Game 19: Michigan at Michigan State Open Thread

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Michigan heads to the Breslin Center tonight to battle Michigan State for sole possession of first place.

Tip off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on ESPN with College GameDay festivities beginning from the Breslin Center at 6 p.m. Dick Vitale and Dan Shulman will man the broadcast for ESPN. Branden Dawson and Adreian Payne are not expected to play for the Spartans.

Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game

Pre-Game Reading:

  • Ben Sheler

    OMG Can vitale stop making excuses for state and give Michigan credit for just one second!!

    • Joel_C

      nope

    • Beat Staee

      Nope.

  • joe

    Haha ref realized he needed to call a foul after the missed layup

  • Burke_Does_Work

    Walton hitting his clutch FTs this game, something he hasn’t done in earlier games

  • Wayman Britt

    Get a stop would you.

  • Burke_Does_Work

    Cmon we need one fricken stop…they’re hitting everything in like 5 seconds or less

  • MGoTweeter

    Has Ellis made more than one shot all year before this?

  • Tony DeMaria

    I was just about to praise UM for hitting every single FT down the stretch.

  • guestavo

    LOL this is amazing

  • Tony DeMaria

    MSU has scored on every single possession since they started fouling.

  • jemblue

    This is Stanford all over again.

  • Wayman Britt

    Harris is amazing

    • guestavo

      at home LOL

    • Hops

      Unstoppable. I expect every 3 he shoots to go down…sorta like Nik.

  • MGoTweeter

    Just keep making free throws

  • Tony DeMaria

    We just need one damn stop and its over

  • jemblue

    Gotta get to 80 points. Beilein has never lost at Michigan when we’ve scored 80 – in seven years.

    • Scott Kremkow

      i love it! and the 80 point streak continues!

  • kam

    Harris wow

  • Tony DeMaria

    Come on Walton, make up for those earlier misses this year.

  • Tony DeMaria

    This is the slowest 1 minute ever

  • sshow

    Not even close

  • Hops

    WHAT THE FUCK VITALE SHUT UP

  • joe

    Vitale is senile. BOTH of walton’s arms were arm barred

  • Dustin Stone

    This is such a joke…

  • jemblue

    Time for Dickie V to retire.

  • Tony DeMaria

    6 seconds for Michigan to inbound, get fouled, shoot FTs, miss the second, rebound, drive across the court and get to the line again.

  • Hops

    One more FT and its over

  • Tony DeMaria

    OK 1 FT and they cannot win

  • Beat Staee

    Please make 1….please!

  • Burke_Does_Work

    That’s game, thank god

  • Tony DeMaria

    Looks like beating the #3 team on the road has become a Saturday tradition! We’d better see UM in the top 12 come Monday!

    • Dr_ZC

      Beating 3 top 10 teams in a row with two away games, deserves a top 10 ranking. How about Walton?

  • Dustin Stone

    What a game, what a team!

  • Joel_C

    LOL STAUSKAS

  • jemblue

    Yep, 80 points . . . JB has never lost when we score that many!

  • guestavo

    3 straight victories against top 10 opponents, 2 on the road.

  • MGoTweeter

    Fuck yea. Sry Dylan

  • Joel_C

    “Win the game” – Mitch McGary

  • Mattski

    Honestly, it’s long since past time for Vitale to retire.

  • Davester

    First team in 27 years to win 3 straight against top 10 teams (’87 Iowa).

    • Joel_C

      Wow. Amazing.

    • jemblue

      Our RPI is going to soar after beating a top 5 on the road.

    • Davester

      Courtesy of CBS Sports, not me

  • Wayman Britt

    Wow that was a tough win. Walton keeps getting better.

  • jemblue

    What a game. This team just fought and fought and fought and was rewarded. 5-2 against MSU since 2011!

  • Rich74

    What no post game interview with the winning team? Go home crying Sparty!

  • Tony DeMaria

    I’m in complete shock. I looked at the schedule before this stretch and convinced myself I would be happy with 1-2 and thrilled with 2-1. 3-0 wasn’t conceivable. Amazing what this team has done. So amazing my mind can’t completely grasp it. Go Blue!

    • jemblue

      Amazing isn’t it? We’ve already got out road trips to Madison and EL out of the way and we’re 7-0!

    • Jonathan Cummings

      Inconceivable!

    • Rich74

      Amen from this corner of the world!

    • sshow

      Me too! 1-2 would have been fine. Beilein COY lead IMO

  • Chezaroo

    JB is a great coach! Rinse, Lather, Repeat!

  • jemblue

    25-30 at the FT line tonight. I’ve been frustrated with our FT shooting at times this year but boy did we come through. Meanwhile, how about Gary Harris only shooting 5-9 from the stripe?

    • Alex

      He hit more than his fair share but yeah one of the things Dickie V got right was that he could have improved there. Huge win. Nobody is going to want to play this team. Just have to keep getting better every day and they’ll do well now and throughout the rest of this season, the BTT, and the Tournament. What an effort, what a victory, just great showing.

      • Alex

        To clarify more than his fair share of FGs.

        • jemblue

          He certainly was awesome everywhere else on the court. But you’ve got to make those FTs.

  • sshow

    Morris & Burke: “Hello, Mr. Walton…you may now join our club.”

  • Dr_ZC

    Big time game by Derrick. He has truly arrived folks.

  • Scott Kremkow

    the 7-0 record is awesome. But of the seven wins, we got wins AT Minnesota, AT Nebraska, AT Wisconsin, and AT Michigan State, plus that home win vs 3rd place Iowa, damn this is a pretty awesome stretch. How about if Sparty loses at Iowa Tuesday we will have a 2 game lead in the B1G.

  • covey2311

    Really great, hard fought game tonight. Really impressed with this team. John Beilien has done a tremendous job.

  • Scott Kremkow

    now I will be honestly disappointed if we do not win the B1G title even with 11 games to go, but 6 are at home. Those games at Iowa and at Ohio St will be huge. Gotta get the return game with State in Ann Arbor.

  • Scott Kremkow

    you know who never believed in us? Digger Phelps, you can see he was so up Izzo’s a$$ that he could not even contemplate a UM win even without Dawson and Payne

  • Scott Kremkow

    imagine MSU now, they have to travel to Iowa. could consider it a must win, if they lose at Iowa City, then later in the year they could fall three games behind the Wolverinres. and they still have to go to Madison, they really need Mchigan to lose at Iowa

  • Joshua Ross

    I made the unfortunate mistake of perusing TOC. Lots of “The refs screwed MSU, totally on UMs side”, “We will beat them by 20 in Ann Arbor with Payne and Dawson”, and “Nik Stauskas is cocky and has no class”. I’m not really sure what I expected, but that’s the summary.

    • Joel_C

      Funny, I wonder how they would describe Valentine cheapshotting LaVert in the gut – pretty sure I saw that happen about 2/3 through the 2nd half. Gotta check the replay though.