John Beilein accepts the Big Ten championship trophy. pic.twitter.com/1BeuE8c12M
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 5, 2014
Congrats to the best coach in the country. Go Blue!
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I WAS NOT ALIVE THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED.
And you can't have one without the other...
I'M PRETTY SURE MICHIGAN JUST HIT ANOTHER THREE.
(Given the server overload, my desire to celebrate, and the number of words I've already written today, this serves as your postgame recap until Brian's column tomorrow. Short version: they made all of the shots, and they WON THE CONFERENCE.)
(Yes, I double-posted Muppets. I swear I'm sober. For now.)
Eighty billion upvotes.
Beilein says, I'll take that, thank you very much.
It was crazy
Double epic muppets are epic. Go blue and someone give this man the coach of the year award
Coach B is also a wonderful person. The University is blessed to have him. GO BLUE!!
Also, 2 teams that we are battling with for seeding in that 2-3 range Iowa State and Creighton both lost to unranked teams today. Here's to hoping we put ourselves on the 2 line.
Syracuse is starting to inch toward that line as well and they lost as well. We may pass them in the rankings this week (7 v 12)
Syracuse looked absolutely atrocious tonight. If I'm seeding them, they are officially bounced to a three.
this is your average MSU fan right now:
I honestly can't tell if this is real or satire. Either way it's delicious!
Apparently he was not alive during MSUs runs between 1999-2004 when they lived off Ellerbe and a weak Big Ten. I hope he was trolling RCMB.
I wonder if they noticed Mitch is still out and Morgan sat almost the entire game. Still Michigan destroyed Illinois on their floor.
Magnets? Got it. Apparently not only do they suck balks through the nets but they also have sucked the life out of Izzo and his program.
I love it.
Thank you for this!
So it's just luck when our baskets are good? But MSU & other teams, their baskets go in due to skill, preparation, teamwork, good shot setup, skillful aim, etc.? Okay then.
Holy whiny bitch
Tom Izzo is Matt Hughes. He had his day, it's over, and a Canadian just kicked him upside the head.
How do they fucking work?
killing my data plan.
503 UNAVAILABLE THIS B*TCH
Really don't see how Belein isn't COY. Nik may have locked up POY as well. Anyone catch Trey on twitter tonight? He agrees with me.
Two confessions. One I'm proud of. One I'm not.
The Bad: I had a bad feeling about this game. Soooooo, I look like a real jackass right now. But I'm too happy to care.
The Good: Right before the half, when Illinois' crowd got loud after cutting our 20 point lead to 18 points, and then giving us all those fouls to run down the clock to 4 seconds... I thought to myself how much I would love to stick it to Illini fans with us getting a basket at the buzzer to end the half. Then Nik drained that 3. LOL!
That was too awesome for words. That's the first ever time I had a "wouldn't it be awesome if we did _______ " thought and the team actually listened to me.
which makes it esp. sweet.
the old "worst loss" was to M in 74.
I think I get why they hate us.
They were like sinners in the hands of an angry hoops God.
That was a thrashing.
Our guys are peaking at the right time. Two tournaments to go.
we got a taste of a blow-out, rather than the old norm of skating-through-by-the-skin-of-our-teeth (usually).
Taking it up a level!
Wish I knew how to embed
I ain't even mad.
REAL RECOGNIZE REAL.
Couldn't be more proud of how this team has represented Michigan. Go blue, baby! The best of the best.
find another game where the loser scored only one more point than the winner had at the half!
Michigan's win over Nebraska on February 4:
Is my new outright favorite word.
Some schadenfreude here courtesy of Illinois fans:
I like the guy who rationalizes that because we shot so well, "it was a 10-point loss in a 30-point package."