Game 26: Illinois at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Photo: Patrick Radigan

Michigan State’s upset win in Columbus leaves Michigan just a game out of a first place tie entering today’s game against Illinois. Tip off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Crisler Center and although the same is sold out you can watch it on CBS or streaming live here.

Follow along and participate in the comments section below before, during and after the game this afternoon.

Pre-Game Content

  • Guest

    Our plan is to continually possess the ball for the last 6 minutes of the game.

  • rlcBlue

    Okay, can we keep the ball for the rest of the game by just running off tackle?

    • rlcBlue

      But we missed the field goal at the end of the drive…

  • Scott1222

    How is Illi not in penalty yet…

  • BluMoon

    Make it a short game and keep going inside.

  • rlcBlue

    THJ back on the court for the final four minutes.

  • Zok

    burke is good on the break man. nice

  • jemblue

    That looked just like the game-winner against MSU.

    • vaneasy2338

       we had the same number of points too haha

  • rlcBlue

    How many fouls until we’re in the bonus?

  • Zok

    good take THjr. Not going up soft I like it.

  • Scott1222

    Nice aggressive move to basket THJ…confidence is back!!

  • rlcBlue

    Smotz missed the bus.

  • Lunar1

    wow, must you have the ball to foul w/a charge?

  • always makin it close….geez

  • Guest

    I think Big Ten officials grew up with dictionaries that had the page with the word “consistency” ripped out of it or something…Unreal some of the calls they make which they completely ignore for the rest of the game…

    • Scott1222

      Agreed

  • rlcBlue

    Here comes the press – protect the ball and make your free throws…

  • jemblue

    So Smotrycz gets whistled for a moving screen on one end, and then is victimized by a moving screen at the other.  Frustrating.

    • rlcBlue

      Can’t commit it out at half court – too easy to see.

  • Scott1222

    Smotty….TO cost us 3 pts…these plays r killers come tourney time…gota b smarter…

  • vaneasy2338

    zack and trey are the two I trust at the line this time of the game

  • jemblue

    Does Novak have a double-double?  He’s got a ton of boards in this half.

    • JDR

      one rebound away it seems

  • rlcBlue

    Morgan the only one standing in the way of perfection from the line today.

  • Scott1222

    Burkes veins made me cold watchn….LOL

  • Scott1222

    Can we inbound the ball please

  • rlcBlue

    Smotrycz dribbles out of the double team! Without losing the ball!

  • JDR

    Why are we fouling??!

  • dumbbbbbbb

  • Zok

    good W. gotta work on the Rebs but hopefully we are starting to see Smot/Vogrich/Thjr come out of their  slumps

  • Mattski

    A week to prep for OSU, while they play Tuesday. Oughta lengthen M’s odds. 

  • Scott1222

    Good win…can we get some breathing room now in the top 25…we don’t seem to get any respect in these polls every week…

    • rlcBlue

      Lot of losses in the bottom half of the poll this week – wouldn’t be surprised to see us back in the top 20.

      • Scott1222

        Yes sir

  • Alex

    Solid team effort today. Don’t think we win without a good effort from Tim and Smotrycz. Nice to see them stuffing the stat sheets again.

    • jemblue

      Don’t forget Vogrich coming off the bench and chipping in eight (I think).

      • Alex

        Yeah you’re right. He also played 18 minutes which is huge. We did have a bit of foul trouble but Vogrich helps out a lot with that.

        If this team continues to work and nobody is in a slump come March watch out. We will be a tough out for any team.

  • Chris Fileti

    GGreat gane