Josh Gasser off glass at the buzzer.
Each game thread seems to have a few more comments than the last, so you really have no excuse not to join in the discussion. Here are the standard pregame links:
- Game 29: Wisconsin at Michigan Preview
- Pick to Click: Wisconsin at Michigan
- Video: John Beilein Previews Wisconsin
- Video: Jordan Morgan and Tim Hardaway Jr. Talk Wisconsin
- Michigan by 1-10 (71%, 55 Votes)
- Wisconsin by 1-10 (24%, 19 Votes)
- Wisconsin by 10+ (5%, 4 Votes)
- Michigan by 10+ (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 78
Tuesday night I got the chance to watch Michigan commitment Glenn Robinson III and his Lake Central team take on Hammond Morton at home. Lake Central won in convincing fashion, 71-48, led by Glenn Robinson’s 29 points and 9 rebounds. Here’s video from Robinson’s performance with a full scouting report after the jump. Make sure you also check out our post game video interview with Robinson.
|Who: Wisconsin (20-6) at Michigan (17-11)|
|Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI|
|When: Wednesday, February 23rd, 6:30 PM ET|
|Radio: MGoBlue / WWWW 102.9 FM|
|More: Beilein Video, Hardaway & Morgan Video, Opp. Q&A, Pick to Click|
We’ve discussed the importance of this game ad nauseam, and all of the talk about “statement wins” or Michigan’s tournament resume becomes a bit stale without actual wins. We’ll save all the bubble talk for another day and try to figure out what exactly Michigan needs to do to win this game. If you follow this blog, you probably have a good understand of Wisconsin and the slow-paced uber-efficient style of basketball that they play.
The Badgers don’t just have the most efficient offense in the Big Ten; they have the best offense in the country. Wisconsin is scoring 1.19 points per possession in conference play and also plays the game at a slower pace, 58 possessions, than any other Division I team. The Badgers are a good, not great, shooting team with an eFG% of 52.1% – 49% on twos and 38% on threes – and rank seventh in the league in terms of getting to the free throw line and offensive rebounding. So what makes Wisconsin so good? They don’t turn the ball over. Wisconsin has turned the ball over on just 12.3% of their possessions in Big Ten play this season. They also make a Division I best 83% of their free throws. Wisconsin won’t beat itself, that much is certain.
Saint John, Indiana — Led by 29 points from junior forward Glenn Robinson III, Lake Central defeated Hammond Morton 71-48 Tuesday night. The 6-foot-5 Michigan commitment was hot all night, scoring 14 points in the first quarter to help Lake Central jump out to an early 20-14 lead, from which they never looked back. After the game I caught up with Robinson for a brief interview. Some of the topics addressed include his high school season, Michigan’s season, and much more. We’ll also have a full scouting report and video highlights posted shortly.