...aaaaand it's good from 49 yards for the 3.
MBB vs Western Michigan Open Thread
automatic for 3.
Today he was 3/4. That's about right.
That's going to be the key for us this year...we have the talent on the offensive end. But if we can be a "B" or better team on the defensive end. This is a Final Four type team.
Staukas is a showing better defensive prowess tonight. Much more hustle and smart plays on defense, even if he is still spotting half a step when players drive on him.
Because he's been below average to awful for most of the year. I've really been impressed with his improvement tonight.
In previous games he was always a step behind and going one way when the offensive player was going the other. Luckily, that guy usually missed and it didn't really show. Also, while he was giving up a potential 2 --- he was raining 3's on the other end.
If he can be an average level defender, he's a legit All-Conference type player.
That's actually been overblown by some uneducated fans. He's been pretty solid on D so far but bc he's white, Canadian and can shoot people have defaulted to the poor D stereotype. Pretty ignorant really.
Trey, he's been good tonight
GRIII needs to gain some confidence, he seems a little lost right now on offense
I agree. He needs to be much more assertive. Whenever he touches the ball, his first look is someone to pass to. I'd like to see him attack the basket a little bit more.
He wasn't shooting well and kind of lost it after that Pitt game. he got flat out abused by CJ Leslie if you watched close.
It's a great learning experience though, he'll grow...but I wouldn't be surprised to see McGary get more minutes as the 4.
Big Ten Football 2012: Unsatisfying and horrifying for everybody, including Wisconsin who improbably won the conference.
Mitch....Homerun or strikeout looking....wow
Still, he is my favorite player and I can't wait to watch him develop over his career here
He doesn't look very comfortable in the post, i don't see him as a one and done.
We have great freshman, but none are one and done IMO...at least, not yet
He's going to be very good, but it's going to take experience. He's just raw and unorthodox. Give him a couple years and lookout, he could carry this team in 2014-15.
I think he has a HUGE Junior year and leaves after that. I think GRIII has his big year next year and is forced with a big decision. The other guys stay all 4 years. Stauskas to be is a guy that is going to be a kid B1G teams hate ala Jon Diebler at OSU or JJ Reddick or Duke.
Another missed WMU free throw. Luck is nice.
We were getting BURNED earlier this game and could've easily switched to zone and shut them down...instead Coach B let them work through it and figure it out. Now they can't score.
Didnt feature him on Offense. Im super glad he chose Michigan but He never should have been a 5 star.
A 6'10 kid who looks very similar to Tyler Hansbrough his freshman year? A bunch of hustle, a bunch of turnovers, flashes of greatness...unorthodox and a year away from being great.
Yea, what? No, he's not Shaq yet, but the kid is showing signs of greatness; and already. Hes acclimating himself, yes, and again isn't "lighting it up" offensively, but we really don't need him to do that, yet.
Hardaway and Burke take too many shots, along with Stauskas. We don't need another guy on the floor to shoot. We need someone to hustle and get rebounds --- he's exactly what we need this year.
Looking real good now.
A great 5 minutes of Michigan basketball...highly recommend that people rewatch the start of the 2nd half. We're playing how we want to play all year.
this team has the ability to just go OFF. let's not let them get another late game run. i want a big win
I am glad they burned the redshirt of LeVert...he is a contributer.
forced his man to rotate towards the baseline, right into help defense, easy stop and taking it the other way. Just great maturity and basketball sense.
I neeeeed a Stauskas jersey
at the game watching his son. Back in my days at Michigan Tim along with Eric Turner were coach Frieder's first big recruits.
Where is Max B tonight?
He has a boo-boo.
Rumor is foot injury...not sure how serious, but I heard he was in a walking boot
He played what seemed like 105 minutes vs. Bradley because it was his hometown and his mom brought the team maize and blue ice cream (not a lie). I'm sure he'll get some run late in the game --- I'm happy with Horford getting back into the flow.
Glenn is good.
nice play by Spike...on D cutting off the drive and the nice find of the backdoor cutter
use the glass my man, use the glass, it works
But I like the way he's getting involved more
great play...nice pass and finish
It may be cheeky or funny to some but I don't think it belongs here. (I know, I'm an ass for saying it and I honestly don't mean to come off like a grumpy old man. But we'll never ,as a society, get past the racial tones if we always have to bring it up, even when done a light-hearted fashion).
I agree, edited it, but forgot the title...
foot on pedal earlier, well there you have it, great defense, rebounding, running in the open court, hustle, savvyness from so many including the freshmen.
What I really like about this team is that even though the freshmen are really talented, they still need just enough seasoning to not want to go to the NBA too soon and some will be aroud a few years, I love it.
this is the first time i have seen the Morgan and McGary on the floor with Stauskus, Hardaway, and Burke really shine...before it looked forced...this lineup looks balanced and a force on D
McGary moves so much, he can easily play the 4...
Mitch is looking good.
Jackson is hating hard on our squad??
But he's also good friends with Burke's family so it's not out of spite. He just knows that we're not where we want to be and we have bigger aspirations.
I think he's also acknowledging that we've become more than a jump shooting team. It's a compliment.
I like forcing shot clock violations.
Gonna be honest, this team is playing as good of basketball as I've ever seen a team play at Michigan.
Probably because this is the best team you've seen at Michigan.
I'm assuming you never saw the Fab 5 or were too young to remember. This is clearly the best team since those teams. We'll see if we can keep improving and win big games, but talent and chemistry wise. We haven't had a better team since those 5 were sophomores.
Actually, I did watch the Fab Five. I was young, 12, but I remember how good they were. This team's performance tonight is reminiscent of those games I saw.