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An NCAA berth is a pipe dream, and if Beilein can pull this off, it'll be a better coaching job than making the final in 2013. So let's get real and look at our chances of making the NIT.
Last year, the worst records in the NIT field belonged to Georgetown (17-14) and West Virginia (17-15). So, for the sake of argument, let's say we need to get to 17 wins to even have a shot.
We're 12-7 right now with at least 12 games remaining (11 regular-season and at least one in in the B1G tourney). So we need at least five more wins.
I only see three likely wins: home against Nebraska and Rutgers, and at Northwestern.
There are four more possible wins: home against Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa, and the Big Ten tourney opener.
There are five that are extremely unlikely: home against Wiscy, on the road against MSU, Indiana, Illinois and Maryland.
Michigan 12-7 5-2 on the season with today's 54-50 weird guy victory at Rutgers.
Let's beat these fools finally even without Levert. Dawkins time!
A daily reminder to Vote for Beilein and the St. Louis Center.
From a recent Freep article. He feels the Levert injury was an overuse issue and feels the injury to his Freshmen Bess was as well.
"When you see a thing like LeVert — and here's where I have changed, too, over the last three or four years — in my basement, when the best player on somebody else's team went down, I'm not different than a fan. Hell, I'm happy as hell because I've got to win games," Izzo said Monday at his news conference. "When you go through a bunch of injuries yourself, I wouldn't have wished this (on them), I am not happy.
John Beilein has moved up from #13 since it was last posted about on this board to #9. I've been voting daily and like to think I played a small part in moving him up. St Louis Center would get the following amount if Beilein is eliminated in the following rounds:
- Round 1: $1,000
- Round 2: $7,500
- Round 3: $10,000
- Round 4: $15,000
- Winner: $100,000
He is supporting St. Louis Center:
http://www.stlouiscenter.org (located in Chelsea, MI)
Mission: St. Louis Center is a caring, residential, family living and learning environment providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)
Vision: Our vision is to create a future in which every resident is provided a continuum of life-long care in a safe, comfortable, supportive, and family-like environment in which the individual's right to self-determination and personal decision-making, along with the need for dignity, respect, tradition and spirituality are honored.
MGoUser buddhafrog related that he worked there while in college and that it left a lasting (very positive) impression:
I worked there while at university and that place taught me so many important, lasting lessons. It houses and cares for kids and adults with a different levels of disabilities. Some of the residents are placed by family, while some are wards of the state and have no family. Many of the youth I worked with (not all, and I won't put a % on this) had been abused, some unspeakably. This place literally saves lives, gives dignity and hope to families and residents who need both, and it does so responsibly with a very limited budget and a dedicated staff. It's an incredible place, and it has partnered with UM for more than 20 years. Please vote for Beilein / St. Louis Center.