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|6 days 20 hours ago||Wisconsin||
I have watched every Michigan basketball game for probably 10 years (even the games that were only streaming online) and I swear on all things holy I will not watch either game against Wisconsin next year. I've had all one man can handle with that team and until Bo Ryan leaves, I simply refuse to watch.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Switch OSU and Indiana||
I agree very much with the majority of that list, but my personal opinion is that OSU and Indiana should be switched. OSU is going to have Scott-Craft-Thompson-Ross-Williams, (I'm assuming that Lenzelle Smith Jr. actually gets knocked out of the starting lineup and becomes their 6th man) which I think will be the best defensive team in the league and possibly the country. I think Ross can replace a lot of what they're losing in Thomas. The guy is a phenomenal scorer and Thomas was the weak link defensively, which has been the knock on Ross. On the other hand, outside of Smith coming off the bench, they're going to have a virtually non-existent bench. With regards to Indiana, I think they're really going to struggle. Even if Vonleh comes in and wins FOTY (which I do not think he will), they only have Yogi and Sheehy returning. It'll be tough to win games at Assembly Hall (as always), but they're going to struggle to get road wins. I see them going 12-6 or 11-7.
MSU will be tough as they have, in my opinion, the two best players in the league in Harris and Payne, but the rest of the team is very mediocre. They won't have great depth, they'll have average at best outside shooting and they seemed to have suspect discipline/chemistry this season. Overall, it should be a great season again and I very much like our position. I'm really excited about Walton and Irvin.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||No idea||
I've watched every televised Michigan basketball game for the last 20 or so years and it's very rare that I have absolutely no idea what to expect going into a game. That being said, I have absolutely no idea how this game is going to play out. I could see us winning by 20 or losing by 15. Most likely the final will be somewhere between those extremes. I'll go with Michigan 75 - Illinois 67 just to get a prediction in, but I'm not very comfortable at all.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Unfortunately, go Bucks||
Indiana simply isn't good enough to dominate anyone in the top half of the B1G on the road. Also, I think OSU drops three more games (@IU, @Wisky and home against MSU) to finish 12-6 so I don't view them as a threat. We need more IU losses.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||1-3-1||
Coach Beilein said something about losing "1000-something" if we played the zone all game but I think that's exactly what we need in this game. Yes, we'll give up some easy baskets but the wisky offense is very mediocre and the zone will force the game into a tempo more suitable for us. If this game does not get into the 60's I don't think we win. With the zone I think we could win going away (for the record I prefer the man-to-man D but not against Wisky).
|17 weeks 20 hours ago||Before B1G play began...||
I would've agreed with you that Indiana was a bigger threat, but now that we're about a third of the way in I see them being equal threats. Indiana has lost a home game and has road games remaining at Purdue, Illinois, OSU, MSU, Minny and Michigan. MSU has held serve at home and has road games against Wisky, Indiana, Purdue, Nebraska, OSU and Michigan. I see IU losing three of those games and MSU also losing three of those games. Assuming they both win out at home (big assumption that I don't actually believe will be true, but just for conversation sake) they're equal threats that would both finish 14-4 in the league. Either way, it's going to be quite a race to the finish line and I really think we've got the horses to get there ahead of everyone else.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||MSU at Indiana||
I disagree that we want MSU to win at Indiana. IU has already lost at home. We want these teams to split which is most likely if each team wins at home.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Great post||
I agree with everything that you said, especially that 15-3 will get us an outright championship and 14-4 will get us a split. In my opinion, the games @Illinois and @Purdue are the most crucial games remaining. We absolutely must win both of these games. I personally think that we will hold serve at home and that we will win at least one of the games @Wisky, @MSU or @Indiana. If we can beat Purdue and Illinois on the road, I think we go 15-3 and win the championship outright.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I've looked at this from every angle...||
And we want MSU to win. Tough rooting for either of these teams but I'll nod approvingly if MSU wins.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||The pick and roll||
Does anyone else think we'd benefit greatly from getting away from the pick and roll a little bit? It's wonderful to have in our arsenal but we become too reliant on it in the half court and the result is Trey dribbling too much with no movement from others. It was great when DMo was running it because he could throw passes over defenders. Trey doesn't have that luxury. We need more movement (how about an occasional backcut) and less reliance on the pick and roll.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Classic Trap Game||
This was a classic trap game against one of the weakest teams in the B1G right before going on the road to Ohio and Minny. Don't read anymore into it than what is on the surface. Winning trap games by 15 points is another sign of where this team is headed.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Jameson neat||
As I watch season 2 of the walking dead (I'm a little behind, I know)
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
wholeheartedly about Minny being a darkhorse. Another team to watch is Iowa. While I don't believe that they'll compete for a league championship, this is a team that has a lot of talent and seems to be moving in the right direction under Fran McCaffery. They get Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota and Illinois at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. My early prediction is that they win at least two of those games, therefore impacting the league championship race.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||In my opinion...||
One thing that I think us Michigan fans seem to discount is how much experience Indiana has compared to us. I think this will give them a slight edge in B1G play. My rankings:
3. Michigan State (not overly intimidating right now but if they find a consistent shooter from the perimeter then watch out)
4. Minnesota (Crazy athletic)
5. Ohio (They seem to have a lot of individually talented pieces that don't fit together very well)
6. Illinois (ZERO inside presence)
7. Wisconsin (Any Bo Ryan coached team will play good defense and at least be competitive)
12. Penn State
|1 year 12 weeks ago||They came out in the second||
They came out in the second half with a counter which was a pass to Novak on the wing who immediately fired a pass to Morgan who had slipped to the basket when his defender left to hedge. It worked beautifully but they only did this once which surprising/confusing/frustrating.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||They ran a slip screen to the||
They ran a slip screen to the middle of the field from the 50 with 33 seconds left and no time outs...how is that not questionable game management?
|3 years 20 weeks ago||It's an unbelievable lack of||
It's an unbelievable lack of effort on the defensive end of the floor
|3 years 25 weeks ago||My interpretation of his play||
My interpretation of his play was that he was over-pursuing badly. I thought he should've filled the hold on the Saine TD as well as both of Pryor's decent runs. I could be wrong but he seemed out of position at crucial times.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||45%||
Baseline of 50%. -20% for the fact that it's a night game at Kinnick which is known for being one of the more difficult venues in the Big Ten. +10% because I really think Tate Forcier has ice-water in his veins and I now believe him when he says he doesn't get nervous. +5% because there's no way Minor/Brown will be held in the same way they were yesterday. Thus 45%
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Denard Robinson is going to||
Denard Robinson is going to be a tremendous player for U of M....at the slot receiver position. I do not want to jump to conclusions on this guy, but I'm going to anyway. He's going to be a slot receiver and a damn good one, but he just doesn't have the ability right not to compete with Tate.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||The long TD pass was against||
The long TD pass was against JT Floyd and I'm sorry but he's just not ready to play at this level...that would not have happened had Cissoko and Warren both been in the game at that time.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I am going to have to go back||
I am going to have to go back and watch the game again to confirm this, but on the first watch, it seemed that D Warren was almost too quick and too good today...he was literally beating the WR's to their spot and they were falling over him, thus the penalties....there were a couple of times, though, that he needed to turn and see the ball and he didn't, but overall, I feel that he played better than his stats would indicate.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I had him as a Prof in Grad School||
He went to OSU and his son went to Notre Dame, but I had a few good sports conversations with him and he once told me despite his ties to OSU/ND, he has the utmost respect for U of M. He is definitely a very fair and knowledgable person. He'll get the job done, hopefully in our favor.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||2004 Michigan State||
I was watching this game the other night on BTN and literally got chills. The crowd was amazing and the performance by Braylon was incredible.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Definitely||
Thank you for throwing her out there cause I was losing faith in humanity as I got further down the page and still didn't see her name.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Yes, this was the first time||
Yes, this was the first time that I had posted, and obviously it could have been done better. I will improve upon that in the future, but hopefully what I meant to get across was well accepted.