The Moving Screen: Previewing Michigan/Villanova

I’m teaming up with The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn for a weekly podcast throughout the 2018-19 season. We’ll be tackling Michigan, Michigan State and Big Ten basketball at large with a combination of rational analysis and hot takes.

In this episode we discuss Michigan’s offensive struggles and what to expect in a rematch against Villanova (2:00), Michigan State’s loss to Kansas and Tom Izzo’s comments on officiating (27:14) and finally wrap up with some thoughts on the Big Ten and the upcoming Gavitt Games (45:12).

Listen to “Ep 2: Previewing Michigan/Villanova & thoughts on week 1” on Spreaker.


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  1. romeowolv

    Great stuff. Keep it coming

  2. ReegsShannon

    I take Nova -7 and run. This offense is not ready to stack up with a top end team on the road.

  3. UMHoopsFan

    Weird take from Quinn – right after it’s brought up that Poole made pretty much the same number of 2s and 3s last year he says he doesn’t recall Poole hitting a 2?

    Looks like Nova has really been crashing the glass the first couple games. If we can defensive rebound, and maybe get some of their new playmakers to cough the ball up, we could get some much needed transition buckets.

    Hopefully we see a little less trying to figure things out and more assertiveness this game.

  4. gobluemd16

    I think it will go under as well. The championship had 67 possessions, which should be a good baseline for this game. If you like ‘Nova by 10-13 like I do, I think theyll score a little over 1 PPP and Michigan a bit below it. Maybe something like 73-60.

  5. therealmirman

    Not sure where to put this, but what happened to Z’s muscles? I thought he was overweight his freshman year, the perfect weight last year, and now he’s too skinny. His strength was a big part of his game last year - admittedly I was watching btn plus on my laptop at 720 - but his arms look noticeably thinner. This seems like a problem, no?

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