Mike Lantry, 1972
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|47 min 49 sec ago||Ones And Twos...||
At this point, you're probably looking at Wichita State, Arizona, Florida and VIllanova as 1-seeds in the tournament. Villanova's position might be the least secure among them, but I think the only potential competition for their spot - probably Wisconsin if anyone - will still get one of the #2 seeds. We're probably 3rd or 4th in line for the least secure #1 seed, meaning disaster would have to strike a few teams - Syracuse, Kansas and Wisconsin, as well as some #1 teams - before we likely snuck into the discussion. We're pretty much on target for a 2-seed at this point. Not impossible, but not very probable, in my opinion.
|54 min 43 sec ago||Already Posted...||
Lions owner Ford dead
As a reminder to everyone, please try to make a habit of scanning the first two pages or so of thread topics before posting to limit the number of duplicates. In the case of this one, it was only a few threads down - there is a significant number of Lions fans and Detroit area residents on MGoBlog, so something like this is very unlikely to stay off the board for very long.
|1 hour 35 min ago||On The Season...||
Going over to StatSheet, Smotrycz is 112-285 (39.3%) for FGs and 52-145 (35.9%) for 3FGs, which overall makes for a personal eFG% of 48.42% for Evan. Similar numbers to 2010-11 but a little dip from 2011-12 on that dynamic. Actually, his offensive rating is 106.3, and he is responsible for about 25% of Maryland's production from beyond the arc.
|1 hour 51 min ago||Official Statement...||
CBS in Detroit has the statement released by Ford Motor Company here - LINK
I will admit that most of my life, I really only thought of WCF Sr. as the owner of the Lions and rather overlooked the career he had at the company which bears his grandfather's name. It was a long career, a successful career, and one which produced some of Ford's best remembered automobiles. Some of his more charitable work included extensive involvement with United Way here in SE Michigan as well as with the Henry Ford Museum and several other local and national charities. Indeed, the tennis courts at the University Of Michigan are named for this man. We can debate his legacy as the owner of the Detroit Lions, but his service to Ford and and to the Detroit area cannot be overlooked.
Thoughts and condolences to the Ford family.
|3 hours 23 sec ago||Good Gravy...||
It is admittedly morbidly amusing to watch a team like Northwestern hang onto a lead despite currently sporting a 39.65% effective field goal percentage. If you're shooting worse than Northwestern, as Purdue is at the moment (24.00% effective FG%), that's when you know it is an awful, awful start for you.
|8 hours 7 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|8 hours 10 min ago||Dakich Predictions...||
Dakich makes annoying prediction
Yeah, the tribe spoke here, it seems, and it is presentation in this case. I realize that Dan Dakich gives the muscles which allow eyes to roll a workout sometimes (the man knows basketball though, you have to give him credit for that), but I don't know if it leads to a good discussion of his statement if we begin the thread with "The dude is ralking out of his ass at least 70% of the time...". Perhaps put more tactfully, such a thread stands.
|15 hours 36 min ago||In The Grand Scheme...||
In the grand scheme, I would doubt that this affects Iowa's relative odds of getting in the tournament too much - we're still likely sending six teams as a conference, one of which would still be Iowa. What this does mean is that the Hawkeyes should be a very comfortable #6 in the BTT, so assuming that and if they win their first game, they get #3 in the next game of the BTT.
|16 hours 20 min ago||Fair Statement...||
I will say, it has been great to see Crisler packed most of the time thesr last few seasons as Michigan basketball has gone from getting better to pretty much awesome all around. Most of my years as an undergraduate coincided with the Ellerbe years, and I do remember some afternoons and nights when it was comparatively dead in comparison to the atmosphere you can experience now. The Maize Rage has been a significant part of that atmosphere being revolutionized as well.
|16 hours 37 min ago||Ha! Nice...||
Nice. Charles Woodson might be one of the relative handful of people who could shout "Photobomb!" like that, slide into the photo, and make the photo timeless and awesome in its own right. At least, one of the relative few people in a Michigan athletics context. I wonder if anyone got that moment live for television purposes actually, because the look one a few players' faces seems rather priceless.
|18 hours 1 min ago||I Will Say This...||
You have to admire the dedication and spirit of the Cameron Crazies. I mean, there is putting on the school colors and then there is looking like you were near an explosion at a Sherwin-Williams paint store and then putting on a fright wig hoping no one will notice your injuries. To me, that is a dedicated fan - also, a deeply disturbed individual.
|18 hours 5 min ago||Four Factors At The End...||
Michigan eFG% - 51.79%
Michigan OREB% - 35.48%
Michigan FTR - 51.79%
Michigan turnover % - 8.03%
Indiana eFG% - 66.3%
Indiana OREB% - 30.00%
Indiana FTR - 34.69%
Indiana turnover % -20.98%
Our defensive PPP ended up at 1.23 in this game, but our offensive PPP was 1.34.
|18 hours 24 min ago||I Dare Say...||
I dare say that this program might not be quite where it is now without the effort, play and sheer determination of Jordan Morgan. Truly, he is an example of what can happen if you keep hard at something at stick with it. He has been rewarded handsomely for his loyalty to Michigan and his leadership this season. Thank you, Jordan Morgan - you will be missed.
|19 hours 41 min ago||Four Factors At Halftime...||
Michigan eFG% - 51.56%
Michigan OREB% - 38.89%
Michigan free throw rate - 15.63%
Michigan turnover % - 5.52%
Indiana eFG% - 66.67%
Indiana OREB% - 25.00%
Indiana free throw rate - 29.63%
Indiana turnover % - 8.95%
For those wondering about the defense, Indiana's PPP is 1.36, so not the best from us, especially in transition. However, our offensive PPP is 1.24, so we're definitely outperforming our Assembly Hall selves.
|20 hours 44 min ago||Well, The Winner...||
The winner was this thread for title and this is where the discussion began (sometimes, that second criteria is a little more important than which one was posted first).
Also, I really do hope Jeffy Meyer has the opportunity to at least whisper to Crean, "We ruined your program." As a representative of the program, he shouldn't, but it would be hilairous, I think.
|22 hours 25 min ago||Another Hoop...||
I believe the media votes on the Wooden All-American team, from which the winner is eventually selected, beginning in the middle of this coming week. After that, the team is announced during the Elite Eight and then the winner, as we know, is announced during the Final Four. That makes for a field of 15 being narrowed to 10 and then 1, and it is entirely possible that Harris does not make the first cut, but both Stauskas and Harris were not on the midseason Top 25 for the Wooden, so for both of them, this is some nice recognition of their value to their teams.
|22 hours 43 min ago||Not Impossible, But Not Probable...||
I would agree with others - it would likely take winning the BTT and a slide from a few other teams (Kansas helped out a little today perhaps) for use to get into 1-seed territory. If you go by what TeamRankings throws out there for estimated probabilities for a 1-seed, we sit at 15% with Kansas, Wisconsin, Villanova, Florida, Wichita State and Arizona ahead of us, the final four in that listing being their projected 1-seed right now. Right now, I see us as an easy 2-seed and a 3-seed at the lowest, and that's probably where we begin the dance.
|23 hours 36 min ago||Entirely Possible...||
I would also agree that this seems possible. They are the only bid likely to come from the Missouri Valley conference - Indiana State went 22-9 and will likely not sniff a bid. The competition is terrible, it seems, in the MVC. Actually, TeamRankings does projections to advance by round (purely preliminary at this point, but still interesting to look at), and they would actually place our chances of advancing deeper as better than Wichita State's - this is true of most of the projected Big Ten bids actually. By the algorithm anyway, their RPI really hurts them, and I think it might on the court too.
|1 day 47 min ago||West Virginia-Kansas...||
Kansas is managing only a 44.56% effective FG% right now ans they are just 3-13 from beyond the arc. If you want a fun stat from this game, both teams have free throw rates of 50% or better, but they are also both under 70% at the line. WVU also has an offensive rebound percentage of 48.18% right now.
|1 day 54 min ago||It Will Be Interesting...||
As I recall, the initial issue was lingering inflammation in his left foot (I think it was the left), so it will be interesting to see if he is 100% in today's game against us. He averages something like 12 points and 9 rebounds per game, and Indiana has definitely felt that loss as they seem to need every point and rebound they can get with the quality of play lately.
|1 day 59 min ago||Already Covered...||
Nik Stauskas Wooden Award Finalist!
The original announcement was just below this thread, so this one will go. That being said, I would not be averse to any Michigan hoops player winning the Wooden twice in the same year, if it were indeed possible.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Very Good News...||
It is great to see Michigan and particularly Nik Stauskas get this level of recognition for the season that he has been having. That, and two Wooden Award winners in a row from Ann Arbor? Yes, I believe I will. That sounds like a wonderful idea to me.
|1 day 6 hours ago||What Made That Worse...||
I believe Kampfer was just coming back from a fractured skull from an attack by a former football walk-on and had been in a neck brace until just a short time before that game too, at least if I remember that correctly. That was one thing that made that assault doubly horrifying, especially when Kampfer didn't get up right away.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 19 hours ago||I Will Say...||
The last article actually points out something that, if true, probably would be a good sign. The author said that, in the current 2015 class as it would be now, he couldn't see anyone making the two-deep. I would tend to agree with his assessment that this would be a sign of growing stability in the program as well as a sign of growing depth in positions where we need it and, most of all perhaps, some consistency.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
I wonder if this was from the practice late last week as next one is supposed to be on the 11th of March, but it looks like Mattison has them playing pretty aggressively already.
I will say, in that one clip, Morris threw a rather nice dart - I would be curious as to how he is doing in practices as well. Nussmeier seemed to like what he saw in the brief moments he has been mentioned.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Already Posted...||
Buckeyes Excluded From Social Network Created by 'M' Dropout
I believe this was on the board yesterday, but it was pretty interesting all the same, I thought.
|1 day 21 hours ago||If Nothing Else...||
It could very well be that, for various reasons, Pelini does not last until 2018, although they have said all the right things to put most of the speculation to bed in Lincoln so far. Even going back to November, Eichorst was out there saying that Pelini was the coach that would lead Nebraska "into the future", however you want to define that. He lived on one-year extensions for a couple years, I believe, but this makes official the school's confidence, at least publicly.
Actually, from the limited fan comments so far, the Nebraska fan reaction seems to be mixed. The funniest one was someone who said they would like to be thrown in front of the Bo Pelini train.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Naughty Dentists?||
If you're going to go there, make sure this man is not waiting around to arrest everyone....
|2 days 1 hour ago||If I Recall...||
If I recall correctly, the early signing period for the sports that do allow it is typically about 4 months prior to the regular period, which would mean October-ish if football adopted a similar timeframe. It doesn't sound so bad on its face really, and I do see their point about not having to worry about the entire class for a period of time, but directed portions of it. I wonder if the NCAA would alter some of the admission rules to make this mesh with early enrollees as well.