Game 18: Michigan at Minnesota Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan 62, Nebraska 47-19
Dustin Johnston

Michigan will look to bounce back from its loss at Ohio State on the road at Minnesota while facing off against yet another top 15 foe. A road win would be pivotal at this early stage for the Wolverines but Minnesota also enters the match-up looking to recover from a recent loss at Indiana. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (eastern) on ESPN with Dick Vitale, Dan Shulman and Andy Katz handling broadcasting duties.

Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.

Pre-Game Reading:

  • Mattski

    Lot of heads-up play on both ends; playing like vets.

  • Jim

    Why is Hardaway handling the ball at all? Especially in pressure, late game situations? He is too careless with the ball.

  • Mattski

    Magnificent freaking win.

  • DB

    Man, glad they have a week off after this game.

  • MGoTweeter

    Huge road win. Was not pretty at times but a really gutsy performance overall

  • Wayman Britt

    Well the Big Ten is living up to its reputation. Rough play, no calls and physical play.

  • DB

    I think almost all of us would have taken 1 for 2 in the two road games against highly ranked teams.

  • mistersuits

    This. Game. Just. Wouldn’t. End……

  • Scott Kremkow

    the top six in the B1G: Michigan Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and State. Games inside this six are huge!! any win over any of the other five on the road is huge. if we win all five home games. and steal two or so on the road we can be league champs! Still got to go to MSU, Indiana and Wisconsin but i love being 1-1 within the six on the road. going 2-3 or 3-2 is all it takes. This was enormous for the league. Remember Wisconsin got a win at Indiana. so we are even with them so far. if we can in in Madison. it will be huge. Protect Crisler. Win on the road vs Purdue, Illinois, Iowa, Penn St, Nebraska.

  • jemblue

    JB just loves facing the Gophers – he’s 7-1 against them in his last eight.

  • Alex

    Huge conference implications as we now hold the tiebreak with Minnesota after all that. Great rebound though defensive rebounding took a hit.

  • Scott Kremkow

    home vs Purdue ( win ), at Illinois ( win ), vs Northwestern (win), at Indiana ( loss ), vs Ohio State ( win ), at Wisconsin ( win ), at Michigan State ( loss ), vs Penn State ( win ), vs Illinois ( win ), at Penn State ( win ), vs Michigan State ( win ), at Purdue ( win ), vs Indiana ( win ) thats 15-3 in the B1G, mabye just 14-4 with a loss at Wisconsin perhaps. could drop to 13-5 with a loss at Illnois. Cant lose at home. we could be 28-3. or 27-4. this isnt that crazy!! after a trip to Lansing the schedule gets much easier.

    • MGoTweeter

      while I agree with you on where this team could be at the top end, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. There are a lot of games there that Michigan could lose (both Illinois games, Ohio, at Wisky, MSU, at Purdue and home Indiana). I would not be shocked at the end of the year if Michigan lost any one of those games, however I would also say I would not be shocked if Michigan won either of the two losses you gave them. It is going to be an incredible grind that hopefully will find Michigan atop the standings come the end of the year.