February 16th, 2013 at 9:46 PM ^

Have played a tough schedule but no real marquee wins.  pitt and k-state are solid, minnesota on the road is good but looks less impressive now than it did.  I'd probably have indiana, duke (better wins), miami, gonzaga, syracuse, florida, msu, and possibly arizona though they have no real great wins either.  That puts us at 7th or 8th and you could still make an argument for kansas though their schedule is easier.  I'm not saying we are worse than all those teams, just that our resume matches up with those and how you choose to shuffle them around is mostly bias.


February 17th, 2013 at 6:35 PM ^

For real? He asked what we would be ranked tomorrow and I gave him my honest opinion of 10-11. I guess its trolling unless I say we will be #1 in the country tomorrow even though we have dropped 3 of 4 and had a really hard time with a crap Penn State squad? Flamebait, what a joke.


February 16th, 2013 at 8:56 PM ^

Until Kelly comes back. If he comes back healthy they will be just as scary as they were at the start of the season when they were blowing through top 5 teams. Hopefully Morgan has that same effect on our squad...


February 17th, 2013 at 6:40 AM ^

When they where blowing through top 5 teams like Kentucky and Louisville?

It's late in the season and  alot easier to judge who is good and who isn't. It's a down year for college basketball but the big ten easily has 4-5 teams in the top 10 and 5-7 in the top 20.

Reminds me of the tourneys back when the big ten would have 4-5 teams in the sweet 16 and 2-3 in the final four. Michigan struggled onthe road vs. a good MSU team , name one team who wasn't struggled horribly in atleast one game. While you're at it name another who would have played better. Seriously they played Indiana , Wisconsin and MSU on the road 95% of college teams would go 0-3 in that stretch.

 Until Michigan gets stronger defensively and stronger inside both defensively and offensively this seems like a sweet 16 team. They have the pieces to be an awesome team but college basketball doesn't really allow teams to gel for more than one season anymore.

Michigan Arrogance

February 16th, 2013 at 8:58 PM ^

holy shit, you mean other teams lose too?

it's not just M that loses 3-4 games a year? b/c I was under the impression (based on all the hoops threads) that only a crappy Beilein disaster of a team could lose 4 games.


February 16th, 2013 at 9:02 PM ^

Looking forward to another quality hoops program in the conference. Unfortunately, the football programs of Maryland and Rutgers make me cringe especially after just cutting the check for my PSD.


February 16th, 2013 at 9:09 PM ^

From an offensive standpoint, Maryland actually played some inspired basketball, shooting almost 13% above their typical effective FG%, whereas Duke actually put in what for them would be an average performance by most measures. Then again, anything which gives Coach K a sad makes the world a better place at least for a moment or two.