Michigan In, Versus Tennessee

Submitted by Brian on March 13th, 2011 at 6:21 PM

The big reveal:

8. Michigan vs
9. Tennessee

Hypothetical second round opponent: #1 Duke.

Eight seed is way high, no?

UPDATE: Video!

Not exactly Kansas in terms of blase but you don't have to act like you've been there when you haven't. At least not much.

Comments

Soulfire21

March 13th, 2011 at 6:59 PM ^

I like the matchup with Tennessee a lot.  It will make for a great game.  I think that Duke would be tough as hell if we make it through, but hey, we did it before...

GOBLUEdevils

March 13th, 2011 at 7:00 PM ^

Tennessee seems like a pretty good matchup. 

Duke however is playing as good as we have all year without Kyrie.  Andre finally had a good game today, Ryan has started to shoot it well, and when him and Seth are both playing well Duke is extremely difficult to defend.  I think Duke's in a good position to make another run to the final 4.  Won all the ACC tourny games easily.

Kyrie will potentially be back next week.  He worked out Friday before the first game in the ACC tourny, and I have a feeling he's going to play limited minutes soon.  Duke is by far the best team in the nation with Kyrie.

 

If UofM can get by Duke, then Oakland or Texas both seem pretty beatable...I mean we already beat one of them earlier this year.

But first, the Vols.

IPFW_Wolverines

March 13th, 2011 at 7:02 PM ^

May not be the best placing Michigan could have gotten but oh well. They are in. Someone has to be beat the 1 seeds, why not Michigan? Michigan played right with Kansas and OSU this year. 

KBLOW

March 13th, 2011 at 7:14 PM ^

Six weeks ago even getting in was a pipe dream. Any tourney experience sets us up so well for next year.  Besides, if we get past UT, Duke isn't as good as tOSU and we've played them tight all year.

M-Dog

March 13th, 2011 at 7:15 PM ^

the crowd at Crisler puts the rest of the country to shame.  The images of our '09 reaction were all over the TV the last few days.

BTW, where can I get one of those comfy leather chairs the team lounges around on?

 

bklein09

March 13th, 2011 at 7:27 PM ^

I DONT CARE THAT WE MOVED UP TO AN 8 SEED AND WOULDA SHOULDA COULDA WISHED WE GOT A DIFFERENT DRAW!

I AM FREAKING PUMPED ABOUT WHAT THIS TEAM IS ACCOMPLISHED!

WERE THE FOURTH HIGHEST SEED FROM THE BIG TEN BECAUSE WERE THE FOURTH BEST TEAM IN THE BIG TEN, ONE OF THE BEST CONFERENCES IN THE NATION!

IF WE WANT TO RETURN TO BEING A DOMINANT BASKETBALL PROGRAM WE HAVE TO PLAY AND BEAT THE BEST!

LETS TAKE DOWN TENNESSEE ON OUR WAY TO BEATING DUKE IN FRONT OF A HOME CROWD!

LET'S SHOCK THE WORLD YO!!!!!!

 

Sorry for the CAPS, but I am just tired of people wishing things were different. We should all be thrilled with what went down today. 

PurpleStuff

March 13th, 2011 at 7:47 PM ^

Already got tickets to the West Regional in Anaheim (set up about a year ago).  If Michigan beats Duke to get there my head will literally explode (because that much cocaine will do that, or so I was told as a teenager).

headdead

March 13th, 2011 at 7:56 PM ^

Thanks to the team for some great ball and a great season.  This group will be remembered.  Some of their magic has already rubbed off onto the gridiron - I feel a renewed since of optimism and pride.

It's always great to be a Wolverine, but some days are greater than others.  Today is one of those days.  And it looks as if there will be many more such days in coming soon. Go Blue.