Game 9: Michigan at Northwestern Open Thread


#302

And early in the shot clock no less.


#303

They literally aren’t guarding him.


#304

That shouldn’t mean “shoot it” for Zavier Simpson


#305

Simpson will hit the next couple. Law of averages


#306

I shouldn’t have asked earlier in the thread why teams aren’t "Rondo"ing X.


#307

That’s how to beat us apparently. Even if he goes 1/5, which is generous at this point, it’s a win for the opposing team.


#308

Looked like Eli was checking in at the timeout.


#309

Simpson at 22.7% from three for the season now. 27.4% over his career.


#310

It is really hard to score 4 on 5 with Law roaming around in the middle of the defense.


#311

Eli’s coming…


#312

Northwestern is playing better defense than we are right now.


#313

Lol is that better?


#314

Z has gotta learn that he’s being baited but he’s thinking bombs away as long as he’s open lol


#315

I would rather Simpson drive if they’re not gonna check him


#316

I’m sorry, but I am putting that on Beilein, and Z of course. I would rather see him take five finger rolls in heavy traffic - way better odds.


#317

This is going to be an infuriating game to lose if it’s not turned around.


#318

Gut check time.


#319

Call a foul on northwestern holy shit


#320

I think we have at least 2-3 more capable options than early shot clock wide open Zavier Simpson threes. Iggy going 1 on 5 would be one of them. Poole 1 on 1 isolations would be one of them. I’m almost certain the numbers would back that up.

People have talked all year long about how this is Zavier Simpson’s team. If that’s the case, that stretch should be absolutely unacceptable


#321

That’s a 2