So many open looks for IUPUI...the defense scares me going forward.
Michigan vs. IUPUI mens basketball open thread
defense needs work, but this looks like a really good team
OOEY POOEY is hitting everything.
It is IUPUI. Therefore, it would be EEYW POOEY. Which I like better anyway.
damn iupui raining it down from the arc. not bad perimeter D from Michigan, either.
More like we're draining everything. 5-7!
GERG-esque D in this one. Gotta wonder if pushing the tempo like this is gonna run this team down on defense all year.
IUPUI's shooting is bound to cool off. Also, GR3 is unbelievable. Really hope he stays on campus for a few years.
Pulling some Mcgary motor right there
I really like Bruce Pearl as a commentator. The guy definitely knows his stuff.
Stay in the game if he can't hit his open threes. That is the only thing he does well.
Yeah. I like the guy but Stauskas seems like a better option. Morgan looks awesome tonight!
And Stauskas comes in and nails a three.
IUPUI is getting away with quite a bit of hand checking and reaching in, I guess this is a good tune up for B1G play in terms of the referees.
GRIII is really good. Also Vogrich isn't going to start all season.
We are killing the 3 ball this year...We need to work on our post game...Morgan or McGary have to have some sort of back-to-the-basket arsenal
That was Morgan? I be like dang!
Is anyone else enjoying Bruce Pearl's announcing so far?
No, it's turrible. /s
3:51 left in the half and we're into the "Cool Story Bro" part of the broadcast.
Stauskus is LETHAL...WOW
Holy moly this team can shoot.
Dear Tim Hardaway Jr.,
Please quit taking contested long 2 pt jumpers,
Tim still forcing it at times.
It's still early, and maybe it's because I played basketball for a defensive minded coach, but hopefully Beilein shores up the defense over the course of the season. This will probably end up a blowout, but playing good D is going to be crucial for a team that has no problem scoring.
5 freshman...D will take some time
The game is relatively close but we are playing great, at least on offense. Hard to imagine this game staying close in the second half.
is Jordan Morgan's new nickname "The Deathstar?"
You just won the internet! What are you going to do?
They're giving Morgan a lot of room inside off of his cuts..hopefully we feed him a little bit down there in the 2nd half
This team can certainly score.
Burke's cross-over dribble is looking a lot better this season. The one on that last drive reminded me a great deal of how Jimmer would set people up before crossing them over.
I'm glad we got Stauskas this year...Burke is going to be looking at serious NBA $ at the end of the year.
I hope he is by season's end, but I don't think he is a top pick at this point. He is a very good college point guard, but he over dribbles at times, still has a tad too many turnovers and has questionable decision making at times. Don't take this as me saying I want anyone else as M's point guard, but he is undersized by NBA standards and unless he develops more as a playmaker and cuts down on TOs and questionable decisions he won't be a top pick IMO.
If he demonstrates better decisionmaking this year, while continuing to be able create off the dribble, he'll probably play himself to a late 1st round pick.
After flirtingwith the NBA as a fringe second-rounder, I think the temptation maybe too much for Trey.
Don't get me wrong; would love him to stay, but I don't begrudge him the chance...
Him and Spike are ggoing to be really important to this program, Stauskas to spread the floor with his shot and Spike as a reliable ball-handler to give Trey a breather now and to be a stabilizer if a freshman Derrick Walton isn't ready immediately next year
Some iffy D, and not much inside game.
HOWEVA! When you can shoot 70% on 3's against D1 competition, well... screw the inside game!
Both of those issues should improve when we get McGary and Horford (both of whom could be better than Morgan) healthy. This team has crazy talent.
Cut to Texas just in time to see this Prince character throw up a free throw even Shaq would laugh at. How can you play basketball and be that bad of a shooter?
GRIIII is good at basketball
Vogrich needs to live up to his recruiting hype as a shooter into practical use
Jordan Morgan still scares me every time he touches the ball
McGary needs to lose some weight and get in game shape
Would like to see Horford have some luck staying healthy.
Thankfully, Bruce Pearl is a better announcer than a coach
Agree on Vogrich. At this point I think Robinson and Stauskas are far better shooters.
The thing I don't get about him is that, in warmups, I would see him go 8-10 straight makes multiple times...but something just happens in the games, even when he gets looks that are similarily open and in the flow of the offense.
Once JB fixes this defense, we may be the best team in the country.
I think we already are. Tell me on a neutral court who'd we lose to? I'll take our squad & coach over anybody's.
I think this team is great and all, but how could we have any idea how good all others are? We'll have a good idea how we stack up when March comes around.