Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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!
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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.