we've seen it multiple times- he struggles at end of games. how many games have ended with wild 3point misses by trey burke?
Wisconsin BBall Postgame Thoughts
This game, both OSU games this year, last year's Arkansas game. Although 2 of those shots were halfway in and bounced out.
He'll be due one of these days.
And you have a much shorter pass or a long pass w air bound to get picked off. D1 coaches and their staff outthink themselves.
I agree. Basketball is a simple game and coaches sometimes make it more complicated than it has to be
After THJ's three, I thought we had a good shot at finishing this tough four game stretch at 3-1, which would have been huge. Now we have to hope 2-2 with the next one being one the road in very hostile territory. Le sigh.
Should be able to role a banged up Sparty on Tuesday.
Times will people continue to predict us "rolling" quality teams on the road before they begin to realize that doesn't happen, and no, we aren't going to roll state anywhere, much less Lansing, sorry.
We won't even role them.
Please dude - its on the road, against the current leader of the Big 10, against an arch rival. We are not going to "roll anyone" in the top echelon on the road.
Really? This team can't win on the road against a quality opponent. MSU's season reminds of the ND football season. They never look dominate but the bounces always seem to go their way and they always seem to figure out a way to win close games. Lose the game on Tuesday and the chance of winning the Big Ten regular season title is basically done.
day is almost ruined...
How about we just got beat on an incredibly lucky shot? I let him have that 100 times and watch him miss 99.
Dakich makes Dick Vitale very bearable.
Sometimes team get lucky and make 35 footers. But on the plus side GR3 draft stock is falling off a cliff and Morgan will be back next week. I think we can all agree that is very important after seeing how we look I paint without him
How the hell did that happen? Also, I am sure teams have gone entire games without any FTAs but it can't be often that a team gets only 2 in a OT game.
Just an all around annoying game.
I just don't get it. You have to, have to, have to put somebody (McGary) on the inbounder. Bruesewitz almost fell in bounds making the pass and easily caught Brust in stride. That doesn't happen if somebody is in his face. I am so pissed off right now. When will Beilein learn????
It's irrelevent if Levert does his job fouling the his man right away.
You're assuming Levert was supposed to foul Brust. I don't think that was the case and if it was the case, guarding the inbounder makes the pass harder and allows Levert to be there when Brust catches it instead of chasing him from behind.
It's already been reiterated plenty of times, Beilein wanted LeVert to foul him, and not just LeVert whoever received the ball he wanted to player hammered. I agree about guarding the inbound but LeVert clearly was on Brust's hip and had a chance to foul and he didn't. He's a young guy and will learn but he botched that play horribly.
Upgrade the bandwidth of this sight or go with a new web hosting company altogether.
504 errors all around!
...our so-called half-court offense. That's all I've got.
Wisconsin took 5 times as many free throws as us
He's the difference maker in all of this. Somehow, somebody with a nice shot, relatively thick 6'7" frame who can jump out of the gym can completely disappear. Everyone else is playing tough and the guy formerly known as GRIII looks like that middling pick in school yard ball that you pick just to not screw up.
First, against OSU, I figured "Ehhh....first big pressure road game...no big deal." Then at Indiana, I figured, "He has some sweet athletes guarding him....and hes on the road....no big deal." Then at HOME against OSU, I was discouraged and figured, "I guess he just can't hack it against equivalent athletes yet."
Now, here we have Wisconsin. A team that can't get 12 inches off of the floor, and this guy can't play defense, rebound or create any sort of a shot.
I'll just chalk it up to being a soft freshman. Nevertheless, when Morgan comes back, I would be surprised if Beilein didnt start going to more 2 big man sets b/c at this point, even Zack Novack (we miss you Zack) has a bigger presence on the interior.
1. Guard the inbound pass
2. Mitch, I love you, but you ARE allowed to dunk it.
3. Can anyone create their own shots besides Burke and Hardaway?
4. Can anyone play "angry" besides Hardaway and McGary?
5. You cannot win games by talent and stars alone. Guys have to start doing the little things.
6. GRIII, where art thou?
7. I miss you, Jordan Morgan
8. Big Ten refs, man...
9. Bo Ryan is an actual badger.
10. Dan Dakich is a sack of buttholes.
Agreed, but if you go up strong, you're more likely to get the call. This finesse stuff bugs the shit out of me...especially being a talented big man like he is.
We'll be okay in the B1G picture which is what matters. indiana will lose tomorrow and state will lose tuesday.
My only question is-
Y U NO FOUL DAMMNIT?!?!
Our defense isn't good at all. Wisconsin scored 65 on us!! Fire Rich Rod! Or something.
I can't even be on this website right now. Why did that shot go in? Why did we get no calls from the refs? Why didn't we foul? Why couldn't we man up and win it in Overtime? Why does God hate me? But why did that shot go in?
We seem to be solely a guard weave and dribble-drive offense.
Stauskas & Robinson are statues in the corner.
This will not be popular and this is not a knee jerk reaction to this one loss, but this team will not be winning the national championship this year. It does not matter what happens at MSU on Tuesday. It does not matter that they beat OSU. The past three games have proven Michigan is not a team that can impose its will on another team. You can not make it through 6 games in the tournament without being able to impose your will on the opponent. The Indiana game, OSU game, and Wisconsin game were all played how the opposing team wanted to play.
Beilein chose to shorten the game against OSU and it almost cost him. He chose to shorten the game at Wisconsin and it did cost him. Both of those decisions played right into the opponents strengths.
I believe Beilein is a great coach and has a great coaching staff. I believe Michigan has very talented players who play hard and want to win. I don't think they know how to play at an elite level consistently and that's what it takes to win it all. No excuses about the schedule. That's what the sweet 16 through the championship will be like.
I actually agree, but that's not going out on a limb here. Only 1 team is going to win it all so to say it won't be us is not exactly an indictment against us. However, depending on matchups, we might not get past the first weekend. Now THAT'S going out in a limb.
Wins championships as well as road games, defensively we are not good enough to win it all, we just gave up 65 to Wisconsin. Our half court offensive sets are brutal as well.
has a guy on one of their blogs saying this exact thing, and they're all right. Which means one of them is actually wrong. Hopefully it's you.
Especially with no 1 guy who can impose his will. Burke's great, but a solid defender can force him to take ridiculous shots or pass too late in the shot clock. Even Hardaway's 3 at the end of reg was a bad play that was bailed out with his great shot.
Couple that with a lack of set plays and we're utterly predictable on most O possessions.
UW isn't talented or tough enough to control the game, but they did. OT in particular.
Meh. Anything can happen in a 3 week period. Seriously if Canadian Bacon pulls 70% of that Glen Rice 89 shooting performance and everyone else plays the same as they are now (even with GRIII disappearing) they will be difficult to beat in any game.
There is nothing more debilitating in college basketball than some kid going 5-8 or 6-9 on 3 pointers, esp if he makes it look effortless. Stauk can do that, but the question is will he do that in March. We shall see, I think he is the X factor. Burke is the type of player that can lead a team through the grind of the tournament but he needs some help other than THJ and McGrady.
How many teams in college basketball right now can "impose their will" on others? Indiana didn't "impose their will" on us in our loss, and they lost to this Wisco team at HOME. Every contender has a bad loss right now and no one looks anywhere near perfect. We all need to relax.
Also I know the theory about trying to get an offensive rebound but I would wait to shoot the last shot of regualtion as the clock is expiring and preferably a two.
put someone on the inbound passer in regulation and don't put Lavert in there when he has done nothing and both crucial 3's were shot on him, just awful.
Nik and GRIII hurt us again in this game, Nik is not trying hard enough to get a shot off IME and he seems timid to do so.
GRIII just looks lost out there lately, he needs to get more aggressive.
THJ was awesome, Burke played ok and Mitch was a stud, we do seem to be missing Morgan. We need to suck it up and get tough and beat Sparty, crucial game now that we blew this one to guarantee 2-2 in a tough stretch.
I am actually concerned about the ability to win away from home at this point
I'm worried about winning at home to. MSU and IU at home are no gimmes and we could easily lose both.
But the msu game just became huge huge huge. That would be a big ten championship knock out game now.
If we don't win in EL on Tuesday then you can kiss the B1G championship goodbye, because I don't see State dropping many more games down the stretch.
You didn't see Indiana dropping one to Illinois either. Crazy shit happens
I am sorry, but damn there are just so many Negative Nannys here. I am not directing this at you, but I have a feeling most of the "downers" barely even watched Michigan Basketball until a couple of years ago at best.
The State game is NOT a knock-out game. In fact, it is a game where State will be favored to win and is a huge bonus if Michigan comes out with the victory.
I thought it was common knowledge, but do most of you know the receipe to win the Big Ten Regular Season title?
A) Defend your home court.
B) Beat the teams you are suppose to beat on the road.
C) Steal a couple of road games you are not suppose to win.
So far Michigan has accomplished both A and B. As far as C, Michigan beat Minnesota @ the Barn and just came up short again Wisconsin, but this was a game I would classify as C and not B. Michigan still has at a C with the game vs State on Tuesday.
Now if you want to look at State, so far they have pretty much done the exact same thing as Michigan. They did A and B, and have one C victory over Wisconsin but they lost the Minnesota @ the Barn. They stll have to go to OSU and have 3 very tough games at home vs Mich, IU, and Wisco.
Everyone needs to quit freaking out about one game where we lost because of a Prayer! Enjoy this Michigan team as it is. Yes it has its weakness, but this is the best it has been in 20 years! And if you haven't been watching Michigan basketball for more then the last couple of years, please STFU, and let the rest of us enjoy the this team for all that they are (and are not).
I haven't looked it up, but I'm guessing no 5th place team in mid February has ever won the Big Ten in the past 20 years.
Well, you're quite the fan. How about we let them play on Tuesday before we right them off.