Michigan vs. Indiana Basketball Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:38 PM
#1 vs. #3, for an early lead in the Big Ten. Where would you rather be? Go Blue!



February 2nd, 2013 at 11:12 PM ^

Poor play, Props to MMG and TB. Otherwise, not so much, including the coaching. Love the kids, love the staff, but better is needed to go deep in the tourney.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:15 PM ^

Don't bitch about the officiating.  Yeah, there were a handful of bad calls (there are in every single basketball game) but we've had worse.  

We had way, way too many wasted possessions in which our primary distributor didn't try to get his teammates involved and started launching from deep.  Burke's got to fight the urge to be a mad bomber.  



February 2nd, 2013 at 11:21 PM ^

By Assembly Hall standards, it was pretty good.  It was not the difference in the game.  IU outplayed us.  That possession with two minutes left where Zeller dove for a loose ball while GRIII stood and watched pretty much summed it up.  We did not play with composure.






February 2nd, 2013 at 11:24 PM ^

then you clearly haven't watched enough basketball in your life.  Atrocious officiating is Game 6 of the Kings-Lakers series in 02 or the entire Heat-Mavs series in 06.  Considering the environment, the officiating was as good as we could have hoped for.  If you want to convince yourself that the refs were somehow more responsible for this loss than Burke, Stauskas and GR3, then that's just like....your opinion man.  It just happens to be wrong.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 PM ^

Without our 3s falling (until way too late) I feel good about splitting with them. Picked IU to win by 8, close except for Victor the douche. I picked us to split with OSU, IU, and mSU... So there's that.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:17 PM ^

Watches and says "they don't get many people involved in the offense", that's a problem. Granted, it's a good team but two very good defensive efforts have shut them down.


February 3rd, 2013 at 9:48 AM ^

Yes it was. It may not have been the difference but it's ridiculous that Zeller didn't have a single foul the entire game, as was the Oladipo continuation, among others. I don't consider it a conicidence that Hardaway and Burke both had three and four fouls respectively halfway through the second half while IU's main scoring option didn't have one.

Bottom line: Oladipo is a clown. Now go win two of the next three, protect home court, then hammer IU at Crisler. Big Ten Champs of the outright variety. 


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:18 PM ^

The thing that makes me mad watching them vs IU and OSU is that they don't even run any kind of offense as far as I can tell. They just go one way over a screen, then go back the other way screening again. then they pass and it starts all over again until they have to drive on a triple team or jack up a contested three with under five seconds left on the shot clock. All those drive and kicks and all that good stuff just goes away when they play great teams. They just run high ball screens the entire time and it just doesn't work.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:40 PM ^

Not that many, at least not as many open looks as usual. I'm kind if surprised you didn't notice the multiple times where something like this would happen:
1) Trey goes over Mcgary screen. 2) Trey reverses direction and goes over another Mcgary screen. 3) Trey passes to someone (usually Stauskas) who goes over a screen set usually by Hardaway. 4) that player passes back to Trey. 5) Process repeats until the shot clock runs down. 6.a) Shoot contested three or 6.b) Try driving into multiple defenders and shoot a contested two point jumper or (rarely) a contested layup.
That seriously was the one thing I was noticing all game long in both losses. Yeah there's other factors, but you can't expect repeating the above sequence to generate consistent points.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:48 PM ^

or so open looks in the first half. Also contested or not I would consider the layups Michigan missed to be decent looks. I don't think UM generated as many open shots as Indiana, but that has more to do with shot selection than the way Indiana defended them. I just disagree with the notion that the best point guard having the ball in hands, creating for himself and others is not a consistent way to generate points.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

At first I wasn't too upset that we lost to a good IU team. Then Oladipo (windmill dunk) and Crean (The Team comments) decided to go full douche mode. Screw them and their stupid candy stripe pants.


February 2nd, 2013 at 11:19 PM ^

Oladipo is a cockbag.  Time for a good, hard foul the next time that jizzstain drives the lane.

Tom Crean can fall down a flight of stairs.