Podcast: A weekend in Indiana brings Michigan State and Michigan closer together

The Moving Screen is a podcast collaboration with The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn. We’ll be tackling Michigan, Michigan State and Big Ten basketball at large with a blend of rational analysis and hot takes.

Michigan went 2-0 and Michigan State went 2-1 in an eventful week of Big Ten hoops.

We recap Michigan State’s loss at Purdue and what it means for the Spartans and the Big Ten race. Indiana didn’t put up much of a fight at home on Friday night, but there’s still a lot to take from Michigan’s road win at Assembly Hall.

Listen to “Ep 13: A weekend in Indiana brings Michigan State and Michigan closer together” on Spreaker.

(02:00) Making sense of Michigan State’s loss at Purdue
(28:08) Michigan dominates at Assembly Hall
(01:01:49) Big Ten Power Rankings


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Photo: Jamie Owens/Inside the Hall

Notable Replies

  1. JJ3

    BOO. MSU #1 in power ranking. I guess I’ll give you a pass since they were so impressive for 10 minutes against Purdue. A phenomenal loss!!

    Good point on neutralizing Ward in first 8 seconds of shot clock.

    As an aside, Wheeler on Purdue, physically reminds me so much of Greg Kelser from his MSU days. I think Kelser probably a little taller, but they have very similar physiques

  2. umhoops

    Brendan had the first pick, FWIW. But I also don’t disagree with him in the sense that MSU has been the better team (efficiency margin) vs. the better schedule in Big Ten play.

  3. grossag

    Sure, but you guys left Michigan at #1 before the loss but while MSU still had better efficiency margins during Big Ten play. So I guess it’s just confusing whether this is really a real-time ranking or not. Still love the podcast though!

  4. JJ3

    Going to be an interesting podcast. Purdue was fortunate to win at Penn State, Indiana tried to give game to MSU, but MSU wanted no part of it, and Michigan just never got on track from foul issues

  5. Champions

    The basketball world waits in eager anticipation.

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