Open thread for the day, or at least the early games.
Title says it all. Both players — B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson — would have to sit out a year.
This is especially relevant because Patterson is a former Indiana commit and is presumably looking to return to Big Ten country.
Patterson's AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, said the Indianapolis native would possibly look to move to a school closer to home.Patterson originally signed with Indiana out of high school, but decided to do a post-grad year at Brewster Academy (N.H.) before heading to Syracuse.
Getting a visit from the the #2 recruit in the country is a BIG deal; therefore, we need to send plenty of positive energy toward Ann Arbor over the next couple of days. Let's hope Coach Beilein, his staff, and players all make him feel like this is the place to be...GO BLUE!
A couple of Fab Five members get some mention, along with Glen Rice. In fact, Webber might be the most-mentioned guy on the list.
She's 6'5" and averaged 20.3 pts, 9.3 reb, 4.6 blocks as a senior, helping Chagrin Falls to a 22-0 regular season and 26-1 overall. Their lone loss a Dick Bennett/Bo Ryan special in the state playoffs with a final score of 36-29.
She was previously named Gatorade's Ohio Player of the Year and First Team All-Ohio.
According to reader comments she is not related to Jim Thome and pronounces her name the way people did when making fun of the MLB slugger, (correction made 10:17am) a single-syllable that starts with a soft "th" and rhymes with home.
KBA has a good one coming to Ann Arbor next year.
In Michigan's program record 6th straight postseason appearance, they started it out like they were expected to.
Michigan rolled to a 21-4 lead to start the game and didn't look back, a complete opposite of their previous game.
KBA decided to send a message and throw every starting spot up for grabs during the 2-week break. Michigan's starting lineup was very different with two year-long starters coming off the bench.
Freshman Emoni Jackson, who played in only 6 games all season, proved during practice this past week that she deserved a starting spot, and did not disappoint scoring 8 for Michigan. Not bad for a player who scored 4 points all season.
Cyesha Goree led Michigan and both teams in points with 18.
Michigan is now 13-12 all-time in postseason games. They will get the winner of the Toledo-Wright State game that will be played Friday night, in the WNIT Second Round.
The WNIT will release the game dates, times and locations for all Second Round games once the entire First Round has been completed. Michigan could play as early as Saturday as the Second Round dates are March 21-24.
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Brackets lock at noon tomorrow. Also if you have created an entry, make sure you go back and fill out your brackets. Good luck everyone!
A letter from Syracuse's Chancellor to news outlets and season ticket holders detail the actions.
The school plans to appeal still, but Gross is out. He will remain with the school in a different job.
The letter also explains that Boeheim will respond to the infractions himself, but plans to retire in three years.
Mike Hopkins appears set to take the job, as he has been for a decade.
EDIT: This is all over everything now.
Great story by Darius Morris on The Players Tribune today. He writes about the 2011 NCAA Tournament and how it put Michigan basketball back on the map.
I'm not sure if I would say 2011 was the year they got back on the map, because they did win a game in the tourney 2 years prior. It did start a good consistent run though. It's a good read if you have some time.
So tomorrow is the big day. I am in my first job post-college, so I have yet to experience this holiday as a working man. For the Michigan BTT game, it was easy for me to watch because I could prop it up on my large Galaxy Note screen at my desk and it was just fine.
I'm coming to you to ask how you are going to handle tomorrow, and how you're going to efficiently (not work) watch multiple games. If you are going to at all.