MI vs. Syracuse Open Thread

Submitted by zxcvbn on November 26th, 2010 at 7:49 PM

So the 3-0 Wolverines face their first test tonight as they take on the highly rated Orangemen of Syracuse. Syracuse has struggled their last two games, and the young Wolverines hope to catch some luck against a good Big East team.

 

The game is on HDNet also, so if you have an online stream, that would be helpful.

Comments

bacon1431

November 26th, 2010 at 9:01 PM ^

Kris Joseph is playing a great game. I remember when Amaker was recruiting him as an underclassmen and up through his junior year I believe. He's a good one, and Canadian at that.

FGB

November 26th, 2010 at 9:01 PM ^

I'd be pretty dissatisfied at how Michigan is outhustling them to rebounds.

And if I were a Syracuse fan who was also aware of how atrocious Michigan is at rebounding, I'd be flat-out disgusted.

MGoBender

November 26th, 2010 at 9:09 PM ^

Yup.  Mea culpa.  He's had a weird game though.  Several weird decisions, only 4 points*, but some sneaky passes as well.

* I love how the PBP guy said of Morris' last bucket "It's been a long dry spell in between buckets for Morris...".  Hasn't he scored the last two buckets for Michigan?  Or two of the last three maybe.

MGoBender

November 26th, 2010 at 9:18 PM ^

Meh, I think they've (refs, announcer's views of calls) have been pretty spot on.

The Smotrycz block wasn't a ton of contact and maybe could have been let go, but you can't argue it as a foul either.

Syracuse is being agressive w/ the ball, and as a result they've drew more fouls.

MGoBender

November 26th, 2010 at 9:21 PM ^

44-42 Cuse.  Cristian w/ off ball foul.  7th team foul.  Cuse goes to the line and misses first.

Rebounding foul on Cristian, Cuse again misses front end of 1 and 1.  Mich can't find a bucket again.

Still down 2 w/ 6:20 to go.

FGB

November 26th, 2010 at 9:20 PM ^

is really bad.  He's a very smart guy and his commentary on the halftime shows is good, but he's been terrible at color commentary tonight.

Plus he seems to love all the terrible calls going against Michigan

MGoBender

November 26th, 2010 at 9:30 PM ^

Cuse splits at the line.

50-45 cuse w/ 2:27 to go.

Mich ball, Morgan draws shooting foul.  Misses first, makes second.

4pt game.

TO Syracuse, up 4 with 1:59 to go.

bacon1431

November 26th, 2010 at 9:30 PM ^

Morgan needs to be going up strong like that all the time. I don't care that they've got a couple 7 footers or they've blocked a couple shots. Not going to get to the line if you don't attempt to put it in the basket.

MGoBender

November 26th, 2010 at 9:33 PM ^

Ugh terrible possession.

Morris needs to stop acting like a Freshman.  This is his second year running point.  Trust your teammates.

51-46 Cuse w/ 28.5 sec to go.