Predictions for UM basketball

Predictions for UM basketball

Submitted by ChesterBlue on December 28th, 2010 at 12:53 AM

The Hoops team has played well during the pre Big Ten schedule.  Granted the preseason expectations were very low and the team has easily exceeded those expectations.

Can they maintain this level of play in the Big Ten? 

I'm going to be an optimist and say:

Morris will be able to see over the smaller PG in the BTen and drive and dish and ave.14p/6a/3r game in BT

Smotrcyz and Hardaway will be up and down and have nearly identical stats...each averaging  8/2/2

Outside shooting will be improved over last year....shoot  34% from 3pt  & 45% from 2pt

Defense will continue play as a unit and be effective most of the time...hold opp to 41% fg%
Win turnover battle, lose rebounding battle

8 wins -10 losses IN THE BIG TEN regular season

1 win in BT tourney

Make the NCAA

Morris/Hardaway B1G Honors and Bacari Alexander Feature

Morris/Hardaway B1G Honors and Bacari Alexander Feature

Submitted by MGoShoe on December 27th, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Darius Morris was named B1G Player of The Week and Tim Hardaway, Jr was named co-B1G  Freshman of the Week.

Michigan's Darius Morris earns the first Player of the Week honor of his career after recording his fourth points and assists double-double of the season with 26 points and 12 assists in the Wolverines' 87-71 victory against Bryant.

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. earns the Wolverines' first Freshman of the Week award after recording a career-best 20 points in the Wolverines' 87-71 victory against Bryant.

Morris is the first Michigan Conference POTW since DeShawn Sims was honored on Jan 11, 2010. Hardaway is the first ever Michigan player named Conference Freshman of the Week.

Meanwhile, has a nice feature on Michigan MBB Asst Coach, Bacari Alexander.  Love the impact he's had on the program and love his enthusiasm.  Michigan will be fortunate if he stays in Ann Arbor for more than two seasons.

MBB - Dec 28-Feb 3 Schedule

MBB - Dec 28-Feb 3 Schedule

Submitted by bacon1431 on December 26th, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I was just looking at our schedule over the next month and it is going to determine if we have any shot at the NCAA tournament. I know, "like duh". But our team is young and I don't know if they can bounce back from any early conference struggles. It seems as though our BT schedule is pretty frontloaded.

#13Purdue, PSU, @Wisconsin, #3 Kansas, #2 Ohio State, @IU, @N'W, #16Minnesota, @#12MSU, Iowa, @#2OSU.

Yikes. Only game I feel extremely comfortable with is Iowa. IU and N'W are okay teams which I think we are better than, but they're still talented and they're both on the road. The first two BT games are pretty much must-win IMO. It will be tough to put together any sort of resume if we start 0-4 in the BT (I don't think we're going to win @Wisconsin or vs. OSU), which will be followed by two road games against other middling BT teams.

I don't think we're an NCAA team, and I think it'll be revealed this next month, but it should be some exciting few weeks for basketball if we do win some of these big games.