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The game just ended and Michigan did something they haven't done very much in their program's history.
At Crisler Center, Michigan just demolished Penn State 89-53. Michigan hadn't beaten PSU since 2010.
This is only the 10th win ever (10-31 series record) over PSU for Michigan WBB. Shannon Smith had 17 points with Sierra Thompson having a 10 point outing.
Great way to rebound and even up the B1G record at 1-1. Next one is a big one: Sunday vs #24 MSU.
Coach Kim Barnes Arico won her 50th career game at Michigan two weeks ago. She hasn't even been here 3 full seasons yet.
After our great comeback today with the Comeback Kid present, we have begun the conference portion of our very difficult path towards the post season on the right foot. But, taking a look back so far, I have some questions/concerns regarding our non-conference scheduling.
How come we only played 12 games? Every other big ten school had 13 except for Nebraska. If this was on purpose because of some unknown rule, why was one of these 12 games against D2 Hillsdale, therefore not counting in the eyes of the NCAA committee?! We basically ended non conference 6-5 instead of possibly 8-5. With our weakest, least-experienced team in the past 4 years or so, this seems like a major self-inflicted wound (besides our terrible losses). Am I missing something? Obviously winning more games would solve this issue, but it seems like we really left 2 possible additions to the win column on the table.
With that said, I will now resume Harbaughing.
ANN ARBOR GOING UP ON A TUESDAY
Let's not forget our boys on the court. The real season starts today. Go Blue.
EDIT: Per ESPN, Jim will be introduced at halftime. Whether or not that is on TV is unknown, at least to me. I have to imagine they will show this on TV since it's such a big deal.
And GO BLUE!
If you're headed to the game tomorrow, don't forget to wear your khaki's!