Michigan was overpowered by a bigger, stronger, and more experienced Charleroi team, 90-60. Despite some flashes of good play, Michigan couldn’t compete in the second half as the game slipped away. Post game interviews.
Now Michigan will head over to Paris to see the sights before wrapping their trip up later this week with a pair of games: Wednesday vs. Oostande (2:30 pm et) and Thursday vs. Mons (1 pm et).
You can see the full box score here, but here’s a snap shot:
And here are the four factors stats:
And finally some quick thoughts:
- Michigan really struggled with Charleroi’s pressure defense, as they turned it over on 24% of their possessions. Morris struggled with foul trouble (four in the first half) which means that Douglass and Akunne probably got more PG duty than would be ideal.
- On a per possession basis, Michigan is really having trouble scoring overseas. Part of this might have to do with the shot clock causing more rushed shots.
- Michigan shot the ball much better from three point range today but it’s obvious that they had problems inside with Charleroi’s size – shooting only 34% on two point field goal attempts.
- Holy crap look at all the fouls. Both of Michigan’s five men picked up four fouls in around 14 minutes. Without seeing the game it’s tough to decipher whether this is something Michigan has to work on or if it’s just the way they call the game in Belgium.
- Tim Hardaway Jr. led the team in scoring and also notched three assists. I’m most impressed by his six defensive rebounds. Manny Harris was a great rebounder from the wing (minus the last couple months of his career) and Michigan needs someone to fill that defensive rebounding gap.
- Evan Smotrycz scored all nine of his points in the first quarter but it looks like he went pretty cold afterwards.
- Smotrycz, Horford, and Morgan all did a nice job on the glass. Horford is the one guy that seems to have a nose for the ball on the offensive glass. McLimans definitely appears to be the weakest rebounder of the bunch – he also missed all three two point attempts.
- Jon Horford hit a three? I think he hit one in a practice video as well so he’s certainly looking to develop his shot.