Agree completely. Michigan is at its best when Duncan Robinson is hitting shots. And yes he has shown previously he should be a reliable 40% shooter from deep. His freshman year when he was a starter playing 30 minutes a game, much like he has been this year, he only made 35% from three in conference play. He was up to 45% last year in conference play as you mentioned, but his role was reduced. Does that have an effect on his shooting ability? I think it’s possible.
I ran the numbers for his entire career vs major opponents and vs non-major opponents. He’s made an incredible 52% against non-majors in his 2 and a half seasons with Michigan. He’s made a respectable but surely not great 38% against major opponents. This is for his entire career.
My problem is - this year he’s not making them like he has shown he is capable. If it’s really a slump, he’s due for a 10 game stretch of 5-7 nights and if that’s the case we won’t see Livers playing much at all. When he’s making half his threes, he’s an incredible asset. I’m just skeptical that’s going to start happening in the middle of big ten play.