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MBB @ Purdue Open Thread
Man, I usually don't read these open threads, now I knoiw why. You guys are ridiculous.
the Big Ten against a shit team is all sunshine and rainbows.
To an extent yes, but we were down 19 to a terrible Purdue team which is pretty inexcusable as conference front-runner.
In the past this board would be filled with calls for GRIII to set-up, but now we've just given up on that. If Caris and Nik aren't going it done, then forget it.
Hopefully this turns out like Wisconsin/IU last night where we score 50+ second half points to their 20-something.
8 first half FG's. At least it's pretty much impossible to have a worse 2nd half.
Okay. Who's got the whiskey? We're either going to be happy drunks, or we're going to drown our sorrows. Not sure which yet.
I have ardberg I will pass around, not your beginners scotch though. Very earthy!
We'll win this.
Scared, can they come back?
That awful pass on the 4 on 1 break was huge.
easy 4 pt swing there.
But when we constantly have these types of starts, that speaks to me as a coaching problem.
When you see something happen a couple of times, you can probably chalk that up to a player issue but when its the same thing, time and time again, like these horrible starts, i think its a coaching problem.
Go ahead, kill me away
Someone is complaining about Beilein. Unbelievable.
Someone has complained about literally everything else, it was only a matter of time.
He has done great things at UM, but you have to wonder about the consistent lack of rebounding and defense. Some of that is a clearly a lack of effort. Do you really believe this team doesn't have good enough athletes to better than horrible on the defensive end of the floor?
I mean, in past years we chalked it up to having less than optimal athletes, but now this team is better in that department and it is still a significant issue.
Obviously not worshipping everything Beilein related is clearly not accepted on this board. He is clearly the best coach this program has had in while, that still does not mean he is exempt from any criticism. It shouldn't fall 100% on the players.
People look at the opponents FG% and say "we're horrible on defense," but they ignore the fact that we never put anyone on the line and we stay out of foul trouble. It's a trade off.
And it's not an effort thing. We don't have great size, other than GR3 and GR3 is even playing out of position.
However, small ball is becoming more common in college basketball , which makes it less of a disadvantage than in the past.
Also size does not 100% explain giving up a large number of uncontested jump shots every game. People can argue it all the want, but that is a simply a lack of effort. They are also horrible in terms of fighting through screens.
missing an All American big man who could be getting rebounds and shutting down the middle.
We've had open looks. It's not like Coach B is out there shooting 8/27 from the field.
Consistently bad defense is becoming a trend.
Die bitch die.
Maybe not, but I choose to disagree with you.
One of the reasons that JB develops his guys is style, you never see him panic.
half time magic again. They have to get their head in the game.
This team is as likely to go 2-2 down the stretch as 4-0
Level of energy tonight and not taking care of the rock. Work your magic at half JB!
are reverting back to their early season freshmen ways. brutal the past few games. the improvement of those two are key to any kind of tourny run.
ANOTHER bad start, missed Fts, STUPID tunovers, missed EASY layups..Morgan with his usual fumblitits and missed fts...God this team is frustrating...when there bad there bad, Better get their act together and QUICK or they are going to blow all the seasons hard work and totally negate the MSU win if they lose here
I don't see how we're being ridiculous WolvinLA2...this is the third game in a row where the team has started out shitty and the 4th time in 5 games. It has to stop.
6th time in 7 games we've looked terrible in the first half.
The only game we've come out looking good at the beginning of the game in that 7 game stretch is our home game against Nebraska.
I'm not saying it's a good thing, but it doesn't necessitate constant complaining or blaming. We missed a bunch of shots, had some bad passes. Purdue has also been on fire. If a couple of theirs don't fall and a couple of our good shots do, this is a 4-5 point game.
I always love this.
"If we made our shots and they didn't, we'd be winning right now!"
Congratulations, you have a rudimentary understanding of the scoring system in basketball.
I should have been more specific, so people with only a rudimentary understanding of English could understand.
We shot well below our average and they shot well above their average. Some of that has to do with defense, but many of our misses (including our free throws) were open shots. Had that been nearer the mean, this would be a close game right now. We have actually taken more shots than they have in this game.
Sometimes your shots aren't falling, and sometimes their shots do. It doesn't have to turn into an OMG THIS TEAM FUCKING BLOWZ thread because of it.
Well they certainly blow in the first half of games for the last month. You can't deny that. There's a trend here.
This is about more than missed shots.
I guess we'll see how tough this team is. I just don't know if they can string together enough stops. Let's go boys, get pissed.
Has really struggled lately, I would like to see GR3 and Irvin play together with Levert running the point.
Everything is bad and awful. I feel angry about this.
The four factors -
Michigan eFG% - 33.33%
Michigan OREB% - 35.00%
Michigan FTR - 33.33%
Michigan turnover % - 13.90%
Purdue eFG% - 62.00%
Purdue OREB% - 27.27%
Purdue FTR - 24.00%
Purdue turnover % - 17.84%
So we're beating them in 3 of the 4 factors and down by 13? Hmm.
My eyes. My beautiful eFG%. Look at those turnover%.
ugh...just finished the 1st half up on the DVR. The youth of this team can be so frustrating.
We had to expect this kind of game after that emotional win on Sunday.
I don't know if anyone could reasonably "expect" us to dig a 20-point ditch in 12 minutes. Lose a close game? Okay, I can see that, but not this monstrosity.
You're out of your mind if you think this was expected. Possible yes, expected no.
we have the wind in the second half so the passing is bound to improve.
Blowing a couple easy chances at the end of the half on truly stupid turnovers was the most disappointing thing overall. We really should've cut it to 7 or less.
Walton is 8 of his last 32 from the field. Irvin is 4 of his last 13.
We need something, anything from them.