That's how I see it. If he can't get around craft how the hell will he survive an NBA defense??
Game Thread? Game Thread.
almost every time down the court certainly helps Craft.
Robinson has got to be sick or injured.
Looks like he's using a lot of energy on Thomas on the defensive end...
I know he's crazy athletic but put in Morgan and Mitch together. Try it.
And OSU went on a 9-2 run. No.
Hes obviously hurt and is hurtin the team when hes out there...
Mitch McGary plays for Michigan...or are you an Ohio fan?
There's a lot to bitch about...that's not it.
I knew I recalled seeing Matta at Gringots on Harry Potter! Silly Goblin
I think they need to really show the rest of the team McGary's efforts and tell them to duplicate that, too many OSU extra effort plays beating guys to the ball, and waaaaay too much Burke trying to press the 1 on 1 issue with Craft again. Belien needs to get him under control.
The whole team needs to really, really, really work on boxing out as well.
Beilein should be on the refs every postion to call fouls on Craft.
That half was very disappointing. First of all, Vitale is beyond awful. Second, GR3 is doing absolutely nothing of use. Frustrating to watch. Hopefully, the second half is a lot better because the first half stunk.
Inexplicably pulled Mitch for a gimpy Morgan. GRIII has yet to respond or even appear to try in big games...
Mitch is a big-man he needs breathers once in a while he can't play every single minute. B wasn't pulling him he was giving him some needed rest.
This game isn't must win, but it's about as close as you can get to must win.
Halftime offensive summary:
FG% - 44.4% (12-27)
3PT% - 45.5% (5-11)
FT% - 50.0% (1-2)
Ohio State -
FG% - 50.0% (13-26)
3PT% -42.9% (3-7)
FT% - 50.0% (2-4)
Rebounds and fouls are comparable, but Ohio State actually has more turnovers. It wasn't going to be easy, and a one-point deficit is something you can definitely erase quickly. Go Blue!
Seeing that replay of Craft laying it up in front of Morgan bummed me out. Morgan needed to foul him hard.
Michigan has much more talent than they have had in past years but the offense in the half court is not close to past years. Michigan has got to get better at this if they want to go far in March. For every good set run with a quality shot there are three or four possessions with a three point heave or Burke going one on one.
this is the most efficient offense UM has had since I don't know when. 97-98 maybe? you realize OSU is one of the better Ds in the country.
Can't even use the crowd to our advantage because the play on both ends has been extremely sluggish.
Defensive rotation is slow, defensively we struggle. Quality teams get open looks to easily. We fall asleep on defense and can't keep the dribbler in front. Offensively it looks the same too...lots of dribbling, an attempt at a pick while everyone else stands and watches from the 3 pt. line....frustrating!!!!!
Craft is the leading rebounder in the game right now with 6.
Do not utter the R word in my presence right now!
To me they just look unintrested and soft. Maybe still getting over the loss to Indiana. I know they will come out of this though. Go Blue!
Sorry, but Michigan's uniforms are just horrible. It's the same color as my highlighter.
And to add to the fun, I flip on the Wings to see the score and they're losing to Calgary confirming that they are not good.
This is where we suffer as a community. As a unit.
Jeez. It's a one-point game. Look at all the Negative Nancy posts. Get some perspective, you babies.
Blowout... Come on guys. Let's run an effective offense.
Invisible 40 minutes.
40 vs. IU, and 20 now...he's completely disappeared.
I'm wondering if he's hit a wall and he's just tired. If that's the case. We REALLY need to play McGary and Horford together some. I don't see why not. We used to play McGary with Morgan. Why can't he play with Horford to give GRIII so rest?
where you are coming from, but remember he is still a freshman. It's going to take time.
I perfectly understand...
...so sit him a little and play Horford and McGary together for 4-5 minutes a game. I'm not saying bench the kid for good...he's a very good player. But keep his legs under him.
Watford and Thomas are no joke...so it's not just dead legs, he's playing All-B1G players. But he's gotta sit a little bit so he's 100% against those guys.
I'm not worried. Michigan usually closes strong
All this game is is Burke dribbling around and eventually dishing it off...getting kinda old
Thomas played all 20 minutes. he is going to wear down.
which is obviously why we're not up by 15 at this point. I'll watch the 2nd half so everyone can be calm now
This four game stretch is brutal enough. But not playing well at home is surprising to me. I wonder what coach has up his sleeve for the 2nd half?
mix of pressing too hard or lethargic - we look like we've never been on a big stage.
Have to just play in 2nd half.
Why do we piss ourselves against Ohio? Why?
Burke's having way too many wild shots. Getting your points off 33% shooting kills the team. Do what you do best, buddy. Create opportunities for your teammates and then take the open shots when you get them because the other team is expecting a pass.
This has been the game plan all along guys. The game plan is DONT FUDGE UP THE FIRST HALF!!! and we didn't. Thomas will either wear down or need a rest, we will gain points on that, and we will come out STRONG, im talking a 6 or 8 point run to start the half. It's on, don't skip the second half its going to be FUN to watch. GR3 ends up with 8 points in this half, and Burke gets rolling.
I'm in my 2nd half seat lets get it Blue!!
Or I mean Maize....
My biggest complaint is the numbers...without contrast, u can't read them at all. Any first grader would know this.
I made my fiance look at our uniforms at I wanted her input. She said "what the hell, they don't have their name on the back!"
I had to tell her the names were on the back...but its hard to read lol.