It was FOUR years ago tonight that Stu Douglass changed the direction of Michigan Basketball.
Michigan entered the game on a 6-game losing streak that included horrible losses to the likes of bad Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota teams. The season looked to be going as the "experts" had predicted before the season started. (They had Michigan finishing 10th of 11 in the Big Ten).
And then something funny happened. Michigan led for most of the game but you just weren't sure if this was real or not. It sure didn't seem like it near the end as state had a comeback in the final 2 minutes.
And then it happened. It REALLY happened. A three pointer that ended the hopes of a state comeback up at breslin with under 30 seconds to go to put Michigan up 60-55. Michigan's first win there since most of the players on that team were in kindergarten.
And the rest, they say, is history.
1/27/2011 to Basketball, is what 11/22 was to Football, IMHO. A special date that should never be forgotten.
Fitting another Michigan MBB team pulled on out a win on this night.