Michigan Basketball Snowflakes Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 13th, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Mainly because a hundred of these after that game will sap my will to live.

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Cwojcik2

January 13th, 2013 at 4:11 PM ^

Ahhhh well. Gotta keep your head up Blue! We're still a top 5 team in my eyes. No reason to believe we can't bounce back from one loss. We damn near came back from down 21. That's solid... GO BLUE!!!!,

Soulfire21

January 13th, 2013 at 4:15 PM ^

Here's my snowflake:

  • 2012 Kentucky had 2 losses
  • 2011 Connecticut had 9(!) losses
  • 2010 Duke had 5 losses

And I could go on.

The national champion is usually not undefeated.  In a conference as good as the Big Ten, we're going to pick up losses.

We will mop the floor with them at Crisler.

We are going to the NCAA tournament.

Perkis-Size Me

January 13th, 2013 at 4:15 PM ^

well we lost. it happens. it sucks that it was against ohio, but i think we'll split with them. they didn't beat us because they were the better team. the question the team has to ask itself now is how are they going to respond? they've got a pretty rough stretch coming up with minnesota and illinois, then indiana isn't that far off.

UMxWolverines

January 13th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

Keep this in mind. We haven't won at Value city arena since I was in 3rd fucking grade. I'm a freshman in college. And I remember watching that game, bragging about it the next day, and no one caring.

Mannix

January 13th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

Are failing to give credit to a pretty good defensive effort by the bucks. Those forced shots, turnovers and bad FG % could be due to that. Don't mean to mess up the narratives but their D was pretty suffocating in the 1st.

Michigan tightened up in the 2nd, so a pretty good effort, 1st half notwithstanding.

mishler3

January 13th, 2013 at 4:38 PM ^

OSU played the best D (in the first half) we've seen all season. They defended the pick and roll quite aggressively and forced quite a few TO's and questionable shots. Stauskas was a non-factor. For a 7-8 minute stretch in the 2nd half, our D really stepped it up and the shots were falling because of better offensive execution. OSU is an ugly club to watch (like Amaker teams). Our club will get better but has to be ready from the beginning vs Minnesota. That barn will be rocking moreso than that outhouse in Cbus. Have to win on the road to be conference champs. Many chances ahead.

Go Blue.

Lucky Socks

January 13th, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

16-0 wouldn't have won us a trophy.  This game was a lot like Arkansas last year (including the Burke miss), and the team will rebound to contend until the last day of the season.  5 freshmen in top 9 grew up a lot today.  

Beilein, Burke, Hardaway, and the squad are completely fine.  Can't win them all but we immediately have another chance at a big road win with @ Minnesota next.  

Itsahilger

January 13th, 2013 at 4:30 PM ^

Don't know if this is a "snowflake" or not, but what's the deal with Jordan Morgan? He has been from what i can see ineffective in the past couple games, and McGary has been a monster. I don't understand why in those last crucial minutes why they played him over Mitch when every rebound counts.

Lucky Socks

January 13th, 2013 at 4:33 PM ^

Is that JMO is are steady, you know what you're getting type of player.  You might not feel him as much as Mitch but sometimes that's a good thing (defensive lapses, turnovers).  I like what I've been seeing from Mitch for sure but I can't criticize the decision to have a seasoned, proven veteran like Morgan in at any point.  Jordan Morgan has proven over the last three years that we can count on him to win games.  

willywill9

January 13th, 2013 at 4:30 PM ^

I was pleasantly surprised with how mature McGary played. Future is bright with that kid. I don't think Beilein was out coached, they were down 21 and came back from a really slow start- turnovers were the difference early.

Paps

January 13th, 2013 at 4:33 PM ^

When you have four players that account for 60+ pts, you can't afford for more than 2 to have a bad night. Stauskas was nonexistent, GRIII was ok, Hardaway was less than ok, and Burke was ok. That doesn't win big ten road games against top 15 competition. Yay for Spike- he was great. Levert was a deer in the headlights. Morgan was poor. McGary seemed to do well on offense. Good to see Horford back in.

But with that said, we fought hard, and I was proud of this team for not giving up.

I would also like to say that OSU is beatable, and the refs sucked. I can list the arm bar no call on Hardaway, the and one that wasn't called on Burke and the ghost of a charge on Stauskas in the opening min. But hey, too many turnovers, but I think we will grow. It's great that Michigan basketball is in a situation where we get really upset over just 1 loss. 16-1 is nothing to be ashamed of- we just have to defend home court, and win ourselves a big ten championship!

Go Blue!!!

Nosce Te Ipsum

January 13th, 2013 at 4:38 PM ^

Stauskus should've sat after showing he wouldn't be effective today. I love Morgan but McGary should have received more minutes today. The team seemed to be better when he was out there. It's tough to nitpick a 3 point loss. I'm glad Burke took that shot near the end. Your best player should take that shot. Young team with the first real conference test did well. They won't play that bad in the future. 

M-Wolverine

January 13th, 2013 at 4:57 PM ^

I thought coming back like that and blowing it was going to stick the knife in AND twist it. But after some time it made me feel better that this team is actually talented enough and not overrated; just can't sleepwalk to begin games any more. All of the goals are still there. Losing our first in a tough one in Columbus was expected for awhile. We just didn't expect to look like shit for 10 minutes.

On the bright side no one is crawling out from under rocks to tell me our coaching is going to lead us to an undefeated season after this game.

robmorren2

January 13th, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

Burke was as bad in this game as Teo was in the BCS Championship. Michigan HAS to find a way to counter when teams hedge on screens and smother Burke with the double team. They had the same problem last year against teams like MSU & OSU that have good defensive on ball defenders and athletic bigs to jump out on Burke.

MaizeMN

January 13th, 2013 at 4:41 PM ^

It seemed like ohio and Neb both took a defensive strategy of overplaying the passing lanes to isolate the ball handling/passing skills. We need to solve that as we move forward and into the tourney. Fewer turnovers and better shot selection, hitting FTs and inside shot/rebound presence would help too.

As a side note, I think we were a mid-seed in '89 (6?) and Glen Rice went batshit crazy in the NCAAs; this team is easily as talented, if not more.

umchicago

January 13th, 2013 at 6:16 PM ^

this team may be as talented as the 89 team relative to its competition, however, the 89 team was more talented than this team.  that team had at least 5 guys make it to the nba; two of which started for several years.

ncaa teams in general had more talent last century because kids stayed at least 3 years with few exceptions.

c1s2m0466

January 13th, 2013 at 4:41 PM ^

was a huge kick in the nuts attending that game. I had to take shit the entire first half blowout and then take it again because Burke couldn't finish. Burke had a rough day and was cold. It happens. Coach B made a bad playcall off the last timeout. An iso dribble fest with a fade away 3 by a player having a terrible day? Not a good call. I'm also concerned that we have no post game at all. It will hurt us on the road and late in the NCAA tourney. Oh well, I'm still excited for this team and I'll root my ass off for them. Go Blue!

MichiganMan_24_

January 13th, 2013 at 4:42 PM ^

I am so fucking sick of losing to Ohio..this athletic dept better make some changes and learn how to keep up because we have gotten our asses stomped for years now in both Basketball and football..go ahead and Flamebait me i dont give a shit

bo_lives

January 13th, 2013 at 5:24 PM ^

I love Stauskus bot honestly he was getting way to cocky for having beaten up on a bunch of bums. Back when he was flying high I remember an interview where they asked him how he felt about shooting 58% from 3, and he responded by saying he's actually been a little off because he usually shoots 60%. Honestly he'll be lucky if he stays above 40%.

HarBooYa

January 13th, 2013 at 6:56 PM ^

What is wrong with that quote? Should he have said, "yeah, but I will most likely shoot worse the rest of the way". C'mon man. Give the kid a break. He is a sick talent and had a bad day to the detriment of our team. I don't think we should be waiting in the bushes for the first glimpse that this kid is human. Seems a bit much. I want him to keep his swagger, put on about 20lbs., and have trey and th help him get off. His couple of turnovers and the defensive mismatches hurt a little today but that was not the story. We gave up 16 points on turnovers in the first half and got out roughed. We still made a game of it. Could have used some cocky shooting at the end. Better hope he stays so.