Analysis

Eastern Michigan 45, Michigan 42-4
AnalysisTeam 99  

A closer look at Michigan’s early struggles

Michigan sits at 6-3 after losing back-to-back home games to mid-majors. Here’s a closer look inside the numbers at what has caused some of the Wolverines’ early struggles this season.

shares
Michigan-87-Coppin-State-45-12[1]
Analysis  

Mid-range game critical to evolution of Caris LeVert

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 […]

shares
image_thumb.png
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Does offensive rebounding affect transition defense?

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 […]

shares
11994414-mmmain1_thumb.jpg
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Scouting Syracuse

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 […]

shares
image_thumb.png
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Six and Six: Thoughts on Michigan’s slump

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 […]

shares
image_thumb.png
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

By the Numbers: Trey Burke vs. Nate Wolters

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 […]

shares
image21_thumb.png
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Behind the Numbers: BLOBs, SLOBs and Timeouts

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 […]

shares
image_thumb.png
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Graphing the Big Ten season to date

The Only Colors started a tradition of plotting game-by-game efficiency numbers and applying third order polynomial regressions to track every Big Ten teams’ form throughout conference play. The third degree polynomial regression allows for two changes […]

shares
image_thumb.png
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Examining the Defense: Ball screens and zone

Michigan’s defense is the primary concern after a frustrating five game stretch. The Wolverines have seen their offensive production hit occasional snags but their defensive performance has plummeted consistently. Most recently, the league’s worst offense, […]

shares
IUPUITH00031_thumb.jpg
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

First Look: Michigan at Indiana

Dustin Johnston There is a big game Saturday and one preview isn’t enough. Here’s a first look at Indiana featuring some random statistical insights derived from Ken Pomeroy’s wealth of numbers and Synergy Sports. Michigan […]

shares
chart5_thumb.jpg
2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Behind the Numbers: Examining Trey Burke’s assists

Luke Winn published a great piece earlier this week examining Syracuse’s assist-heavy point guard Michael Carter-Williams. Winn dove inside the numbers to examine Carter-Williams’s assists: how they came to be, who scored them and everything […]

shares
Merritt-OSU-Three149_thumb.jpg
2011-2012 SeasonAnalysis  

Inside the Play: Defensive Rebounding

We all know Michigan isn’t the biggest team. I think everyone can see that by watching a game or two – even watching layup lines. But that’s not always a great excuse when it comes […]

shares