Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Post game thoughts PSU
You had me at Fuck Wisconsin
Badger tears are delicious.
Yes, wonderful. But can anyone tell me what the symbol in the center of the court represents? Some sort of Gay Pride stuff?
Hmm - 9:00 is maize and blue, followed by black and gold, blue and orange, red and white, crimson and cream, maroon and gold, scarlet and grey...nope, can't imagine what that would signify at center court of the Big Ten Tournament.
Almost looks like a basket or something.
More than either the defense or offense getting better, I think this team needs to get its swagger back in order to make a run in the dance. Outside of Trey and McGary, the rest seem unsure out there, with GRIII the most shellshocked.
It is too late for the defense to make a big step forward. Getting the swag back and concentrating on boxing out for rebounds can get this team to the Final Four.
Speaking of rebounds: I loved the growling by McGary and Horford when they ripped the ball away on rebounds in the second half.
That we were able to play our subs a lot. I just hope we can keep our legs for the rest of the tournament. I just really wanna beat Wisconsin. Stupid Wisconsin
which is all that really matters
Burke was getting quite a bit of rest today. Spelled by Spike for 7 min and he was taking it pretty easy the last 5 min with the offense running through other guys for the first 25 seconds of the shot clock.
We had 4 starters play over 34 minutes. Not a lot of rest there.
That felt validating.
Even Horford is better at lay-ins than Morgan. McGary had a solid outing.
Jackson thinks we are a five seed.... WTF
He's just incorrect in thinking that we could have been the #1 seed.
realized he was talking about the BIG tournament. I thought he was referring to the NCAA tourney seeding.
There were a lot of delusional, whiny posters in the game thread.
is a win, and this was a good one considering how we played against them a couple weeks ago.
Being frustrated that the team cannot seem to put away a bad team, isn't what I would call delusional.
They won by 17.
M won by 17 points! I see you found your way to this thread.
Armchair coaches gonna armchair coach.
We "should" beat Wisconsin, but we needed to get past Penn State.
Pat Chambers can handle a handshake line with a hell of a lot more class than Tom Crean can. He looked like he had very respectful, brief conversations with both John Belein and coach Meyer.
I know 4 year olds who can handle a handshake line with more class than Crean.
EAT IT PENN ST! I just stormed the lobby at work. No one knows what the hell is wrong with me. I am in Houston mind you.
You stormed the lobby at work over PSU? Come on man, us out-of-staters need to save that for the big games.
...in his defense, how often do we play during normal office hours? It's actually pretty rare to get to storm the lobby.
No way! I thought it was warranted. After loosing to Indiana, and missing out on the B1G title I did what my heart desired.
- We lost to PSU
- Lost to Indiana
- We have been winning by a margin of 5 points or less
- We finally blew someone out!
- SHO NUFF!
The vision of some random guy in a shirt and tie lapping a lobby looking for high-fives and talking smack about Penn State in Texas put a smile on my face. It could be one of those ESPN commercials about fandom.
someone admonishes him that you only do that against Duke, etcetera.
Headed there for work next week. What do you do?
I work for a computer recycling company. I sell container full of the stuff overseas.
The revenge tour is off to a great start - Next up Wisconsin.
You've read my mind. Bring on the Badgers!
Time to beat the brakes off Wisconsin
We probably clinched an Auburn Hills game site for the NCAAs. A win tomorrow would still be nice, though.
I did not realize until pointed out by the BTN that Michigan under Beilein has never won more than one game in the BTT.
It's time to right that ship.
I think we've gone 1-1 every year under JB.
Has Michigan won more than 1 game under Beilein in any tournament (not counting preseason tournaments)?
Maybe not, but we got to tournaments after a 10 year absence. That's a start. You've got to make post-season tournaments before you can go 1-1 in them.
No, but that's deceptive given where we've been seeded. We were a #10 seed in 2009 and won our first game (a mild upset) before losing a competitive game against #2 Oklahoma. Then in 2011 we were a #8 seed and won what was theoretically a 50-50 game by 30 points, before that heartbreaker against #1 Duke. Last year was the only time we really underperformed.
I hope Wiscy makes a last second shot tomorrow to get withiin thirty points of us.
*Double-double in the FIRST half!
Kenpom is scary good at predictions.
UM vs. PSU - UM by 16 (off by 1)
UM vs IU - IU by 2 (off by 1)
UM @ Purdue - UM by 6 (off by 1)
UM vs MSU - MSU by 1 (off by 2)
Then there's Michigan @MSU, predicted a Michigan win by 1. We lost by 23. In general, Kenpom is good though.
And UM @ PSU (UM by 15)....but I think it's safe to say that both those games were shocking outcomes (outliers). When the outcome isn't shocking, Kenpom generally nails it.