"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
For the second time in his career and first time this season, Trey Burke earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors. One of the most amazing stats mentioned in the mgoblue.com press release, excerpted below, is his 43 assists to just 6 turnovers in his last six games—that's an assist-to-turnover ratio of more than 7 to 1.
Burke averaged 23.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals, shot 71.4 percent from the field (20-for-28) and 50.0 percent (4-for-8) from long range in wins over Binghamton (Dec. 11) and West Virginia (Dec. 15).
Opening up the week against Binghamton, Burke's 19 point, five assists and four rebounds helped U-M to the 67-39 victory. He finished the game 8-for-12 from the field, including three long range buckets in 30 minutes of action. Closing the week, Burke guided U-M to its third victory in New York City after an 81-66 win over West Virginia at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He scored a season-best 27 points after finishing with a new career high for field goals as he was 12-for-16 from the field. He added eight assists with zero turnovers, five rebounds and tied a career-best three steals in 38 minutes of action.
For the season, Burke is averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting 53.5 percent from the field. He is the only Wolverine to score in double figures in all 11 games and has four 20-plus point games. He recorded his first career 10-plus assist game and first career double-double with 18 points and 11 assists against N.C. State (Nov. 27) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Over his last six games he has 43 assists to just six turnovers.
The last time Michigan was ranked #2 was in mid-January 1993.
I noticed there wasn't a thread on this, but Darius Morris had a career high with 15 points, including 3-5 from behind the arc, in just under 19 minutes of playing time, Let's hope this is the beginning of a nice stretch by D-Mo.
Great win by our boys tonight, our leaders led and our frosh, well, played like frosh, it's all good though, i love watching this team and we're headed for a pretty special season I think.
Hope Horford is not seriously hurt either.
Go Blue and keep those commits coming in two's as well, great day!!!
Edit: Congrats to M Hockey beating # 7 WMU 2-0 as well and posbangs all around
Ok, I know that ticket inquiries go on the spreadsheet. But I don't know how to add a new line to the spreadsheet looking to buy tickets . . . can a mod help me? I'd like to find 3 tickets to the Michigan - Northwestern game (Thurs. Jan 3, 6pm, Evanston.) Northwestern's athletic website doesn't have any available. Should I contact Michigan's ticket office? Someone else? A year ago, there was a great deal (posted here) by which I bought tickets to the Michigan - Northwestern football game. I haven't seen anything similar for the Michigan - Northwestern Basketball game. I'd like to take a friend and fellow alum as a 50th birthday gift, and also bring my 11 year old son.
Michigan looking to start 11-0 and move into the top 2.