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Tweet Up: Michigan 66, Minnesota 66

The Wolverines secured at least a share of the 2014 Big Ten regular-season championship, downing Minnesota, 66-56, Saturday evening in Crisler Arena. This is a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
First Half:
Now that the Illini's win is official, I feel comfortable tweeting out this screencap: http://t.co/fQLXOkTkcx— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 1, 2014
So, suddenly ... Michigan is going for its 2nd Big Ten title banner in 3 years tonight. Clinch at least a share w/ a win over the Gophers.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
@UMMaizeRage Just doing our part! Should be a fun one on Tuesday!!!— Orange Krush (@Illini_OKrush) March 1, 2014
Michigan is honoring the 1989 national-championship team today...Glen Rice was on the '86 team that won the last outright Big Ten title.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 1, 2014
Michigan with three chances to get a share of the Big Ten title. Two wins gets them an outright title. I like their chances.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 1, 2014
Most Meaningless Stat Ever: Michigan is 11-0 in games aired by BTN or BTN Student U.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 1, 2014
U-M has hung at least one banner in three consecutive seasons just once ever (1964-66, the Cazzie era). That will change with a win tonight.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 1, 2014
Crowd waiting for something to get on its feet about here, Michigan starts 2 of 6 from the field.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
Crowd waiting for something to get on its feet about here, Michigan starts 2 of 6 from the field.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
All seven of Michigan's shots have been outside the paint. All have been either long twos or threes. U-M needs to get to the rim.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 1, 2014
Spike Albrecht enters to take ove the offense. Soph played major minutes down the stretch in U-M's win over Purdue.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 1, 2014
This looks a bit like Purdue, a ton of open looks from outside ... Michigan taught not to pass those up.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
So Elliott Eliason is the guy who's gonna randomly go off against Michigan, apparently.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 1, 2014
Michigan doesn't struggle to get open looks early in games, but for whatever reason the Wolverines can't make them.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 1, 2014
Michigan opens 1-for-9 on 3-point attempts, should consider taking less 3s. #expertanalysis— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 1, 2014
Michigan is getting a bunch of fantastic looks from deep. Shot selection isn't the problem. Shot shooting is the problem.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 1, 2014
Members of Michigan's 1989 team being honored during a timeout for their 25-year anniversary...standing ovation from Crisler crowd.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 1, 2014
S/o to these legends. #GoBlue #LiveFromCrisler pic.twitter.com/Be5mZggvpn— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 1, 2014
Long shots = long rebounds. And currently, those long rebounds are going to the Gophers because U-M isn't chasing down their shots.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 1, 2014
Minnesota has the least efficient defense in Big Ten play. Michigan will continue to get good looks. U-M shouldn't continue to miss them.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 1, 2014
That lay-in by Glenn Robinson III looked a lot like the game-winner against Purdue.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 1, 2014
#Wolverines on a 7-0 run. They've hit four of their last six shots since starting the game 3 for 12. #Gophers haven't forced a turnover yet.— Marcus R. Fuller (@GophersNow) March 1, 2014
Minnesota's playing the "let's hope to God they keep missing all these wide open shots" defense.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
Minnesota was refusing to take advantage of Michigan's horrible shooting -- those looks eventually fall. Water levels.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
Can Andrew Dakich do a series of YouTube videos teaching fans all his midgame celebratory dance moves, please?— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 1, 2014
Nik Stauskas hits a 3 and finally pumps some life into this place. A dormant night, otherwise. Michigan up 21-16, 3:23.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 1, 2014
Michigan is 9/22 from the field with one offensive rebound and they're winning by five. Let's call that a good sign.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 1, 2014
In the last 6:15, Minnesota has scored just one point, going 0-for-4 from the field with four turnovers.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 1, 2014
WE SEE YOU GLENN— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 1, 2014
You could throw an oop to GRIII in the Amazon and he'd find it.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 1, 2014
THERE WERE TWO DEFENDERS BETWEEN GRIII AND THE BASKET WHEN STAUSKAS THREW THAT LOB— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 1, 2014
BOOM GOES THE ROBINSON— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 1, 2014
That alley oop was ridiculous, even for GR3 standards.— MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 1, 2014
It's an absolute joke that those Glenn Robinson III dunks only count for two points.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 1, 2014
Michigan smells blood ...— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
Not sure you'll see a better final minute, at both ends, from this team. Michigan just took the game by the throat there.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 1, 2014
Halftime: Michigan 31, Minnesota 20. #LiveFromCrisler pic.twitter.com/XNYZyUyOc7— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 1, 2014
Second Half:
Michigan hit 2 of its first 12 shots in the first half. Then 11 of the final 14 to shoot 50%. Crazy.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 2, 2014
Really nice shot of @umichbball's Glenn Robinson III's alley-oop right here. pic.twitter.com/OGw0w8Jcsm— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 2, 2014
Good to see 1989 team return - in addition to historic, a good bunch of guys, who genuinely like each other. No doubt, part of the recipe.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) March 2, 2014
Stauskas is having an uncharacteristically poor passing game. But I still like the shooty stuff.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 2, 2014
Minnesota on a 7-0 run to cut U-M lead to 41-37 with 11:49 to play— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 2, 2014
Michigan has hit a lull. Rather loud fan above us imporing them to "SCORE MORE POINTS," which should be helpful.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 2, 2014
In the first 10 minutes of each half, Minnesota has outscored Michigan, 32-19.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 2, 2014
Aaaand that's five three-pointers for @NStauskas11. #LiveFromCrisler— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 2, 2014
To quote John Beilein, you have to sprint back to your man after hedging. Horford did not.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 2, 2014
Stauskas is 5-of-8 from 3 today, the most he's made in a Big Ten game this season. I keep telling @detnewsRodBeard to consider him for POY— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 2, 2014
After going 5-for-18 and 0-for-4 on 3s against Purdue, Nik Stauskas is 6-for-10 from the field and 5-for-8 on 3s tonight.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 2, 2014
Gophers have 28 points in the paint. Michigan has 14.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 2, 2014
Wow, tough shot by Andre Hollins there. Gophers not going away.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 2, 2014
What does Jordan Morgan have to do to draw a charge call? Man, oh, man.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 2, 2014
Flight School in Crisler— Kevin Koger (@KogerNotKroger) March 2, 2014
Michigan's play call on every possession should be some kind of an oop to GRIII. It's the most effective option at this point.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 2, 2014
Little known fact. R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" is a biographical song about the alley-ooping ability of GRIII.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 2, 2014
Also, I'll never forget the day that John Beilein said "My team practices alley oops now. We've never done that before."— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 2, 2014
GR3's high jump is listed at "bananas".— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 2, 2014
GR3 making clutch plays in crunchtime for @umichbball! #clutchgene— Wally Szczerbiak (@wallyball) March 2, 2014
Minnesota ain't gonna go away. That's a hungry team out there. An and-1 from Maurice Walker cuts Michigan's lead to 54-52 with 4 left.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 2, 2014
No surprise ths is close. Minny is tough inside, beating up Michigan there. It's 54-52, Wolverines.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 2, 2014
Morgan fought for that rebound...could turn out to be a big possession.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 2, 2014
What a play by Albrecht, unreal.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 2, 2014
Morgan is this group's unsung hero. UM lost McGary and didn't lose too much of a step. He has been U-Ms (much needed) garbage man this year.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 2, 2014
Winning championships = doing the little things. Michigan doing that in second half, Minnesota showing GREAT fight.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 2, 2014
Morgan finally gets his charge, and that appeared to be the right call.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 2, 2014
JORDAN MORGAN DREW A CHARGE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 2, 2014
Making POY case RT @BTN_Michigan: Michigan G Nik Stauskas: 21 points (7-12 FGs, 5-8 3-pt FGs, 2-2 FTs), Stauskas this season: 16.9 ppg— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 2, 2014
Make it an even 10 rebounds for Jordan Morgan, who is 1:34 away from his second Big Ten title ring.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 2, 2014
DAGGER. #BANNER— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 2, 2014
Michigan up 64-54, 1 minute from clinching at least a share of Big Ten title. Spike making clutch plays again down the stretch.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 2, 2014
Postgame:
Those who stay!— Zack Novak (@novak3159) March 2, 2014
#BigTen, #GoBlue, #Hail all trending. Best fanbase in the country— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 2, 2014
It's a Michigan B1G Championship kind of day. Congrats to @umichbball & @umichswimdive.— MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 2, 2014
You earned this, @JustJMo. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/zcaDfrrwjd— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 2, 2014
Congrats to #Michigan on notching share of #B1G title. Wolverines can claim first outright title since1985-86 with win at Illinois on Tues.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 2, 2014
Remember that key offensive rebound by Spike Albrecht tonight against Minnesota? That was only his FIFTH of the season.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 2, 2014
.@G_R_III: We want to win this thing outright. That's been our goal all season. pic.twitter.com/avshOFJmkA— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 2, 2014
Michigan singing The Victors in the locker room with the '89 Champs. https://t.co/qHqToxjxnj— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 2, 2014
Pitino on Michigan: "They're young and talented. I told every kid in that line, 'Go pro. Get out of here. "— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 2, 2014
Actually, there's a way that Wisconsin could be the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament, but it is very, very unlikely.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 2, 2014
"Surround yourself with champions." pic.twitter.com/AxPXLxFwF5— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 2, 2014
Sorry if it makes us greedy, but we don't want to share this! #BeatIllinois— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 2, 2014
One of the coolest things I've witnessed while here at UM-89 champs sing the victors with the current team after clinching a share of title— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) March 2, 2014
At dinner with @T_HardJR and @novak3159 , pretty special to see a Big Ten championship and what this program has become ELITE— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 2, 2014
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