Game 14: Northwestern at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Scott Mapes

Michigan looks to move to 2-0 in league play with an early Sunday game against the Northwestern Wildcats. Michigan’s 6-foot-6 sophomore Glenn Robinson III is a game-time decision after injuring his ankle at Minnesota on Thursday, but he’s dressed and participating in early warm-ups.

Tip off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. from the Crisler Center with Eric Collins and Shon Morris on the broadcast. Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game.

Pre-Game Reading

  • Kam

    Smart play.. Caris ran ahead which meant the man took him, and glenn slowed down right into the gap and got the easy dunk!

  • RikSmits

    Horford picking it up on D and boards

  • wil

    Love it when Horford adds some offense

  • jakelam2116

    Good to see Horford able to hit that midrange J when the shot clock’s winding down. Not pretty, but an option to have in those situations.

    • Kam

      i thought it was pretty for a big man

  • Kam

    bad call… Jon did nothing

  • Man, two terrible foul calls on Horford. Poor guy.

  • jakelam2116

    Curious to see that Iowa-Wisconsin game. Think the Hawkeyes will present a big challenge, especially considering how close they came to winning at Hilton.

  • jemblue

    16 boards combined from Morgan and Horford.

  • Kam

    Irvin has made 1 less 3 pointer than Gary harris and is shooting a much higher %

    • And he’s made 24 fewer twos and 38 fewer FTs :-)

      • Kam

        yea… haha he’s only a 3 point shooter at the moment

    • guestavo

      Gary Harris is having a subpar year and no one is talking about it.

      • Chezaroo

        Injury plagued career so far, but a wonderful talent when healthy. Made IU wish he would have stayed home with his career high last outing. Has had numerous nagging ailments that he has attempted to play through that hasn’t allowed any consistent healthy span of games.

        • guestavo

          I”m not so sure he is as injury plagued as people claim. When he has a good game like yesterday he is “healthy” but when he is inefficient all of sudden the narrative of him having nagging ailments come into play. Funny.

          • Chezaroo

            Showed out in last. Has had very limiting shoulder problems and ankle issues. He has sit multiple times in his young career so far because of them. Was best player on the court in the IU game. Hard working nice young man. Hope his NBA career begins next year!

  • jmeyne99

    Time to give Max some run. We will need him at some point.

  • jemblue

    Amazing that we’re averaging more assists this year than under any other Beilein team. Really speaks to our unselfishness.

  • Kam

    Nice pass NIK

  • Chezaroo

    Really difficult seeing NU winning one or two games in conference this year. They have no scoring at all, minus DC.

    • Home games against PU, NEB and PSU are their chances but will be tough.

      • Chezaroo

        Home court is the equalizer, but this team can not score.

        • Kam

          i think their only shot is against Neb

          • Chezaroo

            Tough break we only get them once this year.

    • mazs

      Clearly Nw not as good as last few years. I get that they were frustrated not getting to the dance, but I believe Carmody was an under-rated coach who ran a scheme that gave Northwestern a shot at wins–particularly at home. I don’t believe Collins will be a fix.

      • Chezaroo

        Has some nice recruits coming in next year. Key will be how he does at keeping some of the in-state suburban talent to give them a look.

  • Kam

    2-0 in the BIG so far.. GO BLUE

  • jakelam2116

    Taking care of business. Need to continue on Thursday.

  • mazs

    Gotta get Caris back on track if we hope to make a real impact in conference. Last 6 games: 7.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg and apg–and seems to be struggling in his man D.

    • jemblue

      He’s really a high-variance guy. He can drop 20 or go scoreless. He seems to have been pressing a bit lately – needs to let the game come to him.

      • Chezaroo

        He has to have the ball in his hands to score. Until he learns to catch and shoot, his point production will always be limited by his number of touches he has to initiate.

        • Chris De Sana

          This is why they should run some minutes with him at point with both Walton and Spike on the bench

          • Chezaroo

            I’ve always been an advocate of that.

          • guestavo

            Or pair him with Spike in the backcourt, since Spike can catch and shoot.

          • Chris De Sana

            So can Irvin and he is a far better on ball defender.

          • guestavo

            Then you lose a competent passer because Levert cannot play PG at this point and time.

          • Chris De Sana

            We just disagree is all

        • guestavo

          Been saying this for awhile but it’s like people skip over this fact.