Analysis

Purdue 64, Michigan 51-25
Team 99  

What’s wrong with Michigan’s offense?

Michigan’s offense continued to struggle on Saturday as it only managed to score 18 points in the final 20 minutes of its loss at Purdue. Now 8-6 overall with a 1-1 conference record, this team is running out of time to get things figured out. Michigan’s losses against Arizona, Purdue, SMU and Eastern Michigan were four of its five worst offensive performances since November of 2010. Here’s a statistical look at a few things that are wrong with the Wolverine offense thus far.

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Team 99  

A closer look at Zak Irvin’s hot start

Zak Irvin is averaging 22 points per contest through Michigan’s first two games. He’s shooting 9-of-14 on twos and 7-of-11 on threes for a 78% effective field goal percentage. His numbers through two games are […]

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Team 99  

The evolution of Michigan’s ball screen offense

John Beilein’s famous two-guard offense is still alive and well in Ann Arbor, but it’s been supplemented and upgraded by the pick-and-roll. When Beilein took over in Ann Arbor, he implemented his traditional offense. The […]

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2013-14 Season  

Ball screens, jump shots will determine Michigan’s fate

Dustin Johnston Michigan shoots more jump shots and executes more ball screens than any team left in the NCAA tournament. The Wolverines also have the best offense remaining in the NCAA tournament. That’s no big […]

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2013-14 Season  

A closer look at Glenn Robinson III’s sophomore season

Dustin Johnston The criticism is everywhere. “Let’s not sugarcoat it: Robinson has been a big disappointment.” “Several NBA guys I talked to in attendance for Michigan-Duke were obviously disappointed in Glenn Robinson III’s lack of […]

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2013-14 Season  

A closer look at the emergence of Caris LeVert

“The big story of this year is Caris LeVert,” John Beilein said on Sunday after his sophomore guard scored 23 points in Michigan’s win over Michigan State. Caris LeVert isn’t just a nice story of […]

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2013-14 Season  

First Look: Transition game, ball screens critical in Michigan-Iowa matchup

Michigan hosts Iowa on Wednesday evening in its second of three  consecutive conference games against top ten opponents. The Hawkeyes travel to Ann Arbor with a top ten ranking for the first time since 2002 […]

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2013-14 Season  

Glenn Robinson III’s resurgence fueled by attacking the rim, new tricks

WATCH: Every made field goal in Robinson’s last seven games Glenn Robinson III started the season in a rut. Eight games into the season he was averaging less than 12 points per game and he […]

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Inside the Play: Nik Stauskas demonstrates versatility with ball screens, handoffs
2013-14 Season  

Inside the Play: Nik Stauskas demonstrates versatility with ball screens, handoffs

We’ve heard it at least once on almost every Michigan basketball broadcast: “Nik Stauskas isn’t just a shooter.” Even though it is almost always said in a way that implies the analyst is letting the viewer […]

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2013-14 Season  

Nik Stauskas among country’s elite offensive talents

All anyone wants to talk about is Michigan’s early season losses, Mitch McGary’s back surgery or Glenn Robinson III’s up-and-down sophomore season. It’s time to talk about Nik Stauskas. Michigan’s 6-foot-6 Canadian wing has emerged […]

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