29 Years Ago and Today + Predictions

29 Years Ago and Today + Predictions

Submitted by xtramelanin on April 2nd, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Mates,

29 years ago our beloved Wolverines played in the Championship game and won it.  The game was in Seattle in the now-demolished (wise move) Kingdome.  The Michigan games were fantastic.  We beat a tremendously talented Illinios team 83-81, and of course faced Seton Hall in the final game.  They were a well coached and tough team, led by an Austrailian named Andrew Gaze, a 3 point specialist (someone please google this to see if I am remembering this correctly). who was sure to figure into the outcome.  

As to the final game itself, Michigan prevailed 80-79.  For those of us who were alive, whether you were in Seatlle or not, Rumeal Robinson shot a 1-and-1 free throw with seconds left.  We were down by a point....and he sank them both.  Talk about ice in your veins.  

Image result for rumeal robinson free throws

 

Before the game we were in a bar across from the Kingdome and I started a poll of the patrons - questions like how many points will Glen Rice score, how many 3 pointers for SH's Andrew Gaze, and of course, who will win and by what score.  The polls skewed heavily Michigan, even in Seattle.  

So with a nod to the thread below, lets make some predictions.   

1.  Is Moe going to show up and dominate?

2.  Are MAAR and Z going to rebound from Saturday's poor shooting?

3.  How many 3's will Nova attempt, and how many go in? 

3.  Who wins, what score?

Go Blue!

XM

thanks to GRBlue for the edit

Stream for tonight's game (2018.04.02)

Stream for tonight's game (2018.04.02)

Submitted by MGoArchive on April 2nd, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Good morning and Go Blue!

Yes, I know it's a bit early to post this, but I am in San Antonio and I have five or six hours to work/help peeople out.

Join the Discord server to gain access to the stream URL - https://discord.gg/VEdcKTr

Here is a video on how to join the Discord server - https://youtu.be/fEcyH9XsAzM

You will see the stream here - https://goo.gl/E48e7E

If the stream goes down (hopefully this doesn't happen), I will have a new stream. This new stream will only be for people who have an MGoBlog account that is over a year old, or they have 500 points. You can gain access to this bacakup stream by going into the #authentication channel, and asking to be verified. A verification admin will send you a private message (outlined in that YouTube video above) and we'll walk you through the verification process.

Again, this verification is only necessary _if the stream goes down_. It didn't on Saturday night, hopefully it doesn't tonight either.

The URL for the primary stream is in the channel header topic, the location of which is pointed out in the third link above.

Go Blue! One more, LET'S DO IT.

My Prediction: lots of "appreciation" threads

My Prediction: lots of "appreciation" threads

Submitted by buddhafrog on April 2nd, 2018 at 1:58 AM

Game Day, 1:26 am Monday morning. Can't sleep. Too excited for 9 pm tonight.

My prediction? There will be lots of appreciation threads.

For Moe's strength of will, and his contagious love of the game. And his bicep flex. And for stealing Nick Ward's ankles.

For Simmons showing the true heart of a Michigan Man. The Team, the Team, the Team.

For Chalres Matthews' meteoric rise in March. And for his knowing smile kindly directed towards Nick Ward.

For puppy dog Poole with his contagious swag and joy. And the shot. And for his celebration that I'll still view decades from now.

For Duncan for his transformation and leadership. My Captain is not just a defender/rebounder.  And for six points. 

For Livers for being steady, consistent and being able to contribute as needed.

For Teske for dunking on Haas. And for being an immovable force below the basket. There are times when Moe fouls and goes to the bench and I don't care at all, because Teske.

For Z, who emboldened his team with fearless defense, and by doing so taught his team how to play with true competitve courage. No fear. Give him a war, this boy wants to battle.

For MAAR, for playing more games and more minutes than anyone in the histroy of Michigan basketball. Damn! My Captain.

For Ibi and for Brooks for being patient, and playing with energy and confidence when called.

For CJ for that holy three pointer.

For Yaklich because, you might have heard, our team is good at defense. For Saddi and Haynes who have developed these players beyond expectations.

For Beilein. For being Beilein. I've never wanted a coach to win a championship more than our head basketball coach. And I believe no coach is as deserving of a championship than Beilein. This team is a reflection of beilein. 

And for MGoBlog. I don't live in AA anymore, and this website helps me stay connected to home. MGoBlog allows me to belly-flop-dive into Michigan sports. 

As Beilein is wont to say, embrace this moment. Appreciate it and soak it in. We are fortunate. Appreciate it.

What do you appreciate about 2017-2018 UM Basketball?

2018.03.31 NCAAB Tournament Final Four - Michigan vs. Loyola [Torrent]

2018.03.31 NCAAB Tournament Final Four - Michigan vs. Loyola [Torrent]

Submitted by MGoArchive on April 1st, 2018 at 9:53 PM
2018.03.31 NCAAB Tournament Final Four - Michigan vs. Loyola .torrent download link - https://goo.gl/NTD5kE
 
Unlike most of the video on YouTube/WatchESPN, this recording is 60fps, and a very high bitrate (14Mbit). This is the highest quality video available anywhere. Period.
 
You'll need a torrent client like qbittorrent to download the video - https://www.qbittorrent.org/
 
VLC is a good piece of software to play the video - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
 
If you have any additional quesitons, send me an email - mgovault at gmail dot com
 
Go Blue!

Team Send Off / Tailgating in San Antonio for Monday

Team Send Off / Tailgating in San Antonio for Monday

Submitted by MGoArchive on April 1st, 2018 at 9:17 PM
 
TEAM SEND-OFF
Before the Wolverines depart for the Alamodome for the National Championship, send them off from the team hotel with the Michigan Basketball Band and Michigan Cheer and Dance Teams.
 
Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: Approximately 6:30 p.m. CT*
Location: Lobby of San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
Address: 889 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
 
Primary spot for tailgating for Michigan fans - 
 
($20 cover - live bands, tons of space, great BBQ)
SMOKE: BBQ BREW VENUE
Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. CT
Address: 1168 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
(Family Friendly / no cover)
ALAMO BEER COMPANY
Date: Monday, April 2, 2018
Time: 3 p.m. CT – end of game
Address: 415 Burnet St, San Antonio, TX 78202

Coach Beilein Can Focus Just About Basketball Tomorrow

Coach Beilein Can Focus Just About Basketball Tomorrow

Submitted by WorldwideTJRob on April 1st, 2018 at 5:48 PM
One thing of note about tomorrow...Coach B mentioned on Rome earlier in the year that he would do things differently if he ever got back to the championship game. Mainly because he had so many obligations with Trey(National Player of the Year) on the Sunday in between the Final in 2013. Now he has no such things to take time away from the team’s preperation, and actually the opponent has to deal with that now because Jalen Brunson is the POY. Hopefully all this leads to a good result for the Maize & Blue!

Mo Wagner Legacy:

Mo Wagner Legacy:

Submitted by FatGuyTouchdown on April 1st, 2018 at 5:15 PM

A question I was pondering last night after the game:

Is Mo Wagner a "Big Game In A Win" away from being considered in the upper echelon of Michigan basketball players like Glen Rice, Trey Burke, and Cazzie Russell? This is assuming he doesn't come back, and Monday is the last game we see him play.