I don't know who noramally does these but I thought it would be a good idea to open a Iowa v Mich thread.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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I'm pumped, got a great feeling about this. I predict a lot of yelling at the tv this afternoon though.
If anyone finds a link that is working can they please post it? I'm stuck in upstate NY on business and don't have BTN.
Iowa basketball always struck me as a poor man's Michigan. They, too, were a pretty strong program (though not quite as good as us) until their coach (Tom Davis) was pushed out in the late '90s, at which point they fell apart and have never fully recovered. They've gone through a few coaches since then and have trouble filling up their home arena (whereas they've never had trouble selling out in football). They've followed the same basic course as us, but they always seem to be just a little worse than we are.
I could be wrong, but didn't they have a few good years under Alford. I recall them winning the big ten tourney sometime during his tenure.
That was their only tourney appearance under Alford - and they only made it because they won the BTT. Alford was much less successful than Tom Davis. They were an annual tourney team under Davis.
I didn't watch much basketball during the Tom Davis time, but I did look it up and Alford maybe 3 NCAA tourney appearances, and 3 NIT visits. His best year was 05-06 went 25-9 tied for second in the conference and won the conference tourney pretty good year.
While we wait for the game update on CMU and are old friend Trey Zeigler. CMU currently leads Niagara 40-38 halfway through the secong half in an ESPN bracetbuster game not being shown on any ESPN channel... For the year Central sits at 8-17, a major disappointment. Trey is actually having a really decent year but it really doesn't seem like it with the way the team has played and today he's shooting 2-9 from the feild and 1-4 from the line.
I'm sure Zeigler is okay, but I don't think I'd trade Hardaway for him. It's win-win for both schools.
This is going to be a tough road game for us...gotta beat Iowa to keep the tourny hopes alive.
Anyone with live stream links?
Since when do you not have to type your four digit pin with the card swipe to get into the dorm room, though?
That goes back to at least 2005, probably earlier.
That always made for an adventure after a night of shenanigans.
I'm still doing the 4 digit number this year...
No Doyle = No Butterfly.
This is looking like a good day.
Well it's good Stu is starting off well
Actually, I'm a little confused with Stu. He was right under the basket to get an offensive rebound, but before it hit, he started sprinting across the court to defend. I may not be the best basketball strategist, but why would he just give up his ground like that. Could have been easy points as the ball landed at the area he vacated.
Michigan looking good so far up 11-4. Morgan getting some good moves going.
Haha awesome falling tip pass to hardaway for 3!
Excuse me, but thats poetic justice after a weak blocking foul on the other end. Glad to see our three point shooting is back.
Textbook falling-down-slapping bounce pass and assist from Morris to Hardaway there!
I'd give Morris an assist from his stomach
He punched the ball forward to Hardaway. That counts in my book.
3 3's already for the Blue. Starting up hot 11-4.
Morgan looking strong on the boards already.
Jordan Morgan having a great start. Keep it up!
Why cant we play like this more often!! Go blue!
Awesome start, just wish a couple of those 3s would have gone down on wednesday though.
One more freeking 3. Was 3-for-15 really THAT much to ask?
I miss the Rotel commercials.
Very un-butterfly like assist from Morris there
Good start on the road. Love the intensity
This new university that joined the big ten has a weird name.
Mediacom U? WTF?
I assumed it was their previous coach, Larry Mediacom, whom retired after being so successful that they had to rename the court in his honor.
Zack needs to get a little closer to the 3 line
But our guys are getting smothered, when are we gonna get one of those calls
make a wide-open shot?
Following a nice start, JB goes to his hopeless lineup where Smot plays the 5 and gets abused for 6 straight points in the paint. Am I the only one sitting on my couch thinking that Horford should be in every time Morgan sits? Really infuriating that they keep trotting this hapless line out there every game.
That Morgan is playing well enough that we miss him when he goes out. Didn't think we'd see that this year.
I think Novak needs to take a break from shooting the ball for a while.
I was thinking the same but for Stu and Smotrycz.
They're so frustrating. Start the game 14-4 then Iowa counters with 15-4 to go up 1.
Is Iowa going to get a foul called on them anytime during this game? Hack hack hack.
Usually the refs only allow the home team no/little fouls if they are good (see: Michigan vs. OSU at Value City Arena).
Edit: To whoever negged me, in the 2nd half of that game, OSU was in double bonus and only had 1 foul called on them, so the fouls were 10+ to 1 in favor of OSU at one point. They didn't pick up their first foul until halfway through the 2nd half. I don't think it's ever that lopsided.
I guess trips only go for Iowa
Oh come on, Iowa shouldn't be getting these cheap calls
But we really need a big basket from SOMEONE
What is this Teletubby fetish? Every Big Ten student section seems to have one. I don't get it.