Michigan Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 29, 2012 at 12:30p
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RecruitBuck's picture

Ted Valentine is a joke.

TLB's picture

WB ever gonna show up in a big game?

Powers's picture

You know of it wasn't for the exaggertaed motion that refs get do when making a charge call it wouldn't be called nearly as much as it is in today's game

slippy's picture

UM gotten away with at least 2 walks so far.

slippy's picture

Smith is hitting the boards hard today.  Good work LZ

RecruitBuck's picture

Smith=X factor come tournament time. Especially since WB has given up.

headina's picture

Bucks are getting molested down low. You can't get a call at home? WTF

GO BUCKS

TLB's picture

He pushes with that off arm every time.  Finally got the call

buckeyefan927's picture

Now that's a MAN'S field goal!

headina's picture

I hope ravenell punches novak's teeth in.

GO BUCKS

TLB's picture

we need ravenell, someone else has to do it

RecruitBuck's picture

They should put in McDonald to punch Novak then smack Valentine.

RecruitBuck's picture

That would be the best stats for him this far in his carreer

buckeyefan927's picture

They finally called a walk! 

TLB's picture

They talking about UM being so good on the road?  They are 0-4 in true road games.

awwwwwwop's picture

I hate zack novak so so so much. Ever since he elbowed PJ hill.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

headina's picture

Plus he has been there for 8 years now, a year longer than draymond green at msu

GO BUCKS

TLB's picture

our crowd sitting on their thumbs?

Buckeyejason's picture

Seriously! They need to get up and be "Nuts!"

BUCKEYES BABY!

RecruitBuck's picture

Buford can't dribble. #teamthompson

TLB's picture

WB is so bad he has become a fringe player.

slippy's picture

Never an easy layup with AC on the floor.

Buckeyejason's picture

Bucks need to tighten up the D. Keep Feeding Sully

BUCKEYES BABY!

RecruitBuck's picture

Aaron Craft->unbelievable

Buckeyejason's picture

Craft is an animal!

BUCKEYES BABY!

slippy's picture

There you go Thomas.  Gotta have that 3rd man rotate in on that slip screen.

TLB's picture

Burke fully extends that off hand everytime he dribbles.  Should be a foul

RecruitBuck's picture

Exact same train of thought

RecruitBuck's picture

Burke uses his forearm to clear space a lot. Gotta call that.

slippy's picture

Hardaway does it too.

William's picture

Our post defense sucks. No help from Sully, Thomas, or Ravenel.

RecruitBuck's picture

Thomas wasn't touched -_-

William's picture

Deshaun Thomas flopping like a little field fairy.

PortlyOSUMan's picture

I think the most frustrating thing with Buford is that he never really progressed like I thought he would. He's basically played at the same level the whole time he's been here, which was fine when he was an undergrad, but not good enough as an upperclassman.

TLB's picture

Yeah, he is the reason this is probably only a 2nd weekend team in the tourney

slippy's picture

didn't look like it hit him but Thomas' lip is split.

The Braden's picture

"If I saw you, I'd go down."

headina's picture

Left elbow? Screw bill raftery

GO BUCKS

Buckeyejason's picture

Wtf D? Wake he hell up!

BUCKEYES BABY!

slippy's picture

Smith killing the offensive boards.

Buckeyejason's picture

Lenzelle beastin it!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Corey Carpenter's picture

Gotta give credit to Beilin for a good game plan thus far on both ends. Ohio State needs to find ways to get it inside. WB still looking for his first points.

TLB's picture

We'll adjust at half, but WB is no longer a factor for us.  He's just a guy on the floor.  I don't think teams really make much effort to stop him anymore because he stops himself

Buckeyejason's picture

There u go D!

BUCKEYES BABY!

cwerph's picture

I get that he didn't hit him, but how was that a foul on Thomas?

buckeyefan927's picture

Ohio State makes free throws look like carnival shooting...

buckeyemitchell's picture

lenzelle is hustling his ass off today

 

Buckeyejason's picture

Buford is a fickle player to figure out. Streaky as they come but can go missing for most of ball games?

BUCKEYES BABY!

William's picture

Why is Buford starting? He brings no leadership qualities, he can't take over a game, he turns the ball over, and his defense is mediocre. He's super streaky, he should be a sub, not a starter.

the419's picture

Buford looks the same as his sophomore year. He is 0fer from field with 3 turnovers.

Also can someone ask our staff how they decided burke wasnt as good as shannon scott?

William's picture

Buford missing the OPEN 3.

TLB's picture

Burke wasn't really coveted by many.  His only offer early was Penn St.

TLB's picture

We certainly like to run without Sully in there.

William's picture

As much as I hate to say it, we need a guy like Hansbrough, a Center/PF that can run the floor well. Sully doesn't run the fast-break well at all.

dubjayfootball90's picture

i am liking the intensity now, seemed to have just shot up... OH

RecruitBuck's picture

Scott is going to be really, really good.

the419's picture

I hope. He looks pretty comfy out there. Just has to get a good reliable jumper.

William's picture

Buford finally..

headina's picture

ABOUT TIME

GO BUCKS

buckeyefan927's picture

Buford actually hit a 3?

TLB's picture

up 3 at half but it wasn't a good half.

slippy's picture

Good gameplan from Michigan.  If they had some real wingmen instead of slow white guys who are mediocre outside shooters they could easily be a top 10 team.

rdubs's picture

both teams are ice cold.  the D has been tough, but everyone is settling for bad shots.  we need to pound it inside next half and when sully gets doubled he needs to find the open guy. i don't mind 3 point shots, but they really should come off of at least 4 passes.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Seriously...who the Fuuuuuu is this annoying announcer that ends everything with a yell? Dont think I've had the pleasure of my ears bleeding from him before

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Corey Carpenter's picture

Sullinger hasn't taken a shot since the 12:50 mark and Thomas has settled for three pointers, need to change that in the second.

RecruitBuck's picture

Burke has two points. Craft/Scott make me happy.

biggy84's picture

Looks like a lot of empty seats.

tampa buckeye's picture

That was tough to watch. Sully is awful on defense. Bad call on the Buford charge. We need to get more shots up we can out rebound this team all day. If michigan wants to slow it down we need to press. 24 points in a half is bush league.

cwerph's picture

Ravenel, Thompson, Scott and 'Spoon all see time in the first half. Is Thad changing his style?

tampa buckeye's picture

I think he's trying to keep guys fresh plus sully picks up two terrible fouls. Sully over rated as they come if you look at his total game.

cwerph's picture

Not an assessment shared by many

tampa buckeye's picture

Haha he wouldnt be over rated if it was how most viewed him would it? look he is tough in the paint because he can move people out of the way but he will be a joke in the nba. His foot speed is too slow or he is just lazy. either way not as good as advertised.

William's picture

Agreed. Sullinger's defense is really suspect.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This game is staying too close too long. It's looking a little like last year's game at the Schott, and we were able to pull away there, but this year's Michigan team is somewhat better too.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

TLB's picture

They just don't call fouls on guys when Sully gets it down low.

William's picture

Another Buford turnover.

RecruitBuck's picture

I feel like fat Sully was more dominant.

cwerph's picture

Fat Sully had Diebler and Lighty who could shoot from the perimeter so teams couldn't triple team him as much.

RecruitBuck's picture

and the defense looks generally uninspired right now.

TLB's picture

WB showing a little heart.............between turnovers.

Joe Beale's picture

Buford has 6 points and 5 turnovers. Way to show up, Willie.

William's picture

^pathetic numbers for a senior. Oh wait pathetic numbers for any player.

TLB's picture

Finally some crowd noise

tampa buckeye's picture

Do they turn down the crowd noise at ohio state or are the fans that quite?

William's picture

The students are loud, but the rest of the crowd close to the court is a bunch of old fogies.

buckeyefan927's picture

Sam Thompson would of really got the crowd going if he was on that breakaway slam

dubjayfootball90's picture

great play by WB. I am still high on him man. I got the feeling he is gonna have a deciding play again come tourney time. This time it will be different. Thats what I believe. I understand the stats are off a bit, but I am still high on this guy. Still has my full confidence.

William's picture

He had a deciding play in last year's tourney too.

dubjayfootball90's picture

that is why i said 'again' and 'this time will be different'.

William's picture

Terrible reading on my part, quick glance and comment. Sorry about that.

dubjayfootball90's picture

haha, its all good, not sure what kind of tone you were coming with, so i tried to keep mine dry and to the point. heh

RecruitBuck's picture

They just referred to fat sully being less dominant on tv! His "sveltness" appears to inhibit his post play.

tampa buckeye's picture

Got to love craft he always plays hard.

slippy's picture

How has no one told Craft to keep his elbow in?  Jump shots and free throws.

William's picture

How was that on Sully?

TLB's picture

Official wasnt looking.  He was watching the ball and saw the guy fall and Sully standing.

 

In the meantime, UM guy drives again using his arm to push off and no call.

The Vest-er's picture

Sullinger gets abused all game. I'd be frustrated too

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

TLB's picture

I think Sully has to bleed before they will call a foul.

headina's picture

I<3 smith jr

GO BUCKS

cwerph's picture

Come on, now, Buckeyes. Put them away!

slippy's picture

I think we found our other contributor...

TLB's picture

I think they have replayed every shot Burke has made.

tampa buckeye's picture

Rav playing some good mins

buckeyefan927's picture

Can't beat 'em, so let's trip 'em.

 

-Michigan Player

TLB's picture

Buford = rally killer

slippy's picture

So, regardless of the 6 TOs, shouldn't Buford sit for a rest?  Everyone else on the team has sat for a bit and only one with foul trouble.

the419's picture

Buford has 6 of our 8 turnovers.

the419's picture

Nothing makes me happier than zack novaks performence today. We think Buford chokes. Novak is the biggest pussy on floor

TLB's picture

We haven't gotten a call since the elbow flop

slippy's picture

Sully what are you doing?

William's picture

Going HAM like Kobe.../sarcasm

argyle182021's picture

Poor shot selection

William's picture

All year the team's shot selection has been pretty poor.

Bucks's picture

Craft is just insane.

slippy's picture

Morgan has missed 5 or 6 shots at the rim.

dubjayfootball90's picture

anyone else think that capital one baby in that commercial with jimmy fallon is ugly?

TLB's picture

I think it is breathtaking.

CanadianBuckeye's picture

Better question is how jimmy Fallon still has a job...

The Braden's picture

Michigan is done.  

CanadianBuckeye's picture

Close these bitches out! Sully showin up at the end of the game!

Powers's picture

They will be very tough to beat at their place but Sully should have a better game then

cwerph's picture

Based on what? The refs going to actually call fouls when he gets the crap beaten out of him?

TLB's picture

Valentine trying to keep it close to the end.

cwerph's picture

that was a stupid foul by Smith, but it was a foul

slippy's picture

Pass the ball WB!

madhatterhater's picture

Buford should have passed!

go bucks

Gcar's picture

See ya Mich !!

GregC

Powers's picture

was this game ever really in doubt?

dubjayfootball90's picture

and a lil cherry on top by WB

TLB's picture

Winner!

 

They can't all be perfect 10's

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

They were fortunate that we couldn't hit many 3's, otherwise it would've been much worse for them.

Class of 2010.

madhatterhater's picture

It's always nice to beat those guys!

go bucks

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Michigan is our bitch again!  Those refs were a fucking joke for the most part.  Sully cannot get a call anywhere.  Yet we still kicked their asses - cause Michigan still sucks!

Class of 2010.

superbuck's picture

YOU SAID MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS  SORRY BUT I MUST CORRECT YOU MICHIGAN HAS ALWAYS SUCKED AND ALWAYS WILL SORRY

OH-IO

Run_Fido_Run's picture

It's possible for Michigan to still AND always have sucked.

Question: Does Michigan still suck?

Answer: Yes, Michigan always sucked in the past and they still suck today. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I agree with all points...I only mentioned the present component of Michigan's sucking lol

Class of 2010.

DefendOhio's picture

Should have beat these clowns by more imo.

 

Anyone else nervous for the Wisky game?

Bucks43201's picture

738 days and counting....(since scUM last beat tOSU)

btw --- I was worried Kevin Harlan was going to cry a river of tears becuse scUM didn't get as many free throw attempts as he wanted. waaah waaaah waaaaah

clutch fade-away shot by Buford at the end to secure the cover

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

LZ Smith has been fantastic when the games have been on CBS.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.