WBB beats Indiana, 82-57 in B1G Tournament 1st Round

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 6th, 2014 at 6:46 PM

The 7 seed Wolverines take on the 10 seed hoosiers of indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy.

Should Michigan win, they will face 2 seed state tomorrow.

This is most likely the only shot the Women have at an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Go Blue!

EDIT: 9 straight wins over IU.

Comments

freejs

March 6th, 2014 at 7:42 PM ^

This is my first time watching them, but they seem to have some issues valuing the ball. A better team will hammer them for that. They threw like six or seven passes in a row where it seemed like the goal was to just get it past someone's outstretched hand. 

Barnes-Arico really screwed up here waiting for the under 16 timeout. It was obvious that the team was playing terribly, and now they have a chance to hit a FT and cut the lead to 7. 

I don't mean to sound overly critical, but I had mouth surgery earlier today, so I might just be a little cantankerous. 

I've met Barnes-Arico in person and was favorably impressed, for whatever that's worth. 

freejs

March 6th, 2014 at 7:49 PM ^

So we really don't have much beyond this first six, I take it?

On the one hand, the ladies look like they are a bit lacking in discipline - on the other hand, I think they're tired.

 

 

Raoul

March 6th, 2014 at 7:58 PM ^

Barnes Arico has been playing either 6 or 7 for just about the entire Big Ten. Paige Rakers has gotten some playing time, as has Danielle Williams. Williams got injured in the preseason, otherwise she would probably be seeing the floor more. Kelsey Mitchell would have been in the rotation, but she too suffered a preseason injury. The team will be much deeper next season, so hopefully they won't wear down in the late season as they did this year.

freejs

March 6th, 2014 at 8:07 PM ^

I asked above - do they really have no one who can take them more than six deep?

Barnes-Arico looked near death at that timeout, yikes. 

That was nice passing that led to the elbow jumper. 

Yeah, it looks like this team is not going to have enough depth to make a run at MSU with so little recovery time. 

At least they're saying it's just cramps for Goree - she's been fantastic tonight. 

rob f

March 6th, 2014 at 8:07 PM ^

OK?  I just tuned in here and on BTN five minutes ago, and she's been shown now 3 times since then holding here head like she's got a migrane headache.

LSAClassOf2000

March 6th, 2014 at 8:15 PM ^

There's also a rather nasty cold / sinus infection thing going around, and that is what I am struggling to get over. I almost passed out in a meeting on Tuesday, and I've basically worked only limited hours since. I certainly hope she's on the mend soon enough - some of the crud being passed around at the moment is not fun at all. 

freejs

March 6th, 2014 at 8:29 PM ^

Yeah, I say "the flu," but there's some other nasty crap going around. My doctor said I probably have something that is three letters and starts with an R? 

I really, really urge you to not try to work through it. I know two people who did, and they had this shit for 9 and 12 weeks, respectively. 

Definitely stick to limited hours. 

rob f

March 6th, 2014 at 8:19 PM ^

9 consecutive wins for the Michigan Women over IU.  Would I ever love the men to have that long a streak over IU!

Playing THE VICTORS; coach Barnes-Arico finally smiling thru the illness.

freejs

March 6th, 2014 at 8:22 PM ^

And apparently the answer to the "am I intense when watching Michigan play anything?" question, is yes, of course, fucking yes. 

Raoul

March 6th, 2014 at 8:28 PM ^

We'll see tomorrow if the Wolverines can do two things they've never done in the Big Ten Tournament: beat MSU (they're 0-3) and win two games in the same tournament.

rob f

March 6th, 2014 at 8:30 PM ^

but the upcoming game vs. State will be a much much tougher test. 

Even if this team doesn't advance any further, though, they've got some talent to build around, especially in Goree.  She looks like a dominant player in the middle.  But the point made by others above about team ball-handling will continue to be costly unless the rest of the team develops better around Goree.  This team clearly missed the playmaking ability of Jenny Ryan and inside presence of Rachel Sheffer this season.

BEAT STATE!