March 15th, 2013 at 3:24 PM ^

Worst part is that Wisconsin went on an 11-4 run to end the half, Michigan is in big trouble, they're totally playing into the hands of these bastards.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:24 PM ^

ESPN reporters act like Wisconsin is just playing terrible and we are playing well. We are playing just as terrible as they are we haven't even hit a 3 yet. I hate ESPN


March 15th, 2013 at 3:25 PM ^

This game really does have Wisconsin written all over it, doesn't bode well for us.  They're not going to shoot 17% all game and they ended the half 11-4.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:25 PM ^

I just finished watching first half and haven't read this thread, but Wisconsin fouls every single trip up and down the floor.  I'm sure it has been repeated by everyone else, but this is brutal basketball to watch.  That being said, I love the effort so far.  The switches on defense have been very good.  Hopefully, we get it going in 2nd half.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:26 PM ^

why do the referees allow this to happen. i am not afraid of that raging bastard bo ryan. ignore him or call a freaking techincal on him. the refs from charlotte-richmond aren't technical shy. 

Wisconsin Wolverine

March 15th, 2013 at 3:38 PM ^

You know, it's hard to tell. They're a relatively comatose crowd so far ... obviously there hasn't been a lot to react to. I'm with two lab mates who are local, they're basically just complaining about how terrible the badgers' FG % is. Which is legit. No particular insights, just wishing the shots were falling.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:27 PM ^

0-5 from three

0-4 from FT

35% overall

8 turnovers

3 turnovers by Burke

3 fouls on Horford

We could get our doors blown off if we aren't careful


March 15th, 2013 at 3:28 PM ^

I don't understand how everyone is blaming this on "Wisconsin basketball." Part, if not most of the blame has to go lie on UM. I mean, if they play mediocre basketball that first half, they're up by 15 minimum. This game looks like shit, because Michigan is playing like shit.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:28 PM ^

The real problem as someone noted above is that things always even out eventually.  No way Wisconsin shoots 20% from the field for the game.  They're going to start making shots and Michigan is going to have to do the same.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:40 PM ^

Will it?  I mean, we seem to actually be playing good D this game.  It's not like we're given them a bunch of bunnies and they're missing them like NW did with us.  And keep in mind, we haven't hit a single three yet.  A couple of those and actually make some free throws and we should be OK.  Provided the D continues to actually seem OK.

Maize Judicata

March 15th, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

I can't stand watching a Wisconsin style basketball game; it is too frustrating. I wish Michigan could come out and blast them after halftime, but this game will likely go down to the last possession. If that happens, I don't like Michigan's chances.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

watching wisconsin basketball is like watching a football team that runs iso up the middle on every single play and is guaranteed 3.33 yards on every single play and the only way to determine whether they win or lose is whether they can get 3.34 yards on one of their plays.

i refuse to believe that wisconsin fans watch wisconsin basketball and enjoy it


March 15th, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

"We have so much talent" should die. These are the games where talented teams blitz UW when Bucky shoots poorly. We should have 35 points and UW unable to catch up.

McGary, Morgan and Horford are marginal on O so defenders can press the perimeter. Their O hasn't improved in 10 weeks.

Please play some ball.


March 15th, 2013 at 3:30 PM ^

....secretly, in a meeting just now, and did some quick math:

Wisconsin effective FG% - 20.7%

Michigan effective FG% - 34.5%

Offensive Rebound Pct. for Wisconsin - 25%. For Michigan, it's 30.4%

Not even that many assists either. We have 4, and the Badgers have 3. 



March 15th, 2013 at 3:34 PM ^

We make free throws we're up 7 or 8.  We're a one point favorite and we're up by 3 at half.  Seems to me like the game is going pretty much as predicted.

As shitty as Wisconsin is playing we're playing exactly 3 points better and we've missed a TON of shots we should've hit.  Period.