“He was on the other side of the court, screaming: ‘Good shot, Kev!’” Durant said, shaking his head in delight. “I’m thinking, this guy’s an All-American type of teammate right there.”
I just wanted to see what the board thinks of the use of the maize uniforms in basketball. I think that they are our best-looking jersey and definitely understand the tradition behind them, but to me, they have been over-used this season.
As far as I understand (and I have only been a fan of the basketball team for a relatively short time, so correct me if I'm wrong), the maize jerseys are for "big games" in part because they are usually what the team wears during the NCAA tournaments, whether they are home or away.
This season, though, it seems like nearly every game has been in the maize: both MSU games, OSU, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, all 3 games in Hawaii, etc. I can't think of any home game this season where we have worn the whites (note: I have not watched every game, I'm sure there were plenty of early-season games that we did), but I would like to see them broken out more often. There is no reason to wear the big-game uniforms for a game against Illinois, like we did last weekend. I just feel that when we wear them so often, it diminishes their importance, to the point where maize is our primary and white is the alternate.
An article in Freep states:
Anyone here going to be there that early? I cant make the game, so I am out.
On Valentine's Day, Ben Wallace set a record for the most games played by an undrafted player (since the NBA/ABA merger in 76).
In a near-upset loss to the Spurs, he got five rebounds, a steal, a block, and even hit two jumpers-including a three pointer!
The guy is an NBA champion, a four time defensive player of the year, has made four all-star games (starting in two), and now has the unique distinction of unusual longevity. You've gotta give it up to the guy.
Just saw this surprising and shocking story about former Michigan b-ball player Loy Vaught being arrested at the Grand Rapids airport for some unknown cause:
This is very surprising to say the least given his high character and stellar record at U-M. I remember him coming in a as a skinny, unheralded freshman and working his butt off to become an NBA caliber player by his senior year.
The information released about the incident is extremely little. So, it's hard to make any judgements. But, I hope that this whole thing is minor and based on a misunderstanding of some kind. We'll see.
My roommate and I were talking, and wanted to go to College Gameday but we don't have tickets to the game.
We were wondering if anyone knows whether you need a ticket to get into gameday or not. We were thinking maybe they kick everyone out after gameday airs and then do re-entry later in the day for the game.
So yeah, if anyone has any info about that, or has tickets they would like to donate to two poor juniors, please let us know.
PS: As of today, Denard knows about the love song to him and thought it was hilarious
EDIT: It's free, thank you for letting us know. Ticket donation request still stands.
ESPN's Joe Lundardi updated his bracket today:
He still has Michigan as a 4 seed. On Friday we were the #1 4 seed and today we're the #2 4 seed. Not much of a difference.
The braket matrix:
won't be updated again until Friday. At last update (Saturday 2/8), Michigan was included in all 60 brackets that the matrix tracks and was an average of a mid-5 seed. However, most of the brackets tracked haven't updated in a while, so Michigan can expect its rating to be better when it updates on Saturday (prior to our next game, which is Sat. night at 9 PM vs. OSU).
At this point, many experts consider Michigan to be a tourney lock. We can lose out and still would be .500 in B1G conference play. However, IMO we still need another win because we could lose in the first round of the B1G tournament, which would push us beneath .500 if we really lost out. Given the way the team is playing, however, this shouldn't be much of a concern.