And good in small doses.
And good in small doses.
"Of the top 5 teams in the Big Ten, Michigan is clearly the worst on defense". I know it's true, but it hurts to hear. LIE TO ME DAMN IT.
We're getting beat in almost every aspect of the game and we're only down by 3. I'll take it, but something better change in the second half if we're going to have a chance to win this one.
We're screwed if we never develop our big men more. MSU and other teams with physical big men will eat us alive.
We need to continue to address that through recruiting as well.
A. Effort on the defensive end that is extraordinary.
B. winning in the glass.
C. THJ please!
D. Frontline contributions that are a 180 from what just happened.
they need to find robinson some more. it worked in the first 6 minutes then they went away from it. Refs got to let us play physical if they letting sparty play.
Selected numbers at the half:
The offensive rebounds are still an issue, but I like the increased intensity, fewer turnovers, more steals. Despite being a troubling 0-6 from three-point range, Michigan has kept their effective shooting percentage down, which means it is still a manageable game. Hopefully, the spirited play keeps up.
UM: 0% Ughhh.
MSU: 45% Ughh.
I think State was at 34% 3 Pt FG% coming into the game. Uncontested 3's continue to haunt us.
Also when did Payne learn how to shoot 3s?
We've been out rebounded, not made any threes and are only down by 3 - I'll take it.
Not sure many around here know that much about basketball, by reading the comments.
Pretty good half. The rebounds and "loose balls" given up were frustrating, for sure, but overall the defensive side of the ball is playing like they never have; I don't know where it's been but I like it. They have good energy and good movement/rotations. They need to give another 20 mintues of that effort. Offensively isn't dire but it wasn't good. Need to hit some shots which I think will open the interior/paint back up a bit. And back to the Oreb and loose balls given up, those are cutting down on some transition opportunities, which when we get them we do well and score the ball...More of those please.
Also, how the F**K do these teams hit these long full/hafl court shots on us. That thing almost went in at the end of the half, which, how!??
Edit: Trolling? Grow up.
From the lane due to the floor being effectively spread, you may want to be careful about slamming the "little people"
Your post was much more flamebait than trolling.
As ugly as that first half went we are still only down 3. A big blow losing Nick early in the game. THJ really looks like he is pressing to me forcing a lot and maybe playing with the ball a bit to much. Also would like to see GRIII take the game into his own hands a bit more, really think he could create just as Burke does.
Need a strong 2nd half! Go Blue!
Hopefully we get one of those nice second half spurts to put us ahead. Also, Burke is one of the most consistently great college basketball players I've seen in a while.
Lots of complaining about the offense here. We have about 10 dunks. That's good offense. The problem so far is simply shooting. UM has had plenty of open looks and can't hit them. MSU is hitting theirs.
You are correct sir
We haven't been great in the half court. In transition we've been pretty good.
We're shooting poorly from 3 and MSU will cool.
Just need 4 more pts than them over 20 min. 100% doable.
He looks awful. And he's not a pretty man to begin with. Maybe he's hungover.
Still not sure why we're supposed to care about what he says.
His paisley tie looks like the Red Wings symbol.
So unlikely it's a two-day bender.
Please i bet Gottlieb thows down Motley Crue style and drinks heroin from a fire hose!
I just thought that is what he looked like
I liked what I saw as far as effort and intensity in the first half. If the random breaks balance out in the 2nd, we should be ok. Oh yeah, and repeat along with me, "I believe the 3's will start falling soon. I believe the 3's will start falling soon. I believe the 3's..."
We were 0-6 on threes, getting out-rebounded 21-13, and are only down 3? Sorry I missed the first half because I can't imagine how we're this close.
We created some good turnovers and got points on the break... And Trey has been good.
Spartans will what? Burn couches?
Loving the energy by LeVert out there. GRIII has flashed some great play, would love to see him keep up some of that intensity on the boards. I think if we keep it up in the paint, the 3's will come. And obviously, lets check Payne a little closer guys.
to step up for our boys
Caris Defense > Stauskas Defense...just saying. I'm sorry to see he got hurt but maybe LeVert's D will help us throughout this game
If we are going to give up 50%+ on threes, I don't understand why we don't play more zone. At least we would be able to stop all these lay ups and get some defensive rebounds. If you are going to be bad at defense, at least be bad at one thing (3 point shooting), not bad at everything.
Much harder to rebound out of a zone.
I don't know anything about basketball so...
Is it harder to play zone when they have Nix and Payne in the game at the same time?
Nik hurt, THC not at game and Sparty on fire from 3 and we are only down by 3 ar half. Why am I so stressed? We got this.
THC? I swear I'm not high.
Was Nik a dirty play?
Good defense, but you gotta finish on offense.
or, get a rebound.
All that said, I like the intensity after the break. Just got to finish.
We need to keep being aggresive so we get them in foul trouble
LOVING the energy by LeVert. We feel like an upbeat team when he's in.
We would be up now if we could hit a layup.
got to take advantage
All Michigan lay up hating god?
I have this dream... where we get a rebound. But then I wake up...
Inception is currently on TNT...