Game 8: Iowa State at Michigan Open Thread

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Michigan hosts Iowa State in its first home game in over two weeks and its first weekend game of the season. Tip off is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

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  • Alex

    We get production like this from our Bigs we are going to win a lot of games.

    • Jeff

      We seem to be fine when we get good games from two of them. Today Morgan has been stellar and we got unexpected help from McLimans.

  • Jordan Morgan taking advantage of Ejim guarding him — 10 points against the 6-foot-6 220 pound defender. Some very nice moves out of JoMo this half after he struggled to finish in the first.

  • Mikebainbridge20

    OT: Southern Miss up 14-0 on Houston. So much for Houston fans talkin crap about Michigan and how we are irrelevant.

  • eadfaf

    Is it just me or does Burke hold off on making the pick and roll pass through a tight window, something that Darius would do with ease last year?

  • Michigan stretches the lead to 51-33… this one is slowly creeping away. U-M scoring the ball with ease in the second half.

  • Michigan has made 7 of 7 two point shots to start the second half, only attempted one three (a miss). 

  • OldMan

    Looking good now. Let’s get Vogrich some shots and get his confidence up. He must be doing it in practice or he would not be going in so soon.

  • Jeff

    That last pass by Stu had bonehead written all over it, but he manage to squeeze it in there. I really hope he starts contributing again. I think we’re going to need him before all is said and done.

  • Mikebainbridge20

    seriously I wanna see more Akunne. Vogrich can’t shoot anymore

    • Brian

      It is 8 games in to the season.  Vogrich did not forget how to shoot.  

      • OldMan

        I think he just needs to hit one. Hopefully today

  • davis104

    Vogrich is heading into Gavin Groninger territory

  • Evan Smotrycz picks up his fourth foul with 11 minutes to play. 

  • Mikebainbridge20

    I think it is about to be Carlton time

    • OldMan

      Get him in there. I think we are going to need him down the line.

    • Billiam

      I hope you are right.  Burke hasn’t been playing a lot this half.  It seems Belein wants to spend more time getting our back-up PGs some experience.

      • Billiam

        …and right as I say that Burke steps back in

  • davis104

    Turning into pick-up ball at the CCRB

  • Mikebainbridge20

    ESOOO

  • davis104

    Michigan shooting 20-27 from two point territory 

  • Second half of the game has been a bit sloppy but Michigan did a great job of grabbing this game from the get-go in the second half. This is very much the convincing win that U-M needed here.

    • Mikebainbridge20

      I agree until these last few minutes here. It’s been a sloppy game IMO all around. Maybe I have high expectations but I want better than this. Plus the same guys are still struggling: Smotz, Vog, Stu

  • Mikebainbridge20

    can we trade White for Smotz. So sick of him

    • Alex

      Smotz is still a sophomore in his 8th game. Relax he will improve.

    • Jeff

      Smotrycz is an important part of this team. He’s been really inconsistent and has picked up Morgan’s habit of getting into foul trouble, but he’s also made some valuable contributions. Even today he had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, despite being in foul trouble the whole game.

  • Michigan going with all guards here against Iowa State’s pressure. Iowa State gets the offensive rebound off a FT. Michigan turns it over and we’ve got a game. 68-60 Iowa State ball.

  • Mikebainbridge20

    yea it is nice to win…all I have to say is meh tho…I expect better

    • Brian

      Based on your postings I bet you were ready to fire Beilein last year as well.  It is 8 games into the season with a young team, this is not the same team that will be playing in March.  There will be growing pains.  

  • YSU_Golfer

    torrent?   mgovideo?     GO BLUE