Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 1/5/13
Dustin Johnston In its first two Big ten games, Michigan is dealing with the two extremes of the tempo spectrum: Northwestern, at 64 possessions per game, played at a slow pace typical of a team running the Princeton offense. Iowa, at just over 70 possessions per game, is the fastest team in the Big Ten likes to push the ball upcourt for quick shots. John Beilein addressed the stark difference in styles during a press conference in Saturday. “When you’re getting ready to play Northwestern, it’s very difficult prep, it’s incredible, and any other team that follows up, you have to scrap everything because it’s going to be different again,” Beilein said. “So, in the two days of turnaround, you have to go back to some other things that we emphasize, to go back to play Iowa.” The Hawkeyes played their first Big Ten game at home against Indiana, and while at first glance the score may indicate a slower pace, don’t be fooled — Iowa racked up 78 possessions but simply couldn’t shoot or score,
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