Bracketology 3/6: Yeah.

Bracketology 3/6: Yeah.

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 6th, 2016 at 12:01 PM

ESPN has us as the 4th team out after being the last team in before the game yesterday.

CBS is more optimistic in having us as the first team out. Bracket Matrix says so, as well.

DRatings is even more optimistic, having us as the last team IN the tournament.

Need to win the first game in the B1G Tournament and hope for other bubble teams to lose. 

Hopefully this is going to be a moot point, but the first four out of the NCAA Tournament are automatic 1 seeds in the NIT.

NYC buckets has us as a 1 seed in the NIT with a pretty manageable bracket, actually. 

Greggggg Marshall's Shockers laying an egg yesterday shrunk the bubble. 

 

Can Coach Beilein Survive Another Season Like This?

Can Coach Beilein Survive Another Season Like This?

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on March 6th, 2016 at 10:31 AM
First, I want to preface this by saying there isn't a man coaching any sport in collegiate athletics that I hold in higher regard than Coach Beilein. My son has attended basketball camps in which Coach has been present, and the way he works with the kids, and the way in which he carries himself impressed me immensely. He's everything still good and pure about college basketball. That being said, I have to ask the following question: with UM's resources and built in advantages, do you think Coach Beilein can survive another season in which the team misses the NCAA tournament? Here's hoping that discussion never has to happen next year.

Saturday Hoops Open Thread

Saturday Hoops Open Thread

Submitted by xtramelanin on March 5th, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Mates,

Lots of important basketball games on today in regards to the NCAA tournament selection coming up next Sunday.   We had a great write up earlier this week by the mods that detailed the umpteen games that impact whether Michigan might make the tournament so I won't list them all here.

I would note that MSU is beating OSU like a rented mule right now, 69-49. Since OSU is a bubble team that is assumedly good for us.  However, this is like a 5 year old hoping that brussel sprouts beats spinach - both of them turn your stomach.  Oh well.

Enjoy the games and and Go Blue later this evening - tip off @ 8:00 at Crisler Center. 

XM

OT: Ben Simmons is ineligible for Wooden Award

OT: Ben Simmons is ineligible for Wooden Award

Submitted by Chicken22 on March 5th, 2016 at 11:51 AM

LSU is not going to let Ben Simmons be eligible for the Wooden Award. Simmons, the freshman and likely number 1 pick in the draft, has had an amazing year but he probably wasn't going to win it. There is a high chance it is going to be Buddy Hield winning it and if not him than Denzel Valentine.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14906627/ben-simmons-lsu-tigers-ineligible-wooden-award