Michigan v. S. Dakota St. Postgame (Snowflakes) Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on March 21st, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Wasn't always pretty until the end.


3rd Round here we come!

Thoughts? Thoughts.



March 21st, 2013 at 9:13 PM ^

The big ten is tough and I believe all of our conference will advance pretty far into the tournament. Would rather play Kansas than OSU or Indiana that is for sure.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:13 PM ^

But it was good tonight and the game plan to switch on screens put the onus on the other Jackrabbits to make shots because Beilein seemed determine to not allow Wolters to beat them.

Kudos to the staff and the players for executing.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:26 PM ^

Yeah, but the game plan, and more importantly the execution, actually forced them to play like Baby Seal U. Wolters is very, very good at scoring, and our plan was to take him out of the game. And it actually worked. That's a positive.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:15 PM ^

If they do what they did tonight and Trey can get his shot to fall, we're a tough out.  And damn good job by the defense.  

We were only +1 on the boards, but we'll take that going forward.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:15 PM ^

I was most impressed with McGary keeping his motor up all game. His endurance is often what kills him and tonight he played well the whole game. Horford did a good job with his minutes too. Okay not seeing Morgan until we hit a really strong post team.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:18 PM ^

This time, David regressed to the mean in the second half instead of doing an Ohio U or PSU.  Also, it looks like McGary might have won a starting job for the rest of the tournament.  It was great to see that Michigan can win without a lot of scoring from Burke, too.  

Before tomorrow is finished, I'll bet there will be at least one highly-seeded team that wishes they had perfromed like this in their first game, not counting 5-seed OK St's cliche loss to a very underrated Oregon at 12.  


Mr. Yost

March 21st, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

How many minutes did McGary play?

I feel like the entire game the announcers were saying "And Jordan Morgan, the usual starter has only played 1 minute this game!"

Obviously Horford played some.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:24 PM ^

Clicked on the CNN link for march madness updates. Apparently they pull tweets during the game. Laughed when. Saw the mgoblog tweet about MSU fans in SDSU gear doing the fight song.

Mr. Yost

March 21st, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

We just won baby. Take a shot!

And if it's under 70 proof...take two.

(and this goes out to everyone who wasn't drinking tonight...if you're of age, take an MGoShot, screw work tomorrow).


March 21st, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

Sorry if I seem confused, but I was watching at a bar with no sound on the TV... Who's that kid wearing 1?  Where'd he come from?  Whoever he is, I sure hope he keeps playing like he did tonight.


March 21st, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

Despite scoring only 6 points, Trey racked up 7 assists and facilitated the offense without really needing to put up a typical Trey Burke performance, and that was great to see. It was a great all-around effort on offense overall - Hardaway and Robinson with 21 points each, combined for a collective FG% of 90.9% between the two of them. 

Overall, Michigan's effective FG% as a team was 58.0%, which is one of the best performances lately. We also capitalized on their 12 turnovers and limited the damaged from the 9 we committed. 

Minor note - we were actually given a 97% probability to win that game by Massey, so in a hypothetical scenario based on his numbers, our chances to face Kansas now sit at 16.47%, as VCU being given a 63% probability to beat Akron, and the Kansas / UNC matchup is the most likely result of their respesctive games. We would be at an estimated 62% chance to win against VCU and, if it happens, 73% against Akron.