Garbage. We consistently lose to IU even when we're the better team. It's a bit mystifying and plenty frustrating.
Indiana 63, Michigan 52
Stone-cold killer (via)
Yogi Ferrell (27 points, 7/8 3-pt) hit damn near everything, Indiana utilized Duke's blueprint to shut down Nik Stauskas (6 points, 1/6 FG), and the Hoosiers eventually pulled away in a brutal slog at Assembly Hall. We planned to record a podcast this afternoon; for everyone's sake, that is not happening, nor is any sort of instant recap. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday.
U cannot and will not ever be able to get a call in that gym as a visitor. Every time they drove they shot free throws. Every time Michigan drove, play on it's Big Ten basketball. That's life on the road in the Big Ten. Plus hey maybe stop Yogi Ferrell their only player one time !!
I thought that was the best officiated game we've played all year in the big ten
I wouldn't go that far (this crew doesn't seem to know what a 3-pointer is), but it ultimately wasn't the difference in the game.
It's not saying much
Just saying we get those same calls at home and if we can take the homer glasses off then we would all realize that Morgan has gotten away with a crap load of contact this season compared to other B1G bigs. We just shot like crap and Stauskas decided he wasn't going to work hard to get open.
This was the type of game that GR3 needs to take over and show how good of a player he is and he was quiet yet again.
cost us this game.
Do not try to pawn this off on officiating. They beat us. Or, rather, we beat ourselves.
I only watched the second half, but from what I saw we got great calls, especially with Will Sheehey fouling out. Excuses don't win games, especially on the road. We got way worse calls at State and still showed them what's up. Ref may swing a point or two, but not as many as we lost by - that's called missed F/Ts!
is what is so frustrating. IU had one player going into the game that you thought could hurt you on the offensive end - Ferrell. After he hits a couple 3's, how in the world are you letting take more 3's?
Terrible loss. Absolutely terrible.
1. Shutdown Stauskas.
Levert isn't consistent enough to be "the guy" and GR3 just isn't good enough.
like it's a new revelation. Nik did not have a good game, he can't just start standing around when he doesn't get his spot or ball where he wants it.
What makes this worse for me is that all the people bragging on my feed are Notre Dame football fans, too.
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Walton and Irvin came to play today at least. Try to take some positives.
Not really. We didn't hit our free throws when we needed them most. Could have pulled this one out.
who can't let it happen again? beilein? dave brandon? us, as fans? who is "letting it happen?" i need to know, NOW!
man, that guy has no idea what he's doing.
You didn't elaborate at all. Why do you think Beilein got outcoached?
i think it's wrong (i don't know how yogi farrell going off is a beilein problem or a tom crean solution), but hey. whatever.
the "can't let it happen again" comment is pretty meaningless, though. nobody "let anything happen." sometimes the other guy just beats you.
when Nik and GR3 were no shows today. It happens, move on. Not the worst road loss, but really 52 points .... pathetic.
You're crediting Tom Crean for "coaching" Yogi Ferrell to score 27 points on 10 shots? The dude played lights out. I don't blame that on Beilein.
How in the world is Ferrell getting 8 three point attempts off when he's on fire? Once he gives the ball up, whoever his defender is should have been instructed to fully deny and forget about playing help defense. See if any of ther other 4 players on the court for IU can do anything.
That is the easiest dumb thing to say after any loss and particularly dumb for this one, when both coaches used the same gameplan. It was a slog of a game but ultimately our normally superior shooters didn't shoot as well as their normally terrible shooters.
Sorry you have the be the recipient of my anger at all the dufuses who use this sentiment in place of analysis for so many sports.
this is STILL Michigan.
C'mon, guys, the letdown had to come... we were exhausted after the 3-game gauntlet, still managed to eke out a win against Purdue, but there was a palpable downward-curve in energy all along, not entirely surprising.
The question now is: does Sunday to Wednesday give this team enough time to crawl under the covers, totally crash, then shake it off and bounce back into standard A-game shape?
Which is what this team, at its core, is: Golden. Just give 'em a chance.
This team is pure Michigan -- capable of beating the very best and losing to the very worst.
Anyone who doesn't get that -- and I don't care how many K's & P's are in your name -- doesn't get Michigan.
Give 'em some love, and trust they'll be back.
used to be, people only jumped off the ledge when we lost a football game, but here's a group doing the same after a basketball loss. on the road. to indiana. i guess the program has come a long way, huh?
anyone that thought this wouldn't happen at some point this year was delusional. we lost by 21 at state last year and almost won the national championship. take a deep breath and relax, people.
-Levert & GRob took 1/2 the shots,that should never happen.....Yogi was very hot and we still left him open to often (Levert)......Levert's poor mans Burke immitation is getting old,a fine player to be sure but he's missing open players to often & disrupts offensive flow (down 6 he hoisted up a defended 3 with Zak wide open).....GRob underperforms on a regulat basis,his jumper on a 3 on 1 was especially egregious,does he have a low bball IQ? Lack intensity? I really don't know ( solving that is priority #1)....offenses rhythm was similar to mine on the dance floor
Everybody biffed on free throws! And settled for long 2s that did not work for us but of course worked for them.
I think you mean Morgan & GRob who were only players to miss FT's. 13-18 total per CBS stats
Ferrell was out cold from 3 just like Spike was in the championship game or Nik was against Florida - that's hard to 'coach' against because those guys can hit threes even when they're contested. However, Michigan did eventually prevent Yogi from really taking 3's.
His performance was the difference. Everyone else on Indiana was ho-hum. If Ferrell doesn't drain f'ing 7 of 8 threes then we talk about how this is a "gritty" win on the road even when the shots aren't falling and talk about our perseverence, etc.
How many games has GR3 been a no - show this year?
Ridiculously overhyped player.
Game had nothing to do with Yogi Ferrell's shooting and everything to do with Michigan's offense not showing up.
If you knew before hand that Indiana was going to score 63 points you would have been 99% sure of a Michigan win.
Only question I have is how can one player be allowed to completely neutralize Stauskas at one end and not have to spend any energy doing it? This screams coaching adjustment.
If you knew before hand that Indiana was going to score 63 points you would have been 99% sure of a Michigan win
Eh, I don't know . . . the score of our game at Minnesota was 63-60, and the MSU game was in the 60s until they started fouling on purpose the last two minutes. Our offense (like most teams' ) often doesn't play as well on the road. I did not expect to score a ton today, although we definitely shot worse than I anticipated.
IU scored 38 in the second half even though they were milking clock on a ton of possessions. That's not good defense, especially against a very average offense like that.
If we hit anywhere near the way we were shooting in the games we won, we win this one. That and Ferrel just misses a couple of those desperation 3's right before the 35 second clock ran out. We could have overcome that with better shooting - from the field and free throw line. We knew we were going to lose 1 or 2 on the road. Hopefully we can use this game to get better. For one thing, find more ways to get Stauskas open no matter what D the other team is throwing at us. Another thing, is get Robinson to use his God-given talent more by driving the ball to the hoop. If he has even a little daylight, he's going to put the ball in. It sure isn't working for him from the outside.
but to sit 8-1 in the big ten after some of the games we have been in? I take that 100/100 times. Still have to hold serve at home though, and NEED to win in Columbus or Iowa
Eh, that's some pretty lazy analysis, Ace. Stauskas had a sprained ankle at Duke. Indiana didn't "use their blueprint." Nik just didn't want the ball - he barely even made Yogi work to deny him in the 2nd half.
By the way, Gary Harris tried to do the exact same thing (but better) and MSU got torched. This isn't some magic blueprint to shutting him down. Today, he shut himself down. He was seriously hands-on-hips watching the game from the corner on a dozen possessions.
We looked flat and Yogi didn't. You felt a let down game coming as we've seemed to just be going through the motions of playing basketball. Still enamored with this team but they showed little to no desire at the end of this one. Damn I hate Tom Crean. I didn't watch the closing seconds, did he use his interview at the end of a win to attack someone personally? Hope this one serves as a motivator it's hard to stay laser focused over these kind of stretches. This makes the games leading up to Staee even more intriguing.
Anyone else find it hilarious/classless when IU fans were chanting 'USA USA USA' when Stauskas was shooting free throws even though they have a kid on their team from South Sudan?
They need to check themselves somtimes.
But this game drove me nuts. Where was the close out on Yogi after the first 3 3 pointers! argh! i was sitting here throwing lent balls at the tv, because i cant afford to throw something that would break the tv!
yeah i have to use those leading up to Easter as well
/s it did give me a chuckle though!
done. If you get up on the guy he blows by you.
I know the perimeter shots were not going down, but the thing that looked really different to me was that we were rarely scoring in transition. It seemed we were setting up from a half court offense more than normal.
I would assume a lot of that is because it was raining 3's on the other end.
Somebody may be able to show it wasn't statistically different from most games, but that's what it seemed like to me.
Nice for Yogi Ferrell that he only had to play at one end of the floor today. That makes it a lot easier to score 27 points and shoulder the entire offensive load for your team.
Completely agree that Stauskas didn't make Ferrell even work on D. What did the guy play? About 38 minutes? What happened to pick and rolls from the wing? It looked like Indiana was switching all the time
Michigan is now something like 5-36 against IU on the road in my lifetime.
Make it 5-37.
I'm going call it now. The regular-season Big Ten championship will come down to the last game of the year. We will lose to Indiana at home and thus lose the Big Ten championship. It is just how this team will work. It doesn't mean we won't go far in the tournament but it does mean we will not win the Big Ten championship