Game 10: Arkansas Pine Bluff at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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It’s final exam season in Ann Arbor and the Wolverines welcome Arkansas Pine Bluff to Crisler Arena this evening. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. eastern and the game will be televised on ESPNU or online at ESPN3.com.

Join in the discussion below to share your predictions, in game comments and post game analysis.

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  • JimC

    M by 2, or more.

  • JimC

    by the way, the ESPN page shows the game is on ESPNU (?)

    • Yup. Like I said in the post — ESPNU or ESPN3.com.

      • JimC

        sry I spaced out again.  Must read post BEFORE commenting.

        • Mattski

          Never hurts, but hey. . . you’re among friends. 

  • Mikebainbridge20

    Go Blue!!!

    • Danguilm

      85 on Sirius XM

  • JimC

    Is someone going to post the obligatory uniforms comment?

    • What about the uniforms now?

    • A2JD

      Sure.  Damn you, Adidas!  Bring back the Fab 5 or Glen Rice era design!  

      • A2JD

        Not a big fan of the knee high tube socks either but that seems to be a players call.

  • Mikebainbridge20

    Smotz gettin his stroke going

  • Wayman Britt

    3 point shooting contest.

  • skitchbeatz

    Apparently John Beilein is the Steve Jobs of basketball. Arrogant, unwavering and has a bad temper.

    • Wayman Britt

      yeah that was kind of offbeat, but the announcer sure loves Beilein.

    • Mattski

      I’d prefer ‘the Linus Torvalds,’ but you can’t have everything. 

    • A2JD

      Did somebody say that on the broadcast?  That’s about the opposite of how I’d describe him. 

  • GregGoBlue

    Congrats on #500 Zach! 

  • South Florida Maize Rage

    Not feeling the socks on Blake McLimans. Just sayin’.

  • Arkansas Pine Bluff is as advertised. Michigan leads 20-6 with an 89% eFG% 8 minutes in.

  • DB

    Pine Bluff has hit two shots and both were bombs from way beyond the line.  They are…not good.

  • BigTimeTimmyTim

    Why was McClimans first off the bench?  Anything up with Horford?

    • Yep. Horford is nursing an injury to his foot. Figure they’ll shut him down a bit here. His minutes were limited the last couple games. 

    • A2JD

      Horford’s foot may still be giving him problems and we don’t really need him tonight.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Coach B is just giving him the night off.

  • Man oh man… Mark Adams loves him some John Beilein.

  • Mattski

    Jeebus I hate Duke. Losing them is supposed to be some kind of honor in itself.

  • Wayman Britt

    Smot point guard not

    • Mattski

      You’re a couple of syllables away from the bball haiku of the week there, Wayman.

  • A2JD

    I want to see some BRUNDIDGE!

    • JimC

      YES!!

  • Jonny T

    streams besides ESPN3?

  • GregGoBlue

    WHO IS THIS MYSTERIOUS PLAYER? 

  • DB

    That was their first foul with 7:53 left in the half.  APB hasn’t scored since 16:18

  • GregGoBlue

    Dylan, what livestats do you use?

  • Wayman Britt

    I would rest Trey.

  • Pine Bluff in double digits! Hopefully we see some of the bench get some solid run in the second half.

  • A2JD

    Brundidge, please- Give him some run!

  • Unfortunately live commenting appears to be broken again… for me at least.

  • Jeff

    Took APB almost 17 minutes to get a 2nd scorer into the books. Nice to see Stu finally hit a three. Keep waiting for him to get untracked.

  • maxwell’s demon

    This is the worst team I can ever recall playing.

  • JimC

    I’ve decided that this comment thread is more interesting than the game stream, so I turned it off.   By the way, what is APB’s mascot?   The Pinebluffers?

    • rlcBlue

      Their offense is The Missing Persons

  • OK … Hardaway slamming his back and head on the floor is the worst thing I can imagine during this game. 

    • JimC

      I cannot Like that comment.

  • Wayman Britt

    Wow that was scary.  The whole season flashed before my eyes with Tim laying on the floor.

  • Blake McLimans just set the screen of the year.

  • DB

    Even if he is feeling okay, no need to put Timmy back in this game.

  • A2JD

    McLimans with the bone crusher.

  • Michigan: 1.18 PPP, 55% eFG%, 19% TO Rate, 35% Off Reb %, 21% FT Rate (FTA/FGA)
    APB: .53 PPP, 27% eFG%, 28% TO Rate, 20% Off. Reb %, 12% FTR (FTA/FGA)

    It’s one of those kind of games…

  • lovingtheblue

    I know a lot of different things have to

  • D9imfine

    Not sure why he would not play Eso one minute in the first half but put him in previous games with the game in the balance??

  • Look’s like Tim’s okay.

  • Vogrich, money. Great to see.

    • Wayman Britt

      Yep now two

  • @ Dylan, I know Vogrich hasn’t been shooting well this year, same sort of slump as Stu or just unlucky?

  • Wayman Britt

    Three more minutes than I would bring Carlton in for Trey.  Who cares if he is not a true PG.

  • skitchbeatz

    I’m nervous about this one.

  • Sloppy. Plenty of second half turnovers by Michigan… Seems like they are falling asleep at the wheel.

  • Wayman Britt

    Horford better get healthy, Blake just is not a Big Ten caliber player

    • Mattski

      Screener, yes. 

  • Wayman Britt

    I don’t know why Trey is in this game.

  • skitchbeatz

    Vogrich coming out party.

  • Mattski

    Funny how the socks pulled all the way up work for Hardaway but not McLimans. On McLimans, it looks like his mother chose them for him. On Hardaway it looks like he’s confident enough that he can pull them all the way up like some kid whose mother dresses him and still look cool.  

  • Mattski

    Jeez, might as well put the bench in, let them do the screwing up. 

  • Brundidge sighting at the 1 minute mark… Ugh, so many turnovers.

  • Wayman Britt

    Why do you think Carlton did not get more time tonight?

    • Jaisdaddy1

      good question… hard to believe he still not picking up the offense… they will need him come Big 10 conference time …

  • jaisdaddy

    I’m as much as an Eso fan as the next guy but he
    CAN NOT be the backup PG… He’s struggling with the guards from the SWAC what’s he going to do against big 10 guards…

    • Ya think Trey Burke might be a teeny bit important for this team’s success?

      • Jaisdaddy1

        if he goes down this team has a serious issue…

    • D9imfine

      He has played well as a backup against better competition he should be allowed to work through his issues just as well as everybody else. I guarantee that kid is more then capable!