Game 29: Northwestern at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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With less than two weeks to play in the regular season, Michigan hosts Northwestern tonight in an effort to keep its NCAA tournament resume up to snuff. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Crisler Center despite the snow with the Big Ten Network handling the broadcast.

  • Cory

    Thank god!

  • Dave Pratt

    Got the win

  • Tony DeMaria

    Not this time Demps

  • MLaw

    this will end up being the most stressful 10 point win of all time. (not really) (but maybe)

    • Tony DeMaria

      For sure. It was too critical to lose.

  • mpbear14

    Man, what a crazy game. Glad we got the win but man I do not feel good about what I saw.

    • CTG

      And this is different from every other game how?

      • Dave Pratt

        It’s not. You’re right

  • MEL

    Down 13 after the first 5 and end up winning by 22 after that. Felt just like that for 35 minutes, right

  • malcolm bolt

    Interestingly enough, the team played fundamentally strong in the last 2 to 3 minutes. It didn’t try to make the plays it isn’t capable of.

    • Dave Pratt

      True. Glad it was Northwestern

      • malcolm bolt

        I feel MAAR and Dawkins had set that tone.

  • Cory

    Zak needs to step up from here on out. He can’t be a non factor like he was tonight if we want to sit at the big kid’s table in March.

  • Chezaroo

    We is who we is

  • MGoTweeter

    What was with all the worry. Easy double digit win.

    • go blueee

      not doube digit lmao

      • Chillax

        haha saw that coming

    • MLaw

      beat the spread even. it was 7.

  • Chillax

    Spike told him to go for 3

  • MLaw

    out rebound them 33-23.

  • Wayman Britt

    Beat Wisconsin go to the dance, lose and probably don’t

    • bill

      better chance Iowa at home

      • Cory

        I agree. Regardless, I think we’re in with one Big Ten tournament win. Just my opinion.

    • Dave Pratt

      Disagree. If they only get this Northwestern win here on out they have to win 1 or 2 in tourney and they will get in

  • Mattski

    Weren’t pretty.

  • malcolm bolt

    Robinson and Irvin absent tonight

    • bill

      when was the last time Robinson played well? 5 weeks?

      • bobohle

        Maybe that’s why nobody in Div 1 recruited him.

    • Dave Pratt

      Robinson has been absent for much of B1G season.

      • GTFOmycourt

        I wish Robinson would shoot when he has space. He looks for the perfect shot. For a guy who is an elite shooter he never seems ready to shoot.

  • Tuff Enough

    Michigan needs to start bringing in Kids that can make there own shoot going the the bucket and just being more physical players.

    • Leland

      Michigan not a good recruiting team

      • malcolm bolt

        Definitely not of late. These guys don’t play raw, nasty, and hungry. Plus there is a lack of athleticism. This squad plays below the rim. An alley oop is seldom seen in a game by these players.

        • malcolm bolt

          These guys know they are underdogs mentally and it shows. There generally is no instinct to slay the dragon. I think the games with MD where the closest to showing that. But if u look at MDs results, almost all their opponents regardless of rank are always within 10 pts of the Terps.

  • MLaw

    LOL love the interview with the cough drop. He looks really sick though.

    • Dave Pratt

      Him and me both. Going around

  • malcolm bolt

    Coach needs to cultivate a strategy of balance between 3s and dribble drive. MAAR can get 14 points per night without making a 3. The only negative is MAAR doesn’t have kick out passing skills, but that can be developed.

  • Dave

    That’s why you take Dawkins fault on d. He’s one of are most dangerous weapons and we rarely use him. Most consistent shooter for sure. When we’re in droughts we need to look for h and for him to be aggressive. Guy should average 12 a game easily. Between him rahkmam Walton and if in we got a nice group who can all hurt you.

    • billy

      should start over Duncan (makes threes against youngstown st) robinson

    • mpbear14

      Pump the breaks

  • Dave Pratt

    Keep beating the drum. Next game he could all together disappear. His consistency is his issue. No clue what you are getting

  • Tuff Enough

    20 wins get you in every year and with SMU and Louiville not being able to go it should be good enough.

    • Dave Pratt

      21 is needed Tuff. No big road victories and some blow out losses. B1G being down hurts also

      • MEL

        Shouldn’t we be favored in first B1G game?

      • billy

        That Ohio State loss looking more and more important, its a shame we all couldnt properly watch the game due to the worst decision ever made by ESPN

    • Tuff Enough

      WOW thats nuts they had teams last year that had 18 wins and if michigan gets screwed I would go Nuts..

      • bill

        different year, a lot of middle of the road teams this year

        • Tuff Enough

          I agree but its crazy how it all goes down..

  • Dave

    Sometimes he gets no time or looks. His stroke is always looking good. He needs to take a bigger role on offense. If Robinson starts hit you leave him in but when you see he’s cold u need to bring Aubrey in

    • GTFOmycourt

      Just my opinion. I think Dawkins is one of the worst defenders in the big ten. Terrible off the ball defender. Terrible at closing out. It is frustrating to watch so I can only imagine how the other 4 players playing with him…He played great offensively tonight.

      • malcolm bolt

        It’s a shame because he is a very good athlete and is the son of a major conference coach. He really should be a better equipped defender.

  • Dave Pratt

    Tourney game? I hope so.

  • Dave

    He needs to follow rahkmans lead and take a bigger role/ look to shoot. There’s no doubt in mind he’s key to this teams chAnces. Also more chapman,