Curious... I feel like JB is a coach that will let his team work through things sometimes instead of calling a timeout one or two possessions too soon. The score was 13-7 and Illinois went on a 12-2 run over 4 or so minutes. With such a young team, I feel like sometimes the TO's are a possession or two late. What does everyone think? Not a big deal, and will definitely benefit in years to come having JB's current philosophy, yet I can't help but wonder if it might help short term for JB to have a quicker trigger on the TO's.
Michigan vs. Illinois Open Thread
I guess he is trying to allow them to fix things themselves, and also trying to save some timeouts for the second half
dribble into trouble and lull them to sleep
They just seem uncomfortable.
Stu knock those down...
Why don't you miss a few more 3's. If aren't feeling it then stop shooting it...
He needs to keep shooting. If he doesn't find his shot Michigan won't win anyway. He's getting good looks and shooting when he does.
The shorter 3-point line...
Did they raise it since Saturday?
There should be an investigation.
(But really, more in general, that it figures when we become a 3 point shooting team the easy line disappears).
What's cooler than being cool?
Come on guys. Lets get up and play.
Keep the camera on the ball!
this rim is angry with us....were we a bit too rough to it in the shootaround?
of the Wisconsin game. We are hopelessly undersized in the contest and the same damn plays haunt us.
this is starting to to look like the Dream Team against Angola.
OK. Maybe not that bad.
Just not very good.
Personally, I want to hear more "Butterfly" talk from Doyle. Why? Because it'd mean we're playing well.
On defense mostly, but even on offense. Defense has just been lazy getting to their spot/position, both on and off the ball. Offense people aren't setting their feet. The footwork on offense has been terrible, giving way to awkward looking shots. They're just playing lazy in a game they can't afford to play lazy during
1. Matta 2. Bo Ryan 3. Tim Doyle
SMOTRYCZ is spelled L-I-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y
And other needless flailing of limbs, kind of like how they can card people for flopping in soccer, but you know, instead of like soccer actually do it. Tizdale is annoying me greatly, almost as much as Doyle and Michigan not making shots.
Looking forward to a better second half effort.
did I miss something or were you referring to Smotz size?
1 1/2 - 2 years experience...?
I'm not so sure about McLimans. But Morgan continues to improve, and he can be a Big Ten space eater and relegate the rest to bench minutes (assuming Evan is a productive Beilein style 4 by then).
seen much in the past month or so that makes me feel confident Smotrycz will develop into the player we all hoping for. Maybe he'll learn what to do once he beats his man with a pump fake and maybe he'll pick up some quickness on D, but I wouldn't bet on it, especially the latter.
but he was exactly on point with his analysis in the first half
he said "for Michigan it was a tale of two halves"?
this team should consider lucky to be down only 10. We got killed on all levels that half. Smotrycz is killing us. that one possession where he beats his man, but passes it, gets the ball back, and misses a three was sickening.
Sad foreshadow of how the game was going to end. Drive to the hoop when you beat your man.
Before the game I was afraid we were going to be too small to win this game...
I think I may have been right :(
For defensive purposes I honestly wouldn't mind seeing Blake McLimans get some minuets. Listen I know that he is god awful on offense but if he and Morgan were in at the same time we could still get our interior offense with Morgan and still have our kickout shooters available. But it's obvious we need an answer for there height and lob it in over our head offense, and quite honestly Blake is our best answer because he actually is a good shot blocker and defender.
As more of a waltz guy, myself.
(Sorry...I don't really care about typos...unless it turns it into a much funnier image).
We missed a lot of open shots in the first, mostly Douglass, but if we knock a couple of those down we are right in this. We have to shoot well against bigger teams, and we didn't, hence the ten point deficit. We have shown on more than one occasion that we can get hot and shoot the lights out for a half. Hopefully we get hot. Go blue!
Tell yourself he's just flip-flopped position with Hardaway in the early impact player/project roles from the recruiting rankings. I mean, yeah, sure, it'd been nice to have TWO surprises, but when has being greedy worked as a Michigan fan lately...?
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Such comments are always mental image disturbing.
As bad as we are playing if we could have just shot 30 percent from 3 point range we would only be down 4. That being said if Illinois would just decide to feed their bigs I don't see how we could stop them
this half of basketball could very well determine the season.
And makes getting one of the other unexpected wins to come through. (And of course, making sure we don't blow one we "should" win). This was just the one that could have had us talking "what we need to do to not blow the Tournament", rather than "what we need to do to make the Tournament".
We need to take advantage and get this down to a 2 possession game
minutes of careless backetball from both teams seems to have been a little more advantegous for us. Just a five point game if morgan can hit these two.
nm wasn't shooting foul
OMG Thjr. please do not break your neck.
I second that.
How is that not an intentional foul. He has a clear path to the hoop with a defender trailing