Peppers at 10, which seems low.
The Big Ten released conference opponents for next year's basketball season. Only one game each against MSU & OSU, but at least we get Sparty at home. Full opponents:
Home: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue
UMHoops has the opponents for each conference team.
I think this is something most college bball players should read and consider before they decide to leave for "greener pastures."
WBB snapped their 3 game losing streak with an imposing 68-52 win over Indiana. Game wasn't as close as the score indicates, either.
Michigan had a 30 point lead at one point. This was a must win game for Michigan, who currently is slotted as one of the "Last Four In" in the bracketology.
Freshman phenom Katelynn Flaherty who usually comes off the bench and does big things, got her 4th start of the season tonight and definitely earned it, leading the team in scoring with 21 points.
Senior star Cyesha Goree didn't have a double-double like she usually does, but that was okay tonight. She still had 12 boards with 3 other Wolverines scoring in double figures (Shannon Smith, Siera Thompson & Flaherty).
Michigan is now 15-11 and 7-8 in the B1G with just 3 games left in the regular season. All games from here on out will be televised.
They head to Minnesota on Saturday for a 2pm game on BTN. That will be a tough one, but IMO, they should win the next 2 out of 3 at the minimum and win a B1G Tournament game. I think they're in regardless if they do that, but the B1G Tournament win locks it up ala MBB in 2010-11.
Harbaugh and his daughter were at Crisler Center for the second straight night.
Coach KBA talks to Jim's daughter, Addie on the court after Michigan wins-
A statistical reason for hope, if you needed any, for basketball next season.
When Caris LeVert & Derrick Walton went down, Michigan was suddenly down 85.4% of their scoring from last season. Only Zak Irvin (15.4 minutes per game), Spike Albrecht (14.7 minutes per game), and Max Bielfeldt (4.7 minutes per game) even played meaningful minutes in 2013-2014.
Next year if LeVert comes back, Michigan will return 92.9% of their scoring from this year while adding Duncan Robinson. Consider the fact that DJ Wilson will be back, as well as the fact that he is one of 6 freshmen, and at least some of them will likely improve going into their sophomore seasons (as some of them have already shown growth) and this team will be downright dangerous next year.
I know hopes are already high for next season for most people but I was pretty surprised by numbers. Aaaaaaaand Harbaugh for football. 2015-2016 will be a good year.