3 pt buzzer beater was waved off. It's 32-24.
3 pt buzzer beater was waved off. It's 32-24.
Feels like Novak hasnt made an open 3 since the Michigan State game. He HAS to get going because thats pretty much his whole offensive contribution. If hes not hiting 3's he becomes a liability on the offensive end because the other team knows that hes unlikely to drive to the hoop. Thats the key to this second half. If Novak (and all the other shooters: Hardaway, Douglass, Smotz, Vogrich) can hit the open 3's... Then again isnt that always the key to every game for this team?
your comment describes just about everyone on the team
I wouldnt go that far... Hardaway, D-Mo, and Smotz have all shown the ability to drive to the hoop and also shoot the mid-range jump shot. However, with Novak, if his shot is not falling then his only option is to drive and pass, pretty much...
Hm, the 2nd half already off to a good start with that 3 reduction.
Big psychological difference between being down eight and being down 11. This game is winnable, but we've got to wake up out there. There's way too much standing around on both ends.
If you're Coach Beilein, what do you say to the team now?
My vote: Leave it all on the court, this is some home-court B1G bullshit, and let's prove these cornhole sonsabitches wrong!
Now let's go score some points"
to go back to playing passionate defense.
We were playing very aggressive, attacking D to start the game. Then, after we got out lead, we sat back and let them get the ball inside - and the fouls came raining in. I'm no basketball expert but to me this is the key.
He was trying to shield the starters from more effing penalties.
Why do Iowa and Illinois not believe in top and bottom margins for their "I" flags? Looks retarded.
Does every pep band in the Big Ten now play some variant of the Blues Brothers, or was I just hearing things?
At least we can say we were doing it before it became blasé.
Hardaway has been huge so far in 2nd half
why? can't make a shot. can't play D. can't get a rebound. play horford over him.
Morgan picking up foul number 3 really hurts. But Hardaway finding his stroke from 3 makes up for it.
Hardaway's feeling the love tonight!
We got a foul not to go against us!
How could Jesse Owens just be #3 on B1G best athelete list??? Epic fail IMO.
Is it okay that I have a man crush on Tim Hardaway Jr?
What in the hell kind of in bound pass was that?
But I'm stuck in the law library right now, because I forgot the game was in the afternoon and I needed to get studying done before hockey. Because of this...
MORE SCORE UPDATES (please :))
and if you're in the law library, don't stare creepily at the kid with the bork bork bork/Hagelin shirt on. Not that that's me or anything...
I see you over there. 39-35 Iowa.
Oh god the paranoia
Tell me about it. Law degree? Good luck with that! :-)
Iowa Mich tied.
Longest. Possession. Ever. Grab a rebound!!
hardaway should touch the ball on every possession
Is this the slowest game in the world? Jesus Christ, let the kids play.
Fouls are starting to even out...about time.
This officiating is starting to become awful for both teams. All these ticky-tac fouls hurt the game, neither team can get into a groove. There's absolutely 0 flow in the game because of it.
These refs are terrible. Some of the calls against Michigan have been attrocious. Looks like Iowa is finally getting a bunch of cheap fouls too. Lay off your whistle and just let the kids play basketball. COMEON
for Tim Hardaway, Jr.
42-40 Iowa. 10:19 left.
1-13 shooting. awesome leadership.
I love Jordan Morgan
The tide is turning. I can feel it.
adjust your pee stream accordingly. 44-42 Michigan.
I hope you're well. I'm mostly slogging through midterms in my neck of the woods. The next month is going to be tough, but I'll manage.
Iowa's coach Steve Forbes looks mad.
SCREAMING NERD IS SCREAMING
so whenever he starts yelling im imagining him saying things like "YOU CALL THAT A BUSINESS PLAN??" and "DON'T YOU TELL ME THAT SALES ARE DOWN 14% THIS QUARTER"
I love the fire Hardaway plays with.
Why are they talking about waiving the basket off at halftime? It's not exactly controversial. The ball didn't leave his hand in time. Saying things like "if they're allowed to have this basket" is ridiculous. Sorry, if players shoot around shots were allowed to count while the game wasn't going on the score would be a lot higher too.
i thought the replay was inconclusive given the angle. too close to wave off, imo. but i'll take it.
Ed Hightower will never pass up an opportunity to impact the outcome of a game.
Fair enough. I didn't see any space between the Iowa players fingers and the ball with 0.0 on the clock, so I thought it was cut and dry. I will admit it was extremely close.
Hardaway and Morris are the leaders of this team, not Douglass and Novak.
Novak is absolutely an emotional leader.