Tuesday Bubble Obsession Thread

Tuesday Bubble Obsession Thread

Submitted by ijohnb on March 8th, 2016 at 10:27 AM

Monmouth?  Seriously, there are people that think Monmouth should be in the tournament ahead of us as an at-large?  Losses to Canisius, Manhattan, Army(YTA), Dayton and twice to Iona.   One meh win over meh USC.  Monmouth?  I understand that we are not world beaters, but if fricking Monmouth gets into the tournament as an at-large ahead of us something is not quite right with the formula.

I am addicted to the bubble right now.  I am searching for Vandy's schedule and their first round SEC tourney match up.  I am looking at Valpo's roster.  I have issues.  If anybody else has similar issues perhaps we could discuss it here.

Coach Beilein: The 30 second shot clock has impacted the offense

Coach Beilein: The 30 second shot clock has impacted the offense

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on March 8th, 2016 at 10:19 AM

I don't know how to embed a tweet, but it's in the Twitter timeline of MLive's Brendan Quinn.

https://twitter.com/BFQuinn

Coach Beilein said it's too late to fix it this year and that he'll look at it over the offseason.

I think this is interesting/worth posting b/c it gives us a specific reason why the offense is struggling.  And it makes sense, because Michigan's offense even at its best has been efficient but not about running and gunning.

 

EDIT: Coach Beilein was likely offering this as a reason for the offense's struggles but not an excuse. Do you really know him as an excuse-maker? 

BTN trying to get the balance right

BTN trying to get the balance right

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 7th, 2016 at 7:58 PM

Since the site was down yesterday, this gem unfortunately didn't get a mention on here.

At 11:58 of the second half of the PSU-Illinois game on Sunday on BTN when they came back from commerical- the play by play was replaced by this (embedded below)

This took place while mgoblog was down. Was this the revenge of Brian Cook for BTN making Jon Crispin aka bootleg Dan Dakich a commentator?

http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/big-ten-network-melts-down-airs-depec…

 

 

 

.@mgoblog's revenge for Jon Crispin https://t.co/pHFKijhmfn

— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 6, 2016

Walton named 3rd team All-B1G, Irvin honorable mention, LeVert sportsmanship award

Walton named 3rd team All-B1G, Irvin honorable mention, LeVert sportsmanship award

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 7th, 2016 at 7:17 PM

We're on the board this year.

Derrick Walton was named All-B1G Third Team by the coaches and Honorable Mention by the media.

Zak Irvin was named honorable mention.

Caris LeVert was named Michigan's honoree for the B1G Sportsmanship Award.

Full all-conference, awards list

Bracketology 3/6: Yeah.

Bracketology 3/6: Yeah.

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 6th, 2016 at 12:01 PM

ESPN has us as the 4th team out after being the last team in before the game yesterday.

CBS is more optimistic in having us as the first team out. Bracket Matrix says so, as well.

DRatings is even more optimistic, having us as the last team IN the tournament.

Need to win the first game in the B1G Tournament and hope for other bubble teams to lose. 

Hopefully this is going to be a moot point, but the first four out of the NCAA Tournament are automatic 1 seeds in the NIT.

NYC buckets has us as a 1 seed in the NIT with a pretty manageable bracket, actually. 

Greggggg Marshall's Shockers laying an egg yesterday shrunk the bubble. 

 

Can Coach Beilein Survive Another Season Like This?

Can Coach Beilein Survive Another Season Like This?

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on March 6th, 2016 at 10:31 AM
First, I want to preface this by saying there isn't a man coaching any sport in collegiate athletics that I hold in higher regard than Coach Beilein. My son has attended basketball camps in which Coach has been present, and the way he works with the kids, and the way in which he carries himself impressed me immensely. He's everything still good and pure about college basketball. That being said, I have to ask the following question: with UM's resources and built in advantages, do you think Coach Beilein can survive another season in which the team misses the NCAA tournament? Here's hoping that discussion never has to happen next year.