Perkis-Size Me

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:37 PM ^

Love to get the W, especially when its over Little Brother, but it makes the Penn State loss, and especially the Wisconsin loss, hurt even more. I know freak losses like that happen every year in college basketball, but we would never have lost either of those games.

DK81

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:39 PM ^

I said to my dad that burke should have not taken the layup and pulled it out and held for the last shot after that steal but that was just a crazy game theory that comes out of my head during a nerve racking game. Glad he dunked it and we won.

Go Blue!

JimBobTressel

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:42 PM ^

  • I never thought I'd see the day when Crisler gave us a larger-than average home advantage. That place was a madhouse
  • McGary!!!!!11!!1
  • I cant believe we couldn't even make one triple...we'll probably not see that again for a long time.
  • Did we just go beastmode in the paint?! Aww yeahhhh
  • !!!!!!!

Mr. Yost

March 3rd, 2013 at 7:01 PM ^

The guy is a control freak.

He has to control every step of every game.

I GUARANTEE he leads the country of all coaches in timeouts used. He'll use all of this TOs up or down 20, he's always going to call it.

But I agree, it could've cost them.

Mr. Yost

March 4th, 2013 at 9:18 AM ^

The guy is a control freak.

He has to control every step of every game.

I GUARANTEE he leads the country of all coaches in timeouts used. He'll use all of this TOs up or down 20, he's always going to call it.

But I agree, it could've cost them.

LSAClassOf2000

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:50 PM ^

Something rarely thought about, I would think, emerges when you consider the 0-12 performance in three-point land.

 

TEAM FG% 3FG% FT% Eff. FG%
MICHIGAN 42.4% 0.0% 72.7% 42.4%
MICHIGAN ST. 35.6% 27.3% 75.0% 40.7%

We still outshot them despite being outrebounded (28 total to their 41, and 9 offensive rebounds to their 17), but sloppiness with the ball (18 turnovers to out 7 turnovers) and some inattention on the part of State (compare our 11 steals to their 3) made all the difference in the world. 

Playing hard...that was awesome. 

Erik_in_Dayton

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:52 PM ^

Michigan loses to PSU despite scoring seventy-eight points but beats MSU w/out a made three.  We knew this team could surprise us in bad ways, but now we know they can surprise us in good ways too.  Great, great win...Also, Caris Levert = valuable player.  Very happy for the kid.

gwkrlghl

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 PM ^

Coulda/should been playing Indiana for a share (or outright) B1G title.

Negativity aside, it's always fantastic to beat State regardless of circumstances. Go blue!

ehatch

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:56 PM ^

never been more happy to be wrong. if you told me that we would get killed on the glass and have no 3 pointers I would have thought they would lost handily.

the first 10 minutes of the second half, we finally got home cooking from the refs. then they just stopped calling fouls on them.

I thought Lavert was outstanding. a number of times I thought great play Hardaway. only to great that it was Lavert.

Paps

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:58 PM ^

Great job today! I saw a lot of hustle, and not a lot of stupid plays.  Who needs threes, right??? But I think Stauskas is more important than "just a shooter that can also drive".  I think his ability to get open for good looks is important, because there seemed to be a lack of great looks by Vogrich, LeVert, and Spike.  But hey, minor complaints!!! Great game, and go blue! Beat the Hoosiers and Purdue!

WestMichiganWo…

March 3rd, 2013 at 6:59 PM ^

Yes, the defense stepped up and was affecteive on the guards of the spartans, and i apologize if someone above already mentioned this, but I'm so glad they were actually running some sort of offense again. There weren't many, if any moments of trey burke hero ball where he takes over possesion with 12 seconds left on the shot clock and he holds it to make an isolation play. We were setting screens, making cuts, extra passes when appropriate, everything you want out of an offense. I think a lot of that can be attributed to Jordan Morgan. He is the glue guy on this team and is absolutely vitale to this teams success down the road. Either way, hope this scheme and effort continue the rest of the way. Go Blue!

 

 

Dutch Ferbert

March 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 PM ^

He was a beast...Appling was riding his back all night because he could not stay in front of Burke. I was most impressed with his defense the last couple minutes. Trey's defense won that game.

Trey's game has left me in complete awe. He really is something special. Just enjoy him while we have him.

Unfiltered Manball

March 3rd, 2013 at 7:02 PM ^

eye of the beholder.  I don't care how ugly it is, a win over sparty is always a thing of beauty.

Hopefully we can build on this win for the rest of the season.

On a side note-  anyone in attendance spot any visiting recruits?  I know we had some visitors this weekend, and they were treated to a great win.  Maybe a win on many levels.

 

 

LongLiveBo

March 3rd, 2013 at 7:03 PM ^

Gif-able moments? I posted in the game thread that I would like to see the Sparty cinco defensive floor slap that ended up with Trey breaking down the defense for a lay-up gif-ed. Fucking classic.

AnthonyThomas

March 3rd, 2013 at 7:06 PM ^

This thread is unbelievable. I see way too much whining about how we almost threw it away. We won this game because of defense more than anything. No one is excited about that?