Northwestern at Michigan OPEN THREAD
Here's how TeamRankings sizes these two up...
|Avg Score Margin||+1.3||+14.6|
|Effective FG %||47.5%||54.7%|
|Off Rebound %||22.7%||28.5%|
|Opp Effective FG %||45.7%||47.0%|
How the hell is Crawford still at Northwestern? He's been there for at least 7 years
I feel the same way with every Purdue receiver.
Remember Robbie Hummel for the basketball team? He was there at least 10 years
Always has guys like that. Half their team is working on a PhD
I'm just surprised Even Eschmeyer is finally gone.
We get no calls at home. It's ridiculous.
A Walk and a moving screen. gotta get going here.
On his 3rd Masters by now. Dude had been there forever
Not a great start.
Is it me or does Drew Crawford look just like Drake
I know this is a broken record but I still don't understand why Glenn can't get the ball and create his own shot in our half court offense.
GRIII isn't moving to well so the ankle must still be bothering him. Doesn't look like he has much lift. He has been creating more shots for himself since Mitch went down.
And sit Levert?
Please. Lavert does not need to see major minutes.
If we could get one of these things called a basket...that would be awesome
Atleast they are getting some rebounds.
Point a minute doesn't look so good on the basketball court
Looks 40 years old
Our red shirt junior!
I was just going to say he could suit up for my over 40 team and nobody would question it (other than the fact he would school everyone).
Can we stop getting games called by people who played for the other school? Morris is really bad so far.
We got David Merritt doing the sideline reporting so it's even.
Is there are reason he's not on the radio coverage anymore? He was certainly more enjoyable to hear than Terry Mills.
I don't mind Shonn Morris but I absolutely cannot stand Eric Collins. He is simply awful.
More than just a shooter...the first reference thereof. Wussed out and decided not to make the trek from Birmingham...so watching on the couch with halftime shoveling on the agenda.
Stagnant offense thus far, it's good to see Robinson showing no signs of an ankle injury though.
I wish JB would have sat GRIII for this game. He isn't playing horribly, but he is clearly not 100%
Woo, fast break baskets!
Sleep walking right now.
GR3 is one of the best finishers I've seen. The guy never blows a layup, no matter how off-balance.
Spike is crafty.
I asked nicely.
What a buzzer-beater!
Morgan's really stepping up today.
Getting great looks most of the time. Just can't get 'em to drop.
Great pass by Caris in transition to Morgan
After the slow start, it's been a pretty good half. Spike with a good run, as expected against NW.
Horrors huge the other night and Morgan playing well today. Both doing a nice job
Morgan is looking like he did as an underclassman. He doesn't have to worry about being pulled if he screws up, with our thinner depth, and he's much more decisive. Remember, he averaged 9 points per game in 2010-11.
Nobody's slower taking it to the rack than Morgan.
Or perhaps NW is just bad. Either way, I'll take it.
Oh, come on, he was already going up!
Aren't we at home? What do we have to do to get those calls?
Walton telegraphed that alley-oop
20 if Spike and Walton Jr. Swap minutes.
He will be a good player but does to distribute well yet We are a better team with Spike. Do the aright thing coach.
opportunities better. Good decision and drive to get the FTs.
Stauskas with the spin-move lefty layup!
Did I miss Not Just a Shooter?
It's a good day to be inside playing the NJAS drinking game.
There was one early on. I expect at least one more.
But I guess up seven is okay
Great coaching job there at the end of the half. Michigan played much better the second 10 minutes. Halfway to the Kenpom prediction.
Ugh - "Princeton offense" reference. It's never been true in seven years, but they still trot it out.
Strange using the "Princeton offense" in referring to us since (NW former coach) Carmody actually coached at Princeton for many years.
One of the Northwestern players is wearing a yamaka. Never seen that before at this level.
Is it a player? I remember seeing an assistant on the Northwestern bench with a yarmulke last season.
Yes - a player. I rewound to show my family as well.
I wonder if they are the same person, or if Northwestern just attracts a lot of Orthodox Jews.
Had to rewind the DVR just to show my wife. Purple and white. Haha
We look like shit for the most part. Glad we aren't playing a better team. And we aren't out of the woods in this one.
Meh...I don't know that they look like shit, exactly. I mean, for example if Crawford for NW wasn't hitting 3/4 of what he puts up, a couple lucky shots in my opinion, we'd be really putting it to them, up double digits and looking pretty decent actually (from a perspective outlook). I don't necessarily think they look great by any means, but I think they're actually doing okay; I think we have to hand it to NW for playing some damn good defense for much of the half, as well.
We are fine. NW is dictating the pace, but their goal is to make it ugly. We have a comfortable lead and barring any huge mistakes we should pull away in the second half.
Then JB could find a nice, comfy chair and a foot stool for GRIII for the 2nd half.
Jesus, when I was there five years ago, we didn't have a dance team that good looking.
Can we get some points from Stauskas Levert and GR3 please? JMO leading us with 8???
Ask and ye shall receive.
Asked and answered.
Stauskas an GRIII heard you. 5 points 2/2 shooting so far in the 2nd
Full range of offensive ability = NJAS
Everyone heard the halftime NJAS, right???
We have a weak student section. They need to make a lot more cheers, be louder, and jump more. I mean come on...
I can't quite tell if this is sarcasm but I'm hoping it is..
Still winter break. Not all students are here.
With the weather and break still going on I'd give them a pass today.
but Morgan out-rebounded 3 guys right there.
Touched by not one but two NW players before going out.
They miss the over the back and then bail out Crawford. Horse shit.
Anyone else have the BTN go out in their area? My BTN just went out so if anyone has a live stream that would be wonderful. Thank you!
...and that's it for my feed. It seems a lot of people don't have the game on anymore.
39-31. Way too close.
effor on both ends. this game reminds of the home game a few years ago where UM let NW hang around then bit us in the ass at the end.
No foul over Levert??
He was hammered
Apparently tackling is allowed?
This is at least the second time I've heard the student section count off the shot clock about 10 seconds early. That's not the way to do it. You want to be 2-3 seconds LATE.
If you're consistently late, they adjust. Gotta switch it up, keep them confused. It has worked before.
I thought they counted it early to try to get the other team to rush a shot, making it more likely they'll miss?
Yep that's one way, the other way is to start counting late to make them think they have more time than they do, causing them to get a violation, which is what we did earlier in this game.
I think they're doing it right...I've always heard starting it at 13 or so and counting 6-5-4-3. Not sure what you mean about doing it "late".
Start at 10 with 8 seconds left to trick them into a shot clock violation.
When there's five seconds to go, start counting down from ten.
The fake buzzer is the worst.
Zoltan's first punt as a Bengal is downed inside the 20
Wow that would have been an absurd finish by Stauskas there
I thought it was going to go in. Gotta just take it in, they aren't hitting from the outside, might have to just pull away from the line today.
Drives the lane, pulls up, checks his Roth IRA, turns the ball over
At his age he has to be proactive. He makes a mistake at his age....he's not making that shit back up.
There needs to be an advantage rule for clean breakaways like there is in soccer.
Have over the backs gone the way of charges?
lulz little two man weave down the court. Nice Oop finish.
By LeVert there, not settling for the three. The shots are just not going in from outside. Now is the time to pound it inside
GR3 with some nasty dunks
Our guys seem to make very quick recoveries from ankle injuries.
Since it's a break in the action.
Danny Woodhead 7
Spike has great court vision
And he can do THAT
Walt Sr must of required mins from coach. JR hasn't earned the staring role
Because of one three? I'd say Walton has played pretty well and can penetrate much better. I'm really glad we've got both of them.
These whistles are starting to get a bit out of control. Crawford fell down and Horford happened to be in the area, so it was a foul. Come on.
That call was the senior citizen discount.
If he consistently hits the baseline face up shot, that would be huge for our offense this season. Another great game by him today.
Falls down, presses Life Alert button around his neck, refs call a foul
I've fallen and I can't get up!
Horford's starting to develop a solid mid-range game. Nice jumper there, made a few against Minni. If he can develop that and be a viable offensive option that goes a long way to filling in for Mitch
That could be nice but it would benefit the team more if he starts to move his feet much better on defense and stays out of foul trouble. He committed fouls pretty much every time he was isolated in the second half.
Takes a seat on the bench, asks for a cup of decaf and his Sunday Times
He arrives to the games in Birkenstocks and a members only jacket.
More like SAS. Old people love their SAS.
Or is he more than...
Nice finish to the game, good to see them put away an inferior opponent.
it look like they are having fun though. Lets get the subs in for som quality minutes.
We've reached the FOUL portion of the game here. I always enjoy these parts.
Hears his name, sighs, takes off his cardigan and bifocals and shuffles to the scorer's table
Great play by Stauskas
Multiple subs!!! And it was crazy!!
If I could from my iPhone
Are we really averaging more assists than last year, like the announcer said? That's pretty incredible given that we had the top-ranked offense in the country last year.
This year is 16 per game, last year it was 14, the year before that was 13.
Let the wins keep coming!
A bit slow to start the halves but overall well done. Nice win blue!
Okay I'm done with making jokes about Crawford. Thanks for listening, folks. Seriously, though, he looks 40
I like cardigans.
It just worked with the bifocals joke
atleast he can get his robe and slippers back on now...game is over.
I was LOLing.
He spring breaks in Napa.
Spring Break at the New Yorker Book Festival
Should be able to catch the blue plate special at Spots
He doesn't travel; he walks.
UNDEFEATED IN 2014
Last game, Horford and Morgan combined for 17 points and 11 boards. Today, 15 and 16. They are stepping up.
Life After Mitch
Post game highlights they were praising our bigs. 15 points and 16 rebounds combined.
against the better competition they need that kind of effort for 30-40 min; not just 20. nice job by the bigs again.
Nice win. These next two are extremely important. Need to be 4-0 heading to Madison.