Michigan vs. #1 Arizona Wildcats
Kenpom predicts Michigan by 1
I'm pretty surprised this hadn't been posted yet so I figured I would create some morning discussion.
I think we see an in-shape Mitch M-F'in McGary dominate this game and do what he did last year in the NCAA tourney. I'm expecteding 24 points from him to go with 12 boards and 3 steals. Stauskas is close behind him with 20 pts including 3-5 from behind the arc.
Michigan pulls the upset at home against the #1 team in college basketball.
Michigan 65 - Arizona 59
espn's weekly rookie rankings have trey #3 and THJ # 4.
insider, unfortunatley: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/rankings
but the top 10 is:
- Steve Adams
- Nate Wolters
others of note - 12. McLemore; 18. Zeller; 40. glen rice jr.; 42 alex len; 44. Shabazz Muhammad
Don't know if this is thread worthy but they have been playing much better than expected this early in their NBA career's. Attached are Tim's Highlight's and a few of Trey's better games. Hope to see much more of this for years to come!
The new AP Poll has us leaving the top 25 (deservedly) and our next opponent, Arizona, taking the top spot. If Arizona can handle their business on Wed night, we'll have a shot at the number 1 team in the land on our home floor. Hopefully, we can figure out our Trey-less half court offense. Great time for a signature win. Go Blue!
Randomly putzing around on the YouTubes, I came across this. This is awesome material, not just for the video breakdown but also because the guy drew up all the play diagrams as well (link below). Must see stuff for those that like to breakdown basketball the way many breakdown football on this site (Also, for those who, in your weakest moments, say "OMG BEELINE DOESN'T RUN AN OFFENSE, THEY JUST PASS THE BALL AROUND." I keed, I keed.)
PDF of the play diagrams:
Very cool stuff and some of it gets kinda complicated. And, note this is just stuff JB has run against the 2-3, which is probably the least common defense you see at the college level. I'd be interested in seeing which of this stuff they also try to implement against the 1-3-1. Makes me want to go back and watch some of the games against Matta's 1-3-1.
Edited to make comment meant to be in jest more in jest.