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09/18/2018 - 12:51pm Any excuse to repost a link…

Any excuse to repost a link to JMo-Bingo!

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/jmo-bingo

08/08/2018 - 1:15pm This was an inevitability as…

This was an inevitability as soon as the "investigation" two days into its work announced there was a two week timetable to completion. It was a slightly more polished version of MSU bringing in Engler. They had a set, desired outcome, and this was the path to it.

07/02/2018 - 11:47am Every day I cry I become…

Every day I cry I become more hardened and more radical in my hatred towards cowards and bullies like yourself.

06/06/2018 - 10:30am Any thought to the impact…

Any thought to the impact going through a near-death experience in a plane crash might have on Beilein's bucket-list mentality?

04/10/2018 - 4:51pm I would be absolutely shocked

I would be absolutely shocked if Wagner came back for his senior year. I would be equally disappointed if Matthews signed with an agent (go ahead and test the waters but please come back).

Beilein has been burned by attrition too much in the past few years not to be out there looking at all manner of transfers and recruits.

04/03/2018 - 12:16pm The only way next season can

The only way next season can be "better" is winning the national title. While we bring in some great recruits, there's no one replacing Wagner, so the answer to "can we be better?" is: maybe? probably not.

04/02/2018 - 2:23pm I spent all day yesterday

I spent all day yesterday lying in bed sick, making a basketball GIF. Today I'm just sort of spacing out. 9:20pm start time is no bueno.

04/02/2018 - 2:18pm Texas Tech's defense is

Texas Tech's defense is barely in the top-30 in efficiency since February, FWIW.

04/01/2018 - 10:24am Gonna be honest, is there

Gonna be honest, is there really any land Villanova controls that's worth getting? Hawaii, I suppose. But Michigan pretty much has ALL the good land.

03/31/2018 - 5:34pm 289654

289654

03/30/2018 - 3:21pm One thing I found interesting

One thing I found interesting about Duncan's story is that his freshman year at Williams he played a major role in the 2014 DIII Final Four, dropping 30 points in the semifinal vs Amherst and 17 in the title game vs Wisconsin-Whitewater, despite his team losing on a buzzer-beater layup. I want him to win a title and come full circle!

03/28/2018 - 4:31pm There is no need to go small

There is no need to go small against Loyola. They have been exteremely fortunate thus far in the tournament that all the good big players they were supposed to face were out with injury (Kyle Alexander, 6'11" for Tennessee and Dean Wade, 6'10" for K-State).

Tennessee played a lineup with no one taller than 6'7", Nevada also didn't play anyone taller than 6'7" (their 43% 3-point sniper had an 0 for 8 outing), and K-State laughably went with five players shorter than 6'5".

Michigan can impose its will on Loyola because Loyola is 2011 Michigan with a higher turnover rate. Driving lanes will be open and MAAR/Simpson have no need to fear shots getting blocked. Wagner will be able to shoot over everyone and get to the bucket whenever he wants.

03/28/2018 - 12:44pm The Medcalf article

The Medcalf article referenced here is an achievement in and of itself. A gift that keeps on giving this March. For those keeping score he predicted Arizona to the final four, Michigan State over Gonzaga in the championship game, then doubled down by ranking Michigan 15th out of 16 teams in the Sweet 16 and now writes an entire column attributing college basketball three point shooting exclusively to the Golden State warriors. It is, as listed, impressive.

03/27/2018 - 12:15pm Not sure if it's been

Not sure if it's been mentioned but we are actually experiencing it right now -- Moritz Wagner is here leading the way because of the 2013 run.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22922995

03/25/2018 - 2:55pm What's the state of Michigan

What's the state of Michigan basketball? I'd say strong. To quite strong.

03/21/2018 - 1:13pm The top 5 teams on Barttorvik

The top 5 teams on Barttorvik since 2/11 are Duke, Michigan, Villanova, Kentucky, and Houston in that order. For reference Texas A&M is 47th (Gonzaga 10, FSU 53). I think we're more likely to see Madison Square Garden offensive Michigan at Staples Center. Good riddance to Intrust Arena!

03/20/2018 - 2:23pm Because the one complaint

Because the one complaint everyone has about soccer is "too much scoring".

03/14/2018 - 12:18pm I'm greedy.
I want a Final

I'm greedy.

I want a Final Four run this year AND I am really stoked about a starting 5 of Simpson/Poole/Matthews/Livers/Teske for next season with all the talent coming in.

03/11/2018 - 6:50pm Who knows where/when they

Who knows where/when they post game times?

03/07/2018 - 7:30pm I'll never not giggle at MAAR

I'll never not giggle at MAAR accessorizing.

03/07/2018 - 7:29pm Love the new banner!

Love the new banner!

03/06/2018 - 7:22pm Not quite correct. Jordan

Not quite correct. Jordan Morgan attempted (and missed) one free throw in that game!

03/06/2018 - 3:12pm Yep I won't be tuning in.

Yep I won't be tuning in.

03/06/2018 - 10:24am I was just thinking the same

I was just thinking the same thing. Let the chips fall where they may, I think Michigan has a great shot at a 3-seed with games in Detroit.

03/05/2018 - 8:29pm You can safely rule out

You can safely rule out Charlotte, Dallas, and PIttsburgh as possible sites for Michigan based on other top-16 projected teams. If not Detroit you're looking at a very high probability of Boise with a slight chance of San Diego.

03/05/2018 - 1:23pm M seems destined for the

M seems destined for the 3-line this year. I'd kind of rather be a 3-seed with Auburn/Cincinnati as the 2 instead of facing Duke, or rematches of UNC/Purdue. We want to root hard against Clemson, Tennessee, Texas Tech, WVU, and Arizona.

03/05/2018 - 1:01pm Yep, you're correct. Still I

Yep, you're correct. Still I think it's nice to see exactly what the committee sees (or doesn't see) when determining S-Curve.

03/05/2018 - 12:55pm For those wanting to get to

For those wanting to get to the source it appears the NCAA is posting daily updates to the official "team sheets" that the committee will use to determine seeding. As of today, Michigan is the 13th sheet listed (ordered by averaging the six rating metrics used), MSU is 15th.

https://extra.ncaa.org/solutions/rpi/SitePages/Home.aspx

03/04/2018 - 8:14pm Kenpom will actually be on

Kenpom will actually be on the team sheets this year, so it is relevant. There are 6 rankings and an average that show up on the sheet: RPI, KPI, ESPN SoR, BPI, KenPom, and Sagarin. After today Michigan will definitely be in the 2-3 seed range on those averages with 7 Q1 wins (MSU has 3).

03/04/2018 - 7:45pm What an incredible run and an

What an incredible run and an amazing team. Go Blue!

03/04/2018 - 7:16pm What a perfect time to

What a perfect time to unleash their secret weapon! A rested, fresh Teske pounded the best minutes of his career to date providing the margin of victory for the Wolverines! Give me that 2 or 3 seed!

03/04/2018 - 6:59pm Get well soon Livers!
Now,

Get well soon Livers!

Now, give me that 2 seed!

03/04/2018 - 6:47pm WOOOOO MUPPETS!

WOOOOO MUPPETS!

03/04/2018 - 4:14pm New matrix update today,

New matrix update today, Michigan jumped a full seed line to a consensus 4 with room to rise after Wichita St. lost.

03/03/2018 - 8:05pm We have to make our peace

We have to make our peace with the fact he's gone after this year. Which is fine, you don't want to tank your draft stock Bridges-style.

03/03/2018 - 5:24pm Kentucky, West Virginia (to

Kentucky, West Virginia (to Texas), and Clemson all went down today as teams directly above Michigan on the matrix. Michigan should pass all three and be right on the 4/5 line. A 3 or 4 seed is likely with a BTT championship, but almost certainly a 5-seed with a loss to Purdue (with an outside chance at a 4-seed).

03/02/2018 - 5:52pm Go Blue, beat State!

Go Blue, beat State!

03/02/2018 - 3:41am "As you can see in the

"As you can see in the replay, Rahkman has both hands on the ball so it's an easy foul call for the official against Big Blue!"

03/02/2018 - 3:41am "As you can see in the

"As you can see in the replay, Rahkman has both hands on the ball so it's an easy foul call for the official against Big Blue!"

03/01/2018 - 5:16pm This game was Duncan Robinson

This game was Duncan Robinson vs The World.

03/01/2018 - 3:34pm Worst possible first half you

Worst possible first half you could draw up, MAAR/Wagner/Robinson all autobenched, zero three pointi baskets made, Iowa shooting lights out. Lucky to be down only 5. They can definitely recover second half, but I got a bad feeling about these refs.

02/27/2018 - 9:53pm Michigan did get screwed a

Michigan did get screwed a bit last year but remember, that team had 11! losses going into the NCAA tournament, and just how high can an 11-loss team get slotted? There's a lot of inertia that gets lost in recency bias and the selection committee expressly does not weight "how you're playing lately".

This year UM is poised for a 4 or 5 seed as long as they make the BTT semi's. And I think that's right where they belong.

Also, hooray no more Mark Hollis on the selection committee.

02/27/2018 - 9:34pm By the time conference

By the time conference tourneys shake out all the 2's will be legit: UNC, Duke, MSU, Purdue, so it won't be much of an advantage being on the top or the bottom.

02/27/2018 - 8:31pm I like FoxSports, they have

I like FoxSports, they have us as a 3!

But if you look at the best prognosticators for 5-years running on the BracketMatrix they all have us at a 5 seed as of today. Floor is a 7 with a first round BTT exit.

02/26/2018 - 12:50pm Beilein's game is predicated

Beilein's game is predicated on not turning the ball over which was antithesis to VCU's press. Virginia would be more akin to Bo-Ryan-peak-Wisconsin clutch, hold, slow pace, jump-under-your-shooter type defenses which were much more annoying.

02/26/2018 - 12:48pm The OCD nerd in me is

The OCD nerd in me is thrilled that Michigan cannot have double digit losses this year!

02/26/2018 - 12:41pm All aboard the March hype

All aboard the March hype train!!! Also, BOO DELANEY.

02/26/2018 - 7:42am Predictions

Lose to Illinois/Iowa: 7-seed
Lose to Nebraska in quarterfinals: 6-seed
Get to BTT semifinal or finals: 5-seed
Win BTT: 4-seed

Michigan sits right on the 5/6 line at the moment, but the first game of the BTT only offers downside. I feel strongly that a 7-seed is the floor, but also that a 3-seed is too far to climb without a lot of help from other teams. I think the ideal spot for Michigan will be a 4/5/6 seed in a weak West regional.

And an extra week to practice free throws can't hurt, right???

02/24/2018 - 3:35pm MAAR went to the Derrick

MAAR went to the Derrick Walton Jr. school of going bananas to round out his senior season!

02/23/2018 - 3:36pm Win, then root against OSU,

Win, then root against OSU, Kentucky, Rhode Island, and Gonzaga - although I'm not sure a 5 vs a 6 seed is that big of a difference. Falling to a 7 seems way worse than moving up to a 5 seems good.