ALL HAIL KENPOM
1-3-1 COMEBACK MUPPETS
Yes, a 16-point second-half comeback featuring brilliant adjustments to overcome major matchup issues against a good team merits the full Muppet treatment. We're in dire need of them, anyway.
And you can't have one without the other...
Recap of this one will be up shortly. Short version: WOOOOOO STAUSKAS/MCGARY
They were down 16, just sayin'.
Not muppet worthy imo but I am being a hater.
Yes sir, you are!
If the FSU/VCU game had occured on a Sunday and this game a Monday, the Seminoles would have been a ranked in the high teens. A 16-point second half comeback against a top-20 team is cause for some happiness.
But...need to develop the habit of winning against quality opponents. Last year TB just took over some games - to see this years team step up.
Legitimately one of the best coaches out there. Some phenomenal adjustments were made out there today. It feels great to have such a phenomenal in game coach.
And don't mean to take anything away from a truly impressive comeback win but I can't help thinking how this strikingly highlights what's lacking from the head coach and offensive coordinator in football.
HAPPY THOUGHTS ONLY!
Agreed, this thread was WAY too positive. Let's talk about what sucks about Michigan in this thread, so it can be like all of the others for the past two months.
to figure out how to defend FSU (last four minutes)? I am beginning to think it was dumb luck. He is a good recruiter.
That's just idiotic.
Jesus. STFU. You don't have a damn clue.
Meaning you don't have a lot to say, and when you do say something, it's.... interesting.
There are basketball teams in East Lansing, Columbus, Bloomington, and Madison that would love to have your "support." Check 'em out.
I think MLive is more his style. RCMB is probably too high-brow for him.
I hv to say Stauskas has ice in his veins. Fearless shooter. I wd say that if either Mcgary or GR3 could live up to their lottery pick potential, our ceiling is a repeat visit to the final four.
I wish Stauskas were a little more reliable from the line. 75% on 12 attempts seems horrible for a guy who can't miss open 3s.
Stauskas was automatic 85-90% from the line last year, he's totally in his head at the free throw line right now.
And 75% isn't terrible. He'll be in that range (85-90%) by the end of the year.
he's almost certainly the perfect man for Michigan. Brilliant hire.
He took a lot of criticism his first couple of years here. Everyone thought he was just a Princeton system guy that could not recruit talent. If the BB program was as visable as ourfootball program at the time, he would have been on the hot seat. Patience paid off.
Beilein was struggling a bit and he cleaned house. Worked brilliantly for him
If Hoke continues to struggle a bit, will he have the balls to at least partially clean house?
Beilein has also overhauled his play books several times adjusting to personnel. Early on it was back cuts like Princeton on offense and lots of1-3-1 on defense. Then it morphed into pick and roll offense and zone defense with DMo. Burke brought us the ball screen and more man defense (and alley oops last year)
Great coach who maximizes talent, and wins the coaching battles
he was a proven winner pretty much everywhere, over decades.
That was a Muppet-worthy comeback against a team that just demolished VCU. The only thing better than an early-season loss that you can learn from (e.g., Iowa State) is an early-season victory you can learn from. Still lots of mistakes, but the team is starting to jell.
Having said that, these Muppets should in no way preclude further Muppets on Sunday should things go our way against Charlotte. A tournament title is a tournament title. :-)
If we get servicable play from the pg this team could make some noise.
Check back in January, friend
Walton gave us 15 points and 6 assists tonight.
I think our idea of what constitutes "serviceable" PG play has been distorted by three straight years of outstanding PG play. Walton made a lot of mistakes but he made a lot of really good plays as well, and most teams would kill to have a PG like Spike to bring off the bench.
Agreed, problem is not PG, but GRIII
Huh? You want more from him because of the hype. He played a good game and hit a clutch three. Problem last night was the shots didn't start dropping until late and FSU was making ugly shots.
Wasn't that a near replay of the Pitt game from last year? Struggle early, deploy the 1-3-1 against a big physical team n the second half, utterly baffle them and win?
Switching to the 1-3-1 wins us a game (usually in the tournaments too!) Two years ago, Memphis @ Maui. Last year, Pitt @ Madison Square Garden.
I don't think it will be that high scoring of a game.
and we're lucky to have him. For all the times Al Borges makes us want to hit our heads on a wall, John Beilein has a win where he gets a win with a brilliant game plan.
It's so great to have him as a coach. Never retire
Need those big men to step up a little bit in B1G. Need their fouls.
McGary looked good. Hope the back issue went away.
Great experience for freshmen. I was thinking when the score was 67-69, who is the next TB. They answered. Nice pressure game.
We never gave gave up and Game Ovuh!!!!!!! Blouses!!!!!