Northwestern is 2-0 when I do these drunk live blogs, so I feel obligated to do another one tonight. This despite the fact I have to be in Framingham tomorrow morning at 8:30 for jury duty, and in case you're unfamiliar with Massachusetts geography, that's a long goddamn way from where I live in Cambridge. I do it because I love you guys.
19:45 - Jordan Morgan already picks up a foul, he's gonna have a tough time on D against this small lineup.
19:12 - Nice help by Cobb there, need his athleticism on defense.
18:32 - Sigh, Shurna. Take the pull up.
17:51 - Crawford limping. Fan fucking tastic.
16:45 - Blah. Awful possession.
16:17 - Crawford was clearly set. Terrible call.
15:37 - I guess Crawford's leg is ok. Holy God, best dunk I've seen since I started watching NU basketball.
14:55- Goddamn it Cobb. I thought you'd gotten those out of your system.
13:09 - Reggie Hearn is Northwestern's best post player. No matter how many times I write it, I still can't believe it.
Oh, Curletti's in now. Why?
12:38 - Get Curletti out of the game. Now.
11:10 - Well, if he's gonna make tough catches like that, then maybe he can stay in. Michigan really playing tough D in the half court.
9:42 - The good news is they're helping well inside, the bad news is they left a one dimensional shooter like Vogrich wide open.
And there's a dude in the student section with a NUMB TENOR customized jersey and a backwards hat. I have nothing else to say.
9:20 - No more 1-3-1 please.
8:53 - That was a flop by Novak.
8:14 - Where was the flop that time, Novak?
7:41 - Curletti confidently hits two free throws. What is going on?
6:30 - Wait, Carmody had both Crawford and Shurna on the bench at the same time? WTF. Never do that again.
5:46 - Hearn probably flopped there, but whatever.
5:17 - Can we keep Curletti in mothballs and then roll him out for home games against Michigan teams only?
3:00 - GREAT extra pass by Hearn.
1:29 - Hearn has to close out under control there, would have had that rebound.
1:06 - And Curletti is hitting jumpers, drink lots.
Halftime - NU really shooting poorly from three and still up 7. Strong first half. Anxiety growing. Drunkenness growing.
19:33 - Yeah, might want to stay in front of Hardaway.
18:20 - Tough board by Sobolewski there.
17:40 - Novak has committed at least 4 fouls in this game, they've called two.
17:06 - Shurna, how about just catching that lob instead of tipping it out to the Michigan guy in the corner?
16:59 - Knew that three was going in.
16:05 - Cobb passes up the open three for the off balance 18 footer, WTF.
15:42 - Morgan getting frustrated, how long before he picks a fight with an NU point guard 10 inches shorter than him?
15:37 - Getting stuffed by Curletti like that is humiliating.
14:00 - Great take by Sobolewski there.
12:55 - Since when is Smotrycz that good at finishing in traffic?
12:40 - NO FUCKING WAY THEY CALLED A TOUCH FOUL ON NOVAK
12:21 -Marcotullio needs to find a permanent spot on the bench.
11:40 - Hardaway has no conscience.
11:17 - Didn't know Cobb had that in his repertoire.
9:46 - Smotrycz is a lot better than he was last year, impressed with him.
9:12 - Where has this Curletti been all year?
8:01 - That's a good timeout, need Shurna back in.
7:58 - That didn't look like a foul, break there.
6:57 - Sobolewski, wtf was that?
6:16 - Curletti has more points than Shurna in Northwestern's most important game of the year to date, and Norhtwestern is winning.
5:24 -Michigan plays such tough defense, so impressed by them.
4:54 - For fucks sake, what the fuck are you idiots doing? Carmody has every right to be irate.
3:36 - Reggie fucking Hearn.
2:42 - Nice of you to show up this half, Shurna.
2:36 - HOLD
2:18 - Sobo what in the fuck are you doing god almighty you suck at defense.
1:54 - SHURNA THOUGH
1:36 - Hardaway. Fuck.
0:24 - Jesus Christ Shurna, you have to demand the ball there. You have to. The season cannot come down to JerShon fucking Cobb shooting.
0:04 - Smart foul. Now the heartbreaking buzzer beater is set up.
I just can't take this.
0:00 - Overtime. Again. Nice defense there.
Shurna needs to have the ball in his hands going to the basket every single possession here in overtime. Every single one.
3:42 - God fucking damnit catch the fucking ball. Oh, and call the foul on Hardaway on the other end.
3:12 - This is awful. I hate this team.
2:27 - woenfdionewfdoiewnfoiwenfe
2:05 - why the fuck not?
1:54 - This is like that Kevin O'Neill era game where NU got shut out in overtime.
1:31 - Need threes here.
1:26 - Not awful threes like that though.
1:17 - And that's gonna do it. Had their chances in regulation. Didn't get stops. Sobolewski's brain dead play going underneath the screen when Michigan was down 4 with 2 minutes left let Burke get a wide open three, who knows what the hell he was thinking.
There's also Shurna not demanding the ball on that final possession,and I don't know where Crawford's been in the second half.
Michigan deserves a lot of credit for playing great defense though and hitting big shots, they're a very good team.