Let's put the biscuit in the basket.
whatever it takes to improve out shooting
...is doing the color commentary. I forgot he isn't on ESPN's NBA show anymore.
Also Utah does, in fact, have gigantic white men on the team.
7'3" white center
I saw him play two years ago when he was in high school against my high school, he was definitely not very impressive. But again, that was when he was a senior in high school so we'll see now
Is not playing tonight. Flu.
Defense has looked better in this game than any I've seen so far.
I was just about to say the exact same thing. We're rotating and filling the lanes MUCH better than we have so far this year.
And if Manny keeps making threes like that, I think we'll be in good shape. Utah is doing a pretty good job on the defensive end to make us force the questionable looks.
but its early and 1-3-1 might work in this game since utah is big and not as athletic as the past few teams michigan has played. Only down side is it opens up the three from the corner which utah has already exploited.
That's true. I'm wondering how big of an impact playing Gibson so much might have something to do with our success on defense and the less than stellar shot selection on offense.
But did you see what the Utah-guy-that-made-those-two-3s did on the next play? That must of destroyed all of his confidence.
agreed - i liked how we started in man then switched into the 1-3-1 on the made baskets, caught utah a bit off guard, and also keeping their 7'3"-er out of sync, hes also slow as hell so if we can force turnovers and score in transition that'll be huge
Glad to see Morris drive to the basket like that early in the game. It's something we need more of
Want to punch that Marshall Henderson punk so badly! He's making 3s, followed by making a chest-thumping clown of himself.
Manny hit a 3 what!
We look super sloppy so far.
Tommy Amaker and Harvard beat Boston College, and we didn't? Lame.
morris made a three? whaaat?
MAKE THE DAMN FREE THROWS
Morris is playing like a champ. That was a sweet pass by Manny to set it up.
driving to the basket in the first half! finally! hopefully he keeps it up, it opens up the three ball
We haven't seen it yet this season
Mor-mon, Mor-mon, Mor-mon...
Used that before a match-up between these schools in another sport (not to be mentioned..) last year. Here's to a better outcome!
I wish we weren't having to listen to Izzo during a Michigan game. He's a great guy, great coach, but man, this is totally unnecessary.
"sometimes a missed shot is the best offense (against a matchup zone)" ... thought that was an interesting point.
I despise the in-game interview. Usually networks at least reserve it for the second half of a blowout. Why now?
seems like we've played 8 minutes of defense in 10 minutes of play..
That's about the 4th easy layup for Utah now. I'd like to see those stop happening.
Is anybody else having trouble getting the Live Audio to work on MGoBlue? No sound for me.
Thanks for the help!
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Izzo infomerical. STFU Izzo.
Can we get Tom Izzo out of here? What's up with that, right in the middle of our game?
Therefore, his presence was warranted.
Not during live game action. To hear the announcers practically give Izzo a handjob and let him ramble--while the game is going on--is not why I tuned in. I can see speaking to him at half time, but not interrupting the game.
Nice to see Sims suck the tall freak out to the perimeter. He definitely doesn't look comfortable trying to defend the three. Good hit by Sims
If simms can make the big man come out it should open up the inside as well
That kid is on fire. 5th(?) 3 of the first half. Dropping everything
This Henderson kid is a bonafide toolshed.
He's from Texas and he goes to school in Utah. You know he thinks he's the biggest MF'n deal ever there.
I'm already looking for plane tix to SLC so I can find him and mock him. He's the most annoying basketball player I've ever witnessed. Already.
Can't wait for him to cool off and keep heaving up bad 3s in the second half. Should be good for the equivalent of 6 TOs.
are already starting thats good news
that kid may be a huge douche-nozzle, but I would really like some of our players to show that kind of passion and excitement to be out there playing instead of all looking like they want to cry after every time the other team makes a basket.
his first real minutes this year?
again being attacked at the elbows...and maybe might wanna put a hand in that froshs face when hes shooting
They've actually been contested. He just puts crazy Scotty Thurman arc on his shots and the bright side of variance has been on his side. He'l cool off soon.
he hit in the corner were pretty wide open
If anyone is in the small Brighthouse imprint in Michigan, the game is on channel 557. I was not aware this channel existed, but it apparently does.
I would plus a million to you if I could. I couldn't find it so I just started checking updates on the internet. How on earth did you find it on channel 557?!?!? At least I get to watch the 2nd half now.
last week against was raji for BC lighting us up in the first half... this week its henderson... ugh
It's weird how late the delay is on DishNetwork. @MichiganDailySports is posting updates at least 3-4 minutes before I see them.
Maize Rage shirts > Tie-dye Utah student shirts
Nice board by Eso. He seems to have some bulk and toughness (in the two minutes he's played).
Everytime they say that kid's name, all I can think is derka derka jihad
MAKE THE DAMN FREE THROWS
i think MAKE YOUR DAMN FREETHROWS should be the equivalent to HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL
Why can't we even shoot free throws?
Why can't we make free throws?
ugh i dont know whats more frustrating the offensive rebounds we're giving up or the missed free throws
Is it me or does Vogrich give up on shots way too early. There's been a couple offensive rebounds to his area when he's already vacated to the defensive side. I guess I can't blame him for getting on defense, especially with the 4 or 5 easy passes to a wide open guy we've already given up.
id agree - i think hes scared to get burned in transition.
So I thought Cronin had a great defensive stretch when he was on the court that last shift. He was playing really physical with the inside guy for Utah. Looked really good in the post. He wasn't very quick getting down the floor, but once he was there, he had some solid coverage.
Manny's got to stop with the fadeaway 18-footers. That's not his shot.
Honest question: When was the last time Michigan was a good rebounding team? I'm thinking, and I can't come up with any team in the last 10 years that wasn't weak on the boards.
This team could do so much in the transition game if they could only pull down a few boards here and there. Or capitalize on shooting badly from the perimeter by putting in some easy buckets inside off the rebound.
they type of offense we play you are not going to get many rebounds typically. But i cant remember the last team either though
The kind of offense we play, though, has little to do with the fact we're pretty much hopeless on the defensive boards.
Seriously, it's time to play D. That's the ugliest transition yet. We had the guys there and just didn't do anything.
when Anthony Wright is on the floor.
I don't think this is a coincidence.
whoo free throws
This is just painful...horrible defense and defensive rebounding, missed layups, missed free throws.
Looks like a 6-loss non-conference season at best at this point.
Douglass is awful. That is all.
If he is sick as well. Because he just seems completely out of it.
I am baffled by the amount of minutes he has been getting.
I think Stu is the third best player on this team. His assist to turnover ratio is excellent, he's the most competant ball handler at the point, and his defense is pretty solid. I can't explain the whole issue of the shooting specialist not being able to hit the broad side of a barn, but I think he is far from awful.
oh my god watch this game he is terrible please take him out of the game he dribbles off his foot and can't make a shot of any kind he misses three pointers and layups he sucks
Say what you will about his gameplay, but at least he uses punctuation and capitalization.
He's not that bad, he just isn't a drive the lane type player in my view. Unfortunately, he's been trying to drive the game too much this season trying to create something.
i've never once seen him use capitalization or punctuation.
yeah he's not the "drive the lane type player." he's the "shoot the three" type player. and obviously he's not very good at that either.
it's not personal, i just don't want to see him getting the kind of minutes he's getting.
Let us never speak again about what just transpired.
please play some defense and stop throwing the ball away, this team has become very frustrating
we started the half out playing good defense; and that kind of foiled away... started shooting the ball well too and then hit a spell - - anyone else feel like the offense was out of sync in the last 10-12 minutes of the half...
gametracker shows 10 offensive boards for utah, 11 second chance points, and 6 fast break points in the first half. and we are being outrebounded 22-9...
Not calling that tonight.
Absolutely nothing comes easy for this team.
Some serious home cooking to go with our continuing lethargy.
We need more penetration
I have always felt as though we should all consider putting a little more penetration into our lives.
...what she said.
thats a terrible blocking foul call on gibson - he was well outside of the circle - so at least a charge drawn, but then to give him nba continuation is even more crap
LLP has been non-existent tonight.
Back in it, only down 3. C'mon, boys!
(and recover his free throw stroke)
Make the damn free throws.
So is Manny's strategy to make a bunch of wacky shots, steals, rebounds and miss free throws?
freshmen guard from Utah = dorky wisc QB and Michigan is making them look like pro prospects
can anyone with dvr confirm if that was a legit block or if it was goaltending? i couldnt tell on the online feed and from the crappy camera angle.
like they missed 3 goaltending calls to me
Please get better, you need to play for Simms
We've got to foul their big guys if they get it down low. Make them earn it.
Can someone explain to me why Utah is the Runnin' Utes in b-ball and just the Utes in football?
Can someone also explain to me why Anthony Wright is allowed to launch ill-advised 3's?
knew Wright was jacking that 3 up, they are hangin around and screwing up just enough not to take the lead. Plenty of time left to get this win.
I don't understand how people get away with just completely changing their pivot foot when they're trapped. Foul or travel, but it's got to be something.
We're about to enter the bonus. We need to MAKE THE DAMN FREE THROWS. Do that and we can take the lead back.
Man - this game is completely winnable. Can we finally execute when it counts?
Where's the help defense?
Anthony Wright No
What does coach see that we don't
Please don't shoot that three
Start the bus? Start the bus.
thats the game
ouch, I think this one is over. Unfortunately, we're on a path to not even make the NIT. This is starting to remind me of the '07 Tigers.
I didn't mean that to be defeatest or anything, but you have to be 0.500 to make the NIT. Assuming losses to UConn and Kansas, that puts us at 0.500 in the non-conference, so we'd have to do better than 0.500 in a tough looking Big Ten to qualify. That seems like a long shot at this point, no?
we aren't very good. for some reason.
poor shooting, and bad defense.
I have faith in Beilein to right this ship, but he's gonna have to do it pretty quick if we want to get anywhere near expectations.
That NCAA commercial with the field hockey player was hilarious.
this is extremely disappointing...
MAKE THE DAMN FREE THROWS
The refs aren't even calling the intentional fouls?
Where's the leadership on this team? I'm looking at you Manny and DeShawn.
Manny: DRIVE TO THE HOOP!
Everyone else: Stop playing scared!
Peedi has had a couple moments where he's slowed way down following a miss. I know I've seen at least two plays where another player has pointed or yelled about getting back to their spot when Sims has been hanging his head and walking back down the court. Not good.
On some of those layups we've given up he has had his back completely to the play. He wasn't even paying attention to the ball AT ALL and the guy goes right by him for the layup.
I don't get it. If there's one thing you'd think a Beilein team could do, it's shoot.
Michigan can't shoot the ball, can't rebound, can't play defense, and can't make free throws. Other than that, the team is playing alright.
Cronin is fricking huge. I forgot what tall people looked like in maize and blue.
school year has been an incredibly huge athletic disappointment. Lets hope this team and the hockey squad turn it around in a big way.
Alas, they're out in California for the Sweet Sixteen now.
disrespect to volleyball or any other non revenue sport. I root for Michigan, but I bleed for football, basketball and hockey.
Anyone have any input on why Gibson saw almost no playing time in the second half while Akunne played almost the entire half? Was he really bringing something that Zack wasn't? Did Gibson get hurt?
I think it was a strategic decision. We were losing at half trying to go big, so coach went small I would guess. Once we started making a run, he probably stayed with it...at least I hope that was the thinking. That, and maybe we went to a version of the offense that puts people on the perimeter more so manny can drive.
Shoot me. Or at least make it next year already.
I take back everything I said about chicken little. This game was extremely disappointing. This type of performance seems to be what we are going to get this season unless somehow Jordan Morgan can somehow be some sort of savior. We are going to have to fight to get into the NIT at this point. I'm pretty baffled as to what the hell is wrong with Sims. I am going to stand behind what I said about Stu, though. He is one of the better defenders on the team, a very good passer and will get out of his shooting funk eventually.
this is Ellerbe level bad.
my m go ego cannot take this...i guess this goes to show that intangibles have a huge effect on the success of a team..and..it looks like intangibles left with cj lee