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|37 weeks 5 hours ago||Do you not have a hard disk?||
A thumb drive?
A fricking floppy disc?
|37 weeks 1 day 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.
|37 weeks 1 day 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
|37 weeks 1 day 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.
|37 weeks 2 days 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.
|37 weeks 2 days 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.
|37 weeks 3 days 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?
|37 weeks 3 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||ༀ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ།||
|37 weeks 4 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Did they stock ladders in all the team colors?||
Or was it preordained from the moment they left the hardware store?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||No, not at all||
Beilein considers Boeheim a mentor; Boeheim's recommendation was essential in every D1 job Beilein got before Michigan.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I challenge you||
to preach a Sunday sermon on resurrection without thinking about Friday's game.
|37 weeks 6 days 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.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Get a grip, Carl||
There are more than 147 billions OF billions of combinations...
|37 weeks 6 days 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.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Big East first conference to claim a Final Four spot||
Louisville slimly favored to make it two...
|38 weeks 1 hour ago||Lot of good it did us...||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||There are few births in the NCAA tournament||
Even in the women's tournament.
|38 weeks 1 day 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.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||If you keep putting an apostrophe in Achilles||
I will go sulk in my tent.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||75-72||
Michigan 75-72 over Kansas
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Spelling advice||
Flies like a led zeppelin
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, maybe no||
Context: Rice shot .569 in his college career. He shot .571 in his 13 NCAA games, with this breakdown:
In Kingdome 31-65 .477 Elsewhere 97-159 .610
Still a tiny sample, not controlled for strength of opponent, but...
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Are there good Buffalo Wild Wings commercials?||
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Have to attack the shot-blocker||
I agree. Hopefully Bacari or somebody can teach the wings and bigs the technique of going into his chest - but I think Burke is at too much of a size disadvantage to pull that off.
Yes to having the roll man attack if Withey sags back to defend the P&R - then it will all depend on execution. McGary thunders in, draws a foul from the backpedaling Withey and then finishes the and-one - advantage us. Johnson deflects the pass off Mitch's shins, who then commits a foul trying to get it back - advantage them.
But the staff will come up with some other, better wrinkles, I'm sure.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||What open man?||
Do you expect Withey's man (McGary? Morgan? Horford?) to start knocking down corner threes? The point is that KU doesn't need to help Withey keep Burke from scoring in the lane - the dude's the best shot-blocker in the country, he can do it all by himself.
Yes to running whenever possible - that's when the lane will be open. Defensive rebounding will be huge.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Florida and Florida Gulf Coast have played once||
Back in 2009: UF 94 - FGCU 60.
Florida Gulf Coast has revenge on its mind...