MBB: The Buzzsaw Starts Tomorrow

MBB: The Buzzsaw Starts Tomorrow

Submitted by Mike Damone on January 18th, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Not going to go through the full remaining schedule - but Michigan has 14 games left in the regular season, 8 of them are on the road, and 12 of the teams we play have been, are or will be in the Top 25 this season.  It is going to be an insane and brutal seven weeks of conference basketball - followed up by the BIG and NCAA Tourneys.

Can't think of a better coach and team leaders (Z and Matthews) to take us through this difficult stretch and the rest of this season.  Going to be fun - and could be really special.

OT: NBA TV Ratings Way Down, Some Blaming Lebron to LA

OT: NBA TV Ratings Way Down, Some Blaming Lebron to LA

Submitted by uofmfan_13 on January 17th, 2019 at 7:23 PM

NBA ratings way down on Turner (22%) and down 5% on ESPN to date.  Lebron to LA is hurting them in primetime in East, Central time zones.  

https://nypost.com/2019/01/17/lebron-james-lakers-move-is-crippling-the-nbas-tv-ratings/

OT-ish: Ricky Doyle retires due to back issues

OT-ish: Ricky Doyle retires due to back issues

Submitted by Naked Bootlegger on January 15th, 2019 at 4:12 PM

I was informed by South Florida sources that Ricky Doyle hung up the basketball shoes due to major back issues:

 

https://www.naplesnews.com/story/sports/college/fgcu/2019/01/14/fgcu-center-ricky-doyle-ends-basketball-career-due-injuries/2568573002/

 

He also had some other major health issues, including an appendectomy and removal of non-malignant tumor discovered during the appendectomy, after he enrolled at FGCU (per the newspaper article in the above link).   

Wishing him nothing but the best as he recuperates.

  

Michigan Men’s Basketball has now won 31 of their last 32 Games

Michigan Men’s Basketball has now won 31 of their last 32 Games

Submitted by Cali Wolverine on January 15th, 2019 at 2:32 PM

The lone loss to Villanova in the National Championship Game...who played out of their minds that night.  This is just absurd.  And yet I feel that Beilein, while well respected, is still probably the most underrated Men’s Basketball Coach around.