Game 12: Bryant at Michigan Open Thread

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Photo Credit: MGoBlue

You know the drill. Tip off is 6 PM on the Big Ten Network. We’ll be discussing Michigan’s last game before Big Ten play begins so join in the comments. The game preview is the post below this, linked here.

  • jihadistjohn

    mike rothstein tweets that jordan dumars is NOT dressed tonight

    • Casey, CO

      Is tonight the first game he is eligible to play?

      • Dylan Burkhardt

        Sounds like grades aren’t 100% in yet, so he’s still out.

        • Casey, CO

          Any chance he even gets in the rotation this year?

          • Dylan Burkhardt

            Extremely unlikely.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Manny Harris is in the building.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    16-15 Michigan at the 12 minute time out. Bryant shooting 50% from three point range. Michigan shooting just 40% from long range but they have a handful of offensive rebound already — zone offense is still a work in progress.

  • moxin24

    Is there an audio stream that works? MGoBlue seems to be down.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Darius Morris already has 6 assists in just the first 11:30 of the game.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    8 minute timeout, Michigan leads 26-19. Vogrich is giving Michigan another big boost in the first half — picked up a nice layup in transition and then hit a three, both of Morris assists. Morris already has 7 dimes.

    • sven

      Sounds like Matt just made a real nice pass too.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Bryant is ruining all of those shooting percentage statistics — they are feeling it from three point range.

    • Casey, CO

      7-10… ridiculous

      • jihadistjohn

        many of them are from ridiculous distance too…law of averages will take over in the 2nd half…they’ll shoot more like Lane instead of Kobe

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Michigan leads by 10 at the break 45-35. We haven’t seen a whole lot of shootouts this year but this one qualifies. Michigan scoring 1.5 points per possession and Bryant at 1.16 points per trip. Michigan has shot the ball well (65 eFG%) and have only turned the ball over once.

    As Casey, CO stated, Bryant is 7-10 from three which is why they are still in the game.

  • KRN

    Ok, Tim Doyle seriously needs to stop.

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      Yeah, just terrible.

  • Alex

    Hoping Michigan comes our firing this second half on the defensive end. Their three point percentage seems rediculous.

  • steve

    This is a little ridiculous… 1-9 team having the best shooting night against us… This is like an acc game

  • Casey, CO

    Well Bryant has come out just as hot from 3 as they were in the first half

  • jihadistjohn

    per shepard/merritt on the radio, this kid from the ukraine had made ONE three pointer all season before tonight…he absolutely can’t miss for some st00pid reason

  • Tom

    I like how Michigan seems to be taking the open shot and we’re hitting. With Bryant it’s just someone jacking a three and they’re getting lucky that they all seem to fall. Some of theirs are in their offense, but we seem to be working within our offense for our threes. Just my take.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Morris has 14 points, 12 ast, and 6 rebounds with 7 minutes left. Michigan offense is still rolling but Bryant’s offense hasn’t slowed down much, it’s 70-57 with 7 mins left.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Michigan just tied the school record for made threes in a game — 16.

    • Casey, CO

      Did Bryant break there record too ha?

  • Casey, CO

    Were doing our best MSU impression from the free throw stripe tonight :/

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Michigan wins 87-71. Morris was just ridiculous with 24pts, 12ast, and 6 reb. Stick around for post game including video interviews and our normal recap.

  • sven

    BRING ON PURDUE!

  • Aaron

    We need to relocate our defense before the Big 10 season!

    • Tweeter

      not much you can do on D when teams just make shots. Good offense always beats good defense in basketball.

      • Mith

        Agreed. I thought our D was fine, Bryant simply was on fire. If they shoot a more normal 3 pt%, then its an easy 20 point win.

        Can’t wait for the Purdue game. A win sets the tone for the whole B10 season.

  • Kenny

    beilein needs to find a solution to attack the 2-3 zone.

    • Tweeter

      did you watch the game tonight? That was a clinic on how to dismantle a 2-3 zone. We got wide open threes, layups off of set plays, and wide open high post jump shots. Plus for good measure we pushed it in transition a couple time to beat the zone down then court. This team has had problems with zone in the past, but tonight was not an example of that by any stretch.

    • gpsimms

      I was actually going to mention, crappy team disclaimers, etc, but this put to rest a few fears i’ve had since the syracuse game…

  • GrandChamp

    The buttterfly!!