Game 30: Michigan at Purdue Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 58, Michigan State 57-9
Dustin Johnston

Michigan’s teetering Big Ten title hopes were rejuvenated on Tuesday evening as Ohio State won at Indiana. Michigan has to win at Purdue and against Indiana on Sunday to claim a share of the title for the second consecutive year.

The Indiana game will draw the headlines but tonight’s match-up at Purdue won’t come easy. The Wolverines have lost four consecutive games on the road and face a Boilermaker team that enters play after a marquee victory at Wisconsin over the weekend. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. eastern on the Big Ten Network with with Shon Morris and Eric collins handling broadcasting duties.

Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game to share your thoughts, predictions and observations.

Pre-Game Reading:

  • davis104

    One stop and its a free throw game

  • Mattski

    Just don’t give them the line like it was the autobahn, fellas.

    • Mattski

      lane. lane. or maybe just lame.

  • MGoTweeter

    Pnr with stauskas?

  • Champswest

    Have to get points here

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

    clutch

  • Mattski

    Okay, every man-jack who’s over 40, swallow a baby aspirin.

  • David

    Not a very good defensive effort here. Last 4 Purdue possessions — 9 points.

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

    I get the guy is on fire…but one stop? please?

  • MGoTweeter

    Maybe deny Johnson the ball?

    • Mattski

      Clearly not in the plan.

  • David

    11 points on last 5 possessions now.

  • David

    One stop and the game would’ve been over.

  • Dave Pratt

    Even if we win can we stop any team in the tourney on the defensive end?

    • MGoTweeter

      Not unless they play at crisler.

  • Mattski

    If Burke isn’t player of the year no one has EVER been.

  • Dave Pratt

    Glad Belein called TO to ice Burke.

  • Champswest

    Burke saves us again.

  • MGoTweeter

    I have nothing good to say right now. Michigan is fortunate and has a big game on Sunday.

    • gobluemd16

      No reason to be so negative, man. Yes we played really bad for a stretch of 20 minutes, but instead of losing by 10-15 we outscored them by 17 in the last 11 minutes. We fought back, and Trey played amazing in that stretch.

  • sshow

    I hear the concerns by others but c’mon we are one win away from being co-B1G champs! I grew up with UofM being top 10 in the country but I also remember very clearly the early 2000’s. A little positivity never hurts.

    • David F.

      No doubt. We get to play for a Big Ten crown.

    • Dave Pratt

      Issue is talent is there now and with that comes expectations. Good basketball is not being played especially on the defensive end

  • Mattski

    Strange game. Played very poorly at times but scored 80. Smile, everybody. We play Indiana for a piece of the championship Sunday!