March 10th, 2012 at 5:42 PM ^

Everything we are getting is forced. Hard away is in that zone he gets in where everything is forced. We are seeing Burke play like a freshman for almost the 1st time this year. At what point do we just give Zack the green light to pull when he sees any kind of a window? He is the only shooter with any touch at the moment. It kills me to see us play so flat, and I have too much pride to give into the loser mentality of " we could use the rest" . Hopefully we take this opportunity to learn and still get better, while it isn't ending our season. /vent over

San Diego Mick

March 10th, 2012 at 5:44 PM ^

but I have to give credit where credit is due, ohio has more talent and they're playing way better.

I wish we woulda showed up today, better clean this shit play up for the tourney


March 10th, 2012 at 5:44 PM ^

Not a good performance but let's try to keep things in perspective. One game doesn't exemplify what this team is and has been all year. They still have a very good chance to be a sweet 16 team. And I mean c'mon, Ohio was hitting some shots that don't fall 9/10 times. They just got all the bounces this game.


March 10th, 2012 at 5:46 PM ^

I just can't get over the fact that we're laying this big of an egg in the last game before the tournament. Leaves me with the worst taste in my mouth.

OSU obviously deserves to win but I just wish we could close the gap a little bit. This margin of victory is so embarassing. 


March 10th, 2012 at 5:50 PM ^

This is why you need to take care of inferior teams (i.e. Minnesota last night). If we didn't overexpend ourselves trying to win that game, we would've had a better effort today. 


March 10th, 2012 at 5:56 PM ^

I am not sure why everyone seems so angry and shocked about this.  Yes I wanted UM to win and yes I think we could have won this game, but I dont think anyone would argue that Ohio has considerably more talent than us.  It's just a fact.  That doesn't mean we cant beat them but it does mean that if they blow us out on an off night, it shouldnt be a surprise to anyone.  

It is what it is.  The talent gap will get smaller next year and we'll still have the coach who gets Michigan to play better than the sum of it's talent.  I for one am satisfied with getting a share of the Big Ten title during a season that supposedly was one of the toughest Big Ten's in recent memory.

The only thing that really disapoints me about this game is that Michigan never really made any sort of run in this game to get with in 10 or something.  Ohio just trouced us from start to finish.  You can blame it on being tired, just not having a good day or Ohio being extremely motivated, whatever.  But there should have at least one little run today that we can smile about.


March 10th, 2012 at 6:15 PM ^

I can't argue that Ohio objectively has more talent.

Still, it was borderline unbearable to hear the CBS coverage speak as if Michigan had no business winning a share of the B1G title.  I realize we got housed in this game, but there was zero consciousness on the part of the announcers that we beat OSU a few weeks ago, and that MSU split with us as well, as if they hadn't watched us once all year.

Infuriating.  What's worse is that our single game performance did nothing to shake their foregone conclusion.



March 10th, 2012 at 6:01 PM ^

I love whoever is marking anything remotely negative as trolling. Guess can be a diehard fan and be disappointed in the game without being a troll. It's called being realistic. It's not like people are flaming the players or coaches. 

I also love that OSU is still shooting early in the shot clock and taking threes. Classy move, guys! 


March 10th, 2012 at 6:03 PM ^

today that makes me think we making past the 1st fucking round. not 1 god-damn thing.  I have seen more heart from junior high girls than these guys today.  I see hustle from Novak and Burke and no one else.   just a lot of standing around and losing lose balls, not boxing  out, getting the ball stripped by smaller players, air-balling 12 ft jumpers, thorwing up desperation 3's.  The gap in athleticism is painfully obvious. we made these guys look like an NBA team today.  No balls, no heart, nothing today. I feel bad for JB. That guy and his staff coach their asses off.  Actually pretty impressive that we got a share of the BIG.  And I am not discounting the accomplishments of this team so far this yr.  But man, it really sucks to get our asses kicked by these guys