With Wiscy's flameout last night, we're assured that the NCAA title will not be finding a home at a B1G school this season. So the last two Big Ten teams to win the championship are still MSU in 2000 and Michigan in 1989.
The Big Ten has had SIX teams make the championship game since 2000, and we're 0-6 in those games. Interestingly, it's six different teams, too - Indiana in 2002, Illinois in 2005, Ohio State in 2007, MSU in 2009, Michigan in 2013 and Wisconsin in 2015.
Here's to Wagner, Wilson, Rahk and the boys ending that streak in 2018!
Saw this ad on my March Madness app.
Coke is doing a promotion on their site. You can get a custom glass Coke bottle for just $5 with the Block M in place of the name on the "Share a Coke with"
Just throwing this out there while it's still going on. Might be something you wanna get for your office or home as a collectible.
You can get it in Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero versions. I got all 3 myself.
hello, my friends. I am once again here to provide the dankest of memes. The top kek of memes, if you will - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0feo9K_C-Io&feature=youtu.be
Unfortunately, i commissioned this video a day late - otherwise, meme magic would have given us the W yesterday. You can blame this loss on me. I apologize.
Their names are all over the Michigan record books.
Derrick Walton Jr.
- 1,000 Points Club: 1,461; ranked 26th all-time in scoring
- 1,000 Points & 100 Steals Club: 1461/146, 18th member all-time
- 1,000 Points & 400 Assists Club: 1461/499, only the 8th member all-time. List includes the likes of Eric Turner, Antoine Joubert, Gary Grant, Rumeal Robinson, Jalen Rose, Daniel Horton and Trey Burke
- 1,000 Points, 400 Assists, 500 Rebounds Club: The FIRST AND ONLY MEMBER IN MICHIGAN HISTORY
- 1,000 Points & 500 Rebounds Club: 1461/563, first member since Zack Novak
- 100 3-Pointers Club: 234, ranked #4 all-time at Michigan behind Louis Bullock, Dion Harris and his teammate Zak Irvin.
- 500 Points & 500 Rebounds Club: 1461/563
- 500 Rebounds Club: 563, ranks #34 all-time in rebounds at Michigan.
- Four double-digit assist games
- Seven point-rebound double doubles
- Three assist-point double doubles
- Triple Double on 12/19/2015, one of just five players in program history to accomplish this.
- Single Game Record Holder for Assists with 16 a couple weeks ago at Nebraska
- Three 100-Assist season, just one of eight men to do so at Michigan and the first since Daniel Horton
Walton holds Michigan B1G Tournament records for the following-
- Single Game 3FG Percentage (44%, 2017 vs UW)
- Single Game Free Throws (10, 2017 vs MIN)
- Single Game FT Percentage (1.000, 2017 vs MIN)
- Single Game Assists (12, 2016 vs IU)
- Career Starts (11)
- Career Free Throws Made (34)
- Career Free Throw Attempts (37)
- Career Assists (55)
- Career Steals (17)
- 1,000 Points Club: 1,611; 13th all-time in scoring
- 1,000 Points & 100 Steals Club: 1611/103, 19th member
- 1,000 Points & 500 Rebounds Club: 1610/532
- 100 3-Pointers Club: 241, ranks #3 all-time
- 500 Points & 500 Rebounds Club: 1,610/531
- 500 Rebounds Club: 531, tied at 39th all-time with Campy Russell
- Co-Career Record Holder for Games Played: 142 (Jordan Morgan)
- Four Point-Rebound Double Doubles
Irvin holds Michigan B1G Tournament records for the following-
- Single Game Defensive Rebounds (11, 2015 vs UW)
- Single Game Minutes Played (45, 2017 vs PU)
- Career Games Played (12 games)
- Career Points (156 in 12 games)
- Career Field Goals Made (61)
- Career Field Goal Attempts (133)
- Career 3-Pointers (20)
- Career 3-Point Attempts (57)
- Career Defensive Rebounds (58)
- Career Rebounds (61)
- Career Minutes Played (378)
I am trying to figure out the game strategy there, last night in particular. He was a disaster defensively against Ok. St. and that was an up and down shoot out where Wagner was a little bit of a fish out of water in that game. I was on board there. He also clearly has a lot of learning to do with regard to the team defensive principles, positioning, etc.
However, I did not particularly understand it last night. He wasn't shooting well but he was at least making Oregon have to contend with a "big person" in the lane, if nothing else, and he was finishing when they found him near the rim. Robinson also did not play well against Louisville and had jacked a couple of ill-advised shots in the first half last night. He could not contain dribble drive at all, either.
I understand that this will possibly bring quite a bit of Beilein venom out, and equally as much "he has been coaching for 30 years I think I will go with his idea," but aside from those scorching takes, what was the reasoning there? It would really be unfortunate if Wagner decided to go ahead and take his talents somewhere where dollars are paid next year, and I don't know if that was ideal timing for whatever clever idea lead to the decision to sit him for that stretch. Perhaps there was something that I was missing that factored into it?