Michigan vs. Michigan State Basketball Open Thread
We need to get them in foul trouble, use the agressiveness against them.
That was a disgusting half, and we're only down by 8. Gotta lot to look forward to.
that Smotz and THJ are much better than they have played this year.
He started the year as a double double threat...he was playing well. However, too many fouls and too many turnovers trying to dribble and get got sent to the bench.
He went to the bench and lost his shot and his confidence.
THJ on the other hand, he hasn't played one good meaningful game all year.
Smotz plays hard but gets down on himself. In other words I agree with you.
imagine that thj, smot and vogrich are the current 4* players on the team. proof positive of what a great coach beilein is.
Wel, it's halftime so we can make our adjustments, and we're only down 8 so we can storm back in the 2nd half.
I'd like to see Beilein invert the offense and go to THJ in the post first possession. Get him in an iso situation near the basket. Good things will happen.
I agree except not on the first possession. When Smotrycz and Mclimans are playing the 5 we should run this because even when we invert we can preserve the spacing since those guys can knock down open threes. It would be tough for teams to react to this, methinks.
1. We have to win the first four minutes before the TV timeout.
2. Keep holding our own on the boards.
3. We have to get THJ going. Once one falls, it will start to rain...
4. We must close off the drives.
5. Burke for Treys
If we try to run our offense and shoot 3's...they win.
For every 3 we get, they will get 3 turnovers against us.
We MUST take the ball to the basket and get them into foul trouble.
Then 3 things happen:
- They foul
- They give up an easy basket avoiding the foul
- They help down and we kick out for that same 3 pointer
If we just pass the ball around the arc and set screens to try and get 3's. We lose by 15.
we are undersized across the board. the times we've drived the basket, we've turned the ball over or got the shot blocked. i agree about driving, but to create open shots, like 3s.
Big 3! Under 10 going in. Come on boys. THJ - please, please, PLEASEEEEEEEE bring something to the table!
but I don't think I've ever been more consistently frustrated with a Michigan athlete than I am with THJ this season. It's hard to fathom how someone with so much talent can play so poorly.
Man Hardaway with a goose egg? Come on...
THJ needs to be a presense closer to the basket.
Get to the foul line, knock down some FTs and get some rhythm in his shot.
The N on Nebraska's center court is ENORMOUS
That court is disgusting.
The B1G logos look like they're sticker placed over the Big XII logo.
Northwestern is worse, it looks like a bunch of fifth graders took purple markers to the place
Oversized halfcourt logos are a big trend in college basketball. Our midcourt M is pretty huge as well.
Beilein will make adjustments at halftime for the offense. State is playing way to aggressive on everything. Either State switches it up or they get burned in the second half. Now on defense... we gotta man up.
This is a little off topic as it applies to the basketball game and I can't start my own MGoBoard post, so here it is....
I drive a cab in East Lansing, so I pick up lots of random drunks, brahs (they REALLY do say "brah" a lot) and hotties with festering STDs, however, last night I picked up a kid who was a back-up punter at MSU from 2008 till this past year. He was a pretty nice guy so I figured I'd ask him something that's been eating away at me for a while. What's the story on Jerel Worthy's Missouri-hating tattoo?? Well, he laughed and asked me if I had seen his Dayton, ohio tattoo. I hadn't. He proceeded to tell me he has an ohio tattoo highlighting Dayton (his hometown) and the location of Dayton on the map tattooed on his body is at least 300 miles away from where Dayton is actually located. His tattoos have apparently been a source of much ridicule in the Michigan State lockerroom as well as on The Blog. He chalked it up to Worthy just being a, "bad tattoo getter."
I thought that was worthy of a post, no pun intended. Most of my encounters leave me more annoyed by the common MSU student every second, but last night was a funny anticdote that had me laughing to myself for the next hour.
After seeing the halftime show: Does anyone else get literally creeped out watching Anthony Davis play basketball? It's like he's not even human; more like some sort of Gumby-alien. I felt the goose bumps on my spine when he went up for a rebound and his gooooomby arms just shot and somehow managed to grip the ball (even though it's like catching a pass with chop sticks)!
Personally, I hate it. I think it's disgusting. Do something with the unibrow bro.
Sidenote, I think we should've went with the Blue away uniforms.
We're still in it. We've shot horribly, turned it over far more than usual, haven't rebounded and our interior D has been a sieve . . . but it's only an 8-point margin. We can do it. (I've got the lucky Maize Rage shirt on, too. Its winning percentage is outstanding.)
BIG officiating is a joke. Burke gets clobbered and pushed when he drives, no call. Appling hand checks him (barely) and the whistle blows. I know Michigan has no low post game and shoots a lot of threes, but they actually drive a lot and rarely get the benefit of contact. Still, they need to wake up and start matching State's intensity. That Burke three was huge, because we get the ball to start second.
THJ is one of two players that can make something happen off the dribble, yet either because he doesn't feel like it or he's being told not to he just sits in the corner and watches the offense play.
THJ isn't quick. He's got good size, a decent shot, and can maneuver a little off the dribble, but he isn't as quick as you would think.
But his dad is Tim Hardaway...
Need a run to start or it ain't happenin.
good drive Tim! thats what I like to see.
Finally, THJ going to the basket.
Okay I know he missed that, but that is what THJ should be doing all day! Start doing it from the opening tip Timmy!
They make some of the shittiest shots
When big athletic guys get in the paint against undersized teams, they score a lot of buckets.
This is UGLY!
Did Verne just call Novak a mouse in the house? The guy who has held green to a career avg of 7 points against Michigan? Wow. On a side not... scoring would be nice
Keep chucking, fellas.
This is what happens when you can't make a shot and your opponent can't miss. It's frustrating as hell.
They are shooting okay overall. It has more to do with us not making anything.
We are the worst supposedely good three point shooting team I've ever seen.
Oh man this is brutal, I feel worse for the players than myself
Smotz can't guard Payne and Novak is struggling on Green. Stop going small!
what the fuck are you doing Tim
Exactly the start Michigan didn't need TMJ 0-3 a turnover and down 12. Someone needs to step up
THJ, what are you trying to prove? Seriously. Cut it with the fadeaway crap.