Open Michigan Basketball thread vs. N. Michigan

Submitted by M-Wolverine on November 14th, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Per the suggestion in the banhammer posts, discuss the game tonight freely.

(And don't make me look like an asshat by flaming the football team here).



November 14th, 2009 at 7:02 PM ^

Hopefully I can get my weekly fix of defense in this game. (Kidding... kidding...)

Seriously pumped for this season though. I can't wait to see what Beilein has in store for us this season. Also can't wait to see Vogrich starting to get his 3-point groove on and Morris getting more comfortable in the system.


November 14th, 2009 at 7:04 PM ^

Excited for the game tonight. This is the first time I've been this excited for a season start since the depressing Lavell Blanchard and Bernard Robinson Jr. years.


November 14th, 2009 at 7:08 PM ^

I don't have cable and was hoping to catch some of these early games streaming on the BTN site. I was looking forward to this because I really wanted to see a Michigan team dominate today...


November 14th, 2009 at 7:31 PM ^

Hey - I'm pretty sure the Big Ten Network calls these guys at 3pm and asks "You doing anything today! No, ok good, want to make a few bucks and do some commentary! OK, just show up at 6, 6:30 and we'll go from there"

The BTN has never struck me as a well oiled machine when you get past the first commentary team


November 15th, 2009 at 12:10 PM ^

has good talent, just ask jevohn shepherd... oh wait never mind..:)

but in all seriousness, canada does have good talent. steve nash has panned out ok and rick fox wasn't half bad. i grew up playing HS ball over in windsor and i played agaisnt a couple of kids that could have played at a low end D-1 high d-2 school easily but college scouts wouldn't make the trip over back then. now the university of windsor runs a tourney every year around x-mas time and invites the best teams from ontario to play. there always a bunch of scouts there looking at players. the other issue is that basketball is sport number 4 in canada that most kids play. hockey of course is number 1, followed by baseball, football and then basketball.


November 14th, 2009 at 7:21 PM ^

I know there will be like 100 basketball games on the BTN, but does anyone know if each team will be shown on the btn evenly? I assume the games will be on overflow channels as well if there are several games on at once like football.


November 14th, 2009 at 8:46 PM ^

So we basically get to see every Michigan game! I saw one that appears to be broadcast by BTN online..since it stated the btn website instead of btn.

Thanks for pointing out the link, I didn't think teams would be scheduled on tv that far in advance.


November 14th, 2009 at 7:25 PM ^

Not trying to mix the two, but I watch this team, and it makes me think about UM in football. Maybe UM won't make a bowl game this year, but year 3 with your own players and your system thoroughly installed, you can see how good the teams could be.


November 14th, 2009 at 7:33 PM ^

Any other students here seriously regretting not getting season tickets? I wish I was at Crisler so bad. Hopefully the resurgence of UM BBall will cause the Athletic Dept. to give "The House That Caz Built" a facelift/replace it/rebuild it.


November 14th, 2009 at 8:49 PM ^

I walked to the ticket office the day of the last home game of the full Fab Five vs. NW (and anyone with a brain knew Webber was gone after that year), and was able to get like a half dozen tix (admittedly in the upper bowl). Other than HUGE games, I don't think many will be complete sell outs.