Game 30: Rutgers at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan hosts Rutgers this afternoon for its home finale at the Crisler Center. The Wolverines will be without Derrick Walton (foot) and potentially Ricky Doyle, who hasn’t practiced due to illness. They will dress two former managers that were added to the scout team after injuries this season and will also host 6-foot-9 German forward Moritz Wagner for a visit.

Tip-off is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. (BTN) and you can join the discussion in the open thread below.

  • MGoTweeter

    close out the regular season on a high note and build some confidence for the big10 tourney. congrats and thanks to max. hoping he has a big game today. Let’s Go Blue!

  • MGoTweeter

    anybody here today..?..

  • How about that end to the MSU/IU game?

    • MGoTweeter

      what happened?

      • MSU almost fouled JB on a three up two (was called on the floor). Then MSU split a pair of FTs (putting them up two) and Denzel Valentine intentionally fouled. Yogi Ferrell then split the pair at the line.

        • MGoTweeter

          on purpose?!?

          • Obviously not what Izzo wanted, but it sure looked like he was trying to.

  • Given morning results, Michigan will be the 9 seed in the Big Ten Tournament (noon game on Thursday) and I *believe* will face Illinois (if they lose today) or Indiana (if Illinois wins).

  • Max getting the start on Senior Day as expected. Terry Wymer, Larry Scirotto, Steve McJunkins are your officials.

  • Cory

    Dawkins’ confidence in his shot seems to grow by the game. He was mainly viewed as an athletic wing out of high school and nothing was really said about shooting ability, correct?

    • I think he was known for his bounce and a bit of his jumper. Didn’t play a huge role on his New Hampton team. The big question (which is still unanswered) is his handle. Slowly improving but as announcers mentioned… only eight assists this year.

  • MGoTweeter

    rutgers using their size well but i think u stay man on D and see if they can keep making those shots.

    • Yep — the numbers say they won’t (Etou was like 35% on twos in Big Ten play).

  • MGoTweeter

    irvin really starting to get it. passed up semi open catch and shoot three, got a layup

  • That hesitation dribble off the ball screen wasn’t in Zak Irvin’s back of tricks a month ago.

  • Breeze

    Dylan, is there any chance Walton cab apply for Med redshirt, or has he just played too many games?

    • The medical redshirt rule is 20% or less which means the cutoff is around 6 or 7 depending on postseason play. Derrick played in 18 so that’s a no go.

  • MGoTweeter

    defensive showcase!

  • MGoTweeter

    literally shooting the lights out

    • Cory

      Someone had to go there……lol

    • Every beatwriter has their lede. (But please, no)

  • Kam Chatman hits a three and the lights go out in Crisler. Of course.

  • Eight assists on 11 made field goals in 11 minutes for Michigan.

  • Joel_C

    Would be nice to get a blowout here so we can get those practice squad kids into the game, and give Bielfeldt a nice round of applause.

    • Cory

      Those student managers are going to live my dream!

  • wil

    Pretty clear that Kam will carry us to the Big Ten championship

  • MGoTweeter

    when max is banking in nba fadeaways and kam is flipping in layups with his back to the basket, u know the offense is rolling

  • GTFOmycourt

    Rutgers bobbles the ball a lot.

  • bobohle

    Maybe get Hatch in also

  • ChipperFliet

    Who are these guys? On pace to hit 90

    • Joel_C

      Rutgers’ll do that to ya

  • bobohle

    Are we really at a 96 point pace?

  • Joel_C

    BOMBS AWAAAAYYYYY

  • MGoTweeter

    what a half! why cant michigan play rutgers every week? finish this off, get the managers in, and take this confidence to the tourney

  • Cory

    I know I’ve said it a ton of times, but I’m really excited for the foundation Beilein is going to have for the next few years……This tournament drought should only be for one season.

  • Half time tempo free stats. U-M scoring 1.56 PPP, Rutgers just .93 PPP.

    • Joel_C

      Lol that is insane

  • bobohle

    Has anyone seen Moritz Wagner at the game?

    • MGoTweeter

      looked earlier and didnt see him

      • bobohle

        Thanks!

    • MGoTweeter

      ok think i see him now

  • A few halftime thoughts:

    Love 13 assists on 18 makes with just one turnover. That’s offensive perfection.

    Kam Chatman hitting three triples and a two handed reverse scoop layup is just what we expected right?

    Spike: What else can you say? 5 dimes and running the offense very well. Getting the ball in great spots where guys can make open shots.

    Max is playing terrific that turnaround bank shot was something else. Nice to see him get his day to shine on Senior Day.

    Aubrey Dawkins: Locked in. Love his stroke. Now just keep getting better on defense and start to hit the glass.

    Zak Irvin and MAAR both had some great passes even if they didn’t always result in makes. Five combined assists from them in the first half is a great number.

    • Also, Rutgers looks truly terrible — on both ends of the floor. Not sure what they are even doing out there half the time.

  • Joel_C

    This is fun

  • MGoTweeter

    dont know how eddie jordan doesnt bench all these guys. gotta be five guys on the bench who will at least pretend to care

  • Undefined

    Rutgers didn’t even make an attempt at that last board.

  • MGoTweeter

    dawkins with a nice take and then a great look to max

    • MGoTweeter

      definitely showing more diversity in his game than irvin did last year. good sign for future

  • A2MIKE

    Finish strong, don’t let Rutgers turn this into a slop fest.

  • bobohle

    The defense is letting up with this lead.

  • Little sloppy there, but tough to complain with dialing up looks for Dawkins even though he finally missed.

  • Really curious to see if Chatman can put in another strong shift. Usually he has one good one in him, two would be a very positive step.

    • wil

      Just got the assist on Dawkins 3

  • MGoTweeter

    lol

  • Steve2081

    Want an assist? Pass the ball to Aubrey!

  • MGoTweeter

    8 threes for dawkins? most since…?

    • mstein23

      Garde Thompson?

      • Winner winner.

        • mstein23

          I remember watching the game vs Navy. And yes, I’m old.

    • wil

      Fritz Crisler?

  • MGoTweeter

    one more board max!

    • MGoTweeter

      hooray. double double

  • Michigan record for made threes in a game is 9 by Garde Thompson vs. Navy (3/12/1987). Dawkins tied for 2nd with Thomspon, Glen Rice.

  • bobohle

    Chatman would of had a dunk.

  • Joel_C

    SEND IT IN

  • Joel_C

    And I thought we were bad at rebounding, yikes

  • Rutgers on a 12-0 run… Ruining all of the efficiency stats in this one.

    • Joel_C

      19-0

  • bobohle

    They just don’t have a killers instinct

  • Joel_C

    Yaaaaayyyyy

  • Joel_C

    Aw man, Hatch 3 would’ve blown the roof off

  • Corperryale

    Terrific overall game (Dawkins tied for #2 most threes in a U-M game) — that has to count for something. The sloppy finish is something we’ve seen before, sometimes with losing results. They always call off the horses way too early. Rule of thumb: the net is a better friend than the clock. Keep shovelling it on and don’t stop till you hit 100.