FSU beat Charlotte tonight by 44 points.
Good news: the FSU win is looking better
Bad news: that Charlotte loss is going to be a killer
Odd they'd schedule a game in the same year they were in a tourney together. Charlotte loss only hurts seeding. I'd rather them lose to a less talented team in the PR tourney than the NCAA.
And yes I am expecting this team to make the tournament. They've had a rough start, but will get it together (plz prove me right!)
Teams who don't play each other in tournaments they both play in are allowed to schedule a game at another venue, I think without counting the games towards their season max. But somebody who knows the details better than I do will have to fill them in.
In 2008-09, we did play Duke the final of the old Coaches Vs Cancer Classic tournament (now 2K Sports Classic) and then several weeks later played them again in our famous upset at Crisler.
Had to look it up to confirm, because I thought for sure I would have remembered that.
The Big Ten is strong enough that a decent conference record will produce a seed better than 7 in the tournament.
My first thought was, "Why couldn't Charlotte have played this shitty against Michigan?"
Funny, because my first thought was "Why did we have to start off shooting 5-for-1,000 against them?". Oh well. I think we grab a Six-seed with a decent B1G season, a four with a good run in the B1G and anywhere from 11-8 with a poorer season.
I think no matter what seed we get we'll be the scariest team at that seed. You know you're good when other teams are playing their best games against you. That is what it means to be a true Michigan team and we should be happy(if not also frustrated) about it. We want to be a game others circle.
The only reason we lost to Charlotte was because we couldn't hit a basket to save our life and we got manhandled on the inside. That latter thing wasn't going to happen to FSU and their giant roster. I'm not surprised FSU blew 'em out.