WBB beats Illinois, 70-63; Cyesha Goree scores 30 points

WBB beats Illinois, 70-63; Cyesha Goree scores 30 points

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on February 16th, 2014 at 4:29 PM

For the 5th straight time, the Women of Basketball defeat Illinois, 70-63.

Cyesha Goree had an incredible 30 points and 19 rebounds. She is only the second Wolverine ever to score 30 points in a game, per @umichwbball.

This is a key stretch for Michigan as the regular season winds down if they want to impress the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

Right now in current bracketology, Michigan isn't even listed as a next four out team.

They will most likely have to win out in the regular season and make some noise in the B1G Tournament. Or they could just win the whole B1G Tournament.

The problem with winning out in the regular season is what waits for them in the finale--#11 penn state.

Remaining schedule-

  • 2/19 at Indiana | 7pm/MGoBlueTV
  • 2/22 vs Iowa | 1:30pm/BTN
  • 3/1 at Penn State | 3:30pm/BTN

Start of Beat State week

Start of Beat State week

Submitted by robb0226 on February 16th, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I heard there was a game today, but I didn't hear about it until the first half was almost over. Apparently, the team must have had the same issue.

Anyway, this should probably start the Beat State Week.  Lose the game next week and we basically lose any chance of even sharing the B1G title. 

Better make sure the team knows what time the game starts next Sunday. Go Blue, Beat State!

Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) BB Thread

Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) BB Thread

Submitted by WolverineHistorian on February 15th, 2014 at 11:48 AM

On this non-Michigan day we have in B1G play...

*Iowa @ Penn State (1:00)

*Indiana @ Purdue (4:00)

*Ohio State @ Illinois (8:00)


Outside the conference, the most noteworthy games appear to be...

*Memphis @ UConn (12:00)

*Pitt @ North Carolina (1:00)

*Maryland @ Duke (6:00)

*Florida @ Kentucky (9:00)

THJ Doin' it Godzilla Big at All-Star Weekend

THJ Doin' it Godzilla Big at All-Star Weekend

Submitted by Pit2047 on February 14th, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Stat Line:  24:29 Minutes 12/23 FG, 7/16 3 pt. FG, 1 REB, 2 AST, 36 points (Game High)

Both he and Dion Waiters went into a back and forth shooting frenzy with to go 8:32 in the second half.  In a 5 minute stretch, Hardaway scored 22 of Team Webber's 28 points and Waiters scored 23.  To anyone who stayed up to watch the end of the game it was special to watch.

Nik Stauskas Profiled on NBADraft.net

Nik Stauskas Profiled on NBADraft.net

Submitted by Mmmm Hmmm on February 14th, 2014 at 7:45 PM

NBADraft.net recently put together a write-up about Nik Stauskas's draft prospects:


The grade they gave isn't keyed to a projected pick slot, but having used that site in the past to follow the draft, it usually is equivalent to a second rounder. For what it's worth, their latest mock draft has him as the projected 33rd pick, but 49th best on their Big Board.

Although it is not the most positive/flattering line and many will disagree with it, they sure did troll the "not just a shooter" drinking game: "Although he's viewed as more than just a shooter, his lack of overall speed could relegate him into being a one dimensional (spot up threat) pro"

I would love to see Stauskas beat these expectations!

[EDITED to fix projected pick and big board position]

Mark Donnal Can Dunk A Basketball

Mark Donnal Can Dunk A Basketball

Submitted by ypsituckyboy on February 13th, 2014 at 9:51 PM

With only six regular season games left for our cagers and a B1G title on the line, I think there's one thing we'd all like to see - another thread on how good the basketball team might be in 2014/2015! Amirite?!?!

On second thought, how about a video of a guy who's probably going to be pretty good next year but who we don't even have to play this year because we're already pretty good. 

Linky: http://instagram.com/p/kYEi47yNWz/


Thursday Bracketology

Thursday Bracketology

Submitted by ish on February 13th, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Lunardi link (all standard Lunardi disclaimers apply): http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Bracket Matrix: http://www.bracketmatrix.com/


  • Lunardi now has us as a 2 seed, up from a 4 last week. 
  • 20 brackets on the Bracket Matrix updated yesterday.  We were a 2 seed in one (seed-madness), a 3 seed in thirteen of them, a 4 seed in four of them and two idiots have us as a six seed.  Said idiots are Drew's Bracketology and GMoneySportspage.  I assume Drew and GMoney reside in Columbus or East Lansing.  I didn't look because I don't want to click onto their pages.
  • Bracket Matrix hasn't updated today, but yesterday's brackets account for the OSU win.
  • Lunardi no longer mentions IU, not even in his first four out or his next four out.  Thus the B1G has 6 bids.
  • The Big 12 has 7 bids in Lundardi's.
  • Lundardi also has MSU as a 2 seed.
  • He lists Minnesota as an 11 seed, getting pretty close to a First Four game.
  • Other B1G: OSU (6 seed); Iowa (5 seed); Wisconsin (4 seed).
  • Lunardi projects that we will win the conference.
  • OOC games that matter: Iowa St. (4 seed); Stanford (10 seed); Dook (2 seed); FSU (12 seed/First Four/second to last team in the field).