Indiana vs. Michigan thread
That was a stupid shot by Burks.
He def has the intangibles to succeed at the next level
I never knew Michigan uses Robinson Jr to defend every position like they have in this game.
He didn't show up tonight on the offensive end, but I think he should come back, next year and maybe move down to the 2, and guard only 2's and 3's and see how he does. Love Lil Big Dog's potential, but he's been playing out of position offensively and defensively all year.
Earlier, I saw people mentioning Tim Hardaway Jr. being disappointing in the first half, to me, it looked as if he was just playing in the game. In the first half burke was taking tons of ill-advised shots. Hardaway was just moving the ball as he always does, one of the knocks on him.. 'No killer instinct," well in the 2nd half he had a great performance and Burke added a few more ill-advised shots. I like Burke, I love his game, but I think he's better when he's passing first and then scoring. Like CP3.
LOL Dickie V said Mitch McGary would be on his "All- Wide Team"
Zeller is kinda like a emotionless vampire to me, with his very pale skin and unusual very red lips.
It's hilarious to me that your only purpose here seems to be tearing down Cody Zeller. He played a great game.
that the last few seconds are not the time to try your contest-type dunks. He'll start a fight with that at the next level.
Having said that, he was the best player on the court tonight. GR3 wanted no part of him, and Burke could only take 25 footers with Vic guarding him. A better pass on that alley-oop would have brought the house down. I'd love to see a matchup of Oladipo vs McLemore.
Zeller could only manage 19 and 9 with two blocks. What the hell is wrong with that kid? Why can't he ever show up in big games. Guys who can hit with either hand with touch around the basket and run the floor like he can are 12 for ten cents in college. Maybe if he was more tan, he could play better ball.*
Great game. Indiana was the favorite for a good reason. Assembly Hall is a very tough place to play at, definitely the toughest place to play at in the B1G IMO. To win there, the road team has to be 10 points better than IU.
Oladipo was great as usual. That inside out dribble on his drive and dunk was nasty. He's a bit right hand dominant, but he's shown some real flashes of slashing ability. He's a legit 2 way player now. I think he'll start getting some late lotto mentions soon and I'd have no problem with that.
Zeller was the constant in the game for Indiana. Even if he's not getting his touches he can still impact the game just by running the floor, moving off the ball, making himself available and cleaning up mistakes on the o-glass.
Yogi helped set the tone with his 2 early 3's. His shot is coming along nicely. I thought he did a great job handling the ball and distributing. Give him 2 more yrs and I think he'll be the best PG in college ball.
Burke was up and down, scoring in bursts. Indy was going under all the screens and suckered him into being more of a scorer (seems to be a common theme in B1G play vs Michigan) than a passer and he took the bait. He needs to do a better job collapsing the D instead of shooting so many jumpers off the bounce. Technically, that is the correct play when the defense goes under all the time, but he's still gotta mix it up. Indy did a great job switching up the looks and keeping fresh bodies on him. By my count, Trey was guarded by 5 different players.
GR3 was a huge disappointment. Usually he manages to be a factor on at least 1 end of the floor, but he was bad on both ends tonight. It'll be tempting especially with sites putting him in the lotto, but he's a player who I think needs to come back to improve his perimeter skill. He's been fairly productive but I think a lot of that has to do with him being an afterthought on offense after Trey, THJr and Stauskas. He at least needs to improve his handle so he's not relegated to being a Ronnie Brewer type.
Stauskas had an off night. That won't happen often. Maybe he was rattled by the atmosphere. Neutral site, I doubt he goes 1-5 from 3. He's too good of a shooter. Michigan needed one of the freshmen to be a 3rd scorer and neither he nor GR3 showed up.
McGary was impressive. His combination of soft hands and good feet is very intriguing. His defense has been surprising and he has the hands, physicality and motor to be a top notch rebounder (per 40 he's getting like 15 boards). I won't go so far as to say he's a future lotto lock, but I think he'll be taken in the teens whenever he declares. Morgan's not a great player but he does a good job setting screens, rolling and presenting a target. McGary made up for what they didn't have in Morgan a little, but I think if Morgan were healthy Michigan would've been able to use their 2 big lineups instead of rolling with GR3 the entire game.