THJ yikes. Why does everything bad possible happen when we play Wisconsin?
Looked like a groin, maybe a knee or hamstring though.
Left leg came down first on top of the defenders foot and he rolled his ankle. Nothing to do with knee or groin.
At first it looked like his other leg was out wide and he came down on it a bit. It's officially a left ankle sprain and he's probable to return, per the internet.
Left ankle came down on the landing
first team to 25 wins
Our offense is just sad today. This is ugly on both ends.
You are the most negative poster ever. But in this case you're right.
I think you should take a break from posting during basketball games
make open shots and we would be up 20 at halftime.stick a fork in this garbage.
Think Timmy got Jalen Rose'd...
Time to step up Caris!
good job glen
I wanted to say that this lead is still scary because it's so early in the game, but it's not early at all. What the hell, Wisconsin?
This is why we have a bench. He'll be fine.
Pray to god it is a tweak not a tear
Why do they give the teams timeouts if there's so many mandatory timeouts? The game would be significantly different if they did away with the tv timeouts.
They should play straight through. Soccer style.
Because there is a 99.9% chance nothing will happen.
anybody ever had REDDS APPLE ALE before?
Yes. Tastes like apples but not like a hard cider.
but that's just life against wisconsin. oh well. 6 points is practically 20 at this pace...
If Hardaway's out long term, gotta shift GRIII to the 2, McGary at the 4?
Maybe just more Caris?
They have been horredous in last few games: Pur-MSU-@ Penn St...glad to see it's continueing
Good news on Hardaway
We may have scored enough to have wrapped this thing up.
Wow. I don't even know how that shot went it.
Oh, Tim's back already? Wow
unless absolutely needed.
timmy is a trooper.
Good to see Tim back. Now let's take these chumps out to the woodshed.
This offensive output for Wisconsin is unreal.
Then have a stupid possession with the ball. Just run the offense.
Zoom in on the bloody sock!
Hardawat back in.....YES
First to 40 wins?
Why is Gumby mopping the floors?
Damn, LeVert. Someone get that boy a blimpie burger.
please make themmmm. what is the point of playing 4 guards if none of them can shoot????
god damn free throws
Come on Caris, gotta knock those in.
There's supposed to be something more to these free throws than throwing the ball, right? Points maybe?
please punch Brust in the face, i HATE THAT LUCKY FUCKER OF A CHUCKER
Jesus with the free throws already.
But good GOD those uni's are awful.
No they are not and there's another thread for that shit.
Thank god were shooting FTs better today.
Wisconsin's shooting % is 14.3% right now. That's absurd... It can't stay THAT bad
missed free throws..ahh the flashbacks! the horror!
giving bo ryan coach of the year is just rewarding all that si wrong in college basketball.
Free throws are going to cost us in the tournament.
Our bigs need to learn how to finish. It's absurd how many bunnies they miss down low.
Constructive criticism: practice free throws more
short bank, Caris 2 FTs and McGary a layup. Our O stinks and UW isn't play great D.
Gotta love the jump shot free throw.
I remember when I was hooping it up in 3rd grade and shot jumpers at the FT line.
Maybe our team can try the jump shot free throw?!
Nooooo! My Double post cherry just popped!
We should be winning this game by 20.
This is such a fun game to watch.
This is mind-numbingly bad basketball.
on the pass there
Burke is not himself today
No screen shots of these jerseys for us stuck at work?
Sheeeeiiit this game is so ugly. Are we playing football? Ive never seen such a poor shooting game.
positive: our rebounding has looked better
also needs to learn how to set a legal screen
That screen may have been moving, but it was moving AWAY.
124.5 O/U - now that's easy $$$$
This game is a crime against basketball. All will be forgiven if Michigan wins, but my God.
missed open 17 footer. McGary with screen foul TO.
Wow, this is ugly ball.
Shut the fuck up, Bo Ryan.
Is that a foul on us? The refs got scared of bo Ryan cuz he's screaming his brains out non stop
If I had to choose one thing that frustrates me about his game, it's this.
Are we only up by 8?
Shooting is horrible. It's not Wisconsin's defense.
trey has missed some opportunities to just PASS TO WIDE OPEN GUYS...that is why we aren't up by 50
that was a bogus call against mcgary. bo ryan sucks
In any Wisky game, How do they call that on MM?!?! Foul for getting a shoulder in the gut?
sorry kid.. you should have went to school
I think that was intentional and the idiot talking heads fell right into it.
Can someone please teach McGary how to set a non-moving screen? He gets called for that every single game.
would recognize this game. Even use a broom handle to knock 8 balls a half from the peach basket.
This game is getting worse.
HOLY SHIT this is so bad to watch.
Why are we willingly playing into their crapfest?
When was the last time GRIII hit a 3?
How are we shooting this poorly?
Bo Ryan is an evil sorcerer bent on killing the game of basketball and turning it into rugby.
Or are they using a narrower hoop in this game?
Robinson's 3 point shooting motion looks terrible. Looks like he releases the ball too soon.
i really wanna know why we are only sending one guy into rebound... this is wisconsin they take 34 seconds to shoot the ball.. no fast break
bad shots and making dumb passes?
We should be up by 20
Pass it to the big man camped out at the 3 pt line.
This game is hideous
This is the worst game I have ever seen. Unwatchable
I don't know why people aren't happier about this game. For the first time in a while, we're actually playing some good defense. We've gotten open shots, and they aren't falling, and this is ugly, but I actually feel better about this game than most of other ones lately. Shots falling, as long as they're open, should regress back up to our average as the game goes on.
Maybe it's because Wisconsin is shooting 15% from the field and we're up by 4 points? Maybe it's because we can't make ANYTHING?
All season we've been crying for us to finally figure it out on D. Well, this game, we're not letting free shooters open, we aren't letting people blow by us, we're rebounding, we're contesting shots...everything you and everyone else has been complaining we don't do. But we've commited some unusual TOs, missed our FTs, and haven't been hitting our open shots. There's plenty to work on. But we've been actually getting open shots. It's not like Burke or Hardaway has just been hero-balling to poor possestions. Personally, I'll take the defensive improvement. I expect the open shots to start falling, and commit less turnovers. The regression to our usual mean that happens most every game. I'll take the positive defensive effort and be happy about that right now.
We can't seem to have one without the other. Getting good rebounding and good defense, but our shots can't fall to save our own lives. I agree in that we shouldn't shoot this bad for the whole game, but is a lot closer than it should be. Wisconsin is shooting pathetically, and we're letting them right back into the game.
I thought Nebrasketball was bad...this is making Nasmith roll over in his grave.
I've watched high school girls basketball games that have more entertainment than this
What the fuck are we doing?
This is the worst thing Ive ever watch wow. can I stop watching?
That Sam Dekker's talents are really wasted in Madison?
this game is making me miss the Detroit Shock
10 point lead quickly disappearing.
Well atleast they're hitting their free throws
This is just an awful. These teams aren't going to reach Michigan's season point average combined.
if they continue to let wisconsin hang around this will not end well for michigan
This is the worst game ever.
This is just unbelievably gross. Would someone please hit a damn shot!
And there we go, team needs to drive inside more.
Yeah because the refs will call foul when they knock us down in the lane.
Can they call a fucking foul. Jesus Christ.
Btw I think we should realize they arent calling any fouls this game so we should stop flying into the lane expecting fouls. geez.
Do they ever call a foul on Wisconsin?
Yep five times. Refs aren't going to reward us for wildly flailing into the lane.
I have had it with refs this year. Call it both ways!
If Michigan weren't playing, I'd go do something else.
Thank God that half is over. How Wisconsin shot 12% and is only down by 3 is far, far beyond me.
fucking pathetic first half
That was of the worst 20 minutes I have ever seen us play.
i hate everything about wisconsin basketball
Wisconsin probably won't shoot that gross 2nd half. Gotta make shots
And neither will we probably
Fuckin Brust....dude just chucks shit up and it goes in...luckiest player in college basketball!
Admit it. You knew that 3 was going in even during the timeout.
Ugly ugly ugly game.
it's nice to be leading instead of playing from behind for once.
That wasn't "good Wisconsin defense" at all, that was all terrible shot selection and turnovers. Good Lord.
Sick of Wisconsin. Horseshit shot going in.
That last 3 could be a dagger. Wisky is not going to continue to miss shots. Everyone saw we outplayed them - and only up 3 at half. When you have a chance to put a team away, and you don't - bad things happen.
Wisconsin shoots less than 20% and we have this small lead? Ridiculous!
Will likely not end well
Excuse me, Wisconsin shot 17% and is down by 3.
Like Jalen said... This is Wiskys type a game. It's scary.
Look how big Jalen's tie knot is.
...we're getting killed in 3 pt'ers and free throws.
I hate basketball so much right now. Especially referees who enable what we just witnessed.
That was so painful to watch. Ugh.
Worst part is that Wisconsin went on an 11-4 run to end the half, Michigan is in big trouble, they're totally playing into the hands of these bastards.
This game is so Wisconsiny right now.
Can someone post a pic of our guys in their new unies?
This right here is the epitome of Wisconsin basketball. Quite possibly the most uninteresting, aggravating version to watch.
ESPN reporters act like Wisconsin is just playing terrible and we are playing well. We are playing just as terrible as they are we haven't even hit a 3 yet. I hate ESPN
i don't have a good feeling about this
No chance in hell Wiscy gets away with this in the NCAA tournament on national television. They will be one and done.
This is exactly where Wisconsin wants things to be. If they can keep it within 3 within the last 30 seconds, they'll win the game.
This team is absolutely mystifying.
This game is like the running joke in Airplane where everyone Ted Striker talks to kills his or herself.
This game is Ted Striker.
Or is Bo Ryan Ted Striker?
This game really does have Wisconsin written all over it, doesn't bode well for us. They're not going to shoot 17% all game and they ended the half 11-4.
That theorg goes both ways. We won't go 0-4 from the line or 0-6 from 3 either.
I just finished watching first half and haven't read this thread, but Wisconsin fouls every single trip up and down the floor. I'm sure it has been repeated by everyone else, but this is brutal basketball to watch. That being said, I love the effort so far. The switches on defense have been very good. Hopefully, we get it going in 2nd half.
why do the referees allow this to happen. i am not afraid of that raging bastard bo ryan. ignore him or call a freaking techincal on him. the refs from charlotte-richmond aren't technical shy.
Michigan missed all of ther 3's and free throws... really?
Depends on the guy taking that shots.
- Posted from the Buffalo Wild Wings in the center of the UW-Madison campus
How do the locals / U-W faithful react to the abomination of the game of basketball I'm reading about? Are they so accustomed to the drawing and quartering of the game of basketball that they're cheering this on with enthusiasm?
Enquiring minds want to know.
You know, it's hard to tell. They're a relatively comatose crowd so far ... obviously there hasn't been a lot to react to. I'm with two lab mates who are local, they're basically just complaining about how terrible the badgers' FG % is. Which is legit. No particular insights, just wishing the shots were falling.
0-5 from three
0-4 from FT
3 turnovers by Burke
3 fouls on Horford
We could get our doors blown off if we aren't careful