at least it's not just us?
I know the fan vote won't really affect whether Trey Burke wins the Cousy Award, but this is a another Michigan-Ohio battle, and it's being lost right now—29.8% to 17%.
You can vote here once a day, per e-mail address, through March 7. Spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, etc.
I'm drinking Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale. Pretty smooth APA. Anyone else had it yet?
Upset number two on the way tonight to upset the new "number one team" in the conference.
Others tonight include Pitt @ Cinci, Louisville @ ND, and Gonzaga is playing.
Proceed with belittling comments about Sparty so I may laugh while becoming drunk.
BONUS: What are you drinking?
Another game, another series of questionable calls, another torrent of frustration on the MgoBoard.
The B1G is the best conference in basketball this year, but one thing appears to be the same this year as every year: B1G officials let a lot of physical play go, and the games are tough as a result.
In past seasons the question has been asked, "Does this hurt Big Ten teams in the tournament?" The logic being that the NCAA tournament is not called the same way the B1G regular season is. I don't think the contrast in officiating has changed much, but there is one thing that has:
I wonder if Michigan, as it is built this year, is better-suited to winning in the NCAA tournament than in its own conference. As we've progressed into the meat of the conference season, Michigan continues to be good at shooting 3s and moving the ball in transition, but as B1G teams bog games down into half-court grindfests and officials allow muggings underneath the basket, Michigan's penetration offense has become significantly less substantial.
In the tournament, Michigan's ability to stay out of foul trouble will be a big plus, and defenders won't get away with handchecking Burke and mauling our frontcourt. All of the adjustments other B1G teams have to make are ones that come naturally to this club. Won't this play to Michigan's strengths when the games really matter?