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Because every pre season magazine I saw had UM in the top 10 and the favorite to win the Legends
Oh and that's cute. Which team failed less?? Lol
Sounds to me like you need to start reading different magazines.
And then there were three.
I love the fact that a 15 point win gets trolled. Digging deep there.
Yep. We led almost wire to wire and never lost control of the game. And we won by 15. But that's no longer good enough. Who would have guessed?
Just going by what I saw. 4 scorers basically playing entire time, no real bench, almost no bench scoring
Assuming we'll see that same strategy on Sunday
Okay, not trolling.
Did UM really only have 4 scorers?
That's an interesting mix of very impressive and potentially disastrous, IMO. What do you UM guys honestly think about it?
What if one of those guys gets injured? Or, perhaps more likely, what if Stauskas gets a little tired come the end of the season, and his shot struggles because of it? I'm not wishing either of these on UM (other than shooting struggles against the good guys), but they have to be concerns, right? Even if only mild ones?
Maybe I'm just so used to MSU's style, where we usually don't rely so heavily on 4 guys to score. Idk, what do you guys think?
laconophilia is everywhere...
Yes. Robinson, Stauskas, Burke, and Hardaway. McGary's 2 points don't count because its contrary to Cope's point.
Oh. And never mind about McGary and Morgam's combined 17 rebounds. Totally meaningless.
Edit: btw, my dickish tone is not intended for you Jandy. You asked a question based on Copes flaming turd of a troll.
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No concern. I do appreciate you and cope being concerned for us though.
Oh, I'm not concerned at all.
You have to admit it's at least unusual. Is there a reason it happened this game? Did Nebraska do something different? Or was it just an off shooting night for a few people on the team or something?
I'm asking, basically, if Nebraska did something that can be recreated, or if it was just an off night, or if it was something else entirely?
Nebraska ran an even tighter bench. Their coach used his timeouts well to give his starters a breather, which also gave the Michigan starters a breather.
As for the scoring, the offense doesn't run through the Morgan or McGary and the guards Albrecht and Levert missed their shots.
Michigan had one of their worst offensive games of the year, and they won by 15. I am almost suprised that cope isn't pointing out how the Michigan defense held Nebraska to 33.9% from the field. He said that was the more important than the offense scoring...
With the regular season just over half finished (16 games), Stauskus is shooting 46-88 52% from the 3-point line. He is taking 5.5 shots per game. With 15 regular season games left, Stauskus would have to shot these following numbers to get the following averages.
To shoot 50%, he has to go 40-83 (48%) for the rest of the season.
To shoot 45%, he has to go 31-83 (37%) for the rest of the season.
To shoot 40%, he has to go 23-83 (28%) for the rest of the season.
Why did only 7 MSU players take shots? Are you concerned about the lack of depth on the team?
Why did only 5 MSU players score in this game? You have to admit it's at least unusual. Is there a reason it happened this game? Did Texas do something different? Or was it just an off shooting night for a few people on the team or something?
I think the reason is Nebraska clogged the middle in an effort to take away any easy buckets from the inside. The did a good job of pressuring the ball too. I don't remember too many wide open shots. And obviously is was a cool night for the shooters.
Can it be reproduced? Sure, if you pressure the ball, take away the inside, and hope Morgan, McGary, Albrecht , and Levert combine for 1 make on only 9 shots between the 4 of them.
Nebraska dictated the tempo for the whole game practically. It seemed to throw Michigan off of their game a bit, and ultimately led to Michigan's four best players doing all of the scoring. I don't think that Michigan will normally let other team's set the tempo though, so unless this becomes a pattern I'm not particularly worried.
Yes, we had our worst shooting night of the year and didn't lead by 20-something early. Prior to last night, our worst shooting night was still better than the national average, so that's something to keep in mind.
If we had only 4 scorers multiple games early in the season, I would be concerned. As is, we've played 16 games before this happened, have 4 guys averaging double figures, the #1 offensive efficiency in the country, Morgan & McGary are cleaning up the glass, and we have solid back-up play from Lavert, McGary, Spike and Horford could've played last night, they're just being safe with him.
It was a bad shooting night against a team that really wanted to slow the game down. It was a 57 possession game, our lowest of the year. I'll take a 15 point win on an off night, even if it is Nebraska.
You can't be serious.
I think you're onto something here. Nebraska has laid the blueprint. If Izzo studies the film closely and copies what Nebraska did, there's no reason you guys can't lose by 15 points, too.
Most were good answers. A couple of you seemed genuinely annoyed that I asked an honest question (MrWood, xxmgo). But that's fine, no problem. I was just asking b/c it struck me as unusual. I guess I hadn't realized that there was a full 6 ppg difference between the 4th and 5th scorers on the team. Admittedly, that could be perfectly normal, I'm really not sure. It just struck me as odd, so I figured I'd ask about it.
I didn't realize that a couple of you would be so defensive about it. My bad.
Not annoyed at all, just pointing out how stupid the cope troll attempt was, once again. You jumped on board without realizing that just a few games ago MSU had a game with only 5 scorers similar to Michigan's last game. I realize you don't usually start things like that, that is why I added the /sarcasm.
To answer your question about that, yes, I did find it extremely odd that only five players scored for MSU. Trice had a rare off-night and Valentine didn't score either. I would be shocked if that happened again. If it did, however, I'd immediately start looking for similarities between that game and the Texas game, and see if this was something that MSU may struggle with in the future.
Also let's not forget those 18 Fouls for Nebraska vs 7 for UM
Neb 3-7 from the FT line
UM 17-26 from the FT line
Love that home cooking
For the love of everything holy stop quoting cope.
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
Seems completely doable
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