NCAA 2014: Michigan vs. Tennessee Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 79, Texas 65-7
Dustin Johnston

Michigan is back in the Sweet Sixteen and will face Tennessee at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this evening. The Wolverines and Vols are scheduled to tip off at 7:15 p.m. on CBS with Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson  handling broadcasting duties.

In the important news bit of the evening, Mitch McGary is dressed and going through warmups but reportedly won’t play.

Join in the open thread before, during and after the game.

Pregame Reading:

  • jemblue

    They’re gonna miss and JMo will get the board.

    • jemblue

      Well, I was right that he got us a stop ;).

  • Burke_Does_Work

    Finally call a charge?

  • Dustin Stone

    THATS WHATS UP!!!!!

  • kam

    YES!!

  • MGoTweeter

    Morgan!!!!!!!!

  • guestavo

    I THOUGHT THAT WAS ON US OMG LOL

  • jemblue

    FINALLY you call it

    • Fred Z in Ann Arbor

      With five fsdf8asdf seconds to go. Jeez refs.

      • jemblue

        We should have been shooting FTs ages ago. It’s amazing that they just now have 6 team fouls.

  • sshow

    JMo baby! Okay he has entered my top five all time fav umich players

  • kam

    jeez!

  • sshow

    whew March Madness

  • Rich74

    biggest inbound of the year

  • kam

    off teen

  • MGoTweeter

    C’mon refs. Call the dang play.

  • Burke_Does_Work

    Just getting a decent inbound has been so difficult

  • Rich74

    See if we get f’d on this one.

  • Bergs

    It’s amazing how bad this team has been at inbounding the ball all year.

    • jemblue

      Last year it was FTs at the end of the game. This year inbounding.

  • sshow

    I have a headache from this game #GoBlue

  • kam

    MAKE THEM!

  • Burke_Does_Work

    Another 3 years off my life, but we won..

    • sshow

      me too

  • sshow

    did my heart stop? oh yes it did for a second there

  • kam

    GOOO BLUEEEE

  • MGoTweeter

    Elite 8!!!!! Knew it wouldn’t be easy. Terrible second half by michigan but doesn’t matter now.

  • Madrox

    So, I guess Michigan enjoys playing exciting Sweet 16 games

  • wil

    Still can’t breath

  • Rich74

    Face it we lucked out.

    • Burke_Does_Work

      No other way to say it, yes we got lucky

    • MGoTweeter

      How so? Played awful second half but give tenn some credit

      • Rich74

        Oh, I give them credit, They played good defense to get back in the game.

    • Madrox

      We should have had the ball up 5 with 30 seconds left, instead they gave it to TN to make a quick layup to get within 3. Refs sucked on both sides

      • Mattski

        Refs were pretty okay, I thought, outside that call.

        • jemblue

          I was frustrated over their failure to call a charge for the first 39:34 of the game. At least they finally gave us one, but if they’d called some of the earlier ones, this game isn’t close.

    • jemblue

      The out-of-bounds call was hardly good luck. If it goes the other way we win by 7-10 points.

  • Dustin Stone

    Who else was thinking Evan Turner/Wisco on that half court heave?

  • kam

    stop the luck crap. tenn got a lucky call!

  • Wayman Britt

    Who do you want Tucky or Villle?

    • Madrox

      Meteor? But baring that, Louisville

    • Alex

      I’m just happy we get either. Great win.

    • kam

      UL!

    • MGoTweeter

      Kentucky is basically Tenn with a little less shooting at this point of the year but more shot blocking. Louisville is a better perimeter team than both but so so bigs except Harrell. Don’t care again. Jut execute and advance

    • jemblue

      UL. Not as much talent, and I think our guys want another crack at them.

    • guestavo

      Louisville.

  • Madrox

    Apparently coming off the court people heard J.Mo say “mismatch my a**”

  • Mattski

    Morgan 15, Stauskas 14, Robinson 13, Levert 10, Irvin 9, Walton 9. How ya like them apples?

    • MGoTweeter

      Id like those apples a lot more minus the turnovers

      • Mattski

        Relax. It wasn’t in your control to begin with. We won the freaking game and played beautifully at times. These are kids. Watch the NBA if you seek perfection.

        • wil

          You’ve obviously never seen my Kings…

          • Mattski

            Touche!

          • kam

            hahaha

        • MGoTweeter

          No no. Not complaining about the scoring production. Just the fact that the balance is great but almost didnt matter thanks to some turnovers.

      • Old man

        Was everyone sweating every inbounds? Has a good team ever been so bad at in bounding the ball? I can’t figure it out.

  • Chazer

    Wow….really exceeded my expectations for the year! Elite Eight….are you kidding me! Now three more games!

    Again the story is about Tennessee….but we will take it!

    Go blue! Looks like we’ll have to win it all!

  • Mattski

    Popped a baby aspirin early, popped another one down the stretch. Took walks around the house during the late timeouts. What are other people’s strategies?

    • Chazer

      Dude…i was freaking out….had to leave the room! Time certainly stood still for a long time!

    • Rich74

      swear profusely.

    • jemblue

      I muted the TV. Somehow I figure the team will play better when that happens.

      • Rich74

        lol, I do that as well. Usually works, doesn’t it?

      • jakerblue

        I feel the same way about standing, I can’t sit during the game.

    • kam

      dont text my friends AT ALL or Look at texts during the games

    • jakerblue

      A lot of nail biting