Crisler tonight

Submitted by PeteM on November 29th, 2018 at 12:40 AM

I've had season tickets for 20 years and, while Crisler can get an unfair rap, it isn't always the toughest place to play for visiting teams.  So I was impressed tonight for a 9:30 game to see the place full or close to it, and the crowd going nuts (after the Matthews' dunk it really got going).  It reminded me of some of the battles in 2013 (OSU and MSU especially that year), and the Duke game in 2008. Anyway, it was a great win, this is a fun team to watch and I hope the crowds keep showing up.

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A Lot of Milk

November 29th, 2018 at 12:44 AM ^

The second half sequence of two consecutive thunderblocks was great, the crowd absolutely exploded for that. If they would've gotten a third, I think Dickie V would've gone into cardiac arrest babyyyyyy

jp24elk

November 29th, 2018 at 1:03 AM ^

I was there too! In from Houston today and at the game. I second this... great crowd, into it all night, loud and definitely an awesome atmosphere! Go Blue!

Only minor complaint is so many Michigan fans leaving with multiple minutes left, and that includes tons of the students/young crowd. It's already late, just stick around with the rest of us, even up big with 3 minutes to go. Enjoy this team and show them some love. I do get it though, late game mid-week is tough.

JonnyHintz

November 29th, 2018 at 5:18 AM ^

It’s a Wednesday night and at that point it was after 11 pm. People have jobs and have classes in the morning. I absolutely do not fault a single person for leaving a game early that is already decided.

I live an hour north of Ann Arbor and I get up for work at 4:30 in the morning. If I were at the game I’d have been looking at getting home around 12:30, and by the time I settled in and went to bed it’d be nearly 1 am and I’d be in for a nice 3 1/2 hour cat nap before work. 

If you want students and fans to stick around for a big game, don’t schedule it at 9:30 on a weekday. I get that’s what the TV people wanted, but you can’t bitch about the crowd at that point. People have lives to live that don’t revolve around college basketball and watching the final minutes (which usually take quite a bit longer than a few minutes) of a blowout and then expect them to deal with traffic on top of it.

Games over. Have work or class in the morning, get out of there as soon as you can. 

tybert

November 29th, 2018 at 1:07 AM ^

I can say on TV it gave me goose bumps watching it and hearing the crowd. Dickie V made it better. He is a homer for us as far as I'm concerned. And hearing a guy who can't sing with a darn sing HTTY (Hail to the Victors) was so cool.

Hey...give JH another year before bashing him vs. OSU. JB took over a mess, too. And now we are kings of hoops!

 

GO F-ing Blue!!!!!!!!

1VaBlue1

November 29th, 2018 at 8:11 AM ^

He wasn't so much pimping Michigan as he was acknowledging an ongoing ass-kicking.  He was all over UNC all night, telling us how every kid off Williams' bench was a HS superstar.  He never once said anything like that about Michigan.  And then he sang ND's fight song - for what?  He lost me last night...

BTW, the title is simply "The Victors".

EricSV85

November 29th, 2018 at 1:20 AM ^

The best is when the ref has to pull him aside to warn him, then he just takes that and lights up the court. THEN he keeps running his mouth and finally coach has to have an aside with him, to only have him make more great plays. He and Iggy were exchanging laughs through it all.

1VaBlue1

November 29th, 2018 at 8:15 AM ^

That UNC kid (Leaky Black) had got right in Simpson's face after a bucket, which is why Matthews went over to him.  Black bumped into him, looked at him, then looked and walked away.  Matthews smiled the rest of the night.  Dude is stone cold and had his teammates back!!

But something tells me that Simpson could hold his own in that fight...

Gulogulo37

November 29th, 2018 at 1:47 AM ^

Great to hear. They were saying it was loud and obviously the crowd looked pretty fired up, but it's always a bit hard to tell how loud it really is watching on TV. Depends how loud they wanna make it on the broadcast. They did mention the time no one heard the whistle on the dunk (I think that's the Matthews' dunk you're referring to).

I also don't think I've seen so many famous spectators at a game in Crisler. That has to look good for recruits watching on TV when Crisler becomes a premier basketball destination.