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UM vs. Iowa MBB Open Thread
GR3 looks like crap.
I hope he goes pro. He's one of the most lackadaisical players I've ever seen. I'd take someone -- anyone -- with an ounce of heart over him any day of the week.
2014 . . . Let's Keep "IT" Going!
Between this game and MSU @Wisc, could see a whole game swing either way at the top of the conference. Makes this a big game, hope we play like we can.
I am predicting another big game from GR3.
Winning this game and having MSU lose would be HUGE.
First, hoops. Second, ice.
What time is tip off? Are we missing the game because of this stupid Florida game?
I want to see that Kohl Center fire today.
My cable box won't stay on so I am stuck watching a stream.
End this florida game!!!
I hope Nik brings his game. We'll need it.
Go Blue! Lets get another win!
Thank you bama
Tradition says Iowa will put their struggles aside for today and play well, just as all teams do against Michigan.
It's going to be a tough game.
That's a great start!
Nice start to the game lol
Not sure which dunk was worse, that one or Lenzelle Smith's.
Hit open shots or we're looking at another Indiana game here.
levert. how about guarding marble?
GR3 needs to hustle back when he turns it over like that.
Play defense Caris.
Consecutive turnovers on possessions. That's becoming an issue.
We've seen this movie before.
GR3 get picked from behind with regularity when dribbling upcourt....
LOL at the missed dunk. That dude was likely thinking, "Oh hell yeah here we go! Oh shit..."
Can someone please guard Marble? WTF?
How hard is it to guard him?
out of position defensively
CARIS PLAY FUCKING DEFENSE.
Marble already 3-4 from beyond the arc.
That's twice he's gotten lost on Marble.
OK, this seems familiar...
Cover Marble please and thanks.
Marble looking like yogi...
Put a man on that motherfucker!
Iowa nailing threes and we can't buy one. Who would have thought.
Morgan's shot selection is pitiful
Looks like the old Jordan Morgan is back.
Agreed. That should be a insta- ban.
Not a court engineer
Not hustling back on d and not working hard for boards how do you come out flat for this game?
Not looking good. Looks like the team mistook Iowa for Nebraska.
Is the shittiest defender I have ever seen. I am baffled that we continue to put him on the opposing teams best player. Already given up 3 threes to marble.
Levert letting their best player shoot wide open all game.
Maybe you shouldn't keep giving them numbers by getting beat down the court...
I always have extreme hatred for opposing student sections. I want to fight every guy I see.
joy fuels my rage
Morgan, awful. Bricks a jumper, puts up a terrible one inside instead of kicking out, then gets beat down the floor.
You seem surprised?
Morgan has been playing pretty well this year.
I was afraid of this. But I didn't think it would start this soon.
Please stop leaving Iowa open for endless 3's.
Was on Caris, but not the transition one. He guarded hoop first, as he should
Always turning the ball over!!
Oh it's going to be one of those games.
Man, this team is sleepwalking. Disappointing when they came out so crisp last game.
When is Robinson going to realize he cant create his own shot? Stop Trying!!! Its ends in a turnover or terrible shot every time
I wonder why Walton was pulled so quickly? Did anyone see an obvious screw up?
Quick foul I think. Beilein's last loss to Iowa came when Burke picked up 2 first half fouls in Iowa City, probably making sure that doesn't happen again.
The biggest thing that has to be limited against Iowa is transition. We have already given up some transition opportunities.
Indiana Deja Vu. We can't hit a shot (with bad shot selection, too) and we're not guarding their hot shooter. I don't understand why Caris was helping off of Marble on his last 3.
He was in the right position. Where were the 3rd and 4 the guys back?
Fucking GUARD someone. He's considered our best defender but he is AWFUL in off the ball defense. He always gets sucked too far off his man and he never recovers.
I'd almost ALWAYS have him guard to other team's PG. He can lock someone up with on the ball defense. But he's terrible if his guy doesn't have the ball.
I love this board.... Geez everyone acts like we already lost this game. It's not how you start but how you finish. Let's all panic if we lose
Yep. I am at the lacrosse game watching michigan get its ass handed to itself by PSU. The lax game is a loss
Well, 11 of their points have been wide open 3's & layups. 2 of our misses have been ridiculous shots by JMo. GR3 is moving at 1/2 speed. A midget is handcuffing Nik ... here we go again.
Sometime during the Purdue game we started turning the ball over. It hasn't stopped since then.
If we win, I will be amazed. It looks a lot like the IU game, and Iowa actually is good, so this may not even be close. LeVert is so slow laterally and yet he's constantly matched with our opponent's star. He's afraid to get beat on drives so he leaves wide open 3s.
I hate weekend afternoon road games.
another front page post mentioning LeVert as our best defender I may have a stroke. He is terrible at finding his man in transition and after switches on the defensive end. TERRIBLE!!
Only time the outside snow shot ever matched the weather here in Portland.
They don't have ESPN and I can't use Watch ESPN outside the U.S. Who has a stream?
the Caris and GR3 bashing has started early. Lets see if Stauskas will be criticized for his poor play as of late.
And then Caris does that lol so up and down.
LeVert would like to remind everyone where all of our offense has come from lately.
And they still get a 3. What the fuck.
Really? Four 3's in six minutes?
I love Glenn.
Turn up the open 3 to take a long contested 2.
Gotta weather this early storm
I'd like to say their 3s will stop falling but, that never happened against IU, so, meh.
Didn't we practice against this type of D? Iowa has video of the IU game, right?
Nik can't buy a three anymore
It just always seems like Stauskas is not nearly as good without a guy in his face. Is that a common thing?
He's awful on the defensive end.
Get the fuck back on defense
fuck. this is exatly like the indiana game. fuckfuckfuck
Well, this is just fucking stupid.
So mad i forgot the is
Shitty defense in addition to shitty non-existent offense.
GODDAMNIT THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!!
bad shots. no D. slow on transition. pathetic.
This is fucking AWFUL
We haven't played this bad in 4 years.
Last year's game at MSU comes to mind
Yeah this is a joke.
Our defense is atrocious today. Wow.
Can't stand how Horford will put up a shot every time he gets it in the post. When it's not there, get rid of it Jesus.
Now we can panic... Jesus it's like watching NBA live he is on FIRE
Disgusting bball so far from Mich.
Well, I hope this gets their attention.
I must've missed the Big Ten rule change where it's required for the home team to have one player go bonkers from 3
MAKE A FUCKING SHOT.
the most schizophrenic sport ever.
We just seem disinterested on the road against good teams. So weird.
You mean like Wisconsin and Michigan State?
Wisconsin is not a good team.
Yeah we were extremely disinterested @WISC and @MSU. Can you be more reactionary please?
Nice. Feels like a game from the Brian Ellerbe years.
Devyn Yogi Marble
When no one is guarding u.
Clearly we're not going to win this game.
Hopefully we can just have their lead to single digits by halftime.
Has our team ever heard of anything besides screens? Jesus nobody cuts our rolls or anything.
Pull all 5 guys and go with 5 new guys. This is embarrassing effort.
Put Derrick and Zak in the game. We need Nebraska offensive mojo. Otherwise the final score will look like that game, and you know which side we'll be on.
Has our team ever heard of anything besides screens? Jesus nobody cuts our rolls or anything.
This is last year's MSU game all over again.
is the same team that played Nebraska the other day?
Calm down, run some back cuts on the overplays, watch their shooting % come back to normal and win the game
In the Indiana game. Didn't work.
Offense will be ok but this D has to start getting stops or this will be a blow out.
I'm bummed that Coach B and the team hasn't figured out how to deal with this type of D
Step up Blue!
Walton takes a smart foul and then heads to the bench while Spike plays the next 8 min? I don't get it. Walton's been on fire lately and hasn't been in foul trouble yet this year.
Put in Walton and Irvin, they actually score...
I never understood why so many here wanted Iowa to lose to Ohio. You knew they'd come out pissed off today if that happened. They're desperate for a win now.
Because we need the buffer room in conference losses because we always seem to shit our pants at the worst of times.
I got on to see how the game was going. Guess not too well from the comments.
Looks like another guy on the way to playing the game of his life against Michigan. And it doesn't look like Michigan can beat tight man-to-man.
GR3 is on the bench. I've been calling for Irvin to start over him.
GR3's 8.8 is underwhelming, but sigificantly better than irvin's 6.6
Lol, jk about narrowing their lead.
I hate everything.
This is embarassing.
No way to win with those 3pt percentages
How are these three pointers wide open for Iowa?!
Bad transition d
So we are letting another team get off from outside the arc today. Joy!
Identical to the Indiana game
Wow, this is precisely like Indiana except Yogi Ferrell is split into several people.
- Can't hit a shot to save our lives
- Nik just kind of standing over in the corner
- Iowa is 6-7 from 3
There's a "Stauskas Sucks" chant going now. Hopefully that lights a goddamn fire for him, he hasn't done anything yet.
Well all this nba talk should be squashed now
M is getting doubled up and the starting pg sits for 10 minutes because of 1 foul?
Ya spike isn't really contributing anything right now. Walton had been our 2nd best player during conference play.
I know, so confusing. And Horford is playing like crap too. Shake things up John!!
This^ is indeed a mystery. Seems to be costing us, though last time vs Iowa Spike had a great game.
I was putting off my run but that is far less painful than watching this. Hopefully it brings us some luck. Smell ya later!
Something to the tune of "Defense: Optional?"
Terrible team defense. Someone is napping on every play and Iowa is capitalizing every time.
Can we play any semblence of defense.
"Stauskas sucks" they seem a little bitter he torched them..maybe that'll get him going
More aggressive than GR3
We got that call b/c we're getting our ass kicked. Ref calls that a charge if it's a close game.
Probably not. The new rules have made of nearly impossible for a secondary defender to draw a charge.
Damn time down the court. Gotta stop the bleeding and take the crowd out.
Our perimeter defense is a joke right now. Roy and the iowa white boys are getting wide open looks from 3 and draining most of them.
The struggle is real
3-point shooting.....obviously. We have made 1, they have only missed 1.
More than that tho. They have far more effort today. They are playing right defense and denying stauskas while we leave marble wide open. They are hitting the glass hard and getting second chances off of offensive rebounds while we look like we are wearing cement shoes.
Put Walton back in, and keep Irvin shooting.
I wish we were playing the same Iowa team that played the Buckeyes.
Or that dump of a game against MSU.
BEAT the Hawkeyes c'mon they can keep shooting like this the whole game
They can, and will, if we give them wide open looks all day.
Ridiculous. Iowa can't throw it in the ocean against MSU or OSU, but now they can't miss. Yes, our defense sucks, but they had some open looks in those games and weren't converting. Hell, they went over 13 minutes with a FG versus MSU.
I don't think this team can play zone (1-3-1 or 2-3) for shit. They don't seem to trap hard enough to create turnovers so it ends up being a lot of soft traps and leading to open jumpers.
So much for tempo basketball! Foul... Commercial, Score... Commercial
Our close out D on the 3's is terrible. play some D!
Let's all be angry and travel to Bolivian
6-7 3 pt makes by Iowa. does that qualify as a black swan event according to the SIBMIHHAT?
I fully expected Iowa to come out hot....not 6-7 HOT!!!!! Michigan needs to cut lead to single digits by half....Lots of game left. Just a matter if Michigan makes a game of it OR gets blown out the building.
Hey, we're not getting doubled up anymore!
Absolutely no inside presence. Where the is Morford? God I miss McGary
Get it under 10 at half
remember when Nik was also getting to the basket? he hasn't been as of late which has hurt his outside shooting. Also Dakich made a great point earlier. He's having trouble when smaller guards are defending him.
So he is not even just a shooter anymore. He is... Nothing?
I'm not saying that he's nothing.
Levert scores our last 9 points so he is rewarded by being benched? I'm probably missing something...
About time they call the carry...
Have to keep doing that if they are going to play the passing lanes
"teams have figured out" how to guard Nik. Yet we seem to not have noticed this
They can't miss a shot, even tough ones.
How many tough ones have they had? 2
We just gottta slow it down and play some D. Down 12 with over half the game to go is nbd.
what's his deal lately? He looks so disinterested.
Dumb comment. You should feel bad.
I don't believe that teams all of the sudden figured him out. Halfway through the year. Coaches are smarter than that. I see a lack of effort.
He may make some bonehead plays but he always plays with energy and makes plays when he's not scoring. When Stauskas isn't scoring he doesnt makes plays doing anything else
coaches are smart and they realize what he's likes to do. it's called watching film. but be careful u can't be critical of him around here lol
I understand all that. But he just stands around now. I love Stauskas. I want to see some fire from him.
Team defense, last game give up 50 in the game, looks like they might give up 40+ in the first half. No transition, no help, just bad all around.
Bullshit they can't call that a foul if they didn't call a foul on that Walton drive.
Sure they can, it keeps the B1G race interesting.
And attacking fellas. We're good.
How is that a foul if Walton got destroyed on the exact same play.
I haven't been this pissed off watching a Beilein team in a long time.
I'm going to go cook some bacon and eggs and not watch the reminder of the half. that should turn this thing around.
Irvin! Hope he drains 3-4 straight 3s!
Keep feeding Irvin!
What the shit was that pass?
PASS OF THE YEAR
Irvin tried to drive guys
Is it me or do Iowa fans literally boo every call that doesn't go their way?
I think they just like to boo. They're probably just pissed they have to live in Iowa.
It's not you, the game against MSU was ridiculous. They boo'd after every single whistle.
They do the same thing in football. A truly terrible fan base.
If we can go into the half down by less than 10 we'll be in pretty good shape.
The problem isn't the other team making threes, it's how open the shots they take are. Can't complain when they make wide open looks.
Maybe we should all go to the other open thread...
But hurt Iowa fans booing Stauskas.
To go work in ball handling so badly. It's sad
Just gets to the damn basket
Wow. Irvin has been lights out for days. Keep em out!
Irvin making buckets!
Keep shooting Mr. Irvin. Never stop shooting
Seems like we should be down by more. good job Irvin!
Our only hope to win this game
Was yelling at GR3 "DON'T DRIBBLE!!!" Then he got it to Irvin. Whew
Manny Harris will have more playing time in NBA than GR3 ever will
That 8-0 run wasn't the run we deserved, but it was the run we needed.
Irvin is getting better and better.
Woooooo baby!!!! Keep it here going into the locker room
god, i wish he would play some better D to steal GRIII minutes
and I love it
Dakitch is like a basketball version of Matt Millen
Their 3s are automatic and it sickens me.
Somebody needs to check Devin Marblecake
Wow. Nice shot. That's all.
Marble open again
Even with a hand in his face
Get a hand in marbles face?
Maybe Irvin will finally get the minutes he deserves after this game.
If not for one player being ridonkulcous from 3, we'd have a respectable lead on the road
He is basically in shoot around right now. Why don't people realize that decent college players will make these shots when given good to great looks
Because of games like 3-20
Just like Stauskas makes all of his open looks? I hate this argument. Decent college shooters do not hit open looks all the time. He is on fire today. Tomorrow he might miss most of his open looks. Open looks are not automatic buckets even from great shooters.
Easier to get on fire when your first looks of the game are open. Get in a rhythm, stay in a rhythm.
And he hits another. And it was open
Nice finish by Irvin!
Irvin not just a shooter!
spectating again on D
Go for the fucking rebounds!!!
He has arrived
Guess zebras are going to let a lot of contact go on drives.
I kind of like this line up.
Levert, Stauskas, Irvin, GR3 and Morgan.
It seems like, at this point, foul him and make him make all 3 free throws versus giving up the shot. I may be in the minority on that.
Well he missed one so hopefully he is cooling down.
Are these the worst referees in the history of basketball? How many times have ours guys gotten knocked to the ground with no foul called, but when M is playing defense, one of our guys just touches an Iowa player and they calla fucking foul?
They can't call a charge inside the circle so unfortunately that was going to be either a block or a no call.
Some people just don't understand rules.
Oh no. I understand the rules. I've been watching basketball for 21 years.
Pretty sure he was hacked multiple times on that drive
You really think we are losing due to refs? How about not guarding the 3?
I can't see in my post where I said that. Will you please show me?
Walton in the game please.
Shit. They just don't get back after a made FG. Sickening.
I know his son plays for Michigan now but I still can't stand Dan Dickitch as a commentator
Iowa doesn't normally play this well on defense. Typical that they would wait until the Michigan game to do this.
I'd rather hear spielman do our football games than listen to Dakich.
1-3-1 coming soon
Irvin will put us back in this game. Book it.
Where the fuck is Horford on that? He's at the 3 pt line when Woodberry gets an offensive board?
That was a major foul.
Are they booing the possesion arrow?
Horford hasn't given great minutes the last few games.
this game could be over soon
half ass D under the basket, then stand around and watch another opponent grab the rebound.
Our team just doesn't look physically strong today.
We can't rebound, can't stop them and look lost on offense
18-10 rebounding differential
Horford and Morgan have done nothing this half
3 pt offense is not random against us. We are terrible at guarding the perimeter after 1 ball screen. That means we're vulnerable against ANYONE in the NCAA tourney. Including a 13/14/15/16 seed...anyone who can hoist them.
Hopefully we'll get better at this... Belein save us
Michigan gives up 5 threes per game, not sure how that is terrible
Nice to see our two "NBA" players really contributing today.
thank you for also referencing Nik as well as Glen. Because this board will be never acknowledge when Nik plays like crap or makes stupid plays.
Well, he wasn't nearly as hyped as Robinson and is a fan favorite. Plus, he has dominated and taken over games, which GR3 rarely if ever does.
I still don't see how anyone would draft GR3 in the first round at this point
If the strategy against Nik is to put a smaller faster player on him to stop the crossover, shouldn't he have an advantage shooting and passing over that player?
Way to end thang strong. /s. mope after iowAakes a FG and them f around until u are tied up