Game 17: Iowa at Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt
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Post Game:

  • These games are just becoming painful to watch. Iowa didn’t look like they were a better team per-say but Michigan is just missing that “it” it seems like.
  • Far too many times UM would play great defense for 33 seconds and then give up a dunk in the last 2 seconds of the shot clock.
  • Manny hasn’t seemed himself the last two games and I am sure the foot injury has had a lot to do with that but this team needs him to play well to win. Period. If Manny isn’t scoring this team is not going to beat anyone.
  • Getting out rebounded 25 to 37 is terrible as well, Manny was the leading rebounder on the team again with 6.
  • Gibson played a good offensive game but is just too soft on the glass.
  • Seems like the same story, Michigan plays well for spurts, one player dominates (Freeman 28 points) , get outrebounded, poor shooting, another loss…
  • In terms of visitors besides the football guys – Stuart Douglass, Jordan Morgan, and Brad Guinane were all there.

Pre-Game: Big game tonight, we all know about the visitors and Terrelle Pryor in particular but this is a big game for Michigan’s season. Another very tough stretch is coming up for Michigan and getting a win here would be huge. A couple quick thoughts on the game:

  • Manny’s injury, game time decision. Scary, scary news. Need him to play to win this game I think.
  • Iowa is not an offensive powerhouse but we seem to always let someone run wild, my prediction: Tony Freeman.
  • Last years Iowa collapse still hurts, probably one of the most painful losses of the Tommy Amaker era. Would be nice to get some revenge.
  • Heard rumors that tonights game is close to a sell out… I will have to see it to believe it.
  • UMHoops Prediction with Manny: UM 72-Iowa 66, Without Manny: Iowa 66-UM 60.
  • UPDATE on Manny: UMHoops now believes Manny will play, the question is how effective will he be. The injury is from the Illinois game (in which he struggled) so who knows how effective he will be. Kid is a warrior.
  • RB

    I don’t understand why Grady isn’t getting more PT. Not only should he be starting, he should be playing as much as possible. God bless Lee and Merrit, but they should only be playing when Grady needs a break.

    Grady is the quickest player we’ve had in years. He seems to give great effort with a great attitude. The most impressive time I have seen our offense this year was at Duke when Grady continously beat his man off the dribble and dished out for wide open 3’s (which we missed). I feel he can do some of that on most nights.

    He definately is still adjusting to college ball and struggles at times, but to me, that is another reason why he needs to play more. We don’t really need to groom walk-on upperclassmen for the future.

    Does anyone know why his PT is so low? Was there an incident I didn’t hear of?

    If the reason he isn’t playing is because he struggles at the bottom of the 1-3-1, then that is just ridicullous. If that is the case, then you stop playing that defense. It is more important to get your only scholarship PG on the floor. TIme to start competing for wins. There has been enough time to work on the 1-3-1.

  • I would agree that Grady should get more playing time. I think the energy he provided was the key to the late push against Iowa.
    I also wonder if they couldn’t do some slight variations on the 1-3-1 to throw the opposition for a loop. It seemed to me that Iowa really struggled against the 1-3-1 early on, but seemed to figure it out in the second half. If we had some other defense (other than a straight man) to go to, it might help.

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