FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
2012 Michigan Basketball
Record : 9-6 (0-2)
RPI : 60
SOS : 17
0 wins vs RPI top 100
|Losses (RPI 1-50)|
|43||Dec. 15||@ Oregon||38-60|
|35||Jan. 2||@ Ohio State||44-70|
|Losses (RPI 51-100)|
|98||Dec. 23||@ UTEP||52-68|
|Losses (RPI 101-150)|
|148||Nov. 24||Kent State*||60-74|
Starting Five (based on last game played)
F. 6'10". 234 lbs. Brandon Ubel. SR
12.5 PPG. 6.6 RPG. 1.3 APG. 3.3 PF. 31 MIN
This should be an interesting matchup with Morgan/McGary. If they get Ubel in foul trouble, they have no depth to back him up and are in trouble.
G-F 6'6". 214 lbs. Shavon Shields. FR
4.8 PPG. 4.2 RPG. 4.8 FGA. .417 FG%
He has been in foul trouble 3 of past 5 games. Doesn't appear to be an offensive threat at all.
G. 6'2" 181 lbs. Ray Gallegos. JR
13.0 PPG. 2.8 RPG. 7.5 3PA, .32 3P%
He shoots a lot of 3s and makes around 1/3 of them.
G. 6'5" 216 lbs. Dylan Talley. SR
13.5 PPG. 5.5 RPG. 2.2 APG. 35.0 MIN
He is probably their best all around player and will be in most of the game.
G. 5'9" 164 lbs. Benny Parker. FR
3.8 PPG. 1.8 RPG. 2.7 APG
This isn't even fair. Trey Burke is going to go off on this guy.
G-F 6'7" 191 lbs David Rivers. SO
5.3 PPG. 3.4 RPG. 20.1 MIN
G. 6'2" 199 lbs. Mike Peltz. JR
1.1 PPG. 2.1 RPG. 15.2 MIN
C. 6'11" 314 lbs. Andre Almeida. SR - May or may not play.
7.1 PPG. 4.2 RPG. 17.4 MIN
OVERALL THOUGHT OF THIS TEAM
edit- Changed title to avoid confusion with halftime shows.
The Nebraska game is the halfway point for the 2012/2013 regular season (if you count Slippery Rock), so lets take a look at the season so far.
|Wins (RPI 1-50)|
|42||Nov. 23||Kansas State*||71-57|
|15||Nov. 27||North Carolina State|
|Wins (RPI 51-100)|
|69||Dec. 4||Western Michigan||73-41|
|97||Dec. 15||West Virginia*||81-66|
|92||Jan. 3||@ Northwestern||94-66|
Strength of Schedule - 14
First Half MVP:
Trey Burke - 18.2 PTS, 7.5 AST, 1.9 TO, 55% FG, 41% 3PT, 1.3 STL
Big Ten POY and National POY candidate.
First Half 6th Man:
Mitch McGary - 15.3 MIN, 6.1 REB, 5.5 PTS, 1.1 TO
He has been very impressive as of late, especially when he gets hit in the nose.
I'm going to go with two guys in this category for different reasons.
Nik Stauskas - 29.7 MIN, 54% 3PT, 51% FG, 89% FT, 1.1 TO
We knew he could shoot coming in, but THIS BOY CAN FLAT OUT SHOOT!
Caris LeVert - 14.1 MIN, 47% 3PT, .20 TO, 4.1 PTS
His stats don't jump off the page, but he has really impressed me for a guy that was projected to redshirt.
Stuntin Like My Daddy:
Tim Hardaway Jr - 32.8 MIN, 49% FG, 5.0 REB, 2.9 AST, 16.4 PTS
Glenn Robinson III - 31.0 MIN, 59% FG, 6.1 REB, 12.5 PTS
These guys know how to dunk.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and survives being back to work after a 4 day weekend. I was taking a look at ESPNs BIG power rankings and Tremendous and was wondering what everyone else's looks like.
5. Michigan State
This is where the teams are just plain awful:
12. Penn State
Maybe a bit early for the headline, but still pleasing to read impressions of UM basketball beat writer Rod Beard for DetNews on UM hoops this season. Discusses 5 things learned about team at this juncture prior to opening B1G season.
Six weeks into the season, Michigan has risen to from fifth to second in the national polls and looking like a squad that will challenge for the title in a stacked Big Ten — and certainly get past the first weekend when March rolls back around.
Quick listing of his "5 Things" for those not able or desirous of clicking; though each has an interesting synopsis in the article.
Burke's even better
No one-man show - Strong rotation
Fresh faces - Freshman play
Hitting the boards - Rebounding
Going for it - Beilein
Love the last paragraph. Hoping we are in for a special season also.
Beilein won't talk about the good start or the No. 2 ranking, but in his mind, he knows this is a special group and he probably won't have all of the pieces back next year — so he'll look to seize the opportunity now.