32 wins = most ever!

Submitted by Mr. Elbel on March 25th, 2018 at 12:21 AM
When the announcer during the A&M game said this was by far Beilein's best team, I was a bit skeptical still. But now they've won more than any team in Michigan basketball history! If they play their best ball, they can beat anyone. And I fully expect them to win the whole thing at this point. Regardless of whether they're better than the '13 squad, they've taken their place in Michigan history and are bringing home at least 2 banners and a win record to show for it. Congrats boys!

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Indy Pete - Go Blue

March 25th, 2018 at 12:25 AM ^

We will never forget this season, regardless of what happens next. However, we all have plenty of reason to think that this team could be playing on Monday night. And, we can definitely win on Monday night as well. It is such a special time to be a Michigan fan. Everything is coming up aces, and the greatness is going to continue for the foreseeable future. Go blue!

stephenrjking

March 25th, 2018 at 12:28 AM ^

If we beat Loyola (still waiting for the proprietors to put together a scouting report that scares my socks off, just like every other team) we will be decided underdogs in the final against, probably, Nova or Kansas or Duke. 

Teams that aren't just athletic, but really gifted.

We'll be dogs and we should be. It would be an unlikely, uphill battle.

But it's one game, and even with a, say, 30% chance to win, would I take that at the beginning of the season? At the beginning of the tournament? At the beginning of the weekend?

100 times out of 100. What a run.

1of12MattDamons

March 25th, 2018 at 12:38 AM ^

This team finds a way to win. They kinda remind me of 04' Pistons college bball version in that they are a sum of all their parts as opposed to a few stars with complimentary role pieces

UMfan21

March 25th, 2018 at 1:02 AM ^

we have enough appreciation threads already, but this seems like a relevant place to drop this snowflake: how about Teske in the final minutes? FSU went after Wagner in the second half racking up fouls. when he got his fourth and was forced to sit, the game was in a very tenuous situation.

yes, it was Z, Robinson and others who scored the points that increased the lead...but Teske held is own in that situation really well. there could have been a huge drop off without Wagner.

Motoslave

March 25th, 2018 at 12:41 AM ^

When he said that during the A&M game I was like... ehhh... but he actually corrected himself much later. I think it was after halftime... he said he meant the best defensive team by far.

samdrussBLUE

March 25th, 2018 at 1:03 AM ^

Interesting take. 2013 was more guys at the extremes. Those few could play with anyone. Now we have a bit deeper rotation and those guys are responsible for just doing their roles. 2013 felt like a miracle because we hadn’t been there and had key dudes. This year fees familiar and we have balanced dudes.

UMinSF

March 25th, 2018 at 2:11 AM ^

I LOVED the 2013 team (and all our great teams over the years), but I'm enjoying this season more than any previous year!

This team has grown more, and exceeded expectations by a greater margin than any Michigan team I've watched.

When we got drubbed by NC and struggled against any decent team we faced early on, I saw a team that didn't have a PG, couldn't shoot, couldn't make FT's, and was inconsistent defensively.

Somehow, our mad scientist of a coach has magically concocted a very dangerous brew.

Z has turned into an absolute beast. Duncan Robinson has improbably turned into a fine defender and has displayed incredible senior leadership, giving up his starting role yet still coming up huge in the clutch. Wagner's ebullient personality and big-time skills cause matchup nightmares and help drive the entire team, Matthews plays with stone-cold courage in the biggest games. MAAR is playing and leading at a level no one thought possible. Teske emerging as a dynamic force. The freshmen providing exuberance, depth - and a miraculous clutch shot too.

I'm having a blast - and they are too!

Go Blue! 

urbanachiever

March 25th, 2018 at 10:39 AM ^

Maybe a not so popular opinion, but I actually enjoyed the 2014 team more than the 2013 team. Watching Stauskas torch MSU at the Breslin, the Dakich-deemed "cold blooded" step back 3 to beat Wisconsin at Kohl, and in general the insane offensive prowess that team had. Every game felt like the team could go off for 90