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Video: John Beilein previews trip to Iowa

John Beilein met with the media today to preview Michigan’s road trip to Iowa.

Posted by Michigan Basketball on on Thursday, January 31, 2019

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  1. MaizeBlue10

    Yep, this one is very interesting.

    Michigan has been average on offense, but how much does it come alive against Iowa’s pathetic defense? Likewise, how much are we going to see Michigan’s elite defense slow down Iowa’s elite offense?

    Truth be told, I’m more curious in the Michigan D vs, Iowa O battle.

  2. UMHoopsFan

    In 3 games against UM last year, Iowa scored 68 in 66 possessions, 59 in 67 possessions, and 71 in 75 possessions – totals of 198 pts in 208 possessions (.95 pts/possession). In those games they shot 15 3s (40%), 10 3s (20%), and 23 3s (30%), including OT.

    Their offense, which has a lot of the same players, was good last year but is even better this year, turning the ball over less, shooting more 3s, and getting to the foul line more (though less offensive rebounding). Still, I like UM’s chances of slowing Iowa’s offense down.

  3. tarverine

    Beilein once again talked up Brooks’ defense big time. I’m not seeing what the people who complain about it are seeing.

  4. chazer

    I stress over every game but this team can ball!! I’m not sure if they’ll win because they have a big target every night they play! Teams bring their best because a win over UM is now a resume builder. They can take a punch…if Iowa does not D up our guys will go hard to the rack! GO BLUE!

  5. kellen.hayes

    Defense isn’t exactly sexy, but when Brooks comes in with X, there’s no drop in D and a marginal drop in offense. For Poole, we lose offense significantly, but gain D significantly. He’s a good bench player for this team this year. It may change in the future, but the role works.

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