that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Just finished perusing Joe Lunardi's bracketology du jour, and noticed he has Michigan/Vandy matching up against the winner of SDSU/Indy State in the 2nd round. How's that for a story: Steve Fisher vs. UM in the 2nd Round of the Tourney? And isn't the Fab 5 special on ESPN THAT week?
*EDIT: Sorry. Somehow didn't see this: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/lunardis-latest-update.
Got tickets for Saturday, so I am looking forward to seeing an OSU/UM rematch, then Purdue play Wisconsin.
Who else is in for a road trip?
...for leading the Big Ten in assists and shooting percentage, respectively. They each finished first by a pretty comfortable margin.
Big Ten stats:
First caller said Valenti was a piece of shit (no censor) for his prediction within 5 seconds of his call. Missed Mike's rant.
So. The alleged Beilein Ceiling. Have we talked about the fact that its at least higher than the Undisputed State Championship?
So, almost three months ago, on Big Chill Eve, I theorized this was Beilein's best team at Michigan. I still think that. Anyone changed their mind yet? Would you really take the '09 team in a pick-up game against this bunch? I wouldnt. They still have not achieved as much as that special group two years ago, but they're getting closer with each win.
Picked last, finished fourth. Best young backcourt in the league. More talent coming in to suppllment that. 4 bigs next year entering their second year on the court. METRICS will be the 2011-12 Butterfly, giving us a Gordon Hayward/Chandler Parsons type of player. The corner has been turned. We are a future Big 10 contender. There is no ceiling. Deal with it.
Big 10 Awards at the JCB. We'll have plenty of bubble talk and league tournament breakdowns.......but right now MICH is in excellent shape win or lose to make their 2nd Tournament in 3 years after a decade-long absensce. We need to make sure certain teams in the Big 12, ACC, CUSA and Pac-10 dont go on major runs in the fields, but, we'll know whether or not most of those teams did that before we take the court on Friday. So, it's a lot like last week. A lot of scoreboard watching and rooting interests while we wait for our heroes to hit the court.
So, bask in the new state rankings, enjoy the week, remind everyone in green to GET THE FUCK OFF MY COURT, smile knowing we have one of the best March coaches in the game and, of course, Let The Good Times Roll.