If you don’t know the rules you can read them here. Here’s today’s pool, all players that play the 2-3-4 positions:
Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, Tim Hardaway Jr., Matt Vogrich, Evan Smotrycz, and Colton Christian
Please remember to use the same name and e-mail address that you have used for previous games or your selection will not be counted toward your overall tally. You are welcome to join in at anytime but you might have some catching up to do if you missed earlier games.
There were obviously an abundance of key plays in this one but we think that we still came up with a pretty good list. Please let us know in the comments if you think we missed one. It seems weird that Darius isn’t explicitly featured in any of these. But sometimes there’s just too many to choose from.
This shot not only kicked off Zack Novak’s ridiculous shooting night, it also calmed down the entire Michigan team. Michigan State started the game hot and rushed out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first two minutes. It looked kind of… typical. But with this play, Michigan made sure things didn’t get out of hand. Like most big plays in this game, it was set up by Darius Morris. Morris runs a little pick and roll with Jordan Morgan and the threat of his penetration commands three defenders. Delvon Roe and Kalin Lucas are both stuck with Darius after the screen which forces Durrell Summers to have to hang around the paint to help on Morgan rolling to the hoop. Darius sees that Summers has left Novak too much space and and rockets a pass across the defense. Zack launches and Summers has to close out quickly — as a result, he cruises by out of control and commits basketball’s cardinal sin by fouling a jump shooter. This was a great pass by Darius but Novak also did a tremendous job catching and shooting the ball quickly. [click to continue…]
In a less serious feature, here is a rundown of Twitter reactions from alumni, coaches, and reporters alike across the twitter universe including everyone from John Beilen to Chris Webber to Ken Pomeroy. The content ranges from genuine happiness to trash talk and of course includes a Bacari Alexander patented “HALOL!!”