Yes indeed folks, Our longtime captain is making a return to the great state of MICHIGAN to watch our beloved Wolverines beat down lil brother. Maybe Novak being there can help MICH to once again win at the Breslin center?
Kenpom's latest blog entry covers the late game 3-point situation and what's a smarter option: fouling or not fouling. For those of you still arguing one way or the other, it's a really interesting read. If you don't want to take the time to read it all, the basic conclusion is that losses are so rare that neither option is more of a guarantee than the other.
He does note that it's possible that Michigan, by virtue of having fouls to give, might be in a slightly different position than most of the games in his analysis (in fact, the Michigan game doesn't fit his sample set, as he chose games where the team that's losing gets their possession with 5-12 seconds remaining, presuming those situations lead to a better quality shot than what Brust had).
Personally, I'm in the "shit happens" camp where you play defense and make them hit an extremely low percentage circus shot.
Anyone watching the game? Pretty big in terms of making our non-conference win that much more impressive come selection committee time.
What are some of the other big non-conference wins around the nation that are comprable? Previously I would have pointed to MSU's win over Kansas as a big one, but if KSU pulls off the upset, ours will look better and maybe does already.
Butler probably has the biggest one in their upset of IU.
According to Coach Brown. Hopefully we can get a commitment from one of them.
M has made some terrible uni decisions the past few years that have set the board off. At this point I am just happy that basketball uni's with sleeves haven't popped up in A2. Wtf?
Congrats to Mitch for earning his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor this season.
This past week he averaged 13 points, 7 boards and 3.5(!) steals. Glad to see him stepping up in Jordan Morgan's absence.