The group of players representing the United States in basketball in a highly competitive and close game in Gold Medal game
Up only 3 with under 2 minutes to go in third with the refs blowing the whistle on seemingly every possession for both teams so anything is possible.
Kobe has to wondering where this version of Pau Gasol was hiding during the NBA season.
Edit: Title changed
ESPN College Gameday will be featuring a Michigan game for the second year in a row now as they will be on the road on February 2nd to take on rival indiana.
Once again, we have a big scheduling conflict with basketball and hockey. Michigan plays state at Joe Louis Arena that same night. Guess I'll just have to get twitter updates while I'm at JLA.
The Wolverines, rated No. 5 in ESPN's preseason poll, will play a tough road game Feb. 2 at No. 1 Indiana as part of ESPN's "College GameDay" presentation.
GameDay, beginning its ninth season, features all day coverage, including analysis, news and features from the basketball season. The first hour airs at 10 a.m. on ESPNU and moves to ESPN at 11. The primetime coverage begins at 8 p.m.
It looks like ESPN updated their 2013 basketball recruiting rankings. All 3 Michigan guys make the list:
Zak Irvin-21 (3 away from 5 star status)
Both Irvin and Walton moved up, while Donnal took a fairly significant tumble. Michigan also has the top 2 commits in the big 10 at the moment (although people think MSU has a pretty good shot at #1 overall Jabari Parker). Another great year for Beilein in terms of talent evaluation.
Scout updated its 2013 basketball rankings today. The notable change is Zak Irvin coming in at No. 62 overall. Scout previously had him unranked and was the lone site to not have Irvin in its top 100. Walton is at No. 43 and Donnal is at No. 80. All three are four-stars.
I don't have a Scout account, but here is a breakdown from AA.com.
This is turning out to be another special class. Beilein and his assistants have really done their homework on the recruiting trail. Getting in on these recruits early and finding underrated recruits before they shoot up the rankings is a tremendous asset to our program.
Edit: Yep, 2013. I'm dumb.
The Wolverines won a share of their first Big Ten basketball title since 1986 last season, sharing the crown with rivals Michigan State and Ohio State.
Michigan will have to replace Novak and Douglass, but the team does get the services of both Hardaway and Burke back. The Wolverines also add a top-rated freshman class, including Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert.
The Wolverines have been given a preseason ranking of No. 5 by both ESPN.com and CBSsports.com.
They definitely have the talent to repeat.
Lithuania just hit a 3 to go up two with 6 to go. Now up 2 with 5:45 to go.
Some pretty terrible defense by USA throughout. That and poor three point shooting have made this one a barn burner.
EDIT: US pulls away after finally hitting some threes.
EDIT 2: Changed title to cover all Olympics for the day.
And how about Serena making Sharapova look silly?