Michigan vs. Wisconsin Basketball Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 9th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
I know it's Saturday morning, but where is this thread? It's playing to be #1 again! Wake up people, and Go Blue!

Comments

bdneely4

February 9th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

If we are down by a bucket at the end of a game in the tournament since that is about the percentage of us making a bucket at the end of half/regulation

Michigan Arrogance

February 9th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Best case half for Wisco and we have the lead.

I like how JB has the rotation going this game: no Morgan, so they go double big with mcgary and Max, then double small to end with Trey and Spike.

they are +10 in those rotations I think

Go.Blue.Hail

February 9th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Ugly half, but that is expected at Kohl. Happy to have the lead after what happened at the beginning of the game. We need to keep finding quality shots and we'll be alright.

DK81

February 9th, 2013 at 12:42 PM ^

Nice 15 - 5 run to close the half with the lead. We took wiscys best shot and still got the lead on the road. Don't see them being able to regroup, i think we start to pull away now.

mdsgoblue

February 9th, 2013 at 12:42 PM ^

Wisky shooting % returning to normal levels. Stop panicking about every little mistake people. Feeling good about this one!

Feel free to beat me up if it doesn't turn out good!!!

FreddieMercuryHayes

February 9th, 2013 at 12:43 PM ^

GRIII needs to step up. He's been wilting in these big road games and we need his production. He needs to learn to move off ball and with the ball. He can't just stand there and hope someone gets him the ball with an open look.

LSAClassOf2000

February 9th, 2013 at 12:45 PM ^

So, here are some quick numbers - 

Michigan:

FG% - 38.2% (13-34)

3PT% - 33.3% (3-9)

FT% - maybe in the second half

Wisconsin -

FG% - 44.0% (11-25)

3PT% - 36.4% (4-11)

FT% - 33.3% (2-6)

Most of the other box score stats are otherwise pretty even, as you might guess. Similar rebounds, assists, fouls, but Wisconsin has a few more turnovers. I think we were building momentum slowly there, so hopefully we start strong in the second half.

So everyone is aware, a quick series of tests on "The Dan Dakich Index" shows it to be about as valid as geocentrism and Piltdown Man. 

taistreetsmyhero

February 9th, 2013 at 12:47 PM ^

Morgan healthy for this game, I think we would be killing them. Really wish Morgan had been healthy during this stretch, just to see how we match up against the best of the best at our top level.

That being said, our bench had really proven itself over this stretch

DK81

February 9th, 2013 at 12:47 PM ^

As much as i want to hate Dakich, he is repeatly the most informed annoucer noting the improvement of Mcgary, morgans injury effect etc.

B-Nut-GoBlue

February 9th, 2013 at 12:56 PM ^

Thank you.  No need to hate because everyone else does.  Awww, he didn't have our team number one in his viewpoint, God forbid somebody list us No. 2 and not No. 1; guess what, he's right Ohio is playing very well and turning into a good "team".

The whole thing with GRIII and his elbowing or whatever was wierd I'll admit, though I'll also admit I didn't follow the situation and know just what I read here.  But c'mon people, relax a little bit and realize that your listening to a knowledgeable, a rarity these days.

umfan83

February 9th, 2013 at 12:48 PM ^

GRIII, 0-2 shooting, 0 points, 1 rebound, 1 foul

The only positive is the odds of him coming back go up slightly.  Imagine a more experienced and polished GRIII next year.

State Street

February 9th, 2013 at 12:52 PM ^

Wearing the old road uniforms becuase Adidas hasn't sent replacements yet for the ones that ripped at Minnesota.

Can't wait for the bitch thread that will inevitably ensue.