Game 5: Michigan vs. Florida State Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 93, S Carolina St 59-27
Dustin Johnston

Michigan takes on Florida State this evening for a trip to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game on Sunday evening. Florida State blew out VCU on Thursday night are one of the biggest teams the Wolverines will face all season.  Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. (eastern) on ESPN2 with Dan Dakich and Dave O’Brien on the call.

Join in the discussion before, during and after the game to add your comments, thoughts and predictions.

Pre-Game Reading

  • Of Merritt and Morris

    For as much as we knock GRIII offensively, he still is 5 for 9

  • wolverine

    GR3 where u been

  • guestavoe

    GR3 game should be strictly one step jumpers and screen/curls

  • mattD

    tHE LAST 5-7 MINS IS THE BEST GR3 has played at Michigan on both ends

  • Tony

    Michigan has scored on all 6 of their overtime possessions. Unfortunately Florida St has scored on 4 of their 5

  • MGoTweeter

    Big rebound Walton. Now make these

  • arsenal926

    Incredibly impressed with how Walton has played down the stretch. Got the ball to playmakers, didn’t force anything, and play fantastic on the bottom of the zone. Oh and those clutch free throws can’t be understated as well.

  • guestavoe

    Walton making me look dumb

    • mattD

      Much the same as GR3 has mad me look that last 5-7 minutes. I’ll gladly look like a fool in exchange for a W

  • Ben Sheler

    Coming to a draft board near you…Nik Stauskas

  • MGoTweeter

    Arg one levert step away from this being over

  • guestavoe

    Levert has too start being mindful and clean up these reckless TO

  • jemblue

    FSU just won’t die. They have made timely 3s all game.

  • MGoTweeter

    No turnovers and make your free throws

  • Tony

    Ugh of course that shot goes in after the traveling call.

  • guestavoe

    I hear you Dakich but last time we didn’t foul Wisconsin happened lol

    • Of Merritt and Morris

      Exactly my thoughts, I’m terrified of this game becoming that

      • Of Merritt and Morris

        Probably just me being paranoid though

  • MGoTweeter

    Hmm gotta think about fouling

  • jemblue

    Seriously, why can’t we shoot FTs? Why is an otherwise good shooting team so mediocre from the stripe?

    • guestavoe

      Youth

      • jemblue

        They don’t shoot FTs in high school? I don’t know if I really buy that. And it’s not just the freshmen who struggle. I don’t know what the deal is but it’s been an issue the last two years.

  • Tony

    Having Wisconsin flashbacks from last year

  • please foul

    foul. foul. foul….if he makes.

  • Tony

    Gah the freshman chokes a bit but I’ll take the W!

    • guestavoe

      Good rep for him to get used to that type of pressure

  • MGoTweeter

    Yikes. Didnt fsu have a timeout?

  • hello

    didn’t fsu have a timeout left? weird.

  • Tommy Amaker

    two things: 1. Walton is a very impressive rebounder for his size
    2. Is it just me or does Caris LeVert always seem to make a very shaky mistake that proves very costly in late game situations….that travel, then he gets the three hit in his face…..every clutch situation I just remember the Wisconsin game….

  • jemblue

    Whew. Gutty win, anyway.

  • Dustin Stone

    Young team starting to slowly build that identity and find some grit. Nice come back win boys!

  • guestavoe

    Can they cut to Greenberg and Pearl so we can hear them backtrack?

  • MGoTweeter

    Lots to work on but a win is better than a loss. Lets go win the championship Sunday!

  • Chezaroo

    Simple. Play better team defense, and take higher percentage shots. Victory!

  • mistersuits

    Wowzers. I had written that game off, 16 point 2nd half comeback. Glad the team has more heart than I do!

  • gobluemd16

    Gotta work on FT, limiting defensive penetration, transition D, among other things, but WHAT A WIN! Showed a ton of heart and fight. I doubt we win that game if we don’t play those tourney games last year or the game at ISU this season.

  • gobluemd16

    We started making a run once I logged off, so I never got back on until we won haha

  • Cazzie

    Fsu used their last t.o to ice walton

    • gobluemd16

      They had two and one was still remaining.. We called the TO in between Walton FT’s if I am not mistaken

  • gobluemd16

    1-3-1 was obviously the key defensively and Nik really heated up. We will be seeing a lot of him and Mitch in the two-man game. Our offense also really found a groove in the OT

  • Dana

    That was exactly what this team needed. Everyone was too comfortable taking shots they can make and not taking enough they will make. Huge growth in that game, for the first time since the season tipped off I’m optimistic

  • Christopher Cheek

    that picture up top wasn’t from today’s game… lol Michigan wore the Maize and FSU wore white today!! funny

    • Burke_Does_Work

      This was vs. South Carolina State, and the thread was posted before the game vs FSU began so it was just a picture to show the team, not illustrate anything from the game.

      • Christopher Cheek

        gotcha, it was just an observation is all… lol it’s all good