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|42 weeks 4 days ago||Corperryale Punishment||
For leaving Manny off your list.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Explicating the inexplicable||
"This matchup choice confounded me, as John Beilein chose to put Robinson on Kaminsky when Nigel Hayes also took the floor for Wisconsin."
Three pointers. Kaminsky is now 25-61 from three, Hayes is holding steady at 0-0. If there's one thing your video makes clear, it's that defending the three point line is not Jordan Morgan's strength. In fact, he's a great matchup for Hayes, a shorter, weaker, less experienced post player. Unfortunately, GRIII can't stop Kaminsky in the post and there was no confusion in Wisconsin's hive mind about where the mismatch was.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Just imagine||
How much he would annoy you if he were a Wolverine and LeVert a Bucknut.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Husky and Starch?||
Animal and Mineral?
Mace and Bellow?
|47 weeks 2 days ago||As long as we're quibbling||
Chris Hunter played in 60 games for the Warriors
Courtney Sims played in 5 games for the Pacers, Suns, and Knicks
If Jamal Crawford's 17 games constitute a Michigan career, then Ekpe Udoh's two full seasons without any suspensions or indictments merit a jersey retirement.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Do you not have a hard disk?||
A thumb drive?
A fricking floppy disc?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||First they hired Tubby because he inherited a team from Pitino||
Then they hired Richard because he inherited a name from Pitino.
I guess next time they'll hire someone who contracted a sexually transmitted disease from Pitino.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||here you go||
64 32 16 8 UM 60 65 76 72 SU 66 68 65 54 UL 68 63 69 68 WSU 68 64 63 71
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Erm,||
"He has stayed off of the police blotter, and I don't remember him saying or doing anything stupid"
How many times have I told you not to rely on your memory? Ziegler was whistled for a DUI three days after we beat Pitt in the preseason NIT.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Good Timmy would be good||
There are several ways to attack the zone - Beilein knows many more than I do. One is to have McGary flash to the high post - he has all the skills you'd like for that role, i.e. he can make the jumper, drive to the hoop and finish, or pass to either a cutter or shooter. One drawback is that when he's out there, he's not in offensive rebounding position; another is that it puts a lot of decision-making pressure on a freshman.
Or, as you point out, you can have Hardaway flash and do the same things. Some drawbacks there are that you have moved one of your three point shooters into long-ish two point range, and that when Hardaway drives he is more likely to have his shot blocked (though Syracuse's bigs are perfectly capable of stuffing McGary, too). When McGary is out this is probably the best high post option, though, because Horford and Morgan don't pose enough of a threat out there to force the defense to react.
Burke penetrating, either with or without the ball screen, will be another way to attack, but I am wary of having him drive into the lane only to be surrounded by the zone. Will he be able to make an effective pass out of there? He certainly keeps his dribble alive better than anyone in the country, so I shouldn't underestimate him, but...
I'm curious about whether the pick and pop will be available. I noticed Burke using a screen from Robinson in the Florida game. I would think that having a three point shooter set a screen for Burke on the perimeter would result in one of the two being left wide open for the jumper.
Anyway, I think Timmy may have a big game - one thing about the zone is that you can change matchups just by moving the offensive player, so he won't have the other team's stopper in his face all game long.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Syracuse zone||
"Watching the IU-Cuse game I was struck by how the conventional wisdom about where you need to attack the 2-3—flashing to the free throw line—didn't seem to apply. Cody Zeller seems built to crush a 2-3 by getting the ball there and passing, shooting, or driving as the defense provides a wrong answer to the threat he provides no matter what they do."
Go back and watch the tapes of Louisville and Georgetown demolishing the zone by flashing Dieng and Porter, respectively, to the high post. I'm willing to entertain the possibility that Porter is a qualitatively better offensive player than Zeller, but Dieng? No way. I was certain that if IU's coach was smart enough and humble enough to learn from Pitino and JTIII, IU would have no problems. Then I remembered who IU's coach was, and a sliver of doubt crept in.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If Texas Tech falls for that again||
They deserve it. They can't have already forgotten the Pat Knight years, can they?
Talk about schools with delusions of grandeur. If you have managed to be fired in spite of a national championship resumé, the 4th or 5th best program in Texas has a comfortable alternative to retirement for you. II I I i
I wonder if Tubby will schedule Larry Brown's SMU team in the non-conference schedule?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Also also||
The last line of defense when GRIII is being torched in the post is to have Hardaway defend the opposition 4 man - his technique is better, even though he's a stone lighter. When this happens, either Robinson has to defend a shooting guard (and his technique isn't much better on the perimeter than it is in the post), or he's subbed out for a perimeter defender - LeVert or Albrecht. LeVert's defense is better, but the experience difference between him and Spike really shows up on offense.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Who are these 7 footers?||
Their roster lists nobody taller than 6'10"
KenPom says their effective height is 29th in the country. Michigan is 138th. We probably won't see the Burkenspike combo for very long - that's one of the ways Crean lost the Sweet16 game.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||ༀ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ།||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Different Personnel||
For those who aren't down with Ypsi sports, EMU's head coach Rob Murphy was an assistant at Syracuse for 7 years; he has run the Syracuse 2-3 zone as Eastern's primary defense since he got the job there before the 2011-2012 season.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Will be a huge challenge,||
according to the talking heads, because Michigan hasn't faced a defense like this...
...since the EMU game in December.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Did they stock ladders in all the team colors?||
Or was it preordained from the moment they left the hardware store?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||No, not at all||
Beilein considers Boeheim a mentor; Boeheim's recommendation was essential in every D1 job Beilein got before Michigan.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I challenge you||
to preach a Sunday sermon on resurrection without thinking about Friday's game.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Looks like they have to choose one site or the other||
And since the undercard in Louisville's region is better, they had to put both games on CBS.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Get a grip, Carl||
There are more than 147 billions OF billions of combinations...
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Fisher's Story||
(From the video embedded in the article) was one of the first things that popped in to my head after the loss to Indiana in Crisler this year. I hope Trey's story parallels Rumeal's that far - and ONLY that far.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Big East first conference to claim a Final Four spot||
Louisville slimly favored to make it two...
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Lot of good it did us...||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||There are few births in the NCAA tournament||
Even in the women's tournament.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||The more relevant comparison||
Is Beilein pre-renovation vs. post-renovation. Everybody who paid attention to Tommy at Seton Hall knew he could recruit - with the renovation he might have been out-recruiting Izzo and Matta.
There was a very loud contingent who thought that Beilein could not recruit - that the kind of commits he got at Canisius and Richmond represented his ceiling and UM was going to be competing with Northwestern and Butler for Douglasses and Vogriches until the AD wised up and sent a shipping container full of money to Rick Pitino. Thanks to the facilities renovations, an excellent staff of assistants, and the program's success on the court, Beilein has silenced those fools for good. I hope.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If you keep putting an apostrophe in Achilles||
I will go sulk in my tent.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||75-72||
Michigan 75-72 over Kansas
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Spelling advice||
Flies like a led zeppelin