(6-5, 0-0 Patriot)
|Wins (RPI 150+)|
|337||Nov. 13||Sacred Heart||122-118|
|308||Nov. 20||@ Fairfield||63-49|
|330||Nov. 30||@ New Hampshire||63-52|
|328||Dec. 21||@ N.J.I.T.||74-55|
|Losses (RPI 1-50)|
|21||Nov. 15||@ North Carolina||54-62|
|Losses (RPI 51-100)|
|Losses (RPI 101-150)|
|Losses (RPI 150+)|
|295||Dec. 7||@ Hartford||78-90|
Starting Five Stats
Key Bench Players
I assume we will see little to no McGary on the floor, but I don't think will be a problem. Holy Cross doesn't really jump out to me as any threat to upset Michigan.
Michigan 84 - Holy Cross 56
Kim Barnes Arico and the Michigan women's basketball program just received a very nice Christmas present: a verbal commitment from Sam Trammel, a 6-1 power forward out of Eastview H.S. in Apple Valley, Minnesota, who also plays AAU ball for a top squad—North Tartan. Trammel, who was in Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit in early October, is ranked #40 in the 2015 class according to Prospects Nation. That recruiting service offered this scouting report on her in a June 2013 rundown:
Trammel embodies everything that most basketball fans would want out of a power forward. Her strength on the defensive glass and her offensive presence in the lane make her a centerpiece on nearly any squad. What was impressive for us to see in game play was Trammel’s ability to play in the “two-man” game system with a play-making guard. She creates mismatch opportunities because of her ability to set solid screens while also being a threat to score the ball. Look for the 6-1 forward to be an ELITE 100 prospect in the 2015 class.
Trammel is also included in espnW's top 100 watch list for 2015, currently rated a three-star and the #13 forward in the country in that class. Here's their brief take on her posted on her profile page:
Strong, physical insider competes on glass, finishes in key; interior footwork with average mobility in transition; defends in block.
Wake Forest, Iowa, Denver, and Valparaiso are among the other schools who have expressed interest in Trammel.
Michigan's 2015 class is shaping up to perhaps top the 2014 class, which has been ranked among the top 25 classes in the country. With the full rankings for 2015 not yet available, all four of Michigan's 2015 commits are ranked in the top 100 nationally by at least one recruiting service. Here's a quick rundown of the other 2015 commits:
Current Record. 7-4
Record needed to make NCAA Tournament. 18-12. (17-13 would require a lot of luck)
That means Michigan needs to beat Holy Cross and go at least 10-8 in conference play.
Here is the remaining schedule:
|Sat., Dec. 28||vs. Holy Cross||Crisler Center||BTN||
6:30 p.m. ET
|Thu., Jan. 2||at Minnesota *||Minneapolis, Minn.||BTN||6:00 p.m. CT|
|Sun., Jan. 5||vs. Northwestern *||Crisler Center||BTN||TBA|
|Thu., Jan. 9||at Nebraska *||Lincoln, Neb.||ESPN/2||8:00 p.m. CT|
|Tue., Jan. 14||vs. Penn State *||Crisler Center||BTN||8:00 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Jan. 18||at Wisconsin *||Madison, Wis.||ESPN||5:00 p.m. CT|
|Wed., Jan. 22||vs. Iowa *||Crisler Center||BTN||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Jan. 25||at Michigan State *||East Lansing, Mich.||ESPN||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Thu., Jan. 30||vs. Purdue *||Crisler Center||ESPN/2||9:00 p.m. ET|
|Sun., Feb. 2||at Indiana *||Bloomington, Ind.||CBS||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Wed., Feb. 5||vs. Nebraska *||Crisler Center||BTN||6:30 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Feb. 8||at Iowa *||Iowa City, Iowa||ESPN||1:00 p.m. CT|
|Tue., Feb. 11||at Ohio State *||Columbus, Ohio||ESPN||9:00 p.m. ET|
|Sun., Feb. 16||vs. Wisconsin *||Crisler Center||CBS||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Sun., Feb. 23||vs. Michigan State *||Crisler Center||CBS/BTN||Noon or 6 p.m. ET|
|Wed., Feb. 26||at Purdue *||West Lafayette, Ind.||BTN||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Mar. 1||vs. Minnesota *||Crisler Center||BTN||6:00 p.m. ET|
|Tue., Mar. 4||at Illinois *||Champaign, Ill.||ESPN||6:00 p.m. ET|
|Sat., Mar. 8||vs. Indiana *||Crisler Center||ESPN||6:00 p.m. ET|
I predict a 12-6 conference record (losses - @Wisc, @MSU, @Ind, @ Iowa, @Ohio, MSU)
I hate even thinking MSU could sweep, but they're a lot more physical than us and not a team we match up with well. That'll probably result in about a 6 seed in the tourney.
I hope I'm wrong and Michigan wins out.
All around terrible game by the zebras. They disrupted the tempo of the game and they almost fouled out our entire frontcourt. Unbelievable