"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
Currently 11-11 with 15:30 to go...
I'm rooting for OSU to LOSE (see what I did there?). If the Buckeyes lose then the majority of the teams I don't want to see end up on the opposite side of the bracket. Including both MSU and OSU. Iowa is the only team on our side and they'd have to win 2 games before seeing Michigan.
B1G Tournament Bracket Generator: http://bball.notnothing.net/big10.php?sport=mbb
It should be Michigan and Wisconsin for the first two 2 seeds. Let's hope for a good tournament run.
Welcome to the Sunday Open thread. Lots of games today, so let's get to the match-ups:
Around the Nation, Wichita State looks to cap off a perfect season against Larry Bird's Sycamores in the Arch Madness Final. This game is on CBS following:
Virginia at fututre Big-10 team Maryland. Maryland winning would be a good thing.
At 2:00 on ESPN3, we can all stream FSU vs. Syracuse, and watch Syracuse try and right the ship. We hope that FSU doesn't let that happen.
In the only other ranked game outside of the Big-10, we have St. Louis trying to figure things out too, and to do that at UMASS might prove too difficult.
There are a couple of mid-major championships today as well.
The Big South features Winthrop vs Coastal Carolina at noon.
FGCU aka "Dunk City" looks to punch their ticket against Mercer at 2:00 on ESPN2.
NW vs Purdue gets the day started on the BTN at noon. The loser gets sole possession of last place!
The day continues with MSU visiting OSU at 4:30 on CBS.
PSU takes on Minnesota at the Barn.
Following the PSU/Minn game is the game of the night. Nebraska looks to hold home court, beat Bo Ryan and the Badgers, and punch their ticket to the Big Dance.
After playing around at this site, http://bball.notnothing.net/big10.php?sport=mbb , if you're in the boat that you want to see Michigan win the BTT, we would want the following results:
Purdue, OSU, PSU, and Neb to win their games. This would have Michigan face the winner of IU/Minn, and the the winner of Neb vs OSU/NW. Iowa, MSU, and Wisc would be on the other side (along with ILL).
Trey Burke just tweeted the following (don't know how to embed):
I wonder if crean did the same thing he did last year after the game in Ann Arbor? Karma, It comes back to bite you eventually! #GoBlue
I love the support that we've been getting lately from Burke, Hardaway, etc. If players are leaving early for the draft, which seems like it's going to be somewhat of a regular thing under Beilein, it's important that these guys still stay connected to the program for publicity and recruiting purposes. Serves as a reminder to recruits about Beilein's recent success in getting players to the league.