but check here.. its being updated as things are announced.
at least it's not just us?
but check here.. its being updated as things are announced.
What session do we buy tickets for?
If anyone takes this team lightly, I will slap you in the face.
We are the last fanbase who should be taking anyone lightly. Especially in the NCAAs.
Luckily, Michigan got Auburn Hills so that should serve as a de-facto home court advantage.
I just pray that the Thursday game is on in the afternoon or night, and there is no scheduling conflict with hockey in the CCHA Playoffs on Saturday SHOULD Michigan advance to the Third Round.
I know what you mean and I really hope that our team will not take anyone lightly (which I expect). But I think that it makes no difference if fans do. We really have no effect on the outcome
Please explain how you come to the conclusion as a fan base we have anything to do with the out come of the game if we take a team lightly? If by sitting at home and saying a team they are playing is a push over effects the teams mind set going into a game, we have more pressing issues to worry about as a fan base.
Well, I suppose it's conceivable that if players do read this site and see us all calling SDSU a bunch of bums, they could fail to take them seriously. But I hope they aren't wasting their time scanning internet message boards in the first place.
Be careful... if you show even the tiniest respect for SDSU, your vagina's manhood will be called into question. Or something.
I ain't scared of no Jackrabbits. Bring it.
harmless looking Easter Bunny!! Boo Jackrabbits!!
is still terrifying, many years later. In all fairness to me, ixcuincle had a cute little white bunny as his avatar, and I thought his post about the jackrabbit was ironic. He quickly switched his avatar up, thus making my response look wacky. (shakes fist at air)
no matter what. I just really want the Big 10 to do well. I am so sick of all the SEC football love. It would be great if the Big 10 just dominates, showing everyone what a tough season we had!!
I personally would rather see a more conventional team than VCU. That is going to be one tough team to beat.
VCU is probably the weakest #5 seed in the field. People are overrating them because of what they did two years ago. They're not that great this year.
I would MUCH rather play them on Thu than Sat. Their high pressure style is quite jarring and hard to prepare for. Jus think about Hardaway and Stauskas handling more balls out of backcourt. This could get very dicey.
VCU is extremely reliant on its press. Beat the press and you score. I would not be shocked if they lost to Akron, and I'm not that concerned about them if we have to play them. Remember, we have one of the lowest turnover averages in the country. I'm sure Shaka Smart is not happy to be in our subregional.
Looks like I am not the only one worried about VCU. Jay Bilas got VCU going to the Final Four.
VCU's style of play might just be what we need to get our mojo back.
They r a 9
How is Oregon a 12? I think Indiana is in trouble. NC St. can take them out.
But I new we were going to get South Dakota State or VCU. We got both - if we win the first game. We can beat any team. The reverse is true when we our shooters are cold.
Doug "Man, do I love all things Michigan" Gottlieb is already talking up the Michigan upset in round one.
Does the VCU game start? Actually I am in need I the whole Auburn Hills schedule and my googling expertise is letting me down so far
Wait until about 9-10PM and some times should start trickling out for Thursday.
and I like our matchup with (probably) VCU. When people turn the ball over less than VCU does, VCU loses. Trey Burke will carry us to victory
Could you imagine. Could you even IMAGINE if Michigan played san diego state and Steve Fisher.
I enjoy Steve Fisher and I know he still likes Michigan. My friend sat next to him at a football game last year in the Big House.
We played them like two years ago at home.
Why does everything this guy says get negged? What am I missing?
I think Kansas is insanely overrated and we couldn't ask for a much better path to the elite eight. Of the one seeds, I'd pick Kansas to face and VCU and SDSU is beatable for sure.
Could have been worse, could have been better. Time for the team to focus at the task ahead and for us to hopefully enjoy the ride.
I think this team deserves a 3 based on the totality of its season, but they really do not deserve it based on their inability to finish the season strongly. They only have themselves to blame for losing to Wisconsin twice and Penn State on the road. A few shots go the other way and this team is a two, or maybe even a one, seed, but they just could not win when it counted most.
Oh well, at least they are in Auburn Hills. Maybe a 4 seed will give them a chip on their shoulder to go out and prove others wrong.
All palace games are Thursday/Saturday.
have bad feelings from almost losing to Farleigh Dickenson.
Lock down their PG and hit the boards. Their tallest player with many minutes is 6'8" and tallest player period is 6'9". Box them out and go crazy athletic.
Minnesota beat them earlier in the year by 24 or something like that. Take it seriously and show up for the game and let's go.
seems to be the main problem
This has been the one thing I think Coach B has struggled with all year. He just doesn't trust us with 2 bigs in the game.
good luck getting a ticket for Saturday if both Michigan and Michigan State win on Thursday.
No way they should be 3 seeds ahead of us.
New Mexico: Lost 81 to 58 to Air Force....Seriously?
Marquette: Lost 82 to 49 to Florida. (who is also a 3rd seed). Yep...Marquette is just as good as Florida. Louisville beat you by 19. Plus, you lost to Green Bay. Yep....Green Bay. Pleeeezzzzz
I agree with.
We can bitch and moan, but this is our most legit argument. There are 2 teams that have no business being ahead of us...especially when we have to play in the B1G.
I'm fine with trading 1 seed spot for home court advantage and then possibly heading into the Sweet 16.
New Mexico has a better RPI than Michigan and didn't lose to Penn State and wasn't 6-6 in it's last twelve games. I appreciate this is a Michigan fan blog, but the Maize and Blue glasses have been a little thick over the past couple weeks with this team. If you looked at it through unbiased eyes, that #1 ranking was a long time ago and this should have not been a surprise.
Against SDSU we need to play straight up man...I would say we need to go big and play 2 post players to gather up all the boards from BOTH teams. And go get the win.
Assuming we play VCU in the next round...we need to play a lot more of our traditional lineup and we need to go ZONE more than we normally do.
Both of these games are winnable, but both are going to require Coach Beilein to come out of his comfort zone. Game one, he's going to have to play Morgan and McGary together. Game two he's going to have to play zone for extended minutes.
Let's hope we do both.
Shaka is a college buddy (Kenyon undergrad, Michigan grad school for me), and I would love to see that matchup in the second round. I love all of the teams who play fast, becuase Michigan is almost unwatchable in the half court (esp. if teams can keep Burke from getting the ball). This should play to our advantage, and you've got to beat the best to the be the best. Let's enjoy the ride, and hope that Trey and company can make some memories for us before the team turns over a little next year. This was a special team to watch, and we should enjoy it while all of these guys are still here.
VCU then Kansas, weak we can take that I'm a little worried about the Georgetown game, that will be the game!
Kansas will kill us on the glass though. That is one of the concerns there
Yep, that's their website. They lost to Minnesota at Minneapolis, 88-64. They beat IUPUI twice. Also, their colors are yellow and blue...