Michigan vs. Michigan State Basketball Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 5th, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Not sure how it's going to work with no App, but online watchers, great wifi speed people might be on.  Let's go for 4!



February 5th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

I would think the defenders would just switch off, so you wouldn't be able to free Novak for the 3.  I'm also not confident enough in THJ's ball handling to let him dribble around that much.  You also can't do a pick-and-roll with anyone but Morgan, because if Morgan is on the floor his defender is going to be near the basket.  Plus, you need the quickness advantage of Burke vs. whoever is defending Morgan so that the ballhandler can turn the corner on the hedge and get the ball to the roller.  I don't see that working with anyone but Burke and whoever is playing the 5. 


February 5th, 2012 at 1:46 PM ^

should be hurting us much more this season than it actually has... We basically need Burke to play out of his mind every game against a decent opponent.

EDIT: Or have Novak and Douglass actually contribute offensively to some degree...

Mr. Yost

February 5th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

Michigan State is clearly hyped up and they're playing agressive defense.

They're going to force turnovers, but they're also going to commit a lot of fouls.

We have to match the aggression and get them into foul trouble.

Hang close and win the game from the free throw line.


February 5th, 2012 at 1:49 PM ^

And they said this is OUR Super Bowl.  Listen to the crowd and watch the emotions of the players.   It's like Dantoniio delivered his hate speech all week long.

Cut out the turn overs and we might have a shot in the second half.