no, YOU'RE off topic
The charge/blocking foul grey area and how referees use it to favor the home team is the reason basketball will always play second fiddle to football as a spectator sport. While in football there will also be the occasional home cooking (Crable roughing Smith *cough*), the frequency we see it in college basketball makes it that games at certain venues are almost unwatchable, such as games at Assembly and Cameron.
The charge on Parker that went as an And 1, and the last second charge on C.J. Fair where he lept as the Dukie was setting his feet and should have been a no call, are just the latest in what could be a list of at least 1,000 home cooked charge/block calls I've witnessed in my life. In my opinion it literally ruins the game given in close games it frequently swings the outcome. In truth it also extends beyond charges/blocks to ticky tack fouls, but those tend to be used liberally by the refs to bring the team that is down considerably, back in the game.
Duke and Indiana are fine schools with lovely students, but when playing basketball at Assembly or Cameron, f*ck Duke and f*ck Indiana and their home cooked cheese, and to hell with the charge/block rules and how refs interpret them to ruin the true, fair outcome of games.
The Michigan women's hoops squad hosts Iowa at 1:30 this afternoon in a game being broadcast on the BTN. It's Senior Day, with Kendra Seto and Val Driscoll being the two honorees.
For the Wolverines, this is an important game for both BTT seeding and their NCAA hopes. Michigan has an outside shot at the #4 seed and a first-round BTT bye but will more likely end up 5, 6, or 7. With a win against Iowa, they'll most likely be the 5 or 6 seed and will hold the tiebreaker vs. Iowa as this is the only game between the two teams. U-M's Big Ten record is 8-6, while Iowa sits at 8-5.
In terms of the NCAA tourney, I still think getting to the 20-win mark is crucial. Currently 17-10, the most likely path to 20 is a Michigan win today and two wins in the BTT. (The final regular-season game, at Penn State, will be a tough one as PSU will likely be playing for an outright Big Ten title.)
One reason for optimism about a bid if the team can somehow get to 20 wins is the latest S-Factor simulation of the S-curve. Following the win over Indiana (which improved Michigan's road record to a remarkable 9-1), the Wolverines jumped from #61 to #46. Beating Iowa would certainly push them even higher and at a minimum put them squarely on the bubble.
Massey puts Michigan's win probability at 40%.
Not only did Michigan Baseball play Washington to a 7-7 tie last weekend, a Division II basketball game between Winston Salem State and Johnson C. Smith.
A deperation heave knocked out the lights. Yes.
Normally I'm all for college kids having fun but this is UNC. They aren't even that bad this year -- headed for a #8 seed or higher. C'mon now.
B1G released their scheduling guidelines for basketball moving forward with expansion to 14 teams next year: 5 double plays and 8 single plays with no protected rivals or geography in a true rotation. The regular season conference championship could be significantly impacted by schedule fortune.