this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
The last time Michigan won on a buzzer beater, to my recollection, was Tommy Amaker's first season: January 19, 2002 at Crisler.
Michigan came back from a 10 point deficit against Minnesota in the final 6 minutes to tie the game 69-69. On the final play, Bernard Robinson Jr. threw up a 12 foot floater that went in at the buzzer.
That was the only drama to celebrate that year as the team finished 11-18. The team was so bad, there's no footage of it on youtube or pictures of it on google.
The only other buzzer beater I can think of was the Fab Five's secound round tournament game against UCLA in 1993 with Jimmy King's put back....
Can anyone think of any others?
Tonight Illinios beat Nebraska, 60-49. While this is insignificant in terms of the B1G standings, it's another thing to celebrate because it helps *Beilein's chances for coach of the year, and Nik's chances for player of the year (Petteway had a very pedestrian game, shooting 27% from the field). Another thing to celebrate tonight. Go Blue!
There's been so many people questioning this kid's ability (and downright hating on him). Yet he's made SO many hustle plays in the last few games.
I, for one; am really proud of how he's battled and figured out his role on this team.
7/11, 3/4 FT, 17 points, 8 Rebounds and 3 assists.
And a game-winning shot on his daddy's home floor. Big ups to G.
How far can this team go if Stauskas, LeVert, and GR3 all play well on the same night?
What a finish!
Let's go boys!
The 4 game march to a Big Ten championship begins tonight. Purdue always seems to play Michigan tough, even with inferior competition. Whether they keep it close today probably depends on whether A.J. Hammons shows up or disappears, as he is prone to do. The good guys prevail tonight, 74-62. Predictions?