From Portage Northern.
As many know, Yost Ice Arena (then Yost Field House) was home to Michigan basketball from 1923-24 - 1966-67.
With teams like sparty and PSU going back to their old buildings recently for a "throwback game", I think it poses an interesting question.
Would you be in favor of Michigan Basketball playing a game in the old barn some day? 2013-14 is Yost's 90th season year in operation.
I realize Jenison and Rec Hall were much easier to configure for basketball than taking down an ice rink. Which is why I think this needs to be done (if it happens) in mid December when hockey has their break before the GLI. Plenty of time to put the rink back up for the new year.
As pointless as it is this early in the season, Lunardi's 1st Bracketology since the season started came out today. In the preseason one, he projected us as a 3 seed, and clearly a lot of things have changed in college basketball since. We are now sitting as a #8 seed in the East bracket going up against Dayton. Seeing as the best win we have so far is against RPI (ESPN) #103 FSU, and our worst loss is RPI #153 Charlotte, 8th seed seems very valid and maybe even a bit generous. Of course, while still interesting, this all means nothing, especially before conference play has begun.
Other interesting points:
- #1 seeds - Arizona, Syracuse, Louisville, OSU
- Big Ten teams (tied with ACC for the most teams with 7) - #1 OSU, #2 MSU, #2 Wisconsin, #6 Iowa, #8 U of M, #10 Indiana, #11 Minnesota
- FSU (#11) is the only team we beat projected to make it to the tourney. Charlotte is our only loss not projected to make it.
Michigan vs. #1 Arizona Wildcats
Kenpom predicts Michigan by 1
I'm pretty surprised this hadn't been posted yet so I figured I would create some morning discussion.
I think we see an in-shape Mitch M-F'in McGary dominate this game and do what he did last year in the NCAA tourney. I'm expecteding 24 points from him to go with 12 boards and 3 steals. Stauskas is close behind him with 20 pts including 3-5 from behind the arc.
Michigan pulls the upset at home against the #1 team in college basketball.
Michigan 65 - Arizona 59
espn's weekly rookie rankings have trey #3 and THJ # 4.
insider, unfortunatley: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/players/rookies/rankings
but the top 10 is:
- Steve Adams
- Nate Wolters
others of note - 12. McLemore; 18. Zeller; 40. glen rice jr.; 42 alex len; 44. Shabazz Muhammad