2021-22 Season

Podcast: We Have Real Games! Early Surprises, Ball Screen Defense, Rotation and More

Welcome to The Pin Down, a new podcast dedicated to Michigan basketball. Dylan Burkhardt and Eric Shapiro will team up once per week to go beyond the surface and break down the details of Michigan’s season. Our goal is to be the smartest Michigan basketball podcast on the internet and we will spend time answering your questions and examining the nuances of the game.

In today’s episode, Eric and Dylan break down Michigan’s opener against Buffalo with high-level takeaways hitting on hot topics like Terrance Williams, ball screen defense, two-foul auto bench, Juwan Howard’s rotations, Spain pick and roll and even more reader questions.

Listen to “We Have Real Games! Early Surprises, Ball Screen Defense, Rotation, and More” on Spreaker.
The podcast is available just about everywhere that you can listen to podcasts (or will be in the coming days).

Notable Replies

  1. PBicanich21

    Great pod! You do expect them to be an elite defense right? Potentially better than last year? Just asking because it almost sounds like you’re suggesting they need to hide Caleb haha

  2. goblue8

    Long term I don’t think the diabate on elite wings things is an absurd thought. Thought crossed my mind during the game, diabate showed elite lateral quickness at img. I could see juwan doing this, sort of reminded me of how juwan put Franz on nance.

  3. colin

    Haven’t listened to the pod yet but rewatched the first 10 min the other night. I really don’t understand why they weren’t playing drop unless it was to get reps against a team they felt they were better than. Their 5’s were non players and Jeenathan would’ve ended up w far fewer looks at the rim.

  4. sportaddict144

    Finally caught the pod. On Diabate guarding wings: “I thought it was an interesting question that someone, I don’t remember who, asked. It’s an interesting thought.” Nicest thing @umhoops has ever said about me.

  5. umhoops

    Sorry for not shouting you out by name, I wasn’t looking at the Q at the time. :rofl:

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