I still think someone needs to get into THJ's ear about his shot selection. He does so well when he puts the ball on the floor and drives to the basket, but these shots when he is covered need to stop. Wasted possessions are not going to help come tourney time.
Michigan vs. Penn State basketball open thread
no fucking rebounds
Not sure why THJ shot that at all. We had a 9 point lead and boom, 2 possessions later we're only up 4.
To force at least 3-4 terrible shots a game. A poor run of 6-7 possessions where it becomes a jack fest
In case that wasn't a rhetorical question
Less Horford, more McGary.
He can't play 30 minutes.
PSU 57% Mich 38% difference is our reb advantage
None in the 1st half. Obviously more than 15.
not possible. need D to get a lead
I'm liking Levert's energy on defense. Horford, however, looks absolutely terrible on both ends of the floor.
will never understand the lack of rebounding
Announcers just explained it.
Back to instant outrage
WHY IS THJ SHOOTING THOSE?!
I hope they got our attention.
Shooting slump continues *furrows brow*
Our shooting will improve. Not going to shoot 36% for the game. Penn St. also won't shoot 53%. alot of their jump shots will start hitting rim.
They shot 800% in the second half.
Timmy seems desperate for that exact shot. Not understanding it....he has a guy half way beat off the dribble and then pulls up into a ridiculous fade-away...
Exactly, he could probably drive to the basket but he settles for a terrible, rushed jumpshot. I just don't get it.
Again, a lack of effort/fundamentals on D turns what should be a double digit lead into a one possession lead.
Q: Coach Beilein, what do you have to do on defense to make sure the worst team in the conference doesn't shoot 60% from the field?
A: What's defense? Is it like reverse shooting?
So much for getting a big lead and taking it easy in the second half.
GR3 was Brent Petway with a little more skill. I was wrong. They're exactly the same.
we'd be up at least 10 points. That's despite blown layups and a few missed FTs and THJ's poor shot selection.
Time to blow this up in the second half. Props to Mitch McGary!
No team will ever have an off shooting day against us. NEVER.
Probably because our defense is poop. Glad to see us active on the offensive boards today though, that's a welcome change.
Has anyone checked to ensure that GERG is not hiding in the time-out huddles to impart his vast knowledge of motivating defensive players?
Does GR3 deserve to start?
Can't really go wrong, but I don't see GRIII bringing the same intensity McGary does. and if we were to make the switch we wouldn't have a spark off the bench
I like Burke, THJ, GR3, McGary, Morgan
Horford, directly or peripherally, led to every empty possession and PSU field goal on the 7-0 to close the half. THJ, stop shooting.
if i'm penn state i feel great.. michigan went from being a good defensive team with zack and stu to a more athletic team that can't play d
Yeah that's what happens when you play no seniors and a bunch of freshmen
Look how Indiana improved since last year (on defense). Their 6 man rotation includes 3 Seniors and a Junior. We don't have a Senior in our top 10.
Missed 10 three pointers
Rebounds are even
McGary - 10 and 10
PSU already has 2 scorers in double digits
MMG with the first half double double. Not to bad for a freshman.
Such an up and down team.... Consistancy is bliss
is a great recruiter but a horrible X's and O's coach. with the talent you have on this team, you should have wide open shots all night. I can name tons of coaches who are better at the X's and O's than Beilein
That's weird, because in nearly everything mentioning Coach B they say he's among the best X's and O's coaches in the nation.
These newer posters sure do like to trash Beilein.
That's literally the exact opposite of what Coach B is. When he came in, he has made his career as an X and O guy who all wondered if he would be able to recruit well enough in the B1G.
That disputes your exact claim. Michigan this season has been the best in the B1G overall out out of bounds plays and out of bounds plays out of a timeout. Moreover, Michigan is (surprisingly) the best team in the B1G on defense out of timeouts. Transition Defense and intensity on half-court defense are larger concerns.
Jesus, these types of posts are over-reactionary. Some people need to calm down and think before you hit "post".
More zone, plz
EAT IT PENN ST!
already has a double double with 10 points and 10 boards. What a game. Without him we are down double digits right now.