Trying to find some form of silver lining in having such an early conference tournament. The B10 winner will be known by March 4th....and then what? The first NCAA games that concern us start on 3/15, a full 11 days later (see schedule below).
So my question is simply this: What good things come from having so much time between games? Do the players heal up and rest up some? Do they get more school work and mid-terms out of the way? Maybe the coaches have a bit more time to scout and game plan against the most likely opponents? I would love to hear some positives about the extended lay-off, so please share.
EDIT: How about Beilein does something totally crazy, more than subs, actually Harbaugh crazy and takes the team somewhere for spring break? Since it turns out that the off week is during the spring break, hey, California/Florida/Arizona, wherever, off they go. Too late to arrange for pass ports to go out of the country, but what the heck.
|Selection Sunday||N/A||March 11|
|First Four||Dayton||March 13-14|
|First/Second||Pittsburgh||March 15 & 17|
|First/Second||Wichita||March 15 & 17|
|First/Second||Dallas||March 15 & 17|
|First/Second||Boise||March 15 & 17|
|First/Second||Charlotte||March 16 & 18|
|First/Second||Detroit||March 16 & 18|
|First/Second||Nashville||March 16 & 18|
|First/Second||San Diego||March 16 & 18|
|Midwest Regional||Omaha||March 23 & 25|
|West Regional||Los Angeles||March 22 & 24|
|South Regional||Atlanta||March 22 & 24|
|East Regional||Boston||March 23 & 25|
|Final Four||San Antonio||March 31, April 2|