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06/03/2018 - 6:09pm CrawFord & Walker *

*my guess

05/30/2018 - 5:17pm A Banner Day

Finally got my central air fixed and now Matthews returns!!!!

05/16/2018 - 4:55pm Fullbacks

are obsolete.Just brings one more defender into the box.

05/05/2018 - 8:24pm That's

Felonious assault.Parents should sue School."Hazers" kicked out of School.

04/06/2018 - 8:45pm Poole's Shot By A Mile

10 years from now it will be the 1st thing you think of when someone mentions the 2018 season.

04/06/2018 - 1:21pm 2019 Class

May only have 1 opening unless we have current players tranfer.

04/03/2018 - 1:30pm Tired Legs???

Then why did we start so many games ice cold from 3? Three of our starters are  below average shooters-Z,Livers,Matthews...Good topic for discussion though, OP.

04/03/2018 - 1:11pm Tired Legs or Less Practice Time For Offense?

I'm not sure how much more energy is spent by playing 'tough def' as opposed to 'typical JB def."  I think less practice time on offensive skills factors in as well.Bottom line this team had only 4 shooters and all 4 were inconsistent:Mo-Maar-Duncan-Poole,rest of squad were brick layers.

04/03/2018 - 12:57pm Mo-Maar-Duncan 3 pt stats

Mo same % as last year..MAAR 37.4% this year,37,8 last year..Duncan 3 % points lower this year....Matthews & Z are poor jump shooters at this stage of their careers..Bottom line this years team was not a good jump shooting team.Defense,low # of turn overs got this team as far as it did.A fantastic example of over achieving & top shelf coaching.

04/03/2018 - 12:44am Teske

Will be the 5..Johns the back up 4 & 5.

04/02/2018 - 11:50am April 3,1989

My Nephew was born at the exact moment Rumeal Robinson made the winning FT's.My Sister's last name started with an R,her first 2 sons initials were R.R. I BEGGED her to name my new Nephew Rumeal Robinson R. She refused but I called that kid Rumeal for 2 years but the nick name never caught on.Happy Birthday "Rumeal' R. on Tuesday which I hope will be a day of celebrating a National Championship.

03/27/2018 - 10:35am Mich Haters

Out in full force..."disappointing season if they lose Saturday" (most wins in school history).."No Mich fan base" (filled MSG during BTT & pro Mich crowd in LA)...Fuck every one of you Michigan hating cock suckers..I am taking no shit from any of you jealous pricks.

03/26/2018 - 3:40pm MAAR FT's

I don't see any issue with his mechanics so I'd chalk it up to statistical randomness or just a result of mental fatigue.MAAR plays a lot of minutes, he's played in 40 games this season over a 5 month period.The 6 days off will get his FT's back on track.I'm exhausted myself after 40 games from my couch ,I'm amazed at how our guys maintain their focus.

03/25/2018 - 1:32am 15 Minutes 21 Seconds Without A Made Jump Shot

From 17:43 to 2:22 in 2nd half and sill won with Championship level D.and gritty baskets.

03/19/2018 - 8:40pm It's A Matchup Zone

Not a traditional 2-3.The answer to the OP's question is most Coaches can't teach it well enough to be consistently effective and most don't have the balls to play zone exclusively.A big part of Boheim's philosophy is no one works on Zone Offense as much as his team works on zone defense.Syr zone is similar to Tarkanian's amoeba def.

03/19/2018 - 2:28pm Meanwhile The Guy We Hate On 97.1 Going Off On Izzo

"His post game press conf.was 20 minutes of Izzo playing the martyr....come down off the Cross Tom."

03/19/2018 - 12:20pm Minor Sub Rotation Suggestion

When Wagner gets a foul before the under 16 time out bring in Teske AND Duncan (for Livers) The Z-MAAR-Matthews-Livers-Teske line up is a poor offensive group...I would also consider playing zone at times with both of our bigs against A & M who apparently don't usually shoot well..Wagner can play the 4 spot,I know JB won't do it but that line up would be great def.rebounding group & create some match up issues for A & M.This game boils down  to def. reb and Mich 3 point shooting.

03/18/2018 - 2:44am Rewatching Game Now

Z's def.was top notch,at least 2 of Gray's 3's were when Z not matched up on him and there was the 2nd half 3 in transition when Simmon's wasn't paying attention,that's 9 of Gray's 22 points.

03/18/2018 - 2:07am I Believe 2 Hands Up Means 3 Point Shot

But ref put 1 arm up on the contact then 2 hands to signal it was a 3 point attempt.I'll check with my Ref friends tomorrow.Doesn't matter but Poole was fouled.

03/18/2018 - 2:01am Whoops

Thought I was still on game recap thread.I'm delirious with joy.

03/18/2018 - 1:59am 30 Wins-BTT Tourney Champs-Sweet 16

All gravy from here.

03/18/2018 - 1:54am Ref Had Arm Up For Foul On Poole Shot

Haven't seen that mentioned.

03/17/2018 - 1:51pm Nova Defense

Imagine how good it would be if they did a few Sparty Floor Slaps..*sarcasm.

03/16/2018 - 7:27pm Dirt Bag Coach's For $500 Alex"

"This ribbon wearing hypocrite Coach failed to discipline 2 starters for raping a woman."

03/16/2018 - 1:31pm Is Big 10 Bad?

3 Big 10 teams have struggled against double digit seeds,ACC trounced Big 10,only 4 Tourney teams, poor non conf.performance.Most are blaming "rust" but maybe,just maybe the Big 10 isn't very good this year..Stay tuned.

03/12/2018 - 11:50am Tourney Keys For Mich

1.Mo avoiding foul trouble..2.Def Rebs.,especially vs. NC.Def Reb stats have been good this year so hopefully that continues...3.FT's ,especially in end game with lead scenarios.The 'talking head blow hards' will say 3 point shooting is key but even though it's up & down for stretches within games it usually ends up around 35% by games end.Don't be shocked if we see S.D.St. in 2nd game,they hit boards hard like NC but obviously not as much talent.

03/12/2018 - 10:46am Sorry Brian But

NC is not "the weakest 2."

03/10/2018 - 12:50pm Like It Or Not

MSU will be ahead of Mich in final seeding.I think our 3 losses to LSU-NW-Neb are factors you're ignoring.I don't totally agree with the reasoning but that's how it will play out.

03/10/2018 - 12:35pm Cincy

Don't we want them to win to prevent MSU from getting a 2? NC-Duke-Purdue are 'locks' on the 2 line,if Cincy falls it would be MSU moving up to 2 not Mich.

03/10/2018 - 9:46am Issue v Duke Isn't Zone

It will be their bigs getting Mo into foul trouble,I realize that's always an issue with Mo but active big it's more likely to happen.I'm not saying we can't beat Duke.

03/10/2018 - 8:12am 3rd Seed v Duke or NC

In Sweet 16 barring upsets.I don't see much mystery.

03/09/2018 - 3:09pm Rooting For Bama & Now Georgia (over Kentucky)

What a difference between BB & FB

03/09/2018 - 2:51pm Main Take Away

After watching multiple League Tourney games this week my main take away is Mich BB is a much more aesthetically pleasing brand of ball.I'm seeing an epidemic of low quality shots taken,a rash of turn overs and generally sloppy play akin to rec ball...A 2nd observation is the significant talent advantage teams like NC & Duke have over us (not saying Mich couldn't beat either)....God Bless John Beilein for providing Mich BB fans a high quality brand of ball,consistantly doing more with less and doing it without breaking any rules...Also,am I only one who got sick of ESPN's day long pimping for ND to get into the NCAA Tourney? Today's ESPN project is mentioning the upcoming NC-Duke game tonite..*Dammit even I just gave a plug to that game.

03/09/2018 - 11:34am Glad My Rooting For Texas Ordeal

Is over, what a disorganized,plays no

03/08/2018 - 2:24pm Sparty Floor Slaps

I'm retired,I go to a gym that has  a handful of Sparty fans.Since Saturday upon entering the gym I assume a perfct defensive stance and slap the floor.I'm enjoying my retirement.

03/06/2018 - 6:40pm The 'Hard Hedge' Is

Dumb..In the olden days when I coached the hedger's job was to flash  into the dribblers path  forcing him to take a wider path which gives the ball defender enough time to fight over ball screen and regain leverage on the ball.Shoulders were always parallel to the baseline..In modern day ball the hedger stays to long (especially when a big) and their shoulders are often parallel with sideline...The 1st 3 video's are examples of over hedging,you might as well just double team the ball if you're going to hedge for that long...I did enjoy watching Purdue's bigs running around like  chickens with their heads cut off....NOTE-Most of modern day ball is light years ahead of the old ways,especially on offense but you'll never convince me that 'over hedging' is a good defensive concept.

03/06/2018 - 5:31pm Notice

How Mich players instantly make the correct read on the fly,that isn't as easy as it looks and requires a lot of work in Prof.Beilein's Lab.

03/05/2018 - 10:36am Mich Has

More good wins than MSU but Mich also has more "bad losses" All of MSU losses were to top 15 or so teams,damn you NW if you didn't piss your pants in 2nd half v.MSU we'd have a better chance to get to LCA.

03/04/2018 - 10:40pm Outstanding Perimeter Defense

The Purdue shooters had no room to operate.Only 4 made three's!!!! Mich is a better defensive team than the EL floor slappers.Just smacked two likely 2 Seeds.

03/03/2018 - 7:37pm Mich more turn overs than Sparty

Mich didn't shoot particularly well,Wagner had a goose egg at half and you whiny bitches still lost by 11hahahahhahahahahhahhahahhahhah ..MSU is an over rated team that plays sub par defense.

03/03/2018 - 5:29pm No Fluke

Mich stats were sub par for them: 10/9 assist to turn over ratio...9-25 from 3....MSU only had 8 turn overs which is low for them..MSU had 16 more fg attempts than Mich due to a good day on off.boards...MSU fatal flaw is no legit 5 man and overall a poor outside shooting team...Mich won with very good defense....Bottom line Mich won by 11 on a day when offense was a smidge below normal efficiency...MSU is a fraud-Mich is legit.

03/02/2018 - 8:01pm Favorite Part Of Today's Game

Neb goes zone late in 1st half with great results,Mich begins to pull away in 2nd half ,timeout  Neb ,Neb goes back to zone ,Mich gets 8 points in 3 possessions,another timeout Neb....JB & staff can make halftime adjustments.

03/01/2018 - 6:54pm If Only

Mo or MAAR could have just donated $40 to get back in the game.

03/01/2018 - 6:36pm 2018 Mich Rule # 2

A Mo foul in first 90 seconds means it's going to be a bad 1st half.

03/01/2018 - 6:27pm Am I The Only One

who believes Dick Head Delaney ordered the BTN to mention every 5 minutes how great it is that Tourney is being played in MSG? Drinking game challenge if you dare.

03/01/2018 - 6:24pm Matthews

Playing smarter and contributing on offense which means Poole can play more at the 2 spot...Z without MAAR in there is troublesome...Guards-Z,MAAR,Poole...Wings-Matthews-Livers-Duncan...The bad call block-charge foul on Mo prevented Mich from blowing them out the door.(Key bad call of the game) had many to choose from...End of regulation was a nightmare:Bad possesion up 6 (late clock Z 3) ,5 second call and MAAR miss FT up 3 with 10 secs.left.Classic ugly win but we'll take it.

03/01/2018 - 3:27pm BTN on WOW Cable

Anyone else have no picture?

03/01/2018 - 1:18pm Mary or Wis v MSU?

I'll take Wis because they seem to be on the rise while Mary looks worse every time I see them play.Neither has much of a chance tomorrow.

02/26/2018 - 6:13pm NCAA Confirms

Coach K.does in fact have a dog named Blue but could not verify whether he was walking Blue last Saturday morning.

02/25/2018 - 10:01am Coach K.Doing

His best Jim Tressel.imitation.Scary how gullible some/many people are.