Some of these are obvious, such as vs Florida and the 2nd half explosion vs MSU for Nik, and the game winner vs Purdue for Glenn. I was wondering if anybody had some off-the-radar moments that stick out for them. I have a couple.
For Nik, some of my favorite moments come from his freshman year non-conference schedule. At this point he was still kind of an unknown entity, all we really knew about him was what we had seen from various Youtube clips, such as him making 3 after 3 or tearing up Baylor while still in high school. He was a tall, gangly white kid who mostly stood in the left corner and never ever missed threes. He was shooting something ridiculous like 60% from 3, and it just added to the whole WOW HOW TALENTED IS THIS TEAM feeling that we all had early that season. Every home game, his left corner would be right in front of the other team's bench in the 1st half, and he'd inevitably make one or two and turn around and stare the other team's bench down before running back on defense. That was pretty fun.
For Glenn, one off the radar moment I'll remember was his freshman year when we played Penn State at home. He had like 5 or 6 dunks that game, and I think at least 3 or 4 of them were alley-oops. We knew he was pretty athletic before that game, but after that we knew we had something special. There also was a sequence in the game at Minnesota that season when Nik had a pretty big dunk, and then Glenn had his 360 back to back. That was cool.
One way off the radar moment I have for the both of them was at the very end of the Florida game in the Elite 8. All of the starters had been pulled, and it was obvious we had won. Matt Vogrich pulled up for a fast break three and cashed it. They showed a shot of the bench and both Nik and Glenn were going absolutely insane for Matt. Both guys were always in it for the team and the program, never for themselves. Both guys sacrificed a lot for Michigan (especially Glenn), and I'll always be appreciative of that. I can't wait to watch both guys play in the NBA and represent the university well.
Any other moments?