Category: 2008-2009 Season


I was among the many people who ripped Jay Bilas for his criticism of Manny Harris after the Purdue game last year. But Bilas had some kind words about Manny Harris in a Sports Illustrated column by Richard Deitsch while talking about his relationships with coaches and players and how it effects the way he […]


Villanova by the Numbers has been investigating the effect that moving the three point line back a foot had on last year’s college basketball season. Nova by the Numbers focused on how Luke Winn’s predictions from a little over a year ago look in retrospect. Winn’s hypothesis was that the biggest winners from the move […]

Play of the Year 2008-09

Credit goes to the commenters on this one, the UMHoops 2008-2009 Play of the Year Voting. There are ten nominees, I was originally going to keep out longer stretches but I threw them in there anyways. I guess this is more or less a “moment of the year” rather than a specific play. The nominees […]

Michigan Northwestern Basketball

Previously: Stu Douglass (B-), Zack Novak (B), Laval Lucas-Perry (C), Manny Harris (A) O Rtg Usage MPG PPG RPG FG% eFG% 3PT% 106.9 31.8% 30.7 15.4 6.8 50.5% 53.3% 31.7% The Good Scoring DeShawn showed us that he really is the scorer that he was recruited to be. His freshman year was wrecked by family […]

The basketball banquet was tonight and there weren’t many surprises in terms of who brought home hardware. Manny Harris took down his second MVP award (guess he was deserving of the ‘A’ I gave him on his report card) and DeShawn Sims won most improved player. Good luck finding anyone to argue with the leadership […]

Zack Novak

Previously: Stu Douglass (B-) O Rtg Usage MPG PPG RPG APG eFG% 3PT% 106.0 14.0% 28.7 6.7 3.5 1.4 50.5% 34.4% The Good Shooting Zack can definitely shoot the three and he hit enough big shots this year to prove it. Zack shot the ball well at the beginning of the year and then hit […]

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