Michigan falls short to purdue on senior night, 60-49.
The seniors have nothing to be ashamed of. They leave on a 3 game win streak against ohio, something that hasn't been done in program history.
purdue gets two layups off turnovers.
3 straight turnovers for Michigan, 3 minutes in...
purdue ties the game at 5.
Decent crowd for senior night. Tickets were $1.
will seal a tournament bid if not already firmly in. Just get a damn rebound once in awhile please.
Michigan leads 9-5 at the first media timeout.
I love Michigan sports.... but I can't stand watching womens basketball
ooo a layup
o look, another layup
Sure it's not as fast and athletic as the Mens game, but I enjoy watching Michigan play and try to build the program.
The program has not had very much success in it's entire history, would love to see them raise a banner in Crisler someday.
Put it this way, to me it's like Womens Hockey. Love Hockey, there's no checking allowed in Womens but I still enjoy watching Hockey.
I love Michigan sports.... but I can't stand watching womens hockey
To me I just love Hockey. The excitement and suspense all game long and then the crowd pop when a goal is scored.
You should see how crazy minnesota fans are about hockey. They have a womens only hockey arena! That's a big reason they suck in every other sport though.
I really don't like the changes no-check makes to the women's game. When you have to referee a women's bantam or midget/HS game, they get very creative in ways to make up for not being able to hit, usually with their sticks, and it's a pain in the ass to call. I do think there should be a womens check division, but I honestly can't answer whether or not there would be interest in it, especially since up until college the mens game is technically co-ed.
That being said, I love watching the WBB team because Borseth is a friend/pretty good acquaintance of my aunt and uncle, so it's cool to see him coach.
Anyway, I'm watching the Wings game in an hour; should I stay here or go out to the bar?
Bartenders are usually pretty good when it comes to big games with big pro teams. If you have to ask them, then they take their sweet time.
I would go personally.
I've never personally went to the bar alone, unless I had a friend bartending, but in the above situation I would probably go to the bar
Yea, it's a bit of a weird situation at the moment. I'm on a different campus for spring/summer for an internship oppertunity that popped up near my girlfriend's school. It's nice to be around her, but I don't have a ton of friends here at the moment, and most of the ones I do have are on her softball team, so it sucks when they leave.
As for the dilemma tonight, I think one of her roommates might come over; she's annoying but at least she's a Wings fan.
Minnesota should probably focus a little more on there Football and Basketball and a little less on their womens hockey. But that is crazy, they have their own arena!
purdue takes their first lead of the game, 16-15.
Michigan trails 15-18 at the media timeout. Borseth is starting to get pissed.
Borseth calls a timeout. Michigan trails 15-22. purdue is on a 9-0 run.
Michigan is closing the gap!
Michigan trails 23-27 at the half.
Hope the ladies can pull it off, since these seniors are the foundation of the revived Womens program.
purdue scores first to start the second half. 23-29
she is like the little fly at the picnic" our own Jenny Ryan. Nice steal way to hustle
Got to stop giving it away!
Big 3 by sheffer!
Michigan down 28-33.
Michigan goes on a big run and trails only by one! 36-37. purdue calls timeout.
Playing some defense, getting some boards. YES.
Michigan down 40-44, has the ball. Borseth calls timeout. 7 minutes left to go.
Michigan trails 46-53 with 2 minutes left.
Bah, too bad. This program has been on the verge of taking that next step for a few seasons now, but their issues down the stretch have killed them.
kevin borseth=tommy amaker. cant get to the NCAAs. NIT baby lol.
Would've loved to win it for the seniors.
Michigan down 10 with under a minute. Michigan fouling now.
Defensive breakdowns did them in.
all game but in the end Purdue is just the better team. Well at least the seniors can still hang their hats on a tournament bid which I dont think any seniors even 5th year have done before. Just finish the season strong and make some noise in March.
Final score: Michigan 49 purdue 60.
Michigan has one more game left in the regular-season.
2/26 at Iowa 3pm/WTKA 1050
This is familiar, unable to win down the stretch. So frustrating.
For three games straight Borseth lets struggling players get extended minutes down the stretch. Kate Thompson was getting blown by on defense and finished with no points. I mean I'm not a coach but these decisions are frustrating and curious.
The seniors have set the foundation for the program. They also leave Michigan having beat ohio 3 straight times including beating them at Crisler this year, ending ohio's bid for a perfect season.
Certainly, nothing to be ashamed of.
So are we headed for the tournament?
Got to beat Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. At least Matt Gatens won't be playing.
It was too bad. Kate Thompson had a bad night, but I feel for all the seniors on the team. Have a good life, all.