at least it's not just us?
Stauskas will get that dunk eventually...
Hockey shutout #6 Western 2-0. Nice win tonight, lets hope this starts a turn around for this season.
Helllllllsssss yeah!!! Go blue!!!!!!!!
Maybe Adam is the answer at goalie.
...later in the game with ice on the knee. Having completely blown my ACL, MCL and PCL I am familiar with the pain process. On first look, I thought he was seriously injured. Now, we might be looking at something less problematic. Here is hoping he is okay and the knee is structurally sound. I still believe he will be key for us in our B1G battles.
They say he will be evaluated in Ann Arbor tomorrow. Any word on Max Bielfeldt?
2 weeks for Max's ankle
We don't really need Horford for another month. Hope he is ok.
Does anyone feel that Trey Burke is the hot girlfriend and the UM fanbase is the guy that knows she is eventually going to leave him for something better. Enjoy it while it lasts....kid is very, very good.
Because prom nights ...
Here's to hoping that prom night will be some time in early April.
hot girl friend....giggity
Yep he's gonna leave us soon so we have to ride him hard while we can......I shouldn't have said that.
funny...gross....great analogy...horrible statement
When WVU got what appeared to be a foul on Michigan and another break in the same possession. You could hear after the first missed free throw, Hardaway says "Ball Don't Lie, Ball Don't Lie" - which I thought was great.
BS foul with 9:22 left in 2nd half. I believe it was Jordan Morgan however.
Horford dislocated his kneecap and it popped back in, similar to his injury earlier in the year.Don't have specifics yet.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) December 16, 2012
Beilein on Horford: "He'll fight through this. It's something we hope he can return from in 2 or 3 weeks, if not sooner."
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 16, 2012
great news, let's hope Coach B is right about the sooner part.
Getting him and Max back will help with front line depth in a rugged conference
Having gone through three dislocated knees (1 playing basketball), I'm amazed that athletes can recover so fast. It took about 4 weeks for me to get back to full range of motion, and at least another two before I was even thinking of playing sports.
Damn it feels good to be a gangster.
Overall great night. Not to look to far ahead but basketball should be undefeated and a top 3 team entering 2013. Don't think anyone could have asked for more from these young players.
more like 13-0 and top 2 in the nation, but hell yeah, something like that
mistaken for ham.
Trey Burke was totally going HAM.
On to the next one, we looked really good in stretches.
Jan 9. Maybe give him 4-5 minutes vs. Nebraska to knock the rust off then hopefully he'll be ready to go by the OSU game on the 13th!
he and Max knocking off some rust as well,
BTW, I also enjoyed your snowflakes thread, nice work and hope you're having fun in NYC buddy.
Feel bad for the guy, but seems like he might be a bit injury-prone.
Very glad to hear Horford didn't tear something. He looked like he was in major pain when he came off. I was sitting not far from bacon guy, he was hysterical. There was a loud WVa presence there, also their band! We did not have ours, which is too bad. Not sure if they usually travel to these things, but whatever.
Horford: The way he was slamming his fist on the floor made it seem that it was a re-injury, the kind of combination of pain and frustration of knowing exactly what happened, because it had happened before. So guess it looked that way because that's what it was.
Band: The pep band came to MSG back in the Amaker post-season NIT games. Unfortunatley this year's MSG games (both bball games and the hockey game) were OSU game week, so I wasn' t surprised the band couldn't be there. I was disappointed the band wasn't there tonight, but isn't it the middle of finals? They've got to schedule these games when it's good for the school and not when it's good for the venue. (Yeah, I know. Good luck with that..)
finally got it going, I don't know what to make of that squad.
Either they're gonna be sneaky good this year or a big disappointment.
Just saw this on twitter:
@Balas_Wolverine: Heard from several that as of now, U-M will be down a key defensive player for the Outback Bowl.
Any thoughts on who it could be?
One of our CB's? That would help explain the Norfleet to defense oddity.
That would mak sense. I think Hoke did allude to Roh having a shoulder or something that was sore.
West Virginia cruises past Michigan to go 11-0
Sorry but this not 2006!
Lol, I read that on ESPN and my mind auto-corrected it in my mind and I didn't even notice. It took your post for me to actually realize this.
Tim stepped up. Trey was his usual dreamy self. Nik struggled but we still won by 15. Wishing Horford a speedy recovery.
Anyone watching UF right now? They look scary good against a solid Arizona team.
clearly Arizona was waiting for me to write that before going on a run
So... WVU throws up one horrible off-balance shot after another; for stretches, they seemingly all go in. (Bill Raftery mumbles something about playing with confidence). Michigan can't buy a shot off of an open look; Stauskas is as ice cold as we've ever seen him. At one point, WVU was hitting over 70% from the field. The officiating is awful, as evidenced by the number of free throws granted to both sides, phantom traveling violations, etc. I'm constantly getting frustrated at the TV...
... because Michigan "should have" been winning by 30 and instead were "only" winning by 15. Against a quality major conference opponent with lots of size playing a press man-to-man defense for much of the game.
I appear to have advanced through the "winning is fun" stage all the way to the football-esque "winning is expected."
So, this is what having a top basketball program is like. Ed Martin, I hate you.
I kind of agree about WVU making difficult shots, but I wouldn't exactly we "couldn't buy a shot off an open look." We shot 56% from the floor. Stauskas was the only guy who was off tonight. Burke and Hardaway were on fire.
Also, while Ed Martin was certainly a scumbag, I don't think he had anything to do with us hiring Ellerbe and Amaker and taking forever to upgrade our facilities. We were content to run a second-rate program for awhile there, and we got second-rate results. Only in the last five years have we taken this basketball thing seriously again.
That's the thing.. rationally, I can look at the stats and say, "yes, we made 56%." Emotionally, I keep seeing Stauskas miss the jam and the first couple of threes (before he got frustrated, when they really were easy shots), Hardaway at the beginning of the game, Robinson -- there were a lot of shots that looked like they should have gone in and didn't. Obviously my brain turns that into more of a pattern than actually existed. :-) Great problems to have.
I've always felt that the second-tier status of the basketball program was a direct result of the administration's embarrassment -- as if they placed it on some kind of internal (double-secret?) probation in order to make sure that the violations wouldn't be allowed to recur.
Yup.....it's just you.
LOL - thanks. That clears everything up. ;)
There was a stretch early in the 2nd where they gave us a foul on just about everything. It was extremely aggravating. It did settle down though after a few minutes.
Am i way to late for the POSBANG?
I am perhaps even more late for the posbang, but that was another nice victory for Michigan hoops tonight and only Eastern and Central Michigan now stand in the way of this team being 13-0 to start the conference schedule and 2013. It seems to me that these kids have done everything asked of them and then some, and that makes me confident that this is the start of a great run for Michigan basketball.
but I think what was different last night was that Trey was all out from the start, and that's why we got the big lead. It seems like usually he does his scoring later. I should do a detailed analysis of his career scoring by quarter but I can't concentrate that long.