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Izzo blames Harris for the last play:
Chris Solari @chrissolari
Izzo: Appling could have got ball back on final play. Said Harris didn't run the play right.
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That last possession, we're down one with last shot, we've got morgan fouled out with Nix and Payne in, and EVERYBODY on our team is outside the three point line. WHAT ARE WE DOING, IZZO?!
I love Izzo, but he's not infallible, and he's been screwing up lately. I wish he'd stop playing head games with Dawson. Leave him in there, JUST TELL HIM TO STOP DRIBBLING. Stand by the basket and wait for a rebound.
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It was pretty obvious that Harris didn't run the play right. As someone mentioned, he refused the screen to the right and instead went left. Freshman mistake, but he was put in a bad position to begin with.
This post was edited by arfabe16 13 months ago
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Izzo: "We had a play that we kind of screwed up, and that's my fault." Says Gary wasn't supposed to get the ball that deep.
Agreed. It looked like MSU had UM completely on its heels on the fast break following McGary's missed FT.
Because he trusted Draymond. He didn't trust Payne with four guys around him. If Payne had just dropped it to a guard after making another incredible rebound, who knows if Izzo calls timeout? He might of, but maybe not. Payne just took off and started dribbling and you had to call it at that point if you were Izzo.
That last 30 seconds was what happens when you don't have a capable point and don't have a go to guy with under 10 seconds left. Sucks but it's true.
Then Izzo still fucked up...if he didn't want Payne with the ball why did he wait 3 seconds to call the timeout?
Guys, Izzo said post game if it was Appling with the ball he wouldn't have called a timeout, but it was Payne who was rushing the ball down court.
This is all you need to know, end thread. Payne was going to turn it over. Calling a timeout when your starting center is trying to play point guard is a smart move, imo.
With Appling's confidence all but gone, we've been going to Harris late in games, and it's not working. It's a lot of pressure on a freshman, and today Gary made two mistakes at the end (refusing the screen, and then panicking and trying to pass instead of forcing the shot up). But Izzo is the one putting him in that position when he's clearly not ready. It also happened at the end of the Indiana game, when Gary missed the layup before IU's final free throws.
But Payne didn't turn it over. He kicked it out to Valentine right when the ref was whistling... Denzel was going to get a 2-on-1 (with Harris) on LeVert. Why not trust your players to make a play?
Payne and Harris are both capable of being floor coaches.
Tom needs to step-up his thinking before the tourney gets here
Izzo covering up. "About to" is BS.
It's literally a split second decision. From his angle it could have looked like Payne was just taking one or two dribbles out of traffic after getting the rebound so he didn't get knocked over and travel or throw the ball into someone's arms (which happened two or three times today) while trying to get it to a guard, then when he saw that he was actually taking the ball up court he said OK, let's stop this right now.
Plus, we got it on Michigan's half by advancing the ball up court. Would have had to take it from baseline if he had called timeout immediately.
Well i.am.glad i am not the only one. And before you sunshine blowers blow a gasket i think izzo is the greatest coach in college basketball and this represents prolly only 1% of everything. But those were major f ups on izzo's part. It is more noticeable when it happens at the end of the game but i swear someone needs to track those end of 1st half posessions as well. I think this was even going on with mateen.
Give me an open court scramble situation vs your set play every time. Then again if it worked he would be a genius. But it didnt
The layup against IU was challenged, it was more of a runner, and the damn thing was halfway down. Not the same situation. Harris made a great play to even get that shot to the rim.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
And if they DO track them, then what? Do you have a solution?
Whatever the plan it should have been clear to everybody on the team that if McGary misses and we rebound, the ball goes to Harris or Appling who head straight to the basket through the scrambling defense and everyone else heads to the basket for a possible rebound which is a good bet under those circumstances when block outs are tough. Doing a set play with seconds left is nearly impossible when refs are going to allow a lot of physical play by the defense.
Of course there is a solution. Coaches may be stubborn but Izzo evaluates everything and if :it is proven he is doing something wrong he would adjust
I don't remember them showing us a good angle but I have a feeling Izzo was screaming for a TO well before Payne made the pass to Valentine. I was surprised they didn't give us time back on the clock
yeah. start trusting your players to make plays. all you do when you take a timeout is let the defense get the matchups they want and set up. It's not nearly as easy to play defense off a scramble and missed free throw as it is on a set play where you know who's getting the ball. It was a bad decision to call a timeout and we have sucked all year out of timeouts. I turned to my dad and said right when we called it that we just lost. We suck out of timeouts
The trust thing was my thought too... wouldn't have TO' d the 2000 team... but I am fully confident that team would've made it happen.....
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This post was edited by reSpectGW 13 months ago
This. I was calling for a TO when I saw Payne dribbling up the court. That had disaster written all over it. I guess I would rather have the team prepared with a TO than push it up and turn it over or take a bad shot. In this case, yeah we messed up. But UM played good D on the play, so what do you do.
It also looked like the M guys stopped playing defense before play actually stopped, which is why I can't believe more time wasn't put back on the block
I will probably get negged for this but the burke steal to go up 2 was a result of everyone and their brother knowing that Appling was going to dribble until the clock hit 20 and call a TO. Izzo always calls the same TO. For once I wish the Iz would just let the team try and get it done, especially when its tied and your really have nothing to lose.
This post was edited by Charlie Kelly 13 months ago
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