Monday, December 16, 2019

Michigan Monday: Awards and OT Loses

Michigan Basketball dropped its first home loss under Juwan Howard on Saturday.  The Wolverines got off to another cold start and worked its way back to force OT only to lose on a Simpson sky hook layup that bounced off the rim.

Zavier Simpson has had a bit of an unusual year so far.  He is turning the ball over more frequency and was getting beat regularly to the rim by the Ducks point guard in the 2nd half.   He did make a great play on the final play of regulation to force OT.  

This game is what's great about college basketball.  Playing difficult games early, makes your team better later in the year.  Yes, you would like to win these games but even if you don't, you can count it up to experience and hopefully see the results later in the season and in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Michigan Basketball is down to 14 in the AP 
Michigan also held its awards show last night and there were plenty of winners.   
  • Shea Team MVP 
  • Ronnie Bell, Top Skill Position Offense
  • Ambry Top Skill Position Defense 
  • Nico, Offensive Player of the Year
  • Uche Defensive Player of the Year 
  • Hudson Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year:  Charbonnet - offense, Dax - defense, Giles - ST 

The bigger news is that the players don't expect anyone to be sitting out the bowl game.  


szanreno said...

Congrats to Shea and the whole group!!!

MichiganMan said...

9 more months to wait before we do this all over again