Michigan Basketball vs. MSU Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on March 3rd, 2013 at 3:14 PM
What else do you want to talk about?!? Huge game where somebody's season hits rock bottom. Michigan's slide continues and the season series vs. the Spartans is lost, or MSU loses 3 in a row and is out of the B1G race, and, well, loses to Michigan. Can't get much bigger without a title on the line. The road to a long Tourney run starts here. Go Blue!

Comments

JHendo

March 3rd, 2013 at 4:36 PM ^

I don't understand why our defense calls for sending our bigs out past the 3 point line so freaking much.  Makes no sense to me.

MGoBender

March 3rd, 2013 at 4:41 PM ^

There's basically four ways (in my opinion) to defend the ball screen.

1. Go underneath it.  Never done at a high level because a PG can just pull up for an easy three.

2. Hard trap it. If a team knows it is coming, a good point guard can easily make you pay by splitting it, passing out of it early, etc etc. Many ways to beat it.

3. Hedge and recover. Most teams, including us, will hedge and recover. The hedge forces the ball handler far enough out that the big man can recover to his man.

4. Switch. Rarely a good idea with exceptional guards going against big men.

buddhafrog

March 3rd, 2013 at 4:36 PM ^

I like Spike a lot.  When he's a senior, I think he will be amazing.

Yet, I want him running the offense usually - not shooting without passing twice in a row.

Dilithium Wings

March 3rd, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

I know the students are on spring break and this comment isn't directed at this game. Why don't we put the benches on the other side of the court and jam pack the other side with students like Duke does?

We have to have the most dysfunctional student section in basketball and it annoys me.