Michigan did many, many great things against Northwestern, and they will be given their proper due in a moment. But first, let's marvel at the worst inbounds attempt in the history of basketball:
What the heck happened here? Let's go to the diagram, which may or may not be taken straight from Bill Carmody's clipboard:
You know, if there weren't boundaries around the court or rules against using random rich dudes as a sixth player, this just might have worked. Worth a shot, anyway.
[For the rest of the Northwestern gifs, including Nik Stauskas declaring
sexy himself back and Trey Burke And1-ing Alex Marcotullio, hit THE JUMP.]
As always, click the still image to open the animated gif in a lightbox.
It's really not fair when two 40% three-point shooters pass up decent looks so a 50% three-point shooter can get a wide open one:
SHOOT THE J. SHOOT IT!
Yeah, he's back:
Don't worry, though—he's still Not Just A Shooter™:
Fast break clinic, this:
Go home, Alex Marcotullio. You're drunk:
[Gives McGary biscuit.]
John Beilein, ninja:
John Beilein, displeased ninja:
Bill Carmody, five minutes into the game, already giving zero f***s:
Guess that explains the inbounds play.