at least it's not just us?
This Saturday, Michigan has a chance to go undefeated this season at the Crisler Center (fka Crisler Arena).
When was the last time this has happened? I tried to find out and the best answers I came up with were that we went 9-0 at home in `47-`48 and then had an undefeated B1G home record in `64-`65 (11-0). I assume there must be a more recent season, but maybe not.
Aside from all of this, I'm damn proud of this team and the fans. Crisler has actually given us a noticeable home-court advantage for the first time in a while.
Cbssports.com's Jerry Palm posted an updated bracketology this morning. Similar to what we've been seeing from other sites, such as espn earlier this week, Michigan is still a 3 seed.
I think it's safe to say that Michigan's win this past Tuesday does put us at a firm 3 seed.
So now we have 3 regular season games left: vs Purdue, at Illi, and at Penn St. We should win all 3, but we will probably win at least 2 out of 3. That puts Michigan at 23-8. We get a bye in the conference tourney either way. We SHOULD win the first game (second round) which puts Michigan in the semi-finals. We do all that and finish 24-9. I say that puts Michigan at a 3 seed still, which would be great.
How to go to a 2 seed: go 3-0 to finish season (easily possible) and then go to the conference tourney finals. That would put us at 26-8 ….what do you think,..you think that would be enough to get to a 2 seed…or would we need to be co-conference regular season champs also (and also win the conference tourney)?
We obviously can still drop to a 4 or 5 seed by losing another regular season game and losing in the first game (second round) of the conference tourney (possible). And we could drop to a 6-7 seed by completely stumbling.
The website Complex has published an article (with great pictures!) of the best shoes Michigan players have worn through history. It's an awesome look back on the days of Ricky Green all the way to today. I remember most of these shoes, but forgot how many different styles the Fab 5 wore...many wearing different styles at the same time.
Your #1 shoe:
1. Nike Air Flight Huarache
Who: Chris Webber
After 1992, college basketball was never the same. Five kids from Michigan got together and decided they were going to rock baggy shorts, play with some major swag, and take the game by storm. It was also the year Nike released one of its most unconventional sneakers of all time, the Air Flight Huarache. Tinker Hatfield designed a shoe unlike anything before, inspired by a Mayan sandal. The shoe was one of the first to be stripped of unnecessary materials for a lightweight masterpiece. The baddest shoes on the baddest squad.
The Free Press reports that two U-M women's basketball signees have been named finalists for the Michigan Miss Basketball award. Congrats to Kelsey Mitchell of Inkster and Madison Ristovski of Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, who signed LOIs in November as part of Michigan's class of 2012. The winner from among the five finalists will be announced March 12.
Three Wolverines have garnered this award previously: Jenny Ryan (2009), Krista Clement (2003), and Tabitha Pool (2000).
Michigan falls short to purdue on senior night, 60-49.
The seniors have nothing to be ashamed of. They leave on a 3 game win streak against ohio, something that hasn't been done in program history.
Thought I'd post this because it's nice to see an Ohio guy with some high praise for Michigan. He tries to get the Beilein for Coach of the Year train going. Definitely a good read for hoops fans as well.