Moving Screen: Two losses and lots of questions

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 and Michigan State both lost over the weekend. We look back at both defeats and try to sort through the aftermath.

Does Indiana’s win at the Breslin Center expose serious flaws in Michigan State’s team? Aaron Henry’s role continues to grow without Joshua Langford. How will the Spartans bounce back on the road at Illinois?

Michigan’s offense bottomed out again in Iowa City. We focus on the problems with the Wolverines on offense and search for potential solutions.

Listen to “Ep 14: Two losses and lots of questions” on Spreaker.

(04:20) What to make of Indiana’s win at the Breslin Center
(30:36) How does Michigan fix its offense after a disappointing night in Iowa City?
(57:01) New #1 in Big Ten Power Rankings


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Notable Replies

  1. charlesb

    You really think Purdue is better than Michigan & MSU or are the Power Rankings more of a forecast for who’s going to win the conference regular season?

  2. umhoops

    I think they are certainly playing better basketball right now. The idea behind the power rankings is more of a snapshot in time.

    Michigan’s offense has been bad for the last 5 games. Michigan State has dropped two in a row including a game at home.

    Don’t think it that controversial to have Purdue ahead of those two in a power ranking.

    For example, here’s Torvik rankings since Jan. 1.


  3. charlesb

    That’s fair. Purdue is really overachieving this season, good for them.

  4. wooverine

    Look on the bright side, we’re 19 and f****** 2.

  5. steve

    That’s 20 (and f****** 2)!

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