Thank you 2017-18 Michigan men's bball team

Submitted by 615Wolverine on April 2nd, 2018 at 11:35 PM
What a run boys, we have to keep our heads high. From Teskes dunk Moe's great game vs Loyola Thank you MAAR, Duncan and the rest of the team The team the team the team

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Blue_Bull_Run

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:38 PM ^

We got to enjoy a great ride. Nova shooting the lights out tonight is all you needed to know - nobody was gonna keep up with that. Which is kinda what we all knew deep down inside. For a year that was supposed to be a rebuilding year, we got an awful lot of entertainment!

bluebyyou

April 3rd, 2018 at 12:05 AM ^

Kudos to the team on their run.  If we did our season percentage of 3's we are in this game. It is a killer playing when you are behind a bunch.  We were awful in the 3 department.  Robinson finsihed with zero points as did Livers.  Matthews had 6.  At least MAAR finished on a good note.

It was a great ride.  Feel bad for Beilein who deserves at least one NC before he retires.

HailObeans

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:39 PM ^

Outplayed their expectations. We should not have been in the championship game, but they clawed their way in through gritty D. Love this mix of players, but more excited for the talent coming in and players like Poole and Matthews playing bigger roles next year.

jackw8542

April 3rd, 2018 at 8:20 AM ^

Not sure he will go.  He seems to love being in college, being at Michigan and playing college basketball too much to turn the page.  He may decide to put in the work to improve his pro prospects instead of taking the immediate leap.  Either way, I hope he does what is best for himself.  Great young man.

SD Larry

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:43 PM ^

chemistry, played well beyond everyone's expectations, won 32 games and lost in the National Championship game to a great team who got 31 points from their 6th man.

The Fugitive

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:43 PM ^

2 banners and 2 Sparty ass whoopings = great season!

And with all of Tim Izzo's top players avoiding his coaching like the plague, we should trounce them a few more times next season.

Go Blue!

Bill22

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:44 PM ^

Feel bad for the team, but couldn’t be happier with the season. I think Simpson and Matthews have all Big Ten caliber seasons next year. Thank you to Moe, MAAR and Duncan! So proud of this team and this season!

hail2mich

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:45 PM ^

What a ride. The progress they made from November to the tournament is incredible. I’ll miss watching these seniors, they will always have a memorable legacy.

Couzen Rick's

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:46 PM ^

Idk about you all, but this run was far more fun for me personally than 2013. Not to take a single damn thing from that squad, but something about the sheer randomness and quickness with which the momentum started going is something I'll always remember. We'll always have the sweep over Sparty, the BTT, Poole's miracle shot, and of course another banner.

This program is of course in great hands. Already excited for next year!!

Forever Go Blue.

Sopwith

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:46 PM ^

Overachievers all the way. They don't have 4 NBA first round picks plus a high second like the 2013 crew, they're just an exceptionally gritty bunch that came together and learned to play D.

I love this team. They just couldn't find the range after A&M, which is such a shame, because we know it's in there somewhere for them to go off. If only it had been tonight.

We lost to a great, great team. Sometimes, the bar eats you. 

 

YouRFree

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:46 PM ^

This may be Coach B's best chance to win the championship. We come up shot. They have a good game plan, but a bench player and the refs crushed us once again. Too many touch foul. When we pull away, the refs start to call us foul, one possesion, the same refs call  Robinson two fouls and kick him off the court.

Always hate basketball, if it's not Michigan, I wouldn't even watch any basketball game. It's indeed a great run regardless.

I think our best days are yet to come. The incoming recruiting class will shows, two years later, this team will come back to the stage and next time, they will as stronger. Hopefully, we can keep this group of assistant coaches for a long time. Great group, indeed. Hat off for all players and coaches.

SpilledMilk

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:56 PM ^

Every losing teams fans are prone to point towards the officiating as reason for their disappointment. Fact is, we got tremendously lucky with the way the bracket shook out (didn't play a seed higher than a #6 until tonight). Nova was a buzzsaw

The Fan in Fargo

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:49 PM ^

Goll Damnit. Great fricking run. Came up against a stacked team who played a great title game. Michigan boys didn't play up to their potential. If you had, differnt story perhaps. Will be watching every damn game next year and pulling for you young men like all hell. You have the defense part down. Now work on your shooting and perfect that craft so next year you can walk your way right back into this very same game. It is surely and easily there for the taking if you simply want it. You guys have the talent and work ethic. Go Blue!!! 

JWG Wolverine

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:48 PM ^

What a long way this board has come.

Chaos in January, to appreciation in April.

Thank you guys for an unforgettable season.

Now I'm just quickly getting myself pumped to go out and win a Frozen Four!

Go Blue!!!

SpilledMilk

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:49 PM ^

So much fell in our favor during the tournament that I was confident that a title was destined. On to football (can't say that I wouldn't trade the bball final 4 for one in football).

BlowGoo

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 PM ^

This team was so fun to watch.
Great season except for that last little bit when they ran into an ABSURD Villanova buzzsaw.

Great Michigan team.
Made us proud.

Forever Blue!

Toby Flenderson

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 PM ^

I'm wasted from the bars, but words cannot express how proud I am of these group of guys. Sometimes, the shots don't go the way you want them too. Two days ago, I made an asshole comment about MAAR and I apologize for that. I want to thank MAAR and Duncan Robinson as seniors for giving Michigan fans some incredible experiences over these past 3-4 years. They truly have exemplified what it means to be a Michigan fan. I couldn't ask for better representatives of the University of Michigan. We lost to a better team today, but gosh darn it, I love this group more than anything. 

 

Hell of a ride boys. 

Night_King

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 PM ^

So proud of this team.

Thank you to MAAR for four incredible years and to Duncan Robinson as well. If Mo chooses to leave and goes first round, can’t blame him.

This team will find its way back to a Final four soon enough. Time for Matthews and Poole to go to work this off season and come out hungry.

Jhow

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 PM ^

What a ride. That was a fun season and team to watch. They should be holding their heads high. Impressive year. So much improvement. So much heart. Excellent effort. Sometimes the shots just aren’t falling. I love this new Michigan defense. Lots of good stuff to come. Can’t wait till next year! Go Blue!

GoBlueBill

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:55 PM ^

Great season. I havent cared about Michigan basketball in a very long time . Go Blue, lets make it back next year with Moe Wagner  as a senior .