Somebody has to shoot it.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Somebody has to shoot it.
It just seems like this team does not have any passion more often than not....what does it actually take to get them consistently ready to play? Burke appears disinterested and lazy with the ball, and going to too many fall away jumpers again. Robinson always looks gassed running up and down the floor, Stauskus is always bad if he is not hitting his 3s.
Also, for a team that spends sooooo much time shooting apparently, why is it soo fucking hard to hit a free throw? They rarely celebrate with each other, and I can barely remember any times when someone on the team actually got into someones face about playing hard.
It would just be great to see some fire......and god damit, Burke needs to step into a shot vs trying to hit the damn fade away... JFC.
Worse than what?
HEROBALL TIME! Keep jackin' those shots up Trey. I'm sure one will go in eventually.
This game is such a joke...
Trey... PLEASE take another shot 1 foot inside the 3 pt line... PLEASE...
The Monster? McGary has a new nickname every week.
We call a set, we run it...no we walk through it...for two or three passes until the ball gets back to Burke, and then it's a ball screen.
Players just moving to the next spot on the floor instead of making a cut. It's driving me crazy--it's all so un-Beilein-like.
...Wisconsin made it to 30 points first. This game practically over now.
I blame uniformz!
play some defense, god damn
Fuck Wisconsin makes 3 in a row.
How about instead of defense, you put your hands in the air and stand there.
shooting teams when it comes to layups and free throws. You know, the ones they call gimmes.
The movie is Bull Durham dumbass
that theoretical 20 point lead we should have had in the 1st half would be great right about now
Dakich is Wisconsin Knob Slobberer Extraordinaire.
...I actually still think we can win the NIT.
Faster paced game favors us, one would think. Don't mind seeing the pace pick up more.
They will come back after the break and he will say it came to him when in reality the guy in his ear was yelling, "BULL DURHAM, DUMBASS!!!"
Just checking in. How's the game going?
Fuck Carrot Top
now Wisconsin can't frickin miss. Just awesome.
Why could we all see it when it was 16-6?
WTF is Robinson doing?
This is a carbon copy of last season. Choke your last home game and cost yourself a title(or outright title last year), play unintrested and lazy in the 2nd round of the BTT, and we all know what happened in the tourny. For whatever reason, these players on this team find a way to shrink in the big moments. 12 minutes to wake up and show some pride.
Great, now we have to be the bad guys if we send the real American home without seeing his brother win this weekend.
Fine by mean that means they get to spend more personal time with each other off the court
Horford is our only big that wants to play today
How about defend the 3 ball and make them hit tough 2s. Crazy idea.
They've made 6 3s to our 0.
Didn't the preview say let Bruesewitz shoot the 3? Is there some kind of preview jinx where every opposing player who is encouraged to shoot in one does and proceeds to make them all?
Before the game, who would have thought Michigan would have more rebounds but more turnovers and less assists than Wisconsin at this point? My mind is unable to process this game. Its like a train wreck - I cannot look away.
For the first time in forever we keep running the set after the ball gets back to Burke and what do you know, he finds somebody open at the rim for a layup.
If it were me I think I'd call about a five-minute moratorium on ball screens. Make these guys play defense, make our guys stop standing around.
Again, wasted a timeout 8 seconds before there would've been an automatic one anyways... Wiscy hits a 3, proving it useless.
We really need to start closing out on Sideshow Bob.
10 point lead early with Wisconsin shooting like shit, and UM still couldn't pull ahead.
It's like the Purdue game where we saw a 12 point lead go to a 12 point deficit.
Now, WIsconsin is hitting 3s, and it's going to take a great finish to win this. Frustrating.
has done with the program
For an offensive minded coach, how come our guys seem so nonchalant, make bad shot selections, can't hit lay-ups, can't make FT's, we don't box out well, don't rebound well even when we have more guys under the basket, so many things that frustrate me
I think a lot of this comes down to the reliance on so much two-man-game, something Beilein's never done before as far as I know. It's effective as far as it goes, but it leaves the other three guys standing around. And when you spend a lot of every game standing around, it's hard not to look nonchalant, miss easy shots, take bad shots when you finally have the opportunity to.
His sets aren't supposed to work on the first two passes every time--the whole point is to keep working it for 15 or 20 seconds if you have to, to reverse the ball two or three times and give the defense a chance to tire and get off balance or out of position and then your athletic guys can take them, or you get an open shot for one of your shooters.
And if you get to late clock and nothing's developed there's still time to go to the ball screen or isolation for Burke if you have to.
I don't think this is a mystery to anyone on the staff--Belein's comment before halftime was "we need to stop taking the first shot we see", Dakich's comment just prior was that the ball doesn't get swung enough to ever create a good shot. But I don't think anyone realized how hard it would be to undo, once it set in.
Almost every game wide open 3's gallore for the opponent
Wisconsin started out 1-11 from 3, have now hit 6 of their last 8
Wisconsin unable to miss, now 7 3-pointers.
fuck ben brust. that is all
Only when watching Michigan games do I expect the other team to make it every time they take a three. It's like some sort of curse on the Wolverines.
Poor perimeter defense.
Now Wisconsin can't miss
Wisconsin has made something about 9 shots in a row or something, what's more maddening though is they are late shot-clock situations.