this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Everybody knows that the sacred RPI rating plays a huge role in determining who is tournament selection worthy and who is not. As of now Michigan is ranked 61st in the most current RPI rankings. The Belmont Bruins are ranked 53rd with their impressive 24-4 record built by playing THIS schedule:
|Date||Opponent||Opp. RPI Rk||Results|
|11-17||vs||Arkansas St.||12-14 (8-5)||203||93-60||W|
|11-29||at||Tennessee St.||9-15 (8-8)||222||87-72||W|
|12-07||Middle Tenn. St.||13-13 (9-5)||197||88-87||W|
|12-16||Kennesaw St.||7-19 (6-11)||324||87-60||W|
|12-20||at||Alabama St.||7-16 (6-6)||320||66-53||W|
|$ 12-30||Miami (OH)||13-12 (9-3)||97||83-72||W|
|01-03||at||Fla Gulf Coast||6-19 (3-12)||298||83-51||W|
|01-08||North Florida||10-18 (7-10)||172||91-59||W|
|01-21||at||South Carolina-Upstate||4-23 (3-14)||Mm 317M||67-62||W|
|$ 01-23||at||E. Tennessee St.||18-10 (14-4)||100||72-62||W|
|? 01-25||at||Lipscomb||15-10 (11-6)||110||64-73||L|
|01-28||Fla Gulf Coast||6-19 (3-12)||298||89-56||W|
|02-05||at||North Florida||10-18 (7-10)||172||69-67||W|
|$ 02-17||E. Tennessee St.||18-10 (14-4)||100||68-58||W|
Look at the RPI rankings of their vanquished foes. How is it possible that beating this collection of cupcakes garners a team an RPI ranking higher than ours? What is wrong with this picture?????
And did they really play Tennessee twice?
You could say I was lucky to have seats behind the team this afternoon, but then your definition of lucky means that you enjoy pulling out your own hair and gnashing your teeth.
I think Novak played with a concussion
The guy got the hell beat out of him early on. Obviously he had no shot which is not my only concern, but Morris was continually moving him into position in the second half. The pained look on Morris’ face every time they went into their offensive set showed me that something was up when he had to constantly keeping moving Novak to the correct spot on the floor. He was simply not "present". A Hawkeye fan behind me exclaimed that “they finally got that guy to foul out” when Novak went to the bench in the overtime, I said they probably did him a favor.
Hardaway shoots threes from the same 10 feet on the floor
Again, not sure if this was evident, but the guy launched all his threes from the left side within about the same 10 feet on the arc (not that I am complaining he was awesome to watch up close). Not sure if that is by design or the guy just loves that spot on the floor. On the flip side, Devyn Marble always shoots his pull up jumper just shaded and forward from the right side of the free throw line. Maybe it is a way to keep young shooters in a groove.
Beilein the Mad Substitutor
I was surprised how quickly guys were getting gassed after little playing time in the first half. Maybe it is a conditioning issue or maybe it was the fact that it was a street fight near the basket. I was surprised at what was being allowed away from the ball and near the ball. I think Beilein was pulling out guys too early and we did not seem to have any flow in the first half. It seemed less due to our talent and more to do with chemistry. The 5 on the floor before halftime had no idea how to play together (no fault of theirs).
Smotrycz needs help to release his talent
During the second half warm ups, I watched that guy drain 9 of 10 three pointers. However, he looked lost away from the ball, did not work aggressively to set up his shot and the ball was not going off his hand correctly during the game. The guy will kill you at HORSE, but man, he needs to translate it on the court when it matters.
Officiating? Was there any? Maybe just the bizarro kind
When I watched the game last year at CHA, I had a similar question. I guess I really don’t know what traveling or behind the back actually is since it seemed like calling both were random walk occurrences. When Iowa fans talk about how bad of a call it was that went against a Michigan player, then what you saw on TV was worse in person. Beilein deserved that first technical and probably a second as well. He was beside himself early on and was correct in his actions.
I don't know who noramally does these but I thought it would be a good idea to open a Iowa v Mich thread.
Minnesota fell to Penn State last night, further muddying the waters as to the Big Ten picture. Looking at the conference and overall records of the 4-8 place in the conference right now in hoops, it is hard to make heads or tails out of how any possible result of a given games helps or hurts Michigan. On one hand, I am glad that Minnesota lost because they have a head to head victory against us unlike Penn State, but that puts Penn State at .500 in conference, thats more than Michigan or the Gophers can say (though PSU's schedule is daunting from here and their overall record is uninspiring). With regard to Minny, PSU, and Michigan State, a win or loss for any of these teams from this point on both aids us and hurts us. I think the Big Ten tournament is actually going to decide some bids this year, in the sense that it is perfectly possible that an 8-10 team could advance in front of a 9-9 team given a strong showing in the tourney. So for this weekend, go Spartans, I think, wait no, go Illinois, maybe, hmm. And next week, need the Gophers to knock off State, kind of, well, wtf. Anybody hyper logical people out there that can tell me who I am pulling for?
OK, so I purchased NCAA Basketball 10 for the XBox 360 today; in the search for rosters, I found a bunch online and downloaded them. The problem is it says they're downloaded but whenever I pull them up the rosters are still PG #3, and I don't even have the ability to manually edit them.
Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it?
What else do ya wanna know?!!! I could watch that over and over......