Thanks Nik. Needed that basket.
"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
Thanks Nik. Needed that basket.
Fucking slam him to the court when he bring that shit in the lane
We are going to get beaten by 30 by MSU.
The entirety of our offense consists of long twos. Its horrible
Thanks for that hard-hitting analysis.
Just another game where I'm hoping the team can cut the deficit to single digits by half.
Gotta get some shots inside 17 feet.
We are taking godawful shots.
We've devolved into shooting contested threes. This one is done. Sickening
More like contested long-twos.
Turning this off at half time unless we make a run. I'd rather go the library than watch this.
I blame the guy who let his dad go golfing!
Starting to really have an Iowa feel to it. This isn't the time of year to just stop showing up for big games.
They just called that a foul. I'm done. Switching to radio so at least I don't have to see this travesty
Beat the Badgers!
each defender of ours getting abused big time by each wisky guy. gasser has been the only quiet guy but i think even he drained his only 3.
getting "out toughed" by this wisky team is an absolute joke.
The 3rd period of Canada-Finland is starting. At least that game is competitive.
Might as well sit the starters and play the bench. Hell, they may actually keep it closer.
Why can't Jordan Morgan get a rebound? How is it that I learned how to box out in Junior high school but nobody on Michigan knows this? We play horse with everyone but when they shoot well, we get blown out. Weekends have been our curse for 3 weeks now.
I hate to say it, but if we get any closer than 8 from here on out, I'll be surprised. Wisconsin owns the boards and drains the clock. Perfect style for holding leads. We let this one get away too early and too far. Seems like we expected them to roll over because we rolled them pretty well the first time. Oh well, now my expectations for a long tournament run have been tempered.
Even after the past four games, the lack of hustle is shocking.
comeback starts now
is, to be nice about it, not a very good player. He's crazy undersized to guard Wisconsin's center, but he has apparently given up on offense. He should've gone pro last year-- the Flint Tropics would have loved to get him.
RGIII is a beast. The Redskins just suck.
my bad. RGIII would probably be a better college basketball PF than GRIII at this point.
Wisconsin looks nothing like they did a month ago - we aren't getting nearly as many good looks offensively
Well, I think it's pretty obviously that Michigan is going to embarrassly lose this game.
Yeah you're right. Turn your computer off too while you're at it. There's no point in you being on the open thread either.
and all will be well. Assuming that is, that coaches cover that whole "defense" thing at the half
But when does some of this blame get put on Beilien and the coaching staff. We continuously come out slow, cannot defend and are almost always either out of position for rebounds or don't crash the boards at all. Honestly, what are they working on during the week? Its the same problems that come up time and time again. That to me speaks more of coaching than player ability.
The blame for being first in the best conference in basketball? In sure Beilein will take that blame all day long.
Michigan has vastly overachieved this year.
Wisconsin was ranked #3 in the country for a reason. This is the game we expected to see at the Kohl Center.
I'm not saying I'm not upset, but Wisconsin is a very good team. A better team on an individual level. Their offensive efficiency stats have been through the roof all year and we have not been a good defensive team all year. This shouldn't be shocking.
So many stupid turnovers
Owned by Dekker. Again.
we have a smaller quicker lineup. yet everyone of their guys drives by ours like it's nothing.
Wisconsin is just hustling more. This is a rout.
That play by Dekker really shows the difference in effort
It's been a great year for ruined weekends between football and these last three weeks of basketball
Hold on to the dang ball
We haven't been the same for almost a month now. I think we peaked too early. Hope they get the killer instinct back in time for March.
Holy shit they might not break 20
Sometimes I feel like our team doesn't talk at all. We get the ball knocked out from behind atleast once per game when all someone has to do is tell the ball handler he has pressure.
We're panicking. Underneath the covers, we're still a young team.
I don't want to watch them lose by 15 to Wisconsin at home. I will watch the score and return if it gets within 10. Good day guys! Go Blue.
you should be expecting that pass of the screen. good lord.
GRIII will be back next year. No way he is drafted in the first two rounds. "Athletic" only gets you so far. For a guy with wheels, he really moves poorly on defense.
We need to figure out how to defend bigs by denying them the ball in the first instance. Once they get it low, we are neither big nor strong enough to stop them. Get better at this fast, or we'll need to shoot 60+% to beat Sparty
about GRIII, in that people think he's fast. He's not. He's got a slow first step on offense and doesn't have quick feet on defense. Notice that he usually guarded by a guy much larger and seemingly slower than him, but he can rarely get into the lane. Part of that is his weak handle, but part of that is his speed. He can jump high and has some good moves to finish once he's at the rim (not just dunks, but lay-ups around defenders and so on), but he isn't a complete athlete who can just out outrun, outjump, and outmove guys.
Just tuned in. This is brutal. This team might might be done for the year.
So basically this is Wisconsin's best half of the season coupled with our worst half of the season. Cool beans.