Michigan Basketball vs. Kansas NCAA Tournament Game 3 Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on March 29th, 2013 at 6:28 PM
I'm sure there will be a Liveblog (because why jinx it?) but here's the Open Thread for this one too (because why jinx it?). From a fine season to a really good one, maybe more. Two down, four to go. Why not us? Time to shock the world. Go Blue!

Comments

Soulfire21

March 29th, 2013 at 9:28 PM ^

It is not our night.  We have to work so hard for every rebound, every loose ball.  We're not "getting the bounces" so to speak.  Throw in our 46% free throw shooting, and that's a big part of it.  Things are coming easy for Kansas, and difficult for Michigan.  I'm not sure what the assignable causes are, but that's my observation.

SDCran

March 29th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ^

This game is playing out about as well as Michigan could hope for. Just losing all the 50-50 plays and can't hit the shots they have made all year.

4:00 to turn it around

KAYSHIN15

March 29th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ^

It been a great season. We just ran into a better team. No shame in that. Trey has given us everything he has, but unfortunately for us, Tourney's just arent his thing...

Mr. Yost

March 29th, 2013 at 9:30 PM ^

People are going to look back and think Kansas shot the lights out. No, we just gave them layups and put backs.

But we could be in this thing. That's what is so frustrating.

If we make some free throws, if we play a bigger lineup, we're right there. In fact, I think we're winning.

GRIII is a very good player, but he's just outsized in this game.

 

Jinxed

March 29th, 2013 at 9:35 PM ^

A bigger lineup wasn't going to fix anything. It was going to clog the paint for Burke and THjr and pretty much play into what Kansas wants you to do. You're not replacing GR3 with Shaq, you're replacing him with Morgan... and Morgan's not going to be able to keep up with Kansas' 4 or move him out of the paint.

Could you just give Coach B the benefit of the doubt? If he thought that there was anything he could do that would improve our chances of winning, trust me, he'd be doing it. He cares more about that W than you do.

Soulfire21

March 29th, 2013 at 9:32 PM ^

The weak press frustrates me.  All it does is take more time off the clock.  If you're not going to commit to the press, don't do it, let the defense get set and let Kansas get the ball back.  We may need those 4 seconds later.

a non emu

March 29th, 2013 at 9:33 PM ^

8 free throws missed and 3 more potential free throws not taken because of missed front ends of 1-1s. Despite being we would still  be in this game if we didn't tighten up and be woeful at the line.

UMMAN83

March 29th, 2013 at 9:34 PM ^

with all that "NBA" talent we came four wins short of a title.  Not bad.  When is the Spring Game?  Potential is one thing ... execution is another. This is an experience and defense issue.  Just too many mistakes at critical times.  If someone leaves for the NBA, that s ion them.