he called a matchup with UCONN "dreaded".
Women's Basketball Bracketology
A win or two might get us out of the 8-9 seed because we'd have a 2nd round game against UConn or 4 girls from Baylor plus the 6'8" she-man. I.E. We don't want to be an 8 or 9 seed.
That was precisely my point. The 8-9 game is dreaded because if you win that game you next have to face one of the #1 seeds, such as UConn.
If Michigan can win a game or two in the BTT, maybe they move up to a 6 or 7 seed.
Not if we win, then it's the greatest thing
Well, it is true that Borseth faced UConn before in a similar situation in the 2007 NCAA tournament, and his team (#9-seeded Wisconsin-Green Bay) did better than expected:
When Michigan wanted to become one of the major players in the Big Ten in the spring of 2007, it turned to a coach who had only weeks before earned the respect of no less than Geno Auriemma for leading a great mid-major program into Hartford, Conn., and walking off the court with a halftime lead against Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
There's a women's basketball team?
(we were all thinking it)
i was going to post a video from M stadium doing the "who cares" chant during the visitor's lineup, but decided i wouldn't be a dick today
One other women's basketball note, from a U-M release:
Senior guard Veronica Hicks (Chicago, Ill./Thornwood) of the University of Michigan women's basketball team received postseason honors from the Big Ten coaches and media panel on Monday (Feb. 28). Hicks earned All-Big Ten third team from the media panel and received honorable mention from the league's coaches.
Hicks earns her second consecutive All-Big Ten honor after earning honorable mention last season by a vote of the league's coaches and media panel. Hicks becomes one of six players to earn all-conference or all-conference honorable mention in the Kevin Borseth era.
The conference office also announced honorees from each of the 11 women's basketball squads for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Sophomore Kate Thompson (Plymouth, Minn. /Wayzata) is Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree for the first time in her career.
Full rundown of the All-Big Ten teams can be found in this annarbor.com article.
I'd honestly rather hear about the Table Tennis team, or the Golf team, or any other team at the University then this.