OT - I will root for Caleb Swanigan

OT - I will root for Caleb Swanigan

Submitted by OldDad67 on January 24th, 2017 at 5:06 PM

I am a Michigan alum and fan through & through. That doesn't mean that I can't root for someone who plays for a direct competitor. This young man has persevered despite struggles that I can only imagine in my nightmares. You go, Caleb!

 

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18523734/purdue-…

Basketball start times

Basketball start times

Submitted by Trip McNeely on January 24th, 2017 at 2:51 PM

I noticed today that the home game against Indiana on Thursday starts at 9PM. I know this is not the first time that this happened this year either. Does this bother anyone else as much as it bothers me? Don't they know people have to get up early? I know some people won't like that I made this a topic but I just need a few people to validate my feelings and maybe give an answer to as why this is.

NCAA tourney to announce preliminary top 16 seeds a month early

NCAA tourney to announce preliminary top 16 seeds a month early

Submitted by superstringer on January 24th, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Not to be outdone by the CFP Committee... now the NCAA Men's Basketball Selection Committee will do a PREVIEW of the top 16 seeds a MONTH EARLY -- subject to change based on, you know, the actual games and seasons being played out to their entirety.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18543881/ncaa-of…

Does the tourney really need MOAR buzz?  Does it allow someone to play the DISRESPECT (DISRESPEKT) card (kard) a month early?  If we don't care, why is OP posting this?  Oops wait--!

Bracketology Updates

Bracketology Updates

Submitted by True Blue 9 on January 23rd, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Just a quick update on where things stand with the Men's bball team. Both CBS and ESPN updated their Bracketology sections this morning. CBS has us as a 10 seed (up from an 11 last week) and playing against Florida in Salt Lake City. 

Joe Lunardi at ESPN has us as his second to last team in, playing against Pitt in the play-in game in Dayton. 

Feel free to add any other updates you see on other sites (Bracket Matrix hasn't updated since Saturday morning). I think we'll make a nice jump if we can beat Indiana on Thursday!

WBB destroys Nebraska on road, 84-51

WBB destroys Nebraska on road, 84-51

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on January 22nd, 2017 at 11:03 PM

After a game earlier in the weel where Michigan played #3 Maryland tough on the road for 3.5 quarters in a close game before succumbing, the Wolverines would fly back to Ann Arbor and then depart for Lincoln just a couple days later.

Michigan was 1-11 against Nebraska all-time heading into today's game.

Nebraska is having a really down year this season with just 5 wins overall.

We took advantage of that, and the talented Wolverine team picked apart Nebraska. 

Katelynn Flaherty had another great game with 27 points, giving her 57 points THIS WEEK.

She's on pace to break the all-time program scoring record as she has 1,693 points as a Junior and is #3 on the scoring list. She's had two 30-point games this season, both against top-10 B1G teams on the road.

Nicole Munger came off the bench and had a career-high 18 points. 

Head coach Kim barnes Arico scored her 99th career win at Michigan. She's already the all-time win percentage leader, and is 24 wins away from being the all-time wins leader. When she gets her 100th, she'll be only the second Michigan coach to do so (Sue Guevara leads with 123).

Michigan is now 16-5 overall and 5-2 in the B1G in 3rd place. 

Only one game this upcoming week, at home against Northwestern on Wednesday. Northwestern is just behind Michigan by 0.5 games in the standings at 4-2 (15-4 overall). 

Probably the best team left on Michigan's schedule, and it's at home. Would be a huge win.

Current Wolverines in the NBA

Current Wolverines in the NBA

Submitted by The Fugitive on January 22nd, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Here is a basic statistical update on the current Wolverines in the NBA (specifically those who played under John Beilein).
 

  Min Pts Reb Ast Stl
Burke 12.2 4.77 0.72 1.54 0.21
Hardaway 22.8 11.88 2.12 1.79 0.64
LeVert 18.5 6.91 2.52 1.87 0.87
Robinson 22.7 6.0 3.73 0.78 0.49
Stauskas 26.2 8.43 2.62 2.0 0.45

On 1/20/17, Caris was literally perfect from the floor. 6-6 from the field, 3-3 from three, and 2-2 from the line for 17 points with an additional 6 assists.

I'm not sure how to embed in the OP so I will post Caris' highlihts and Nik's most recent dunk from the 76ers game last night vs the Hawks below.