Incredible shooting performance brings us through to the round of 32! Walton will not be denied!
LETS GO BLUE
Hail to the Victors.
Fuck it, BANG BANG BANG!!!!
Hollis can eat my ass. That was no 10 seed.
Hollis is an incompetent ass.
Oklahoma State would have finished top 3-4 in the Big Ten. They were 5-6 seed quality, as were we. Both teams were top 25 quality teams.
Us being a #7 seed was silly. Them being a #10 seed was ridiculous. This is probably the worst seeded tournament I've ever seen in my life.
Michigan - Oklahoma State should have been a Regional game.
it felt like an Elite 8 game - well played, hard-fought and brutally suspenseful.
Incompetent, or incompentent...like a fox?
Something tells me Hollis's hatred for M had more to do with pairing us with OSU than anything else.
Only makes today's W that much sweeter though.
They don't have that kind of speed. Our defense will be fine. Our offense will roast them.
the refs probably won't call it!!!
because we won. It's so true though...
I'll have to go to the monitor to check though.
BRING ON JACKSONVILLE STATE!!!
Last time we beat OKie St in the tourney. We pulled off a stunner in the next round. Let's go history repeating itself
Walton, Wilson and Irvin for stepping up big when needed at the end
Way to tickle the threads in the 2nd half, guys! Gutsy performance. Lots of big shots hit when we needed them.
Either one of those teams could make the Final 4. Great game between two well-coached teams. This was the antidote I was looking for after watching Florida State-FGCU last night, which was 40 minutes of unmitigated street ball.
This is the best thing that's happened all week in a week of shit. Posbang me!
You and me both. Consider yourself banged!
Me too, brother. Go Blue
any idea how to find a full replay?
I've only seen it once, in the NBA playoffs, I believe it was the Celtics, where a team started fouling them to try and chip away at the lead, and the Celtics fouled them right back. After about 3-4 turns of free throws for both teams their opponent gave up and let Boston dribble out the clock.
Why don't more teams do this? Why leave the door open and give the other team a chance to come back?
The only issue is that it drags out the end of the game for, oh, another hour. lol. But then again, you're not running doing that so you don't get tired
They foul as soon as you inbound, you foul after they cross half-court. Eats 3-5 seconds off the clock each time.
What I like most is winning a really tight game. That helps a team's maturity. It would have made the difference last year against ND. Let's hope it makes the difference for 5 more games this year.
Upvoted but prefer no Mark Dantonio gifs in my posbangs. thanks.
if that game was 5 seconds longer, Oklahoma State would've won.
They were legit and played hard and refused to die. And our boys still prevailed. What a victory for M! GO BLUE!
are you serious? they hit a 3 at the buzzer and were barely hanging in the game for the last 7 minutes.
i didn't mean it negatively or as an insult I meant that the way the game was going and the way they played at the end, Michigan was lucky to escape with the win. they made Michigan sweat it out at the line and immediately made us pay for missed FTs. Oklahoma State was tough as nails, man. they refused to die.
Why no Wagner?
enough D. His switches and everything were just very poor today. Louisville is probably going to be a better match up for him, he really looked confused with NTOSUs speed on offense. Gave up some very easy looks.
I was damn near having the big one down the stretch
And Go Blue!!
My ticker can't take another one like this either.
I hope someone wakes Mo up before round two.... i think he looked lost in space.
Maybe he's sick or his back is bothering him. He was constantly out of position on both ends of the floor. We need Good Mo for the rest of the tournament.
Watching them throw an alley oop over his head in the 1H was sad.
but keep the same offense. GO BLUE!!!
Whew, and pew pew. That was a SHOOT OUT.
Wow. So much going on there. It's so good that I thought it had to be fake until I noticed the reaction in the lower right.
I love this gif. And I am now fully invested in these people's lives.
Walton's two in traffic near the end of the game--wow. Muscled it in. Such a tough player.
/Can't write in complete sentences.
"THE LITTLE GUY, WHAT A GAMER, WHAT HEART"
He has been playing like a man possessed. Will not be denied.
That was a classic. Michigan was just on fire.
Pressure? What pressure? Walton and DJ with big brass ones!
Talk about a stress test. My hands were shaking like hell those final minutes. Alas, we won. GO BLUE!!!
"Alas" is usually a term you use when you're despondent. Like "Alas! My love has departed."
where has this gif been??!?!? i've missed it so
Survive and advance. This is March. LETS GO BLUE!
If you a real one, you know how to Bounce Back!!! Way to fight all game, Go Blue!!
That game was exciting and frustrating. Survive and advance baby. Go blue
Walton and Irvin are playing like the seasoned vets they are. So happy for them to be putting it all together at the right time.
We'll get it fixed. Wouldn'y want to be UL thinking about facing us on Sunday
Some of those deep threes were cold blooded.
It was great to have Zak Irvin back too: 4/6 from deep.
Gonna need to do some rebounding on Sunday vs the Cards.
No need to rebound all the balls going through the net.
Snipers gonna snipe!
Love this team so much. No quit!
Derrick Walton or Trey Burke? The world may never know.
Michigan has been very good at closing out close games Beilein's entire tenure. Good PG's, few turnovers, and good FT shooting.
Earlier this year, we lost a bunch of close ones; now things are returning to form.
Go Blue! Keep Dancin'!
We've got stone cold shooters. Even with some good Okie State defense, our guys still made shots. Wow!
You know who thinks we were seriously underseeded, and is really pissed about it?
The way those threes were going down, answers the question of will we have tired legs.
Way to step up under duress guys.
Derrick, Zak, DJ, . . . Tracy.
When Walton slipped with the ball and called that TO with under a minute left, I'm pretty sure I felt a heart murmur. Wow.
That is all.
Finally can unclench my bunghole.
Hail! Go Blue!
That was the most unproductive day of work I have ever had and it was well worth it.
It ain't even over yet. There are more games to watch.
Time for a 2013 National Championship Rematch, though I'd gladly take Jacksonville St. if they pulled something off.
Check out the last sentence of ESPN's recap of today. We haven't played Louisville since the 1997 NIT.
but we played Oklahoma State in that same 1997 NIT run and won. Hopefully a sign of good things to come.
Jacksonville State up 2-0.
Too bad it's not pre-shot clock days. Then they could just hold the ball for 39 more minutes and let the clock run out.
that is some sharp shooin', Tex!
That is probably the most exciting game I've watched since the 2013 Final Four run. Probably the Kansas game. I cannot believe M was able to keep up that barrage. Incredible. This team has a ton of heart and is peaking at the right time. What a joy to watch. Go Blue!
This is just the first step.
Remember, the one who dies is the one who jumps first.
and saw a stub from March 18, 1997 from when I was a student.
NIT- Michigan vs Oklahoma State at Crisler.
We won that one, too.
been up since 3 am because of a 2 y/o that's sick (doing laundry in the middle of the night not fun)... drew the short straw to stay home... a close win like this is not good for the temper/mood when you also have to deal with 3 kids that have been sick all week... please posbang me to make the headache go away...
add to this the wife just got ran into on the M5 roundabout because some dip shit kid cut her off, she slammed on the brakes and an F250 ran into the back of our mini van... besides Michigan winning this is one of the most stressful Fridays I've had in a while...
Since his days are numbered as the AD at Vast Landfill U.....
Great to see Wilson step up and drain both clutch clutch free throws, just one small comment...
IF YOU ARE 1 FOOT AWAY FROM THE BASKET WITH NO ONE ON YOU. DUNK THE DANG BALL!!!!!
I still think it's going to be hard for Zak Irvin to erase this year's first MSU game from the top line of his Michigan legacy ....
Hah, hahahahaah. I can't tell you how happy I am that Irvin was not only amazing in the most important game of his career, but that his outside shot was on fire. So glad that he turned around his Michigan legacy so definitively, and is going to be remembered glowingly for the rest of his life.
Bring on the next one, Go Blue! BANG ME
If I just counted right, John Beilein is 16-1 at Michigan in the first game of Big Ten/NCAA Tournaments. That's pretty damn good.
Can still feel the one, in the side of my ribs, sometimes. Totally ruined a Drive By Truckers concert at the Fillmore for me.
Fillmore's close to my hood - love it.
Speaking of moving on, any idea what time we play on Sunday? I'm about 2 hours from Indy and would love to make Sunday's game but not seeing any info yet. Sadly the tipoff time is going to determine if I can go to the game or not (have to work very early the next morning)
Dance, Dance, Dance. Zak Irvin redeemed four up and down years today.
Woooo!!!!! Was on a plane that was landing right at the end - was scared the wifi would cut out before the buzzer.
Never been to a posbang before-- heck of a game, Go Blue!
Banged you - lay back and enjoy
That was a hell of a game. Great win, Go Blue!
All the way to the end. We were in danger if we missed, so it felt closer than it ended up being. Go Blue!
No reason we can't beat Louisville, or whoever
Especially since we won. Don't remember a game where both teams shot so well. Walton is freakin deadly right now. Shooting like that AND playing velcro defense. Fun to watch. Hope it ends in Phoenix!
I'm looking for the "my bracket is a tire fire" posbang.
3 bombed their ass!!! Posbang!!! 92 Subs!!!!
Sorry, just getting ready for next season.
of my Margarita when I read that - made me laugh and spit it out - good stuff
I LOVE COACH B
It seems that some Okie St fans think this was a fluke... Awkward blog video... It's kinda funny.
Staeeee loses - it will be a great day