Edit: Clearly this means we'll win.
This article really hit home. I grew up in Ann Arbor, and went to my first basketball banquet (then called the "Bust") in 1977 as a 9 year old. This was a year after they made the finals against Indiana, and my 4' 10" self bounced around getting autographs from Phil Hubbard, Ricky Green etc.
The fact is that success in college sports comes, and goes, in spurts. I was senior at Michigan when we won it all in 1989, and hope that the current students appreciate this run no matter where it ends up like we did then. Anyway, this article by a current student in the Daily sums it all with more clarity than my blathering above;
I know someone posted about how Nik has scored 20 in the last two games, however I happened to watch the game and it reminded me of a certain first half Nik had against Florida this weekend in the tourney 4 years ago(SPOILER: He goes 5-5 from deep in the first half on some tough shots). Thought some of you might enjoy the reminiscing on this great basketball day.
If someone could embed for the board or tell me how, the embed link is here
Obviously would love to have Mo Bamba, but just in case, here's the current list of transfers. This particular list makes a distinction between grad transfers and normal, Charles Matthews-type transfers (scroll down). Obviously, Michigan could also roll the scholarship forward
Michigan has an impressive 12-1 record in Sweet 16 games.
Here is the breakdown:
1964 - beat defending champion Loyola (Cazzie Russell and Bill Buntin)
1965 - beat
SEC champion Vanderbilt Dayton (Russell and Buntin again)
1966 - beat Western Kentucky with Clem Haskins (Cazzie still, but Buntin had graduated)
1974 - beat Notre Dame team that had snapped UCLA streak (Campy Russell)
1976 - beat Big 8 champ Missouri (Rickey Green, Phil Hubbard)
1977 - beat Dick Vitale's U Detroit squad (Rickey Green, Phil Hubbard)
1988 - lost to UNC (Glen Rice, Gary Grant)
1989 - beat UNC (Rice, Rumeal Robinson, Terry Mills)
1992 - beat Oklahoma State (Fab Five)
1993 - beat George Washington (Fab Five)
1994 - beat Maryland (Fab Five minus Webber)
2013 - beat Kansas (Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr, Mitch McGary)
2014 - beat Tennessee (
Nick Nik Stauskas, Caris Levert, Glenn Robinson III)