Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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!
Good win for the boys today over IU, finishing off a regular season that included at least one victory over every single Big Ten team. Defense struggled a little bit, but Indiana did hit some very difficult shots as well. Offense looked good for the most part, sparked by a strong senior night effort for JMo.
After this great Big Ten regular season, how confident is everyone feeling about the Big Ten Tournament and the "Big Dance"? I personally feel like we're looking about as good as we have all season the last 5 games or so, besides the Wisconsin/Iowa/MSU gauntlet that we ran earlier this season.
Can't wait to get the postseason started. You know this Beilein led crew is going to be a very tough out for anyone, and a team nobody wants to face. Go Blue!!!
Go Blue, Beat the Hoosiers!