...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
With Iowa's loss today, it got me thinking that our loss at Iowa might have actually been our 2nd worst loss of the season besides Charlotte. At the time it was a brutal road game to a ranked team that we were not favored in, but looking at their collapse I think one could actually argue that @Indiana was a harder game given the environment.
As for most underappreciated win, I definitely think @Nebraska has to be the one here. At the time when we won on a final play that went our way, I remember sighing with relief that we didn't have something akin to @PSU last year. I was just happy to get out of there with the win and hoped Michigan would get it together. Looking back, it seems like @Nebraska was borderline muppetworthy. Probably the 4th biggest win of the year after @MSU and @Wisc and vs. MSU, maybe 3rd if people consider a win at Crisler over MSU to be less of an accomplishment but that depends on whether you value the rivalry or a road environment where the opposing team has a 15-0 record outside of your game.
Am I off the mark here on either of these games? I thought about @OSU because we haven't won there in so long but if Michigan had to win one more game again @OSU or @Neb I'd take our chances @OSU.
A friend of mine sent me a BTN screen cap of Tom Cream looking like a sad perv. I'm bored and he's a douche, so I decided to see what I could Photoshop with it. Attached is the transparent image and my attempt at capturing Crean's true sadness... enjoy.
ON THE BUBBLE
Locks in Freefall
|Iowa Lost 62-67 vs #147 KenPom NW ↓↓↓???|
Last Four Byes
|Stanford up 7-0 vs ASU Early 1st Half|
|Nebraska vs OSU 3/14 2:00PM|
|Tennessee vs SCar 3/14 3:25PM|
|Xavier Won 68-65 vs Marq today↑, v Cre 3/14|
Last Four In
|Saint Joseph's vs Dayton 3/14 2/30PM|
|Dayton vs St Joe 3/14 2/30PM|
|Brigham Young Done as of list publication|
|Arkansas Lost 71-69 to SCar today ↓↓|
First Four Out
|California Lost 56-59 to Colo today ↓↓|
|Providence Won 79-74 v SJU today ↑, v SHall 3/14|
|Minnesota Won 63-56 v PSU today↑, v Wis 3/14|
|Florida State Won 69-67 v MD today ↑, v VA 3/14|
Next Four Out
|Southern Miss Won 64-56 v UTEP ↑, v TBD 3/14|
|Missouri Won 91-83 vs TAMU today ↑, vs Fla 3/14|
|St. John's Lost 74-79 to Prov today ↓↓|
|Green Bay Done as of list publication|
EDIT 12:22AM π-day
ESPN updated their On-the-Bubble list
Illinois beats Indiana 64-54, and Michigan will face them at noon ET tomorrow. I just wanted an excuse to post this:
Illinois beats Indiana 64-54. (suck it, Crean)
A great Michigan Daily piece on Horford came out yesterday. He's got a really unique mindset for a basketball play of his level, especially considering his brother and dad's successes. Definitely worth a read.