Premieres Tues Jan 14th at 10pm EST.
Still remember staying up late on a school night as a kid, watching the game w my grandpa, on my knees praying when Rumeal went to the line.
He's in prison so that'd be pretty difficult.
Those are some sick unis.
Anyone think Rumeal will be on there being interviewed?
Is that allowed?
Also, I can't wait. I've always been trying to learn as much as I can about this team. Limited info out there since they're overshadowed by the Fab Five teams. Hell, the average fan can't even name the starting lineup for the 1988-89 team.
I wonder if they'll talk about what in the hell happened against Alaska-Anchorage. Could be the only team to lose to a D2 team to go on and win the NCAA Championship.
Glen Rice goin ham. Terry Mills poppin threes. Loy Vaught cleaning up everything. Higginson doing sick things. Rumeal was ice.
Don't know if auto correct bit you, but it was Sean Higgins. Kind of funny given the post right above yours. By the way, don't forget Mike Griffin who was the starting two guard.
I think you must be thinking of his Piston days. Terry Mills never hit a 3-pointer while playing for Michigan. He was 0-4 in his entire Michigan career, and 0-2 in 1989.
Some great statistical achievements from that team, some of which still stand, most notably a collective 56.6% field goal percentage as well as most points and most assists. Glen Rice went 7-7 from three point land in a game and scored over 900 points, as I recall.
I also think we sent four people from this team to the NBA Draft the next year - Rice went in 1989, but Rumeal Robinson, Sean Higgins, Terry Mills and Loy Vaught all went the next year.
Semi-cool story bro - Terry Mills is a Romulus native and my mother was his 8th grade English teacher.
Mark Hughes went to the league also. He was the back up center/power forward.
had the phantom foul on Rumeal not been called.
With Rumeal being such a poor foul-shooter, I don't think the call changed the probability of who was going to win ex-ante.
After Rumeal missed two with the game on the line to lose to Wisconsin (IIRC) earlier in the season, the word was that for the rest of the season, he stayed after practice shooting free throws for 30-60 minutes. Who rebounded and tossed him balls? Assistant coach Steve Fisher.
Riley also. Pelinka is Kobe's agent so he did pretty well for himself.
Mark Hughes didn't *play* a minute in the NBA. He might have been on a coaching staff, though.
You might be thinking of Calip, who did have a cup of coffee with the Lakers.
I am from Romulus and graduated two years after Mills. Followed this team closely. LSA, your mother may have taught me English too.
Also had the best bench leader in Mark Koenig. Bossard stole all his moves.
Koenig's best ability was self-promotion. Aside: There always seems to be one of those on good Michigan teams.
Thanks for the heads up ill upload it for those who miss it
That team won every game when they scored 80 points. Thank goodness for OT. I remember jumping into my Dad's arms.
Would have gone nuts on that team. Lots of bad games, but what an enjoyable tourney.
Glad I was a student then...Rose Bowl and NCAA champs..
The Illini also had a loaded roster; Kendall Gill, Nick Anderson, Marcus Liberty and Stephen Bardo all played in the NBA. I might be forgetting another player also. Illinois beat us both times during the regular season, but we got revenge in the Final Four.
in the lineup. He broke his foot mid-season, and their team went 4-4 without him. Indiana actually won the Big Ten that year, but Illinois was given a #1 seed instead due to the return of Gill and some impressive end-of-season wins. (And Illinois was 2-0 against Indiana that year, both without Gill.)
Kenny Battle also played in the NBA (drafted late in the first round by the Pistons but traded away).
I was a student then. What a fantastic tourney. The party on South U afterwards was awesome.
Obligatory, GLEN!!! (Shrieks in girlish little squeal). My favorite player still to this day. He shot over 50% from three his senior year. He is still the all time scoring leader in a tourney.
I remember praying as Rumeal took his shots. As far away from the tv as possible while still being able to see.
This was pretty much the first Michigan team of any kind I distinctly remember watching. So much fun, and unfairly overshadowed by a certain few later teams that couldn't finish.
Would have been Rice's jumper at the buzzer in regulation going down IMO.
watched it live. what a game. what a finish. the girls in seattle were friendly, too...
that illini team was ridiculous good. we were lucky to beat them. i saw them pound us at home from the second row - it was like watching an NBA team.
I was crushed the year before by a second consecutive loss to UNC in the NCAA Tourney and made a deal with God that if we didn't win the whole thing the next year, I wouldn't believe in him anymore (how's that for a passionate teenage girl fan!?). Then the whole Frieder to AZ, Schembechler "Michigan Man will coach Michigan" thing and I was considering letting the Big Guy off the hook - but he didn't let me down!
Glen was the man. What a team, my favorite michigan hoops team ever. Can't wait for this to air. I still remember Glen in 97 with the Hornets, when he had a stretch of 3 months of the best shooting I have ever seen. He was in the ZONE.
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