The Burke steal!

Submitted by artds on March 3rd, 2013 at 9:39 PM
This was a classic play that has to rank up there with others in the Michigan-MSU series such as the Douglas 3-pointer, the Manningham TD and the Dileo reception/Gibbons FG. What other little-brother-beating plays belong in this group?

Edit: For clarification, I'm referring to the steal on Appling which led to the game-winning basket, although the steal on Harris was arguably just as important.

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Dilithium Wings

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:42 PM ^

I was texting my girlfriend the updates and had my head down and just remember the announcing yelling and crowd cheering and seeing Trey soaring in the air. What a play by the best player in the country.

MGoBender

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:51 PM ^

I was texting my girlfriend the updates and had my head down and just remember the announcing yelling and crowd cheering and seeing Trey soaring in the air. What a play by the best player in the country.

Wait, you weren't watching the final seconds of the game so you could text your girlfriend? I know people are addicted to their phones, but holy shit, it could wait for 20 seconds. It's not like she'd know the difference.

Paps

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:48 PM ^

For some reason this sticks out to me, but Michigan is up 5 with like :15 to go on MSU, who just drilled a 3. Morris gets the inbounds pass under the MSU basket, splits a double team, he goes behind the back around a MSU player, and then in the same motion, around the back AGAIN, head fakes one player, splits another double team in the paint, and finger rolls the layup in.  Smooth as silk. Game. Over.

MKEblue

March 4th, 2013 at 9:13 AM ^

Watching Hardaway in that video reminds me a lot of LeVert this year: has a nice stroke when we gets going, has some quickness on the dribble, and skinny as a rail. I'm really hoping LeVert develops into a more consistent weapon. He made a great argument for himself last night picking up Stauskas' extra minutes.

gwkrlghl

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

I'd love it if someone just made a compilation video of all of those things...repeating over and over for 10-20 minutes, maybe with some interludes of Brian's Brady Hoke chinese intrsument video

MGoLifer

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:54 PM ^

It was amazing. I was lucky enough to be right behind the Michigan bench, and I swear there was a second of disbelief from the crowd, a collective gasp if you will, until Trey started dribbling the other way...and then it just went nuts when he slammed it homed. 

I don't know where it ranks, but man was it a great play, and might have saved our season.

Belisarius

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

Same with me. I was texting my sister, who'd been groaning about the officiating all night, after the McGary TO. Then I looked up: glory.

Paps

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

Also Zack Novak going OFF against MSU on the road in 2011.  Michigan down 6-0, Novak 3, and the foul. made the FT. Michigan down 16-11, Novak 3. Next possesstion for Michigan, down 16-14, Novak 3.  Next Michigan possession, up 17-16, Novak 3. Finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds, and went 6 OF 8 FROM THREE!!! 

Michigan Eaglet

March 3rd, 2013 at 9:58 PM ^

Perfect play to come back from that previous possession and just a great way to get everyone back into the game and just epitomized our rise from being the second teir basketball team in the state to finally asserting ourself as an elite force in the Big Ten.

dc22

March 3rd, 2013 at 10:01 PM ^

That was a great swing of emotion from being extremely disappointed (about giving up a big lead at the end of regulation and the best case scenario being OT) to going wild with ecstasy.

MGJS SuperKick Party

March 3rd, 2013 at 10:19 PM ^

Good point. Braylonfest was unbelievable. I remember the people I was with wanted to leave when state went up 17. They still thank me today for making them stay (it was before I could drive myself to the games)

Today's steal(s) were absolutely unbelievable. By far my favorite plays of this basketball season. The alley oop then slapping the floor/firing up the crowd was pretty great as well.