Didn’t see the first four minutes (Nebraska-Texas ran long), but this sounds like it has to be a typo: we have 17 shot attempts to Indiana’s 7. Turnovers and offensive rebounds are helping, but that’s still absurd.
Chris I was saying the same thing after that offensive foul on Summers. It was a foul, but did Eddie really need to wave the shot off so emphatically by throwing his arms in that swinging motion while standing on one foot, then throw his arm down the court to signal offensive foul as hard as he could. I thought he was doing the seminole tomahawk. But who knew he was that agile, I thought for sure he would fall while standing on that one foot.
As for the foul situation, I like the fact that Dumas has three already, hopefully he’ll pick up a fourth early in the second half.
The defense really needs to close out on Roth every time he touches the ball, even if he is 30′ from the basket.
I wasn’t entirely convinced it was intentional, but that’s so obviously a foul that I can’t believe it wasn’t called. Might be that they can’t go back and call anything but a flagrant on replay, so if they missed it the first time the only way they can call it is if they’re going to throw him out.
Pft, all Michigan fans heard all week was that any elbow would be an ejection and a missed elbow would be a violation. That was clearly an elbow and not even close to the type of “basketball” motion that Manny’s was. Suton should have rolled around on the floor to milk it.
Either Indiana has started hacking like crazy once they realized the refs let a blatant elbow go, or Hightower’s trying to make up for letting it go, because Indiana has seven fouls already this half and we’ve just been called for one.
FA: Four of the five misses are by Roe, who’s not shooting them well this year. Indiana apparently decided that they’re not going to let him shoot, they’re just going to hack the heck out of him if he gets the ball in the lane.
Also, apparently I shouldn’t have said anything about the foul disparity, because they’ve started calling everything on us now.
The announcers said the wide-angle shot that made it clear it was intentional was, for some reason, not available to the referees on the monitor. So apparently they didn’t see it live and can’t call a personal foul (only a flagrant) on the monitor.
Fair enough, FTB. I suspect it’s more that the two that went uncalled were away from the ball and the refs just weren’t watching closely enough, while Harris’s was with the ball and Novak’s was on a box-out during a free throw. That’s no excuse, though, for getting three of the four incidents (all but Novak’s) wrong.
So that was the first game I’ve attended at the Bres in four years. Unfortunately, it seems like my presence resurrected some horrible ’05-ish Chris Hill karma and imparted it on Durrell Summers. Bleh. Still, we pulled away when we were supposed to, and Draymond Green was an offensive and rebounding revelation (although perhaps a bit less so on the defensive end).
From where I was, I couldn’t see what Dumes did — nobody in my section knew what had happened. Did our guy do something to make him throw the elbow, or was it just being-beaten-by-25-points general frustration?
Ben: Early in the second half when Suton had to go to the bench briefly, he got elbowed in the groin by Dumes. That should have been it right there. The incident that eventually did get him tossed, there was a foul called on Herzog but it didn’t look like anything out of the ordinary.