OT: Two Syracuse Sophomores Transferring

OT: Two Syracuse Sophomores Transferring

Submitted by YoungGeezy on March 20th, 2015 at 2:17 AM

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.
At one point his offer sheet included Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio St., Purdue and Indiana (obviously), but that was before he decided to do a 5th year.
 
Johnson on the other hand is from Pennsylvania and did not have any B1G teams recruiting him.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12517086/syracuse…

Jaylen Brown on Campus

Jaylen Brown on Campus

Submitted by sasmjjsly on March 19th, 2015 at 10:34 PM

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!

 

Hearing that #Scout's No. 1 player in 2015, Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler 5-star SF Jaylen Brown arrived on #Michigan's campus a few hours ago.

UM signee Hallie Thome named Ohio Ms. Basketball 2015

UM signee Hallie Thome named Ohio Ms. Basketball 2015

Submitted by Evil Empire on March 19th, 2015 at 8:53 AM

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.

Cleveland.com story

WBB pounds Cleveland State in WNIT First Round, 72-50

WBB pounds Cleveland State in WNIT First Round, 72-50

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 18th, 2015 at 9:04 PM

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.

REMINDER: ESPN Tournament Challenge - MGoBlog

REMINDER: ESPN Tournament Challenge - MGoBlog

Submitted by Saint_in_Blue on March 18th, 2015 at 7:49 PM

http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?invitesource=email&groupID=2997&inviteuser=MzA4ODI2ODQ%3D&ex_cid=invite-email-tcmen&groupp=aGFyYmF1Z2ghA  

Group: MGoBlog Community

Password: harbaugh!

 

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!

OT: Syracuse AD Daryl Gross is out & Boeheim to retire in 3 years

OT: Syracuse AD Daryl Gross is out & Boeheim to retire in 3 years

Submitted by rb4kb8 on March 18th, 2015 at 11:10 AM

http://www.syracuse.com/orangesports/index.ssf/2015/03/syracuse_removes…

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.

"Back On the Map" by Darius Morris

"Back On the Map" by Darius Morris

Submitted by Blue and Joe on March 18th, 2015 at 10:32 AM

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.

OT: Watching the Tournament at Work

OT: Watching the Tournament at Work

Submitted by Tate on March 18th, 2015 at 9:04 AM

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.