Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan made it to Washington D.C. this morning via a Delta jet used to fly NBA teams with ample first class accommodations. The Wolverines landed at 8:51 a.m. and arrived at the Verizon Center at 10:40 a.m.. Tip-off has been pushed back to 12:20 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

Join the discussion¬†in this thread before, during and after today’s afternoon tip-off.

  • bobohle

    Illini trying to bully us now . Time to suck it up.

  • MGoTweeter

    Wow rahkman!

  • MGoTweeter

    Ugh no one can stay in front of Abrams.

    • bobohle

      They should try X on Abrams next time he’s in.

      • MGoTweeter

        Don’t know if he has been on him in the second half at all but in the first half Abrams did beat him a couple of times

  • Get the feeling this could be the last Illinois run, a few stops and baskets could ice it away.

  • ChiMan

    Finke and Abrams are literally their entire offense today. Need to shut them down.

  • MGoTweeter

    Big couple of minutes comin up here. Don’t want to see this lead down around 7 at the under 4.

  • TOTO-Lover

    Missed an opportunity to play some pressure free mins at end of the game; could be important when you’re looking to play 4 in 4 days

    • ChiMan

      Unfortunately, there was just so little chance of that. Illini isn’t the kind of team to pack it in. Even down 20, they’re going to play like it’s a tie game.

  • Cory
  • Drae

    the refs are really not calling any fouls on Illinois on the either side of the floor… hill with a huge push off before the ball went to Abrahams… smh… time to pack it in Blue…

  • jemblue

    Need a key bucket? Go to Rahk.

  • MGoTweeter

    Grrr rahk gotta give that foul at mid court

  • jemblue

    Agree with the announcer – Illinois’s body language has been bad today. They’re pretty listless for a desperate team.

  • ChiMan

    Dagger

  • Svale

    Irvin should not be allowed to dribble for more than a few seconds, coughs it up cause of his bad handle.

  • Alex

    Walton with the haymaker.

  • Svale

    Walton is our hero!

  • MGoTweeter

    D Walt with multiple daggers. That should do it. Just don’t turn it over

  • Joel_C

    What more can you say about Walton. Goodness.

    • MGoTweeter

      Meh. He’s clearly just a second team guy. /s

      • Joel_C

        Haha, right

  • bobohle

    Walton the man at the end again!

  • Derrick Walton 19 points on 7-of-13 (4-9 3pt) shooting, 5 assists, 4 rebounds while icing the game away w/ a pair of triples.

  • GTFOmycourt

    The reliability of Walton’s 3 point shot has become ridiculous.

    • JumpStop21

      Nice to see all his hard work really paying off! Feels like perhaps in part inspired by the legacy of hard work to improve put in by Burke and Stauskas. Hopefully will inspire the younger guys going forward as well!

  • jemblue

    2 minutes from giving Beilein his record 210th win!

  • TOTO-Lover

    Purdue cant be happy with the way this worked out…

    • TOTO-Lover

      LOL DJ!

  • Cory

    Practice jerseys again tomorrow please!

  • MGoTweeter

    What a freakin win!!! Unbelievable job by everyone around the Michigan basketball program. Now go get some sleep!

  • MGoTweeter

    Also congrats coach beilein!!

  • ChiMan

    What a way to become the winningest coach in Michigan basketball history! And for the record, anybody that comes for Coach B after this game, this situation, can officially eat it!

  • Joel_C

    Walton at the analysts’ table :O I wish I could hear what they were saying XD

  • bobohle

    We get to exchange pleasantries with Spike and Co tomorrow.

  • Drae

    hopefully Mo can play better tomorrow… him and Duncan with off games although Duncan played some great d though…

    • tom48160

      Mo’s shot seemed to be a bit short early on. I think he’s a good bounceback candidate.

  • AAtoLA

    Team showing their resolve and mental toughness.

    YOU WISH…YOU WERE…A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!

  • ChiMan

    Maverick Morgan with 4 points and 5 turnovers…..lol Don’t you just love when karma does the job for you? ;)

  • ChathaM

    I have never been more proud to be a Michigan basketball fan.

  • bobohle

    Ahhhh! Isn’t it great to be a Michigan Wolverine?