The University of Michigan men’s basketball team played one game last week, and they lost it. On Saturday (12/20/2014), they lost to SMU 62-51 in Crisler Arena. The loss drops Michigan’s season record to 6-5.
Michigan has now lost 4 games in a row, and hopes for this season are fading. As I said last week, the NJIT loss appears to have destroyed Michigan’s confidence. This is a broken, dysfunctional team. When adversity hits, they fold their tents and go home.
The SMU game was a dreary affair. Michigan shot really poorly, especially from 3-point range, and they rarely got an offensive rebound, so it was just “one and done”, over and over again. Even when they rallied and finally got a lead, 48-45, with just under 8:00 left, they went stone cold and allowed SMU to rattle off 17 unanswered points to put the game out of reach, before they got a meaningless 3-pointer with 45 seconds left.
Once again, I’m not going to examine the team or individual stats for the game. In short, the team played poorly, and no one had a good game individually.
This week, Michigan only plays one game. On Monday (12/22/2014, 8:00 p.m., BTN), they play Coppin State in Crisler. This could be Michigan’s last chance to win another game this season. They should be able to beat Coppin State, but who knows any more.
Check back here next week to see what happened, and why.