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|11 hours 57 min ago||Michigan is 2-3 their last 5 in EL||
Michigan is 2-3 their last 5 in EL with an OT loss thrown in there as well. I would take winning 40% @Breslin all day.
|12 hours 40 min ago||Pittsburgh is in with a record of 12-7 (1-5)||
Pittsburgh is in with a record of 12-7 (1-5). It's crazy weak.
|12 hours 59 min ago||9-9||
9-9 because literally every single game the rest of the way minus Rutgers would be a Top 100 RPI win. I'm not vouching for the reliability of the RPI but the committee weighs it heavily. If we finish 6-5 we would have 11ish Top 100 wins, plus any more in the conference tournament. Last year Michigan had just 4 Top 100 wins (although all of those were in the Top 30) and got in.
|13 hours 3 min ago||Experience in college basketball||
I don't think this is necessarily a good thing. It's no coincidence that the best teams in college basketball are almost always the youngest ones. John Beilein's best teams at Michigan were his youngest teams. If you have a team full of juniors and seniors it probably means they aren't better than average players, or else they would not still be there.
|13 hours 4 min ago||Michigan also last 4 in according to SI||
Michigan also last 4 in according to SI. Also something to note: Lunardi moved MSU up a seed line (to a 7-seed) after their two losses this past week. Looks like they'll be in good shape to be the #1 overall seed if they finish 12-20.
|14 hours 16 min ago||Hahaha||
I love it when people rip on Warde Manuel. And $20 he begs Red to come back next year again.
|14 hours 18 min ago||Ed Davis won practice awards||
Ed Davis won practice awards and got a 6th year for "injuries" during that season.
|6 days 13 min ago||I'm sorry, I just hate Wisconsin basketball||
I'm sorry, I just hate Wisconsin basketball. Wisconsin holds, grabs, bumps cutters and undercuts rebounders constantly and it's never called. On offense they flail every time they lose the ball (or if there is a loose ball) and get cheap calls. How many phantom pushes in the back were called on our bigs tonight? Least fouling team in the country at 14/game commits 10 fouls in about 6 minutes. Are you fucking kidding me?
Yes, there are so many reasons why we lost the game tonight, but it's just infuriating. And I didn't even mention the brutal out of bounds call 12 inches in front of the official's face. For the first time all year I'm just pissed the hell off that we lost this game.
And spare me the "well, don't allow a 15-0 run" logic. Well, Wisconsin gave up a 17-2 run. Runs happen. The officiating can still impact the game. And it did in a big way.
This team has 4 of the next 5 at home. Illinois, IU, @MSU, OSU, MSU. You really can't do any worse than 3-2 if you want to have shot, but the B1G is so down this year that all 5 are winnable.
Lastly, Mark Donnal is beyond atrocious. If Beilein even thinks about giving him a 5th year that in itself is fireable. 2 crucial missed block outs on free throws and was generally abused by Happ when he was in the game. Totally unacceptable.
|1 week 2 days ago||I actually agree with you here||
I actually agree with you here. KenPom and other basketball analytics people think 3-point defense is mostly random, and that makes sense to me. But we do give up wide open looks basically all the time. I think we have been unlucky -- B1G teams are shooting 57% against us from 3 in B1G play, which can't continue -- but bad defense plays a role as well. Virginia will never be 348th in 3-point defense, for example.
|1 week 2 days ago||I do support the team||
I do support the team, and I'll root for them to win as always. I can also be realistic about the state of the program and the team this year. Can you tell me where I belittled the players at all? I just expect them to lose today, that's all. I'm sure they work very hard, given their athletic and physical limitations. The problem is the coach.
|1 week 3 days ago||Fully expect||
Fully expect Michigan to get their shit pushed in, per usual.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's time||
It's time. This team might only win 3 or 4 games in the conference. They are that bad. This may be Beilein's worst team since 2007-08.
|1 week 5 days ago||Double post||
|1 week 5 days ago||The last month||
The last month has pushed me into this camp. It's time to move on. I cannot defend him anymore. He hired a defensive specialist and the defense has collapsed from its already-atrocious state.
|1 week 5 days ago||Beilein needs to go||
Beilein needs to go, but given that Warde Manuel is totally incompetent it won't happen for several more years, if at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||I mean||
I mean, Gene Chizik went 8-4 a couple of different years at Auburn as well. And the trajectory Ollie is on is similar. UConn may lose 18-20 games this year.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'd be concerned with Hoiberg||
I'd be concerned with Hoiberg. Didn't he rely heavily on JUCOs at Iowa State. Can't do that here. And Ollie sucks. Rode Shabazz to a fluky title and has been shitty otherwise. The Gene Chizik of college basketball.
|1 week 5 days ago||I probably would have negged this thread two weeks ago||
I probably would have negged this thread two weeks ago. But I was wrong. 2011-14 was the exception. This is embarassing. We are getting our shit pushed by a wellbelow average B1G team. I'm ready to move on.
|1 week 5 days ago||They are not all must-wins||
They are not all must-wins.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Arm punt nation takes a hit||
Arm Punt Nation takes a hit.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||A very weird year in the B1G||
This is a very weird year in the B1G. Outside of Wisconsin and Purdue (both Top 15) and Rutgers (#140), the rest of the conference is between #29 and #92 in KenPom. Lots of tossup games and bubble teams.
I'm really hoping that comeback against PSU really sparks this team. We really need these next three games.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed.||
Agreed. And I think Najee should handle this however he likes, but the idea that he hasn't enjoyed the last week or so seems pretty unlikely to me.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just because||
Just because someone says they don't want attention doesn't mean they don't want attention.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Please God, no.||
Please God, no. When the time comes to make a coaching change, hopefully Michigan gets someone who doesn't play sludgefart basketball. Bennett isn't very good in the tournament anyway.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm happy for Coach Beilein||
I'm happy for Coach Beilein. I really am. I think he's done great things the last decade and is a great ambassador for the university. I just do not have a good feeling about this team or the direction of the program.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is amazing||
This is amazing to me. The defense is dead last in the NFL in efficiency and gave up a 73% completion rate to QBs this year.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I hope||
I hope the Panda has many more 2 carry, 2 yard, 2 TD performances in his future! FB dive, baby. Best play in football.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Don't forget Bill Clinton||
Don't forget Bill Clinton.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Mike Valenti||
For what it's worth, this month is the 1-year anniversary of Mike Valenti declaring the MSU football-basketball combination the best in college sports. 3-9 and NIT.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Well about 1/5 of the Power 5 make a NY6||
Well about 1/5 of the Power 5 make a NY6 bowl. And given the parity in the NFL it probably is harder to win a division than make the NY6.