I am kinda glad that we are having trouble here...I would rather we struggle away in the non-conference so we can learn how to fight at the end of the game. I don't want this team to learn how to finish games in the B1G schedule
Michigan vs. Bradley mens basketball open thread
We're shooting under 70% from the line. How can this team do this?
Off day from THjr, but it's so nice to have other options besides Burke.
Sloppy game, many teaching moments for the coaches.
With GR III? Why hasn't he been in in the last 10 min? I just started watching.
good road win against a team that showed up tonight.
It won't look that way, since we should've won by more. That team was good and lucky though, so the win was better than it looked. Then we started to play like shit. They still have a lot to learn from this win
That's the second consecutive poor close out of the game. We were up by 16 and they went on a 11-0 run. unacceptable
You need to update your signature for the Iowa win.
Stauskas can shoot
improve those two and we are world beaters. if it doesn't improve, we are going to lose some extremely frustrating games
I would be worried, but we basically play nobody for like the next month so I feel pretty good about everything getting straightened out for conference play.
IU played at home in a big-time game. This was us working out the kinks in a mid-major's arena. It was a solid if uninspired performance.
We have 3 quality wins against KemPom's #2 major conference schedule. We're fine.
Michigan dominated a team that is probably better than UNC (NC State) at home as well.
with some of the comments here that we need to keep running our offense instead of dribbling the clock down in order to take a desperate shot.
However, our studs played average at best, Bradley chucked up some ugly 3's and hit them and yet we never trailed or even were tied in this game. Learn from it and move on.
True, and is sure is a lot more fun to learn from a close win than a loss.
I'm glad this game was scheduled. To get the freshmen an idea of what playing on the road is like.
Just like how the NIT Season Tip-Off was great prep for the NCAA Tournament/B1G Tournament. Neutral site, high-stakes.
Exactly right. Even if they had lost (and I'm very glad they didnt) this game was way more valuable to the larger goals of winning the B1G and perhaps the whole thing, than pummelling Alabama Alcorn or some crap school like that at home.
Did we burn his red shirt when he played tonight, or is he allowed so much playing time?
Unless he gets injured down the road, it's burned.
Thanks! I thought I had just read somewhere they were going to try to red shirt him, unless they absolutely needed him..
Concerned about depth. After an off season of thinking that M could be 8-10 deep this season, it seems there are really only 6 consistent contributors, same as last season. I'm glad that LeVert is getting a shot. Where is Horford? I wish Spike could see a bit more time as well for the sake of Burke's legs, but I understand that one. I'm also glad to see Vogrich and Akunne getting fewer minutes.
If Bielfeldt continues to develop then things might be just fine, but I'm worried about the lack of contributing guard reserves.
I think it's to be expected after three straight tough games with a lot of hype to have a bit of a letdown when you travel to a MVC team. And if they just keep running the offense instead of going into grind it out mode, they win by double digits.
Interior defense is concerning though. That's been a repeated issue.
Stauskas was impressive: 22 pts on 8-15 shooting (4-5 for 3), 2-2 from the line, 3 rbs, 2 stls
Trey Burke had 16 pts, not so efficient shooting at 5-13 (1-5 for 3), hit all 5 FTs, 5 assts to 2 TOs, 3 rbs
Little Big Dog got us going early, finished with 13 pts on 4-6 (1-2 for 3), 4-5 from the line, 4 rbs, 2 assts
Jordan Morgan got a double-double, 10 pts & 10 rbs. 3-5 shooting, 4-6 from the line.
THjr only 9 pts on 4-9 (1-2 for 3), 0-1 from the line, 5 TOs (ugh!), 2 rbs, 2 assts, 2 blks, 1 stl
Here's my concern: with Stauskas starting, there's hardly any scoring off the bench. McGary and Biefeldt had 2 pts each. Nada from LeVert, Albrecht and Vogrich.
Only 13 turnovers? Seemed like more. THjr with 5, Burke, Morgan, and GRIII had 2, Stauskas and McGary 1 each.
evan turner taught beilein everything he knows about closing out games.
which does not appear to be much.
hire a coaching consultant for end of game pleeaase!
People are getting a little too worked up about the last few minutes. Basketball's a game of runs. It's not like we were up 15 all game long. For most of the game, our lead was around 5-7 points. We happened to go on a spurt to go up 15 and they went on one, too. The final score was pretty indicative of how the game unfolded.