Game 1: Hillsdale at Michigan Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 86, Wayne State 43-22

It’s a banner day in Ann Arbor as the Wolverines will raise last year’s Big Ten Championship banner to the rafters before tipping off the new season against Hillsdale. The game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast online by ESPN3. Join the discussion in the comments section below before, during and after Michigan’s season opener. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)

Pre-Game Reading:

  • Steve2081

    I’d say it’s probably more important to OSU that Russell lives up to the hype.

  • jakelam2116

    Favorite play of season’s 1st half? Definitely that Kam steal and drive — with the behind-the-back dribble — for the contested layup with the body control. Showed a lot of his promise in 4 seconds.

  • geoffclarke

    Can anyone tell me if the game is going to be re-aired later?

    • jakelam2116

      Pretty sure you can watch ESPN3 games after the fact.

  • kam

    walton why help off him THAT much

  • kam

    We over help wayyyyyy to much

  • Cory

    I have no idea what Walton is doing on D.

  • kam

    Of ball defense.. We leave shooters with too much space.

  • kam

    Theres really no reason to help off the dribble. These players shouldn’t be beating us to the hoop.

    • MGoTweeter

      i think the issue is helping/switching on screens moreso than helping on penetration

      • kam

        Our screen defense has been awful

  • MLaw

    Teams shooting 56% from 3pt will be pretty tough to beat over the season. We just have to recognize that they are drifting to those corners in the same way we are.

  • gobluemd16

    Kam’s defense is a problem

    • MGoTweeter

      irvin has been only slightly better. lots to clean up

  • Steve2081

    nice pass!

    And finish!

  • kam

    irvin beat on the cut

  • kam

    the slip cuts on the Pick and role is killing us

    • MLaw

      JB will have plenty of points of emphasis on defense this week. If we don’t figure these out come big 10 season, we will get eaten alive. It’s tough to out shoot layups.

  • kam

    why are we leaving shooters open???? Ball screen defense is bad

  • kam

    Caris impressive

  • kam

    He cut right in front of your face, donnall…

  • Justin Harbin

    Beilein wasn’t kidding this team has ALOT to work on defensively good lord.

  • devdawg

    our defense has been much better with wilson in

    • devdawg

      his length makes it much harder to get the long crosscourt passes when he hedges the screen

  • Alex

    It’s the first game of the season. There have been a lot of flashes but this is closer than expected. Still it’s the first game. This team will get better. We’ll know a lot more in two weeks. It is really good these guys got the Europe experience and have two more home games to get acclimated before the tests in Brooklyn and back home against Cuse.

  • MLaw

    Obviously can’t play like this later in the season, but I”m excited to see what we have to work with. The areas from improvement are things that can be fixed. This season will hinge on how consistent those improvements can be. We cannot fix one thing and forget about something else.

  • kam

    Cut across Kams face again..Hes really gotta work on that!

  • Figure that Caris LeVert will get a triple double at some point this year. 20 points, eight boards and nine assists right now.

    • kam

      He’s done for tonight

    • kam

      Zero turnovers is very impressive too

  • gobluemd16

    Defense was a huge issue. Pretty much all they could do was shoot 3’s (catch and shoot mostly), yet we had tons of problems on switches and losing our men off the ball. I know it is the first game but that has to get cleaned up NOW. I thought Wilson was actually really good, I am surprised he didn’t more minutes. Especially at the 4, where I did not like Kam’s performance. Lots to build on for sure, solid game on offense. Zak and Caris looked phenomenal offensively, imo.