Michigan vs. Northwestern Basketball Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 21st, 2012 at 7:34 PM

What a difference a game makes. What would have seemed like a ho-hum Tuesday game is now a crucial game in the Big Ten title race after beating Ohio. As always, Go Blue!

Edit: For your entertainment, while we're waiting, for the students on the Blog, don't leave you evening companion to do the "walk of shame"...call her a shuttle-





February 21st, 2012 at 8:14 PM ^


February 21st, 2012 at 7:37 PM ^

I see Illinois is off to a great start and righting the ship...

At what point can we mark that game as easier than @PSU since Penn State is actually relatively tough at home?


February 21st, 2012 at 7:40 PM ^

This game tonight has all the makings of a letdown game. On the road, against a bubble team, after coming off a huge, season-changing win. I hope our boys come out as hungry as they did Saturday night. GO BLUE!

also...I have a bunch of friends that went to Northwestern, and I am traveling from S.C. to Chicago tomorrow for a wedding. I hope I can talk some shit when I get there (in an honorable, professional, un-Sparty like way of course).


February 21st, 2012 at 7:46 PM ^

Illinois is such a pile of rubble right now. Down 20 with 3 left in the first half. Ohio State is on its way to scoring 90+ points. Their collapse has been epic by any standards.


That said, I'm more worried about the game against them than I am about tonight's game. That's stupid, I know, but I can't shake that feeling that they are the type of team to beat us on the road like Iowa did.


February 21st, 2012 at 7:56 PM ^

Currently watching Big Ten Football Report '11 before the game. Gotta love Gerry DiNardo aka "the head coach who couldn't win at LSU and wasn't as good as Lee Corso at Indiana". Whoever got the bright idea to put him on TV needs to be beaten with a shovel.


February 21st, 2012 at 8:11 PM ^

In its ninth season as a division of IMG College, the Michigan Sports Marketing represents one of the largest and most listened-to college sports network in the Midwest. Anchored by WWJ-AM (950) in Detroit, the Michigan Sports Marketing Network is comprised of 25 affiliate stations that cover the state of Michigan during the basketball season. They also oversee the production, selling and vending of the game day programs and the University's official website, MGoBlue.com. The Michigan Sports Marketing pregame show begins one half-hour prior to each game, with a half-hour postgame show at the conclusion of each game. For the 2011-12 season, Matt Shepard will return as the play-by-play announcer for the Wolverines.

Following is a list of basketball radio affiliates for 2011-12:

City Station Dial
Alma WFYC 1280 AM
Alpena WATZ 1450 AM
Ann Arbor WTKA 1050 AM
Battle Creek WBCK 930 AM
Benton Harbor WSJM 1400 AM
Cadillac WATT 1240 AM
Cassopolis WGTO 910 AM
Charlevoix WMKT 1270 AM
Detroit WWJ 950 AM
Escanaba WDBC 680 AM
Flint WTRX 1330 AM
Grand Rapids WOOD 1300 AM
Jackson WKHM 970 AM
Kalamazoo WNWN 1560 AM
Kalamazoo WQLR 1660 AM
Lansing WQTX 92.1 FM
Ludington WKZC 94.9 FM
Marquette WIAN 1240 AM
Muskegon WOOD 106.9 FM
Oscoda WWTH 100.7 FM
Petoskey WMKT 92.1 FM
Rogers City WHAK 99.9 FM
Rogers City WHAK 980 AM
Saginaw WSGW 790 AM
Sault Ste. Marie WKNW 1400 AM
Sirius Satellite Network National Reach
Toledo, Ohio WXKR 94.5 FM
Traverse City WCCW* 1310 AM
* Will air games that do not conflict with Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings broadcasts. When there is a conflict during postseason play (Big Ten and NCAA tournaments), WTCM (580 AM) in Traverse City will air games.



February 21st, 2012 at 8:02 PM ^

Stu said their arena was quiet in an interview and the students heard about it. 

Both the Northwestern team and students will be fired up.

This will be a tough game.


February 21st, 2012 at 8:07 PM ^

Three top-11 teams losing at halftime

KSU 40  #3 Mizzou 30

Seton Hall 35  #8 Georgetown 28

Auburn 30   #11 Florida 27

We are competing with Florida and G'town for seeding so these will be interesting to watch.