this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
An excellent article on Grantland today:
I don't know if others think this about basketball as well, but I know I love Michigan's offense under Coach Beilein than many other coaches in the area.
I would love to see the West Liberty Team and would love to see offenses like Bo Ryan's disappear. However there is an advantage to slowing things down, and with the officials allowing the increase physicality on the perimeter there is a distinct advantage in mauling the better players.
Jay Bilas himself noted that Trey Burke will do well in the NBA where the kind of physicality practiced by Aaron Craft for OSU and the other guards in the Big 10 will not be allowed.
Ah well one can dream.
#1 IU escapes on poor clock mgt. and FT shooting by #4 MSU at the end.
#2 Miami wins on a last second Derp rom UVA.
#4 MSU: see above.
#5 UF loses to unranked Mizzou after blowing (2) 10+ pt. leads.
The #1 seeds are there for the taking; March will truly be Madness.
EDIT: I see there are (2) similar threads on the topic. Mods feel free to edit or merge.
Title says it all. #5 Florida loses to unranked Mizzou 63-60. Crazy year in college hoops continues.
If Indiana wins tonight I think it would be really difficult for Michigan to share the Big Ten Title. If state protects the home floor could they possibly be #1 when they visit Crisler? Big game tonight. Thoughts??
I know a lot of us laugh at the RCMB most of the time, but I thought this was pretty cool of them to do. A lot of the posters ordered pizzas and the like for the izzone while they wait outside for the game tonight. It would be a good idea for Michigan fans to do the same for the msu game when it comes up.http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/Official-FEED-the-IZZONE-thr...
Michigan has swept this week's Big Ten player of the week awards as Jenny Ryan was named the women's winner today.
- Posted 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in Michigan’s victory over Michigan State last weekend
- Did not commit a turnover in 39 minutes of action
- Made four free throws in the final 17 seconds to seal the Wolverines’ one-point win
- Earns the first weekly award of her career
The Michigan women's team has had a very good season, but they've done it without the elite players the men's team has. So this type of individual recognition has been rare. No one on the women's squad has won a Big Ten weekly award since Courtney Boylan was named player of the week in November 2011.
Michigan (19-6; 8-4) plays #24 Nebraska (19-6; 9-3) at home on Thursday at 7pm. It's a Triple-Threat Thursday—just $3 gets you a general admission ticket, a hot dog, and a drink.
Here's a bit more on Ryan's year and career from an mgoblue.com release:
This season, Ryan is averaging a career-best 11.2 points per game. For her career, she ranks second in school history in both assists (454) and steals (280), third in games played (122), 10th in rebounds (672) and 28th in points (911). Earlier this season, she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for the second straight year.