Let's hope for a strong second half showing to close the gap.
chance of bowl: 13.6%
this team's road play pisses me off so much. they refuse to show up, D up, rebound.
The silver lining: if we finish 4th or 5th in the big ten we get a chance to bash in Wisconsin's skulls in the big ten tournament. That's almost worth it to me. (Rationalizing, I am)
i hate everything and everything!!!
there better be a turtle chomping on Beilein's dong right now.
At this point it might as well be a whole wolverine biting him
Is the visual equivalent of having a turtle bite on my dong.
That's 5 THJ 3 pointers and we're in the lead. We can get back in this!
I think we need to hope for THJ to score ANY points, first.
Fuck this game. I'm sick of watching them crap the bed in first halves on the road.
Jump off the bandwagon now. And send yourself to Bolivia while you're at it.
I should definitely send myself for that comment. But fuck it - that is the only time you'll see me take advantage of my privileges.
One thing to remember...a loss by 1 and a loss by 20 count the same at the end of the season in the standings
That doesn't mean every bro won't come out of the woodwork and rant about how great sparty is and how they "been on" whatever the fuck that means. You obviously don't live in West Michigan or a neutral/sparty-heavy area.
Oh wait, I don't either! I moved to STL I forgot! Fuck yisss.
I liked it better when we were an overachieving, under-the-radar team that utilized the "every 4 minutes war" when we played in big games.
I liked Zack Novak and Stu Douglass. Leadership. They had it.
But only at home. And usually just against mediocre competition.
#1 seeds sure as shit don't play this badly
Florida vs Arkansas and Duke vs Miami disprove your theory. Everyone has off nights. We just seem to have off first halves.
I'll be in the corner watching Kate Upton jiggle. Wake me when it's over.
State plays better in the second half when they're down. That's one good thing. This will get close and come down to the final possession. Book it.
How's this for a stat?
THJ has never scored a first half point at the Breslin Center. In his career.
If Stauskas and GRIII don't show up on a neutral floor in a huge environment, UM isn't getting past the second weekend of the tourney.
Dude looks completely uninterested in being involved on either end of the court when he's in the game. Beilien needs to have a come to Jesus moment with him. Sit him the rest of the game or something to make a point. Either play hard, or you're not playing.
This stretch has been brutal for the team, but to just not even show up against your in-state rival.... who the refs have indeedv allowed to hand check and grab at will. But what the hell did they expect? This was going to be way more physical that Wisky and the starters and bench look like they've never seen anything like it.
This makes me not want to watch B1G basketball
You know...if I had to choose now of the NCAA tournament to take a dump in the game of basketball id choose now...so hopefully this team is just going through growing pains and will get it together for the tournament. That will show how good of a coach JB is...
Right, everyone would choose that. But, taking a dump now does not mean that they will be better in March. Taking a dump now and taking a dump in March are not mutually exclusive. These tough losses don't seem to be leading to improvement.
This team isn't near as good as we/they thought they were. Sad sad sad
Where has GRIII been the past month??
Holy shit you're right. He IS still on the team....I just thought we were starting 4 players for some odd reason. I had to go back and re-watch the first half but he is in there.
I need to go back and check the Wisconsin game. Was he there too?
I heard AMC just started filming a spin-off of Finding Bigfoot to determine the whereabouts of GRIII.
Spring break. Padre baby.
I'm sick of trying to defend their pathetic road showings.
Why is it that every road game, someone just doesn't show up? It's like everyone has to take their turn except Burke. Tonight it looks like THJ is on duty.
At least I'm still moderately rich. More subpar Hopslam down the hatch.
Can we get a Brady Hoke half time pep talk please? Or a Novak freakout? That would be nice
And this is why its sad Trey isn't coming back next year.
All the youth is showing up with every single big game that we play as the conference grind wears on. This team will not be the same next year, and with Trey Burke to run the point and Walton backing him up we could do something really really special.
I'm not contemplating doom and gloom, we are still very good, but this is not an elite team that can win it all. Elite teams do not get punched in the mouth this many games in a row. They have moments and then turn it on. Michigan is regressing, not progressing.
To Kentucky last year...
100% Agree, case and point look at Kentucky, I mean they had a hell of a recruiting class and look where they are now...
they were all freshmen then and won it all. this argument is invalid.
And look at Kentucky this year? In decades and decades of basketball it's only been done once. And that one time was with back to back recruiting classes that not only ranked number 1, but had one class that was higher ranked than even the Fab 5.
Not ever good freshman class is going to have the caliber of players Kentucky had last year. Even they had trouble reloading that.
Rutgers is representing the B1G well. Wait, they are losing too.
i'm sure Michigan will cut it down and end up losing by 5 or so.. so sick of the games ending this way
total no show that half except trey
THJ rumored to be injured. Not participating in warmups per twitter