at least it's not just us?
Pretty solid read over al, grantland ranks the top 12 college teams each week and this week we have jumped into the #1 spot.
From the Rivals discussion board, here's a link to an interesting ESPN piece on Larry Nance, Jr., a kid Beilein was recruiting from the 2011 class. Beilein was looking at him as a late offer and I think we ended up taking Beilfeldt instead. Turns out he's having quite a nice season, at Wyoming of all places. It's pretty clear that Beilein and Company are some of the best evaluators of talent in the country.
As a random aside, it makes me wonder why Ben Braun didn't succeed more at Cal given that he seemed to have a similar eye as Beilein.
Record : 9-6 (0-2)
RPI : 60
SOS : 17
0 wins vs RPI top 100
|Losses (RPI 1-50)|
|43||Dec. 15||@ Oregon||38-60|
|35||Jan. 2||@ Ohio State||44-70|
|Losses (RPI 51-100)|
|98||Dec. 23||@ UTEP||52-68|
|Losses (RPI 101-150)|
|148||Nov. 24||Kent State*||60-74|
Starting Five (based on last game played)
F. 6'10". 234 lbs. Brandon Ubel. SR
12.5 PPG. 6.6 RPG. 1.3 APG. 3.3 PF. 31 MIN
This should be an interesting matchup with Morgan/McGary. If they get Ubel in foul trouble, they have no depth to back him up and are in trouble.
G-F 6'6". 214 lbs. Shavon Shields. FR
4.8 PPG. 4.2 RPG. 4.8 FGA. .417 FG%
He has been in foul trouble 3 of past 5 games. Doesn't appear to be an offensive threat at all.
G. 6'2" 181 lbs. Ray Gallegos. JR
13.0 PPG. 2.8 RPG. 7.5 3PA, .32 3P%
He shoots a lot of 3s and makes around 1/3 of them.
G. 6'5" 216 lbs. Dylan Talley. SR
13.5 PPG. 5.5 RPG. 2.2 APG. 35.0 MIN
He is probably their best all around player and will be in most of the game.
G. 5'9" 164 lbs. Benny Parker. FR
3.8 PPG. 1.8 RPG. 2.7 APG
This isn't even fair. Trey Burke is going to go off on this guy.
G-F 6'7" 191 lbs David Rivers. SO
5.3 PPG. 3.4 RPG. 20.1 MIN
G. 6'2" 199 lbs. Mike Peltz. JR
1.1 PPG. 2.1 RPG. 15.2 MIN
C. 6'11" 314 lbs. Andre Almeida. SR - May or may not play.
7.1 PPG. 4.2 RPG. 17.4 MIN
OVERALL THOUGHT OF THIS TEAM
Release: ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Michigan guard Trey Burke as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 6. The USBWA's weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and will be handed out each Tuesday through Feb. 19 this season.
Not too much going on tonight, but a couple games of interest to Michigan.
Pitt is up 18 playing @ #19 Georgetown with 15 left to play in the second. A great showing by them after their 0-2 start to Big East play, which is obviously goood for Michigan.
The other game of interest for Michigan is #15 Ohio State @ Purdue. With 10:20 left in the second, Ohio State is up 59-50 with a 1 and 1 coming up for Purdue. Hopefully the Boilermakers can mount the comeback.