here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Joe Lunardi's latest bracketology is out - he has Michigan as a #2 seed in the East, with possible matchups against #7 Gonzaga, #3 Duke/#6 Umass, with #4 Oklahoma and #1 Syracuse (and #5 Wisconsin) in the top half.
#2 is the highest projection I've seen so far, but hey, it's January. Beilein has another 6 weeks to work further magic.
I think Michigan starts slow in this one, but pulls away in the 2nd half for a 79-63 win. Last night showed us there are no easy wins in the Big Ten, even at home against teams in the bottom half of the conference. Beilein will have them ready to go. Predictions?
Obviously not just a shooter reference included in the write-up:
These matchup nightmares aren’t necessarily an elite scorer, a potential NBA lottery pick or someone who fills up the stat sheet each night. They’re simply the toughest players in college basketball to get ready for. Certain stars are obvious: Kansas’ Joel Embiid, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Duke’s Jabari Parker come to mind.
But who are some under-the-radar matchup nightmares? Which lesser-known players affect a coach’s preparation more than almost any others? Let’s take a look at the top 10.
Tie game in the final minute at Columbus!
Later, Wisconsin and Northwestern.
I'm not sure how to embed, but here is a video with mostly the same clips from the front page video of Stauskas. I've just removed the play-by-play and added an appropriate song ("You Can't Stop Me" -Andy Mineo). If mods deem this unworthy because of the front page post that's fine, I just figured some here would like it and it takes 20 seconds to post. Go Blue!