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Except they are without Kelly
Can we be the last undefeated team..?
Does RPI accomodate for injuries? If no, then his injury doesn't matter in regards to Michigan.
Where is a stream for this game?
espn3 or firstrow?
Firstrow doesn't have one up.. And ESPN3 only streams games that air on ESPN, Michigan @ Ohio State is supposed to be on CBS, but they are showing paid programming right now
Oh, I thought you were talking about the NCST/Duke game. Firstrow won't put up a link until the day of the game, so check back tomorrow.
DOH! There is my mistake. I thought the game was today.
So did I .. I was freaking out
I was all in real life !!
NC State beats Duke!! We're #1 if we can #beatohio!!
Minnesota really showed me a lot today, thats gonna be a touughhhh team to beat
NC State's win is fantastic on two levels: 1) it leaves us as the lone unbeaten and 2) it greatly enhances NC State's resume and our victory over them.
"We're here to preserve democracy, not practice it." Go Army! Go Blue!
don't want to be #1. to much pressure. #2 was perfect
Being #1 in hoops would be great for Michigan for 2 reasons:
- Because it hasn't happened in so long and it's another card to play in recruiting against the coaches saying "Michigan? They haven't been #1 since you were in diapers."
- This team can grow/learn from the pressure of being #1 right now. It's still early enough that a loss doesn't matter, but they'll get to see team's best performances trying to knock off #1 and be able to grow from it.
Achieving the success and then getting knocked back down can be good for a team. I think back to last season with Kentucky when Calipari said losing to Vandy in the SEC tourney was the best thing for them because it gave them more motivation for the tourney.
Here's to beating the out of ohio today.
I think the game against Ohio in Columbus showed that we have a glaring absence of post scoring.
Because we didn't have a big man that can consistently get buckets 1-on-1 in the post, we had to rely on jumpshots. Unfortunately, many of our shots rimmed out.
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Everything went wrong today. I can't think of one thing that went right. Our close shots rimmed out, the close calls went against us, etc.
They definitely won the game, that's why you play all 40 minutes, but I think we beat OSU 6 out of 7 times and today was their day. If we were to lose, this is how I would've wanted it: Dig yourself a deep ditch early, try to get out, almost do, come up short. Teaches us a lot and I expect we will show up for all minutes of every game here on out.
We will still be ranked in the top-5. We need to take the game at Minny on Thursday or I will become very pessimistic about our chances winning the B1G. This day is eerily similar to our win against the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor/commitmentpalooza last winter, but flipped.
McGary did pretty well. If anything, it was a result of youth and turnovers in the first 10 minutes
Stealing Sparty's recruits and owning them on the field since 1898
Where many are quick to point out that we played terribly in the first 10 minutes, I can just as easily say that we were able to comeback because Ohio was inconsistent on offense.
Our inexperienced players lacked composure in the first 10 minutes and the final 3-5 minutes.
Notice that our guards and forwards/wings had to settle for (ill-advised) jumpshots in the final minutes of the second half.
If we would've had a strong post player that could go 1-on-1 against his defender and score reliably, it would've taken away pressure from our guards.
After Michigan tied the game at 46, Ohio used DeShaun Thomas and Evan Ravenel in the post. They both scored and pushed Ohio's lead to 50-46 and we never recovered.
Our guards didn't show poise in the final minutes which was clear given that our spacing on offense collapsed, we didn't have have good ball movement, and our players didn't run motion offense. Hence, we settled for long jumpers.
Given that Craft was making it very difficult for Burke to get penetration, I was surprised that we didn't use Burke as a decoy and run offense through Hardaway or Stauskas. We had a 7-3 foul advantage and we should've tried to attack the basket off of curls and weaves to force Ohio to foul in the mid-range.
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Tight game between IU & Wisky. We might just be moving up in the rankings if UW can pull out the win.
ESPN, Wiscy giving Indiana (@ IU) a run for their money. Up 52-45 with 6 minutes remaining.
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