Every post that brings up the dreadful defensive performance in tonight's game gets marked as "overrated", huh?
Michigan Basketball vs. Central Open Thread
The performance by the D wasn't great, but I'm not too concerned by it. No Hardaway, I felt like we had a lot more minutes off the bench than usual over the entire game, and it looked like we were on cruise control for the 2nd half. It wasn't a great performance, but I don't think it's really indicitive of what the team will play like against stiffer competition.
The most amazing stat of the night, THREE TURNOVERS TOTAL
Every shot that Michigan missed, Central would push the ball and attack the basket from the right. Michigan never had an answer for it. Not sure why no adjustments were made. I think Beilein called time out once.
That also led to a few offensive rebounds for them as well.
The injuries are hurting bench production, 3/14 from the field is not good enough. Giving up all those points is a plus, Coach will have that to point to as he makes them bust ass. I'm ready to see this team against good teams on the road it should be a fun ride.
Burke makes Michigan a legit #2 team. Without him they are #15 to #20 type team.
With Burke being "on" UM can beat anyone. With him off, and the interior defense not playing better (Horford may be the answer) - this team could lose to any top 25 team.
Free throw shooting bothers me, we were 64% I think (7 of 11
). Not a big deal because we weren't at the line a lot, but I've seen a few games with atrocious percentages. It will cost us a close game against a good team.
a little closer than i would have liked, but a win is a win. i'm happy that my expectations are now at the level of blowouts. 13-0 is the best start UM basketball has had in a long time, and you can't ask for much more than that. when this team is on, it looks like a legit final four contender. bring on conference play.
Best start since 1985 according to BTN
Had to run the sister in law to DTW and swung by with her dad to see if we could get into the game. Spur of the moment for sure. I wasn't expecting to find something for 10 bucks but 80 for one in the nosebleeds? Not happening. I was pretty shocked at the market for this game. Great for the school its sold out but damn, scratch any games when I'm back home.
I bought my student ticket for 10 bucks, it was selling for 200 on StubHub. Crazy. Iowa shouldn't be quite as bad since there's less in state Iowa fans, but its crazy to think that I was going to games with my dad in the Amaker era for chump change
It's too bad because the arena was nowhere near full.
And then tried to gouge hoping them being a hot ticket would scam some people. I mean, $80 buys you 16 tickets. So all you have to do is sell one to make you money back. A pair is doubling your profit. Then you can eat the rest. If the Athletic Department actually cared about empty seats they could confirm group seats were actually being bought by, you know, groups, rather than an individual. But as long as they're sold they don't care. Only think that will change is that only the Binghamptons of the world will have $5 seats.