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DUDE...just rewatched the second half: it was like mortal combat. All SORT of shit going on: I say props to the zebras. I didn't watch first half, but they were good in the second half: missed one obvious call...Burke didn't foul Siva on that layup: bad call. Otherwise, damn near perfect. Better team won, period.
You got some fuzzy math going on there....one too many rips tonight perhaps??
He's a better defender than Albrecht.
that's 4 points. with under a minute left it was a 4 point game. instead of fouling and hitting those 2 FTs to make it a 6 point game, they would have played it out. i'm not saying that UM should have won, just that the officiating on the highest stage in the sport and they got two calls blatantly wrong.
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TWO? They got about 6 McGramp's moving forearm shiver screens wrong too......SCOREBOARD....it's OVER
.....Jay Williams and Bilas just agreed with Dakich: sitting Burke that LONG in the first half more than likely cost them the game: they don't come back that close at the end of the half if he's in there. That cant' be logically argued. Beilein fucked UP.
This post was edited by spartyon1 12 months ago
Correction: Burke is a great defender when he wants to be, which is why he leads UM in steals. I'll admit that he doesn't always give it his all on that side of the ball, but I think the "think offense" approach comes down from the top with that team.
I know who Burke would have been guarding. The point was that he might have changed the dynamics of the game in some capacity. To be honest, I don't think any of those Hancock 3 balls came from Siva getting in the lane or otherwise making plays, and at least a couple came from Dieng in the high post or the free throw line. Either way, I would rather have the NPOTY in the game to see if he can change the flow of the game and force the ball elsewhere on defense. Who know, maybe there is something you can do on defense with Burke and the perimeter that you can't do with Albrecht. When Hancock started burying those 3 balls, there was less than three minutes to go in the first half. Beilein should have started thinking defense and protecting the lead. That means Albrecht out and NPOTY in the game.
As some other have mentioned though, the clock management at the end of the game was far worse.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Turtleneck 12 months ago
Isn't there a real chance Burke would've fouled out or been rendered ineffective earlier if Beilein left him in and a 3rd second half foul was acquired?
I felt that UM was significantly worse without Burke in the game throughout the season, overlooking the Spike miracle run of course.
Albrecht was playing out of his mind so I get why he was in the game. But you have a 12 point lead with three minutes to go and momentum starts shifting away from your team. I would rather put Burke in the game and see if he can change the pace of the game and slow down Louisville's new found momentum. At some point you have to say it is about protecting the lead you have for just a couple of minutes. I will say that had Burke picked up a third in that time, he would have fouled out since he ended with four.
At the end of the day, Beilein gets paid to coach. I post on the internet. What am I doing questioning the guy? Besides, it's a preference thing with no real right or wrong.
I realize that I am an idiot watching from my couch, but if I was an analyst I wouldn't call out Beilein about Burke, I would call him out for not knowing how many fouls his team had. He let all that time run off in the last minute because he thought that Louisville was in the bonus. That is near Chris Webber Time Out stuff there. I guess he is like the rest of UM nation that thought that having a substantial foul advantage down the stretch meant they were actually getting screwed and that surely the other team was in the bonus in the last minute, like UM was for the last 13 minutes! LOL!
I am still trying to figure out how a team like Michigan, that gets destroyed in the paint by teams like Kansas and Louisville, to name a couple, dominates in foul count and plus-ones.
Just what would happen if UM played Tyler Hansborough?
You're right about the end of the game. That was total mismanagement. Bacari must have been tweeting and not tracking fouls for Beilein.
"We'll play anyone, anyplace, anytime!" - Tom Izzo
15 of those 21 seconds were waiting on the foul to give. That's a terrible response to that question. The reality is that he had Burke and possibly McGary in with 4 fouls. The first entry pass went to Burke's man who got rid of it before a secondary defender could get there. He should've put LeVert in on that play and then flipped back after foul number 7.
but the fans saw a great game
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