Michigan was supposed to lose this game. Everyone in the entire country - including the writers of this blog and all of its participants - knows that OSU's basketball team is superior to Michigan's. Yes, it's frustrating, but it's true.
What would a Michigan victory today have meant in the grand scheme of things? All it would have given us is a victory over OSU, and we'd likely lose tomorrow. This was not a game that was going to be the difference between a Final Four appearance and a giant disappointment.
So if you want to rail on Beilein for his late-game decisions, fine. If you want to lament our season, fine.
But let's not lose perspective and fly off the handle. Today's outcome was representative of what Michigan's team has shown all year. If Beilein didn't deserve to be fired before today, he doesn't deserve to be fired now. If Michigan wasn't going to do anything in the NCAA tourney before today, a victory in this game would not have propelled the team to glory in the coming weeks.
This is the type of result a rational fan should have expected all along. Let's not get bent out of shape.