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03/17/2019 - 9:52pm They took the ball away from…

They took the ball away from us with 13 seconds left and then didn't call a foul when MSU wanted to foul with 6 seconds left, so actually yes, they did take away our chance to win.

If you want to argue that we should have finished the game off earlier, fine, but that doesn't justify those (no-)calls.

03/17/2019 - 9:39pm I don't know what his pro…

I don't know what his pro stock is but whatever it is, he's probably maximized it at this point. 

03/17/2019 - 9:37pm Did anyone try an outside…

Did anyone try an outside shot

How drunk are you?

03/17/2019 - 9:20pm Actually, as the first two…

Actually, as the first two games showed, that was not the only way MSU could beat us.  The other games they destroyed us in the paint.

03/17/2019 - 9:18pm We don't normally give up a…

We don't normally give up a lot of open threes.  The problem with MSU is basically that Winston is really good at everything, including floor vision.  They set lots of ball screens for him that force the defense to make a tough choice.  Usually the opposing big man switches on to him, but he frequently is able to find his big man rolling to the basket with a mismatch.  Then, to avoid getting destroyed with uncontested dunks inside, teams rotate another defender . . . but that guy must come from somewhere, and often it's the shooter on the wing.  Or, Winston blows by the big guy and the defense either watches him shoot a layup or rotates a defender onto him - again, usually the one covering the shooter on the wing.  

03/17/2019 - 7:46pm Oh I think we completely…

Oh I think we realized it.  I knew a lot of people who went to those two.

03/17/2019 - 7:44pm I suggest that MGoBlog…

I suggest that MGoBlog switch around these two articles on the front page - put the article on our NCAA seeding at the top.  This game's in the past.  The tourney is up in front of us.

03/17/2019 - 7:30pm I'm loving the prospect of…

I'm loving the prospect of playing in SoCal again.  Let's get back there guys!

03/17/2019 - 7:26pm If northernmich isn't a…

If northernmich isn't a troll, he's one of those guys (like Maizen) who absolutely must win a dumb internet argument, to the point where he's genuinely conflicted when Michigan plays, as if we win he might look wrong on the internet, and he can't have that.

03/17/2019 - 6:51pm What position do you want…

What position do you want him to play?  He's a natural 4.

03/17/2019 - 6:48pm You know that they play…

You know that they play totally different positions right?

03/17/2019 - 6:46pm The committee watched the…

The committee watched the officiating hose job today and treated MSU accordingly.

Bracket don't lie. 

03/17/2019 - 6:22pm The best-case is that they…

The best-case is that they give Poole three FTs.  But even if we're inbounding, I'll take that over the refs swallowing their whistle.

03/17/2019 - 6:17pm This guy thinks it's SO COOL…

This guy thinks it's SO COOL to trash our players.

https://mgoblog.com/users/wolverine52389

03/17/2019 - 6:10pm Of course it would be easier…

Of course it would be easier to score if the refs:

1) don't miss a clear hook-and-hold on Tillman with 50 seconds left 

2) don't overturn an out-of-bounds call on really sketchy evidence

3) call a foul when MSU was trying to foul

03/17/2019 - 6:01pm No, it was about 5 seconds…

No, there was about 5 seconds left.   The reversed out-of-bounds call was the one with 13 seconds.

03/17/2019 - 5:53pm We got a fair whistle.


Did…

We got a fair whistle.

Did you turn the game off at halftime?

 

03/17/2019 - 2:47pm He seems to be the one guy…

He seems to be the one guy without a glaring weakness this year.

He's a 6'7" guy with iffy ballhandling/passing abilities.  He's got to improve those (significantly) before he becomes a pro prospect.

03/17/2019 - 2:46pm Why are you asking now?  

Why are you asking now?  

03/16/2019 - 10:34pm Dude, he IS the "better…

Dude, no high school competition really matters for his development.  He'd be drafted by an NBA team right now if they could.  The benefit of going to a place like IMG is very marginal in his case.  Unless he shrinks or suddenly forgets how to shoot, he's not going to stop being a top prospect.  

03/16/2019 - 9:10pm He rolled his ankle today…

He rolled his ankle today and it seemed to affect him in the first half.  Second half he looked his usual self.  BTW, it was a great game.  Lincoln won on a buzzer-beater jumper after a long rebound.

03/16/2019 - 9:03pm He could move, but he's…

He could move, but he's already the top-ranked player in his class nationally, so there's not a ton of upside to doing that.

03/16/2019 - 9:01pm I've seen him play a few…

I've seen him play a few times.  He's still really thin (no surprise, he's 15 years old) and may not be completely comfortable absorbing contact (hence all the fadeaways) but man is he skilled.  Besides his NBA shooting range, every game he unleashes a couple of moves to the basket that are just nasty.  Incidentally he seems like a pretty unselfish guy - despite his high shooting totals, when you watch him, you don't feel like he monopolizes the ball.  Lincoln this year had a lot of seniors and he still deferred to them a bit.  Next year - assuming he's still there - he might put up insane numbers.

03/16/2019 - 12:12am In order to get to the Final…

In order to get to the Final Four, you've got to get past the first weekend.

03/16/2019 - 12:03am Well it's not quite the same…

Well it's not quite the same team.  Matthews got hurt in the first MSU game and didn't play in the second.  Although he shot poorly, he defended great today and his minutes helped keep others fresh.

Plus it's tournament time.

03/15/2019 - 11:48pm We should just call it the…

We should just call it the Beilein Invitational.

03/15/2019 - 11:44pm He's 12-0 in opening BTT…

In fact he's 12-0 in opening BTT games and 7-1 in NCAA tournament openers.

03/15/2019 - 11:42pm I’d like to point out how…

I’d like to point out how convenient it is that MSU gets almost 24 hours rest amd UM gets half that.

Well, they're the top seed.  But they play a higher-seeded opponent while we get the #7 seed playing its third game in three days.  I wouldn't want to swap with them.

03/10/2019 - 12:59am Beilein, dude.  E before I…

Beilein, dude.  E before I both times.

03/08/2019 - 5:02pm So the MGoThread calling for…

So the MGoThread calling for Barnes Arico to be fired was our Maverick Morgan moment?

03/07/2019 - 12:20pm They're playing really well…

They're playing really well but is this just going to leave them in the no man's land of the first round/middle NBA draft?

03/06/2019 - 5:33pm but the reason we don't want…

but the reason we don't want a player to foul out is because then he can't play, which is the same outcome as autobench.  

Not exactly.  Autobench sits a guy relatively early in the game.  The objective is to preserve the player for the end of the game, when possessions are at their highest leverage point. 

You may say "a basket is a basket" but one with 15 minutes to go barely changes a win probability while one with 1 minute to go massively swings things.  Beilein wants his best players on the floor for those final possessions and I can't argue with that.

03/06/2019 - 5:30pm I'm at peace with last year…

I'm at peace with last year's game.  Nova was just the better team.  

2013 sticks in my craw though.

03/06/2019 - 5:18pm What does it matter, really?…

What does it matter, really?  

03/06/2019 - 5:08pm What is the origin of this…

What is the origin of this joke?  I've wondered this forever, but can never get an answer...

03/04/2019 - 5:32pm What is the origin of this…

What is the origin of this joke?  I’ve always wondered.

03/04/2019 - 3:18pm Darius Morris?

Darius Morris?

03/03/2019 - 7:02pm I don't think it's actually…

I don't think it's actually that difficult of a shot.  It uses a natural sweeping motion and you don't really need your legs under you to shoot it.  

The mystery is why more players don't think to adopt it.

03/03/2019 - 6:55pm I don't think it's actually…

I don't think it's actually that difficult of a shot.  It uses a natural sweeping motion and you don't really need your legs under you to shoot it.  

The mystery is why more players don't think to adopt it.

03/03/2019 - 11:11am This "plan" is like…

This "plan" is like amputating your foot to get rid of a hammer toe.

03/03/2019 - 10:57am Bielien's


12 years he's…

Bielien's

For 12 years he's been our coach . . . you can learn his name.

03/03/2019 - 10:56am This is some epic…

This is some epic revisionism.  In DJ's sophomore year, the talk on this very board was that he would never crack the rotation and should probably transfer.

03/02/2019 - 1:31pm Fernando is going to…

Fernando is going to literally eat him?  Talk about the refs losing control of the game...

03/01/2019 - 5:51pm Yes, damn this team with a 6…

Yes, damn this team with a 6-man rotation and shaky outside shooting for being only 25-4 (best record in the Beilein era) and not 29-0!

03/01/2019 - 4:46pm Even this year, Charles…

Even this year, Charles Matthews gets referred to as The Kentucky Transfer every single game.

FIFY...

03/01/2019 - 6:50am You don't need to film…

You don't need to film yourself doing that.  We'll take your word for it.

03/01/2019 - 6:50am No, you still play at least…

No, you still play three games (if you win).  The last two years we had a single-bye and played four.

You're currently projecting us to lose the BTT final.

02/28/2019 - 9:25pm This is our best 29-game…

This is our best 29-game start under Beilein and one of the best in school history.

02/28/2019 - 9:24pm that doesn't have a national…

that doesn't have a national title to his resume yet

He has lots of other titles of course.

02/27/2019 - 8:08pm Diacritics.  It's (dia…

Diacritics.  It's (dia)critical to know the difference between the noun and adjective forms.