Let's go Blue!!!! Beat the Creans!!!!
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Hope they play with a bit more energy today than against Purdue. Everyone has a dud now and then, we just don't want to make a habit of it. Don't want to allow this game to stay close in that kind of road environment.
For some home cooking??? We still win... Go blue
Looking forward to seeing a Crean meltdown
The deport stauskas chants have started. Lots of anti-canada signs.
How can you hate on Canada? Stauskas is literally the most lethal thing they have produced in the last hundred years.
Probably because they are students. Most also involve Bieber. I'm in the middle of the student section which is kind of awkward
I think he needs to start running the point more often. In this he is guaranteed to touch the ball every possession.
Let's get a big dub here. Fuck Indiana.
Beat the Fightin' Creans of Indiana!
BEAT the Hoosiers!
Keep the turnovers down and Michigan should be ok.
Gotta hit foul shots....if they get any.
the rest of the year. Need to come out strong every game.
is already squealing with delight for this game.
Raf is one of the best
Nothing like some Bittersweet Symphony to get me PUMPED.
I just bribed my 4 yr old with 2 oreos if she yelled Go Blue on the phone to my dad (a sparty). We're tuned in and watching. Go Blue!!
You are a GREAT father!
Lets fucking do this
Love Raftery ....
Lots of travel calls both ways, not sure I see it...
GO BLUE! Beat these fools. Be great to come out of that place with a W.
I hope that troll isn't in this thread
Jesus FUCK. Another weak ass Morgan foul.
Get the ball to Stauskas. Whatever you need to do, do it.
Opponents can't go after loose balls at AH, duh.
2 minutes in and this game is projecting to end 0-0.
Good work, JMo
Morgan with the Kareem Abdul Jabbar
That Vonlet kid is good
Did they wet the floor down?
HIs pivot foot never moved
Didn't look like a travel to me.
teams are playing their travel squad
By both teams
Vonleh will have a career high
I bet you're real fun at parties.
Yeah that wasn't actually a travel, his feet were planted still. The travel call on IU before the one on Yogi was also questionable, refs seem to be anticipating it ... or something.
Lambert never moved his pivot foot.
Well this has been a fun one this far!
Vonleh got away with a little push off on Horford. Gonna keep an eye out on that down the road, Horford played him pretty well there I thought.
I have no idea how Caris gets his feet kicked by the Indiana D and still gets called for travelling
How does it take three minutes to get the ball to stauskis?
Not sure why vs Purdue and now today we've suddenly decided to run the offense through LeVert so much. He can create for himself but needs improvement as a distributor. We need to get the ball to Stauskas more and not just go away from that because he's being guarded close off the ball.
They are denying Stauskas the ball and thus LeVert is our next best shot creator.
These refs seem a bit off, for both teams. That said, not good shooting so far.
Deport Stauskas... classy
Tom Crean dyed his hair and is wearing makeup.
I'm just sayin'
Why no "big game maize" uniforms? I can't remember not wearing them against Indiana recently. I was also surprised we wore blue against MSU last week.
Pretty sure we only wear those at home.
What a bunch of classless ass bags in Indiana. Deport Stauskas? Classy
They're probably playing off the 'Deport Bieber' movement.
Come on. Pretend UM students haven't ever said anything worse. I thought it was pretty funny actually.
Levert turnover... leads to IU 3.
LeVert - FFS...so exasperating
Refs missed a legitimate travel on IU there.
Put Spike in.
I really hate Indiana.
It won't last, of course, but our free throw rate right now (FTA/FGA) is 80.00%. I suppose if one statistic in a game against Indiana would be out of whack, it would very likely be this one. Seems about right.
things are just off on both sides of court
Still asleep. Early start worried me. Need to get Careless out and play with Spike
I think I dislike Indiana BB almost on the same level as Wisconsin. Indiana is like the Duke of the Big Ten. Everyone is stupid and gumpy looking
I'm not sure these are travels either way..
Indiana rims are never generous to us
Nice weak-ass foul call on the baseline move, asshat refs.
That last LeVert turnover wasn't really his fault. His teammates need to alert him to the trailing man.
He could give it to Nik on the wing in transition.
Our shot is off, hopefully that changes. Not getting terrible looks.
Stauskas should take Yogi to the post.
Can't hit shit for shots either.
Just looking at Tom Creen makes me angry. He gets out of bed and says to himself I look okay and then someone confirms it.
The good news is I don't think our 11.1% (1 of 9) shooting continues all game.
Michigan is shooting 'lights on'
Sweet bounce pass SPIKE!
Irvin's not scared
against this IU lineup
Irvin let's gooooooo!
Irvin getting some early PT! Crowd boos lol
There you go boys!!
Levert needs to wake up.
The Indiana raised wolverines.
They want it more
Spike calming us down. Well done.
What a gamer
This team is good because literally anyone on the court can provide a scoring spark.
Lol it sounds like they're booing Irvin..little salty they didn't land him I suppose
nice passes Spike!
Haha Indiana fans booing their own team
"WHY ISNT OUR TERRIBLE TEAM KEEPING UP WITH THE #10 TEAM. NOT ENOUGH HOME COOKING!"
Michigan decided if they're going to miss jump shots to go for slams and lay ups. I like it.
Well, the good news is that I don't think we could play any worse, yet we're up still.
Indiana is going to make some questionable choices offensively. It'll really help our cause if we can transition on them when they do, especially when Albrecht is in the game.
Hoping against hope that the boos and the timeout don't equal cheap foul calls in IU's favor...
Irvin! Welcome home buddy!
Crean face up to red alert....purple on the horizon
Wow. 103-56 all times series. Indiana has won a lot of games against Michigan.
OT, but Philip Seymour Hoffman died. Damn.
That is crazy.
They're 103-56 against us? Dang!
outdo the 1918 score?
I just finished the hockey game from last night; awesome game.
Also, Raftery is terrible.
Also also, Tom Crean is such a fucking asshole and I loathe his tough guy, Dantonio-esque snarl.
Also also also, I cannot wait for the Transformers: Age of Extinction world-premiere trailer during the Super Bowl.
Also also also also, I am excited for junk food during said Super Bowl.
No one cares.
What do their dumb fans keep booing at? Lack of anticipatory fouls on Michigan because of good defense?
I'm guessing they booed since indiana's high school mr basketball (irvin) scored
Irving I think. Probably burns them that Mr. Basketball in Indiana goes to Michigan.
Indiana's 3-pt shooting has to trail off right? I feel like they're 4-4 right now
getting after it!
Once the boys start hitting their shots they're going to blow the doors off of the Hoosiers
has got to do something more than kick it out for a contested 3 when he has the PG on his back. Make a post move, come on!
The more I see from Irvin, the more I expect him to be our X-Factor come tourney time.
Stop Ferrell and Vonleh and this game is over. The only two guys on the court for them that can even get into the right set.
poor shooting days, but it doesn't look like it.
Walton fouled again from 3.
2nd foul on 3pointer by Indiana....great coaching Crean
but Walton has been nasty at the FT line lately. Borderline ridiculous
Weird refs. Calling those travels and the fouls on the 3pt shots.
during "Big Heads Time"
Derrick Walton doesn't give blood at clinics, he gives ice water
Walton getting fouled because he jumps forward when he shoots the 3. Good idea I guess if it works
Yogi is their whole team right now
Indiana is shooting far above their mean from 3. I believe they are now 4-6
spike on yogi? why?!?!
When is Ferrell going to miss one..
GRIII has Timmy's handle with no jump shot.
Stauskas needs to take notes from Yogi.
W shot clock running down?
hit some damn shots!
This is it. The game where we just can't make shots.
Have we hit a single 3 yet?
And one from the field
This game is so fucking annoying to watch.
too much pounding the rock sometimes
Levert isn't in the game at the moment.
but what is its relevance?
GR3 is meh
Very typical Michigan/Indiana game. Indiana has shot about 40% over their season average while Michigan shoots about 25% under.
If they take a behind the back, falling out of bounds shot from half-court expect it to fall.
keeping Crean and bench off the court
No joke. At least we won't have to worry about that in the 2nd half. Crean's been in our way on the perimeter.
Yogi Ferrell being hot shooting from 3 is all they have offensively, too bad the 2-3 zone is working so well against us right now.
Does he exist?
He is brutal. Liability on both sides of the court right now.
play some D dammit.
Coaches still don't preach defense I see.
"NBA Talent", GRIII sure likes to disappear when the team needs someone to make a play.
Robinson is a mess out there.
Edit: Just kidding!
i still some him projected as the #14 pick the other day. i seriously don't get it. no ball skills, mediocre shot, but he can jump. so there is that. hell, petway could do that, yet he still got rebounds and blocks out there.
Finally GRIII does something good.
I'm so sick of Robinson today. (his last fg not withstanding)
ref calls foul 4 seconds after Yogi falls...nice
Showed up to play!
What a late blocking call. What a joke. When IU flopped they didn't call a foul they just let them play on.
And missing weak side boards.
Morgan has been a beast on the boards.
He will have two more years to work on his game in Ann Arbor.
I thought you were talking about J-Mo.
Then I got sad. :(
as a player? He just doesn't seem to have that killer instinct or aggressiveness. So frustrating that he couldn't take Byrd off the dribble in EL.
Just got back from deployment from Afghanistan go blue and it's great to be part of a bad ass blog been reading for a while.
Welcome home, Go Blue.
Welcome home. Thanks for your service.
Welcome sir and thank you for your service
GR3 is not a creater, but he is valuable when being set up
You can't stop Irish guys, you can only hope to contain them....
The Detroit guys showing up big today. Walton and JMo are carrying us.
walton having best 1/2 of career so far. robinson having worst.
Hopefully we can withstand the slog. Not a pretty game, but we just need to stick with them until that hypothetical run. It's been a bad half of offense, but at some point we should hit a few in a row. They're not the type of team offensively that they're likely to match it if we ever start getting a few shots to drop.
How good could this team be if he had a nasty streak?
Need to get Stauskas the ball more
They have zero free throws?! wow
JMo continues to play his ass off. While GRIII continues to look lost
We kept Nik and Caris out too long.
That should be a 3...
Clearly a three
Totally a 3
They only have one view? What year is this?
their monitor is a small 720p LED. If they had a 1080p plasma like my new toy, they could have made the right call.
It's a 3 man come on
Obviously a 3 c'mon
THAT'S SO CLEARLY A THREE
Not indisputable? WTF
Haha wow fuck off refs, we're punished because you can't see?
Refs making sure we don't get many chances.
Goddamn home cooking.
He better buy a ticket. No way is he an NBA lottery puck.
Wow... they are seriously not able to overrule what is clearly a 3 by Walton?
"they couldn't see his foot". WTF? You could see it between the legs of Morgan.
I hate reviews like this. Happens all the time in the NFL as well and it drives me insane.
Ref says: can't see indisputable evidence. Replay CLEARLY shows what happened.
Come on nik!!!!
Nik doesnt look like he's got the touch today. So far at least.
Just wait until we switch rims
What does GR3 actually do out there?
Stand. When gets an open 3 he takes it. If the seas part, he dunks it. Bout it at this point.
Ugly ugly ugly game for UM
Nik will warm up in the 2nd half. No worries
I watched that screen and did not see a damn thing wrong with it. FUGGGGG
he moved his feet at the end
GRIII seems incapable of creating his own shot.
Go to the RCMB if you're going to pull cry baby shit.
Dude I jump outta my chair cuz I thought Horton was going to shot that long 2 bs call on that foul!
This is an ugly game that is not fun to watch.
FEED STAUSKAS GODDAMNIT
Rewound that call, absolutely nothing there to call a foul. Cleanest that a screen can be, what the fuck?
I think ref was calling a make up call for IU's last possession when Horford was tangled up with some player in the lane
Those were the lamest attempts to get Stauskas the ball, jesus christ. Just run him a pick and roll.
is an nba lottery pick but he can't take guys like shehee and byrd off the dribble. lol.
He needs more time in college or the NBA European league.
This offense looks like it doesn't know what it wants to do out there. Even Stauskas I think because he's not getting enough touches is getting a little frustrated as a result and rushing a couple.
We need to relax and move the ball.
We were bound to cool off some time. Now is when we see how good this team really is.
Caris turns it over a lot but now I think it's clear why him driving to the rim is needed.
Considering 2 of the big 3 are off today this is a reasonable score. Nik I am confident will be back in the 2nd half... Robinson? Not so much.
Is griii really in a big three?
Well up til 3 games ago he was your #2 or #3 option. Now maybe Walton is taking over that 3rd slot and GR3 "the NBA lottery pick" is #4.
We're shooting as poorly as I've seen all season; and we're only down two on the road at IU. Feeling good despite the score.
With 4 or 5 at the half and we're good. Offense will pick up in the second half
Levert just hesitates too much. B___ needs to lose his shit again.
I dont get all the hate on Caris on the blog. The guy is turnover prone bu shows heart, passion, drive, etc. Improved tremendously versus last year, etc. Kid turned from a bench player into our #2 option on offense. If you put his heart into GR3 we'd have a heck of a player. Stop the hate please - he makes turnovers, we get it.
It is rather remarkable the mob treatment he gets at times.
Just better when he goes to the basket outside shot is so so. But very talented and happy to have him
Not sure if serious.....
It seems like most of the hate comes from one poster.
What just happened??
"Quicker than he looks"
Its becuase he's white, isn't it?
Caris hesitant right now
UM vs. Farrell today
This has been a pretty ugly game of basketball by both team.
33 seconds of good D and then that
Morgan has messed up the hedge against yogi.
Read that Indiana shoots much better when defended than undefended. We should just let them shoot those long ones unmolested.
Yogi's on fire, but waving a hand in his face isn't going to do it for D
finally. get after those damn boards.
I hate everything about Indiana basketball.
Can't really get mad about that last 3.
Kevin is getting lucky ass 3-pointers. He won't make those in the second half.
Autocorrect to Kevin, or is that yogi's real name?
Indiana's 3-pt shooting today has reached the "We're just not destined to win today" range. A crappy shooting team is shooting 5-9 from 3 right now against us. Go figure
Yogi Ferrell is 4-5 from 3 and is the only reason Indiana isn't losing by 10
Things have to regress to the progressive means correct?
Morgan needs to go up and contest there, should know there's no time for a pass.
All of my former classmates talking shit on Twitter because they go to IU but couldn't name the starting five... UGH.
He has to miss eventually right? Right??
If yogi and Michigan even slightly revert to the mean we would walk away with this
5-9 vs 0-4 from 3
No shot too deep no shot too hard for Indiana when they play us. Always been that way for reasons unknown.
Anything we can do different on d. If a guy is going to hit 80% of his 3s so be it
These refs are a fucking joke.
Flop much, Yogi?
Flop of the year
Yogi is 4/5 from 3, we're 0/4.
awful and frustrated today.
Not a foul! Yogi grabbed his freaking arm
LOL.....and so it begins. Creen called that one.
But Yogi's last shot the clock is running down and LeVert gives plenty of space for Yogi to get off shot. He's the only offense they have, he has ball at end of clock three times, all clean looks and he's now 4-5 from 3.
I thought the same. 3 seconds on the shot clock and he's 10 feet behind the line? That's not the time to back off.
That was not his fault, he got screened off of Yogi on the last three, Jordan Morgan should have contested on the hedge because Yogi didn't have the time to drive past him.
What are you talking about? Morgan has to come up off that screen.
The Gary Harris, and it is legal...sometimes
Hope we can play with a little more sense of passion and urgency in the 2nd half.
The bad news: We literally cannot play worse on offense.
The good news: We're only down 3.
I guarantee you Crean is behind his player drawing a charge call off of that. SELL IT YOGI, SELL IT AND YOU'LL GET THE CALL. LITERALLY JUMP BACKWARDS WHEN NIK GOES LEFT.
Well Indiana is shooting far above their mean and we are far under ours. If things regress to the mean, we should win. If this continues to be WTF Assembly Hall Magic then we're destined to lose a terrifically painful 50-45 game
Good half. Need to lower the turnovers.
"what are you drinking"
ugly. Hope the 2nd half gets better
walton and morgan for keeping us in the game.
*paging GRIII. paging GRIII*
One of the worst halves of basketball I've ever seen. We're letting one player beat us.
Really surprised they haven't fed Vonleh more.
Terrible first half for M. I fully expect Beilein to outcoach Crean the clown in the second half.
And now were blaming the refs.......when Nik clearly pushed off. They have been calling it more this year.
B_____ needs to lite a fire under these guys asses.
I still want Spike and Derrick out there together.
Stauskas did push off. Ferrell then flopped and got the call. If Ferrell doesn't flop, it's a no-call. If it happens at the other end, it's a blocking foul.
Having said that, I can't remember a game where Michigan has had an 8-0 FTA advantage on the road against anybody. Overall, the officials have mostly let things go, which makes the occasional strange call all the more confusing. Still, I blame/credit Yogi more than the refs for that call. Flopping is a cheap tactic; sometimes it works.
Put Spike and Derrick out there for long periods of time and Yogi is going for 40.
over who? he can't guard anyone. and levert is much better at attacking the basket, which they need to do more in the 2H, despite their center.
We have 8 FT attempts. Indiana has 0. Fouls are even at 5.
That was a bad call, but I'm going to locate the first person to blame the refs for being down 3 and hit them in the nuts with a lacrosse stick.
always blame the refs
Michigan is still in striking distance right now.
This. Yogi just played lights out. We played like shit. I will gladly take being down 3.
Gr3 scares me when he dribbles. We are playing good D except for not hedging on Ferrell. Free up Stauskas with some pick and rolls.
the FIGHTIN creans!