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Podcast: Making sense of Michigan and Michigan State with one week to go

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.

We recap a wild weekend of Big Ten hoops with Michigan State losing at Indiana and Michigan winning at Maryland.

Listen to “Making sense of Michigan and Michigan State with one week to go” on Spreaker.

(01:59) Michigan wins at Maryland
(24:31) What happened in Bloomington?


The podcast is available just about everywhere that you can listen to podcasts. If we are missing something important, let me know in the comments.

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  1. Champions

    Since no game until Saturday, I was hoping you will do an “ask me anything” segment.

    Given that we have found our back up center, will they start working Johns at the 4 the rest of the way (would make sense to me), or will they keep him at the 5 until the off season.

  2. AC1997


    During the podcast when discussing the unlikely ascent of Purdue to the top of the league standings you made a statement that Michigan’s conference schedule was easier than theirs. I was wondering what went into that thought. As I see it, the games that they didn’t play are as follows:

    – @ Purdue (tough game, possible loss)
    – Illinois (win)
    – @ OSU (probable win…especially now)
    – Iowa (win)
    – Rutgers (win)
    – @ Nebraska (maybe tough earlier in the year…maybe)

    – Michigan (tough game, possible loss)
    – @ Iowa (tough game, possible loss…as we know)
    – Wisconsin (tough game, probably win at home)
    – @ Illinois (ask MSU about this game…)
    – @ Rutgers (probable win, but road game)
    – Northwestern (easy win)

  3. umhoops

    I was just going off of the KenPom conf SOS numbers where Michigan is last. I guess looking at Torvik, Michigan might finish fractionally ahead of Purdue after playing at MSU.

    I guess my point is that in a tie, I’d give an edge to Purdue for having a more difficult schedule because U-M/Purdue was at Michigan.

    Either way, better point probably would have been that they are about equal. I believe Brendan’s original point was that Purdue played some kind of schedule that was way easier than the rest of the league.

  4. umhoops

    Planning to record a pod tomorrow with a mailbag component if anyone has any Qs.

  5. adamsmit86

    Why is Minnesota the way that they are?

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