BTT Game 1: Michigan vs. Illinois Open Thread

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Tip off is 2:30 pm, or after the Northwestern-Ohio State game on ESPN (or streaming at ESPN3.com. As usual, we encourage you to join the discussion in the comments below. Here’s all of the standard pregame coverage:

  • Tweeter

    YEA BOY

  • JimC

    it …..is……alive

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    And there’s the run. Conseco is alive. 51-51 with 3:17 to play.

  • Greyblue

    Tied! Unbelievable.

  • Azad

    Can we get a stop??? Smotrycz on the floor is helping us because Tisdale is forced to guard him outside.

  • Alex

    Let’s Go Blue.

  • Tweeter

    Man another tough bounce there as it looked like hardaway might have been able to grab that ball.

  • chris

    thought he was set for that charge

    • JimC

      me 2…………..need ..replay

  • Mattski

    Beilein is so resolutely positive–it’s amazing.

    • Tweeter

      he is a man of great faith

  • Azad

    Am I a homer for thinking that was a charge?

  • CJD

    I see the bench is awefully short this game…..

  • Tweeter

    Make free throws please

  • billiam

    TIMMAY!

  • JimC

    JUNIORRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dylan Burkhardt

    Wow. Tim Hardaway Jr. gives Michigan the lead with 1:27 to play 56-53.

  • Tweeter

    THJR that is all

  • JimC

    Cole is gone!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tweeter

    Alright Smotrycz knock these down

    • Nick

      As much I would like to Smot-bash right now. I can’t bring myself to do it after he hit his 3’s this half. The front end would have been nice though…

  • chris

    oh my god Smot! give me a break

    • Azad

      I wanted Hardaway to go get that rebound so that he could shoot the free throws instead. Defend the 3 here, make them bring it in

  • Tweeter

    ugh. Ok lets get a stop here

  • Moe1989

    man i hate these one for ones

  • Tweeter

    NAILS NOVAK

  • CJD

    Ouch!!!!!!!!!!

  • chris

    wouldnt want anyone but novak taking these fts

  • DB

    Get 1 Zack

  • Mattski

    Woo wooo!

  • chris

    Can’t believe how this game played out…we are destined

  • DB

    Even if he misses the second, they have to dribble all the way down the court now.

  • Nick

    Novak is our Mike Henneman. Yes! Bring on O-lie-o State!

  • Greyblue

    Bring on the Buckeyes!

  • buddhafrog

    I’ve been too hyped and stressed to comment – until now BOOM!!!!! Go Blue Baby!

  • Azad

    PUNCH THAT TICKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Tweeter

    what a gutty, gutty, gutty performance. Bring on the Buckeyes, we aint done yet

  • JimC

    Done it baby!

  • Gary

    Great comeback – Great win!

  • umhoopsreader

    This team is pretty special. They looked dead in the water, but again showed so much heart to win this game. So proud of this team. I love these guys!

    • Nick

      Me too. Can’t wait to watch next week.

  • Nick

    Did he just say we closed the game on a 24-1 run? Wow. Are you kidding me?

    • UMQuasi

      A little dyslexia, it was 21-4, but still incredibly impressive

      • Nick

        Ok, makes more sense. In my fits of joy, I misheard the announcer. Thanks.

  • billiam

    We’re up by three for those not able to watch!

  • Alex

    Great game to listen to and this team is so special. Going to be tough to keep them out of the Tourney now. I am so proud of them.

  • rlc

    This team has so much more mental toughness than its fans… myself included.