January 30th, 2013 at 8:34 PM ^

I thought it very strange during the broadcast when they showed the top three the last time M was #1 and it consisted of the same three teams with Kansas and Indiana switching spots.


January 30th, 2013 at 8:52 PM ^

The Sagarin predictor would have us as a 2 point underdog in Indiana, but the Massey ratings predict a slightly better than 50% chance (by this, I mean 52%) win probability and a one point margin in Michigan's favor. When some of the best models out there disagree, it should be a very interesting game. 

That being said, let's make it 21-1, folks.


January 30th, 2013 at 9:52 PM ^

After Brian quoted Sherman from Northwestern's "Sippin' on Purple" earlier today, I was curious what they'd have to say after the game. And here it is:

Let's be real: Northwestern played alright there. If they didn't miss so many bunnies, they'd have lost this game like, by ten-ish. It's tough to argue with Michigan being the No. 1 team in the country when you see the way they played in the first half tonight. Northwestern hit a nice percentage of their shots, considering, and sort of got hands up on defense, and yet, bang. Everything fell for Michigan, and there weren't many open shots for Northwestern. If NU had played their best half of the year, they'd have been down five. Instead, they were down 15.

The praise from Northwestern was great, but well, its only Northwestern. Yes, the win over Northwestern was good, and Michigan was outstanding to begin the game. Nonetheless, I'm really looking forward to Indiana. This will be the biggest test so far. As Hoke and Mattison and many others have said, to be the best you have to beat the best. I'd really love to see Michigan take the Hoosiers down in Assembly Hall.