recap in the snow
|WHAT||#6 Michigan (17-1) vs
Ann Arbor, MI
|LINE||Michigan –14 (Kenpom)|
Welp, that was frustrating. Michigan comes off their first loss of the season with the easiest game left on the schedule, per the advanced stats people: a home game against the Gophers. Michigan will seek to expunge the taste of a trip to the Trohl Center from their mouths.
Ignas Brazdeikis, in particular, will want to put up some points after getting a goose egg.
THE LINEUP CARD
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Projected starters are in bold. Hover over headers for stat explanations. The "Should I Be Mad If He Hits A Three" methodology: we're mad if a guy who's not good at shooting somehow hits one. Yes, you're still allowed to be unhappy if a proven shooter is left open. It's a free country.
|G||0||Dupree McBrayer||Sr.||6'5, 195||73||18||105||Sort of|
|Not Just A Shooter who splits usage about 50/50 between two and three with A and TO rates of 17 each. Hitting 33% from deep, has improved dismal shooting inside the line.|
|G||34||Gabe Kalscheur||Fr.||6'4, 200||69||16||119||No|
|Composite #198 FR is Just A Shooter hitting 38% from deep.|
|F||21||Amir Coffey||Jr.||6'8, 210||83||24||106||Sort of|
|Wiry swingman being forced into a lot of tough shots, shooting 49/30, gets to the line a lot.|
|F||35||Jordan Murphy||Sr.||6'6 250||75||27||109||Yes|
|Bull of a PF grabs all the rebounds but can't really shoot and lack of size makes him meh (59%) at rim. A rate has doubled in final year.|
|C||22||Daniel Oturu||Fr.||6'10, 225||58||22||108||Yes|
|Composite #50 FR is already an excellent defensive C. 15% OREB rate, 8% block rate, almost all his shots at the rim. Black hole you can and should double.|
|G||23||Isaiah Washington||So.||6'1 195||43||22||90||God Yes|
|You probably remember this bricklayer going 10/14 last year on off the dribble 18-footers. Giant assist rate, 19 TO rate, shooting 34/19. Hits 27%(!!!) at rim. A miracle.|
|F||1||Eric Curry||Jr.||6'9, 240||48*||16||99||Yes|
|Returned from knee injury 6 games ago. Generic Backup C profile.|
|G||2||Brock Stull||So.||6'4, 210||22||10||105||No|
|UWM grad transfer hit 37/38% last year. Just 24 shots so far for Gophers.|
|C||15||Matz Stockman||Sr.||7'0, 245||13||25||106||Yes|
|Louisville transfer was getting 10-15 MPG through early December but has disappeared. Defensive force in a couple games I saw.|
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