Game 5: Michigan at South Carolina Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt

Join us early for Thanksgiving Eve happy hour this evening as Michigan faces South Carolina at 5 p.m. ESPNU will be handling broadcast duties as Michigan looks to move to 5-0 with its first road victory.

Join the open thread below before, during and after tip-off this evening.

Pregame Reading

  • MGoTweeter

    Have a happy thanksgiving everyone! Remember it’s just one awful, terrible game. Sun will come up tomorrow and Michigan will look much better this weekend.

    • Chezaroo


    • Chillax

      I’m going to go choke on a turkey. Night and have a happy thanksgiving everyone

  • Cory

    Beat Ohio!

  • bobohle

    Poor effort and intensity has to fall on the coaching too. However we will be back.

    • GTFOmycourt

      Absolutely, if you are playing alongside someone who is playing like Irvin tonight it sucks the life out of the team. Coach needed to sit him down.

  • GTFOmycourt

    Is it not weird that we did not find the player flashing to the free throw line more?

  • Mattski

    That was not a good team we lost to, but they certainly did serve up a template for beating us.

  • Dejected

    That was like watching high schoolers play against NBA players… possibly the worst game in terms of overall performance in Michigan basketball history.

  • Indiana_Matt

    Ugh. Well, before the season I thought that if we went 4-2 against Marq, SMU, SC, VT, Texas and UCLA that would be decent enough. Still a very real possibility. Enjoy the holiday!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    BACK TO REALITY…S.Carolina was physical and a good defensive team…we live and die by the 3 and jump shots…thank god Rahkman/Walton drive sometimes…

    Irvin looked terrible out there…Irvin/Walton are who they are – they have been the same player the last couple years, this team goes as far as they take us…

    Wilson reverted back to a player i expected him to be…Irvin needs to take the ball to the basketball. i saw him on the break a couple times and pull the ball back…and always takes out of control jump shots every game lol

    Texas doesnt look too good, they got smacked in the face by Northwestern…i expect an L at UCLA

  • Jake

    Isn’t PJ Dozier once our target?

    • Chezaroo

      Yes. But hes nothing special

  • Jon Parrent

    Hey Dylan, is this one one of the worst offensive performances in a long time? Just strictly numbers wise. I know the SMU game last year was really bad…

  • GTFOmycourt

    I don’t agree with the heavy Wilson criticism. He had some decent defense against some quick and athletic players.

  • Fab 5 Legends

    Effort, Toughness, Defence gave South Carolina the easy W…Michigan lives and dies by the 3 and we died hard today…Irvin was really disappointing today, he looked terrible on offense with terrible decisions and wild jump shots…and getting abused on defense…i know he is a senior but Beilein gives him too much of a green light…i prefer Walton/Rahkman getting more FGA based off the fact they drive and create more…

    • GTFOmycourt

      Too much green light!

      • Fab 5 Legends

        lol a good player understands that if hes long distance jump shots are not going in…maybe take the ball to the hoop, draw a foul, get to the line…cut to the basket for an easy 2 to get you going….IRvin decision was jump shot, jump shot, jump shot….Beilein allowed it because of his role as a senior…

  • Mattski

    Beilein should have benched Zak at several key moments. I am worried that X is not going to be much help. Donnal has his moments, but provides less leadership than any player I have ever seen.

    • lecdjs13

      It is one game… I think deciding what X’s career is going to be is a bit of an over reaction.

      • Mattski

        I accept that. He looks tiny out there, though.

  • lecdjs13

    One game where pretty much everything possible went wrong. Hopefully its just this game and not a pattern. Most teams have a game like this once a year. Regroup and Move on. I also don’t get the no one looks pissed argument.. what do we want them to look like? Let’s see how they come out against other good teams before we make that argument. Last year it was a pattern it big games.. today it is just one game. Go blue!

    • malcolm bolt

      There comes a time to sack up and play with pride when getting beat and that lacks with this group when they are down. No show of urgency, intensity, and pride.

  • GTFOmycourt

    Did Teske look good? I missed some of the game.

    • Fab 5 Legends

      he got a big rebound, changed a shot but nothing too impressive…Donnal was our best big tonight imo

  • Ross

    slow and unathletic. this wiill be our downfall all season long

    • Fab 5 Legends

      yes and a jump shot team…we live and die by the 3…we rarely look for our bigs which gives the sense how much confidence we have in their athletic ability…and offense ability….Rahkman/Walton create in our offense and need the ball in their hands most of the time imo

  • GTFOmycourt

    I just think JB needs to be realistic about what Robinson and Irvin are capable of athletically.

  • Irvin looked terrible. How many turnovers did he make and/or cause???