Game 21: Indiana at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan hosts the Hoosiers tonight in yet another 9:00 p.m. tip-off at the Crisler Center. Tonight’s action will be broadcast on ESPN2 and you can join the discussion below.

  • Chezaroo

    Indiana effort on D is less than enthusiastic. They still got NU, Wisky, Minny, and Purdue on road. Not to mention OSU and Iowa.
    They will be extremely hard pressed to finish 9-9

    • TOTO-Lover

      This really is turning into a strange year. NW could win the conference the way things are going.

  • Mattski

    Haven’t made a basket in four minutes. Glorious.

  • jemblue

    We haven’t looked to go backdoor this much in forever. Fun to watch.

    • Mattski

      You know a Beilein team is crankin’ when the backdoor keeps opening up.

    • tom48160

      I don’t even mind them looking backdoor when it doesn’t work. Give the defense something else to worry about.

    • GTFOmycourt

      Walton seems to miss 2 obvious backdoor opportunities a game. But yeah we need more for sure.

  • bobohle

    Simpson good cut down the baseline to draw that foul.

  • MGoTweeter

    Good to see Donnal give them some good minutes tonight. I like the sub pattern better this half so far. Got rahk out for a few mins, then brought him back and got Irvin out. Like those quick but often turnarounds better than the long bench stretches.

    • bobohle

      short and quick

  • MGoTweeter

    Wagner keeps trying the back door passes but he is either too slow with it or he bounces it too high allowing the defender to recover. Last one to x was better

  • Cory

    Couldn’t ask for a better performance heading into Sunday. Must be the shoes.

  • ChiMan

    Can we talk about the job that they’re doing on Blackmon tonight?!

    • jemblue

      No kidding. We’ve hardly heard his name called in this half.

    • iBleedBlue

      Walton took it personally

      • bobohle

        He sure is.

    • Stephen Chang

      He is non existent today

  • gobluemd16

    Love the killer instinct after half. Sure, IU helped, but its great to see them extend the lead.

  • Mattski

    Loved DJ pushing Bryant out of the way, too.

  • tom48160

    McRoberts still looking for his jock from the first half.

  • MGoTweeter

    Loving this sub pattern. Every starter has now gotten some rest at the midway point of the half.

  • Mattski

    D Walt has got some of his mojo back, and it’s a pleasure to behold.

    • MaizeBlue10

      Here here to that. MAAR getting it back too

    • bobohle

      One of his best games since his freshman season.

    • jemblue

      You know he’s full of confidence when he soars in among the trees to rip the board like on that possession.

  • iBleedBlue

    MAAR and Walton are proving what a defensive force they can be, when they play engaged

  • Mattski

    Jack’s rootin’ for the good guys.

  • jemblue

    I take it back about the pink shoes. If they can play like this in ’em…

    • tom48160

      They might stick around.

  • iBleedBlue

    IU is a terrible defense, so the great offense is awesome, but IU’s offense is elite, making our defense truly amazing

  • iBleedBlue

    How many more similar defensive performances until it becomes a pattern?

    • bobohle

      It’s getting real close.

  • Wayman Britt

    What does everybody think, is it okay for Jack Harbaugh to clap and root when UM gets a charge?

    Maybe he should just watch

    • I think anyone with the last name of Harbaugh is going to do what he wants in Ann Arbor.

    • Alex

      Just wish they wouldn’t continue showing it.

      • bobohle

        That’s ESPN

  • TOTO-Lover
  • Stephen Chang

    Only four points for Blackmon

    • ChipperFliet

      That may be the most shocking stat of the game.

      • Stephen Chang

        He is their best shooter and he was a nonfactor tonight

  • iBleedBlue

    Zak just dribbled down hill WITH HIS LEFT HAND

  • bobohle

    Really like how we’re drawing fouls.

  • Kevin Dale

    Why not some subs?

    • tom48160

      I disagree. Win the next two minutes then empty the bench.

  • tom48160

    What a make by Walton!

  • iBleedBlue

    subs subs bench subs plz

  • Mattski

    Makin’ ’em use clock every time down, too.

  • jemblue

    Superb half – we put this one to bed early. Now let’s get the guys some rest.

  • Cory

    Is a 40 point win in play?!

  • TOTO-Lover

    Here come da bench

  • ChipperFliet

    Mike Mike Mike….”It’s the Shoes! Gotta be the shoes!”

  • bobohle

    Finally KILLER INSTINCT!!!!!!!!!

  • TOTO-Lover

    40 pt blowout is a pretty good start to the season defining 5 game stretch.

  • MaizeBlue10

    Well, I thought this was the BIG season defining game a couple weeks ago. What a joy to watch. I’ve got a quiet confidence for Sunday and lots of confidence in the rivalry sweep at home. Tourney very much in sight now.

  • MGoTweeter

    Yea so that happened. Nothing but applause for the guys tonight. Played as hard as they have all year from start to finish. Don’t know if this type of effort is replicable or not but gotta fee pretty good about the direction of the team after the last three games. Let’s get ready for Sunday.

  • gobluemd16

    Dang, that was impressive. Hope we saved some for Sunday! Really hard to do that two games in a row. Derrick was really awesome, among pretty much every one else, too.

    • iBleedBlue

      If Dwalt can play like this on Sunday, he will have his way with Cash Winston

  • bobohle

    Bring on Sparty! Be prepared for Izzo’s whining.

    • jemblue

      Beat the weird guys!

      • GTFOmycourt

        I would buy that t shirt

    • ChipperFliet

      Izzo is an @$$

    • Mattski

      Happy we could hang it on him!

  • TOTO-Lover

    #TESKEISFREE

  • gobluemd16

    For those clamoring for Ibi earlier this year, cmon. Dude has gotten lost twice on D in garbage time and missed two wide open corner threes. That takes him to 1/18 from downtown on the season.

    • TOTO-Lover

      Teske is the biggest difference maker of the fresh right now; x most important bc no other PG on the roster.

      • GTFOmycourt

        Teske impresses me.

    • jemblue

      Reminds me of Bielfeldt’s frosh year. We kept hearing about his practice performances but he couldn’t put it together in the games.

      • gobluemd16

        I don’t think there have really been any glowing practice reports about Ibi.. Just that generally he is improving.

        • Mattski

          Lot of Beilein players have been written off prematurely.

          • jemblue

            To be clear, I don’t mean to write him off – just that he might not be ready yet.

  • Cory

    Safe to say nobody saw this coming, but I’m glad it did! Hoping we can carry some of this over to Breslin on Sunday!

  • AAtoLA

    Loved the passion and aggressiveness tonight! Sparty will be ready to brawl on Sunday. Let’s keep this momentum and edge boys! Go Blue!
    PS- loved DJ ripping the ball away from Bryant….”get off me”…that’s edge and grit!

  • MaizeBlue10

    Gonna do wonders to the ‘ol Kenpom ranking

  • Mattski

    Six guys in double figures.