Video: 2011 Michigan Commits In Action

It seems that we have too much recruiting video to handle lately but I can’t see a problem with posting some more Here is footage of Carlton Brundidge versus West Bloomfield and Trey Burke versus Groveport in the first round of the Ohio playoffs.

Michigan Prep Stars passed along this video of Brundidge (also on YouTube), who had 17 points and 14 rebounds in this loss to West Bloomfield.

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Game 29: Wisconsin at Michigan Recap

Photo: Detroit Free Press

A month ago today, Minnesota beat Michigan in Crisler Arena. The final score was 69-64, but down the stretch the outcome was never really in question. It was Michigan’s seventh loss in eight games and a once promising season had derailed and was hurtling toward abyss. Michigan’s turnaround over the last month has surprised even the most optimistic Michigan fans, but it also forces us to suffer through a deflating loss like this. The pain of losing a coin flip game like tonight’s is infinitely harder to manage than a loss like Minnesota, where you simply get outplayed.

Obviously the focus falls on the last possession of the game. I’m not a huge fan of using the fouls like Michigan did but that part of the strategy was executed pretty well. Ideally you’d like to use the sixth foul with two or three seconds left, but the first three fouls were used very well. I don’t think Wisconsin was ever going to rush into a shot and Michigan forced them into a lower percentage shot than they would have likely attempted in their typical set. The switch was obviously botched (and there also wasn’t any secondary help from the far wing) but the logic there is pretty clear. There’s one guy that everyone knows can and will beat you: Jordan Taylor. Stu Douglass reached for the ball, and if he’s going to do that he needs to knock it loose because that enables Taylor to pass over him. Taylor is a 41% three point shooter and odds are he would have got a good look. Taylor made a great play to find Gasser, a 28% three point shooting freshman, who banked it in. Michigan’s end of game strategy wasn’t flawless but I don’t think a Gasser three was one of Bo Ryan’s top five options breaking the huddle. At the end of the day, Gasser and Taylor deserve all the credit in the world for making a big time play.

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Video: John Beilein After Wisconsin Loss

John Beilein addressing the media after his team’s heartbreaking 53-52 loss to Wisconsin at Crisler Arena. Notes and quotes after the jump.

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Video: Douglass, Novak and Vogrich After Wisconsin Heartbreak

Video of Matt Vogrich, Stu Douglass and Zack Novak discussing Michigan’s last-second loss to Wisconsin.

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Crushed: Wisconsin 53, Michigan 52

Josh Gasser off glass at the buzzer.

Game 29: Wisconsin at Michigan Open Thread

Tonight’s tip off is unfortunately at the new Big Ten Network special time of 6:30 p.m. Michigan fans have grown accustomed to Tim Doyle and his Butterfly nickname for Darius Morris, but it doesn’t sound like Doyle will call tonight’s game. The game notes listed Doyle on the call but Mike Rothstein reported on twitter that Doyle would not be doing the game.

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:

  • 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

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