"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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!
With Iowa's loss today, it got me thinking that our loss at Iowa might have actually been our 2nd worst loss of the season besides Charlotte. At the time it was a brutal road game to a ranked team that we were not favored in, but looking at their collapse I think one could actually argue that @Indiana was a harder game given the environment.
As for most underappreciated win, I definitely think @Nebraska has to be the one here. At the time when we won on a final play that went our way, I remember sighing with relief that we didn't have something akin to @PSU last year. I was just happy to get out of there with the win and hoped Michigan would get it together. Looking back, it seems like @Nebraska was borderline muppetworthy. Probably the 4th biggest win of the year after @MSU and @Wisc and vs. MSU, maybe 3rd if people consider a win at Crisler over MSU to be less of an accomplishment but that depends on whether you value the rivalry or a road environment where the opposing team has a 15-0 record outside of your game.
Am I off the mark here on either of these games? I thought about @OSU because we haven't won there in so long but if Michigan had to win one more game again @OSU or @Neb I'd take our chances @OSU.
A friend of mine sent me a BTN screen cap of Tom Cream looking like a sad perv. I'm bored and he's a douche, so I decided to see what I could Photoshop with it. Attached is the transparent image and my attempt at capturing Crean's true sadness... enjoy.