Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
So what about them early in the year made them look unbeatable if you think they are so awful?
I don't think they're awful, but I think they were overrated by playing weak competition. I think they would have been 5th in the Big 10. They were a good college team (with no NBA players in the starting lineup), but they played a team that has 4 guys that will eventually be 1st round draft picks. Florida is not a great offensive team. They didn't have anybody that they could rely on to score points. In the regular season their up tempo style got them a lot of points because they were more athletic and could get easy points off their defense or in transition. Michigan cut that off, and Florida's half court offense was helpless.
I think Donovan did a great job with this team. He knew where they were weak and figured out a way to compensate for that. He could mask those deficiencies playing in a weak SEC because Florida was stronger and quicker than other teams. But Michigan was a bad matchup for them.