Y U NO COAST 2 COAST AND BREAK BACKBOARD, MITCH??
Open Thread: M Basketball vs Iowa at home
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.