Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Purdue Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan is back in action this afternoon at the Verizon Center and will face the Purdue Boilermakers at noon (ESPN). The Wolverines have their gear and will wear blue uniforms, but will need to play one of their better games to knock off the league champs.

Join the discussion below before, during and after today’s afternoon tip-off.

  • DetroitDan

    just another day at the office

    • Chillax

      It sucks not being at the bar for this

  • Rich74

    Game over baby bring on Sparty.

    • shielste

      I want Minnesota

      • jemblue

        Same.

    • Chillax

      Game Over Man!

    • DetroitDan

      Yes! Spartans should have little trouble with Goofers

  • MaizeBlue10

    Wow, what a hell of a team everyone! These guys are straight up battlers, BATTLERS! Love this team. Don’t care about tomorrow, just so damn proud and happy for them

  • Alex

    Free. Throws.

  • MGoTweeter

    Ok. Just get the ball inbounds

  • jemblue

    Of course he makes that.

  • MGoTweeter

    Got timeouts. Use them if you have to

  • DetroitDan

    Simpson to work on throws after game

  • Chillax

    oh god

  • MGoTweeter

    Make em Robinson

  • Joel_C

    Make these

  • Chillax

    It’s all in the hips….

  • shielste

    How about we hear it for Irvin for making big shot after big shot (layups) down the stretch and in OT.

    • MGoTweeter

      He carried the offense late

    • Coltrane

      Hero ball.

    • MaizeBlue10

      Unbelievable. Him and Derrick are just trading off big games/moments now. Like they both have each other’s backs

      • shielste

        Not to mention HUGE games from DJ/Moe alternating as well

        • MaizeBlue10

          Very very true! Then you have MAAR consistently in there contributing. Such a fun team to watch since their run

    • Rich74

      I will give ZI cred for his fortitude. And for this game he was big when he didn’t settle for a three(hero ball). His driving to the basket was critically important for us to win this game.

  • Cory

    Duncan has this.

  • Mattbuckets

    Let’s Ice the ft shooter. Ridiculous

  • Joel_C

    Clock is correct, let’s go

  • Joel_C

    I love you Dunc

  • Rich74

    Official WE Win!

  • Indiana_Matt

    Hail!

  • Cory

    #7 seed is in play!

    • DetroitDan

      Easier road to Sweet Sixteen

    • Rich74

      If we beat Minnie or State I agree. It would be UUGE if we could move up to 7.

      • ChiMan

        I’m actually going to disagree here slightly. I think if we win the next game and are competititve in the BT final, I think we have a shot at a 6. I gotta think we’re locked into a 7 now.

  • MGoTweeter

    What a win! Irvin and Wilson were gigantic today. No idea if the team will have anything left for tomorrow but it doesn’t really matter. Just have fun. This is awesome!

  • Joel_C

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • shielste

    GO BLUE!!!

  • jemblue

    What a performance. Everything seemed to go wrong but we just kept battling. Amazing!

  • Mattbuckets

    I don’t know how we possibly can be on the 8/9 line anymore. Anybody who knows basketball would agree

    • MaizeBlue10

      HAS to be a 7 seed

      • Joel_C

        I agree I feel like we’re a 7 now, potentially a 6 if we keep winning

  • bobohle

    GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joel_C

    “Who would you rather play tomorrow?”
    “I don’t really care”

    lol

    • lecdjs13

      I want to beat Minny. My emotions get to high when its MSU. We can beat either. Would miny be considered a better win?

  • Rich74

    MAAR, DJ, and Mo next year will be awesome.

  • Barth Applefeld

    Who would have imagined DJ Wilson doing this????

    • DetroitDan

      He’s done it before, and he’ll do it again

      • Barth Applefeld

        Absolutely to the both of you, and, at the beginning of the year, I thought people were being too pessimistic about him, but to be the dominant player both offensively and DEFENSIVELY (according to Beilein), what an inspiration. I wish I was young again! Not that it would have mattered in my case ;-)

    • Rich74

      This is only the beginning, trust me.

  • GhostofMattD

    1/14 on threes in the second half? is that right? wowza

  • MaizeBlue10

    Gotta ride with Donnal and X a whole lot tomorrow. DWalt looked gassed today.

    • Cory

      Moe got plenty of rest today with foul trouble. He should be fine.

      • MaizeBlue10

        Is he actually fine though? I honestly am just going off twitter from those beat writers at the game. Their tone seemed to suggest his back may be a little injured. Not serious but just not 100%

  • DetroitDan

    Nobody in B1G better than Michigan. Most losses due to home court whistle.

    • MaizeBlue10

      I think we can seriously make that claim now. At least nobody better since the Illinois loss.

  • Joel_C

    I gave Zak plenty of crap this season but those were some huge takes late in regulation, he came through huge in the clutch

  • Stephen Chang

    What a huge win for this team! This win should put Michigan in the conversation for the 7th seed in the tournament. However, if Michigan continues to win and should they win the BTT, a 6th seed is likely in play.

  • Champswest

    Still no power. Following entire tourney on radio. Go Blue.

    • Joel_C

      Sports bar! :P

      • Champswest

        Not an option.

  • bobohle

    Need Sanderson to get them in the ice tub so they are ready for tomorrow. I’m sure he is one of the reasons they got thru today.

  • Coltrane

    What a great game. This one is for those who called them soft, said they couldn’t win without lighting it up from 3 and all the rest.

  • Tony DeMaria

    I’m very hard on Irvin, and he still did a bunch of head scratching things in this game…but the 2 drives to the basket at the end of reg/OT were huge, as was his defense. He was definitely an underrated key contributor this afternoon.