Game 8: Western Michigan at Michigan Open Thread

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Dustin Johnston

Michigan looks to remain undefeated as it hosts the Western Michigan Broncos (6-1) for a Tuesday evening contest at the Crisler Center. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. with Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson on the call for the Big Ten Network. Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.

Pre-Game Reading

  • Mich man

    I really hope we can learn to evade the slow starts and to finish the game strong. Tonight would be a great opportunity to work on both. Go Blue!!!

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Dunno about slow starts… Have we seen a lot of that this year? Think that Michigan should look to put away Western though, we’ll see.

      • gobluemd16

        Definitely haven’t had a slow start, closing teams out is another issue, however.

      • Mich man

        A slow start doesnt just mean offensive numbers. The defense seems to struggle in the beginning of the game. There are multiple starts were our defense has been sluggish off the get go. I will make sure im more precise with my words next time i post.

    • A2JD

      Well, now you have a slow start to refer to before next game. :-)

  • bballkdp@sbcglobal.net

    hey guys, im trying on here if my pick to click will submit on this article..some reason its not letting me on the submit article…Im going with Glenn Robinson…I’ll keep trying back if my computer lets me lol. Go Blue

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Looks like it is there.

  • MGoTweeter

    Let’s Go Blue!

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Per Chantel Jennings on Twitter:

    RT @ChantelJennings: Max Bielfeldt with a boot on his right foot.

    • MGoTweeter

      Man that is disappointing. He showed some good potential against Bradley. Hopefully nothing serious

    • A2JD

      I wonder if that has something to do with his need for wide shoes? That clip you posted last week had Coach Beilein saying that the shoes they wore in Hawaii last year were the ones that were the best fit on him and then it looked like Max was wearing something different against Bradley.

  • countourzealous
    • countourzealous

      great stream quality, too.

    • CDeSana

      Thanks

  • Wayman Britt

    Remember Steve Hawkins comments when Beilein hired Barci.

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      More so Lavall right after Bacari.

      • Kool Breeze

        Think Hawkins wants. “W” in bad way! :)

    • A2JD

      What did he say?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mbainbridge2 Mike Bainbridge

    what kind of pass was that burke

  • CDeSana

    What was that Burke?

  • MGoTweeter

    A little sloppy on offense early and legs look a little tired on jump shots. Gotta settle in. Defense looks solid

  • Wayman Britt

    Our shooting % must be very low.

  • Jon Pence

    Live tempo-based stats for the game here http://www.scacchoops.com/ViewHDGame.asp?hSchedule=15518

  • Wayman Britt

    Did I just see Nick miss a free throw. That is rare.

  • Peter

    have we made an alley oop this year?

  • Peter

    we are getting the calls.

  • MGoTweeter

    Pick and roll is killing michigan. Not getting the help side on the roll after western makes a pass

  • Mattski

    Loved the way Timmy threw down on the fast break. Love the way he streaked back down the court on D afterward even more.

  • MGoTweeter

    Everyone except Burke is off. Getting good looks just not making them. Could easily be a fifteen point game right now

  • Alex

    9 or so pts off of turnovers. We can beat you in many ways.

  • Peter

    Good to see Horford playing well

    • MGoTweeter

      Best he has looked all year. Aggressive on the glass and a nice block

  • Mattski

    Jackson: why wouldn’t you? Not scintillating.

  • A2JD

    NIKKI BUCKETS! Finally!

    • eddieben

      Nikki 3-Balls!

  • Mattski

    I remember when we hoped Stauskas could be our Diebler. And then some.

  • A2JD

    Hardaway has had a couple of nice dimes tonight.

  • Alex

    Not a great shot to end the half but pretty solid half. Three point shooting should improve.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Halftime tempo free stats. Michigan 1.07 PPP, Western Michigan .66 PPP

    U-M 55% eFG%, 15% TO Rate, 21% OR Rate, 25% FTA/FGA
    WMU: 39% eFG%, 41% TO Rate, 36% OR Rate, 23% FTA/FGA

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Difference in this game is Western Michigan giving the ball away almost 1 out of 2 trips down the floor. Broncos also can’t hit a three (11%) but have been fairly efficient around the rim (54%)

  • MGoTweeter

    Not a great half. Just could not put together long stretches of either solid offense or defense. Hopefully they come out of the lockerroom and just put this away early

  • gpsimms

    So that was ugly as can be. Jordan was good and Trey was ok, except can someone please tell him his teammates are also allowed to shoot to end the half?

  • eddieben

    Hardaway is too good to be shooting and passing across his body.

  • Cory R

    Jordan Morgan is going to be the all-time leader in missed layups at Michigan by the time he’s done…..

  • CDeSana

    Come on mannnnn……. they look so out of it.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Not an impressive game but WMU turning the ball over isn’t going to give ‘em any chance. Michigan is sleep walking a bit but is still up by 16 points.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Trey Burke is racking up highlights this half.

  • CDeSana

    Anyone else ever notice that U