OK, so we win by 11 when the kenpom spread is 9. I don’t know about y’all, but I was comfortable down the stretch.
This team always has a slow start. It is what it is, then they figure it out. In the post-game, Beilein mentioned that they have a play script that they follow for the first few possessions to see how they’re going to get played. It doesn’t bother me that they’re imperfect in the first 5 minutes (10 minutes is a bit unnerving). What’s impressive about this team is that despite the slow starts they almost always figure things out. It speaks to their versatility and talent if you ask me.