Walk-Offs Under John Beilein

Submitted by Brian Griese on January 23rd, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Last night got me thinking: What games under Beilein has Michigan won in which they were behind or tied at the end of the game and scored the game winning basket with one second or less left?

Based upon my recollections and research I came up with the following:

  • Deshawn Sims vs. Savannah State, 2008/2009
  • Glenn Robinson III @. Purdue, 2013/2014
  • Kam Chatman vs. Indiana, 2015/2016
  • Poole Party vs. Houston, 2017/2018
  • Charles Matthews vs. Minnesota, 2018/2019

It is kind of nice to look back after a struggling win last night and recall we needed a walk-off against a Savannah State team which lost 14x that season towards the beginning of Beilein's tenure.  Were there any I may have missed?



January 23rd, 2019 at 9:26 AM ^

For those who saw the post game interview of Matthews after the game winner, am I crazy or did I detect some bitterness about hot having been given the ball on the last play to begin with?

A Lot of Milk

January 23rd, 2019 at 9:28 AM ^

If he actually feels that way, it's pretty unwarranted. 0 for his last like 25 from midrange before last night. Props for having his head up and making a play, but I don't exactly want the guy with one of the highest, if not the highest, turnover rates on the team trying to make his own offense with the game on the line


January 23rd, 2019 at 9:32 AM ^

This is it.  He's a TO machine at times.  Don't want to turn the ball over there.  With Iggy, even though he has his shortcomings, he goes fearless to the basket and usually gets a shot up.  There's a much higher chance he goes hard and gets fouled.  That being said, Iggy really needs to improve his vision on his drives.  Teams are starting to realize he's a black hole and can help without fear of dump offs.  

Gentleman Squirrels

January 23rd, 2019 at 9:52 AM ^

Agreed on Iggy. I was happy to see Iggy snap out of his slump. When he gets going, he's a beast on the field. That being said, there are far too many possessions where he's driving to the basket and gets blocked and has no where to go. If he sees the gap closing, he has to find someone else to pass it to.

Our Offense will get back to normal eventually. It's abnormal for all of Matthews, Iggy, and Poole to slump at the same time and that killed us at Wiscy. If 2 out of 3 are hitting on a given night, with Teske providing a steady stream of points, we should be okay. I would also be happy with Brooks or Johns emerging as an offensive option as well. Brooks reminds me of MAAR in his ability to create his own shot, but he doesn't close it out often enough.


January 23rd, 2019 at 9:48 AM ^

Last year vs Maryland was close with MAAR hitting two free throws to win after Maryland hit a similar 3 to last nights.

Lets not talk about being on the losing end of the buzzer beaters or the ones that didn’t fall for us (Oregon 2017, Indiana 2013, MSU some year at home with DeShawn Sims). 


January 23rd, 2019 at 10:26 AM ^

Is it a walkoff if everyone has to stand around waiting for 10 minutes for officials to decide if it beat both the shot clock and game clock which while close, was clearly off in time. And then give me a heart attack by making the game over sign which appeared to be the basket “no good” sign to which I swore loudly only to discover they meant “game over”


January 23rd, 2019 at 12:12 PM ^

Do the zebras see the same replay as fans? If so I could understand why they were having trouble. The crew didn’t realize they were checking the shot clock, not the game clock. It took them forever to actually freeze frame it when it left Matthews’ hand (or get close), which is what they should have done from the start regardless. 


January 23rd, 2019 at 5:31 PM ^

Usually, it's the same angles they have in the tv truck. All the angles will be ready to review and the refs can ask for a certain angle to be played multiple times. It's usually pretty seamless, but with it being a BTN production, there is usually a problem with communication between the floor, and the truck.