Four games left in the regular season, let's finish strong! Go Blue, let's beat these guys!
The first post-season basketball championship of any kind won by U-M was the 1984 NIT. Here's a video of the entire final game against Notre Dame. The video quality is poor, but for those of us who remember that era, it's still priceless.
A couple things I remember:
- So many great names on this team: Tim McCormick, Roy Tarpley, Antoine Joubert, Eric Turner, Richard Rellford...
- For unknown reasons, they used a red-white-and-blue basketball in the NIT this year, like the old ABA.
An NIT championship is like kissing your sister, but damn, this whole ride was fun 31 years ago.
So, it's either win the B1G Tournament (lol) or the NIT.
No sub .500 team has ever been in the NIT. The .500 rule no longer exists.
Michigan will have a shot at the NIT if they go 2-2 in the final regular season games and win a B1G Tournament Second Round game to finish 16-16.
I really don't care for the choice, but Beilein declined a CBI bid in 2010 and the 2010-11 team exceeded expectations by a mile so...