February 11th, 2013 at 2:14 PM ^

Congratulations to Mitch McGary - he really did have an excellent week in Morgan's absence.

If I counted right, that now makes 5 Player Of The Week awards and 7 Freshman Of The Week awards on the season for Michigan, or about 40% of all such honors given to date. Definitely will not complain about that.

Blue boy johnson

February 11th, 2013 at 2:28 PM ^

The big fella, Mitch McGary, is just hitting his stride, while his fellow frosh, GRIII, Stauskas, and LeVert, are looking for their second wind.

Once McGary learns to use his wide body, he won't get so many shots blocked, and will make M a match up nightmare for opposing coaches. Feed the Pig.

Naked Bootlegger

February 11th, 2013 at 6:01 PM ^

That was a freak play, and word on the street is that he was fouled.   I'm genuinely excited to have a big that can extend the floor a little and knock down a 15-footer.   Who was the last big to consistently hit from outside?   Chris Hunter?    I guess DeShawn Sims could count, although he wasn't a true "5" on the court. 


February 11th, 2013 at 3:03 PM ^

It is great that GRIII, McGary, and Stauskas have all been recognized. But at the end of the day, I'd gladly hand back all those awards for a win against Wisconsin, and Indiana, and Ohio.


February 11th, 2013 at 4:42 PM ^

This team should peak just in time for the Tournament.  The league has adjusted to Stauskas and GRIII, and they have a few weeks to adjust to those adjustments.  The return of Stauskas as a legitimate outside threat is a must if Michigan is going to make the Final Four.  

Wiscy had to have a gift from the basketball gods to get a home win over Michigan.  The bright spot here is that, after the game in EL, the schedule sets up well for Michigan.  The three tough teams they play are all home games.  

Whatever happens in EL, the Wolverines are positioned to run the table the rest of the way.  All of the tough games will be at home, and the freshmen will get to see Indiana and Sparty for a second time.  Maybe a nice rematch with Wiscy in the Big Ten Tournament on a neutral court without a "gift" for Wiscy will turn out differently, too.

As long as the Wolverines play well enough for a one or two seed in THE Tournament, they have a great chance to at least make it to the second week, where anything can happen.  I like this team's chances.


February 11th, 2013 at 6:53 PM ^

No doubt winner for POW this week was Hardaway. Brust throwing up a miracle doesn't change that Timmy hit that 3 2 seconds earlier and the 5 vs Ohio.