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|1 hour 24 min ago||That first headline freaked||
That first headline freaked me out until I saw that it was from 2015.
|1 hour 28 min ago||I don't know for a fact, but||
I don't know for a fact, but I'd imagine he played in the '89 Virginia game where we won by 37.
|9 hours 25 min ago||Top 5 every year? We didn't||
Top 5 every year? We didn't make the tournament at all from 1980-84.
After that we picked it up (though 1985 and 1986 were probably the only actual top-5 teams entering the tourney) but Frieder was awful in the tournament - five wins in four appearances.
|10 hours 43 min ago||From the headline I assumed||
From the headline I assumed "Woj" was Bob Wojnowski, and was a bit surprised he was breaking news like that.
|11 hours 25 min ago||We beat Wisconsin by 6;||
We beat Wisconsin by 6; that's not a close game?
|11 hours 26 min ago||Well, he is (I'm pretty sure)||
Well, he is (I'm pretty sure) the only Michigan player to see game action in 3 Final Fours.
But yeah, UCLA, Kentucky, Duke . . . there have been others. Christian Laettner played in four in a row.
|11 hours 35 min ago||Eric Riley and James Voskuil||
Eric Riley and James Voskuil were also on the team that whole time. But they redshirted in '89 - Pelinka was the only one to play on all three of those Final Four teams.
|23 hours 18 min ago||That's an interesting point.||
That's an interesting point. The teams definitely shot better at the other end.
(BTW - don't teams change directions in overtime? I thought they did.)
|1 day 12 hours ago||Click on "voting details" at||
Click on "voting details" at the top and you'll get your answer.
I suppose one reason to downvote this would be if you thought the OP pasted too much of the article in the post, instead of just sharing a link.
|1 day 14 hours ago||People love to beat up the||
People love to beat up the "tradition" straw man, but there are practical reasons why some fans (particularly those who have to drive in from long distances) do not want night games. I'm fortunate enough to live close to campus so they aren't an issue to me, but I can understand why someone who has to drive 3-4 hours to A2 might not want one.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I don't think we'll ever have||
I don't think we'll ever have more than one per season. Many ticketholders drive in from fairly long distances and playing a game that ends around midnight is a hassle for them - either they end up driving deep into the night or have to get a hotel. I have a friend who's given up his tickets for two of the three night games for that reason.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm fine just playing them||
I'm fine just playing them (and OSU) during the day.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Does the NFL manage it well?||
Does the NFL manage it well?
I've only been to a couple of Lion games but both times there were some crowd scenes that I haven't seen happen too often at Michigan Stadium - violently drunk people having at it.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Is there a clip of the||
Is there a clip of the technical foul?
|1 day 17 hours ago||I was afraid they were going||
I was afraid they were going to call that on us.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Michigan is one of the best||
Michigan is one of the best FT shooting teams in the country. And yet, we've played numerous games that have been close and/or on the road. So it's a bit hard to buy that a fairly experienced team just suddenly got the nerves last night at the stripe.
|1 day 22 hours ago||If a defender is straight up||
If a defender is straight up and the offensive player leaps into him, that shouldn't be a defensive foul. There also was a play where Robinson bent backwards to avoid contact and still got called. It looked like a case of officials anticipating contact rather than calling what they saw.
|1 day 22 hours ago||The announcers did say||
The announcers did say something like "Boy, I don't know if there was much contact there" - which is about as much as you're going to get from them. Besides giving them 3 undeserved FTs, that was also Robinson's 4th personal.
|1 day 22 hours ago||MLB doesn't really do it for||
MLB doesn't really do it for me either (despite the absurd rule that it decides homefield in the World Series).
These games feel like products of a bygone era, when fans didn't actually have a chance to see star players play very often, so this event was special.
|1 day 22 hours ago||MAAR hit a 3 in one of our||
MAAR hit a 3 in one of our first possessions.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I don't know if it's truly a||
I don't know if it's truly a coin flip. The fact that we - normally - don't foul very much should work to our advantage in OT games, since we shouldn't have too many guys fouling out. That may explain the excellent overall record.
As for 2015, that was the year we had no backcourt depth due to injuries, so playing five more minutes was a challenge. This year, both OT games have been on the road.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I've never liked this||
I've never liked this either/or line of reasoning. The fact that Michigan missed some free throws, box-outs and so on does not mean that the officials weren't atrocious and had a significant impact on the game. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
When John Beilein is coaching in his 339th game at Michigan and in this one, his opponent shoots 30% more free throws than any of his 338 previous opponents ever has, that's something that jumps out at you. Especially when many of those attempts come on downright phantom calls.
You may not know this, if you were at the game, but even the TV commentators couldn't help being perplexed at many of the calls going Minnesota's way. (Actually, I'd imagine that being in an environment that is 95% pro-Minnesota would probably sway your perception quite a bit the other way.)
|2 days 8 hours ago||You know that we won the Big||
You know that we won the Big Ten title outright, reached the Elite Eight and were a last-second 3-pointer away from the Final Four that season?
|2 days 8 hours ago||The bubble is always weak,||
The bubble is always weak, honestly. We got in with .500 Big Ten records in 2009 and 2011.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Probably 20 wins, although||
Probably 20 wins, although getting in with 19 isn't out of the question. Tonight's loss is frustrating because it was a golden opportunity to pretty much seal the deal, with Rutgers coming up next, but we're still in OK shape if we win Wednesday..
|2 days 9 hours ago||I was at the game, the refs||
This is specious reasoning. Michigan entered tonight having committed the fifth-fewest fouls in the country. Minnesota was ranked 56th. One would expect Minnesota to commit a lot of fouls, but not Michigan. And I don't recall any phantom technical fouls called on the Minnesota bench.
As I noted below, before tonight, the most free throws any opponent had ever shot against us in the Beilein era was 31. Minnesota shot 41 (!) tonight. They shattered that record. Meanwhile, we shot 18.
|2 days 9 hours ago||185 in adj defense||
|2 days 9 hours ago||Here's a mind-blower: before||
Here's a mind-blower: before tonight, the most free throws any opponent had ever shot against us in the Beilein era - 10 years long - was 31.
|2 days 10 hours ago||You know it's bad when the TV||
You know it's bad when the TV announcers (who go out of their way to praise the officials nine times out of ten) repeatedly say they have no idea where the foul was.
Duncan Robinson blocks a shot cleanly and gets called for his 4th personal, while Minnesota gets 3 FTs.
A Minnesota guy loses the ball out of bounds and somehow gets 2 FTs.
A Minnesota guy slips and falls and gets 2 FTs.
We get T'd up apparently because an assistant moved a little on the sideline (didn't even go on the court). They get 2 FTs.
And that's just in a stretch of 5-6 minutes.
|2 days 15 hours ago||You use your legs more in a||
You use your legs more in a shot from 20 feet than from 5 feet. When you get fatigued, those shots start coming up short. This happens to us in our 2nd or 3rd BTT game just about every year. I think a team like PU is best suited for the BTT, actually. Tired legs don't really matter when you're shooting from in close.