For the first time in Michigan Basketball history

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 4th, 2014 at 10:05 PM

.....Michigan will be the top seed in the B1G Tournament.

We all know that the B1G Championship means more than a B1G Tourney title does, but a B1G Tournament Championship needs to be BACK in Crisler. The banner will never come down.

Conference tournaments can sometimes be a nice springboard into the NCAA Tournament.

The last time Michigan won the B1G Tournament-



(Video: WolverineHistorian)



March 4th, 2014 at 11:03 PM ^

That was when the Big Ten title game was played on a Saturday and not 2 minutes before the Selection Sunday presentation. 

Just to really blow your mind.  These are the coaches that Brian Ellerbe beat that season by double digits:  Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski and Bob Knight.  

And then the following year, the program went to hell. 


March 4th, 2014 at 11:22 PM ^

Seems like when this team has a lot of rest it comes out and dominates.  I have no idea if a few extra B1G tourney games will tire the team out or not, but not winning the B1G tourney last year worked out pretty well for us.


March 5th, 2014 at 8:00 AM ^

Seeing photos and clips of Robert Traylor again brings back some pretty good memories of Michigan basketball as well, at least for me as I was there when he was playing. I believe in his time in Ann Arbor he shot pretty close to 60% and had a few games where I believe he was responsible for 30+ points. He was a fun player to watch indeed. 


March 5th, 2014 at 9:31 AM ^

Last year we lost and the rest really helped us make a run. I won't be mad if we lose our first game shooting bad, get it out of our system. We won the season, that's all I care about.


March 5th, 2014 at 5:00 PM ^

John Beilein has any intention of spending as much energy as it might take to win the Conference Tournament.  It means nothing, you can put way more into it than you'll ever get out of it, and I think last year to go only as far as they did helped them get some rest and prep time for the big dance.  I know JB can't come out and say it, but it makes perfect sense to me.  I don't think trying to get up one more seed (potentially) or even the possibility getting a lower seed (by not winning the CT) makes a bit of difference to him.  JMO, but that's the way I'd approach it, and I think he does too.