Mike Lantry, 1972
After the most recent Bracket Matrix update (today, 1:10PM), Michigan is now the top 4 seed, unsurprisingly dropping from their previous spot as the second 3 seed.
36 brackets were updated today; here are the seeds given to Michigan and their frequency:
- 2 (one bracket -- all hail HoopsHD!)
- 3 (six brackets)
- 4 (21 brackets -- including ESPN, CBS, and Yahoo)
- 5 (seven times)
- 7 (one bracket)
Once again, Drew's Bracketology, who you'll discover is a Minnesota fan if you click over to his page (or just read this sentence), is quite bearish on Michigan (and Iowa), listing both as 7 seeds. His bias does not carry over to his Gophers, though, as he has them barely in the field as a 12 seed.
Other B1G seeds according to the Matrix:
- MSU: 2 seed
- Wisconsin: 3 seed
- Iowa: 5 seed
- OSU: 6 seed
- Minnesota: 10 seed
In addition, Nebraska is now listed on two brackets as a 12 seed. For reference there are currently 81 brackets in the Matrix.
B1G teams: MSU #13, Iowa #15, Wisconsin #16, Michigan #20, OSU #24
B1G teams: MSU #14, Iowa #15, Wisconsin #18, Michigan #20, OSU #23
Well this is a rather "different" way of introducing the players. And soon you will get to the NBA like it used to be back in the 70's and early 80's when defense was something not exactly shall we say....embraced.
Let the game begin.
Despite the 75-62 loss to Wisconsin this afternoon, Michigan and Michigan State remain tied at 10-3 apiece atop of the Big Ten after Nebraska took down the No. 9 Spartans on the road 60-51.
For the 5th straight time, the Women of Basketball defeat Illinois, 70-63.
Cyesha Goree had an incredible 30 points and 19 rebounds. She is only the second Wolverine ever to score 30 points in a game, per @umichwbball.
This is a key stretch for Michigan as the regular season winds down if they want to impress the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
Right now in current bracketology, Michigan isn't even listed as a next four out team.
They will most likely have to win out in the regular season and make some noise in the B1G Tournament. Or they could just win the whole B1G Tournament.
The problem with winning out in the regular season is what waits for them in the finale--#11 penn state.
- 2/19 at Indiana | 7pm/MGoBlueTV
- 2/22 vs Iowa | 1:30pm/BTN
- 3/1 at Penn State | 3:30pm/BTN
I heard there was a game today, but I didn't hear about it until the first half was almost over. Apparently, the team must have had the same issue.
Anyway, this should probably start the Beat State Week. Lose the game next week and we basically lose any chance of even sharing the B1G title.
Better make sure the team knows what time the game starts next Sunday. Go Blue, Beat State!