Go Blue! This is the biggest game since the Fisher era.
I thought it very strange during the broadcast when they showed the top three the last time M was #1 and it consisted of the same three teams with Kansas and Indiana switching spots.
when it was just a coincidence.
It's like rain on your wedding day.
...when all you need is a spoon.
only thinks you need 6.
mere coincidence, IMO. IU and KU are perennial contenders.
KU, yes. But prior to this year, Indiana had not been a top 5 team in a long time. Bob Knight's last several teams didn't do much, and neither did Mike Davis's (aside from one surprise Final Four run). And then came the Kelvin Sampson disaster.
IU fans would respond who's
Stupid candy cane pants.
Saturday is gonna be a real fun day of college basketball. Got to go steal one on the road.
All the pressure is on the Hoosiers to hold serve at home. Hoping we play loose and get after it. Cmon 9PM Saturday!! Anybody know who's calling the game?
Who would moderate this trolling? It's hilarious.
Wait for real?
It's Dickie V and Dan Shulman.. those two always call the Saturday night espn games that host gameday.
Gonna be a tough, tough game to win, but we're playing as good (or better) than anyone in the country.
Beat the Hoosiers + the Ref's.
Wow, Purdues fanbase really showed up tonight. They are fired the hell up.
Well they are rivals.
Purdue is to Indiana what Sparty is to Michigan. Atleast in terms of basketball, Indiana could care less about football.
How much less could they care? Are we talking about a lot...or just a little? I'm curious.
*Yes, i know im being an MGoTool.
They would care a lot less! Damnit...
haha, point taken!
I'm pretty sure the Care Scale is like the Kelvin scale, so when your level of care reaches Absolute Zero Care, you can not, in actuality, care less.
Indiana fans care about football. They just root for ND instead of their own school.
So very true.
So you're saying that basketball is not their lowest priority. What do they care about less than basketball?
The Sagarin predictor would have us as a 2 point underdog in Indiana, but the Massey ratings predict a slightly better than 50% chance (by this, I mean 52%) win probability and a one point margin in Michigan's favor. When some of the best models out there disagree, it should be a very interesting game.
That being said, let's make it 21-1, folks.
...will make would make Novak swear like crazy in his European huddle.
What makes Novak so passionate about the Super Bowl?
I's just being a smart ass. Just a heads up though, the game is Saturday night, don't want you to miss it!
Yyyyyyeah Saturday night. C'mon man.
Well technically, it will be Sunday where Novak is watching the game in the Netherlands!
... I would be david molk ripping limbs pissed if I missed the game thinking it was cool and the gang for Sunday.
Cue the Bay City Rollers....
He just pulled a Gordon Gee
Go Blue! Beat IU!
These Wolverines CAN beat the Hoosiers on the road. What a huge win it would be, but what a gauntlet we have to go through over this next stretch of games.....
After Brian quoted Sherman from Northwestern's "Sippin' on Purple" earlier today, I was curious what they'd have to say after the game. And here it is:
Let's be real: Northwestern played alright there. If they didn't miss so many bunnies, they'd have lost this game like, by ten-ish. It's tough to argue with Michigan being the No. 1 team in the country when you see the way they played in the first half tonight. Northwestern hit a nice percentage of their shots, considering, and sort of got hands up on defense, and yet, bang. Everything fell for Michigan, and there weren't many open shots for Northwestern. If NU had played their best half of the year, they'd have been down five. Instead, they were down 15.
The praise from Northwestern was great, but well, its only Northwestern. Yes, the win over Northwestern was good, and Michigan was outstanding to begin the game. Nonetheless, I'm really looking forward to Indiana. This will be the biggest test so far. As Hoke and Mattison and many others have said, to be the best you have to beat the best. I'd really love to see Michigan take the Hoosiers down in Assembly Hall.
Off topic but I just saw Florida was beating South Carolina 71 to 26. That's pretty silly
Yes it is, but then, SEC basketball sucks.
anyone else thinking the Superbowl is a slight distraction for a coach with both bros law coaching ?
IU is looking very good against purdue as well.
JessusH, UF 75 SCar 34
Outside of Florida, there really isn't any legitimate team in the SEC this year. Ole Miss maybe. Usually you can count on Kentucky, but it seems like they're in a down year this year.
Ole Miss just lost to the worst UK team Cal has had since going there, and beat a horrible Auburn team by 2. They may be the only other SEC team in the tourney, but they are by no means a threat.