#13 WBB v Purdue BTN Open Thread/NCAA Committee Top 16

Submitted by tlo2485 on February 1st, 2018 at 8:06 PM

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 13-ranked University of Michigan women's basketball team (19-4, 8-2 B1G) kicks off the month of February at Crisler Center, hosting Purdue (14-8, 5-3 B1G) at 8 p.m. The game is Michigan's annual "Pink Game," and can be seen live on the Big Ten Network. It is also part of Michigan's "Workweek Hustle" promotion where fans can get a ticket, hot dog and drink for $5.

Also, The NCAA released it's Selection Committee's Top 16. As of now, Michigan would host the first two rounds in Ann Arbor as a 4 seed:

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NCAA committee's top 16: 1. UConn (Albany) 2. Mississippi State (Kansas City) 3. Louisville (Lexington) 4. Notre Dame (Spokane) 5. Oregon 6. Baylor 7. South Carolina 8. Florida State 9. Texas 10. UCLA 11. Tennesseee 12. Georgia 13. Maryland 14. Missouri 15. Michigan 16. Texas A&M

4:55 PM - 1 Feb 2018

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1VaBlue1

February 1st, 2018 at 9:28 PM ^

Just did a score check - blowout city!  Nice job, Blue!!

Despite that 30 second check, the wife asked why I was suddenly interested in womens bball...  Ugh.  If you get married, try to make sure she likes sports!

MaizeMN

February 1st, 2018 at 10:06 PM ^

The 4th qtr and OT collapse was dreadful. Nobody wanted the ball and the defense was nonexistent. This team is not ready for a tournament run, BIG or otherwise.

enlightenedbum

February 1st, 2018 at 10:09 PM ^

Basically why you don't stop running your offense.  We started way too many possessions under 10 on the shot clock.  It's awful when Beilein does it, and KBA made the same mistake.  Just run offense, get the ball to your two best players (I'm not sure Thome had a touch in the last six minutes), and win the game.

Solecismic

February 1st, 2018 at 10:13 PM ^

I feel so bad for the team. They've worked so hard to get to this point and that was just indescribably whatever you want to call it.

Hopefully they can find a way to get what they had back, because that was a failure of confidence, not just offense and defense.

I also hope no one from any committee saw that.

HHW

February 1st, 2018 at 10:16 PM ^

The WBB experts coming out of the woodwork after a bad loss? Where were you when they were rising to #13?

You just sit in your dark basement waiting for something bad to happen so you can jump online and bitch.

At least M’s WBB team knows they are big time now, once they have the fan base whining they’re on par with the revenue sports.

amir_6

February 1st, 2018 at 10:16 PM ^

at least they were able to beat MSU and OSU this year. The Women's Basketball program has always been a joke. They blew their chance at a historical season..

Karumba

February 1st, 2018 at 10:31 PM ^

Michigan was mugged on almost every possession, and barely any fouls were called on Purdue. Conversely, Michigan was called on all sorts of ticky-tak fouls. We still lost because of lackluster play and the missed FT at the end. It was just a bad game.

matty blue

February 2nd, 2018 at 6:32 AM ^

...by the sudden presence of bandwagon fans who do nothing but bitch. i’m guessing that this is literally the first time most have you people have posted a word about this team.