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Tweet Up: Michigan 84, Illinois 53

The Wolverines crushed Illinois by 31 points, 84-53, to close out the program's first outright Big Ten regular-season title since 1986. This is a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter.
First Half:
Ready for the pregame huddle. Michigan is about to go for its first outright Big Ten title since 1986. pic.twitter.com/pDZuV7Ybve— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 5, 2014
Beilein's sportcoat has a maize lining and a big blue M inside— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 5, 2014
GO BLUE!— Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) March 5, 2014
The 〽️hooping ! Go get that B1G outright championship! #GoBlue— Trey Burke (@Trey_Burke3) March 2, 2014
Michigan playing with its pace right now, Illinois can't play like this.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 5, 2014
Michigan finally breaking its streak of slow offensive starts. Seven points in the first four possessions.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Some empty seats at State Farm Center (16,618) still filling in. It's a 6 p.m. tip local time.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 5, 2014
Illinois held its last three opponents to under 50 points. Michigan on pace to score over 80 at the moment.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Five buckets, five different scorers.— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 5, 2014
Nik Stauskas is the only person in the world who can beat that basketball game with the wonky rims at a carnival. #HeWouldGetTheBigTeddyBear— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
Michigan with an offensive clinic early, but not getting many stops either. 16-11 Wolverines at first TV timeout.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 5, 2014
Yup...I'm this close. pic.twitter.com/MW4xV1wdeL— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
Walton much more active than recent games, already with 6 pts and a pair of rebounds— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 5, 2014
Beilein discussing block/charge calls with Teddy Valentine...they came to an understanding that they still disagree.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
What in the name of Tyler Hansbrough do you have to do to get a charge in 2014?— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 5, 2014
Eight minutes in. Michigan's PPP: 1.667. Yeah, the streak of slow starts is officially dead.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Jordan Morgan was stretched out by a U-M trainer for much of that timeout. Looked to be working on a hamstring. He seems fine, though.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 5, 2014
I don't know how little scout tape you have to watch to know not to leave Zak Irvin open from 3.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
Illinois can't decide what they want to do out high on defense. Getting just torched.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 5, 2014
Has Nik Stauskas hit the rim yet?— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
#GOGGL3S— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Illinois is not having a great day, defensively, but John Groce's orange blazer game in on POINT, son.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
Illinois is a good defensive team I'm told?— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 5, 2014
7 3s. My god.— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 5, 2014
Michigan's on pace to score more in the first half than each of Illinois' last three opponents in a full game.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Please score 46 in the first half.— Griffin Hickman (@griffinhickman) March 5, 2014
Michigan State scored 46 on this team at the Breslin this weekend. Michigan might be there at halftime.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 5, 2014
When Michigan shoots 70% from three they're tough to beat.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 5, 2014
Sometimes when teams just drill 3 balls there is nothing you can do. This is one of those times.— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 5, 2014
It ain't easy being three-zy.— Hoover Street Rag (@hooverstreet) March 5, 2014
U-M playing like it wants to end the suspense tonight. 34-17 at 7:35 at Illinois.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
It's probably bad form to laugh on press row, but when Morgan is hitting that bank-shot jumper...just, wow.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
Glenn Robinson III just double-pumped on a dunk. That's how long he hung in the air. My goodness.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Illinois had held four straight opponents under 50 points. Today Michigan has 35 points at Illinois, less than 13 minutes into the game.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 5, 2014
If Michigan beats this John Groce team by enough tonight, the 2012 opening round loss in Nashville will disappear.— Griffin Hickman (@griffinhickman) March 5, 2014
HAHAHAHA is this a scrimmage?— Anthony Wright (@ItsAntWright) March 5, 2014
If your defensive strategy is to force turnovers, don't even bother showing up if you're playing Michigan.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 5, 2014
This is reaching Globetrotters-Generals territory.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
Love this: Glenn Robinson III shushes an already quiet State Farm Center. WATCH - http://t.co/gOHcpUVTko— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
Michigan players taking turns on the exercise bike: Albrecht, Bielfeldt, Morgan.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
Michigan avg 8.3 triples per game...tops in the BT...already has 8 in the half. #michvoice— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) March 5, 2014
ATTENTION YOUNGER MICHIGAN FANS: Enjoy this. Take it in. It isn't this easy, and it won't be this way your whole life.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 5, 2014
Hey everyone, it took Michigan 17:03 to score as many points against Illinois as MSU did in a whole game #lol— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
You have to like the aggression by Robinson. He should go to the hole every time. There is always free-throws waiting for him.— Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) March 5, 2014
2 am in Florence and I'm up following the Michigan game on Twitter. The things I do for you, Blue. #Hail— Jordan Kovacs (@JKovacs32) March 5, 2014
THAT PASS BY STAUSKAS— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 5, 2014
GRIII wants in on the 3 party, so he knocks one down!— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 5, 2014
How you know they're hot: Robinson hits a three -- just his second since Feb. 5— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 5, 2014
Up 19 yet taken just three more shots than Illinois.— Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) March 5, 2014
Illinois' last four opponents: OSU: 48 points Minn: 49 points Neb: 49 points MSU: 46 points U-M: 52 points. Halftime.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Illinois shot 54% from the floor and averaging 1.02 points per possession in the first half. And it trails by 22 at halftime.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 5, 2014
Oh, what the hell.— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) March 5, 2014
Nik Stauskas is a NBA player now!— Trey Burke (@Trey_Burke3) March 5, 2014
*Flips through NCAA Rulebook, looking to see if there's a little-used Mercy Clause*— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
Stauskas drills a buzzer three and Beilein turns to bench and mouths: "Wow"— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 5, 2014
Nik Stauskas with a looooonnng stare-down for the Illinois student section after a buzzer-beating 3 at the halftime horn. Michigan up, 52-30— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 5, 2014
Michigan is on pace to make 22 three-pointers tonight. U-M's record in a single game is 16. #RainDrops— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Beilein is giving the Illini defense more credit than it deserves. Illinois players weren't there. Michigan was just that good.— Courtney Ratkowiak (@courtneyratkowi) March 5, 2014
The amount of fun those guys just had that half, man I'm jealous— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 5, 2014
I think I'd guard him out there... pic.twitter.com/WmBtEXsT3N— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 5, 2014
Second Half:
Caris LeVert sits with third foul.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 5, 2014
I did some math! Michigan shoots an impressive .389 from three this season. So if they were shooting that average, the score would be 34-31.— Robert (@ALionEye) March 5, 2014
Chose John Beilein for my National Coach of the yr bc of the talent lost from last yr including McGary this yr but will win the #BIG10— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 5, 2014
You know things aren't going well when the highlight of your night is cheering an opposing player missing a FT to keep the deficit at 24.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 5, 2014
Stauskas= B1G POY— Trey Burke (@Trey_Burke3) March 5, 2014
Illinois is on a 6+ minute field goal drought with Michigan's best defender out of the game. They may not be very good.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 5, 2014
Nik Stauskas wants to get @bacari34 that elusive 7th trey.— MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 5, 2014
Michigan is so good, so dominant of Illinois, it has come to this -- @dandakich is now singing an Enimem tune.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 5, 2014
So...what if Nik Stauskas is on his way to a Glen Rice-esque hot streak in the NCAA tournament? Just something I dream about.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 5, 2014
Michigan's bench mob is still standing up for every three-point attempt. Those dudes are getting more of a workout than the starters.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 5, 2014
If he didn't already have it won, Nik Stauskas has won #B1G Player of the Year tonight.— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
Dakich is starting to lose it. These last 13 minutes should be enjoyable.— Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) March 5, 2014
Wonder if Dakich will give Max's calfs a shout-out today..— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 5, 2014
Max Bielfeldt is in the game. This is the building on Illinois' campus named after his family: pic.twitter.com/O7oB9uDmZs— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
Crowd cheers that Stauskas missed a 3-pointer...still, he's 6-of-8 tonight from 3.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
Stauskas hits his seventh three-pointer of the game. He is the first Wolverine to do so since Dion Harris vs. PSU Feb. 1, 2006.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
👌👌— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 5, 2014
Petition to rename the Big Ten Player of the Year Award the Michigan Team MVP Award?— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 5, 2014
I believe John Beilein is on a personal mission to make the Illinois coach wish his Ohio team had never played Michigan in 2012. #WeOn— James David Dickson (@JamesDDetroit) March 5, 2014
Is there any question that Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten Player of the Year? Bombs away.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 5, 2014
After giving up 15 threes in 32 minutes... Illinois decides that tackling three-point shooters is a better defensive approach.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 5, 2014
Michigan's best eff. margin in a B1G game since 2002 is +0.492 PPP vs. Minnesota in 2010. U-M currently at +0.510 PPP.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Michigan with slender 73-43 lead, rolling to first outright Big Ten title in 28 years. I have no idea how MSU lost to this Illinois mess.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 5, 2014
Can I get excited about a Michigan Big Ten Championship yet?— Courtney Ratkowiak (@courtneyratkowi) March 5, 2014
Michigan should put in its subs. It will be crazy.— Mark the Nomad (@MarktheNomad) March 5, 2014
Caris, #And1 http://t.co/DxSineIzhm— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 5, 2014
You know how @bacari34 says the Big Ten title is on the line EVERY night? Starting with tomorrow's games, that's not true until next winter.— Griffin Hickman (@griffinhickman) March 5, 2014
75-43 at 6:00 or so. Going to go out on a limb here: #outrightBigTenChamps— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 5, 2014
This is for the 150 of us in the Original @UMMaizeRage who suffered through the Ellerbe era. Champions!— Stuart Berlow (@stuartberlow) March 5, 2014
If Stauskas does win Big 10 POY, Michigan will be the first school to have 2 different players win the award in back-to-back seasons— Mark Zakrajsek (@Mgobluegr) March 5, 2014
This win will make Michigan 7-2 on the road in the Big Ten this season. Best since 1985.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 5, 2014
Basically, if Michigan maintains this eff. margin, this will be the most dominating U-M performance in a B1G game in at least 12 years.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 5, 2014
Andrew Dakich making record-breaking three-pointer, please.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 5, 2014
Dan just asked if Teddy would foul out his son. This is the greatest game.— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 5, 2014
Postgame:
CHAMPIONS!!!!!!— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 5, 2014
How's this for a stat? Michigan will end B1G play with a road win percentage (78%) better than any other B1G team's overall win percentage.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 5, 2014
Mich at Illinois...."Stop the Fight!" #BIG10Champs #Hail— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) March 5, 2014
"3" words: Big Ten Champions. pic.twitter.com/skO9PGID7h— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 5, 2014
Outright champions. Raise that banner! pic.twitter.com/E4VBmHFrTI— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 5, 2014
BIG TEN CHAMPIONS!!!!!! It's soooooo great to be!!!!!!— Stuart Berlow (@stuartberlow) March 5, 2014
HAIL! Michigan wins the Big Ten championship! wooooooooooo sports— Clif Reeder (@clifreeder) March 5, 2014
And Michigan exits the floor the way you'd expect a Beilein team to do it.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 5, 2014
Michigan gets a banner. No one else gets a banner. This seems like the correct banner distribution.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 5, 2014
Michigan lost our 2 leading scorers to the nba, and an all-american to injury...and we still won the big 10 outright. #WeBack #WeOn #WeWork— Ryan Van Bergen (@VanBergen53) March 5, 2014
Today, we played with purpose, with motivation, with passion. Today, we played like CHAMPIONS! #B1GChamps #GoBlue— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 5, 2014
Michigan just gifted Illinois its worse loss in State Farm Center and The Assembly Hall history.— IllinoisLoyalty (@IllinoisLoyalty) March 5, 2014
John Beilein and his staff with the #B1G championship trophy. pic.twitter.com/ClagH3jVOS— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
Outright. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jYD3T3TKMy— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 5, 2014
S/O to them Michigan Boys for taking care of business during the regular season. #BigTenChamps #GoBlue #Hail— Roy Roundtree (@WRTreezy) March 5, 2014
No Trey Burke. No Tim Hardaway Jr. No Mitch McGary. Really, there are no words for what Michigan and John Beilein just accomplished.— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
Michigan head coach John Beilein just handed the #B1G trophy to Jordan Morgan in the lockerroom. Subdued celebration by the Wolverines.— Marc Carman (@MarcCarman75) March 5, 2014
The Big Ten trophy pic.twitter.com/GCbm3paTgx— Daniel Feldman (@danfeldman31) March 5, 2014
"Embrace it. I know you want more out of this season." - John Beilein to team in locker room— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
HAIL! #BigTenChamps— Elliott Mealer (@el_mealer) March 5, 2014
I'm seeing a lot of tweets that we were able to win without McGary...no love for the walk on who averages 120 claps per game? #BIG10Champs— Cole McConnell (@cmcconnell4) March 5, 2014
For all those that said the last two years were a fluke...... Michigan Basketball is back to stay!!!!!! #B1GChamps #GoBlue— Corey Person (@corey_person32) March 5, 2014
John Beilein accepts the Big Ten championship trophy. pic.twitter.com/1BeuE8c12M— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
QUEMAR LOS BARCOS! pic.twitter.com/xYdGvYvwTz— Hoover Street Rag (@hooverstreet) March 5, 2014
pic.twitter.com/zYcQvIPEGZ— Maized&Confused (@MaizedConfused) March 5, 2014
PHOTOS: @umichbball celebrates with the @B1GMBBall championship trophy in locker room - http://t.co/YlgZk9K9Ae pic.twitter.com/tK0juMExO5— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 5, 2014
Congrats to Michigan Men's Basketball on winning the Big Ten Championship #goblue #michigan— Chris Singletary (@CSing57) March 5, 2014
What a conference run for Michigan this year. And what a three-year stretch for Beilein: 77-25 (39-14 B1G and counting), 2 titles, 1 FF— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 5, 2014
BIG TEN CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/Zj2aOQ1uph— Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) March 5, 2014
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