Michigan Basketball: 3 Takeaways, grades from win over Tarleton State

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The turnover issue isn’t going away

Tarleton State is good at forcing turnovers. The Texans were forcing an average of 16 per game before taking on Michigan basketball and that average will go up after the Wolverines had 21.

Michigan was so bad taking care of the all it had just six shots 10 minutes into the game. DeVante Jones had five turnovers and zero points but he wasn’t the only one to blame.

In truth it was everyone. Eli Brooks had careless moments with the ball. Hunter Dickinson got lazy in the post and with the ball and the freshmen made freshmen mistakes.

There is no Zavier Simpson, Mike Smith, or Derrick Walton Jr. on this team. There isn’t a point guard who can handle the press with ease and control the game. It’s going to be a work in progress and a struggle.

Michigan is going to get pressed a lot with the way this has been working out and after six games, it makes you wonder if DeVante Jones should be starting. He can’t avoid fouls and he doesn’t look comfortable trying to beat simple man-pressure and traps.

I’ve said it before, he doesn’t look like a Big Ten point guard and that’s a problem.