Game 22: Michigan vs. Penn State Open Thread

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Michigan faces Penn State at Madison Square Garden this afternoon in a rare mid-season neutral site conference showdown. The Wolverines will be looking to move to 7-2 in Big Ten play while the Nittany Lions are searching for their third conference victory.

Tip-off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. in New York City with Gus Johnson, Jon Crispin and Rick Pizzo on the broadcast for the Big Ten Network.

Join the open thread in the comments section below before, during and after tip-off.

  • MH_20

    PSU throws up garbage and it goes in.

  • MAZS

    Wow, Doyle

    • Steve2081

      It’s almost comical how bad he is at times.

      • MAZS

        the strange part is the apparent regression

  • Michigan scoring 1.23 PPP while shooting 38% on threes and 54% on free throws. This offense is solid and this PSU defense is not good.

  • MH_20

    Irvin leaving points at the FT line.

  • jemblue

    7-13 from the charity stripe and that includes a front end. Ugh.

  • MH_20

    Great look by Dawkins!

  • jemblue

    That pass was awesome.

  • MGoTweeter

    Michigan playing a lot of 1-3-1 today and it has looked ok. Probably mostly due to psu not being able to shoot from deep

    • MGoTweeter

      Nice play by Duncan at the top of it there

    • MH_20

      I think they were running more 2-3 earlier.

      • MGoTweeter

        They run the 2-3 a lot as well but the 1-3-1 has looked better. Psu was able to get in the middle of the 2-3 rather easily

        • MH_20

          1-3-1 has definitely been more effective.

  • Even the 1-3-1 zone working today… Think just about anything would work against this PSU team that just can’t shoot.

  • MH_20

    Isaiah Washington is not even close on his jump shots. He has a nice FT stroke but his 3-point attempts are comically inaccurate.

  • MAZS

    At some point I’d like to see dawkins actually convert a dunk [I appreciate the pass wasn’t good in this instance]

  • bobohle

    That foul on Dawkins could have been dangerous.

  • Mattski

    Dawkins may eventually put together the all time missed dunk highlight reel.

  • Chris De Sana

    Pretty by Irvin

    • Mattski

      Showing the scouts his stuff.

  • ChipperFliet

    bring back Donnal please

  • MGoTweeter

    The 1-3-1 triggered a Michigan run to put the lead at 17. Michigan misses some shots and psu goes on 7-0 run against the man to man.

    • MAZS

      zero interior defense right now

  • MH_20

    Just when Michigan looks to be pulling away for good, sloppy defense and poor shot selection rears its ugly head.

  • bobohle

    If the free throw shooting would be as good as it has been lately this would be a 20 pt game.

  • ChipperFliet

    Time for Walton to start scoring!

  • MGoTweeter

    Need a great look out of this timeout to stop the bleeding.

  • MH_20

    Robinson is forcing shots and hasn’t been in the flow of the game at all.

  • MH_20

    Chambers is incredulous. Guess he missed his guy shoving Walton.

  • ChipperFliet

    Does Donnal ever show any emotion?

  • MGoTweeter

    Huge basket by Robinson

  • Cory

    Nice answer boys!

  • ChipperFliet

    Walton working on a triple double.

    • ChipperFliet

      With no turnovers.

  • Alex

    Very nice answer. Now D up and Win the Game.

  • Slim33

    Love the poise fellas

  • Mattski

    Four guys in double figures for us.

  • MAZS

    Taylor has played hard for PSU

  • MH_20

    I am convinced that referees feel bad for how awful PSU is and allow them to be bullies.

    • MAZS

      I don’t. I think they are just playing hard and are well-coached. We weren’t screwed on calls today.

      • ChipperFliet

        You must have missed the first half

        • MAZS

          No, you just sound like a Spartan,

  • ChipperFliet

    Walton grabs last board for #10!

  • bobohle

    Another double double for DW.