February 24th, 2014 at 9:08 AM ^'s not a suspendable gesture like the double deuce, but it probably earns a T if during the game.

What I found most enjoyable really was watching the Sparties get butthurt over the blown kiss and rushing to defend Payne for his own showboating.  Immediately I thought "he's gonna get T'ed up" and the refs did not disappoint.


February 24th, 2014 at 8:35 AM ^

Check out at 1:05:05 on the video(8:57 mark of the game after the refs are explaining what the call is). Izzo tells the refs that "he (Beilein) is b_?_ you guys" and then he totally yells "f*** you" to Beilein.


February 24th, 2014 at 9:07 AM ^

sealed the deal. I thought Beilein worked the refs well yesterday. (And the refs for their part called some early stuff, including on Costello, that helped us.) He chooses his spots, but--also--at this stage he has their complete respect. Wasn't always getting things his way when he first entered the league. 


February 24th, 2014 at 8:56 AM ^

StatSheet had some interesting stuff in their game notes actually...

 - 9 FGs made is a career high for Nik Stauskas

 - When our FG% is 50% or better this season, we are 12-1

 - That was the 7th 20-point game for Caris Levert

 - GRIII has led the team in total rebounds five time this season



February 24th, 2014 at 10:44 AM ^

has shown a tremendous amount of fire and passion in these two games against State.  He nearly blew a gasket at Breslin and probably deserved a T.  Yesterday he was as intense as I can remember in one of these games.


The man has become Michigan through and through, love his passion and his desire to win at Michigan.

kevin holt

February 24th, 2014 at 1:12 PM ^

Every time there's a foul off the ball the commentators groan about "nickel-dimers" or "small change." I'm thinking, there's no way you were watching off the ball in real time, so how do you know? They show a replay and our guy got impeded from cutting in a major way. The immediate reaction is that off-ball fouls are more nitpicky, sure, but they still exist and they can still affect the game if unchecked.