For those interested, at 4:30 on BTN Michigan State travels to Crisler to play Michigan in a Women's Basketball game. Michigan is 11-4 (2-0) on the season with Big Ten wins at Ohio State and at home against Wisconsin. Michigan State is 10-5 (2-0) on the season with wins at Minnesota and home against a good Nebraska team.
Iowa is playing a close game at Columbus. Iowa hasn't gotten much talk as a B1G contender but they've played well pretty much every night and their losses were all winnable games. They might have beaten UW in Madison if McCaffery hadn't blown a fuse.
In other B1G news, Purdue beat Nebraska - PU is now 11-5 overall. They may be underrated.
Illinois visits NW later today. Even on the road, UI should easily take care of business if they're really a top 25 team.
Full game for Michigan at Nebraska for those who want to rewatch it. Enjoy
RealGM has quantified how much Beilein's teams get better after Nov/Dec. Really interesting.
If you are looking for a coach whose team typically does get better later in the year, look no further than Michigan head coach John Beilein. In 8 of the last 10 seasons and for six straight years, Beilein’s teams have seen their Pyth. Winning Percentage improve after the opening two months.The link contains a helpful chart showing the degree of improvement.
Every so often I check Wikipedia to see where former Michigan basketball players have landed in international leagues.
This year Stu Douglass and DeShawn Sims are playing together for Hapoel Gilboa Galil in Gan Ner, Israel. DeShawn is starting at PF and Stu is coming off the bench at PG.
I've been on the fence for a long time, but this definitely seals it: Hapoel Gilboa Galil is now my favorite Israel Super League club.