Game 28: Michigan at Maryland Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan and Maryland are set for an early noon tipoff this afternoon in College Park, MD. The Wolverines will be looking to build off of their biggest win of the season, last Sunday against Ohio State, while the Terrapins will be hoping to keep the pressure on Wisconsin at the top of the Big Ten.

Dan Dakich and Bob Wischusen will be on the call for ESPN and you can join the discussion below before, during and after the game.

Pregame Reading

  • MAZS

    Is dakich even paying attention today? He acts as if he didn’t notice Rahk and Irvin were out for a large chunk of the first half. When he should be talking about the pros/cons of sitting guys with 2 fouls. =Seriously, he becomes more Vitale-like every game—-just talking to talk–without analysis.

  • jemblue

    Ugh, huge swing with the missed 3 and then their make.

    • Yep. Nickens is the one guy you can’t let shoot open threes.

  • Corperryale

    As the dust clears on that MAAR dunk, we now must contemplate his early entry to the NBA. Happy Saturday.

  • A2MIKE

    Max please

  • ChipperFliet

    Doyle getting the ball to far out for him. Kick it back out Ricky!

  • jemblue

    Beautiful feed.

  • Nickens is the one guy you can’t let shoot wide open threes…

  • Corperryale

    Even if LeVert and Walton come back healthy, MAAR has solidified his special place on this team. No bench can contain him.

    • He has a role… but Michigan also badly needs depth…

      • Corperryale

        He kind of reminds me of a nicer Manny Harris.

  • MGoTweeter

    maryland knocking down open threes and michigan isnt. Combine that with the free throw disparity

  • Michigan only has 3 assists on 13 made field goals.

  • A2MIKE

    Shoot the ball spike. You hurt the team when you pass on open shots.

    • ChipperFliet

      Couldn’t have said it any better!

  • Meral Kazan

    Coaches need to use timeouts for rest, if key players are tired (must be very conservative when it comes to substitutions in the 2nd half — must play most, if not all of it, if Michigan is/wants to win). The good news is that Mark Turgeon has blown leads at halftime:

    *19 points: Texas A&M lost to Texas Tech 83-89 (3/11/2009) despite leading 48-29 at halftime!

    *13 points: Maryland lost to Virginia 58-61 (3/10/2013) despite leading 32-19 at halftime!

    *10 points: Wichita State lost to Florida State 84-91 (3/17/2004) despite leading 37-27 at halftime!

    *11 points: Wichita State lost to Northern Iowa 66-67 (2/28/2005) despite leading 39-28 at halftime!

    you can do it Michigan Wolverines (Indiana away game 2008-09, anyone?)!

  • MAZS

    Turgeon’s doing his best Tom Crean impression today

  • jemblue

    Arrgh, seems like Max hasn’t made an outside shot in forever.

    • MAZS

      apparently read my mind

  • MAZS

    Max hasn’t hit a 3 or longer jumper in a very long time.

    • ChipperFliet

      He was lost on that play. Should have stayed behind the arc. Acted like he never expected to get the ball back. It was obvious Irvin was looking for an out. No instinks.

  • Two big empty possessions for Michigan there trailing by six. Got the stops, couldn’t make something happen on offense.

  • MGoTweeter

    maybe back to doyle. bielfeldt struggling to shoot and got away with a terrible hedge on trimble

    • wish granted :-)

      • MGoTweeter

        get out of my head beilein

        • A2MIKE

          Because doyle is playing so much better

  • MGoTweeter

    and then doyle ugh

    • A2MIKE

      Missed layup and an assist on that Trimble three

  • jemblue

    Ricky was so good at finishing early in the year. Seems like now he rushes up his layups too much.

  • ChipperFliet

    Shoot more Spike!

  • MAZS

    After Doyle’s countless non-finishes, I don’t want to ever hear anyone talk about Morgan’s misses again.

  • MGoTweeter

    big offensive rebound give up

  • Ugh finally get it down to three and then give up that tip-out three….

  • Dawkins just picked up his fourth foul.

    • ChipperFliet

      uh oh. Here comes Kam.

      • MGoTweeter

        uh oh maryland. here comes kam!
        fixed it for ya

  • jemblue

    Ugh they don’t miss from 3.

  • MGoTweeter

    make shots

  • Maryland 9 of 20 on threes, Michigan 3 of 18 on threes.

  • MAZS

    does Trimble throw his hands up in the air every time he drives? That’s going to get annoying fast.

    • Yes – and flops his head back.

      • MAZS

        That’s why it should be easy to discern by the referees—he has a set “flop” reaction. Trice does almost the exact same head-jerk as well.

  • MAZS

    Ultimately, this has been a game of not making open shots.

  • A2MIKE

    Spike has missed some big shots down the stretch

  • MGoTweeter

    another bad hedge on trimble leads to wide open three

    • ChipperFliet

      W………..i ……..d……..e o…..p…e…n

  • ChipperFliet

    Wow

  • MGoTweeter

    hard to win with thisbig a disparity in shooting

  • jemblue

    It’s amazing this game has been competitive when they’ve outscored us by 24 from beyond the arc.

  • A2MIKE

    Why

  • bobohle

    Trash that 1-3-1 please.

    • MGoTweeter

      man hasnt been any better suprised they havnt tried more 2-3

  • Alex

    I do think we’ll be better next year but Camp Sanderson will hopefully be busy this offseason.

  • MGoTweeter

    now they start making shots

  • jemblue

    What are they chanting? “______ Michigan”?

    • Michigan… Sucks… Michigan.. Sucks.

      Creative, I must say.

      • MAZS

        at least they’re clever s/

      • jemblue

        Dumb chant. What does that say about Maryland then, that they struggled to put away our “sucky” team even when they made a season high in 3’s?

  • Meral Kazan

    Beilein needs to get out of the 1-3-1! You can still do a zone, but do a 2-3 zone!!!! But better yet play man-to-man! Send 2-3 to crash the Offensive Glass!!!!

  • jemblue

    Spike just has not been able to hit the big shot right when we’ve needed it.

  • ChipperFliet

    Hmmm. I love Beilien but maybe, just maybe JB shouldnt have sat Irvin and Rahk for the last 7 mins of the first half,

    • A2MIKE

      I love him as well, but he has lost a couple games this year. Illinois, today, EMU, and one other. Sticking with the 1-3-1 today was questionable at best and the auto bench obviously put us in a hole that we set unable to dig out.

  • A2MIKE

    F U Maryland

  • Skip

    Id go back to Kam; dawkins, save for the openin dunk, gave them nothing…

    • ChipperFliet

      Kam couldn’t handle starting. Coming off the bench has been better for him.

  • Skip

    1-3-1 wasnt the answer, but dont expect Maryland to shoot the way the did.
    And this is the worst shooting Mich team I can recall.

    • ChipperFliet

      Could have used Duncan Robinson today. Next year he will be draining 3’s. Deep Threes

      • MAZS

        Just remember we were hearing the same thing about Donnal at this time last year. Let’s let Robinson play before we anoint him.

  • jemblue

    Silver lining: 3 more assists for Zak. He’s growing in that area of his game.

  • MGoTweeter

    was going to be a tough game to win no matter what, but near impossible to win when you shoot like that. I thought Michigan did a great job of getting looks both inside and out, especially in the second half, they just couldn’t make anything. you combine that shooting, with what maryland did today, and it was nearly impossible to win that game.

    It was good to see Irvin continue to develop his drive game and his defense on wells was solid for the most part. Chatman also continued to show flashes of the offensive skill although he also had one horrid turnover. Rahk continues to develop as a passer and he played solid defense on trimble until late in the game. Nice to see guys improving especially when the shots are not falling.

  • psickert1

    I know that everyone is upset about the loss but I want to bad say that I am proud of these guys. Our lower ranked players are ball. Look forward to seeing them years to come. Maar can freaking play. DAWKINS. Can play, Max can play, Doyle can play. We are going to nevertheless good in the near future.BEILIEN Had people screaming,thing their heads when he signed spike, MAAr and Dawkins…look them now. Great effort despite the loss. I cant wait to see Dj Wilson or Duncan Robinson

    • ChipperFliet

      I quit reading at “Max can play.”

  • Indiana_Matt

    Great effort. A very good team with veterans on their senior day. We didn’t back down. All part of the maturation process. No loss is good but I thought we might get run out of the building like the Arizona game.

    • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

      Interesting take. I thought this was a winnable game and it pretty much was if we made any open 3s. I think you are giving Maryland more credit than they deserve. They basically have/had only one blowout conference home win and it was against Michigan State. Every other game has been pretty close.

      • Indiana_Matt

        All true. I was leery of there being an emotional jolt for them on senior day. Thought momentum could get out of control. But you are right.

  • Meral Kazan

    Michigan can still make the NCAA Tournament. Michigan needs to beat Northwestern (which is going to be a battle — to put it mildly, even with a sizeable Michigan fanbase contigent [The Maize Rage should make a road trip there {Minnesota’s student section did so to Michigan IN THEIR OWN SPRING BREAK with 2 busses in the 2008 game @Michigan!}!!!!]), then beat Rutgers @Home. It needs to go, at the very least, 3-1, .750 in the Big Ten Tournament (good news is that Ohio State went 3-1 as an #8 Seed in the 2003 B.T.T. and Iowa won the B.T.T. as a #6 Seed in 2001). Also, Georgia made the NCAA Tournment in 2001 with a record of 18-15 AS AN AT-LARGE!

    • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

      Walton is the wild card. With him back I wouldn’t be shocked to see us win the tourney.