Here are some Glenn Robinson III highlights from Lake Central’s Thursday loss to Portage. Robinson had 26 points in the loss. This video was created by The Hoop Side, a website covering Indiana basketball.
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It’s only natural that Michigan’s worst defensive performance of the year comes just two days after I wrote an entire post devoted to improved perimeter defense. Tonight, Michigan’s defense looked like it had taken off early for Christmas break. Bryant started hot, connecting on three pointers all over the court, and Michigan was never able to slow them down. Luckily, Michigan shot the ball well enough that it didn’t really matter how bad their defense was. In many ways this game was the opposite of Michigan’s handful of ugly wins earlier this year where the defense was excellent and the offense never got going.
This was an example of what happens when two perimeter oriented teams collide and everything goes right. There were 114 shots attempted by both teams combined and over half of them (57) were three point attempts. While that stat is unusual, it’s even more bewildering that both teams made a higher percentage of their three point attempts than two point attempts. Michigan shot 50% outside and 46% inside while Bryant shot 52% outside and just 42% inside. Combine those unusual shooting metrics with little offensive rebounding and few turnovers on either end and you are left with a true perimeter oriented shoot out.
|Who: Bryant (1-9) at Michigan (9-2).|
|Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI|
|When: Thursday, December 23rd, 6:00 ET|
|Radio: MGoBlue / WWWW 102.9 FM/Sirius 91/XM 196|
Bryant will be the seventh opponent that Michigan has played outside of Ken Pomeroy’s top 100. It will also be the last. Bryant has the same number of wins (1) as Michigan’s next opponent, Purdue, has losses. In short, this is the last tune up before a grueling conference schedule that will start fast and never really slow down. The average Pomeroy ranking of Michigan’s next 19 opponents is 40, a mark that only one of Michigan’s first 12 opponents surpassed.
According to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, Bryant was the second worst team in Division I last year. They were also one of just two teams to record just a single win last season. The Bulldogs are a little better this year, with a win over a solid Iona squad, but not by much. Bryant is still the worst Division I team that Michigan has faced this year and they have just a 1-9 record.