Will face rough competition against fellow competitors Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Georgetown, Tennessee and Memphis.
Please don't let get us get ripped apart limb from limb in a tropical location. K? Thnx.
Holy balls. That's quite the lineup.
I'm glad the team feels the need to play top notch competition throughout the season (See Kansas, Duke), but that is a ridiculous tournament. This can only mean they are as good as all those teams listed, right?
at every table and if you look around and don't see one, you are the sucker. Hopefully that doesn't hold true here and there are other cream puffs in the lineup.
Can we please play Chaminade first at least??
That is for next year correct? Next year we will have a pretty god team and that will be a good measuring stick. If Smotryz and Hardaway progress this year, next years team will be pretty good and it will be a fun tournament
Looks like I'm going to Maui!
I went when we played in 1998 (and played Hawaii in football the same week). You get to see a lot of very good basketball teams playing essentially in a small high schol gym. Very cool and strange at the same time...
You may need to go to Crisler first. The opening games will be played at the seven "Maui-bound" teams. See this AP article, although if someone could make it clearer exactly how this tournament will be set up, I'd appreciate it. I found the following confusing:
Starting with 2011, the tournament will be played in three parts.
The opening games will be played at the seven Maui-bound schools with three of the four mainland teams playing two games and the other playing one.
The four mainland teams will play two doubleheaders at one of those schools on Nov. 19-20.
The championship round will remain the same at the Lahaina Civic Center with all 12 games shown on one of the ESPN networks.
EDIT: This seems somewhat clearer after reading the article again. It seems that four more schools will be part of the tournament but will not go to Maui. They will play games at the "Maui-bound" schools and against each other. So Michigan's first game will be at Crisler against one of those schools, which have not yet been named.
If we are at worst on the bubble that season, playing two or three of those teams could really boost our chances like the UCLA and Duke did for us a couple years ago. Memphis would be beatable and who knows about Tennessee with all the scandals they have going on.
The best earlier than late (reg season). What in the world do we have to lose here? There is everything to gain IME.
Interesting match-ups considering UM has recent history with Georgetown and Kansas (including this year) and long-standing history with Duke and UCLA.
OUCH! That will be a good time to win it all!
Next year's team looks like it will be able to compete at that level:
Senior: Novak and Douglas
Junior: Morris and Vogrich
RS Soph: Morgan, McLimans
Soph: Hardaway, Smotrycz, Horford, Christian
Fresh: Brundidge, Burke (and Pointer?)
Not a bad team in my opinion.
this year to spread out the big men a little more and to give him a chance to bulk up. We may not have that luxuary but it would be nice for ballance sake.
they always invite a couple pushovers to the tourney so the good teams can get wins. I mean look you have Duke..no. Well Memphis should be an easy...nevermind.
Wait a minute.