In a less serious feature, here is a rundown of Twitter reactions from alumni, coaches, and reporters alike across the twitter universe including everyone from John Beilen to Chris Webber to Ken Pomeroy. The content ranges from genuine happiness to trash talk and of course includes a Bacari Alexander patented “HALOL!!”
This is a great video from MGoBlue that includes not just highlights but footage from the locker room after the game and of Michigan being greeted by the Maize Rage back in Ann Arbor.
Update: Apparently MGoBlue disabled streaming of the video, you can watch it here.
Here’s the rest of our post game coverage:
When I wrote the game preview last night I was convinced that it was most negative preview I’d written since starting the site in 2007. It’s not that blogging after losses is anything new. The team lost 22 games during Beilein’s first season and last year couldn’t have been much more deflating. But for whatever reason, I couldn’t muster a positive thought before this game.
In my interview with KJ, I laid out four things that had to happen for Michigan to win: Michigan State missing open shots, Michigan rebounding 70%+ of MSU’s misses, Michigan keeping MSU off the free throw line, and Michigan shooting 40%+ on threes. On one hand I look smart because Michigan managed to accomplish all four and actually won the game. On the other hand, I look a bit too cynical because I said I’d be “shocked” if two of the four actually happened.
Michigan fell behind 6-0 in the first two minutes and appeared to be headed down the same dark road that we’ve seen far too often over the past 13 years. But Michigan didn’t fold, instead battling their way back to a 20-16 lead with 10:28 to play. I was relieved that they were still in the game at the time and would have never guessed that Michigan would hold onto the lead for the final 30 minutes of the game. Michigan State took its best shot, eventually cutting the lead to two points with less than a minute remaining, but Michigan had just enough answers to escape East Lansing with a victory.
Here’s post-game video of John Beilein after his team’s 61-57 over No. 25 Michigan State. Sorry about the shaky camera handling, had to ask for and hold a mike to ask questions. Notes and quotes are after the jump.
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We’re having a few technical difficulties but all of the videos will be rolling in over the course of the night. For now, here’s Tim Hardaway Jr.