Game 12: Coppin State at Michigan Open Thread

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Michigan has a chance to bounce back this evening against Coppin State at the Crisler Center. The 1-9 Eagles head to Ann Arbor in search of their first win over a Division I foe this season while Michigan is searching for its first victory since December 2nd. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at the Crisler Center with Big Ten Network handling the broadcast.

Join the open thread before, during and after the game in the comments section below.

Pregame Reading

  • Wayman Britt

    I would love to see UM hit at least greater than 40% on three’s tonight.

  • Cory

    I would just like to see a win tonight.

  • Richmond_Eric

    Make the extra pass, hit the open shot.

  • arete

    I had gotten used to seeing UM in the top bar on espn. Now we are nowhere to be seen, which is quite frustrating. I am not expecting anything more than a confidence sapping narrow win today.

  • MGoTweeter

    baby steps. hoping to see a little progress and some consistency. Let’s Go Blue!

  • Dustin Stone

    Please please plzzzzz! Shoot a decent percentage and take care of the ball!

  • Chezaroo

    We should have a lot of paint points tonite, IMO. Let’s actually see some movement and flow, and not another edition of who can launch a three first.

  • Jrblue

    stream?

  • MGoTweeter

    ok. good start. getting to the rim

  • Easy points! how about it.

  • Wayman Britt

    Too bad we can’t play coppin 10 times a year.

  • Dustin Stone

    atta boys

  • Wayman Britt

    Love Doyle

  • Dustin Stone

    YES! 1-3-1

  • Chezaroo

    Paint points as predicted. Very weak opposition, but we’ll take it

  • Chezaroo

    Got Northwestern twice. Will that work?

  • Transition points even… what team is this!?!?

    • Chezaroo

      The opposition is the key

      • Obviously… but good for this group to just see the ball go in the basket.

        • Chezaroo

          Think this team has given up triple digits a couple times.

          • Six… they play fast and they don’t play much defense.

  • MGoTweeter

    michigan getting to the rim more than they have in weeks. irvin also contributing more on the glass which is a good sign. gotta keep up the aggressiveness.

  • Dustin Stone

    Finally. Some energy from this team.

  • Chezaroo

    That’s his future

  • Wayman Britt

    Donnal is a great shot if he has time to get his shot off

    • Yep. He looks much more aggressive since getting benched.

      • Chezaroo

        He can help this team. Needs more minutes and 5-6 attempts each game going forward

    • MGoTweeter

      if he keeps making those, the slip screen is really going to open up

  • MGoTweeter

    really like that levert isnt settling. he could have jacked up a bunch of open jumpers but he is getting into the paint instead

  • Coppin State busts out a 2-3 zone and Michigan turns the ball over on back-to-back possessions.

    • Chezaroo

      Mixed lineup in there

      • Yep… a lot of reserves. Michigan’s zone offense hasn’t been very good at all this season though.

        • Chezaroo

          Needless to say. I’d never play them M-M

  • Wayman Britt

    Dawkins 1 for 8 now.

  • Wayman Britt

    Did Chatman just get a board? I think that is first stat the whole game

    • He did, and he’s got a basket and an assist as well.

      • rlcBlue

        You and your facts. Stop spoiling the “Chatman is the problem” narrative.

  • Wayman Britt

    I like Dolye’s game.

  • Justin

    What is Dawkins’ ceiling?

    • Wayman Britt

      If he cannot shoot better, he will be a bench sitter.

  • Justin

    I would like to see a MAAR play a good amount of time tonight?

  • Finally some offense… Michigan shooting 79% on twos on the first half.

    • That being said… Coppin State’s defense isn’t all that formidable. And that’s being kind.

    • Chezaroo

      Points in the paint?

  • MGoTweeter

    michigan got a bit lazy there but overall a good half. nice diversity in the offense and the defense was sound for the most part. see if they can take another small step in the second half

  • Derrick Walton matched his career high for assists… Of course he set it last year against none other than Coppin State.

  • Left corner: Kameron Chatman’s favorite shooting spot on the floor.

      • A2MIKE

        Yikes… Pretty grim anywhere else

      • rlcBlue

        How unfortunate – as I understand it, Kam is the default choice to run the 4 spot in the offense because he’s left-handed. Which puts him over in the right corner to start most possessions.

        • Yep… Funny because he plays the opposite side. Perhaps a product of the type of shots that he gets on the other side of the floor. Not sure. Could also just be sample size.

    • Chezaroo

      Give him credit tonite

  • Chezaroo

    Wanna see some other guys, take Caris and Walton out

  • A2MIKE

    Sloppy second half. This game has me more worried than any other so far. They played us even the last 32 minutes of the game.

  • KG

    not impressive. Coppin is horrible.