Basketball 10-0 POSBANG

Submitted by FrankMurphy on December 8th, 2018 at 3:29 PM

Today's game speaks to how scary good this team is: they can have an off night defensively and give up a season-high 78 points, play sloppy offensively and eclipse their season average in turnovers, and still cruise to a double-digit win. GO BLUE. 



December 8th, 2018 at 3:33 PM ^

Good to get the win. Teachable moments for the team. Hope to develop a backup center by March.

Otherwise this team seems to continue to be developing. Very good start to the season obviously. They can still improve which is a scary thought.


December 8th, 2018 at 7:39 PM ^

Exactly.  I think other than our 16-0 start in 2012-2013 season, this may be our best start in program history.  I could be off by a game or two...  but we have better wins this year than the 2012 team had.

If people arent basketball fans, or just want to sit in their football misery for 9 months, then GTFO of these threads and let the rest of us basketball fans enjoy the season.


December 8th, 2018 at 3:56 PM ^

Season high pts given up is a bit misleading 

SC had 75 possessions and avg 1.08 ppp, which is decent defense. 

Normal game yields about 60 possessions, so not too worried. SC game plan was pretty solid- attacking in isolation and forcing M to play 1on1 with not much help available.  


December 8th, 2018 at 4:04 PM ^

Where do you see 75 possessions?  KenPom has 71 possessions, which matches the box score.  Even if you were correct, 1.08 ppp is not "decent defense" -- it's well below average defense, especially against a team that came in with a 104 ORtg.  Heck, this is the first time this year Michigan has allowed over 1 ppp.

Also, Michigan hasn't played a game as slow as 60 possessions this season.  The slowest was Northwestern, with 61.  Their adjusted tempo is 66 on KenPom; 64-66 seems about right.

This was definitely the worst game Michigan has played defensively; no ifs, ands, or buts.

I'm not losing any sleep over it, but call it what it is.