Game 9: Texas at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan hosts Texas tonight in a late night tip off at the Crisler Center. One week removed from last week’s unraveling against Virginia Tech, the Wolverines will look to pick up their third high-major victory of the season against a Longhorn team that has dropped 3 of 4.

Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and┬áJason Benetti and Dan Dakich will be on the call. Join the discussion below before, during and after tonight’s game.

Pregame Reading:

  • Wayman Britt

    That should be intentional foul

  • Cory

    Big win! Way to show some grit in the final minute!

  • jemblue

    Whew! If it’s not a big win, it’s a big loss avoided.

  • Wayman Britt

    Good to have a win, but this team needs a lot of work

  • Tuff Enough

    Now that’s being tough..great Job at the end…

    • tom48160

      Don’t you mean tuff?

  • Chezaroo

    Thanx Moe for potentially saving our non conference season

  • JJ3ball

    Wasn’t purty, but they gutted it out

  • malcolm bolt

    Man, I’m glad we won. There are positives to take from this, but also a lot of negatives that need to be turned around. If we lost this one we’d have been mentioning N.I.T.

    • Tuff Enough

      I agree and they have some gut checking..to do..

  • bobohle

    A win is a win guys. Great gut out that last minute.

  • Champswest

    Beilein has got to go. Another bad …….. Oh wait, we won. Great job, coach.

  • Wayman Britt

    What does UM do about Irvin and Walton? They are not playing like 4 year seniors

    • JumpStop21

      I think UM just has to have the patience to hold on until Moe and DJ become more consistent players. Looks like their ceilings are likely higher than Irvin and Walton.

  • Champswest

    Outstanding game by Wagner and Wilson. Now, if Mo can just stop with the dumb fouls.

    • bobohle

      Wilson also.

    • malcolm bolt

      I agree with you. I think the offense needs to run through Wagner. I’d like to see Beilein execute sets similar to when he had Pittsnogle at WV for Wagner. Wagner’s emergence can help to neutralize Irvin’s inconsistency.

  • JJ3ball

    Walton, MAAR, and Irvin 4/19 from the field with 8 assists and 9 turnovers. That’s not going to cut it.

    • jemblue

      We’ve been very un-Beilein-like this season in terms of turnovers. And it’s been the veterans.

    • Wayman Britt

      Ibi is not ready to sub for Irvin, I wonder if X should get more minutes. At least try it to see if he can create.

      • tom48160

        I was shocked when X didn’t go for the layup that time in the first half, instead kicking it out for a missed jumper. He’s got to at least try to get an inside make when he successfully breaks down the defense.

    • AA7596

      Walton should get a pass. 39 minutes against a (somewhat) pressing defense is a heavy load. With Simpson hardly playing and Dakich redshirting, Walton has even less support than he did last season.

  • Chezaroo

    Wagner, Wilson, and Robinson……. 40 of our 53 points.

  • JJ3ball

    Defense Y’all!!
    Held Texas to 50

  • bobohle

    Remember one of Amaker’s teams lost their first 6 games then went to UCLA and pulled off a huge upset starting a 13 game win streak.

    • malcolm bolt

      I hope we don’t get embarrassed out there.

    • AA7596

      That remains the most confounding turnaround ever. Totally out of the blue

  • GTFOmycourt

    Wilson and Wagner are the backbone of the team.

  • gobluemd16

    Well, we won. And hey, the defense was good! As posters below have said, gotta run the O through Moe and if this is how Zak and Maar (include D Walt too) are going to play offensively, this team is not going anywhere anytime soon. Hope for a competitive game in LA.

  • bobohle

    Shaka Smart 0 for against Beilein.

  • iBleedBlue

    Texas really guarded the high PNR well, Zak and MAAR couldn’t get anything off of it. Dwalt had some horrid turnovers, but he also had some penetration where nobody on the team was motioning to get a pass. Anybody dying to see some high-low post action between DJ and Mo?

    • bobohle

      I think we all are.

  • Under The Bridge

    Big win. Some ugly offense bailed compensated for by a gritty defensive effort. I really didn’t want to lose to Shaka . . . and we didn’t!