Originally written on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Many college basketball analysts have lamented what is seen as an over-coaching epidemic after seeing scoring fall to historic lows; according to Ken Pomeroy, scoring this season is at its lowest since 1952. Analysts and coaches have speculated that this is partly due to coaches feeling the need to control everything that happens on the court, with their ultimate fear being a turnover. While John Beilein despises turnovers and places an emphasis on valuing possessions, that doesn’t mean he wants to expressly dictate the action on the court. In fact, just the opposite. Michigan hasn’t been affected by the offensive ineptitude across college basketball. The Wolverines have scored 315 points on 273 NCAA tournament possessions; an impressive 1.15 points per-possession. Beilein values what he calls “flow,” or the ability of the players to run the offense themselves. He would like that to encompass the majority of his offense, but with such a young team it is difficult at times for that t...
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