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|2 days 14 hours ago||I do not||
misunderstand what you are saying.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Not an expert||
but I think you hit a lot of it on the head. The team is very young, and it seems like the better defenses are older teams that have played longer together and know each others defensive rotations. A half step to slow means the difference between an easy bucket and a contested shot.
I think it also has to do with the style and type of players Beilein recruits and how he coaches. He wants 4 guys on the court who can threaten from anywhere, and, as Brian has pointed out, is willing to play games of horse with his sharp shooters from outside.
I believe that McGary would have increased the defensive efficiency as well for a couple reasons. While Morgan and Horford are good defensive players, McGary's game adds stress to other teams, as his rebounds could more easily transition to fast breaks. While Morgan probably pulls down as many rebounds per game, those rebounds lead to half court sets. McGary's lead to insane big man dribbles down court, or quick outlet passes, which means the other team is less likely to attack the offensive boards and try for put backs.
I trust our defense to be just good enough for an E8 run or better, especially if the matchups are against teams who struggle to score and get hot.
|4 days 10 hours ago||I was in row 4 and row A||
in different years, as well as up in row 80 for two. The best were my 5th year around row 20. Down low is a lot of fun, but it was always really hard to determine how good a play really was. I'm guessing with the tradition now of celbrations in the corner, seating down low is still a desired spot to be.
|4 days 10 hours ago||In undergrad 10-15 years ago||
I was paying under $20/ ticket and if I couldn't make a game (I missed 2 in 5 years) the tickets were easy to transfer. This is a major increase to over double the price for students along with all the other increases in tuition. A 225% increase in price is not because of inflation.
Comparing the costs to what the rest of the stadium pays is ignorant to me. Students, who are already paying 10's of thousands per year in tuition, should be encouraged to go to games, and pricing them out not a smart endeaver for the athletic department. Once they graduate, they pay the same as you, and this is just.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Jordan Morgan||
The starting center, is getting his masters in engineering. Novak, Stu, Appling, Payne, are all 4 year players. There are 30 1st round draft picks every year for the NBA. With some of those going to seniors, there are only a handful of players each year that can leave early. The fact that Michigan has had a few over the last few years and has some more expected is not a failure of Michigan's education nor for the sport of college basketball. The fact that players are talented enough to go make a fortune doing something they love is great.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mott||
My wife is a nurse on the oncology floor. She loves seeing her patients with the players on thursday nights. She usually can't identify who they are (they all are big guys (and gals)), but she noticed that it seems the football players are more active now, where the basketball players were more active in the fall.
Some of them have really great relationships with these kids and some appear to spend a lot of time with them, playing video games and whatnot.
I really think this is not always shown enough, but it is amazing the amount of time athletes put into hanging out with kids in Mott along with the hours they put into their respective sports and schooling.
I know UofM is not unique in this aspect, and that is a great thing.
|1 week 2 days ago||Dave Merrit||
I think laid the ground work for Stu and Zak, showing what leadership was required to make a . I believe they were freshman that year with him when they first broke back into the tournament.
But I think we saw the true emergence under Zak and Stu showing the building over 4 years. I believe Trey leading the run last year was the glory, that we were returning to. I don't think he lead the return though, as huge freshman class that came in to support that run came before he broke out last year.
|1 week 3 days ago||Soviet Union||
Was still around too.
86 I started 1st grade. Pine Creek Rules!
|1 week 3 days ago||Let's see||
|1 week 3 days ago||Having Fun||
It seems like they all are having fun out there (except Horford obviously). I think it is part of Beilein's offensive system that really allows them to play a controlled open ball. They are all also encouraged to shoot. Instilling confidence in your players to hit open shots is huge.
I remember last year when Beilein was asked about how athletic his team was, and he joked about practicing alley oops. It feels like a non stop highlight reel, and I think Ace's gifs each week confirm this.
I have to imagine that recruits would be excited about playing in an offense like this. The fact that players have proven to get better, and he is sending players to the NBA at an amazing rate, seems that only good things can happen moving forward.
|1 week 4 days ago||Hasn't met my standards||
I was expecting him to be going for a 7th NC this year.
#dissapointed #notafanofbeilein #notafanofreason #sarcasmifyouhaven'tcaughton #notsureifthisishowhashtagsworkbutifsothisisaverystupidthing #getoffmylawn
|1 week 4 days ago||2 points?||
Weird to think that the number one team is only a 2 point favorite over the 9th place team> I guess it is true that wins are hard to get in the BIG and parody is rampant this year with no elite teams.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Mr. Fantastic?||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||North South||
I love that he really tries to get north south as quickly as possible. Too often I see high school athletes outrun players on the edge, which does not translate to future success at the next level.
He has good vision and is quick to make a hard plant with his foot and explode through the hole. He also appears to lean forward while he does this, before getting more upright in the open field. I'm guessing he will be successful wherever he ends up, but would be a great asset, especially if Michigan runs a zone blocking scheme.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||LSA vs Engineering||
As a student who started in SNRE and ended up in Engineering, I found that Engineering was easier. Although, this has a lot to do with what my strengths are against what other students strengths are.
LSA has plenty of very smart students. All of my 8 roomates were in LSA my junior year, and I am pretty sure that most if not all, were smarter than me, even though I was successful in the engineering school.
I do believe you can get just as good of an education outside of UofM, but I do feel you need to work harder to achieve better grades at Michigan. Some of my friends at MSU had study habits that allowed them A's at State, that would have yielded much lower grades if they had attended Michigan. They still got a good education, but did not push themselves as much as they may have if they had attended Michigan.
It is all a fit thing though, if McDowell feels MSU is his best fit, then I hope that is where he ends up and does well 364 days of the year.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Or||
Maybe he cares a little, so he technically could care less.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Alabama's actually been really unlucky||
since Saban has been there. They have had way more players leave do to medical hardships, violations of "team rules", and players that have decided for no valid reason to leave the program. This has forced them to have to sign 30 players a year to cover their costs.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Extra fouls||
means Izzo wouldn't have to play "weird guys"
|5 weeks 4 days ago||@NotaMichiganFan||
- Michigan is a poor choice. Who wants to deal with all the national exposure and a top tier education #RegionalExposure
- Who wants to deal with over 100,000 fans EVERY game #toomuchnoise
- Isn't there such a thing as TOO nice of facilities #overprivalaged
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It runs well||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||DO NOT||
Let any recruits or potential recruits borrow your hose to wash their car. I think UofM was close to a SMU type situation last summer because of this.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||At First||
I thought you were calling Iowa white.
Finally realized you were talking about the player White.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm||
-He can only do it once
-once is not enough
-he literally cannot upvote again
Yup, his story checks out
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Beilein offense vs any defense||
What I love abou the Beilein offense is how efficient it is against pretty much every defense. In a world where "defense wins championships", last years tourny run, and this years latest 10 game run, have shown that this offense isn't stifled by any defense. Full court presses, 2-3 long zones, up-tempos, man to man, all the experts felt it would eventually slow or stifle this offense because "defense wins championships".
Nik's efficiency against these three teams is a smal (or large) microcism of this fact. Just as Nik has shut down the "not just a shooter" meme, Beilein is strongly challenging that defense is always more consitant than offense.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||OSU counts Football as a Class||
thus, OSU FB players can't Unionize.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Give the guy a break||
he's playing with a hurt wrist. He had to use his body instead. If you have a hurt wrist, I believe its a no call. hurt wrist.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Because||
The block was clean by the other guy. If one guy jumps on the back, but the guy who blocks the shot gets all ball, then you can't call a foul. #coachIzzoTeamD
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Ref's saw the floor slap||
and confirmed that they got all ball!
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||Traveling||
I watched those multiple times, and just didn't see it. I also saw the time out signal from far away yet the red standing over him couldn't see it? I also don't understand what Morgan did to all these refs. He gets all ball on a block early in the game yet state was able to maul michigan players driving. Very frustrating. A testament to both the team and Beilein for winning and overcoming everything.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This||
is an amazing stat. Shows excellence and consistency from year to year.