This is all that needs to be said:
Tip moved to 1:53
Muchas gracias. I corrected it.
Say no to hairless nuts.
CBS sports stream of the game
Hopefully, they get a chance to run that play in the game.
Mr. Miagi? Is that you?
wasn't sure this B1G tourney had much of any significance for the team but a #1 seed?? pfft...LETS DO THIS!
lettin one slide on illinois is one thing but you just dont lose to ohio, obvi
I just realized why I always loved the Smurfs. All blue and fought against Ohio's head basketbal coach, Gargamel.
Let's Go Blue! Beat Ohio.
There seem to be about 17 people in attendance at this Conference USA game.
Really nice work by them. Was the Maize & Blue Canadian flag in the original?
I hate this damned timing where games run over and you join your team in progress.
Ah 1:53....I'm now relaxed....not!
Beat that Ohio ass.
I hate CBS for not forcing this crap game from a crap conference to start earlier.
I really don't like Ohio.
That Aaron craft video on BTN was great. Was that John Cena doing the rap song?
Is this on Braodcast CBS or just streaming? I have ACC Va vs Pit
Both teams have good racios. Will be a tough test
Anyone have a streaming link for the game they can share?
STAUSKASSSS WITH THE THREE POINTER
Way to start the game
Looking like a first rounder lately
Hope our outside shots keep falling!
And there is the almight THAD chewing his gum like an asshole. I hate it when people chew with their mouths open.
Is it just me or do those unis look less highliter?
They look much less highlighter-y to me. I'm watching on the same TV I always do.
Let's just shoot threes all day I guess. Seems to be working out thus far
Fill it up!
This fast star all about? I'm confused
Call us buttah cuz we on a roll!
haha, GR3 probably got away with a travel but who cares
Beautiful UCLA cut and pass fake for G-Rob's three.
Keep it up! NO LET DOWNS!
Hitting meaningful threes against Indiana in the regular season closer, v. Illinois yesterday, coming out of the gate strong today.
So far so good...
(knock on wood).
He's been playing outside his mind the last couple weeks
Keep this up guys
Don't let up guys. Go Blue. Beat ohio.
danger zone for OSU
POUR IT ON
A good omen surely
Final score's going to be 85 - 2.
Morgan got a charge call - I am confused
Both of these teams 'like' to fall behind and come back
Whoa, J Mo drew a charge!
I love this
Keep smackin that ass
Why can't we just play like this all of the time
Hi OSU. Meet our fist.
Great start! Keep it up boys.
Hell of a fucking start
Hopefully this isn't the new thing where we play the first 30 minutes instead of the last 30 minutes, but... me mucha gusta
Hard to lose if you are up by 20 after the first 30 minutes
You gotta love three guys jumping at Stauskas. That pass was like taking candy from a baby. That's what shooting will do for you.
Craft shooting does really look like he is shot putting it
That shooting stroke is going to look money next year when Craft is playing in the Latvian 'B' Leagues
Don't let off the gas. Not for one damn second. Step on their throats. Make them waive that white flag well before this game is over.
Show. No. Mercy.
Don't worry guys, Morgan will get a quick 2 fouls for walking back onto the court after this TO
So this has been a pretty good start. Too bad Morgan picked up a foul though.
Call me crazy but watch the officials start calling touch fouls on Michigan and let OSU get away with muggings.
This is beautiful. Looks like Ohio's gas tank is running low. Let's keep up the pressure.
VIllanova coach featured on a dove men's care commercial. Metaphor for the softness of the team?
We came to play today!
OSU will likely make a run at some point, so let's keep pouring it on
A little bit old to be having a newborn?
Exactly what I was thinking.
Also says he pays $916,000 a year in child support and alimony to his ex-wife.
Jim Nantz just named his daughter Finley, so now Phil Simms can say "FEEEEENLEEEEE" next fall.
Craft fouled on that steal
Damnit Horford, why are you trying to dribble that ball?
Lets not get sloppy
Clean it up guys
Horford got hacked apart.
Horford mugged in the lane
Not going so well anymore
It's a good thing we had that fast start
Spike in to calm things down
The bank is open.
Um ... glass?
Because there's no kiss like a Staus-kiss!
Craft still hand-checking like crazy
Nice travel, er, spin move.
Can we say that Craft got caught both red-handed and red-faced?
Another nice travel.
When OSU plays defense, every one of their players makes the kind of contact Morgan gets called for constantly.
Holy crap on the 3's
How no charge?
Yeah, I thought that was an excellent no call.
Plus Spike started to fall backwards before contact was made.
D up LeVert! Damn he gives too much room.
What that ACTUALLY a called block? Okay, so forearm shivers are now legal.
A poor shooting OSU team doesn't match-up well against us. Your defense can only slow us down so much
I think that was on Ross. Offensive foul
Reduce dumb TOs and they cannot comeback from their half court offense.
At least we've been answering OSU buckets with makes of our own. Our hot offense isn't sustainable over the course of a full game but you can say that 100x over about their offense
Great offense to start but defense must improve. Dtill looking shady out there on D
What are Craft's cheeks on the rosey scale today?
We aren't going to shoot this well all day, so we're going to have to cut down on those giveaways - not to say we've been terrible early, but their D is good enough that they're going to make us pay any time we get at all sloppy or rushed.
Need to tighten it up
This is fucking crazy. I hate the buckeyes and especially Craft and his blush.
Kicking some dick early
Ever since the days of OK's "40min of Hell" I'm still fed up with refs letting a team grab/handcheck/foul merely because it's their style of play. Call the damn fouls on OSU.
We really have to limit these stupid turnovers
Agree that is not working, we should not do that
So that's a foul on Spike, but not on Craft, wtf?
Hitting a mountain of 3's but the offense has gotten sloppy and the D has been iffy
How was there a foul on Spike but not on Scott for running through Stauskas?
Della Valle sucks
Dammit. "Another TO created by OSU"= another grab and foul
I don't think this is sustainable for forty minutes. Have to hope they go cold in the second half.
I've known Shannon since he was in eigth grade. He's not going to keep shooting like this.
Way too many. Ohio has 10 points off turnovers.
def playing sloppy. gotta tighten up those passes.
Called foul on craft - confused
Bucknut head gets bowled over!!!
Nice to actually see us make 3's and get better looks today
YES. Call that shit on Craft.
We've got to hit free throws
Seems there are way more M fans there than those of Ohio.
Robinson geting in for some rebounds and turnovers. He's really playing well
If we keep OSU to their half-court offense (i.e. stop turning it over), they're in trouble. Their half court offense is bad
Someone needs to gif that ref pointing at Craft giving him the block sign
No one will ever shut up about Aaron Craft. He's kinda lousy, though, right?
Pour it on boys!
WOO fast break baskets!
Is there anything more awesome than an Ohio beatdown? #lovingit
Great pass WAlton, inside points! A revelation
Nice dish there
Hopefully Ohio keeps playing with their heads in their ass. This is awesome
The OSU defender knocked in Morgan's shot. It was a wrist-slap and should probably have been a foul, though.
Got to those hands up on the shooters
OSU is shooting way better than normal. Hopefully they slow down so we can go up by 20.
Just cuz they are sucking on D doesn't mean we need to.
ZAKKKKKKK VINNIE JOHNSON
Irvin - swish!
This is just a three-point contest.
We are gonna score 80. Win or lose
Craft has an atrocious shooting form
I love how much Della Valle sucks. Probably more than I should
I feel the same way, especially since he popped off on Twitter after our loss to Charlotte.
I audibly laughed when the annnouncer said "that's a good looking shot" on Craft's 3.
I wish Robinson would have kneed Craft right in his stupid face when he went up.
Keep it up - can NOT let them within 10
quick first half. head in w a 10 pt lead, and I'll feel better about the 2nd..
Yeah, Craft, just jump in and take out GR3's legs, good idea.
Good job with GRIII putting his knee into Craft after the foul had already been called - no chance of a charge at that point. Should have put his foot into his sternum.
OSU offense actually not playing poorly by their standards. If we ever cool off, we'll have our work cut out for us. They came to play today, we've just been better so far.
How is that not a foul? GR3 got racked on the arm.
and it ABSOLUTELY DOESN'T DO HIM AND HIS TEAM AN F'N BIT OF GOOD!
Ohio is shooting better than normal and still can't keep up. In the second half those 3's will turn into bricks.
Who was that last foul on Della Valle?
The Buckeyes cannot keep up the percentage of threes they are hitting.
So OSU goes 1-14 from 3 against Purdue, 4-18 against Nebraska, and now already 4-7 against us? C'mon statistics, I believe in you, please regress to mean.
C'mon Glenn. Weight room
Fucking stupid turnovers!
basically put GRIII right into a trap from the get-go
Also, please pass the ball before the double team comes.
Who gave craft two elbows to the face?
I knew it wouldn't take someone long.
Horford is such a huge step down from Morgan recently. Also we are the worst baseline inbounding team in the country.
Uuuuh did u see Nebraska try to inbound yesterday?
A little bit. But I've watched Michigan all season and they have consistently struggled to get the ball in. Watching ISU yesterday that have a safe play anytime their initial action doesn't develop on a baseline inbound. Georges Niang seals his man and they get it to him high and away from the defender. He's a strong player, but there's no reason some of our longer guys can't do that. Refs will let you get away with a little push there just like they let the defense get away with grabbing.
What do we think OSU is going to do? Their only hope is to try to force turnovers and pray that the refs keep letting them foul at will.
Don't let your double digit lead evaporate. OSU is working hard just to stay in the game so put the throttle down.
Too many commercials
looks like he tried to bounce it out of bounds of a Buckeye
I wonder how long OSU can keep up the pressure D. I guess we'll find out how good their conditoning program is.
Turnovers and sub par defense
and OSU shooting better than normal from 3
They definitely need to adopt the rule that if a coach calls a timeout within a minute of a media timeout, that counts as the media timeout. 3 timeouts and commercial breaks within 1 minute of game time is ridiculous.
Was that a foul on horford?
Take care of the damn basketball
I'll be drunk on my ass by half time.
There really isn't too much to complain about. We just got Nik and Jordan a ton of rest this half and the lead hardly changed.
How about inbounding the ball?
Not contesting jumpers? Turnovers? Plenty to complain about
Wow we suck at getting the ball in from the baseline
Looks like a few make up calls coming our way, which we then waste
My God, inbound the ball safely, stop giving them a chance.
Forget free-throw drills, this team needs in-bound drills.
Horford was wide open underneath on that inbound.
People give osu credit for defending the baseline, but we suck at in bounding against everyone
I heard he's a goblin.
Why did Nik rush that?
These Turnovers are ridiculous.
Jesus Staskus. Hit the guy rollin!
This is bad
Talk about putting some english on it.
CBS producer saw Dakich's celebration highlights and got a camera on him
OSU 3's regressing to the mean
We are letting an awful offensive team torch us. Threes won't fall forever. Gotta play a little bit of defense
Gotta start playing a LOT of defense.
I want GRIII to get more touches. We were doing better when he had the ball at least once each possession.
The ball wasn't even in the shot.
Make your fucking FTs and it's a 10 point game, nope, now 6. Fuck.
Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy
How in the hell is that a foul on Walton?!?!?!
TAKE CARE OF THE FUCKING BALL
FUCKING CRAFT FOULED AT LEAST TWICE THAT POSSESION
Shitty way to end the half.
Aside from making it rain from 3, we've been horribly sloppy and let OSU's offense look competant
We can't dribble against them
defense remains horribly troubling
OSU hacks everyone apart constantly and no calls. Morgan's gotten nailed twice on baskets.
Not the greatest way to end the half
What atrocious basketball the last half of this half. Just yesterday. Seems like every team puts in so much more effort than we do on defense.
Had a chance to blow this team out and we let them back in. Story of the season
This is so true. Many games this season, it was either get down big and slowly come back or get up big, but slowly let the opponent back in the game. This is clearly the latter.
I'll give this half a C+ some really bad stretches. Shoot lights out and it means shit
ass teams don't accomplish what Michigan has this season.
Nice defense there guys
Better hope either the nuts cool off or the good guys step up on D in the second half.
You don't really go cold when you spend the game shooting lay ups
at the half...need a big run to start the second half
Interior defense is very weak right now as well.
Terrible 7 minutes of basketball to end that half.
Not a great finish, boys. Ohio thinks they can play with us.
FUCK YOU MATTA. What happened was we threw the ball away and Craft should've fouled out by now.
We don't look like the better team. Not even close. Too many turnovers and we're making a poor offensive team look dominant.
Most frustrating half time lead in a while. Lol I hate these turds. Still don't understand why Craft gets to constantly hand check and never get called for it...
It's almost pointless to keep ranting about this defense, but it is so easy to score inside on this team that you almost wonder how we're able to keep winning games.
If we aren't going to slow down their penetration, we've at least got to take care of the ball offensively. We're shooting the lights out, but it doesn't matter when we can't get a shot off because we're getting the ball stolen.
What a damn pathetic way to end the half
That half couldn't have come any sooner, or ended any more poor. When we were up 16 I was hoping we'd go into the half at least up 10. Thought I gave myself plenty of room for a little let down. Guess not.
Gone the way of the 3 second call? There were about 4 obvious travels ignored in that half.
I'm glad I'm not the only one bitching about that.
So you're saying you'd like a bunch of whiney men to blow you? Please tell us how you really feel.
I understand not liking whining, but your premise is flawed. If anything we collapsed in the second half yesterday and it's not the first time this year. It's wrong to assume we will continue to play bad but you also can't assume we will simply adjust.
If it does not wear you down to a nub, the Big Ten tourney is very good practice for the NCAA's.
We don't have McGary
Why don't we play defense? It's amazing really
Need to stop well.....SUCKING on defense.
Judging by the amount of vitriol on this board I'm guessing it's not going so well. How much are we losing by? Don't hold back, I want to know.
Could have sworn we were getting our asses kicked.
Everyone calm the hell down.
I'm not that mad at the defense. Halfcourt D has had a few breakdowns but we've seen worse. It's the turnovers that are irritating. They're what's really keeping Ohio in the game.
TOs. The defensive problems were mostly there and OSU hitting shots they don't normally.
OSU is a team that wont die easy. If we're gonna win we are going to have to play with the same energy we played with to start the game.
Looking at you GRIII.......
Has been the most lax that I've seen today. Poor shot selection, rushing too much, not moving enough...
GR3 has taken a bad shot, but he's been moving pretty well. His defense today is another story.
Nik stood around a whole lot yesterday too.
But we're a PRIME candidate for an upset in the tournament.
This team is a lot more 2012 than it is 2013.
We play NO defense. Even Caris who's supposed to be the best defender on the team is letting Scott hit open shot after open shot.
GRIII is still pillow soft. And we handle pressure worse than Tony Romo in the 4th quarter.
The best part of last year's team is that they were sneaky underrated defensively. This year, we're a better shooting team, but if we don't score almost every time down...we're in trouble.
I'd prefer we just played defense.
It's not a novel concept and it's not like I'm wrong...if this team wasn't Michigan, I'd definitely pick against it in the tournament as a #1 or #2 seed.
If they defended better and didn't rely so much on hot shooting then I'd take them far.
Remember our shooting last year? Until the Florida game Burke, THJ and Stauskas were AWFUL in the tournament. You can't rely on shooting. However, we still won because we did SO many other things well.
We had more steals last year. I'm thinking that Lavert and Walton should improve in that metric with another year.
This is OSU - a team that generally sucks on offense. If we play like this in the tournament and run into an actual hot shooting team then they are going to obliterate us
However, we were also certain towards the tail end of the 2013 regular season that we were doomed to be bounced on the 1st weekend. Regular season doesn't necessarily translate to tournament
I picked us to go to the Final Four LONG before anyone did last year. Ass.
If you don't like the truth, get the fuck off the board. You don't have to agree.
Look at that SAME team last year...they were an awful shooting team in the tournament until the Elite 8 and still advanced. When this team doesn't hit shots...it's a completely different team. When that team didn't hit shots...they found other ways to win.
Sneaky underrated defensively? God, no. Not at all. That's totally a rosy recollection thing.
15-3 in the B1G
Up "only" 4 at the half of a semi-final and now, fcuking now they are a PRIME candidate for an upset and comparable to Tony Romo?
Yeah, screw that.
Last year we WEREN'T 15-3 and made the championship game. Your logic is flawed.
You choose to rant about a team with a lead in a semi-final game shooting well, winning consistently and well coached.
Sure guy, teams that are experienced, well coached (that make good adjustments) and win their conference by 3 games...yeah, they are PRIME candidates for an upset. It was probably their effort that cost the three games, right?
I thought there were times where our set defense did manage to cut off penetration. The last few minutes of the half we were careless with the ball. Hard to play defense after turnovers.