Tagged: Defense


Scott Mapes Alex: I get in constant disagreements with a friend of mine about LeVert’s defense. I think he is good defensively, overall. He thinks LeVert plays little/no defense at all. So what is your opinion of Caris’ defense? I don’t think there’s any question that LeVert has the best defensive physical tools on Michigan’s […]


Yesterday we looked at Michigan’s offense and where the Wolverines need to improve. Today, we take a closer look at the Michigan defense and what problems have presented themselves in early season play. We focus on Michigan’s transition defense, zone defense and who has displayed the most consistent defensive ability early on this season. (Photo: […]


As the 2013-14 season nears, we run down some of the best players in the Big Ten by specialty. Today, we continue with the league’s top ten defenders (returning players only). Previously: Best Rebounders, Best Newcomers As the nation’s premiere basketball conference, the Big Ten is known for its great players but perhaps even more for its […]


Michigan’s defense is the primary concern after a frustrating five game stretch. The Wolverines have seen their offensive production hit occasional snags but their defensive performance has plummeted consistently. Most recently, the league’s worst offense, Penn State, found great success against Michigan, with its second most efficient offensive performance of the the Big Ten season. […]


Dustin Johnston Perspective is paramount over the course of a 30-something game college basketball season. Managing to maintain perspective without getting caught up in the highs and lows of the last game is idealistic at best. Getting wrapped up in the emotions of a come from behind victory or a devastating defeat is a natural […]


Dustin Johnston Death, taxes and Wisconsin near the top of the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s success has been one of the conference’s most reliable assumptions for the past decade or so. This year, however, with a costly injury to the Badgers’ starting point guard Josh Gasser and an underwhelming performance in early-season non-conference play, Wisconsin looked […]

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