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01/19/2019 - 4:30pm Omg, I think you just, like,…

Omg, I think you just, like, solved basketball?? Can you send this to that guy's friend who emailed Harbaugh and see if he can hook up Beilein with this sweet, sweet gameplan???

01/19/2019 - 4:26pm Haven't watched the replay…

Haven't watched the replay outside of the broadcast, but it looked like Iggy smacked his arm and also was looking at the ref like "hey, call this foul please" like a player does when he's trying to intentionally foul. Obviously not a great look if Iggy didn't know the rule, but I'd rather it happen in this game then say, oh, a national championship game against UNC :(

01/19/2019 - 4:23pm Weird take, but I don't feel…

Weird take, but I don't feel as bad after losses when we still get to play that team again. Like I hated losing at NW last year because we already had played them at home and I knew we weren't gonna get revenge back until this year. Bucky is gonna get served in a few weeks at Crisler, it's gonna be rocking

01/19/2019 - 3:57pm Also if Happ "almost" had a…

Also if Happ "almost" had a triple double today (three assists short) then so did X. Double digit points, rebounds, and one assist less than Happ

01/19/2019 - 3:51pm They come to Crisler soon, I…

They come to Crisler soon, I expect a fun game

01/19/2019 - 3:50pm We're not Little Brother…

We're not Little Brother. Beating MSU is just part of our season, not the entirety of it

01/19/2019 - 3:49pm Very true. Win would've…

Very true. Win would've meant a little bump, but not much. Loss means literally almost nothing

01/19/2019 - 3:46pm Nope! Bahamas!

Nope! Bahamas!

01/19/2019 - 3:43pm Virginia played them in the…

Virginia played them in the Bahamas, not in Madison. Still only won by 7 I think?

01/19/2019 - 3:42pm Points alone isn't a measure…

Points alone isn't a measure of good offense. It took 22 shots and 4 fta to get to 26. That's not super efficient. He had 31 points on 17 attempts against Purdue and 34 on 21 attempts against Marquette (both losses, fwiw, but much more efficient). Last year he dropped 29 on us but still lost by double digits at home. Happ is a good player, but the truth of the matter is that with his old-school style of basketball, his scoring has very little to do with whether Wisconsin wins or not. Teams only get in trouble when they double on him and he can kick out to three point shooters. 7 assists seems to indicate he did that more than I realized today, which probably made the difference today

01/19/2019 - 3:32pm Uhhh do you really think…

Uhhh do you really think teams are going for the ball when they're intentionally fouling? Watch every single game Michigan won this and last year and you'll see guys wrapping their arms around Z and Matthews' hips. No attempt on the ball.

And onside kicks are not analogous to intentional fouls. It would be more like the winning team was only allowed to attempt field goals but the losing teams is still allowed to score touchdowns

01/19/2019 - 3:29pm I mean Ward is a great…

I mean Ward is a great player but he is a very weird fit for a Michigan team. Like Happ would obviously start for Michigan too, but I wouldn't love the idea of a 5 who can't shoot at all

01/19/2019 - 3:06pm Whoa we lost to Western?? Or…

Whoa we lost to Western?? Or do you just not have any idea what that phrase means?

01/19/2019 - 3:01pm I wouldn't go so far as to…

I wouldn't go so far as to say this was the only poor performance in 18 games. I would say it's safe to say that this was the one poor performance that resulted in a loss, but the sport has a high degree of randomness to it. Could easily have lost to NW but won today

01/19/2019 - 2:58pm Explanation of why he fouled…

Explanation of why he fouled is not an excuse for the action. I'm the same age as Iggy and haven't played a single second of collegiate basketball and I knew immediately that it was a technical foul. Kinda surprised someone can make it that far in the sport without knowing the rules

01/19/2019 - 2:53pm You deserve to sit in a…

You deserve to sit in a locked room and watch every single Tommy Amaker-coached Michigan game in their entirety until you stop being the most miserable person alive

01/19/2019 - 2:51pm Yet going into today we had…

Yet going into today we had won our most recent game at all those places besides Purdue. I feel like we've already gotten spoiled and choose to ignore how special the run of the last two years has been. Before today we had won our most recent Big Ten game against every single Big Ten team. That's absurd. Hell if we can get back to Crisler against Wiscy without anymore damage, we could get that title back

01/19/2019 - 2:45pm I want an entire thread…

I want an entire thread after the Duke-Virginia game today that destroys the loser a la every Michigan loss ever.

"Duke lost AGAIN? AND AT HOME AGAIN? Coach K must be on the hot seat"

"VIRGINIA LOST TO DUKE? Without their point guard??? Duke is on a one-game losing streak and hasn't won a home game ALL WEEK. Looks like they're gonna lose to UMBC again, assuming they even make the tournament"

01/19/2019 - 2:40pm Disagree. You can't just…

Disagree. You can't just intentionally foul the worst shooter on the floor. But, you can do it on accident? And then it's ok? Idk the end of college basketball games is still the worst thing about the sport. Intentional fouls are stupid in general and should be a tech and the ball. They're literally a comeback mechanic designed to fuck over the team that played better for 38 minutes. It directly limits the amount of points one team can score while the other team has full operation of their offense. It's so ass backwards

01/19/2019 - 2:35pm Nah, Happ was just ok. Teske…

Nah, Happ was just ok. Teske played him pretty well. 20 points on 20 shots is not impressive

01/19/2019 - 2:34pm So instead of having the…

So instead of having the number 1, 2, 5, 15, and 33 ranked freshmen, they only had the number 1, 5, and 33rd available? Cry me a fucking river. Every player on their team is ranked higher than every player on the opposition. It was a home game against a team that lost at home by 15 to Georgia Tech in the game prior. 

01/19/2019 - 2:29pm Jesus Christ dude, how…

Jesus Christ dude, how catatonic must you have been when we lost to NW last year? How would you have liked Michigan to lose? By scoring 98 points and only losing because Wisconsin scored 99 on 33 half courters? Teams lose games because they play badly. Come back to the blog when we beat Wisconsin by double digits at home next month and write a crazy post about how embarrassed Wisconsin should be for the WAY they lost to a team that already dominated at home.

01/19/2019 - 2:21pm Happ wasn't even that good…

Happ wasn't even that good today? He had 20 on 20 shots. Teske stuffed him a few times. He's the Wisconsin equivalent of a modern NBA star. Putting up big numbers is a lot less impressive when it takes you 50% usage to do so. We lost because the offense was terrible and turned it over and we gave up several untimely threes

01/19/2019 - 2:18pm Wow the last 6 huh? Congrats…

Wow the last 6 huh? Congrats to Nebraska on beating Michigan for the second time ever and the first time ever in Crisler

01/19/2019 - 2:16pm Michigan will win at home…

Michigan will win at home and MSU will win at home. It's college basketball.

01/19/2019 - 2:15pm Ah yes, the toughness…

Ah yes, the toughness statistic. The single reason Michigan State basketball has been undefeated since 2000. Because they're "tougher" and "want it more"

Turnovers are valid, toughness is feelingsball

01/19/2019 - 2:13pm You think there's no…

You think there's no difference between the atmosphere/intensity of a noon Saturday game on ESPN against the undefeated #2 team in the country as opposed to a Thursday night game on BTN vs friggin Minnesota? Upsets in sports would literally never happen without the human factor of them.

01/19/2019 - 2:07pm Not sure of the exact stat,…

Not sure of the exact stat, but the correlation between last undefeated team and final four/national championship is almost zero. It's almost a curse

01/19/2019 - 2:05pm Poole is forced into bad…

Poole is forced into bad shots because the whole team passes them up and there's no better alternative than a JP three. You really want to watch Matthews or Iggy try to create offense and get another charge? Poole is just trying to give us an outside chance at scoring at all

01/19/2019 - 2:00pm No, fuck Ohio State. They've…

No, fuck Ohio State. They've lost more games in the last two weeks than we have in almost a calendar year. They're ass

01/19/2019 - 1:59pm Duke lost at home to…

Duke lost at home to Syracuse?

01/19/2019 - 1:58pm Obviously it wasn't for no…

Obviously it wasn't for no reason, he just either didn't know the rule or forgot it 

Honestly with how shit Big Ten refs are it was a probably a 50/50 proposition they got the call right. I was just shocked the savants in Madison knew the rule existed

01/19/2019 - 1:57pm Scored 50 in one half…

Scored 50 in one half against NW, but ok

01/19/2019 - 1:46pm Our largest lead was 4

That…

Our largest lead was 4

That's a choke?

01/19/2019 - 1:41pm Trash talking Duke made us…

Trash talking Duke made us lose to Wisconsin? Got it

01/19/2019 - 1:39pm Weird. I'm 10000000000% sure…

Weird. I'm 10000000000% sure we won their last year. Oh well, if that's the way you remember, it must be true

01/19/2019 - 1:35pm Pretty sure we've won three…

Pretty sure we've won three in a row against Wisconsin, but it looks like they've beaten you a lot more than our actual team

01/19/2019 - 1:34pm They called a foul because…

They called a foul because Poole surprised Happ with the trap and ran right into him? cool

01/19/2019 - 1:18pm Being a Wisconsin fan must…

Being a Wisconsin fan must be hell. Your entire offense is Happ shuffling his feet in the post and throwing up a hook that goes in way less than it looks like it should

01/19/2019 - 12:38pm This is the other polar…

This is the other polar extreme. If the Rockets played Wisconsin the world would just collapse in on itself like a dying star 

01/19/2019 - 12:35pm Iggy has no points anyway…

Iggy has no points anyway. Don't expect a true freshman in his first big road game to play much differently than he is right now

01/19/2019 - 12:34pm Jesus Christ, Gard calls…

Jesus Christ, Gard calls timeout to stop a Michigan run of....2

01/18/2019 - 10:21pm Poor buckeye fans are lost…

Poor buckeye fans are lost in the winter. Used to be able to put on their partially burned LeBron jerseys for a few months before the warriors inevitably crapped on them, but now they don't even have that. I guess they can go watch Justin Fields highlights for the next 8 months 

01/18/2019 - 1:56pm Really? I see every road…

Really? I see every road game as loseable and every home game besides maybe Minnesota. Basketball is hard and pretty random

01/17/2019 - 8:03pm Username checks out

Username checks out

01/16/2019 - 12:33am It took one month to go from…

It took one month to go from "I'm not gonna give up the starting job to a guy who hasn't even been on campus" to "I'm not even gonna stick around to see if he's eligible."

Tathan has the heart of a warrior 

01/15/2019 - 1:24pm Thank God Charbonnet stayed…

Thank God Charbonnet stayed out of 5 star range. There's hope for him yet! 

01/15/2019 - 12:14pm He has coached zero games as…

He has coached zero games as a full time offensive coordinator and has coached zero games for Michigan

01/15/2019 - 12:09am That's the one caveat with…

That's the one caveat with this hypothetical. I feel like 2013 was all over the map and very inconsistent. Lost at Penn State and some other ugly games but played nearly flawless basketball in the tourney. 2019 is certainly more consistent but it really depends on whether 13 hits their shots or not. For my money, in a single game setting, I would bet on 13 to take the win

01/15/2019 - 12:00am Didn't they make the elite…

Didn't they make the elite eight and were like a shot away from the final four?