Can Burke wake up and take control. They need him to take over to win this game. WAKE UP STAUSKAS. THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOU MOST.
MICHIGAN-WISCONSIN GAME OPEN THREAD
I don't understand how everyone is blaming this on "Wisconsin basketball." Part, if not most of the blame has to go lie on UM. I mean, if they play mediocre basketball that first half, they're up by 15 minimum. This game looks like shit, because Michigan is playing like shit.
fair enough. we have missed plenty of wide open shots as well. i hated seeing timmy's ankle injury, but other than the dunk, he has played pretty poorly too.
except that every single game wisconsin plays is goes down exactly like this. but the only time a michigan game goes down like this is when michigan plays wisconsin
No not all of there games go down like this. They played similar against MSU last week, but msu ran there offense and made shots. Are we 0-5 from the line, or unable to hit any open shot, because "Wisconsin plays such bad basketball." No, it's because WE are playing bad basketball.
We left a ton of points on the floor. We're 0-5 on free throws and have 3 missed layups.
The real problem as someone noted above is that things always even out eventually. No way Wisconsin shoots 20% from the field for the game. They're going to start making shots and Michigan is going to have to do the same.
Michigan shot 34% to Wisconsin's 17%, yet we're only up 3. Wisconsin should dramatically improve their FG % and ours won't improve as much as Wisconsin's will. That's the point.
Will it? I mean, we seem to actually be playing good D this game. It's not like we're given them a bunch of bunnies and they're missing them like NW did with us. And keep in mind, we haven't hit a single three yet. A couple of those and actually make some free throws and we should be OK. Provided the D continues to actually seem OK.
The refs are treating every Wisconsin player like Cody Zeller. Nothing they do is a foul.
2 for 8,had a bad shooting 1st half yesterday.....frustrating game
Anyone know where Morgan is? They brought in McGary, Horford, and Biefeldt, but not Morgan?
wisconsin literally takes all the joy out of me watch basketball in general, and more specifically my favorite team. Fuck Bo Ryan and his band of misfit toys
watching wisconsin basketball is like watching a football team that runs iso up the middle on every single play and is guaranteed 3.33 yards on every single play and the only way to determine whether they win or lose is whether they can get 3.34 yards on one of their plays.
i refuse to believe that wisconsin fans watch wisconsin basketball and enjoy it
"We have so much talent" should die. These are the games where talented teams blitz UW when Bucky shoots poorly. We should have 35 points and UW unable to catch up.
McGary, Morgan and Horford are marginal on O so defenders can press the perimeter. Their O hasn't improved in 10 weeks.
Please play some ball.
i agree the bigs need to play better d, but seriously can we get a foul call down low? plus levert and robinson need to make those free throws. inexcusable.
....secretly, in a meeting just now, and did some quick math:
Wisconsin effective FG% - 20.7%
Michigan effective FG% - 34.5%
Offensive Rebound Pct. for Wisconsin - 25%. For Michigan, it's 30.4%
Not even that many assists either. We have 4, and the Badgers have 3.
Mich asst to FG ratio usally below 45%,most other teams ratio is about 50%....too much heroball?
I can live with the lead. Hopefully we'll get the right people to the FT line and start hitting some threes.
Time for another 45 point second half
As if this game wasn't ugly enough, espn3 tacks on a Calvin Klein banana hammock ad. Thanks guys.
...our clandestine statistician.
"clandestine statistician" == insubordinate nerd
/said with love
We make free throws we're up 7 or 8. We're a one point favorite and we're up by 3 at half. Seems to me like the game is going pretty much as predicted.
As shitty as Wisconsin is playing we're playing exactly 3 points better and we've missed a TON of shots we should've hit. Period.
How does Jim Jackson's son just throw up absolute shit and it goes right in....what. the. eff.
that's the wisky way. bs shots go in at the buzzer for wisky
We all know the other guys on set have no idea what he's talking about.
We are winning. I won't get caught up in too much negativity when we are winning.
Slugging it out. Stay on top and advance.
After watching 65 minutes of these 2 teams playing each other I am CONVINCED Mich is the better team but Wis has a way of mucking it up just enough to hang in there....we can't lose to these clods
Just got to halftime...that was the worst half of basketball I've seen in a looooong time.
Burke is a great point guard, he needs to raise his IQ right now. The team can't score...you're the point guard, PLEASE get us into an offense. PLEASE!! I beg of you.
We're playing how Burke is playing, in a rush, a little lazy at times, solid defense.
He's too good and too smart, we're too good and too smart. We just need to run something.
I think the biggest thing we were missing in the first half was Morgan. Yes, he's struggling, but he's also a calm presence out there...he's a leader. He and THJ are the two biggest leaders on this team. We needed someone to come in and just settle us down.
I hope the 2nd half has been better for us.
Edit: Nevermind, just fast forwarded the 2nd half and it looks like I'm not too far behind.
Sam Ponder wearing blue pants. That's good, right?
He needs new ones
Once again, it is MIA.
Same start as first half
Jesus Christ Jordan Morgan.
EDIT: Nvm. Bad pass.
Dakich would think a blind and deaf ref would be a good one.
Needs to attack more, he's Mr. Offense and that's what we need
Did you watch the first half?
And he sat for too much of it...
Free throw! Yea!
Meet the bench
What's your lineup right now?
I guess I'm going to try...
However, I'd be quick to pull Morgan for GRIII.
Does not help much
Please sit Morgan.
Big man play is just awful right now.
We have now gone cold
Morgan, Morgan, Morgan...I remember when we really missed you...not so much now...sigh
God I hate Wisconsin. They fucking suck.
I hate Wisconsin, so very very much
Morgan's worst two games of the year have been yesterday and today.
Hang in there Mo. We will need you.
And the D is starting to let those open shooters again...sign...
Will help keep the shooting cold
game over. fuck this team. neg me please. fuck this. trey you are selfish. this team so hard to figure out.
You should be more than negged.
is my command.
this should be mod downvoted by a few hundred points.
I think you need to just step away for a bit. Don't worry, we all have to at various times.
We are seeing what happens when Trey Burke has a bad game.
Free throws coming up.
I'll admit it, you were right.
was that a Nortre Dame player wiping the floor in the mint green uni?
Fucking Wisconsin. God, I hate them.
How did a team this young not get better as the year went on?
They are so horrible to watch. Slow, slow, slow.
Wis getting it inside way to easy...
They are flailing.
What is so hard about making a free throw?
GRIII is 0-4 and LeVert missed his 2...this is embarrasing.
0-4 come on Glen
GRIII is pretty useless. Can't even hit the freebies.
I'm a 62 old,barely in shape bald headed white guy and I could beat GRIII at FT line...NO EXCUSE for a Div 1 player to be that bad at the line
There any doubt that 3 was going in?
24 points in 35 minutes??? We suck.
Is like being down by 30 to everyone elae
McGary needs to let Robinson play Evans straight up...he always steps ver to help but gets burned!
Like we are trying to take the worst possible shots
i will never again watch a wisconsin game. I dont care if michigan is playing. Its bad for my heart.
Has changed this game. He has killed it!
That play was a perfect example of how bad this team is inside. Three guys standing under the hoop, and a slow white guy shoots right through them all to pick up the foul.
He's so selfish as of late...
He's got to just get us in an offense and he's too busy trying to get his game on track.
Bo Ryan is a fucking tool.
I actually think he's a turtle.
Here comes more missed FTs!
...we need to "adjust" and play 2 bigs.
McGary, silky from the stripe.
McGary shoots better than GRIII
Should have been a lane violation....
....feel like 10?
Time is running out for the offense to get back in sync, and our D is regressing back to terribleness, so, yeah, it pretty much is 10 at this point.
Dammit, even Sideshow Bob is hitting 3's now..
Or maybe it was Wisky missing open shots. Must be the latter.
Wisconsin has doubled their first half point total in 7 minutes. That's called being outcoached.
They have 37 points 3/4 the way through the game. This is about scoring some f-ing points.
...but dude you're what, 3 for 11? 4 for 12?
You're the point guard and you're not getting us into the offense...
Get your game going before you yell at someone. And I don't mean points, but your decisions should lead to points.
We just have to settle down. We're hanging with them, we just have to tighten up on defense a little bit. I'm actually pretty satisfied with how they have responded to Wisconsin's run.
...we shouldn't be "hanging" with them.
We should be blowing them the FUCK out!
We've completely wasted a VERY GOOD defensive effort in the first half.
Right now it's on Burke, he's got to make sure we get points. It doesnt have to be him scoring, or it can be...doesn't matter. But on his mind every time down should be "let's get points." And HE has to be the one to control the game when we're on offense.
Trey needs points or assist, period.
I see that special spark in Trey's eyes....
I think he's about ready to impact this game and bring a victory.
To the game on the radio. Shepard making it seem like Wisconsin can do whatever they want in the 2nd half. Lack of defensive effort. It's making my blood pressure creep upward.
Still can't believe we haven't hit a three
Wouldn't be the first time.
Horford, dunkin' it (kind of) like you're supposed to. If only Morgan would try to flush it like that everytime he went to the rack.
And shitty rotations are back....
Since Beilein took over all we hear about in recruiting is how many "great shooters" we've been acquiring. And then I look at every team but us draining threes. Da fuck?
And now Wisconsin can't miss. What a joke.
...just an idea.
Hardaway will keep us in this.
Let us not try to win another game without hitting a 3 ...
If we lose this game Im going to rage so hard, straight to Bolivia. I will root for any team that plays Wisconsin from now on. Im so mad right now.
GRIII has no confidence any more.
Alright made one!
Keep a body in front of your man!
Wisconsin is scoring every single time down the floor.
Wisconsin absolutely on fire, I think that was 12 shots made in 12 possessions.
THJ fuck yeah!
Now that we're scoring, we can't stop them. I guess that was predictable after the first half.
What is Glenn Robinson providing right now?
They can't fucking miss now, WTF?
I think that's game.
Only against us would Wisconsin start shooting lights out.
Burke forcing it..everyone sloppy on D...and now they cant miss
Wisconsin has scored on FOURTEEN straight possessions. That is so unbelievably pathetic.
i go to take a shit and come to see that michigan is shit
How do you lose to this team?
I cant believe how many times this season I've said "they can't effing miss!" about our opponents. ANGAR.
Our offense: One and done. Badger Offense: One and in. Repeat.
Wisconsin is shooting well, but with the exceptionof the deep 3, almost all of their shots have been WIDE open.
Lol at people saying GR3 is a lottery pick. LOL!
It's amazing we can never get pass game 2 of the big tourney. Whatever I don't give a shit as long as we can at least make it to the sweet 16... It's still irritating as fuck losing to these fuckers and there miracle 3 pointers
This is why when a team is playing like shit in the first half you play smart and put them in a huge hole. Ya know like teams do to us...
GR III - only layups/ dunks please.
this team has no fucking heart
We have no energy, no heart, no hustle.
We're truly one Zack Novak away from being a GREAT team.
Unfortunately this team has nothing...it's hustle player is a big freshman who people think of as "goofy."
It sucks because Burke's obviously a very good player. I think he's just going through what Hardaway went through last year and he's pressing.
I'd love to see this team a year old where Burke could show that growth leadership wise that Tim has shown.
The probably with this is Burke's the best player AND the PG...so we literally go through the growing pains with him.
Where's the fire? Where's the hustle? Loose ball? Where's Burke's energy?
He has to fine a way to bring that stuff even when his shot isn't falling. It's not going to fall every game...we should still be able to win. Especially against a team that isn't doing much offensively like Wisconsin.
Well just keep leaving people wide fucking open....I honestly hope we just win one tournament game.
What a fucking joke. This team should be ashamed of today's performance.
only score 17 in the first and will still end up with 80... john belein cannot coach defense
That 3 might have just been game, a dagger at least. Wisconsin now 40% from 3, shooting close to 70% this half.
Crappiest shooting team in America makes 15 straight shots.
I fucking hate this place sometimes.
Ugh....I hate fucking Wiscy.
Has Stauskas shot a 3 in the last 30 minutes?
Ugh....I hate fucking Wiscy.
Has Stauskas shot a 3 in the last 30 minutes?
U dont take advantage of a terrible first half
First round exit
Gets fucked by more teams who magically turn on the 3 ball than any other BB team I've watched all year. It's beyond amazing how this happens to us
It's not really amazing.We leave guys wide open.
Leave them wide open from half court and the shots will still go in
FUCK THIS I'M GOING BACK TO WORK
Bacari time to scream something inspiring to these guys!
Goes to NBA. He is useless here.
this is depressing.
Beilin gets an F this year for defensive coaching. The big men are timid, always out foul their opponents, rebound terribly, and probably get no support from from Beilin’s small ball perimeter system. I would put our big men at about #10 or so in terms of effectiveness in this league over the last 15 games. Just terrible.
i couldn't agree with you more, bielein's small ball is better suited for the west coast conference
*steps on soap box*
At this point a Sweet 16 run would be quite miraculous. We are fundamentally flawed in some of the worst ways in terms of defense and rebounding.
*steps off soap box, burns soap box*
There ya go Burke!
Jesus H. Christ, the majority of these guys are freshman. Come on!
Man, you guys are being a bunch of fair weather fans!!!!!!!!!!!
i's sorry guys, I think if they lose in the first round again I think johnny b is on the hotseat, he cant get them over the hump
5 straight points ... Lets go!
i don't wanna hear about being freshman.. the game of basketball didn't change.. its the same game you've played for the past 10 years
We will NOT go quietly guys! Rather than talk shit, get to rooting!
Did theghostofyost leave?
No, and making the game competitive doesn't change my statement. The performance today has been awful from just about everyone.
Hey hey! You have to be at least a little excited right now.
Mitch and Trey! 2 point game!!
that was a bad foul Spike.
I don't know if I remember a PG taking it hard to the hole and get as few fouls called in his favor as I do with Trey Burke. I may be wrong, for sure, but I've felt like this most of this year.
Do others see this as well?
Ben Brust, my man - you have caused us enough pain for one year - ease up.
Where is Stauskus?
Why is spike in the game?
i really hate being a fan sometimes
I didn't know you could mug a shooter like that.
Football team should be good this year.
agreed, i have them losing 2nd round in tournament
Absolutely fucking pathetic.
Ever hear of 3 seconds? Wisconsin just sits in the lane!
We will be a 3-seed, lose in the round of 32. That's what my bracket will reflect.
I just hope we don't get bounced in the 1st game. We aren't very good.
Hack a Evans?
20% increase compared to his season average.
Then let them up
Full of shooters, we sure like to make that aspect of the game look difficult.
Is the reason I drink. I don't get why he ever plays.
That's all folks.
Is it a joke that we're ranked 6th and have essentially beaten no one? Barely squeaked by MSU and OSU at home. Beat overrated Pitt, KSU and NC State and that's pretty much it.
a team walk as much as Wisconsin did. Twice on the last bucket. Evans multiple times underneath.
We'll make the elite 8 because the officiating will be different.
Clearly you haven't been watching the same team the last month and a half. Ill be very impressed if they make it to the sweet 16
Yeah that didn't really help us in last year's tournament against the Bobcats.
If I didn't know any better I'd say John Beilein is an awful B10 coach.
Wisconsin made 49 points this half, that's around what they score a game.
At least we keep our energy for next weeks tourny. I don't think we would have won the BTT this weekend even if we had won tonight. I'm OK with this. We will enter the tourney anywhere from a 2 - 4 seed, likely a 3/4.
We'll have to earn whatever we get in the next few weeks.
I'm not too happy with the execution, but I do like our team's effort. We have tried and haven't given up.
Rise to the occasion? Maybe.
How does Wisconsin go from scoring 17 points to scoring 50 in a half?
For a team that is supposed to have 3 1st round picks you would think we could handle beating an unathletic Wisconsin squad.
It's ridiculous to lose to that team. Sparty just destroyed them last week. We probably are the 5th best team in our league. I think we were actually a better team last year.
wow, Wiscy has 51 points this half. That is pretty incredible. I don't think our defense was terrible - I've seen us play a lot worse. Not sure what to take from this...
def was bad,period
to lose to today,Wis has been horrid offensively in last 3 games and 1st half against us.Way to much heroball (23 shots by Trey and only 9 by THJ) and the typical poor def in 2nd half....IU will blow Wis out tomorrow.Very frustrated but not surprised
white-collared ballers dont win titles.blue collared junk yard dogs do.this team needs to get some balls.beaten by a bunch of ymca ballers,embarrasing!