Game at Noon eastern/ 11 Central. Some Iowa fans smell an upset. I think they will be upset after we win. Go Blue!
Open Thread: M Basketball vs Iowa at home
EDIT: Nvm Firstrowsports link is showing some other basketball game.
Anyone have an alternative to firstrowsports? The links on that site are to the Syracuse/South Florida game.
Yeah, neither FirstRow stream is working, both are showing Syracuse... damn, anyone with a working link?
Gah, we're losing too. Anyone have link???
btn2go.com if you have the cable service.
They fixed the link on firstrow
If you have a uniqname (student, alum, employee, etc.) then the UM VPN + IPTV combo works great.
I blame Jim Delany
It is working for me. But has dropped the connection once for me.
Can you try re-posting that link. Won't open for me.
First Row now working
fyi, this is working now:
First Row Sports is a go. http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/162165/1/watch-iowa-vs-2-michigan.html
Here we go fellas!!!!!
You're excited about that?
How do you not love Gus Johnson. He is the best.
First Gus Johnson game of the year. Am pumped.
Wow. Can't make shots and can't make free throws. Not the start we had against NW.
Opposite of NW start. Need to get through the early slump
Mitch in and with a fresh cut!
I'll never get sick of GR3 dunking it.
Well Iowa looks pretty good right now. Hopefully after the inital start of the game burst of energy the game gets slowed down.
Not the start I had hoped for. Gotta start hitting some shots.
Looking sluggish today
Iowa's a quality team this year and will make the Tourney come March. I've been saying that before the season started. I was at the game last Monday for their home game against Indiana; they obvously gave them a run for their money and honestly should have won the game. This game today will be a battle the whole way.
Mitch with the jumper, nice to see him develop that
Iowa had a pretty good recruiting class this year. It's starting to show.
Two fouls missed
hope its just the early start.. gotta lock them down on defense
with a tough finish
Once again the student section for a break game is empty (I guess I'm partly to blame, I didn't use my ticket), and basically the high school student section, but can anyone tell what those shirts say?
You had to buy the break games separately. I hope you remembered to buy the Michigan State game separately, Or else you are going to be one sad panda.
Iowa is a tough team!
And Iowa is shooting better than usual...like every team against us.
Does anyone have a BTN2go log in that can be borrowed for the sake of this game? You can change your password afterwords to lock us back out.
I heard dubstep playing on the loudspeakers a few possessions ago.
Dark days are upon us, my friends
Lets see what we are made of!
lead on these guys already, will happen soon
and...there it is with the Trey bunny
Do they have a Stauskas?
THE STREAM IS GOOD!
I think I may have underrated Iowa, they look like a tournament team so far...
I've been down on Iowa all year (even their close loss against IU, I put on IU playing bad, not Iowa being, you know, good) but their defense l Basabe/Woodbury/Clemens trio could do damage
rim on long rebounds...damn-figure it out.
No flow offensively and some poor rotations on defense have put us in a hole.
When was the last time we were down? Seems like its been forever
we can't shoot at all today..nothing is falling
McGary with the block!! A great D is all UM is missing right now
With the dunk!!, UM still down though
Methinks we underestimated our opponent out of the gate after that curbstomping at NW. Coming down to earth.
we are just cold from outside thus far. That will change!!
We got off to a sloppy start but this is the first good team we've played in a while. We're getting our rhythm but I wouldn't expect Iowa to be pushovers even then.
Now that's just fun right there...
GRIII dunks never get old.
"He's pretty good!"
Nasty alley-oop is nasty
We're in for a dogfight here
Hardaway is playing horribly. needs to sit the rest of the half at least
On both ends of the floor
Box out and close out on open shooters. The rest is cream cheese.
but I get the feeling once we really get going, this will look like a different game
I mean we're playing pretty average and we're right there, just a matter of time
I think it's a testament to how good this team is that we can shoot poorly, get relatively outplayed, and still be only down 2 or 3. All it takes is one little streak where we shoot well (which this team is more than capable of) to take control of this game.
Levert having an impact so far
Horford is dressed for the game, good to see that, at least we know he'll be back soon if not this game
Marble has a sweet Tigers tat
TIMMMAY, up 3!
He's from Southfield
I know. Clemmons is from Lansing, so they have two Michigan guys in their starting 5.
Off to a shaky start, but Michigan looked good getting these 26 points.
Caris Levert is a year away from being a beast, he'll make (a lot) of mistakes this year, but watch out for the sophomore version
and as I say that we give up a 4 pt play...
That was a foul?!?!?!?!
i didn't see any contact at all there lol
Terrible foul call on Burke take that back please.
fouls are free today!!
He didn't touch him.
Um did u see McGary's nose?
I didnt see what the big deal was either. It happens...
elbow in the face to mcgary for sure
Mitch has a broken nose and no foul on Woodbury. Wow.
Said it was incidental contact but you clearly see Woodbury swipe his elbow
a busted nose is incidental contact, but a possible, slight tap on the elbow is a foul?
Is this game in Iowa City, and I just didn't notice?
that nose looks broken. Iowa is a tough out this year. If they can win 10 B1G games they're a threat to make a 7 seed run to the sweet 16.
I thought the home team was supposed to get the 50/50 calls in the big ten.
call the travel on them and quit calling phantom fouls on us, frustrating
Incidental contact. Interior D must get better if we want to win the Big Ten.
Ref even put his arm up to call it and then just never whistled it and put his arm back down
Michigan gets the least amount of home cooking the rest of the B1G enjoys. This has been the case for the past 3 seasons.
Fucking BS foul on Burke, but we should be burying them right now. They won't hang around long; we got this.
These are some pretty weak foul calls.
So we get to throw a free elbow to the face, too, right?
Did this kid receive any defensive coaching prior to this year? Horrible positioning!
Nice helpside stuff at the rim.
and, I bet that the whack across the face let McGary know exactly what being a big in the B10 is all about. Not for the faint of heart. Let's get up by a few at the half, then come out with hair on fire in the second and put these guys away.
Edit -- and there he is, saying "Welcome to Mr. McGary's Neighborhood!"
Woodbury is an annoying player.
Especially if we cant make our shots. Stauskas will be the key to blowing this one open.
Burke sure does fall down a lot.
Paybacks are a bitch. That a boy McGary!!!!!!!!
You've just been McGary'd.
Way to play big boy!!!
get that weak shit outta here
Timmy got that face on.
McGary tells him to fuck right off lol
R E J E C T E D !
That was f'ing awesome.
Outplaying Morgan immeasurably.
Dunk you very much, Mitch!
coming out party!!
don't need much room for that... SWISH
"Gus, that may be my favorite Canadian import since Molson". Pure gold.
"My favorite Canadian import since Molson"
He's been waiting to use that line all game
Our defense is eh, that indiana game scares me.
Teams shoot lights out against us...its crazy! I guess its give the best your very best
It could be our defense isn't all that great, that is another option. It's good enough as long our offense keeps clicking along but its scary how average our defense is with the goals we have for this year.
He has to be the best shooter in NCAA, unbelievable.
TAKE THAT MOTHER
Damn Timmy. Damn.
We are banging in fools!
someone should have hit him earlier. Has been en fuego since he returned.
This team can score so easily. If we can up the defensive intensity a little we can challenge for a title.
Nice break to end the half.
thank you very much
McGary is playing with confidence....you can see why he was a top prospect!!!
That is how you close out a half!
Great finish to the half!!!
Hey, this team is alright...
Looks like he can run the outlet too
Way to go fellas
Damn they are good
Iowa is playing out of their minds, hitting every shot, got every call in the first 15 minutes of the half....
...and is still down 11.
What is this, I don't even...
Great last few minutes
McGary leads a three minute stretch where we just take over this game. Iowa did just about everything they wanted to do for 17 minutes, and they are down 11 at the half. Woudl be great to look back in a month or so and see this as McGary's welcoming party.
White Thunder's passing is rock solid, love how he quikly gets the ball up court after a rebound.
Did we offer Marble, i might take him over Levert...
Marble is a Junior. Obviously you would want Iowa's best player over our 7th-8th best player.
boo on you, even if true.
And, I like Levert a lot, especially for this UM team:
I think sometimes looking at comparisons as one vs. one matchups isn't as accurate. Yes, Marble maybeat Levert head to head, but sometimes teams need different things. We will need some players that will be here all four years, giving us senior leadership to carry the younger 1/2/3 and done players. Also, we have tons of scoring, and while Levert can score, his defense and all around play makes him a better than avg. team player - which all teams need, but UM needs even more b/c they already have so many "stars" that can score.
We decided to offer timmay over marble. I like our side of things.
Y U NO COAST 2 COAST AND BREAK BACKBOARD, MITCH??
Bacari should just punch Mitch in the nose before every game. Kid plays amazing after getting hit in the beak.
Thank you for hitting Mitch in the face.
This is why this team is so great. Played at times a pretty crappy first half. Burke and Stauskas were non factors for a while. Some bad defense. Morgan in foul trouble. Iowa hitting a lot of shots. And we're still up 11.
smoking is bad, mmmmkay?
no shit, sherlock. But that Big Mac you ate is healthy, so it all evens out in the end.
to close out a half!
Man how did they get 35 shots off? And, forgive my basketball ignorance, but at what point does it change from 'a team plays bad defesne' to 'a team is just on fire'? I ask because it seems that teams that don't shoot very well seem to against us, suggesting bad defense. But when I eyeball it during the games, it's not like we're giving up easy shots, just that other teams are making a lot. Anybody with more basketball knowledge feel free to chime in.
Our rotations have been very poor leading to easy layups and 15 footers. Stauskas has been chasing all game.
Yeah, we definitely have some room to improve, but it's also frustrating to look at the IU-Iowa game and see Iowa go 33% from the field and 17% from 3-point range. As far as I know IU isn't known for their defensive prowess either.
IU is like 8th in the country in terms of defensive eficiency according to kenpom, so they are pretty good this year
Well sometimes teams do go off against us, but Iowa is a solid shooting team and we gave them too many easy looks early on.
Our team is good for missing 4-5 rotations a game leading to uncontested dunks, but other than that I'd say our D is solidly above average. Freshman will get more experience and begin anticipating where to be on the defensive end as the season progresses. People seem to forget that we are great at not fouling and pretty good at forcing turnovers.
Good O beats a good D all day long. They can hit fadeaway 12 footers with a hand in their face all day long; doesn't mean we didn't play good D.
That was the best finish to a half all year considering the competition. Iowa made it a point to deny Trey the ball but Michigan finally answered by saying fuck it he needs the ball in his hands. And Mitch McGary..wow the energy he brought to the team this afternoon was immeasurable
The Big Puppy!
the refs start taking a look at what Woodbury is doing on the block. He is getting away with murder down there.
Played pretty shitty to start (by our standards), slept walked though a big portion of the 1 st half, were down 7-0 anf proceeded to outscore them 46-28 the rest of the way....just effing wow, we can turn it on so quick, it's scary
Can't wait to get home from work and watch this game.
Dang BiG Ten is tough this year
I'm just going to say the Big Ten ToGo app is doing me a solid right now being that I can't be at home. Now if I could just get the Watch ESPN app to be available in St Louis that would be great.
Has done this year. We had 2 true freshmen that understood the clock and the situation and executed the break to perfection. Either one could have went for a showtime dunk but knew they didnt have time.
Wow did anyone see ray Lewis enter the ravens stadium??? Intense.
Yeah I wouldn't want to block him today. No way the Raven lose today, imo.
I think their defense is going to play out of their minds today, I agree colts will lose.
Did he do his scary dance? I dont know about you but when he does his scary dance it's a wonder the other team has the courage to even show up on the field. It's so scary.
I'm reading these comments and quite frankly, some are pathetic. As much as we may want, we're not going to play perfect every game...and every game isn't going to be Northwestern.
With that said, I thought this was one of the best half we've played all season. The only problem I had with the NW game was that it was easy...too easy. Afterwards I was praying that it didn't go to our heads. Iowa came out and hit us in the mouth, and we needed that. Someone who was going to be physical, throw a press at us, make shots...make us work.
I can't be happier in how our guys responded. As many of you know, I pay attention to our subs/rotations and I think the best thing we did all half was take Hardaway out after some sloppy play early. When he came back in, he was re-focused and it was a COMPLETELY different ball game.
If we play the way we did at the end of that half, there isn't a team in the country that can beat us. When you see Tim clapping and going nuts - we need that, we need him to play THAT hard. Burke too.
I think that was a GREAT half, perfect leading into the rest of the B1G season.
Such a sweet touch by THjr
That hair shake by Fran was pure gold
Is that his first dunk this year? Nice
Yes I think so. He had 1 other but it was more of a "throw in" than a dunk. What he just did was a legit dunk.
...the Iowa head coach doing that freak out he just had. That was hilarious.
STAUSKAS OH MY GOODNESS
He got one!
That dude forgot Nik can dunk.
Gave the rim some extra business too...he's been trying for that for awhile!
killer dunk by stauskas
Doing his Sabonis impression
White men CAN jump.
And with the finger roll
Damn, this team is good at basketball.
To anyone who says Stauskas is not athletic...his dunks say hello
nik with the moves
White boy dealing!
Game. Blouses...I mean Stauskas.
Is just a shooter
everyone lighting it up now
It's the energy...
We just have too many guys that "go." Guys that just want it.
I really haven't seen this out of any team - ever.
They feed off each other so well and they come at you in so many different ways. It's fun to watch.
I love this team.
Wow mass subs coming for iowa
Is one of the top 3 offensive players in the B1G.
The other two play on his team.
I think we have the 4 best scorers in the big ten but they don't have to score
LOL -- man, nice skillz by Arctic Lightning (trademark pending)
I love this team.
Where's the threat from Iowa?
Punch him in the nose and give him a fresh cut -- good to go.
I'm really digging his development, thank you coach B
How about Trey, he makes layups as well as anyone I've ever seen, that boy is a monster
Burke is our worst shooter at 50% today :)
Running late and driving listening to the game on the radio and hear it tied at 29. Run in, turn on the tv, and next thing you know we're up 18.
Won't let it happen again guys.
GRIII was going to put that one on someones head.
We are so f ing amazing
we've outscored them 58-33 after the start. Exceptionally efficient offense today, against a team that I think could be on the bubble at the end. If McGary can continue to develop along the lines he's shown today, yet another potent weapon in a pretty scary arsenal. McGary playing with confidence I just have not seen to date.
Getting a little sloppy now on both sides
Revenge is a dish served cold...and with a ball to the chops!
Stauskas is killing his percentage the last two games.
I love that this is our biggest problem
Little Big Dog SLAM!
I literally just laughed out loud.
I live alone.
This team is everything anyone would want. We have a great leader running the point, an all around player on the wing, a lethal scorer, a talented post, and a post who flat out works harder than ANY player in the country. No one in America works harder than Mitch McGary.
...and I didn't comment on J-Mo.
Actually never mind they still look awesome
look like they have been playing together for 3-4 years. GRIII always seems to know where to be.
OMG GR3 please don't leave.
No look 'oop. I be like dang.
OH! MY! GOD! That alley-oop! It...it...it was beautiful!
That's the difference between having Robinson and Novak/Douglass on the break.
"Now they're just showing off."
I love it.
We're up 20.
...make that 22.
Just wanted to throw that out there.
Damn, Trey left him at the front door.
I regret that I have but 2 eyes to watch this team.
Burke and his crossovers look NBA quality!
At this point in the season, it is quite amazing how talented and well coached this team appears.
Man -- why does he not get minutes? Is he really that far down the depth chart, or is he in some doghouse (which I seriously doubt) or nursing an injury?
I'm being honest. I can't tell if you're joking or not.
I just hate seeing him left out now. I have a soft spot for him because I met his parents at Carver-Hawkeye a couple of years ago.
I mean he's still a part of the team and a senior leader. He just doesn't play as much since they decided to pull the redshirt from Caris LeVert.
We play 8-9 guys like most teams. LeVert, Albrecht, McGary are our bench players along with Horford/Bielfeldt.
You'll see Vogrich in a few minutes.
He is Really that far down the depth chart, are you watching this game?
He's just not as good as Stauskas, Hardaway or LeVert.
That's nothing to be ashamed of.
Well I don't know if you have been watching, but we have a lot of really good guys and umm Vogrich can't really shoot or do much else.
He's not good enough to be a D1 player. Hence the reason they burned LaVert's redshirt.
He started at the beginning of the year, then kind of sucked, Stauskus took his minutes, then took all of his minutes and is starting. I think it's a good decision.
Don't forget LaVert passed him, too.
Are you his mom?
Advantage - us.
Aw yeah, Little Big Dog cleanin' the glass!
Apparently holding your position for 5 seconds and then having someone run over with a Buick does not warrant a charge call.
This team is so fun to watch
67-36 since the 7-0 deficit, oh my goodness, take notice rest of the conference, we ain't effing around up in here!
1) love McGary's energy level
2) holy shit is this a complete team, and they keep getting better.
and I'm scared of how much better they can get. Go Blue!
He's picked up at least 3 bullshit fouls. If anyone falls down near him, they call a foul on him. It's actually horrible officiating this time.
could take by McGary...
That this team can no longer be called overrated. This is a joy to watch.
When was the last time this team was called overrated? They debunked that myth in November.
I guess it's more the Internet trolls who hang onto that myth.
If this was hockey, McGary would have had 10 assists today
I love how McGary plays like a little short guy with a chip on his shoulder.
As we all know.
Destruction of Iowa, complete.
There ya go Nik! And Burke with the dunk!
Good Times WIth Weapons
Awesome South Park episode, also applies perfectly to Michigan basketball.
Did Gus just saw Trey has a 41 inch vertical? Or 31? I've rewound a couple times and still can't hear clearly.
I keep waiting for this team to come back down to Earth. NC St, Pitt, Kst, Ark, a hiccup vs a mid major, sleepy Evanston on the road, game Iowa in an early tip.
after all that, I'm thinking I should start expecting the Earth to come up to them.
Now that I think of it, both
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I remember when I was cool for my regular Canadian flag. That lasted maybe 3 games then this showed up, it's awesome.
For your efforts will not be forgotten. I hereby award you three Mad Respeck points. The other guy gets four, but, I mean, yeah.
Don't worry we've got some more antics planned. Time for the Maize Rage to finally be feared.
Robinson might get one too...
Did I tell you how much I love watching GR3 dunk? Man this team can score so easily.
Should we expect to beat Indiana?
Caveats about transitive property and the difference between home and road games in the Big Ten apply.
No quarter will be given today boys.....
We should expect to beat everybody! Also as I type this Canadian Bacon drains another one!
Nails in the coffin!
Burke is so fucking smooth!
This team is just brutal. But in the best of ways.
But the talent and hustle on this team is too damn fun to watch.
This is just filthy. Iowa looked like a decent team but Michigan is on an entirely different level.
If Trey Burke wants to score he will score
"It's disheartening for Iowa. It takes your soul away."
Tim hardaway jrerrrrr
Hee hee, big boy basketball.
Call 'em off.
get some more bench players in now....call off the dogs...this game is over
or are those dunks pretty damn high-percentage shots? Teams don't just shoot 60% of their 2s like this.
Good for JMo
So we're going to drop 100 on them and are almost up 40. God I love this team
I am now laughing hysterically.
Sick move by Morgan there.
No longer playing like doggy poo poo?
But I would like to post 100 on a not horrible big ten squad
Stauskus back to 50% on 3's for the day, was afraid he was gonna have another "off" day.
holy hell this team can score points in a hurry