Holy Indiana!

90% of the UM vs IU game was spent me cussing at the TV. It was pretty frustrating watching 3 ball after 3 ball go up only to be clunked off the rim. Most of yelling consisted of "It's not you're night!" "Manny yea drive ball, what? NO don't Jack that Three!" "Take it to the f-ing hole!" "You know it's not against the rules to shoot inside the 3-point arc?". I was scaring my wife most the night.

Then a funny thing happened. UM started playing D and IU started looking like IU. A few 3s dropped and before you know it we have a ball game. You gotta give CJ Lee all the props in the world for coming in and hitting those two huge 3s. You also gotta admire Coach B for having the nuts to bench his superstar when he isn't producing for a walk on.

I want to thank Devan Dumes for taking it to the rack when he should have pulled it out and let UM foul him. That lead to Little Laval Lucas-Mack hitting that last three to tie the game. It was ugly as hell but the air just went out of Assembly Hall. I knew if UM could force it into OT they would win. In OT IU choked hard and missed seven FTs. UM played just good enough to win with a few scares mixed in. One being Manny Fouled on a 3-point shot. It was a big time bone head move and then Grady stepping out of bounds at the end almost giving IU light. Overall a very rough game but it gotta make you feel good that this team finds a way where Amakers Teams always found a way to lose. Now if they could just play Defense..

The Rundown

Manny Harris: Rough Game. Jacked a lot of bad 3s. Terrible foul on a 3-point shooter. Needs to get back to attacking the rim more. Did hit some big FTs and one three down the stretch.

Deshawn Sims: Solid game, needed more touches. Seemed like IU had a hard time with him but UM failed to get the ball to him enough. Jacked two many bad threes(like everyone).

Zack Novak: Played very Hard tonight and even looked like a leader at some points. Didn't shoot the best but put it all out there. Had a huge play when he kept a reb alive to Sims.

CJ Lee: Played hard as well and the walk on caption hit two huge 3s. Well played sir..

Laval Lucas-Mack: Played a good game. Shot a few quick 3s but was a big reason why UM won the game. He has came on strong and looks like a great transfer. He missed a few bunnies but played better D then most.

Kelvin Grady: Ok game for Grady, Hit a few threes. Never really got out on the break(where he shines). He did step out at the end but other that, nice night.

Zack Gibson: He frustrates me more than most. He travels every time he touches the ball. He just looks awkward out there. He didn't play well and see's the floor for his size alone. He is avging 2.2 rebs a game! Mr.Novak is avging 2.6 rebs a game.... Yikes. Needs to improve.

Stu Douglass: Still a bit unsure while on the court but hit a nice 3 when needed and doesn't do much to anger me. For me he's in the middle. He hasn't followed up that UCLA game yet.

Make sure to watch Michigan take on Iowa this Sunday at 11:30am.


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