Holy fuck someone please box out
Wisconsin versus Michigan - open thread
Hard to box out when they can shove is out of the way
You don't win games like this when you show up unprepared. Major let down and this one really hurts.
I feel like I am really really stupid for letting a group of College Students ruin my day. Its just a fucking game, but man sometimes its really depressing.
is more understandable because each game has an immediate consequence in regards to national title hopes and the like.
For basketball it shouldn't get you down. This is one game. we'll get in the tournament, and from there who knows?
drive into Michigan on offense without fear of any offensive fouls. Makes it tough given our style of play but we need to figure this out. Will be a different game in the NCAA tournament though.
We had our chance. Walton can't afford to miss a wide open 3 today.
of effort I would have thought this team would bring with so much on the line
over the last 4-5 games. When the going gets tough, the tough play freaking defense. That is the one thing you can always crack up when the shots aren't falling. This team does not seem to have the ability to do that very often.
Tiem to shoot all the 3's
Tiem to shoot all the 3's
Tiem to shoot all the 3's
Triple post, from downtown. YHESSSS!
Trading baskets. This sucks.
Timely triple post
no more working the ball around. first quick good look, shoot it.
I dont care that it went in that was a terrible shot by GRIII
to feed off our negative energy. worse we play, more clutch he is
Time to cut it to single digits here.
ove rthe back on virtually every rebound
Let's get it to single digits here, and then pick up our intensity on the glass.
Bright spot: it's pretty clear Robinson and Nik aren't surefire nba material yet. They could well be back next year, and so could the big guy.
I'd honestly rather not have GRIII back.
with the quick shot. maybe finding a rhythm now.
what a joke of an offensive foul call.
They have been doing it all game.
Refs gotta call a foul on one of those drives right?
They finally called one that didn't look like a foul.
We have started having so few fouls called for us that we are in the negative now. They are giving phantom offensive fouls now.
We need to learn how to fall down.
move up and down the court with some speed.
Also, c'mon zebras. Call it same way at both ends.
I'm more worried about Levert leaving then I am anybody else.
Jesus. Three fouls on the rebound/ drive. At least they called the fourth one.
Keep it up boys! Need to keep getting stops!
not a reach in?
These refs suck. It's like they came out of a time machine from two years ago
Seriously fuck this Kaminski guy
HE FUCKING WALKED!!!!
just lost all moomentum
ugh, interior D. Noooo
followed by forced, contested 3
Wisconsin is having their way with us and the refs are happy to help. And then when they do call a foul on wisconsin its a phantom foul against caris. goddammit
Another terrible shot from Stauskas.
how is that a foul on Horford?!?!?!
The refs have nothing to do with why we're getting punked. Michigan has been slow and tentative all day.
Agreed about us being bad, but we're not getting much help form the refs. Wisconsin can do whatever they want on defense and we're not built to play that way. Although this half the physicality we're showing seems to be the reason for our nascent comeback
This game is being called to allow Wisconsin to play their game when Michigan is better with a more wide open game.
So I was just able to get a score update and tune in right now. Why are we down 11?
One team came out ready to play... one team didn't.
to keep his hands up.
he keeps shoving him out of the way. He was never touched on the shot.
Yeah J Mo.
nice that we are working it inside; hope this leads to some more open looks from the three point line.
starting to get after it a little. complete the 3 big guy and cut it under 10.
Great play by Morgan! But I was so scared when ge didn't go to the hoop immediately
We just had a commercial for a company called Kaminski. Come on! Give me a break during commercials please
If momentum is a real thing we seem to have it right now.
If momentum is a real thing we seem to have it right now.
we're within striking distance if we could just play some fuggin defense
didn't call a foul. wow
Jesus for a minute I thought they were callin a walk on JMo
What was that shot?! Was that a pass to the rim?
how bout a little help?
Grabbing Stauskas arm isn't a foul there?
I couldn't tell but it looked like he grabbed his arm.
Nik coulda had that reb if wasn't complaining
heating up. he always seems to play better in the 2H.
keep feeding him
We get it down to 9 and can't get anything going after that
bad day to go cold
Bad day for Irvin to lose his touch
Love it when we all get out of the opponent's way to allow them an easy lay-up.
Ugh need Irvin to hit one of these.
Wisconsin bitching after every call is getting really old.
At least we are in the bonus now.
People still complaining that Irvin should be starting ahead of GR3? Missed wide open 3, then watched a guy take a layup on defense...
Gotta have better to complete this comeback
We need to make anouncers talking about Spike and the Kate Upton thing a drinking game. Unless it already is one.
Comeback or no, fuck winsconsin. I'm glad we're showing some life in the second half, but even if we don't pull it out, I hate these badgers. and bo ryan is the worst
Even I'm getting tired of the Spike asking Kate Upton out story. They need to give it a rest.
Nick: Just a Shooter.
Spike: Just a guy that asked Kate Upton out.
LeVert cant miss FEEEEED HIM
he's fun to watch
D stop now
We would be way out of it without him.
I love lervert today, but I don't like this particular line up
only levert can do anything
will one of you it a shot. at least 0-10 now.
Damnit. We are stuck at 9 again.
Irvin hasn't been close today.
Irvin is aboslutely killing me... That's the shot we take in a crucial possession?
levert ballin out
keep up that D intensity now
Now lets go for 5
These reach ins from Wisconsin.
gets hacked on every drive. call something refs.
There is no way they are not fouling when they reach in everytime Levert is driving.
better get a TO coach zombie!!!
and now we have a ballgame
Lets do this now.
crowd carry us home. Keep getting stops on D!!!
time to do your part to make this a tough place to win
Wow - what a comeback. Levert is ON FIRE
LeVert = Gumby that is my new nickname for him
oooooooh....if GR3 can stay hot we got this
Time for the fans to take over and help put thechoke collars on Wiscy.
Last several times down, W looking like they are just trying to burn clock.
Nice job guys, continue to get stops on defense and we can take this over.
get 3 stops in a row. do it. do it.
due to hit a dagger 3
Only being 5 points down is better than being 9 points down #indepthanalysis
Wisky is going to go back to try slamming it back down low. I hope we have an answer this time.
Well, if nothing else, you have to admire this team's resilience. They didn't go away like they did against Iowa.
If LeVert adds some more bulk like he did this past offseason, he is going to be awfully hard for most defenders to keep from getting to the hole next year. He's forced a couple today, but overall is making good decisions and has been the one guy that has played aggressively all game. Well done so far.
Well played, sir
let's get the crowd nuts!!
We. Are. Winning. This. Game.
Fuck Bo Ryan, Fuck Wisconsin Basketball, We are planting a damn dagger in their guts and we are winning this damn game.
has been the one brutal guy for wisky. keep chuckin dude.
let's hit these Caris.
Alright time to do some free throw magic.
We're in the Bonus. Time to milk that hard.
which should help.
LeVert is beasting. As he draws that second guy, Walton/Stauskas should get some open looks here.
for a quick bucket. Come on Walton, late game moments are yours.
finally a call. and it only took Traevon Jackson trying to initiate a wrestling match to get it, too
Look how much contact refs allowed before calling the foul.
lol Wisky doesn't even know how to defend LeVert now
I knew he was shooting well too, but just now realized he was 5 for 5 from 3. Dude's having himself some kind of game.
It was nice to see GRIII pumping up the crowd and stuff.
I don't know if we'll necessarily win but it's fricking incredible we're back in this game.
Wisconsin still only has one turnover in the game. Thats remarkable
Kaminsky chicken wings the post defender every time and never gets called for it
we deserved that
Why do they get calls on every drive?
We need to keep moving the ball on offense and not settle for bad shots.
Need to continue to get stops.
I like that foul, deny the path to the basket.
Thought that was in.
a decent call
HAHAHAHAHAHA Dekker screw you
GR - DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Take over. Help Caris out.
There is such a thing as an offensive foul. I said they need to learn to fall.
come on guys
Why the long two Walton?
Yikes, that was ... not a very good shot.
Walton and Irvin with 0 points today, need some offense from those guys if we want to complete this comeback.
Where is Nik???
At the FT line
Crap. Back up to 7. They keep getting inside.
Morgan has been Wisky's bitch all day. A statue.
Gr3 didn't help out with any help D there either. Just stood there and watched.
I know the long two got us back into this game, but can we take better shots now please?
As good as he was against OSU, he's been that bad here today.
THAT WAS SOME BULLSHIT
Ugh Kaminsky just getting anything he wants down low.
HE FUCKING HOOKED HIM!
I'm about over these damn officials!
Oh, they call THAT one.
Fuck Kaminsky. Dude hooks everytime he gets the ball in the post.
Front the fucking post.
big oaf gonna win them the game. shame.
fuck kaminsky. fuck that guy
Where's grIII with the help
I really really really hate this Kaminski guy
I want to Falcon Punch him.
CAN WE NOT DOUBLE 44!?
Give some fucking help on him under the post!
Fisher's teams used to be really good at this.
If the player has to look at the ref to know if it was a shooting foul then it probably wasn't a shooting foul.
for fuck sakes.
Really. Just foul him hard. Why not at this point in the game? It's a sure 2 (or 3) right now.
Even Coach looks so tired. Exhausted.
I'm at a loss on that call. Kaminsky chicken winged horford who didn't touch him.
Our defense makes kaminsky look like kareem
or doubling to them. Our guys are not big enough, strong enough or good enough at defense to do anything else. Does it mean giving up some open three looks? Probably. Just brutal to watch; worse to think about what Payne is gonna do to us.
Damn we cannot stop Kaminsky ugh.
Double team! They aren't making any shots. Commit to him hard.
What the Hell. You could see it from here that he hooked Horford. That is an Offensive Foul
Nik had to help there
seriously, double kaminsky and let them take threes while ahead
Well, it's time to hit 3's or this game will be out of reach with our inside D.
they are going to go into full "air out of the ball" mode now.
This is one of those surprisingly rare games where we're getting exposed for not having any good interior defenders. I've never understood why teams with competent bigs don't go after us more in the post than they do - maybe bad coaching or the teams don't play smart offense for whatever reason. But it's been a long time since we've had much of anyone that we could stick down low and count on him to hold off a good scoring post player one-on-one.
The kids only played for 20 minutes today. No defense for Kaminsky on the block. Neither the kids nor the coaches were ready for today. Now we have to sit for a week and stew about it until next Sunday. Nice schedule Big Ten conference.
Kaminsky kinda looks like a white ogre.
Do we just forget to practice this??? There is never any hustle for rebounds and everyone is always backing away from the hoop on shots!!! Why does everyone constantly bail out around the rim every time the ball is shot???!!!!
Is going to have the same success next Sunday.
Stauskas a no show today.
He's making bad decisions today and forcing things.
THere was such an easier pass to the guy next to him.
it seems so long ago that he was good
shoot the fucking ball nik jesus
At least we get him back next year
5 point swing. That might be too much to overcome.
Wisconsin with the dagger 3, that's about game.
awol.. likely ball game there. TO then a 3.
game over. hey, glad we showed some life but we're not coming back from this again
NBA. Whatever. Nik? My mother wouldn't make that pass
Ball game and Big Ten. Thanks for playing.
Got smoked down low. How many points in the paint do we have.
We have 12 paint points to their 32 (lol).
Stauskas just gave the game away. Can we please stop bashing GR3 and slurping Stauskas now?
as did irvin and walton.
GR3 played awesome!
This is what happens when you only show up for a third of a game...
Stauskas - why didn't you take a wide open 3? Instead - game over.
Welp that's gg.
worked very hard to get back in this game, then got dumb on offense and lazy on D. That's what happens when you get down 18 to a top 25 team.
Too little, too late, too young. Nik's turnover just then closed the door for us.
game. good effort in the 2nd half at least.
That pass by Stauskas just sybolized this whole game for us. Half ass, lackadaisical effort.
Caris is almost NBA ready. Everyone else needs to learn how to be smart and how to be a leader.
just about do it. Good second half effort, but just didn't have it in the first half. Tip of the cap to Kaminski and the cheesehats
Probably have to win out now if we're to get at least a share.
Dug ourselves in too big a hole today. Can't rely on making big comebacks all the time. If we'd played with anything resembling a sense of direction in the first half, we'd be up a couple buckets now instead of down 11.
Still can't believe they didn't call a hook, that completely changed the game.
They spent two years calling the hook on Webber and now the league is football on a wood floor.
I'd rather have the run in March anyway. It's why Belien's crew is better built for the tounament.
Nik has a Morris GTFOMC moment in Madison and does little today.
How many NBA players are in this game? My thought is 0.
They should try some of the other bigs over hortford, I know they're non extant but at least they don't get thrown around and get in the way better.
I swear to fucking god we lose every single time we play on CBS.
Fuck that station.
We did play a few games there last March and April.
Welp. That probably does it.
HELLO? Look at the clock???
I hope the first half wasn't a case of looking ahead to Michigan State.
If it was, then they'll have to beat MSU now just to stay with them barring a shocker vs. Neb or @Purdue for them
10 second violation plz
How the hell is that not a back court violation?
10 second call!
Fuck that. 10 seconds and that guy was laying on Robinson's back.
0 3pointers by the team other than levert. Just awful
are horrible. That's 10 seconds.
fuck. What the hell
How did Wisconsin end up with the ball? Not only did they stay 10 seconds on their side but was that not a jump ball? The ball was completely in our arms? What the fuck?
he always goes off in the games where he doesn't get enough help from others to win
Fuck frank kaminsky how the fuck is that not a push off
the push off by 44 on the 3.
Lol step back 3 by a fucking oafy 7 footer.
I really fell Spike should be getting PT over Walton....
Did you feel that way when Walton carried us down the stretch against OSU and MSU?
Lol and Kaminsky pushes off on the 3, what a bad possession from the refs.
we are in serious trouble if we cannot figure out how to stop bigs. We are going to have to double to the ball an awful lot more; I just don't see us being good enough at denial for that to be a realistic strategy.
wreck house in about a week
fuck that giant, pasty, stupid looking piece of shit kaminsky. that being said, he's pretty good at basketball
Nice push off on the step back 3. Kaminsky getting Jordan treatment from the refs.
That's what happens when you let a guy get hot by giving him easy fucking buckets all day. Way to gameplan. Hope we enjoy sharing the title with MSU. If that. Jesus.
We aren't sharing the title. Who are you kidding? MSU will win this outright.
Payne is going to have a day next Sunday.
No he won't.
Seriously if that state was nuked
I wouldn't even be mad.
Refs gave Wisconsin 6 points in a critical time. We could have easily overcome this by not shitting the bed for the whole first half, but its still frustrating.
They better work on defense all week. This weak bleep won't fly against Sparty.
It didn't fly today either.
This game was rough. Hope the team can bounce back again. They seem so bi-polar.
Nice effort today guys. Game started at 1.
But Jesus, how many push off's and offensive fouls has Zaminski committed, shoul should have fouled out back in the first half. Its embarassing.
The refs cost is this game. Unreal second half calls. So much for home court.
You can't blame the refs for this.
Not in all, you guys are right. We played awful too except for a ten minute spurt in the second half.
Come on dude. Chalk this loss up to sleep walking through the first half. You can't get down 18 and expect the officials to help you get back in it.
Eh, they certainly didn't help matters. Had all the momentum and within 5 and then boom, 6 points on questionable calls (especially the and 1 called on Horford). Now we never should have been in this situation in the first place if we played a whole game of basketball, but its still frustrating to have calls like that at your own place.
Levert has the game of his life and evrryone else does nothing
We have a week to look at this craptastic film, and figure out how we are going to deal with a big that is about 2x better than Kaminsky. Payne would have gone for 40 against what we put out on the court this afternoon.
Just alternating good and piss poor performances. There's not really an excuse to be down 18 at home though, have to get some offense from Walton and Irvin ... and Stauskas.
He still shows up when nobody else does. He did it @ Duke and Iowa too. Nobody else showed up and this team will not win the B10 this year. They haven't even shown up to play in 3 of the last 5 games. Unfortunate since they were in great position but they haven't wanted it bad enough to play for 40 mins lately.
You fucking Rags
You're a jackass
Why? The team didn't even care for almost a half. We all saw that early effort compared to Wisco's. I'm all for dogging them.
I agree that the game was awful, but here's really no need to say stuff like that. You can be a loyal and devoted fan without being a total ass by saying stuff like that guy did. But, you and him might get along.
is a little rash. Poland is a nice place. Can we just bomb Ohio and call it good? or East Lansing?
What worries me about this team is we could win the B1G and shit the bed like this in the second round of the tourney.
wow, can't believe people are blaming the refs for the lack of defense, lack of shooting, and disappearing act of GR3 and Stauskas
Don't forget Walton, Irvin, and Morgan.
but the "what if" question remains if that shot clock violation had been called properly a couple minutes back. Instead of held ball .
And we're lucky Ohio pissed away that game. Could be 4 out of 5
is regressing towards the mean
Ryan cryin' about now?
wisky, iowa and Msu a few weeks ago. Got my hopes up! Boo expectations!!
but Kudos to Wiscy. They pulled, pushed and generally played their game. Did a great job getting ball in down low, and keeping the tempo of the game where they wanted it. They are putting the wheels back on after a tough stretch. Keep that up and they will be a tough out in the tourney.