Michigan vs. Kansas / NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (Friday) "Day" Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on March 29th, 2013 at 9:50 AM

As always, the game will get its own thread tonight, as will the other games. But for those that are excited on this Friday and can't get any work done...here's a thread for us to discuss tonight's games.

Schedule? Schedule.

7:15 PM (12) Oregon vs (1) Louisville* CBS
7:37 PM (4) Michigan vs (1) Kansas* TBS
9:45 PM (3) Michigan State vs (2) Duke* CBS
9:57 PM (15) Florida Gulf Coast vs (3) Florida* TBS




March 29th, 2013 at 10:08 AM ^

I don't want this to sound selfish, but I moved to Kansas from Michigan last fall for work. Normally, I find the fans here very tolerable since Michigan and Kansas rarely meet in anything. However, the past few days have brought out he best of this fan base. Suddenly, l feel like everyone is suddenly a Kansas fan (in a community that is mostly agriculture based, and predominantly ksu fans) I need this victory tonight or I may never hear the end of it. Plus I have a ton of push-ups riding on this victory. Being a Michigan fan in Kansas is tough, especially when you are an educator. That's my two cents and my cool story bro moment all rolled into one. Go Blue!


March 29th, 2013 at 2:14 PM ^

Maybe partially due to the Gerry Faust connection, but Cincy probably has more ND fans than OSU fans -- at least, it seems that way during football season. Now, of course, it's OSU hoops fans coming out of the woodwork. "HEY WE HAS A BASKETBALL TEAMS TOO!"

Anyway, my Michigan man cave, located smack dab in the Tri-State, is a haven against Michigan hate. ;-)


March 29th, 2013 at 10:23 AM ^

Two 1 seeds have already bitten the dust. Tonight it is Michigan's turn to reduce that number of 1 seeds remaining to 1.

I'm hoping Morgan is fully healthy both physically and mentally, I feel he can go a long way to helping to nuetralize Whithey.

I also don't like NCAA tournament days with no games on during the day so I have nothing to distact me from my anticipation from Michigans game.


March 29th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

Is it just me or (knock on wood) are the remaining teams in the tournament looking more and more favorable for M's chances to make a run?


Mr. Yost

March 29th, 2013 at 1:14 PM ^

I thought he had a good knowledge of the game and understood that they're trying to do. A lot of times Freshman just give you riff raft coachspeak because they're shy/nervous. He sounded like he has a plan.

Time to execute.

Chuck Norris

March 29th, 2013 at 10:30 AM ^

In my bracket, I have Kansas winning not just this game, but the entire tournament. My theory is that the cosmos always try to screw me over with bracket picks, so they just might deem it neccessary for Michigan to win. Science.


March 29th, 2013 at 10:42 AM ^

If the cosmos really wants to screw you over, it would seem more likely that they would have Kansas win this one just to lose the next, thus completely destroying you.

I couldn't even bring myself to fill out a bracket this year.  I couldn't pick Michigan to lose and I could see the cosmos lurking...

GO BLUE!  Beat them Jayhawks!


March 29th, 2013 at 10:41 AM ^

As a KU grad, the thought of Michigan losing this game to the Jayhawks makes me a little sick (though I'm also recovering from a concussion, so that may be part of it).  I really need to spend the day focused on kittens or hot air balloons or maybe even work.


In time Magua became blood-brother to Mohawk to become free. In his heart he always was Huron.  


March 29th, 2013 at 10:58 AM ^

its midnight friday in korea. i will now try to sleep and must attend my son's marathon in the morning. it starts at tipoff. then i will go to an easter egg event with my younger son.

well shit on both of my selfish sons.

i will avoid all media and watch the game many hours later. i will then come post either glory or hellfire many hours after the game.

shit. go blue.


March 29th, 2013 at 11:05 AM ^

Watching the game tonight at a Kansas bar in St. Paul.

Hoping to see the contingent of grey hairs that are normally there getting their jimmies rustled!


March 29th, 2013 at 12:27 PM ^

Nervous and excited at the same time. Heading down to AA after work to take it all in. Good beers and Michigan in the sweet 16 on TV. Not a bad way to spend a Friday evening.


March 29th, 2013 at 12:47 PM ^

Can somebody pinch me? Is it really Friday? I can't stand it if it's true. How did we get throgh this week?


Anybody else feel completely overwhemled and buried by work? Sympathies if so, because I'm up to my neck.


March 29th, 2013 at 2:31 PM ^

I saw we're 1.5 to 2 point dogs depending on where you look.  I think Kansas's tourney experience is the reason for that.  Should be a great game, hope our guard play is the difference.


March 29th, 2013 at 2:39 PM ^

My family and I went fishing in the Keys today. Before we cast the first line, I jokingly said I wanted to catch a shark. Five minutes later, a shark, albeit a small one, was on the line. I wonder if I have the same power with the game tonight: I want Michigan to win. Guess we'll find out. 


March 29th, 2013 at 2:49 PM ^

Good gracious I'm nervous; the nerves actually crept in after the games were over last night. Part of me is excited, of course, when thinking of a possible victory, but overall I'm a bit of a hot mess

Smash Lampjaw

March 29th, 2013 at 3:13 PM ^

So it is Good Friday, and the biggest Michigan basketball day in a generation or so.   If I stay home, and Michigan loses, will it be my fault? If I go to church and Michigan wins, I will have missed it. If I watch the game in church on my cell phone, is that the worst of all options? These are not religious comments, just superstition where the rubber meets the road. I know we have some clergy on the board. Perhaps they have some advice.


March 29th, 2013 at 3:36 PM ^

This might be the best place for it, so for the curious, here are the matchup statistics for tonight's game courtesy of TeamRankings.com:

Michigan Kansas
Points/Game 74.4   74.9
Avg Score Margin +11.9   +13.7
Assists/Game 14.1   15.4
Total Rebounds/Gm 35.2   39.3
Effective FG % 54.6%   53.2%
Off Rebound % 30.2%   33.1%
FTA/FGA 0.280   0.402
Turnover % 12.5%   17.5%
Opp Points/Game 62.4   61.2
Opp Effective FG % 47.7%   41.1%
Off Rebounds/Gm 9.0   9.8
Def Rebounds/Gm 23.0   26.9
Blocks/Game 2.8   6.6
Steals/Game 6.1   7.1
Personal Fouls/Gm 12.7   16.7