Game 22: Iowa at Michigan Open Thread

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It’s time for Michigan to put the joy of Thursday’s upset behind them and try to snap a three game home losing streak. Tip off is at 4 pm (BTN) and, as always, if you aren’t going to the game we encourage you to join the discussion in the comments of our site.

Bonus! This game also marks the triumphant return of David Merritt’s live post game chat. Make sure to stop by the site after the final horn and submit a question for Merritt to answer.

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  • CJD

    Michigan is playing with crazy confidence right now; Smot has put ball on the floor more often today than he had the whole season combined up t this game. Hopefully the results of both he and THJ today will carry through the rest of the season.

    • Tweeter

      Wish I could believe that this will carry over, but I think it is more a factor of Iowa just being that awful on defense.

      • CJD

        True Iowa is not good; but they are also being rewarded for the extra pass and playing the right way. I hope I see the day that THJ channels a little Manny with more and more aggressive play going to the rim because it is there for the taking almost every possession.

  • Tweeter

    Its a clinic

  • Alex

    All cylinders for the Wolverines right now. Really impressed though this is against Iowa. Nice time of the year to get on a bit of a roll.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Michigan has 25 points in the first 13 possessions of the second half. 2nd half eFG%: 109% — 10/11 (4-4 3pt) shooting.

  • wayman britt

    Not sure why Iowa does not over play out on the perimeter. They know we are going to shot threes.

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      They can’t stay in front either…

  • KRN

    HORFORD

  • Tweeter

    Arg, Horford has to be able to read that and just double that play immediately. No reason to let the post player spin right into the spot you should have been taking away..

  • Tweeter

    Holy F!!@ What a pass!!!!! that was awesome

  • Tweeter

    Double Dang!

  • SubAlum_06

    Sick behind the back to Vogrich

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Darius Morris is, uh, feeling it. Unreal.

    • Xerxes

      Can’t remember a sequence of possessions quite like that in awhile. A thing of beauty.

  • Duffy

    maybe we’ll get to see Jordan Dumars

    • CJD

      REDSHIRTED!!!

      • CJD

        But possible to see Christian and McLimans?

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      Pretty sure he is redshirting.

      • Duffy

        I had not heard that, thanks for the info. Maybe we’ll get to see McLimans and Person et al.

  • AG2

    Wow, Iowa *SUCKS*. They remind me of hat Oakland U would look like if they were in the Big Ten.

    Is there any debate that Zack Novak is the Big Ten Player of the Week??

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    A little sloppy stretch there but somewhat expected and a Novak three eases some concerns. 72-55 with 7:11 to play.

    • Tweeter

      72?

      • Dylan Burkhardt

        Yeah, my mistake. Fixed.

      • Tweeter

        that was quick :)

  • Tweeter

    Damn you Tim Doyle. Gotta ruin a compliment to Michigan by saying that Iowa will be in the upper half of the Big ten next year. No credibility

    • Tweeter

      Sry didnt realize that you cant say “d*mn.” My bad.

      • wayman britt

        Agree. Iowa will be better next year, but don’t see them in the top five.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Just a 12 point game… Michigan still getting too sloppy with the big lead.

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Darius Morris is 1 assist and 3 rebounds away from a triple double.

  • Tweeter

    My Gosh! When Morris is on, he is unreal

  • Tweeter

    Omg Morgan? What are you doing?

    • Dylan Burkhardt

      Was wondering the same thing…

  • Tweeter

    Hmmm…..Shoulda put this one away by now. Not pretty. That was an example of Morris needing a bit more seasoning

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    This is a classic move for a young team. Get up big and then lose focus. Need to close out strong these final three minutes.

  • Tweeter

    “The kids got Alligator blood!”

  • Tweeter

    Thats more like it. Despite Morgan making a number of questionable decisions over the last five minutes this has been one of his better games

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Make sure to hop over to our post game chat and ask David Merritt your questions!
    http://www.umhoops.com/2011/01/30/game-22-iowa-at-michigan-post-game-chat/

  • KRN

    Nice to see all 5 starters finish in double figures.

  • Tweeter

    Apparently the refs have packed it in…that was the definition of a charge

    • Tweeter

      and then an extremely quick five second call

  • Tweeter

    TRIPLE DOUBLE BIATCHES

  • KRN

    YESSSS MORRIS!!!

    • KRN

      BTW Thanks for that Iowa.

  • Tweeter

    The funny thing is, as soon as Cartwright passed the ball to the wing, you could see Morris go and box out like never before. He just knew

  • drae

    Very nice well balanced game… Going to come out from the jump to pull an upset in Columbus… Go Blue!

  • bigD

    Is Michigan eligible for the tournament this year? I keep hearing the announcers talking about their chances next year. What about this year? They seem to be playing pretty good right now.

  • drae

    They would have to make one heck of a run to make the tourney… Not to say it can’t happen but they have a tough couple of games to end the season…

    • Joel

      Yeah, they’d probably have to finish 7-2, *maybe* 6-3. Pretty unlikely.