Help! Need a NCAA BB Team

Submitted by BornInAA on March 15th, 2010 at 6:44 PM

I need a surrogate team to support now that Michigan did not make the bracket.

Otherwise, my wife will not be convinced that I need to watch college basketball!

Is there any squad with a remote Michigan connection?

A trainer from Saginaw? A bench-warmer from downriver?




March 15th, 2010 at 10:35 PM ^

I took a class during the summer after freshman year at Oakland and had a good experience. I had a Grizzly ID and oakland e-mail address; I guess that makes me an alumnus. Also, we beat them at the palace last year when LLP started his M career 4/4 from 3. Oakland has a couple decent 3-pt shooters as well.

Golden Grizzlies all the way!!! (one win would be nice)


March 15th, 2010 at 7:15 PM ^

I did meet the guy once, when he was coach, and he seemed like a really nice guy.

However, maybe it's just me, but I have a hard time rooting for him. Yeah, he was the coach of the '89 team, but he was also coach when the stuff with Ed Martin went happened - does the positive outweigh the negative? It doesn't for me.


March 15th, 2010 at 6:48 PM ^

Former UM player Ekpe Udoh transferred there and is playing well for the Bears. You can also throw in the alma mater of basically anyone you know (Just supporting my friends, honey).

Another idea (my preferred choice) is to head to Vegas for at least the first weekend of the Big Dance. Strippers do not mind if you watch the game over their shoulder (or if they do they keep quiet about it).


March 15th, 2010 at 7:18 PM ^

Funny you should mention Temple. I'm throwing my support behind Cornell simply because they have a big oafish 7 foot white guy and a kid that shoots with prettier form than Jimmy Chitwood. May the best team win, sir!

Also, for some reason I get a boner for cheering for Wisconsin each year to beat some "superior" talented team in a particularly ugly game. This year could be VERY fun watching Bo Ryan scowl at an already-anointed Calipari squad as they grind out a tie game at 51 with 2 minutes remaining... come on you know you want it to happen.


March 15th, 2010 at 8:23 PM ^

Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 2nd best college hoops team in the state. Although they're likely to get beat by Pitt probably by double digits.

Baylor is a good choice like others have mentioned.



March 15th, 2010 at 10:48 PM ^

Wofford {pronounced: WAW-furd }

They're a great academic school (have a majority of the Supreme Court Justices in the state of South Carolina) and have one of the smallest student bodies in the NCAA D-I (smaller than Jake Long- zing!)

They're the Terriers, can't knock that. They also have a shot to win. They've played competitively with Illinois, Michigan State and Pittsburgh, but also defeated South Carolina and Georgia.