Michigan vs Hillsdale Open Thread

Submitted by jericho on November 15th, 2014 at 1:42 PM
20 minutes to go until the Michigan basketball season starts. Game on ESPN 3. Go Blue!



November 15th, 2014 at 2:24 PM ^

Who is your ISP? ESPN3 isn't free, it's "free" if your ISP pays a per-subscriber fee to ESPN (and then of course those fees get passed on to the subscribers). Those ISPs then get directly into ESPN3. Some cable companies also pay the fees, so if your ISP doesn't pay you can use your cable login to get access. DirecTV doesn't pay that, but IIRC Comast does.


November 15th, 2014 at 2:25 PM ^

But today I did have to try twice to get to the ESPN3 streaming menu.  When going to www.espn3.com it takes you to Espn.go.com, and when I clicked for MBBall I got a gametracker with audio.   But the second time I got ESPN3's menu. 

Don't know if it'll work directly, but here's the URL showing on the streaming window:



November 15th, 2014 at 2:12 PM ^

Eh, it's fine. Got some good looks, just need to hit them. D is young, but they are getting their hands in there, just the ball always seems to squirm it's way back to Hillsdale. Chatman seems active on the boards which is great.

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November 15th, 2014 at 2:27 PM ^

I'd assume Hillsdale will cool off at some point, but we have to close out on these shooters.  They're executing their offense pretty well.  Gotta disrupt a little more.


November 15th, 2014 at 2:31 PM ^

I know redshirting in basketball has some complex rules, and I don't know them. But I am thinking chatman, dawkins, wilson, and doyle will not be redshirted .

Chatman had a paraticularly impressive play so far (steal + coast to coast and 1)


November 15th, 2014 at 2:34 PM ^

Especially if you area team like Michigan that seems to have a rash of draftees, you can't think about redshirting high-end recruits.  In a perfect world Michigan would have a couple of those guys sit out a year, but given the depth and the lack of options, it probably won't happen.


November 15th, 2014 at 2:32 PM ^

As a counter to the concerns out there, Hillsdale seems to be a decent little team, and UM typically doesn't blow even these early-season teams out.  

They're learning out there, but the effort is fine and the defense is picking it up a bit.


November 15th, 2014 at 2:36 PM ^

Well, if the opponent is taking care of the basketball, sharing it well and hitting the open shots when they're there, they're going to stay in the game even when the athletes can't match up.  The one burst we've had came when Hillsdale started getting sloppy with the passes.  But anyone that shoots well is going to stick around with any team.