Michigan vs. Kansas State mens bball NIT season tipoff final open thread

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on November 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 PM

game at 5 PM on ESPN

Pitt up by 21 in the third place game

Comments

MontuckyYooper

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:46 PM ^

He's completely out-matched physically.  I've seen guys just reach over his head to grab rebounds at lease ten times in the last two games.  It would be one thing if he was hitting a shot every now and again, but he's 36 percent from the floor.  Why would you have him in there versus Stauskas or anyone else for that matter?

MGoBender

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:54 PM ^

The only times guys have "reached over his head" is when he has rotated to pick up someone's man defensively, which he has done very well. His on-the-ball defending has been solid, he hasn't given up anything.

Vogrich's freshmen year I really disliked him, but ever since the 2011 NCAA Tennessee game I've come to see some of his strengths. He has really grown defensively, specifically as a team defender.

Plus, he can hit any three that Stauskas can.

MontuckyYooper

November 23rd, 2012 at 6:11 PM ^

I gotta disagree.  The plays I'm referring to he was blocking guys out and they just straight-up jumped over him.  

And he's pretty obviously not the shooter Nik is.  36% from the floor and awful from 3 this year.  I will give you that he's probably a better position defender than Nik at this point.

kung

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:50 PM ^

I don't know if we can 'kill' this team, but I think if we keep up the hard work we will have a great chance of winning. Once Trey Burke settles down and teh team begins to make some 3-pt shoots (which is so far lacking today), we will win.

Bb011

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:51 PM ^

Doris Burke has got to be one of the worst announcers I've ever heard. Some of the things and questions she asks makes her seem absolutely clueless...

BlockM

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:58 PM ^

Really need to work on consistency. When we're on, we're dang near unstoppable. When we're running around without a plan, we get ourselves in trouble and give up easy baskets. So much potential on this team, hope we get to see it realized.

TheGeneral

November 23rd, 2012 at 5:58 PM ^

Like last game I disagree with almost every comment. I'll take a coaches perspective like Dakich over useless rah rah like Vitale any day. The rumor that Vogrich is defending is greatly exaggerated. Coach is making a point, earn your spot with defense Stauskas. It has nothing to do with who is defending better now it is to get Stauskas ready down the road. And those thinking we were going to blow out a team that is gritty and a nightmare on the boards, perhaps you should look to the Pitt game. This game was destined to be tough. We may get hot and pull away but K-state won't go away on their own.