Top rival in basketball?

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on November 23rd, 2015 at 10:57 PM

this broke out in another thread, and it isn't an official discussion unless it's a sanctioned DISCUSS thread. Plus, this will get more thoughts.

Who is Michigan's top rival in basketball? Some in the thread mentioned say OSU, many others say MSU, and others say Indiana.

i say it's obviously indiana. Long, bad blood history between the two teams. Our struggles at Assembly Call and the fact that the teams both played for a national championship once put it over the top.



Mr. Yost

November 24th, 2015 at 10:58 AM ^

It's ALWAYS been

#3 is debatable (Indiana? *Duke even though we rarely play them?)

Football has ALWAYS been

1. OSU
2, MSU
3, ND's only the Dantonio era that MSU has closed on MSU, but these young folks forget just a decade before, MSU wasn't even close to our level (hence little used to be the Big 2 and little 8 (or 9))

Wolverine Devotee

November 24th, 2015 at 12:27 AM ^

I got soooooooo much more joy out of beating that shithead Crean a year removed from when they stole a title from us. 

Just watching IU leaving the court--a bubble team that wouldn't even make the NIT that year-- with Maize and Blue confetti coming down was sweetness.

I'll remember that 2013-14 season forever. 15-3 against the toughest conference in the country.


N. Campus Tech

November 24th, 2015 at 12:00 PM ^

I would add that OSU isn't #2 in the other sports either.

I would put Indiana at #2 for hoops.

With the new B1G hockey conference, I don't know who #2 would be. Maybe Minny. OSU would be far down that list.

The OSU rivalry ranking is directly proportional to the OSU's interest in the sport. I haven't met any buckeye fans that care about hockey.


November 24th, 2015 at 12:25 AM ^

a rival either. It's MSU first in bball, then OSU.  That's the list of enduring basketball rivals.  Duke was for short time, Wisconsin has been irritating the past few years but those weren't/aren't sustaining.


November 23rd, 2015 at 11:08 PM ^

Everyone needs to stop discounting MSU because it's the cool thing to do. MSU is clearly our top rival in basketball and if you say otherwise you're trying too hard. MSU is actually our top rival in most sports but football