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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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but we are weak defensively. We give up easy, open outside shots, allow penetration and are only average rebounding. Good defensive teams are going to take away a lot of our offensive. We need to be able to do the same to theirs.
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We are also one of the youngest teams in the country. It's a huge leap from high school to Big Ten basketball.
but most of the time we don't. Usually we play ok D and sometimes we play really bad D. Especially in big games we've seen the D fail to show up. I wouldn't put any money on us suddenly consistenly playing good defense once the tournament comes around. We get flustered on the big stage
I don't know about "great" defensively. But they were playing with more confidence. Until the latter stages of this game, everyone on the floor was going on Stauskas whenever they could. And he knew it and was not playing aggressively, stopped moving his feet, etc. He looked better late. I think that charge call got him going.
The big thing from this game is that the guys who needed to feel good about their games with the layoff looming ... Stauskas and GRIII ... ended up probably feeling pretty good.
Need to work with bigs on defensive rotations. We're giving up layups on junior high sets like scissor cuts off the high post.
Thought Stauskas showed some toughness after a rough start. He dialed up his defensive intensity in the second half. And I thought that GRIII brought some nice energy.
Note: I only saw the 2nd half, I'm actually watching the 1st half now.
First off, good win. We needed a W more than anything.
Obviously it was good to see Burke, Stauskas and GRIII playing well. Particularly the freshman. I also thought Coach B did a good job of mixing guys in, however, I would've liked to get Burke and GRIII more rest (especially in the 2nd half). Sometimes, I think we forget about GRIII in terms of a breather.
I LOVED that we mixed in zone. That was very good to see, we haven't run that nearly enough this year. I think we need to run some 2-3 in addition to the 1-3-1.
I also thought we handled the press as good as we've handled it all season.
What I liked most about what I saw was the edge that they played with. There was an anger that guys had...it was good to see.
We should've blown this team out. They're not good.
Even though we were at the line all game, they missed a number of calls.
McGary played what I think was his worst game of the season. Wasn't bad...he just wasn't effective. Hopefully he can bounce back against Illinois. I still think he plays too many minutes. He's a freshman and his minutes have gone up with J-Mo out. We HAVE to be comfortable playing Max B or McLimas for 3-4 minutes to give these other guys a rest.
Speaking of rest. Can we PLEASE play 2 bigs together so GRIII can sit? PLEASE! Kid played a GREAT game, but I'll be damned if we wear him out with extended minutes vs. the worst team in the conference.
We played Vogrich so THJ could sit a little bit (and yes, it hurt us...but so what, we won), why can't we play some of the post bench players a little bit so GRIII doesn't play so many minutes?
All in all, solid win. I like the mentality and the attitude we played with more than anything. This team IMO is going to be fine. In fact, I think this next game vs. Illinois will tell us a lot. A solid win then, then a blowout win over PSU and I truly think we win out the regular season.
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played 33 min. i don't think that's overplaying him. i do recall one of the earlier games when he played 40 min and was ineffective.
that said, bielfeldt could play 3 min per half to spell him; like spike does for burke. just don't make those substitutions at the same time please.
For a freshman who is trying to keep his legs...33 mpg is far too much. Especially when he played 40 and 41 minutes vs. IU and OSU.
What's wrong with sitting him for 4-6 more minutes in the next couple of games so we can play 2 bigs? I think it would help us rebound as well.
Play 33+ vs. the elite teams. No need for him to be playing 33 minutes against the worst team in the conference.
You have to keep a couple things in mind:
First, we had to make sure we won this game, and he was one of our top players.
Second, this was his first big game in awhile, so you want to keep him out there and maximize the good feeling for him. No one wants to go to the bench when they're having a hot day.
Third, this was our only game in a 12-day span, so fatigue shouldn't be a concern going forward.
:D I'm drunk.
We hate Michigan State. We don't like Penn State too. We don't care for Minnesota, Wisconsin or Notre Dame but we all hate O-S-U.
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Hah. We know!
Once we get Morgan back and healthy our rebounding and defense will vastly improve.
...say it again, I don't think enought people heard you.
about Morgan? If he's 100%, I would have rather seen him than Mitch for most of the game.
2013 will be the year.
He only played 7 minutes and didn't look great. Guessing he isn't 100%, but hopefully the week off will help.
It's always nice when OSU concurrently has an appoinment with Dr. Scholls.
Between Horford, Morgan, and McGary, it would have been nice to get one point.
That's asking a lot
Ok then how about more rebounds than fouls?
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GR3 had a great game. I knew when he started ripping down those rebounds early he had come to play. This game plus some time off should be a needed boost for his confidence going into the home stretch.
This is MICHIGAN!!!1!!!!!!!! WE win all GAMES by a MIMimujm of 93 POINTS1!!!!!!!!!
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The team looks tired. Hoping that the down time will give them a chance to rest and get some practice in before the final stretch.
We need to be playing our bench more against PSU, Illinois, PSU than we have since early in the year when we were playing the directional Michigan's.
Just get these guys rested up/healthy. Everything post-PSU (round 2) will be more important than pre-PSU (round 2). Let's go at that stretch as close to 100% as we can.
....March will be madness.
The lack of inside scoring and defense is beyond frustrating.
True and everyone else has figured this out as well. If we could at least get Morgan back maybe our D would improve.
and I cannot decide who I want to win. First I see Wisconsin's carrot top and I'm like "gosh I hate those guys" then I see Aaron Kraft and I'm like "gosh I hate that guy". I think if they could both lose this game I'd be happy
Michigan is the 8th youngest team in country. Combine that with playing in the toughest conference and I can understand the challenge Beilein is facing.
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Yeah, MSU looked amazing against Nebraska last night and against Illinois 2 weeks ago. MSU has 2 wins away from the Breslin that can actually be considered good, and one of them was at a neutral site. That means MSU has exactly 1 good road victory against Wisconsin. MSU is good, but they haven't proven much other than they play really well at the Bres
We need everyone to be involved and we'll be good.
For example, in the past 4 games it seemed GRIII and Stauskas disappeared, but our bigs -- specifically McGary -- were doing well. Now, today, our bigs were not good -- missed layups and 0 points between McGary, Horford, and Morgan, but it was nice to see Stauskas and GRIII back.
If we can get that production from GRIII and Stauskas as well as our bigs, then we can go deep into the tournament.
From umhoops.com preview:
The Nittany Lions are shooting 40% on twos, 26% on threes for a 40% effective field goal percentage. All three of those shooting statistics rank last in the Big Ten. Penn State turns the ball over once every five offensive possessions, second worst in the Big Ten, and rebounds less than 30% of its misses in Big Ten play (9th B1G). Just how bad is Penn State’s offense? At .87 points per trip in league play, the Nittany Lions are on pace to be the worst Big Ten offense in the KenPom era (2003+) and the only team to score less than .9 points per trip other than 2004 Penn State.
PSU today: 44% 2pt, 33% 3pt, eFG = 54%, 1.05 PPP
This bears repeating: Big Ten Geeks found, just before his injury, that Jordan Morgan was the league's best defender, according to "stops" generated when his man has the ball.
Not having Morgan has been a significant blow to our defense.
GR3 is a monster when he is allowed to run. When good defensive teams shut down the transition game GR3 struggles...and so does Michigan. Trey Burke as a passer makes Michigan Basketball scary. Trey is the reason we are in the BIG title hunt. If Trey can determine when to be "the guy" and when to distribute better, we could be in the NCAA title hunt.
3-3-5 til the day I die y'all
Was a little better, still the verdict is out on how to beat Michigan. We still struggle mightily on defense. I hate saying this but not sure we beat Indiana or state, hate being negative, I'm sure people will flame bait me, this team is young and has little toughness. The tournament will be about our draw, that will depend how far we go.
Denard Robinson......They're not going to catch him!
What's up with Jordan Morgan? I don't understand letting him play for 2 minutes then pulling him. Either let him rest or play the guy. He seemed to be quicker today than past games, so I was confused with him being benched. A 75% Jordan Morgan is better than a healthy Horford.
Which brings up Horford. What does he bring to this team? He has little offensive game, as everytime he touches the ball he seems to panic. And on defense he just gets pushed around. He should not end this game with just one rebound. He is just too soft to playing right now in my opinion. I would love to see Bielfeldt play more. Every time he is in the game, he seems to be crashing the board and pulling in offensive rebounds.
Lastly, anyone else feel like we should switch up our defense more? Teams have figured out Michigan. They put their center on the top of the key, and force Hardaway, Stauskas and Robinson to defend one on one in the paint which they struggle to do at times. I feel like we should play more zone to help this. Or even play two bigs on the court at the same time. Our man to man right now is not working as we are getting killed in the paint and on the boards. Somethings got to change if we want to make a run this year.
Sorry for the hate bigs, but zero points combined by you four just has me shaking my head.
Posted here and then decided it was worth its own thread, eh?
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Idk but now it's gone so I just look like a douche. I guess I'll add my own thoughts: This was a no-win game for us, where we are saying either "they crushed PSU but they're garbage so so what," or "this is a new low." I was really hoping to be discussing the former of the two, but technically it's still a W so at least there's that. Hopefully we mentally regroup and get our mojo back.
I moved the original thread to a comment here.
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Oh that makes more sense haha. My bad.
Thank you, nothing worse then seeing 36 topics discussing the same thing
I think they are testing the ankle out . . . unfortunately it hasn't been good enough for him to stay in.
Saying it for awhile, I don't know why we haven't played more zone, we cannot keep dribblers in front of us. Can't figure out why we didnt do it against state and shade the side Harris was on. We aren't good defensively, remember when we used to mix things up defensively? Not sure why we don't anymore.
Happy to get the win. I know the guys must be suffering a bad hangover from the MSU game, and the Wisconsin heartbreak is still fresh in their minds.
But still, its Infuriating to see Penn State out-rebound us and be able to impose its will on our defense for much of the game. Im sorry, but Penn State sucks. They've lost their best player to injury, and still, their walk-ons have their way with us. I don't like the fact that we have to win games by out-scoring our opponent, and not be able to just fall back on solid defense. Penn State had open lanes and exploited them all game.
I hate being such a negative nancy, and at the end of the day, these are 18-22 year old kids we're talking about. But these are problems that just aren't going away. Quite frankly, they could be getting worse, and could (maybe will?) cost us in March.
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The team still looked tired overall. The week off is a godsend. I expect us to bring our A game against Illinois.
We need yo start playing as a team again. The last 6 games has been the trey burke show. During the 19 games win streak, they were getting everybody involved and everyone were having fun.
What you gonna do when hokemania RUNS wild over you?
But we started playing better teams.