Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Penn State Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 79, Penn St. 71-3
Dustin Johnston

Michigan opens Big Ten Tournament play this afternoon at approximately 2:30 eastern time at the United Center in Chicago. The Wolverines will face off against a Penn State team that handed them their most embarrassing loss of the season just a few short weeks ago at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Michigan-Penn State will be televised on the Big Ten Network but reference the Big Ten Tournament bracket for full times and television listings. We’ll start the open thread a bit early to cover tournament play throughout the day.

Pre-Game Reading:

  • Mattski

    Nice BOOB play

  • MGoTweeter

    What happened to thjr on the boards?

  • MGoTweeter

    Did Burke just twist his ankle? Hobbling after the psu throwaway

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

      Looks like he was walking something off.

  • rlcBlue

    Has disqus crashed again? Can’t believe nobody has any comments…

    • sighpants

      pretty sure we’re all just dumbstruck at getting lit up offensively by PSU for the third time this year

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

        Hey at least we are scoring 1.3 PPP :-)

      • Guest

        So misleading today. It helps that we have a bunch of Offensive rebounds.

    • MGoTweeter

      Was wondering the same thing. Can you not see my comments?

      • rlcBlue

        Seeing yours.

        • MLaw

          Seeing Both.

  • Kyle

    Up 7 with the ball and Momentum on our side…. then long tv timeout followed by a quick play and then another long tv timeout….

    Hope we still have momentum. College basketball sadly has no flow with all the timeouts.

    • Kyle

      If anything, the long breaks hurt Penn St today. We took total control after this. Thank you for not giving me a mental break down! Go BLUE!

  • MGoTweeter

    I have been as negative as anyone on this blog over the last month about michigans defense but I am really surprised at some of the comments today. I think too many of you are blinded by the kenpom numbers. Psu is making tough shots for the most part. Yes there have been periods of lapse by michigan but nothing like the lapses they had at psu or late in the half against Purdue.

    • MLaw

      We are however, really that bad at free throws.

    • gobluemd16

      It got better but I think it was really bad still the first 25 minutes. I went back to look at replays especially because of your comment. There were at least 4 instances I noted that the big man went to hedge (primarily Jon and Mitch) and Newbill, I think for all of them, just split the half-hearted hedge and got in the lane to either hit a floater/pull-up or dished to a big man for an easy two. It has to be made harder than that. Other, better, teams can use our weak rotations on the back end to lead to other easy twos or kick out to open shooters.

  • MGoTweeter

    Dang horford learned how to catch and finish? What did our bench bigs eat today? Lets get bielfeldt an mclimans in there quick

  • wootpants

    Jon Horford, everyone.

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

    Michigan up 14 with 10:23 to play… Feels familiar.

  • Mattski

    Nicely distributed scoring, approaching five guys with 10 or more. Let’s see if Michigan can FINISH this game.

    • hopehopehope

      outpacing their performance at PSU, the game was down to single digits at the under 8.

  • MGoTweeter

    Michigan maintaining the defensive effort and psu has cooled off and started forcin things

  • rlcBlue

    OK, guys, I gotta go – don’t let the past repeat itself.

  • Mattski

    Trey will trip over you and reap a foul, if nothing else.

  • wtfpants

    lol i guess you can just run people over now

  • Mattski

    This one’s over.

  • MLaw

    Get Burke and McGary some rest for tomorrow.

  • MGoTweeter

    Caris a little itchy to shoot there. I really do love his confidence but I think he is still two years away from getting his body in shape to consistently compete

  • MGoTweeter

    How many centers in the B1G are better than borovjnik? I got nix, zeller and berggren. That is it

    • Erob

      mbakwe

      • MGoTweeter

        Not really a center in my mind. But ok I would take him over borovjnik if you have to play him at center

        • Erob

          He’s definitely a natural PF, but he plays center for MN this year.

  • MGoTweeter

    Good win. Best overall performance in quite some time. Hopefully there is carry over to tomorrow

  • CDeSana

    Missed the game will a replay be available?

    • MGoTweeter

      im guessing that BTN will replay the games sometime during the night tonight.

  • gobluemd16

    Great second half, offense was incredible.