there would have to be some to wash away
Back in February, MGoUser mistersuits posted a diary titled, "Remaining MBB Games: The Path to 30." It received 10 up votes and no down votes. Apparently, the rest of you aren't as superstitious as me.
I was very anxious about the jinx-inducing possibilities of that post - the whole, "don't count your chickens before they're hatched," thing. Well, we reached 30 wins today and I think we have a potential replacement for The_Knowledge in mistersuits.
He had us reaching 30 wins by getting to the elite 8. The Wisconsin and Penn State games forced us to advance to the final 4 to reach 30. According to mistersuits, this ties our highest non-vacated win-total ever.
According to Michigan Basketball's Facebook page:
ATTENTION: Michigan will be arriving at Crisler Center at 9:30 p.m. Be there to welcome home your FINAL FOUR BOUND Wolverines!
Just saw an update saying they are in Detroit, should be at Crisler around 11:30PM
A few weeks back, at the beginning of the tournament, Jalen Rose made some comments about how he hoped to reunite the Fab Five by getting tickets to watch the Wolverines play in Atlanta. Always the polarizing figure on these very pages*, this was met with mixed reaction.
Some people said things along the lines of, "Jalen, it's not about you and the Fab Five anymore. Why would you announce that you are buying courtside tickets with the rest of the Fab Five and make it all about you, you're so selfish, etc."
Personally, I like Jalen Rose and think he has been a (mostly) good representative for the University. I did not mind the comments, though I can understand why some may have felt that way.
ANYWAY, on sportcenter they asked Rose to compare the current team to the Fab Five (this is inevitable, and certainly not the fault of Jalen), and it seems like he took some of y'alls criticism to heart, specifically saying that he did not want to make the comparison because this team is special in their own way, and this final four trip is about them. Good for him.
Link? http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9118211 Link.
* Shout out to THE_KNOWLEDGE. Pretty awesome how he picked Wichita St. in the final four.
** He didn't do it on these very pages, but obvs. he did, and is totally soaring.
Trey Burke was named the most oustanding player of the NCAA South Regional. Also he was named to the all All-Region team with Mitch McGary and Nick Stauskas.
Also check out this final four shirt. It has both vacated years on it....
Very interested in the storyline of this game. Beilein has to be one fo the coaches who knows this zone inside and out.
Also, I'd love to read some early analysis of how Cuse stuffed the IU offense - seemed like Yogi Ferrell was lost out there against the vaunted 2-3. Lots of TOs forced, but it was interesting that that Cuse stopped any Hoosier transition game as well.