On to Ohio. I like this matchup, and we'll be ready.
EDIT: I'm not afraid of Craft, and have confidence in Stauskas, Albrecht and Walton not to turn over the ball. Facing the 2-3 defense is only good practice for Michigan. I really want to see Michigan beat Ohio a second time. After today's stinker, Michigan will press their advantage and not let up on the gas in the least. And we're still playing for a 1-seed.
WHOO-HOOOO!!! Michigan is still playing!
Enjoy your Friday and ENJOY SOME BASKETBALL! Here's what's on tap for the afternoon/early evening. I'll be drunk by the time a night games thread is needed...so I'll leave that up to someone else.
|NCAA Division I Games|
|2:30 PM||Dayton vs Saint Joseph's*||NBC Sports Network|
|3:00 PM||South Carolina vs Tennessee*||
|3:30 PM||Alabama State vs Texas Southern*|
|4:00 PM||Middle Tennessee vs Tulsa*||CBS Sports Network|
|6:00 PM||Northwestern State vs Stephen F. Austin*|
|6:00 PM||Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central*|
|6:30 PM||Akron vs Western Michigan*|
|6:30 PM||Portland State vs North Dakota*|
|6:30 PM||Southern Miss vs Louisiana Tech*||CBS Sports Network|
|6:30 PM||Richmond vs (23) Virginia Commonwealth*||NBC Sports Network|
|2:25 PM||(24) Ohio State vs Nebraska*||
|2:32 PM||Pittsburgh vs (15) North Carolina*||
|6:30 PM||Minnesota vs (12) Wisconsin*||Big Ten Network|
|(1) Florida 38, Missouri 34|
I'm not sure we played well enough for POSBANG to get it's own thread. So I've combined.
30 minutes of solid basketball. 10 minutes of s*** the bed. Glad we hung on for the W. Survive and advance.
Midway through the 2nd half, LeVert played BRILLIANT defense. Probably the best position and footwork you've seen all year. It was certainly his best series of the game.
The Illinois player pushes off, creates space and then jumps out of bounds for the dumpoff under the basket and a dunk. No call. Refs +2.
Last possession. LeVert couldn't have played it any worse. Completely out of position - horrible defense.
Illinois misses the floater.
I only started one other MBB game thread this year and it was for Illinois and that one turned out well. Hopefully twice is still a charm.
Tickets just went on sale for the 2014 Progressive Legends Classic Men's Basketball Tournament. Tournament is at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and will be played on 2 nights: November 24th and 25th. Two semifinal games the first night; finals and consolation games the second night. These are the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving if you were curious.
The tournament should be fantastic. The other teams in the tournament are Villanova, VCU, and Oregon.
Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com as of 10am ET.
It's no secret, it's Friday, Pi Day, and first game of the Big Ten Tourney vs. Illinois. Enjoy and Let's Go Blue!