Brandon Triche has had a few interesting things to say about this matchup, all the following are quotes from Kyle Meinke's twitter feed. https://twitter.com/kmeinke
Brandon Triche said he hasn't watched film on Michigan's Florida game. Triche plays Michigan tomorrow. OK then.
Triche said "I don't see Burke being much better than Kemba Walker" against the 2-3 when Walker was a senior. Had 8 pts.
Nik Stauskas, on Syracuse's Brandon Triche saying SU has mismatch at every position: "I feel slighted."
Mitch McGary says he disagrees with Triche's mismatch quote, says U-M has length too. "I would never talk that bad about another team."
This should be fun.
Here's Baumgardner's article with full quotes http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2013/04/brandon_triche_says_syracuse_w.html
After seeing some of the other Final Four wallpapers posted over the last few days, I figured I'd throw my hat in the ring, because you can never have too many cool wallpapers. No, there's no throwback 70s-style afros this time around, but a simple Atlanta-themed one will do.
Here's the link to download the "throwback" wallpaper from earlier in the year and the new Final Four one. You can also click on the images below for each iteration...
Desktop with slogan:
Desktop without slogan:
Tim Hardaway Jr. and the MIchigan basketball team had a NBA2k13 Basketball tourny going on while playing on the JumboTron at the Crisler Center. I thought that was pretty baller even if you hate video games.
EDIT: The finals were between Stauskas and THJ. THJ was Miami (imagine that) and Stauskas was OKC. Stauskas is playing in the bottom pic.
Nik Stauskas picks up his third freshman of the week award:
Nik Stauskas earns his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after scoring 19 points and shooting 62.5% from beyond the arc against CMU
The guy is talented.
Scout updated its 2012 basketball rankings today. Changes for Michigan recruits essentially mirrored the ESPN ones from last week. McGary fell from #2 to #20 (he's still a five-star), while Robinson jumped from #38 to #27. Stauskas moved into the top 100 at #83.
I had the opportunity to watch Michigan basketball commit, Nik Stauskas, earlier today. As his school, St. Mark's, won by the score of 70-33 over conference foe Roxbury Latin, Stauskas did not play much of the secocnd half (or first, for that matter). However, he was extrememly productive in the minutes he did play, scoring roughly 15 points on 3-3 shooting from behind the arc. As anyone in the stands could tell, and the players I talked to after could confirm, he can do it all. Roxbury Latin had no means of defending the 6'6" gaurd and Stauskas exploited it by taking the ball to the hoop agressively and effectively, scoring on a very pretty "and one". His length made him a tough defender. As his 7 foot tall teammate, Kaleb Tarczewski, the #6 player in the country, did not need much help rebounding the ball, it was difficult to get a read on Stauskas' rebounding ability. Needless to say, it is great to have a lights out shooter in Beilein's system for next year, and Stauskas should have a good opportunity to start, and/or play significant minutes at the 2 guard position with the departure of Novak and Douglass.