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|7 hours 49 min ago||9-9||
I'd like to think they'll finish better than 9-9 but I completely see what you're saying. I agree about their play against Rutgers, PSU and Minny - it wasn't that good. However, those teams are BAD and UM was still able to pull out W's. I tend to think their play against IU and MSU was unfortunately the way they've playing for a couple weeks, that play was masked though by how bad Rutgers, Minny and PSU are. Outside of Minny and NU there aren't any 'guaranteed Ws'. Away games at Wisky and at OSU are going to be dogfights. I doubt they win at Maryland, and Iowa and Purdue are not good matchups for UM. Since the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers come to AA, that helps - maybe UM can pull off another upset like they did against Maryland, but I'm not counting on it.
|8 hours 29 min ago||OSU basketball||
is a bit like UM basketball - overshawdowed by football so people don't realize they have had a decent amount of success.
OSU has 10 FF apearances which puts them 6th all time, and OSU has the 3rd most regular season Big Ten basketball titles after Purdue and IU.
|8 hours 49 min ago||Thanks!!||
Having an open scholarship and not keeping Max is a head scratcher. The guy isn't going to be all Big Ten but he gets 17 minutes a game and averages 8 pts and 4.5 boads while shooting 55% from the field. That's pretty much UM is getting from Donnal, but after that there's almost no production from the bigs.
|16 hours 6 min ago||16-7||
is UM's record on the RPI rankings due to them playing a D2 team.
|16 hours 39 min ago||Tend to agree||
and as someone pointed out in a different thread one of UM's wins is against a D2 team, so right now UM's record in the eyes of the NCAA selection committee is 16-7.
The catch with Minny is they are so bad, a victory over them might actually hurt the RPI. A loss to them would be devastating.
|17 hours 4 min ago||2016/17 roster||
How's the roster going to shake out next year? UM only has two players listed as SR (levert and Albrect) but they have 4 recruits who have verbally committed. Will there be enough scholarships for all 4 of the recruits who have verballed?
|17 hours 36 min ago||You would see||
the servers crash so not much would actually happen on the board. Everyone would be trying to get in and getting error messages.
|17 hours 56 min ago||Unless UM||
can knock off I don't think their resume is that great. They've fallen to 55th in the rpi rankings and are only 3-7 against teams in the Top 100. One of those 3 wins is NC State who is ranked 94th, and will probably be outside of the Top 100 by the end of the year. In the Kenpom rankings UM has fallen to 47th.
Comparing UM's record against rpi 100 teams to the teams ranked 1-50 in rpi, UM is at the lower end of wins and winning percentage in games against top 100 teams.
|18 hours 7 min ago||MSU||
The reason their fans probably weren't freaking out is they went undefeated in non-conference play with wins over Kansas, Louisville, Providence and Florida. Sparty proved in the non-conference slate that they could play with and beat good teams.
|19 hours 8 min ago||Elite Basketball program||
I don't think too many people look at UM as some kind of blue blood when it comes to basketball. No ones saying they're a Duke, UK, Kansas, etc. However, I don't think it's crazy for them to be in the next tier below the blue bloods - UM is tied for 8th all time in championship game appearances and tied for 13th in FF appearances (and both of those do NOT include what the Fab Five did).
|19 hours 49 min ago||Lewis||
How come he isn't listed as KR like Peppers is? Lewis returned 15 kick offs while Peppers returned 8.
|2 days 9 hours ago||You know||
I think those guys are good coaches but I'd be interested to see how Gonzaga or Wichita St would do in the Big 10 for 18 games. Gonzaga isn't exactly an NCAA tourney juggernaut. Few's first year was 99/00. In this tenure Gonzaga has never made a FF. They've made 1 EE and 4 other sweet 16's. Two of those sweet 16's were in his first two years so in the last 14 years he's made 3 sweet 16 appearances.
Sure he has tons of conference titles but the Big West is a very weak conference.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Disagree||
Based upon what I've seen in conference play, I don't think UM is anywhere close to the 4th best team. Iowa, IU and Maryland are the top 3 in the standings. UM is 1-2 against those 3 teams with 2 of the losses being blow outs. MSU and Purdue are tied with UM at 4 losses and UM lost by double digits to both MSU and Purdue. At this point I think UM is battling OSU and Wisky to see who the 6-8 teams are in the conference.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Or won||
a couple Big Ten titles.
|2 days 9 hours ago||10-8||
10-8 would probably have them on the bubble heading into the conference tourney. That is 3-4 in the remaining games and 2 of the 3 victories would probably be Minny and NU. Neither of those wins is going to do much to help their NCAA resume. A loss to Minny would be devasting.
|2 days 15 hours ago||this||
I can kind of understand big men not being that interested in coming to AA, but after the FF and Elite 8 runs, the lack of interest from solid perimeter players is extremely head scratching.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Yeah||
UM needs to right the ship, or at least get it leveled out or they are going to find themselves on the bubble.
Minny is so bad, UM's rpi might drop even with a win against the gophers.
|2 days 15 hours ago||@Iowa||
I thought their remaining game against Iowa was at home and the last game of the regular season???
|3 days 18 hours ago||That's cause it was at Utah||
Pac-12 has a contract with Fox.
|3 days 20 hours ago||To be fair||
It gets dark probably around 5ish and with the weather confitions it probably looked like a night game when they kicked off.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Agree||
I don't think we need to worry too much about it being annual game in the near future. UM's future non-conference schedules so far are as follows (keep in mind they go to 9 conference games next year):
'16 - Hawaii, UCF, Colorado
'17 - Florida, Cincy, Air Force
'18 - Arnkansas, SMU, OPEN
'19 - @Arkansas, Army, OPEN
'20 - @Washington, Ball St, VaTech
'21 - @VaTech, Washington, OPEN
'22 - UCLA, OPEN, OPEN
'23 - @UCLA, OPEN, OPEN
'24 - Texas, OPEN, OPEN
'25 - @Oklahoma, OPEN, OPEN
'26 - Oklahoma, OPEN, OPEN
'27 - @Texas, OPEN, OPEN
Without looking at ND's schedule, I guess you could play them in '18 and/or '19 but other than that the schedules are pretty full until 2022 (there's an open date in '21 but adding ND to Washington and Vatech would be a brutal non-conference slate).
|3 days 20 hours ago||A lot of southern schools||
load up on night games early in the year cause the heat and humidity are still really bad in September.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Without seeing||
a good picture of him to see his build, I'm guessing he'll probably put on some weight. Muscle weighs more than fat so I'm guessing once he gets to UM and starts working out, his percent of body fat will probably go down but his weight might go up. At the same time the increase in weight wouldn't slow him down.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Kind of agree||
Unless you had a serious injury bug going on and had to play a bunch of backups, most of time your second stringers (especially at oline and QB) aren't going to have much 'proven production'.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Bosa||
OSU lost just about their entire starting dline from the 2012 season. UM returns just about everyone from the 2 deep on the dline last year. Not saying Gary doesn't start, but the situations in terms of returning starters is a bit different.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Yeah||
I have no doubt they both break the rules but Clemson hasn't had the metoric rise like Ole Miss. Clemson was usually in the 7-9 win programs who most felt could and should be better. There's also a reason 'Clemson going to Clemson' came to be - they'd be on the cusp of something really good only to shoot themselves in the foot.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Might be better||
UM might be better but was this really just an off night?
UM didn't exactly set the world on fire against Minny, Rutgers or PSU. They happened to win those games but not too many people were saying UM played very well in those games. You could say that UM hasn't really been playing that good for a couple weeks, and they were able to get away with it until tonight because they were playing the bottom of the barrel when it comes to the Big Ten.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Just a bad night?||
Weren't we saying the same thing after the recent Rutgers, Minny and PSU games? We just happened to win those games because those teams aren't good.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Kind of disagree||
Michigan didn't play that good against Minny, Rutgers or PSU but most people chalked it up to 'you're going to have some of those nights' and it's best to have them against bad teams. They're having another bad night except IU isn't a bad team. UM playing bad is more kind of trend now for the last 3-4 games.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Talk||
I think it's much closer to fact than talk that BYU won't play sports on Sundays. It's due to their religon.
When BYU makes the NCAA tourney in bball, they are always placed in the Thurs/Sat slots.