Are there tears yet?
Michigan Basketball vs. Central Open Thread
When they're just putting out a workman-like performance and are pushing a 20 point first half lead.
The way Levert is playing, just this freshman class could possibly make the tourney if they were the starters.
I bet you they could too.
WOW. That was quite the move by GRIII
Robinson just makes it look so easy. He makes himself available and finishes. Always where he needs to be.
Lavert, wait till he matures, man he's got some game
Looking pretty dashing this evening.
Lavert looking serious out here. I'm impressed with his attributes.
Is looking real good on those cuts and I think they've hit him almost every time.
must be so tough for him to not be able to play
I hadn't been paying attention to CMU this season either. For anyone interested, CMU is 7-5 with double digit losses to Iowa, Utah, Charlotte, Bradley and Nebraska. Most impressive win, if you can call it that, is a 92-80 win over Texas State.
No three-point attempts out of Stauskas in the first half is an interesting stat. Guys look good tonight, LeVert obviously making a statement. Trey has 17 points and that is something I would not have known if not keeping track i.e. a quiet 17! Wish GRIII would hit more of those open 3-point looks he gets.
Are they denying him the chances? I missed half of the first half.
As I wrote below I have been away from the game for a couple brief times but I did notice I think he "passed up" on two open looks. Otherwise, I really don't think it's a case of them denying but more a fluke that one of the nation's best shooters hasn't really needed to launch from behind the arc added to the fact a few of his teammates have a fairly hot hand.
A quiet 17? Burke has been putting on a show!!!!!
I must admit I've been away from the tv for a couple brief periods so I admit if what I wrote is pretty assinine! But even saying that and even having seen much of the scoring he's done it just seems "quieter" compared to usual outbursts (I would have pegged him for 11-12 points).
just goes to show you how many good shooters we have, I think we may be one of if not the best shooting teams in the country, especially from a multiple # of shooters standpoint
Enjoy Burke while he is here. A man amongst boys. Other than Akune being Akune and Staukas being sleepy, it's hard to find much to complain about in the first half. McGary got away with a foul or two, but still cant remember a UM team that didn't turn the ball over, or foul as little as this team does.
We're on our way towards being good regularly, but this combo of "veteran" and young talent might not come to fruition for awhile again.
100 pts tonight, we'll at least get close
The more I watch this team, the more it reminds me of how much I missed us being a top ten team every year, or most years.
Obvious caveat that we're playing CMU..... but I watched Duke (#1) and Louisville (#3) today and I feel we're on a different level than those teams. They're both probably better defensively but overall they don't really compare. Am I a huge homer for thinking this?
I don't know. We're playing great right now but I don't think we'll know how truly good we are until we've faced some top ten teams. Duke and Louisville have played them so far, we won't for a few more weeks.
Well if you think those teams are better defensively, how can you say Michigan is on a different level? That doesnt make sense. Michigan is very, very good, but they are not head and shoulders better than Duke or Lville.
Because we're FAR superior offensively. And we're not a poor defensive team, just not elite
But I say run with it.
there we go.
Morning Nik! Forcast.......Rain!
I'm ready for the Big Ten to start. Clubbing baby seals is getting a bit boring.
Wasn't too long ago we were losing to baby seals.
Canadian Bacon Baby!
And Stauskas with 3 treys to start the 2nd half. So many weapons
I love watching GRIII dunk
This team is special when they play unselfish.
GR3 has like 9 dunks.
Seriously - it's easy to get tons of assists when your teammates can do that.
That baseline drive play is sweet
Funny that Stauskus has looked lazy (which he has), he has 6 rebounds.
When he says even though guys miss a shot, they still keep their defensive hat on and there were 2 examples recently.
Those are the things I love about a Beilein coached team
so fucking smooth
I once shot 3s that well...in NBA 2k12.
Gosh Stauskas makes it look like a video game
Stauskas is such a crazy shooter. Ive just started laughing to myself when he hoists them.
the dude is a freshman, folks.
I actually like the make-up of these 5 frosh over the Fab Five guys
You mean other than the "not taking cash" part?
I can watch Stauskus shooting 3's all day.
whatever you guys do, don't go to fox sports. Hockey team looks turrible tonight.