here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Games of note, with team we should root for in bold:
Wisconsin and Indiana are in a tight game midway through the second half.
MSU and OSU play at 4:00. (Root for whichever you dislike less.)
Kansas State plays Kansas at 6:00. After rooting for KSU all year, we now want them to lose to protect our seed.
UNLV vs. New Mexico at 6:00. A UNLV upset would be great.
Syracuse vs. Louisville at 8:30. Very important for Louisvile to win here.
Per Northwestern's twitter "Bill Carmody will not return as the head coach of @NUMensBball"
He went 170-178 (.489) as the Northwestern Wildcats head coach. He has coached at Northwestern for 13 years.
I came across an article about the MBB team and the BTT. When speaking about the recent increase in ratings of the BTN, BTN President Mark Silverman said,
However, there’s little question the revival of the sleeping giant in Indiana and strong run by the Wolverines have helped fuel this surge.
Silverman also said,
there were nights where Michigan basketball on BTN did better ratings than the Redwings and Pistons
This is certainly interesting to see Michigan leading the RWs in ratings. I know the RWs are down this year but the RW fans have been loyal for over 10 years.
Deuce2Sports has posted a story looking at conference tournament results for past Final Four participants. The concluding paragraph may provide some solace to Michigan fans:
So, the morel [sic] of the story is the expectations for your team in the NCAA Tournament should dictate how much stock you put into a conference tournament. If you think your team is a possible national champ then make sure it wins its first game. If the Final Four is your ceiling then don't sweat a conference tournament loss as much as the experts want you to.
My roommates (Wisconsin fans) and I are driving down to Chicago in the morning for the tournament. We all agreed that no matter who won or lost the game we would still go.
Thought I would check here to see if anyone from the MGOBLOG world was down there and didn't intend to go to the remaining games. We are looking for 3 or 4 tickets, location doesnt matter, the cheaper the better. I would rather give my money to a Michigan fan than some random guy, so let me know.