Thomas did get fouled there, just by THJ on the elbow. Burke did nothing. Refs were guessing after Thomas's airball.
Ohio State Game Snowflakes Thread
Don't forget the phantom foul on Burke when Thomas took that shot from the free throw line and airballed.... even though noone touched him. That's 7 for the buckeyes plus the borderline flagrant in overtime.
When we were down there, I hope they feel the burn.
Very happy. Everything about Vitale annoyed me on this game. To the end, his hypocrisy couldn't ruin a great win
The burke isos to end the half is beginning to feel like vincent smith up the middle
well, it did work vs. IU - just sayin'
Aint that tha truth!
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Happy Birthday dear Coach B.,
Happy Birthday to you!!
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I hope you get out of Bolivian soon sir.
Great game but man, we need Jordan Morgan back ASAP. Our interior D and defensive rebounding are not the same without him. Ohio seemed to rebound every one of its misses over the last 10 minutes of regulation.
Ironically, the sort of shot that drove many (including me) crazy as the last shot of regular time was the only field goal of overtime. I have much less of a no...no...no... impulse with Trey, though, because he can hit it.
We still need to get Larry Brown in here in the off-season to give pointers on inbound pass plays. That guy could practically guarantee an easy basket after a timeout. Michigan? Not so much.
McGary with the hustle all through overtime getting offensive rebounds and key defensive stops. Same goes for Burke and Hardaway the last two posessions.
Burke with 16 points 8 assists and 2 turnovers
Apparently that means Craft destroyed him or something from what I was reading.
The average points he needs to average to finsh with at least 17 points and 7 or more assists per game to be the first player since Magic to do that...as we get reminded almost as much as we are reminded that Stauskus "isn't just a spot up shooter."
If we would have lost tonight, I don't think we win the Big Ten.
How sweet that Burke beats Craft on the last two defensive plays. Take that BITCH!
I loooooooooooved that. Mr I'm So Fucking Good At Defense got a couple lessons himself.
We need out interior D to improve before MSU or we're not coming out of there with a win
Sometimes. Defensive rebounding needs some work, too - c'mon boys, put a body on someone! Overall toughness - like Beilein said - we don't always drive to the basket with authority. We get blocked a lot on penetration. If you go in there tough, you get the foul more often. Trying to finess it all the time leads to a lot of rejection...
Wow, he shot us back into the game. 2 bigs came up with a few stops and Burke with the strip, block sequence after losing the ball. HUGE!
Yes! Tim was going crazy!
...I've felt our defense is underrated. I've changed my mind. Great game. Ohio is a tough matchup for us, and OSU mostly played out of their mind. But we have got to play tougher on the D end. We can't just wait for the O to bail us out.
Is this where the pos bang is? Hopslam says... Thad Matta IS a goblin. Just like that guys name says. Hopslam!! I will miss you.
but still awesome!
Look who's rollin' with Denard this year!
Roundtree's got Brett the hit man hart glasses.
after losing an emotional game 3 nights ago in Bloomington. McGary grew up tonight and we need Stauskas and Robinson to do the same. Rest well boys and get ready to grind out the next two games on the road.
How does Stauskas look so cool after EVERY 3?
It's pretty cold up there, eh?
McGary also had an extremely good game, and I haven't seen many props for him. 14 points I think on 7 of 13 shooting with 6 rebounds. Not bad for a freshman in a really tough environment. Those 14 points were what Michigan missed in the IU game, no big man made a good impact on offense in that game.
Actually McGary had 10 points against IU. What we really missed against IU (and again tonight) was defensive rebounding. Morgan does great work on the defensive glass and we're a lot weaker without him.
Thanks for the correction, I must have missed that. i honestly thought we didn't get much offensive production between McGary, Horford, and GRIII in the IU game. I agree that boxing out needs some work for sure.
We need to do the little things better. There's no stats or glory for boxing out, but ya gotta do it.
Improve defensive rotations...box out...MCGARY THROW IT DOWN...less heroball...Morgan get healthy. And can we start taking it to the teeth of the defense, please?
The refs really wanted OSU to win that one. Luckily, we didn't let them.
Don't do it. The man is a demon defensively.
1. Our d-rebounding needs to pick up the pace. Way too many second chances.
2. McGary is getting better and better. I didn't think he could handle increased minutes, but he played very well in back-to-back games.
3. Hitting lots of 3 pointers is fun to watch.
4. Utilize pump fakes against shot blocker. Williams and Thompson both elevate with any shooting motion. Pump fakes would draw a ton o' fouls against that combo.
the end was the right call.... Just watched it about ten times and could have been argued a call on Burke on the floor but THJ got all ball on the shot.
...looked like he raked some arm before ball contact. But, whateva. I'm taking the "W" and am saving my bitchin' at the refs for another game. Seriously...I almost asploded when Craft's 3-pointer at the end of the shot clock wasn't waived off.
EDIT: Derp. Responded to the wrong post.
A win vs a top 10 opponent, in a home game sandwiched around 3 road games to MSU, IU and Wisc. BIG must have win. This is such a good team. We might be #1 again on Monday- does OSU play IU this weekend?
IU has two road games this week: Illinois on Thursday and OSU on Sunday.
over ohio. Hoping for more to come.
Anyone hear the girl in section 204? Man it was fun to turn around to her and talk back. That was awesome to be at. GO BLUE
Beating Ohio, I feel great about that. Our defense though continues to struggle. We cannot keep any dribbler in front of us whatsoever, we are constantly getting beat off the dribble and our rotations are slow and lazy. Hopefully this, along with our rebounding improves once Morgan returns. Offensively, about as frustrating because it involves a lot of dribbling, some screens on the ball, and 4 guys standing around, 3 of them behind the arc. Very frustrating to watch, we look like the team from 3-4 years ago offense at times. But you what? We beat the buckeyes, so dammit, I'll go to bed happy! Go Blue!
Jordan Kovacs wearing the michigan helmet and glasses next to Denard. Do it.
That was a lot of stress to just hold serve.
Hardaway and Burke stepped up when they needed to, and that was the difference.
I thought Beilein had a pretty bad game. The late game thing is nothing new. They very rarely run a real set there and it very rarely works. I've been complaining about it for close to two years.
The fact that UM only went to a single possession of zone when they were getting owned on that end of the floor is strange to me.
I guess I understand the hero-ball thing in the NBA with guys like Kobe or Lebron. I don't watch much NBA ball to be honest, but obviously highlights show enough. Trey Burke isn't them though. He's not even a Deshaun Thomas-type. You're right to be complaining about the end of clock plays or lack there-of, I'm with you. Once in a while, like the Burke shot against Indiana before half, I guess I'm okay with. It just so happens that shot went in otherwise I'd probably have been pissed about that was well. But the caliber of players on this roster right now deserve a better "play-call" even if one wants to wind the clock down to one absolute shot. (Trey Burke ain't Lebron or MJ.
One thing I'd sure have liked to see is actually running a play instead of isoing Burke at the end of a half, once in a while. I mean, Burke is kind of good, but (and may I choke on these words) so is Craft. Good time to try and do something other than "let's see what Trey can do with the ball."