One Frame At A Time: Kansas

Submitted by Ace on April 1st, 2013 at 3:26 PM



Oh, would you like actual words? I'm still getting a handle on the Engligh language after this weekend. I will do my best. As always, click the still frames to open each gif in a lightbox. Florida gifs are coming later this week and will be so, so awesome.

This countdown goes to 20 because it had to.

HONORABLE MENTION: Stauskas three and the foul. Hardaway off the high glass. Beilein smile at the end of regulation. Burke foreshadowing one. Burke foreshadowing two.

20. Nutpunch Johnson

Included to remind everyone that Elijah Johnson deserved every terrible bit of his terrible game. Also, if Mitch McGary plays that well every time he gets bopped in the jewels, Bacari Alexander's pregame speeches may take a dark turn next year.

19. Ice

Trey Burke drilled (another) deep three to give Michigan the lead in overtime. He reacted as if he'd just picked up a carton of milk at the grocery store.

18. Found A Friend

Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III have been playing together since AAU ball. Yeah, you can probably tell.

17. Big Puppy Becomes Little Duncan

No big deal, just a freshman center swishing a baseline turnaround over arguably the nation's best shot-blocker. In overtime. In the Sweet Sixteen.

Is it too late to call him "More Than Just A Hustler™"?

16. Routine Layup

Whatever he does this all the time it's not even that cool anymore let's move on.

15. Okay, His Teammates Still Think He's Pretty Cool

Burke's go-ahead 20-foot stepback in overtime, well, it impressed his friends:

Jon Horford reads the "Tao Te Ching" in the locker room but Trey Burke blows his mind.

14. GRIII Steal + Slam

Lost in the aftermath of Burke's heroics and McGary's monster game were a couple of enormous plays made down the stretch by GRIII. This steal and effortless transition to a one-handed slam cut Michigan's deficit to eight, then...

13. Mad Scramble Reverse Layup

...he cut the KU lead to three with a heads-up snatch of a loose rebound followed by a very difficult reverse finish over Jeff Withey. Unsung hero of the weekend, that guy.

12. So Fresh, So Clean

All's well that ends well, so instead of rage-twitching upon seeing this I can appreciate McGary's should've-been block for being cooler than Freddie Jackson sippin' a milkshake in a snowstorm.

11. Max B Chest-Thumpin'

As you'll see, this Max Bielfedt Reaction To Trey Burke Being Incredible isn't even the best Max Bielfedt Reaction To Trey Burke Being Incredible from this game.


CBS only aired a half-second of Michigan's pregame huddle, but it was the best possible half-second.

9. Trey Burke/Corey Person Celebration

Uh oh. It's getting dusty.

8. Hugging Bandies

These spring allergies are the worst.

7. Elated John Beilein




5. Blue Shirt Guy/Dead KU Lady

Just to be clear, Blue Shirt Guy is a Michigan fan—the full video shows him elated after briefly losing complete control of his limbs, mind, and most likely soul following Burke's game-tying shot.

This Kansas lady, though...

...yeah, she dead.

4. The Growl

Burke, post-shot. Do not play around with that guy.

3. The Yell


2. The Bench

Max Bielfeldt's face is perfect, as is Matt Vogrich playing air guitar on the far right.

Broadcast angle of the bench is also pretty incredible:


Every March from now until forever, we get to relive this shot. Yes, please.


What Are Your Frames Of The Game? free polls 


1989 UM GRAD

April 1st, 2013 at 3:46 PM ^ the best.

That's a smile born of 35 years of climbing the ranks, doing it the right way, finally being rewarded for his efforts, and having the "he can't get past the Sweet 16" perception lifted.

What a great moment for him.

Michael Scarn

April 1st, 2013 at 3:47 PM ^

Guy behind Bacari on the regular broadcast view of Trey's shot is fat, happy, and wearing a very strange colored shirt to be that happy about Michigant tying the game. 

Dutch Ferbert

April 2nd, 2013 at 9:48 AM ^

...are the same ones Withey is asking himself. That's what makes #17 so addition to seeing Withey eat crow after trash talking Mitch's game to the media.

I honestly do not think Mitch had this earlier in the year and that he has just developed these moves through practice and game experience.

I just cannot wait until he becomes a shutdown defender too. It will happen. He works too hard for him not to do it.


April 1st, 2013 at 10:59 PM ^

I love how his reaction after the shot actually goes in too.  He stares at Trey like he just did something very, very wrong. 

It started with the Northwestern game at Welsh-Ryan, but now I always look to see opposing fans begrudgingly rooting for Trey/clapping out of sheer awe of some of his more athletic plays.  If I'm not mistaken, you can see some non-Michigan fans cracking some smiles or turning and going "wow...." in the chest pounding GIF on the bench.


April 1st, 2013 at 4:07 PM ^

but I gave my vote to Elated John Beilein, because, c'mon... we don't see Coach smile enough - especially not like that!


EDIT: I should've refreshed after watching all of them to see there were already comments about Coach's smile... they weren't there when I started 


April 1st, 2013 at 4:05 PM ^

Okay, so I've heard various estimated distances on the "Trey" on radio, TV, online, etc...  anywhere from 27 to 30 feet.  Has anyone done the analysis to see how far it really was?


April 1st, 2013 at 10:07 PM ^

Okay, I went and took a look at a few different angles and came up with my estimate for the length of that shot ...

First, I estimated Trey is about 3 feet past the coaches box and about 5 feet inside the sideline.  If there are some better angles where someone thinks they have different estimates, please let me know.

Based on this, I came up with this diagram.

With this crude estimate I see the shot as 32' 7" ...!!!  (Unless my rudimentary math is wrong!)

Ali G Bomaye

April 1st, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

I love Timmy's expression in the background of the nutpunch gif.  It's like he knows exactly what is going to happen and he can't believe what he is seeing.


April 1st, 2013 at 5:19 PM ^

Best edition of One Frame At A Time ever.

The Yell and The Growl should be in every NCAA 2012-2012 highlight reel.  Overwhelming emotion.

Ace, you did an incredible job of finding even the hidden GIFs amongst the life-alteringly monumental ones.  The Kansas lady, Corey's halftime dance, etc.  Great work.

Marley Nowell

April 1st, 2013 at 6:31 PM ^

He is the ultimate Glue Guy for this team.  He does whatever dirty work needs to be done to win, with a few earth shattering dunks thrown in for good measure.


April 1st, 2013 at 11:33 PM ^

Can we please talk about how much air JBart is getting in #5?! He looks like he's treading water. It also sort of looks like he's trying to kick the basketball after it goes in. Love it.