Tonight Michigan basketball will tip off against Western Illinois at 8:30 in Crisler Arena. The leathernecks not only feature an adorable bulldog in their logo, but also an anchor AND a golden eagle. Bad-ass.
The leathernecks are led by 6-3 senior guard Tommie (dontcallmesteven) Tyler. He played nearly the entire game against Dayton, and chipped in with 15 points(4-10 shooting, 7-8 free throws). 6-7 junior forward Jack Houpt and 6' freshman gaurd Remy (doitforyourpeople) Roberts also played significant minutes against Dayton, but were somewhat less effective.
6-3 Freshman Forward Obi (the bat) Emegano was VERY effective in his 25 minutes, scoring on all 4 of his field goal attempts and converting 7-8 free throws. The leatherback's starting lineup is rounded out by 6-7 freshman center rebounding phenom Terrell (owenscherokee) Parks(8 boards against Dayton). Their major bench contributors are 6-10 sophomore center David (dontcallmegerbil) Gerbu, and 6-2 guard Billy (the great) Molinari. Yes, that's three freshmen in the starting lineup. Three summit league freshmen. That might have something to do with them getting blown out 87-58 by Dayton. They're not very good at basketball.