2020-21 Season

Podcast: Midseason report on Michigan, Michigan State, and a fresh Big Ten power ranking

Brendan and Dylan discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 season, Michigan State’s current situation and what could happen over the next few weeks. Then they dive into Michigan’s first loss and bounce-back win against Maryland before an updated Big Ten Power Ranking draft.

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(00:55) COVID, Michigan State and the Big Ten
(17:56) Midseason report on Michigan
(47:32) Big Ten Power RAnkings

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  1. GoBlueScrewOSU7

    I appreciate the opening discussion about covid and the logistics across the board with everything.

    I assume the reality of the NCAA tournament in this landscape is that teams may be forced to forfeit if they can’t compete and the corresponding opponents will be advancing without playing a game.

    Once March approaches there will be some serious nervous energy around the fact that a very promising season can just end without playing basketball.

    Obviously, hopefully the NCAA’s quasi-bubble works flawlessly, but with 68 teams it seems like a tall task.

    As it currently stands, I really hope we don’t play in any conference tournament.

  2. Mdemorest4

    It rhymes with “ornament.”

  3. kejamder

    I also liked the time spent on covid, though they might not have a choice when 1/2 teams on the podcast is paused due to covid. I’m getting really tired of Dakich screaming at anyone who has a take like “maybe this isn’t a great idea for player safety” especially in light of what may have caused what happened to Keyontae Johnson. I would be really really devastated & angry if something were to happen to a UM player…

    To Brendan’s point about Isaiah’s ability to drive + shoot FTs being a valid thing to try a couple times per game: I get that he’s automatic at the line, but there are bad things that can happen if he seeks contact - one is a charge, which is always a gamble with college refs, and the other is injury, which we just saw last night.

  4. theoracle

    I was totally relating to Brendan during the livers discussion.

    Also, I hope there’s a way filter out the mountain-molehill controversy with Davis’ minutes. Don’t know how much more I can take between the pod and board.

  5. BleedBlue

    Guess it depends on one’s definition of molehill, but talking about a difference of who plays 5-8 minutes at center is talking about who is playing center for a 12.5-20% chunk of the game. Close games can definitely be won or lost in 1/5th of a game, and it seems clear Hunter is the much more effective player and has the stamina to play those minutes. Seems like we will just have to wait for a close game (preferably one where Hunter isn’t playing himself off the court like @ Minnesota) to see what Juwan does.

    Platooning the bench guys also becomes a bigger topic if they are playing 5+ min together.

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