MBB. Nebraska Preview

MBB. Nebraska Preview

Submitted by robbyt003 on January 9th, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Record : 9-6 (0-2)

RPI : 60

SOS : 17

Keys Wins

0 wins vs RPI top 100



Losses (RPI 1-50)
15 Dec. 6 Creighton 42-64
43 Dec. 15 Oregon 38-60
35 Jan. 2 Ohio State 44-70


Losses (RPI 51-100)
98 Dec. 23 UTEP 52-68
78 Jan. 6 Wisconsin 41-47


Losses (RPI 101-150)
148 Nov. 24 Kent State* 60-74

Starting Five (based on last game played)

F.     6'10". 234 lbs.  Brandon Ubel. SR

12.5 PPG. 6.6 RPG. 1.3 APG. 3.3 PF. 31 MIN

This should be an interesting matchup with Morgan/McGary.  If they get Ubel in foul trouble, they have no depth to back him up and are in trouble. 

G-F  6'6".   214 lbs.  Shavon Shields. FR

4.8 PPG. 4.2 RPG. 4.8 FGA. .417 FG%

He has been in foul trouble 3 of past 5 games.  Doesn't appear to be an offensive threat at all. 

G.    6'2"   181 lbs.   Ray Gallegos. JR

13.0 PPG. 2.8 RPG. 7.5 3PA, .32 3P%

He shoots a lot of 3s and makes around 1/3 of them.  

G.    6'5"   216 lbs.   Dylan Talley. SR

13.5 PPG. 5.5 RPG. 2.2 APG. 35.0 MIN

He is probably their best all around player and will be in most of the game.

G.    5'9"   164 lbs.   Benny Parker. FR

3.8 PPG. 1.8 RPG. 2.7 APG

This isn't even fair.  Trey Burke is going to go off on this guy. 


*crickets* *crickets*

G-F  6'7" 191 lbs    David Rivers. SO

5.3 PPG. 3.4 RPG. 20.1 MIN

G.   6'2"  199 lbs.    Mike Peltz. JR

1.1 PPG. 2.1 RPG. 15.2 MIN

C.    6'11" 314 lbs. Andre Almeida. SR  - May or may not play.  

7.1 PPG. 4.2 RPG. 17.4 MIN





Mid-Season Review: Michigan Basketball

Mid-Season Review: Michigan Basketball

Submitted by robbyt003 on January 8th, 2013 at 9:55 AM

edit- Changed title to avoid confusion with halftime shows.  

The Nebraska game is the halfway point for the 2012/2013 regular season (if you count Slippery Rock), so lets take a look at the season so far.  

15-0 (2-0)

Key Wins:


Wins (RPI 1-50)
42 Nov. 23 Kansas State* 71-57
15 Nov. 27 North Carolina State



Wins (RPI 51-100)
71 Nov. 21 Pittsburgh* 67-62
69 Dec. 4 Western Michigan 73-41
86 Dec. 8 Arkansas 80-67
97 Dec. 15 West Virginia* 81-66
92 Jan. 3 Northwestern 94-66
75 Jan. 6 Iowa 95-67



Strength of Schedule - 14

First Half MVP:

Trey Burke - 18.2 PTS, 7.5 AST, 1.9 TO, 55% FG, 41% 3PT, 1.3 STL

Big Ten POY and National POY candidate.

First Half 6th Man:

Mitch McGary - 15.3 MIN, 6.1 REB, 5.5 PTS, 1.1 TO

He has been very impressive as of late, especially when he gets hit in the nose.  

Biggest Surprise:

I'm going to go with two guys in this category for different reasons.

Nik Stauskas - 29.7 MIN, 54% 3PT, 51% FG, 89% FT, 1.1 TO

We knew he could shoot coming in, but THIS BOY CAN FLAT OUT SHOOT!

Caris LeVert - 14.1 MIN, 47% 3PT, .20 TO, 4.1 PTS

His stats don't jump off the page, but he has really impressed me for a guy that was projected to redshirt.  

Stuntin Like My Daddy:

Tim Hardaway Jr - 32.8 MIN, 49% FG, 5.0 REB, 2.9 AST, 16.4 PTS

Glenn Robinson III - 31.0 MIN, 59% FG, 6.1 REB, 12.5 PTS

These guys know how to dunk.





NCAA MBB: Big Ten Power Rankings

NCAA MBB: Big Ten Power Rankings

Submitted by robbyt003 on December 26th, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Hope everyone had a good Christmas and survives being back to work after a 4 day weekend.  I was taking a look at ESPNs BIG power rankings and Tremendous and was wondering what everyone else's looks like.  

Here's Mine:

1. Michigan

2. Indiana

3. Ohio

4. Minnesota

5. Michigan State

6. Illinois

7. Wisconsin

8. Iowa

9. Northwestern 

This is where the teams are just plain awful:

10. Nebraska

11. Purdue

12. Penn State

DetNews opine: Is Michigan on road to Final Four?

DetNews opine: Is Michigan on road to Final Four?

Submitted by markinmsp on December 22nd, 2012 at 8:27 AM

 Maybe a bit early for the headline, but still pleasing to read impressions of UM basketball beat writer Rod Beard for DetNews on UM hoops this season. Discusses 5 things learned about team at this juncture prior to opening B1G season.

LINK:  Is Michigan on road to Final Four?

Six weeks into the season, Michigan has risen to from fifth to second in the national polls and looking like a squad that will challenge for the title in a stacked Big Ten — and certainly get past the first weekend when March rolls back around.

 Quick listing of his "5 Things" for those not able or desirous of clicking; though each has an interesting synopsis in the article.

Burke's even better

No one-man show - Strong rotation

Fresh faces - Freshman play

Hitting the boards - Rebounding

Going for it - Beilein


 Love the last paragraph. Hoping we are in for a special season also.

Beilein won't talk about the good start or the No. 2 ranking, but in his mind, he knows this is a special group and he probably won't have all of the pieces back next year — so he'll look to seize the opportunity now.