UM-MSU Snowflakes Thread

Submitted by kb on February 12th, 2013 at 10:33 PM

It is probably not too early to start this up.  I love the team and the success they have had this year so far, but in order to go far in the tournament they've got to step it up.

The lack of physicality on this team is a noticeable issue - they have gotten eaten up inside by teams with a halfway decent big man.

Trey Burke is the only one who can create offense for others.  No other players can penetrate to the hole with regularity.  You slow Burke down and Michigan suffers. 

You're not going to get very far on jump shots alone.  Take it to the hole.

EDIT: The defense is average at best.  Get in front of someone and cut off drives to the hoop...PLEASE.

Enough said.

Comments

MGoDC

February 12th, 2013 at 10:41 PM ^

Robinson and Stauskas have both been absolutely terrible in big games. Robinson more so (doesn't even deserve to play) but we won't with a 2nd round tourney game with the production we get out of everybody except Burke, Hardaway (when on), and McGary.

Belisarius

February 12th, 2013 at 10:42 PM ^

Pretty good summation at top. Somewhere along the line this turned from a team of athletic young dynamos to a team of jump shooters. That's really all you can say about us anymore. The defense is flimsy, the physicality is non-existant and the offense has no Plan B if the jump shots don't fall. We don't even look like we're playing smart anumre, which is never something I thought I'd say about a Beilein team.

B-Nut-GoBlue

February 12th, 2013 at 10:45 PM ^

Well put.  I remember hearing a while back Beilein was quoted as saying he's never had a team like this and he's really learning to just step back and not over-coach this type of team.  I've been wondering the second half of the season (even before this stretch of 3 out of 4 losses) if he's stepped back too much.  This team has no flow.

I'm not jumping off of anything but realisticly, there are flaws with this team and they're becoming mroe apparent each week.  Many times they're hidden, tonight they've been exploited.

AlphaBlue

February 12th, 2013 at 10:44 PM ^

I've been saying it for a month now, this team is LAZY!!! And it's not just on defense way too many guys just standing around waiting for someone else to do something! Disgusting!

77wolverines

February 12th, 2013 at 10:44 PM ^

i cannot recall more than five times in the last 5 games that burke has gone to the rack. grIII doea not deserve to be on the floor right now. on a good note he should enter his name in the mls draft cus he cant create he can just run around

hvsiii

February 12th, 2013 at 10:46 PM ^

I have not seen anything that resembles a good basketball team tonight.  At least they can beat  up on Penn State and give them some confidence.  Not that it will matter much because this team can't rebound or play defense.  

a non emu

February 12th, 2013 at 10:46 PM ^

Wow. That was just brutal. I had to turn that off (haven't done that in a long long time). That was an ass-kicking if ever there was one. This team will not go far in March if they cannot step up their physicality. 

enlightenedbum

February 12th, 2013 at 10:47 PM ^

Just a disaster.  Only hope is that they badly need the week off.

If you don't let us run and can guard Burke, we have issues.  I feel like there aren't many teams outside the Big Ten that can do that, but man.  And the defense has been awful, particularly in the first halves.