rob f

March 22nd, 2013 at 2:48 AM ^

Me too, but it messes up my plans of:

1) 1 pm Easter Egg Hunt with my 4-yr old granddaughter

2) Michigan CCHA semifinal on TV late afternoon

3) hoped-for evening time-slot for U of M vs VCU

True Blue 9

March 22nd, 2013 at 12:53 AM ^

While I know that Saturday is one ticket, I have a feeling that more MSU fans would stay AFTER their game to boo us and be typical assholes but I have a good feeling that less will come before halftime of our game. But I have a good feeling that we'll play well regardless. Hail!


March 22nd, 2013 at 7:48 AM ^

I think MSU fans will come in the second half to root for VCU, arriving early for their own game. More likely than them sticking around for 30 mins between games and then two hours for Mich-VCU, especially if they lose to Memphis.

Either way I trust we'll be ready to play whether it is with a home court advantage or a neutralized home court with MSU fans joining VCU in the second half.

kevin holt

March 22nd, 2013 at 1:44 AM ^

I have an important soccer game that day at Noon (it's central so I can see maybe the first 15 minutes of the first half). Does anyone know where I can watch the game after the fact?

The official NCAA tourney website has an option to watch the game replays. Great, right? Except where you click "Replay" is right above the game score with the winning team highlighted, so you can't find it unless you want to know who won. Any help?


March 22nd, 2013 at 6:12 AM ^

For me, the problem this presents is a conflict with my son's belief that all Power Rangers Samurai episodes should be in high definition. The streak may have to end on Saturday through the use of careful negotiation....also, Chicken McNuggets. 

An evening time slot works better around family time, but I can make this work as well (this weekend anyway).


March 22nd, 2013 at 7:48 AM ^

Thought for sure we'd be the second game based on yesterday's schedule.  I wonder what the rational is in putting Michigan/VCU first.


March 22nd, 2013 at 9:14 AM ^

the 12:15 slot is better or worse for TV revenue?  I would think, with Michigan having a solid West Coast following, that it would be better to have Michigan start at 3:00 versus 12:15.



March 22nd, 2013 at 9:19 AM ^


The 12:15 Saturday game is the only one broadcast at that time. Games in SLC and San Jose obviously are not going to be played at 9:15 AM. That left a choice of UM-VCU, MSU-Memphis, Louisville-CSU, or Oregon-St. Louis. They went with the one they thought would draw the most interest and highest ratings.


March 22nd, 2013 at 7:51 AM ^

Kind of a weird stat but does anyone know good we are on early games? I don't think we play that well in early games. Hope I'm wrong!


March 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 AM ^

I am looking to unload some tickets if anyone is looking. I'm hoping to get $100 each for a pair of upper level, row 4 tickets and I'd rather make sure they go to a Michigan fan rather than a Spartan.  If you are interested and can pick them up in Ann Arbor, feel free to respond and I'll shoot you an email.


March 22nd, 2013 at 9:16 AM ^

Sparty will be out in force, no big deal though.  VCU was more than impressive last night, I love what they do on the basketball floor.  I think Burke controlling the pace will be the key to victory, we'll be tempted to get into the helter skelter pace they want us in, but we have to control the break and take layups and dunks rather than 3 pointers off from it.

It's going to be a tough game, I know we like to run, but you have to run smart and not let things get out of control, that's what they want.  VCU also plays all 12 guys with 11 of them averaging at least 7 minutes a game, they want to wear teams down that choose to run with them.  Bottom line, if we play their pace, we will have a hard time keeping up in the 2nd half.


March 22nd, 2013 at 9:41 AM ^

This is the best news ever. I was so worried that I would miss the game because I have prom on Saturday night, but this tIp off time is incredible news! Getting to watch a Michigan tournament game and prom in the same day? Can't beat that!