Shame 'em Horns!
Time for Nik and GRIII to show they belong in the NBA
a month down the road, no sooner!
I see what you did there...
that Michigan Basketball is where you go to develop as solid NBA players.
Will the game still start on cbs
"Technical difficulties". Yikes.
Looks like it will
...not sure, but didn't you mean "Shame them Horns!"?
"for those to lazy to click the link". Loved that comment from the NCAA swag thread.
...courtesy of TeamRankings.
|Avg Score Margin||+4.0||+9.3|
|Effective FG %||47.7%||55.4%|
|Off Rebound %||38.6%||26.5%|
|Opp Effective FG %||46.3%||49.2%|
For the hockey crowd waiting for M's bubble status, NoDak is up 2-0 on WMU
which is bad.
Please stop fouling.
Just got to our seats. Empty stadium. Most seats are either empty or filled with Wisconsin fans.
Have to crash the glass!
Let's Go Blue!
Lets get the win! Go Blue!!
I wouldn't mind having a rematch with Louisville. Beat Texas !
Aside from Ohio State at times, we've been below par shooting for 4 games so a reversion to mean game would be nice here. Also facing UM's offense on a short turnaround is not easy. Still nervous about their beef up front but Caris and Nik should be ready to break out. Hoping Morgan is allowed to play today 25+ and refs don't erase him.
I'm losing my mind. We've gotta win this game.
Oh cool, going to all these commercials now so we don't have any breaks when the game starts
CBS broadcast is sloppy
Beilein in the locker room telling the team to think about next year ? Is he talking NBA?
Nik with a 3
Hi. I'm Nik from Canada...
yeesh, LeVert has not been himself as of late
Think he hit a wall about 6-7 games ago - his minutes have exploded versus last year (he averaged 10 min a game)
That guys was hugging Morgan to the ground
Must hit our bunnies please.
Apparently you are allowed to slap the backboard in an effort to thwart the shot.
Let's pull it together a bit. Offense still making me a bit nervous
Still cold shooting, I see.
Please get the microphone away from the cheerleader/dog
Ugly offense so far
All Nik, all the time.
Is GR3 into this game yet?
Robinson needs another year
Texas planning on posting GR3 a lot it appears. Logical
One of CBS' mics if inside one of the Longhorn cheerleads megaphone
Every offensive possession is just "DEFENSE...DEFENSE..." over and over again on my TV
It's twenty minutes later and I came here to see if anyone else wanted to complain about this
That "DEFENSE" chant guy isn't annoying AT ALL.
Are you talking about the seal?
Lots of shot blocking ability on Texas team.
We need a post presence.
Too much beef down low to shoot over at the rim.
Hey, someone besides Nik scored!
Give him medication
Really living by the three right now - hope we keep hitting them.
Levert needs to work on his lateral quickness in the offseason.
now. wooooo hooooo
Think we can just keep playing cold shooting teams all tournament? I would like that
mostly because the horns can't shoot straight themselves
I'm loving this fast paced action - just need to shoot a little better.
GR3 playing well on defense vs Holmes thus far.
Texas is gassed. Transition is good
Hope that little guy keeps shooting.
We are playing well on defense. Holding them to jumpers.
At least we're rebounding well.
M O R G A N ! ! ! !
Someone get that mic away from the Texas male cheerleaders. Good lord...
Holmes is gassed.
DEFENSE chant guy. Please stop doing that chant right into my TV
Space offense, bitches?
Outrebounding Texas by 2 thus far.
Keep running it. Ridley was gassed.
BREAKING: CBS has surgically implanted a microphone inside the voice box of a Texas cheerleader to enhance the television viewing atmosphere.
Big part of the game here, lets see if Horford can hold is own against Ridley. Morgan did a great job of not even allowing 1 entry pass.
That had to be the longest stretch of basketball without a commercial in the NCAAs in 10 years. It was nice.
It's sad how unusual it is to actually get to just watch sports. That was a pleasant reminder of what things can be like.
Defensive scheme is solid - a couple of their shots that have actually fallen came on lucky bounces. Rebounding holding up fairly well, although Texas looks like they're trying to get back on D a little more than usual, like they're concerned about our transition.
I do think we need to attack them a little more offensively. We're trying to pick n roll them a lot, which is a good idea. But we've gotta drive some, too.
make them come all the way out and defend the three, then get LeVert/Nic to shoot over them or go around. Should be some drive-kicks for the bigs too. Keep up the D.
Robinson has held his own on D - pushing Holmes outside of areas he wants to shoot. Going to be difficult going inside until Ridley rests as he is erasing things.
Here comes another quick commercial now.
CBS and the NCAA were wringing their hands that first 10 minutes thinking about all the ad time they were missing out on
Dat fake tan
Matches their school colors
The bar here in Detroit agrees. Scary.
Let us survive the Horford period here... (Ridley out)
I hate that the under 16 timeout rolls over..if we make it 8 minutes without a whistle, we should be rewarded by only having one commercial.
I heart Nik
Caris nice stopping on that dime
I approve Caris. I approve.
Dirty by Caris. So good.
Woo, LeVert, jump stop and one.
Good job Horford! First time saying that in awhile.
Very smart. Ridley out = drive to hole.
Keep pouring it on guys!
Love that ball fake. Use Texas' aggression against them. Heady play.
Five Guys burger in my belly - double digit lead - beer in my hand - life is good.
Out of the gym. Keep pushing the tempo.
our point total from the 2nd half vs. Woffard
Stauskas looking good, lots of other options playing well too....
That commercial for Draft Day should win an award for most cliches crammed into a single spot.
Yeah. Might be the worst movie of all time.
At least they picked the right team. A dumpster fire like Cleveland is more entertaining than the cerebral dissection the Patriots do each year.
Mmmmmm. Sonny's BBQ!
BTW a lot more intensity out of these guys than we saw at all Thursday. Not that that should be a big surprise, but nice to see regardless.
Stauskas' stroke = silk
The NFL just couldn't let MLB have Moneyball? They have to create a fictional crazy man genius in............Cleveland??
This may sound like a John Madden statement, but our team is so much better when Caris plays well. When we are really clicking, its because he is having a good game along with Nik or someone else.
No let downs. Keep the pedal on the metal.
I like when we run
Is some woman screaming the sounds from that famous murder scene?
Holy crap what was that noise during the free throw???
Come on CBS how about miking up the Stauskus' or Big Dog?
Was that a screaming monkey during the free throw?
Don't let em even think they have a chance of getting back in it
Texas shooting 29%.
Please Irvin start hitting again.
Ask and you shall receive.
Please continue to play a 2-3. lol
LOL Irvin is so 1 dimensional but so fun when he is on
Right now he is "Just a shooter", the future...?
Hopefully he goes into the offseason with the same mentality and workouts as Nik did last offseason.
see next season that's not true. He has Stauskas role of last season this year.
and right now we are living well
Extremely well said. It can change quickly though, so we need to build this lead up.
lol Texas looks like an undisciplined team on offense
Defense seems like the best in a month thus far.
They get out that zone quick
Silky sweet Caris!
I hate the 'endzone' view CBS switches too sometimes. Too hard to tell what's going on
That's why end zone seats are cheap. I agree, I pay directv too much for that view!
can this be like that Tennessee game from a few years back where I get through the whole game without swearing or breaking the remote?
Great play by Caris, terrible camera angle by CBS.
It had been almost 5 minutes since the last set and I was getting worried
You are the elephant toothpaste guy right?
as the elephant toothpaste guy just made my night. And yes, yes I am.
That's it. Keep making Texas settle for jumpers. They're not going to ever beat us in a game of horse.
you mean horsch
The net has made the swiss sound a lot today!
The Barwis Effect needs to ask for a National Championship.
I love it when we play like this!!
Payback for the Rose Bowl anyone?
I'll take it!
Wait until Spike starts to shoot.
They are sagging in that 2-3 zone. That may not be a good idea if we stay hot from downtown.
Yeah, TX is not defending right. Poor scouting.
some confidence now, which is pretty damn important for this team.
On one hand..... the first half is awesome. On the other hand, I'm half dreading the second half
Let's wait until they give us reason to dread before we dread. Playing well on both sides of the court right now.
you're right, but to be a Michigan fan is to be a neurotic Nelly
Outrebounding Texas 12-10. 1 turnover. Shooting 55%. Holding Texas to 30%. Can't ask for much more early.
And no fouls
We haven't committed a foul either
and any team in Michigan's path will have their hands full.
Let's keep it going , though, for the rest of today first.
Spoken like a true Michigan fan - hedging all the way. And rightfully so.
This tournament so far reminds me a lot of last year. The first 2 weekends we came out sort of flat in the first game (in comparison of what we were capable of) and in the second one we would just fuck teams up.
And those damn Texas male cheerleaders need to stfu! They're annoying and clearly their team is not listening, they don't play defense!
seems like they're best when they're inside and they've got almost nothing from inside so far. I am more than happy to let them do little floaters from inside the 3-pt line all night
defense continues!! 52 points in 52 minutes
everything ging great; good defense against a team that good defense can beat. Love to see them keep this lead into the half. Texas does not have a lot of guns to stage a quick comeback, and doesn't seem to be able to figure out how to stop the diverse weapons we are showing offensively.
Do we have any fouls?
No, and 1 turnover
Coach B with that big ring
Beilein, bling bling
Wow! Hello Mr. Irvin
Zak Vinnie Johnson Irvin!
Irvin heating up!
A confident Irvin could be a serious difference maker for us.
DO. NOT. LET. UP.
Why, Walton why?
Would have loved to see GR3 take that to the rim in transition
Love the aggressiveness by Jordan there
Jordan Morgan ...drawing fouls?
That is not a force for Irvin.
We only had 3 pts at the 15:30 mark.
but I hate when he's handling the ball. He just seems like the guy most prone to turn it over when handling. I just want him to give it Walton/Spike every time he's coming up the floor
MGoBlog shout out!
Beilein's ring has GPS in it now.
Alert! Live update from RCMB:
Texas is a HORRID team that should not have been invited to the tourney. Louisville will beat Walverines by 20.
Texas... So good in the half court
Irvin hitting from 3. Texas is doomed
Caris got a nice rest there.
Worst camera angle ever!!!!
CBS. Ditch the endzone view. Its awful
no conscience about shooting. Killer
Me no likey.
...and a whole lot of body.
End zone camera angle SUCKS.
Morgan 4/4 on FTs now. Texas super doomed
CBS endzone cam = Sparty floor slap
we get points each time
A FOUL!!!!! DA FUQ?!?!!?!
Free throws over the chorus of screaming children == awesome.
Can we please ditch that god awful camera angle?
A foul on us? Really? No way.
Stay within yourself, Jordan.
No stupid 6-0 Texas run to end the half please? Thanks guys.
Texas giveth back
When are the tv networks going to finally accept that they have already figured out the best angles to broadcast games? Anyone remember when ESPN starting showing MLB games from directly behind the pitcher about ten yrs. ago?
I loved the dead center cam.
Welp, Texas still has Barnes halftime adjustments to look forward to. (quiet chuckle)
Can we just skip half time?
If I had a nickel for every time I thought that during a sporting event...
Our coach is better than their coach. We'll win halftime.
Ok, lets close this last 4 minutes of the half strong. Don't let them back in it.
don't let them get any momentum going into the lockerroom
Morgan is 4-4 from the line. Things are coming up roses all around
CW sighting and biting
There was one a while ago
CBS Sports/NCAA link keeps crashing. It takes 2 minutes to refresh because I gotta watch all the crappy commercials all over again.
and Texas will have a tough time getting back in this.
Dear announcers - the "young" Texas team is playing the 10th youngest team in the nation. Maybe Texas is 1 thru 9 but you make it sound like we are a team full of grizzled veterans.
Morgan not sure what to do when he isn't getting called for a foul whenever he get near a player.
Nik dialed in.
Its been a while old friend
That was just right!
Woooooooooooooooooooooooot. Gotta love Beilein out of a timout.
so much for not swearing today...I find myself saying "fuck yes" a lot.
Ok everyone dialed in.
What a great play out of the tv timeout. Great game so far
Ridley verticle 3 "
Defense is starting to slip a little.
Here comes the late half run!
C'mon guys keep it up over 15 at halftime.
Texas putting a couple possessions together here. Just gotta keep scoring on our end & keep the double-digit lead.
Right on cue, Morgan punishes the rim & Caris hits from downtown. That's as well as you can run it on offense.
Our defense has slowed down. Texas has scored on like 6 of 7 possessions to close the gap.
And then we run off 5 straight to ease my worries. Thank me very much for the reverse psychology.
Can't let em get it within ten before the half. Let's go guys.
Shredding their defense by driving and dishing
There it is
just great. "Clinic" is right.
Morgan is loving this.
We reversed the run!
Oh boy...Bevo is in deep shit.
The Oop, the pick and roll, and the Caris 3. That one hurts for Texas after finally hitting some 3's
i have a stiffy... this is awesome
NO FUCKING MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up boys.
Said before the game we were due for a reversion to mean shooting game after 4 cold ones (outside 1st half OSU). Nice to see it work ;)
Texas lack of defense helps.
what a great coach we have and our shooters are so loveable!!!!
Sometimes when you're on, it's really fucking fun to watch.
SERVING NOTICE TODAY ! ! !
Man, Texas is trying so hard
I don't know about you guys, but I be like dang.
I wasn't even worried about those two Texas threes. You know they won't keep it up and the offense has been executing pretty well. Hope they keep it going in the 2nd half.
GAS PEDAL BABY
especially when we are shooting very well
on my birthday......foot on throat please!!!!!
Michigan State who?
if we were playing like this against say Wichita or Louisville, but this is a poor shooting Texas team. Let's just win and move on
Of 3s on 3s on 3s
This is pretty much going exactly as predicted on the front page.
Awesome offensive display, unlike the first two games of the day.
From the RCMB: "Maybe this will result in a brawl with suspensions to multiple key players!"
You are watching the game, participating in this thread AND following RCMB?
I'm enjoying this, to say the least.
Texas up to 40% shooting, UM at 58%.
Texas upping rebounding a bit, now leading by 1, thats fine.
Only 2 turnovers, 1 foul.
LOL we can foul every second in the remaining part of this half and still not go to bonus.
EDIT - welp, not on an actual shot sigh (bang head)
GLENN! Why the fuck are you not fouling on that drive?
played well as a team, totally unselfish on offense. Great D, low fouls/turnovers. Dumb to not take another foul or two. Otherwise, great half
What was that? Horrible. Fouls to give and we let them get to the basket.
Well that first half was quick and pretty fun save for the last 20 seconds.
...is getting the "at-Illinois" version today.
Irvin with a brain fart there. Foul him before the drive.
Would've liked to have kept it up at 15-18 point lead. Bad last couple possessions and a dumb play by Glenn keeps at a manageable 13.
That was good - I'll have another 20, just like the first please!