March 11th, 2013 at 7:02 PM ^

so by the transitive property of college basketball, he should also be wooden award winner in due course right?  since his only real competition for that was oladipo, and he's already beaten the fool.


March 12th, 2013 at 8:11 AM ^

You got me to look up some history.  Cazzie didn't win the Naismith Award for the simple reason that it didn't exist yet.  That may be why some say that Trey Burke could be Michigan's first national player of the year.  They are focused on the Naismith, which started in 1969.

Interestingly, it was mentioned that Glen Rice won in 1988-89, but he only won the Naismith.  The AP award (which Cazzie won in 1966) was given to Sean Elliott from Arizona in 1988-89.  I remember beating Arizona in the semifinals in 1989.  Good times.

Meanwhile, the Wooden Award (so are there three POY awards?) started in 1976-77.  No Cazzie also.  Also no Glen Rice; Elliott won that one also in 1988-89.


March 11th, 2013 at 7:09 PM ^

Oladipo beats Burke out for national POY, Burke gets mad, vows revenge, and returns to Michigan for his Junior season to prove a point.


March 11th, 2013 at 7:19 PM ^

I feel like this team is poised for one hell of a run for the NCAA championship. I think Trey and THJ are going to take this team deep in the tourney with Stauskas and GRIII coming up with many clutch shots, and JMO playing stifling D to shut down other teams bigs. This TEAM knows the challenges ahead and I believe is ready to take anyone on right now. No matter what happens in the B1G tourney, they will redeem themselves in the NCAA tourney. Rebounds and free throws are easier to fix than poor shooting and poor defense.


March 11th, 2013 at 8:19 PM ^

Yep. Playing on neutral courts is huge for our young team. Take away the crazy crowds, weird officiating and we can beat anyone.

I'm not going to argue that playing on our homecourt is a disadvantage as a whole bc it certainly has helped us on defense HOWEVA there is a chance that our young team gets so hyped on offense at home that it throws us off a bit. Ex: Beilein having to sit Trey at the beginning of the game yesterday to calm him down - and he's our most poised player typically

Edit: Meant as reply to goblue17


March 11th, 2013 at 7:35 PM ^

He's been one of many reasons this team has been so fun to watch this year - looking forward to about 10 more games of him in a MI uniform! :)

Congratulations as well to Tim & Jordan & Glenn!



March 11th, 2013 at 7:27 PM ^

The numbers speak volumes. Select highlights:

 - 28.2% possession percentage with a 55.4% effective field goal pecentage

- 594 total points, good for 19.2 points per game in the regular season

- 212 assists and a 38.3% assist percentage

- assist / turnover ratio of 3.5

Congratulations to Trey Burke and to all the Wolverines recognized!