Michigan v. Villanova Basketball tonight 6:30 FS1

Submitted by ijohnb on November 14th, 2018 at 3:52 PM

I think a PSA may be in order about this game.  Never has a National Championship game rematch garnered less attention from a fan base than this one.  I was kind of thinking there would be a preview today or something, a mention, a faint whisper, a fading memory, something, maybe? 

Anyway, I get it, there is a lot of football still to be played.  And frankly, if this year follows the same path as, like, every Beilein team except for that one we will lose this game in howling fashion.  But it is a thing that is occurring so just a reminder to check in on it tonight.  Revenge tour continues?  Maybe?  No?

Go Blue. 

Comments

JonnyDykstra

November 14th, 2018 at 3:56 PM ^

Go Blue!  Defense wins games in November.  Good opportunity for this team to grow the offense as season goes on.  Interesting they don't play MSU until 2/24/19 and 3/9/19

MH20

November 14th, 2018 at 4:04 PM ^

Michigan has a chance because of its suffocating defense but the overall poor shooting numbers thus far make this an uphill battle. Jordan Poole needs to get going for Michigan to win at the Pavilion tonight.

THE SECTION WHERE I PREDICT THE SAME THING KENPOM DOES

Villanova by 8.

The Fan in Fargo

November 14th, 2018 at 4:28 PM ^

Cant shoot terrible every night right? I like to brag a little bit of my potential but I never could've played at Michigan but I do know that if I would've went to a gym this summer 4 or 5 times a week for a couple hours, I still would be lethal from downtown because of those couple months getting my shot back on. I've done it before. I don't see how these kids for that great university can be so terrible at shooting. Unbelievable. Get your heads out of your asses kids and practice shooting. F-in A.

J.

November 14th, 2018 at 5:13 PM ^

Brilliant!  If only Michigan players or coaches were as smart as you.

"Hey, guys, how can we get better at shooting?"

"Um.. Fortnite?"

"Uh... I think... let's draw unicorns.  Rainbow unicorns!  With wings!"

Tell you what, internet tough guy.  Why don't you head down to Crisler and challenge the team to a shooting contest?

LSAClassOf2000

November 14th, 2018 at 4:06 PM ^

There is a lot of football to be played, but I am sure a fair number of us watch the entire basketball season from start to finish too. I know I do. My wife and kids know I do too - "sports season", as my wife terms it. 

cbutter

November 14th, 2018 at 4:22 PM ^

I think there are three major factors in this:

1. This was touched on by Beilein, but these teams are completely different teams than last year.

2. Game is on FS1 so we don't see constant advertisements for it.

3. The reality is, sadly I don't think most of us believe that Michigan has a real shot in this game. I would imagine this could be different by the end of the year because of Beilein's ability to coach the guys up, but from the shooting we have seen thus far, it could get ugly tonight, so it is hard to get really excited. 

That said, I will be watching the game tonight as I am one of the people who watches basketball religiously as well as football.

Go Blue!

PB-J Time

November 14th, 2018 at 4:24 PM ^

I put in a request for tickets from a vendor who is a major arena sponsor which did not happen...and I'm not terribly upset. This will likely be a bit of a slog game with a likely unfavorable outcome. 

AnthonyThomas

November 14th, 2018 at 4:29 PM ^

Unfortunately, early-season college basketball is just brutal in so many ways. The games don't really matter, they're in the middle of football season, and the quality of play is often pretty poor. Also, these two teams have changed a lot since last year, so it doesn't really feel like a rematch.