We let more balls slip through our hands.
NCAA Tourney MBB v Texas Game Thread
GRIII needs to hold it there. Understand we get possession. Stupid play.
GR3 needs to stop thinking...
Losing 34-19 on the boards...not good.
Ok sweet. CBS feed glitching
Take a time out. This team is garbage on both ends right now.
even a little, we would be up by 20.
This half is going too slow. I liked it better when it was fast and we were dominating.
why do teams always hit free throws against us?
Some serious BS fouls being called now. How the hell was that a 2 shot foul, if a foul at all
Getting wrecked on the glass and some spotty officiating.
I cannot believe we are not in the bonus yet. That's make up from the 1st half and what I hate most about NCAA officiating.
All confidence is gone. Sadly we all knew it would come to his. We need a few 3's to calm everything down
7 years in the big ten and Belein hasn't recruited a defender or rebounder not named Mitch
It sucks he's never done anything like win the Big Ten twice or take us to the championship game. We should just fire him now
would have had the possession arrow if he would have just held on to the ball!
As lethargic as Texas looked in the first half, that is us in the 2nd half.
Wake the fuck up. You're in the NC fucking AA tournament, not playing Purdue in December.
This is the most painful 8 point lead I've seen.
And we're also one of the worst inbounding teams ever.
To double digits. Please.
Need a bucket so bad here. Can't let them get it to 5 or 6.
Is it just me or is Texas getting all the calls under the basket although they are pushing around down there?
They are. It's been that way all half.
We are in deep trouble.
None of those were fouls on SPike? Ok. Just jump on his back then
We will lose this unless we play smarter!
Spike was fouled 8 times
Um how many times did they jsut foul Spike on one play with no call?
Spike got fouled 4 times bringing that ball up the court. Refs totally out to lunch here.
Taylor + rebounding have been our undoing
Michigan Basketball: Snatching nail biters from the jaws of blow outs
Spike was fouled about 10 times
Jesus H Christ, Texas is getting away with murder with the refs...
Ok Texas made its run, expected.
Time for us to make ours.
mauled all the way down the court that time
My heart. My heart.
Someone has to capitalize on that matchup
Should've been an and-1 for GR3 too.
So annoying how we go from 2 fouls in one half to 13 in the next half.
What the fuck is going on with the officiating? Spike was hammered the entire 10 seconds he had the ball!
Spike obviously fouled multiple times there. Refs reward teams that play hard, though.
Just mentally so out of it at the moment.
We need to find a quick point guard who can defend other team's point guards. I love Walton but why does it seem like every quick PG dominates him offensively?
all the way down the court there, no call. The refs have decided Texas needs a chance.
I'd love to see a Coach B freak out about now
GR3 is making a "statement"
GRIII coming on at just the right time. Last 8 pts no?
There we go!
GRIII stepping up finally. Then gets hit with a ticky tack foul.
Never change, refs.
refs trying to even up the fouls
Taylor hand checks like crazy without a call, serious bullshit.
to be kidding, they call that?
How the fuck is that a foul on GRIII when they get away with murder in the paint on both ends?
Spike gets punched in the face 43 times (practically) and THAT is a foul on GR3? Yikes.
GR III has really picked it up here. He's been our best player over the last 5 minutes.
What happened to the new hand check rules?
The foul calling is getting absurd. GRIII just called for a handcheck when Texas is all over our guards.
And of course we get called for a foul.....
Already in the bonus huh?
12 minute mark or so, we started thinking we were an inside scoring team. We got away from the three ball, and the fast break (that was mostly because we couldn't fucking rebound though).
And TX gets to ride on our backs! Pathetic calls that could change the game! At least be fair about the calls!
i've been trying not to let it get to me, but this officiating this half is getting a bit out of hand. We are getting called for guarding them at this point. They literally hacked Spike 3-4 times while breaking the press.
How is it that that fat fuck Ridley fouls on every possession on both ends of the floor and yet we are the ones in foul trouble?
Somebody wearing black and white has money on Texas covering. Goodness
The refereeing in this tournament has been as bad and incosistent as I can remember.
it gets better when there are fewer games going on.
Texas committed at least 5 fouls on the last possession.
has come on last 6-7 games. Great to see we have someone else to stop the bleeding and that he is looking for the opportunity to take it.
I usually don't blame refs very much, but what the hell. How was there not 3 fouls called when Spike was bringing the ball up. He was fucking mugged.
This refing is geting almost embarrassing.
Officiating was reasonable in the first half and has been downright awful this half.
GRIII got more contact on his made bucket than he had that last bullshit call.
Glenn and JMo only 2 playes on either team shooting over 50%.
Beilien needs to just screem offensive foul at the refs every time Texas gets the ball. Ridley committs an offensive foul practically every time he touches the ball.
The free throw shooting has been so lucky.
Spike effing Albrecht
Spike is good for one MONEY three a game
The bottom!!! Albrecht's revenge!
wtf. how is that a foul
There you go boy...
Wow nice late shostle
Fucking awful refereeing.
Foul calling right now is stupid
officiating is a fucking joke.
Looks like Texas will shot FTs every possession from here on out if the refs have anything to say about it. Will need to keep scoring.
Um, can I get an announcer jinx please?
Deer in the headlights. We act like we have never seen the press
This is just a joke!
Texas is due to miss free throws. This is just luck at this point.
make them work, deny the drive
THEN FUCKING GET OUT AND RUN!!!!!!!!!!!
So hard to accept that Texas is in the double bonus and we aren't even shooting one and one.
The team that never fouls has more than 7 and the team that's destroying people in the paint is not in the bonus. Seems legit.
How the shit is this team not prepared to handle the press
Texas is 15-16 on the free throw lines.
does spike remind anybody else of tate weaving around in a sea of way bigger people- it just occurred to me- hah!
nvm. In the first half I said the refs allowed a lot of cotact but at least it was both ways. This is just like playing MSU or Ohio.
from the slow cooker...screw you guys.
Refs called 4 fouls in the first half, 14 in the second. Yeesh.
Take more time please...
Could've used one of those 3s
Wow. We got the ball? I thought for sure they were going to call a foul on Nik and Caris simultaneously
Nik and GRIII show us your NBA stuff.
This isn't the fuckin third round!! It's the second! I hate when they say that shit
we've won 1 game, it's the 2nd round.
Jesus dunk the ball Morgan
Getting great looks
All that pressing is going to exhaust Texas.
I wish we could turn that press into vicious dunks from GRIII.
JMO!!! JUST AS THEY DREW IT UP!!
Bunnies have always been Morgan's nemesis.
Over a minute and then 2 pts
Not how we drew it up, but I love seeing Morgan punish that rim.
Nice lucky play that coach drew up
Just like they drew it up, amirite?
How is Texas in the double bonus and we are not even in the bonus yet? Wtf?
and keep working the clock at the other end. Texas gonna have to start taking chances before too long
If we could ever put a couple of baskets together with an actual defensive stop, we might pull away!
Why do they never call the push off on the Texas guard while he is driving. Blatant.
he would be a dominate player!
Need to start making Texas pass for using the press.
My god the things McGary would do to this Texas zone.
Well you can credit Texas for one thing: They have been patient and determined to get the ball into the paint this half, not really any settling at all. Yeah, they've been pushing off and everything else, but they've definitely been the more aggressive team in the 2nd.
And how the hell are they shooting 94% FTs?!
And how the hell are they shooting 94% FTs?!
That's our poor FT defense. Been that way all year.
Shooting is just cold.
God damn cold this half! Everyone.
Taylor is killing us this half
The fuck was that defense LeVert?
EDIT: Way to make up for it with that 3!
Shit man, just hit your open shots for god's sake
Caris was slightly open lol
We are cold because we aren't making the extra pass - when we do we score
Woot! You be that strong man
OH YEAH J-MO
MORGAN!!!!! WHAT A FINISH!!
Ha Ha! Morgan and one!
Eff to the yes, J-Mo!
That shot by JMo... what just happened lol.
That was the most ridiculous and-one I've ever seen - if they wave that off, it's horseshit.
3 ptr -> Spike rebound -> Flagrant / and-1
They are in the double bonus and we're not even in the bonus....
since Spike was fouled three-four times on two different plays already
HELL YEAH J-MO
It was a flagrant though.
Looks like Taylor is just going to go Iverson one on one style now
Why wouldn't he? We're not guarding him
We are he's just really good and has a meh at best shot. No point in being in his face.
They better not wave that off
Texas has fallen asleep a couple times just because they've been so focused on the pressure that once it breaks the defense is toast. If we hadn't been so determined to run clock (and you can't blame them, to be fair) we could have hurt them a few times more than we have.
On man, Texas is trying really hard to win!
They "might" call off JMO basket since it was before the shot...
TN has some big physical players inside. I hope we don't have to play them!
to have where playing Tennessee in the sweet 16 is our toughest possible match up.
don't underestimate them...they did manhandle UMass
I will take it but how is that intentional?
Same way Crafts was against Dayton
exuberance...that's 5 years of hard work and self belief releasing itself.
Texas is in the double, and we're not in the bonus.
got fucked on that. should be an and-1.
They waved that off? Fucking cheating
We can't catch a break from the refs
what a great team
are absolutely terrible, can't believe that didn't count
BS to wave off the basket, but good on Morgan for converting the FTs. Score again on this position, and we can breathe a little.
Side note, this could be the best free throw shooting game i've ever seen. Only 3 misses between both teams
WOW!!!!!!! Never thought I'd see the day
J. Mo is giving the Texas bigs everything they can handle!
Is it just me, or has anyone notices that J-Mo has stopped "flopping" and trying to draw the charge. Since then, his defense has been ALOT better and he has averaged 10 and 10 in the first two games?
We've actually out scored them in the 2nd half...
It's okay guys, we're in the bonus now.
I LOVE J-MO! That sealed the game. (and the pass to him)
Ah, serenity. So nice to grab a big lead.
Great finish to this game by Glenn.
and game over
Milk the clock - this one is just about in the books.
My daughter just took her first dump in the toilet. Happy day indeed!
Can she teach mine? Almost 4 and refuses. Such a headache.
So I would say this (currently 2 1/2) is likely an anomaly. I see more ass wiping in my future.
Liar! Girls don't poop.
Nice practice for the Louisville press ;)
does what spike does calms everybody down gets the job done wins the game
Great back sweat on Ridley
(ass man here)
Morgan the past half of the year has gone into another gear - you cannot see it all on the stat sheet.
Why did Morgan just hit that assistant? He looked surprised by it like it was in a non-friendly way
What was that about?
Wondering if maybe he tried to make a joke about JMo finally missing a free throw and Jordan wasn't in the mood...pure speculation obviously
I thought the same thing.
That was a hard shove to the suit
was it McGary?
Looked like a student assistant
Ridley is a beast. He is a monster.
Ok all we need now is a GR3 breakaway dunk on the press and this game is complete.
Goddamnit. Why hit that 3 Texas. I WANT MOAR MARGIN!
I don't know basketball that well.
Can someone tell my how/why Tennessee is above Duke in KENPOM? And how/why they're an 11 seed? Assuming they beat Mercer, can I watch UM's next game expecting a relatively easy win?
If we lose this game, I'll never visit this website again...so you can save your time with the angry jinx posts.
Texas is shooting out of their minds from three and from the line. And their point guard pushes off with his off-arm every play. And we just kicked their asses.
J-Mo just headbutted McGary in the chest.
LOL TX halfcourt-ish 3
May be this type of game will be good for them, instead of the blow out it should have been?
I like how you think
It's a joke that the ref calls that foul now and not the previous two hundred times Texas did it
has to work on the inbound pass. Getting it to a guy in the corner is not what you want to do.
Seriously. Look crazy unprepared for inbounding the freaking ball.
I love how Beilein subs after every made 2nd FT to keep teams from in bounding quickly.
Did someone say "subs?"
This is a long half. But, I think everyone is out of timeouts.
we've had a double digit lead most of the game. We're going to win by 13 or more and it was the hardest 13 point win I've ever seen
I disagree. I think it's been one of those games that feels like a blowout even though it's been about a ten point margin most of the way.
I think we would make it back to at least the final 4, may be win the championship game if McGary was hanging out in the paint under the basket!
Yeah, I agree. His wide body and rebounding would put us over the top. We would have won this game by 40 if McGary were healthy.
the Wisconsin fans at the arena have been rooting for Michigan.
Come on Mercer, beat TN!
Last two games haven't felt like wins lol. We were only favored by 5.5 though
Did Coach B get some marker on his hand and then rub his chin/mouth during the game? Or is that just my tv? lol
I've noticed that in many, many games. I think it is just pressure related somehow.
Can probably knock off the "Let's go! U-T!" chant now, mkay?
see you at the POSBANG
Alright boys and girls, this was great fun - let's do it again in the Sweet Sixteen. I'm out!
Morgan rebounds while laying on the ground!
Figures the time we can get a defensive rebound is when our guy is laying on the ground.
Sweet sweet victory
Then bring on Louisville/WSU winner. After these two big men at Texas, we can defend ANYTHING! Well done blue. Well done!
How sweet it is!
I'm pretty sure Morgan just caught that rebound lying on his back.
I thought the same thing. I will miss him next year!!!
Always sweet to be in the final 16.
Felt like they outplayed us that half, and we actually outscored them by 1. Second sweet 16 in a row. Great job, guys!
We would have killed Duke. But I'm glad someone took them out for us!
We survived and we advanced. Go blue!!
Well, that was briefly stressful.