Let the Mannyless game musings begin!
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
to a stream?
It is also on ESPN 360.
Musturger and knight!
I was excited about seeing this game... my excitement dwindled.
Love this aggressiveness from DeShawn. I wish we'd seen more of it earlier in the season.
He has an entirely different gear right now. He is a beast.
He's on fire!
I think his draft stock may be improving based on the first 4 mintes. Really impressive first step.
Anthony has no gear.
Sims is going to have manny, i mean many points
Hightower is in the house.
Apparently the entire team minus Sims decided to stay in Ann Arbor with Manny
That's a bad matchup on the switch. Where have the hard back cuts gone in B's offense?
i have been really surprised at how little motion there has been on the UM offensive side of the ball recently. it's been one guy dribbling and four guys watching...brutal to watch much of the time...
geez...we are so inconsistent in the mental side of the game.
they have got to have someone else shoot the ball besides sims and stu's half court shots.
I'm still trying to figure out why the offense is being run 30 ft from the basket consistently. This is going to be over pretty early.
Whatever Purdue wants on the offensive end is what they're getting
Their biggest player is a jump shooter, they have no one else over 6' 5", and the one guy who can drive to the basket is suspended...
You can still run offenses with cuts closer to the basket(while keeping good spacing) to at least put a bit more pressure on help side. All they do to give any pretense of attack is the dribble back cut. Other than that, YIKES.
EDIT: I also acknowledge B is a good coach and knows what he is doing.
fuck this shit.
they're down by 10 without their best player while sims is playing his ass off. but you can't be bothered to keep the 'fuck this shit' for longer than 10-12 mins of playing time.
this game would be so different if michigan wore maize jerseys
was a night game and the team wore maize. UofM would probably be up 15 right now.
When you're the smaller team you can't be outworked to the ball.
OK, are they switching or hedging on screens. Gibson stays with the guy up top and Vogrich goes with him, too. Most of the time they switch but they both chased the ball and *easy bucket*
This is what we will be watching all year next year! That's brutal!
not exactly. sims and harris combined for a third of michigan's points against UConn and the offense will be reworked extensively. considering this team as a unit got zero days of practice without harris, given the friday suspension, that's kind of an ass face thing to say.
pretty uninspiring effort on defense...i fully recognize that i will be negged, but this performance summarizes exactly why i do not like JB or his system. with or without manny, theres zero pressure, no intensity, no motion, and tons of three with no opportunities for second chance points. this could get ugly...
I don't think there's been a lack of effort on defense. Even Knight praised how hard they were closing out on shots. Purdue's guys are taller and stronger at every position other than Sims maybe being stronger at the 5. This is an athletic and talent mismatch, not effort in my opinion.
So, all the pressure against UCONN against a team much taller than us, wasn't his system. The intensity that brought the win, not his system. The threes that went down and ultimately gave us the advantage, not his system. His system is predicated on making threes. We're not making them today. It's a little more difficult to fully run your system without the player you spend the most time practicing it with. Don't get me wrong. It's not working today, but we'll talk when this team wins a big game.
Wow. Ick. Yuck.
Very close to the remote spike. Wait for it, wait for it. This is so damn frustrating!
they gave Beilien's bum ass an extension. The Bball will never be good while he is there.
Thanks, that was insightful.
So who was coaching the team last season?
somewhat of a fluke. They barely made it in and beat clemson team that has not been out of the first round in 100 years. What I'm saying is this guy hasn't brought in any talent. That is proven night in and out. He also allows his teams to collapse at the wrong times.
That "fluke" was better than any season our program had in the 10 years before that. As for "collapsing at the wrong times," I distinctly remember last year's team rallying late in the season and scoring huge wins against Purdue and at Minnesota, but maybe I'm imagining it.
was awful and didn't M have some NCAA problems? If so, that will destroy a program ask Caliparri. The thing is where will the team be this year? Keep in mind you only lost 2 walk on players. That should say a lot.
Keep in mind you only lost 2 walk on players. That should say a lot.
Thanks for visiting RCMB. Why don't you create another 5 page game thread about a team you claim to be overwhelmingly better than.
Im not a troll. Im not a fan of Beilin, but still supporter the program. I'm sure I have been a M fan longer than many of you. So go somewhere and calm yourself.
Amaker. No 'C.' Good job!
He's gone and that's what matters.