i like 'em both
Title says it all, fall out after fight at bar, per ESPN iPhone app update.
Edit: ESPN link below.
the bracket matrix will be updated tomorrow:
in the interim, Lunardi has updated his bracket and now has Michigan as a #3 seed, which i don't recall seeing from any other bracketologist:
ESPN's bubble watch now also has Michigan as a tourney lock:
IMO, we still need one more win to be considered a lock. Another win would ensure an in-conference record above .500 (including B1G tournament games).
all concerns could disappear tomorrow if we BEAT OHIO.
Since it looks to be a light day of posting from Ace and Brian I thought I'd try to come up with an interactive Forum post. This past week of hype building up to the huge game with OSU tomorrow has made me reflect on where we are as a basketball program. We are clearly fortunate to have Beilein in charge of the program as we head into another tournament appearance, could contend for the conference title with a win on Saturday, and have two highly ranked recruiting classes lined up already.
So what would have happened if we hired Beilein years earlier? More specifically, if you look at the players who languished through the Ellerbe "let's hope we don't committ a crime during a TV timeout" era and the Amaker "let's pass the ball around aimlessly for 30 seconds" era - who would have been the best fit in the Beilein system?
My answer - At first I thought Daniel Horton would be my pick because having a point guard who can shoot from anywhere would have been great, but I think the offense works just as well with a pass-first PG. So the guy I picked was Lavell Blanchard.
Having him as a slightly undersized PF seems like a dream scenario in this system - he was a tenacious rebounder, could shoot from outside, and wasn't a liability on defense. In many ways he was Zach Novak only three inches taller. What could have been.....
Who else can you think of?
Dylan at UMHoops has an interview with 2012 G Amedeo Della Valle. 6'5", 180 lb Manu Ginobli looking dude. Three things I really like from the embedded clip: (1) he's not trigger happy and prefers to drive rather than take a contested jumper; (2) he stays low when he's driving the lane, something most high school players don't do because they can get away with it but something that will burn them in college when the D is tougher; (3) very smart player with fantastic awareness of where his teammates are on the court.
Please do not speculate as to who may leave to create an open roster spot for the 2012 class ::wink wink::
I assume original post embedding is still broken, but here's the embed link.
I'm supposed to be studying for an exam but am trying to find anything to distract me. I would really love it it someone as nerdy as me showed up with a sign idea similar to this at GameDay.
12 minutes left in the 2nd half and the lady wolverines are up only 5 now 40-35. Iowa is riding into town on a 5 game winning streak. Michigan needs this win to solidify their tournament chances to get a bid. W ell anyway to anyone interest it is on the BTN still 40-35 with the lady wolverines going to the foul line.