landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Filed under "so you're sayin' there's a chance", Beilein apparently checked with Josh Jackson's mom to see if there was any interest. That's about all there is to it at this point, but I was surprised that even happened.
Apparently Jackson was set to decide this past Thursday but pushed it back a week or so for some reason. Most folks think he's going to Kansas, with a few thinking he may go to Zona if Rawle Atkins doesn't, and MSU fans think he's going to MSU.
With half the Final Four field now set, we have two more games to get through yet -
Going now on TBS, Virginia and Syracuse are going at it - the Cavaliers are up 11-8 with about 11:30 to go in the first half.
Later on TBS - approximately 8:49 PM unless something happens in the current game, you'll get Notre Dame and North Carolina.
This was announced last night and I can't believe that it hasn't been posted yet. It's almost like there is cloud of guilt surrounded his name on this board.
Michigan announces Caris LeVert has undergone foot surgery in New York City.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 27, 2016
The Big 10 title drought has been much discussed. During these games I have noticed that the opponents have been on the foul line much more, so I did a little research. In the past 6 title games (all losses) the opponent on average has shot 10.2 free throws more than the Big 10 team.
Here are the free throw stats:
- 2015 - Wisc 10, Duke 20
- 2013 - UM 25, Louis 23
- 2009 - MSU 29, UNC 40
- 2007 - OSU 17, Flor 25
- 2005 - Ill 6, UNC 19
- 2002 - IU 7, Mary 28 (B1G I know ;))
What is the cause of this? Does the Big 10 team suddenly hack more in the final? Or do the refs show an anti-Big 10 bias? It could be argued with equal free throw attempts the Big 10 would have won 4 to 5 additional titles.
Thank you for your input.
I'll start a thread for those paying attention to basketball as well as hockey - the advantage of having multiple devices / TVs / etc...
Anyhow, we're trimming down the Elite Eight beginning tonight, of course. Currently on CBS, Oklahoma is leading Oregon 59-44 with just under 15 minutes to go in the 2nd half. Later on, also on CBS, we'll have Villanova and Kansas in the other 1-2 battle.
With the Big Ten crapping the Sweet Sixteen bed, and Maryland, Wiscy and Indiana all losing, history remains unchanged: The last two Big Ten teams to win the NCAA title are still Michigan (1989) and MSU (2000). Maryland in 2002 does not count.
It truly is amazing how inept the B1G has become in the NCAAs. Since MSU's title in 2000, B1G teams have made the Final Four 12 times (MSU 5, OSU 2, Wisconsin 2, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana 1), with nothing to show for it.
If coffee is for closers, then the Big Ten will have to drink tea for another year.