Category: Analysis

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Dustin Johnston Everybody hates the mid-range jumper. Iowa State has nearly eliminated it from its offense. Daryl Morey has tried to do something similar in the NBA D-League with Rio Grande Valley. John Gasaway recently tweeted that “’developing a mid-range game’ is like hitting well from the rough. Need to do it sometimes, but the […]

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John Beilein teams have never been renowned for their ability to crash the offensive glass. Last year the Wolverines jumped 100 spots in offensive rebounding but still ranked just 139th in the country and 8th in the Big Ten. Beilein has never been shy to share his philosophies on the matter. He would rather play […]

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Michigan will face Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone in the Final Four on Saturday but the Wolverines will also have to stop a talented Syracuse team on the offensive end of the floor. To further breakdown Michigan’s Final Four matchup we dug deeper into the numbers to utilize data fueled by  Ken Pomeroy, Hoop-Math and Synergy […]

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Dustin Johnston Michigan enters the opening round of the NCAA tournament with more questions than answers. The Wolverines clearly still have ability but look something of a shell of the team they once were. The free flowing transition play, bubbling confidence, defensive rebounding and nearly flawless offensive execution that was prevalent in November, December and […]

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Trey Burke versus Nate Wolters is the sort of guard match up that jumps off the page. Two of the top four most efficient players in the country, head-to-head in a game where defense is something of a footnote on the statistical resume of both teams. The raw numbers are impressive by themselves. Burke averages […]

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Dustin Johnston Much of the focus on Michigan this season has revolved around the Wolverines tremendous transition offense, Trey Burke’s player of the year resume and the talented crop of freshmen that John Beilein brought to Ann Arbor. Or, more recently, Michigan’s floundering defensive mettle. Out-of-bounds plays and after timeout situations can feel mundane when […]

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