Wow, Nik ..another 3 most impressive of the night.
Stauskas is a straight baller.
Do we have a different PA guy? He sounds a little different than the "FREE PIZZA!" guy.
I want moar awkward closeups of the sideline reporter.
I can't wait for this team to take on someone with a pulse...I really want to see them play at 100%...It just seems like they are toying with Northern....and by toying, I mean destroying.
The freshmen with 54 of Michigan's 80 points.
Add a 1st team All-American to this team? Yes, please!
lol ya for real. It is crazy this is without Burke.
80-45 Michigan 2 minutes left and Beilein is emptying the bench.
I'm glad we'll be seeing less of Eso this year.
Do those white brace things provide any actual support or are they just knee pad type things?
83-47 Michigan final.
Whatever stream that was, it was extremely high quality and worked on my phone. Hopefully future games are on that site.
I love you Coach Beilein...
I predicted 84-48 before the game. 83-47 wasn't that far off. Good stuff from the team tonight. Its gonna be great year if we stay healthy and keep improving.
As a captain is wrong. . I don't care how hard he works in practice or how whether he's an upperclassman you don't name the least talened player (by a longshot) on your team captain.
Neg me to Bolivia it's true.
he is only captain for the night foolio...
I think the announcer said that he is the permanent captain and then a new player will be named before every game to be the co-captain.
I think you're giving Corey Person too much credit.
The best players doesn't necessarily mean that they're a good captain. It's about displaying leadership and is a calming influence to the team. Bartelstein displayed that characteristics. The players voted for Bartelstein so he earned it.
You sure it was the players? It appears the coaches made the choice:
Beilein says Bartelstein was a unanimous decision among coaches for captain.
Beilein on captain selection: "We thought long and hard about this. ...(Bartelstein) is the most selfless person I've ever coached."
named captain. Of anything. Ever. Ass.
captain of ass?
Are you his ex girlfriend?
Russell Byrd is a captain for MSU. He's been riding the bench his career. Being a captain isn't about talent, its about the intangibles.
he was on the bench because he was hurt for most of his career, not because he was not talented. He'll play because he is a very good shooter.
With Burke this team is lethal... I love it can it be March Maddness already???
Very, very promising start. Very happy to see a lot of our holes filled. Rim protection, check. Viable back up PG, check and then some. True three point assassin, check. Athleticism, check. Morgan looks like he's really stepped up his game. I'm really looking forward to this season. Also, Backwoods Bastard is delicious.
Good showing, especially with no Burke or Horford. Great to see Hardaway having a very balenced well played game. Go Blue!
Are there going to be enough basketballs to go around for this team?
We laid 83 on NMU without Trey Burke or Jon Horford. It will be interesting to see how Trey distributes and gets his points with so many scoring threats up and down the bench.
It should be a lot of fun watching this team throughout the season and we shouldn't see those long scoring droughts that we have seen in seasons past.
I expect the rotation to get smaller as coach B figures out what is his best 9 or so guys. You are right though, with Trey and Horford coming back it is going to squeze the min from other players.
Trey, THJ, GRIII, McGary, Morgan, Stauskas, Horford and Albrecht. The last spot would go between Vogrich and LeVert with Vogrich getting the edge with experience and shooting ability.
Levert may redshirt
It's not like football where you can redshirt freshmen. I expect LeVert to see PT especially early on against bad teams to get more experience and he is one of the player that most mentioned as one of the more impressive player in practice.
"It's not like football where you can redshirt freshmen."
What do you mean? Players can be redshirted in basketball
Unless they get hurt.
"On using exhibition games to determine redshirts:
We’ll probably look at them. I think we have necessities in a lot of areas where it would be tough to redshirt some, but if we feel somebody’s not going to get significant playing time and he’d be a great one to have in a fifth year, we’d make sure they had all the information they needed to make that decision."
it's not very common to redshirt freshman unless they are hurt.
This team is absolutely loaded. Optimism is further secured because Michigan honestly has the best coach in the country. Nobody gets their guys to play defense, make adjustments, and get open looks better than Johnny Basketball. Coaching is key.
The freshmen are as advertised. GRIII looks like the best athlete on the team and will give team a lot of problem. McGary is basically a bigger version of Novak without the shooting. He is an energy guy who can rebound and defend. Stauskas is a sniper but showed good playmaking ability. His shooting threat will allow him to drive into the lane and find open players with ease. Spike will be a solid backup PG who can spell Trey for 10 minutes which is plenty for the season. Caris will be a combo G but is bascially jack of all trades.
THJ have displayed more willingness to rebound and find open players. He is not forcing shots which is a good thing. Having Trey back will only help THJ to develop shooting rhythm. Jordan Morgan is solid as always but will miss some easy shots which is still maddening.
Yes, it's NMU but they blew them out which is expected. A lot of positives in this game. Just don't play Eso and McLimans until it's garbage time.
Morgan has been either number one or two in FG percentage in the B1G 2 seasons running. If you're getting annoyed at his misses get annoyed at something else.
But it's pretty easy when you get it from dunks and layups. He is not the kind you would want to run your offense through him because he can't make jump shots and doesn't make post moves. For a guy who "shoot" over 60%, he misses a lot of easy shots.
Are we winning?
Son of a........ Damn you Borges!!!
Does anyone happen to have a replay of this game?