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Why do you think he only played 8 minutes? Unless there's some unknown injury. He can't catch the ball or make lay ups right now. And his interior defense was sorely missed down the stretch.
Okay your missing the point. We just lost so sorry if im hurting your feelings by calling this team weak. Anyone who has watched this team play all year can see that.
As a NY Giants fan, I'm a big believer in the Big Tuna's famous saying "You are what your record says you are."
Yes, this team could've been outright B1G Champions.
Yes, this team could've been the #1 seed in the B1G Tournament.
Yes, this team could've been in contention for a #1 seed.
But it isn't.
Michigan needs to work on fundamentals, improve team cohesiveness, and get ready for the NCAAT. If this team makes a deep run, then it will be remembered for what it accomplished at the end and not everything it didn't accomplish in the middle.
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Style of play imo.
Wisconsin has bigs that can come out to the perimeter and shoot 3s. That's the type of versatility that makes Wisky difficult to defend. Morgan isn't suited to contest those perimeter shots because he'st not as tall as Horford and McGary.
(Sidenote: Mark Donnal is similar to Wisconsin's bigs in that he can play in the post and shoot from the perimeter. I'm excited to see him play for us.)
I don't disagree with any of this.
But there are people itt acting like this team is actually bad, saying we have no chance, saying they hate the team, saying we're gonna lose in the first round. That's absurd and those people need to take a step back and get some perspective.
lol I'm not missing any points. I also think Morgan has had a terrible last few games. But that's due to a lack of confidence. I know who he is as a player.
I won't however go as far as calling him a "big for nothing pussy." That's my point. There's no need to take it to that level especially when, like I said, you'd never dream of saying this to his face.
Funny I was thinking that exact same thing in regards to Donnal. This team is missing that kind of hybrid big man who's both big and athletic enough to guard a Ryan Evans.
if a foul was called when Craft got raped and if Harris didnt throw the ball away for MSU that could be two losses. I't can go both ways. Look I'm not calling you out for being super optimistic. sure I'm happy this team isn't the worst in the big ten anymore. I expect that though and expect them to great.
Oh I think your just being a little easy on the guy. Saying that its just a matter of lack of confidence that is a joke. He has been the same player for the last 3 years has not gotten any better at all. Look im sorry to call the guy that but he just plays soft.
These are all really fair points. It does go both ways and when you have a preseason top 5 team who starts off 18-0 you'll have high expectations. I think we all just forgot this is a young team playing in the toughest, and probably best conference in America.
I think this is a Sweet 16 team, but I hadn't said that itt. Literally the only thing I've said is that we won't lose in the first round and have a chance to make a run. That's "super optimistic" now? wut?
Im ready for football.
I'm ready for the NCAAT.
This team will surprise you guys.
Good post and that is exactly what I am suffering from.
@ inuyesta I'll retract my statement of hating this team. Honestly though man, I really do hate all aspects of the way they play the game of basketball. The offense they run, there lack of any kind of post presence, and the defense. I grew up playing a completely different way. It's hard for me to accept.
If history is repetitive, then things are falling into place...
My issue with Coach Beilein comes from watching a guy like Stauskas do absolutely jack crap 80% of the time. AND THAT'S BEEN THE CASE ALL YEAR!!!
If Stauskas is open, he can hit the three. But God forbid anyone covers him. He won't do a damn thing to get himself open. And his defense is infuriating. That hasn't changed one iota all season, and for that, I blame the coach. Hell, if Stauskas gave the appearance that he was trying harder, I would credit Coach B. But as it is, the kid jogs around like he has been all season and yet he's still on the floor.
What a disheartening loss.
I wouldn't hold my breath there if I was you. This team is about ready to pack it in.
I hope that we are the 3 seed that Joe Lunardi picked in this bracket. With Gonzaga the 1 and Miami the 2.
I agree but we would have to play Miami in the sweet 16 and that would be a lost for sure.
way to stay optimistic!
i am not that big of a hoops guy, but i've watched enough to see that anything can/does happen in the tourney...
there is no clear cut, unbeatable team in the country this year and everybody has some weaknesses...
best of luck!
Duke with Ryan Kelly seems like the only borderline unbeatable team. The Blue Devils are undefeated when he has played a game.
i like our chances against miami actually
I'll save u the time. Duke and Indly will play for the NC with Duke wining it all. No one will be able to match up with Dukes line up of Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly.
Payne and Nix say
you're probably right, however, in hoops you just gotta get hot for a couple big games and you're right in it...
not saying um (or osu either) will be that team, but anybody in the top 15 (or so) can go all the way...
you refer to duke and indy but look who they lost to...
i do agree that teams like duke and indy are less likely to sleep on anyone in the tourney because when you lose you're out, but teams like um and osu fight harder knowing the same possible outcome is at stake...
the big ten was brutal this year and i suspect our teams will make a lot of noise in the coming weeks...
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