There is no tie-breaker for the Big10 title. Big10 will get 2 one seeds almost certainly, likely us and Indiana. Our schedule left is very favourable. It is going to be nearly impossible for the committee to forget the Kansas loss to Duke or Miami losing to Florida Golf Coast (though I think Duke destroys them and ends any thought of them being a 1 seed anyway. There NC St. and Duke wins have major astericks on them).
Wisconsin BBall Postgame Thoughts
Burke's time management with the clock running down is our kryptonite. How many possessions did we blow down the stretch on a poor or rushed shot? It's not a five second shot clock...
And man do we get away with having an incredibly questionable inside presence.
Our best low-post player (Morgan) is injured. Don't forget that. McGary is starting to add a J which is awesome, but Morgan's the only guy who can score with his back to the basket.
...with his back to the basket. He's improved, but I wouldn't exactly call him a go-to threat offensively.
I disagree. He's added a lot to his game there and we regularly make it a point to run a post play for him at the start of every game.
Where he can't score is facing the basket.
alright, no point in finger pointing. It's time to move on and go to Lansing to win.
You would think the Evan Turner shot would have taught him two things. Guard the inbound man and don't let someone run into that shot. You have a guy at midcourt just playing free safety to take that away. Unreal!
Cover the inbound passer. Foul when they catch it. DEATH TO NETS.
I think I'm going on a 30 mile run after this one
The whole game... Too much doubling ball carries at the top and wings leaving guys wide open for threes .. no hard aggression inside leading to missed layups. Two points in OT.
Stauskas and GR3 have 5 and 4 points today, but as bad as that - unfortunately this loss goes right on the coaches. 2.4 seconds is a ton of time & yeah half court shots rarely go in - but NO EXCUSE to even allow a shot. We had 2 fouls to give .... this just ruins the day!
Whatever. Shoddy officiating and it still took Ben Brust having a horseshoe up his ass to win the game.
Also re: last shot of regulation, LeVert was right in his face and Brust heaved up a complete prayer. Don't argue to foul, Brust will never hit anything similar to that again in his life. Shit happens.
This team loses its shit with under 2 to go. That's on the coaching staff.
Could it be a function of playing five freshmen? We're one of the youngest teams in the country.
Can't go 1-3 in this stretch and not be looking up big time in the standings. MSU won up there, and we just pissed it away. Another horrible end of half shot that we were lucky to have go down. It's not coincidence anymore; it's a problem getting good plays off after timeouts at the end of halves. Then we decide to replay Ohio State all over again with the end of regulation defense. Though if Dakich was right (it would have been the first time all game) and Beilein was yelling foul I don't know what the players were thinking. They call shooting on Wisconsin on our last shot they can lose the game; if they do on us at worst he has to hit 3 to tie (unless you pussy foul on that last shot). And what, two missed lay-ups by Burke and one by McGary down the stretch? Gave this one away. First bad loss of the season.
It all gets fixed by a win on Tuesday. But if not (and if we can't beat Wisconsin I don't know why we'd be favored against MSU) we're in some trouble.
Are a bad half court offensive team. Burke cannot get by his defender. Teams that keep us in the half court will beat us. No way we win in Lansing, they will keep us in the half court...
Belief is a great recruiter, not a very good in-game coach. Bad decisions throughout the game. Bad defense always.
players have to increase their basketball IQ. Instincts have to kick in as ball player when coaching goes awry. U see it on offense but rarely on defense. players dont wanna foul even it makes sense unless a coach tells them to.
Belief is a great recruiter, not a very good in-game coach
Come on, this is just absurd. So those WVU teams that went to the Elite Eight and Sweet 16 were loaded with good recruits?
Nice broad-brush comment that is completely meaningless. We had a lot of good defensive stops today during key junctures of the game. Have you also noticed that we're playing with a roster littered with freshmen and sophomores? They're still learning how to play defense at this level. I think you're constipated and need to get that turd out of your system ASAP.
Sparty on Tuesday. Michigan hasn't lost two in a row.
Sparty is better than Wiscy!
"Why is Mitch getting better while Stauskus and GR3 fading into oblivion?"
Mental toughness not there for S. adn GR3.
Or maybe it has to do with them playing 30-40 minutes a night all season and having tired legs at this point, and McGary, who's only been playing 15-20 minutes most games, still having his legs.
lord how grueling that must be for an 18 year old.
Big 10 is rough and tumble and Stauk and GRIII (esp. the latter) have not shown the ability to rebound from a punch in the face. McGrary is built for this.
stupid stupid stupid stupid dumb. No reason we should have lost that game. Wisconsin honestly sickens me. I don't knw where they all their luck from. Dammit all to hell.
I do not want to be #1 again until we are cutting down the nets on Monday night championship night.
#1 has not been good to anybody!!
Horford, McGary, and Bielfeldt all missed too many bunny shots.
last 6 min of reg and OT. If our smarts and toughness don't improve, our run will be very short in the NCAA tourney.
Fouls, when we had so many to give at end of regulation?
He is the type of player that can carry a team on his back and make a run and in game/tournament.
But, this team is more balanced with him not on the floor. Everyone gets involved more when they are not standing around admiring how great Burke is.
If Burke has the ball with 10 seconds on the shot clock, everyone stands still.
thats not treys fault thats the players around him. he will give up the ball and has done so willingly.
Start Spike instead?? Cut Burke's minutes??
Freshmen gonna be Freshmen is all I gotta say.
While I love watching Michigan, I hate watching college basketball.
If someone were to ask me, "TheLastHoke, why do you hate college basketball with the fury of a hundred thousand thunderbolts hurled by Jupiter himself?" I would hand them a tape of this game, or the Wisconsin - Michigan State game from earlier this year.
If the refs called every single game like that, Wisconsin would win 10 consecutive ugly basketball national championships.
They rank only slightly above that recent high school basketball team that went up by 2 early in the second half and then refused to shoot for the rest of the game, stalling their way to victory.
The Badgers are the champions of ugly basketball every year.
I don't know that covering the inbound guy would have made a difference. After a made basket, the inbounder can run the baseline, so it's not that hard for him to get the pass off.
We simply needed to foul. It was common sense, and Beilein apparently was calling for it. LeVert for some reason didn't get the message.
But did you watch that pass? He almost fell inbounds passing it and the only guy open was #1. Say, where was that extra defender?
It makes a huge difference. A defender would shadow the inbounder making him take time if the inbounder decides to run the baseline. If noone guarda him he has no pressure to move or if he does he only focuses on the pass and not the pass and the defender in front of him.
It's not at all uncommon to see a defended inbounder call timeout to avoid a 5-second violation, and since Ryan used their last TO right before the play, there would have been even more pressure on the inbounder.
It never should have come down to that prayer 3 by Brust.
Before Hardaway Jr. made his 3 (which really was fortuntate becuase we didn't run a good play at all there) we had missed our last 6 shots. A couple were layups.
Same thing in OT. McGary gets the steal but misses an easy one,...Hardaway Jr. too hard off the glass. ...ugghhh...
Agree with the other posters that we need to guard the inbounds play. Way too easy for these guys (Turner and Brust) to catch, take a dribble of two and get the shot off.
Oh....and....WILL YOU RUN SOME DAMN BOX OUT DRILLS IN PRACTICE!
We just blew the Big Ten. major coaching blunder down the stretch . You foul!!! Period. No way the other team can get a 3 point shot off. This one is one coach B. One other thought...Stauskas and GRIII have been very very passive in the last few games I've seen. We need them to produce and have the confidence to take big shots in close games. This is particularly true of Stauskas who is supposed to be an elite 3 point shooter. I saw Stauskas pass up several good shot oportunities...
Is it a coaching blunder if the coach tells his players to foul and they don't do it?
Can we all agree that Horford does not deserve to start again this year
That likely seals our conference fate combined with the Indiana loss. Don't think we can win it if the rest of the season plays out as expected.