Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
Trey Burke just tweeted the following (don't know how to embed):
I wonder if crean did the same thing he did last year after the game in Ann Arbor? Karma, It comes back to bite you eventually! #GoBlue
I love the support that we've been getting lately from Burke, Hardaway, etc. If players are leaving early for the draft, which seems like it's going to be somewhat of a regular thing under Beilein, it's important that these guys still stay connected to the program for publicity and recruiting purposes. Serves as a reminder to recruits about Beilein's recent success in getting players to the league.
Not much to say other than "Thank you" to JMo. Hell of a time at UM. He's been a source of great joy and great consternation for MGoBlog. Anyway, I'll be keeping this short since my keyboard/mouse are on the fritz. Hope you enjoy this! I'll be working on some more wallpapers for the tourney just like last year. As always, any ideas you'd like to see are welcome.
Illinois drains a 3 with .003 to play. This will push Iowa to the other side of the BTT with an Ohio win tomorrow and our side with a MSU win.
UPDATE: It appears that the 12,701 attendance listed from last night's game was a typo. It is now listed as 12,707 sellout.
This season at Crisler Center, the Maize Rage and fans had some of the highest attendance numbers in history at this building.
- 14 of the 15 games this season were filled-to-capacity sellouts. That is the highest in the history of Crisler Center since the Maize Rage's inception in 1998-99.
- The average crowd was 12,698 this season. That is the highest since the Maize Rage's inception.
- In the last three seasons including this one alone, there were 37 combined sellouts. That is more than 1998-99 - 2010-11 COMBINED.
The home season might be over, but this basketball season is long from over for the players and the fans. Crisler has truly become one of the most feared places to play in this conference.
One has to think how Jordan Morgan feels about seeing this place go from a meh atmosphere to what it has become today. His true Freshman season, there were only 3 sellouts and a paltry average attendance of 11,725 in a then-13,751 seat Crisler Arena.
After an incredible regular season of Michigan Basketball which will hopefully be followed by a great postseason, one has to wonder, was this season better/more exciting than last years? I know that we don't have Burke or Hardaway any more, but we also didn't experience the humiliating blowout in East Lansing or the embarassment in State College. Honestly, I was way less excited for this basketball season, thinking that a year like 2012-2013 was almost too good to be topped. Maybe it's just me, but I think when comparing the two seasons at this point, I think I am more happy with how this season has played out SO FAR.
Hopefully we have great tourney run that establishes this year's team as one of our best to play basketball ever - Go Blue, Big Ten Champions!