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(ESPN)   The Michigan basketball team achieved something last night that had not been accomplished since 1987: Win three straight regular season games against top-10 ranked opponents   (espn.go.com) divider line 30
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2014-01-26 09:57:13 PM  
Well isn't everything just coming up Roses for them... Oh wait
 
2014-01-26 10:19:54 PM  

MichiganFTL: Well isn't everything just coming up Roses for them... Oh wait


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2014-01-26 10:52:59 PM  
How often does ANYONE'S schedule even allow for such an opportunity?
 
2014-01-26 10:58:03 PM  
I think UNC almost did it earlier this season, but Kentucky had just dropped to 11 or 12 that week.
 
2014-01-26 11:11:48 PM  
hooray?
 
2014-01-26 11:32:03 PM  
The Michigan basketball team achieved something last night that had not been accomplished since 1987:

Played an exciting Big Ten basketball game?
 
2014-01-27 12:03:56 AM  
Big deal, one more regular season win.  We'll see what happens in March.

/happy my team won in Breslin, but it's one game. Other than the head-to-head matchup, I like Izzo & the Spartans anyway.
/what about that thug player #11 taunting the fans after the game?!!
 
2014-01-27 12:22:34 AM  

Phantom_Spaceman: I think UNC almost did it earlier this season, but Kentucky had just dropped to 11 or 12 that week.

BigJake: How often does ANYONE'S schedule even allow for such an opportunity?


Yeah, that's mostly it. Hard to get 3 teams lined up that stay in the top 10, and most teams aren't packing top 10 teams together on the schedule. So one or two of the teams are surprise top 10 anyway. 

Still think Arizona is the winner in the first week of April. Held a team to seven. SEVEN. Even Team Nike scores 20 in half.
 
2014-01-27 01:06:35 AM  
I still think Michigan is a year away with all of the youth they have on the roster; they're playing well now but things change in March Madness, when experience usually takes over. Next year they are going to be downright scary. I'm glad we caught them before they heated up, though.
 
2014-01-27 02:19:09 AM  
Managed to talk Sarah Palin out of her knickers?
 
2014-01-27 03:46:25 AM  

Rent Party: Managed to talk Sarah Palin out of her knickers?


huehue
 
2014-01-27 05:44:36 AM  
I'd have to say it was more impressive for Kansas to win the title in 2008 when, for the first time ever, the final four were all #1 seeds.
 
2014-01-27 05:50:02 AM  

BigJake: How often does ANYONE'S schedule even allow for such an opportunity?


They were all conference games, it's not like they went out looking for tough OOC games.
 
2014-01-27 05:58:31 AM  

ChrisDe: They were all conference games, it's not like they went out looking for tough OOC games.


I guessed given the time of year but it's still a rare schedule occurrence that 3 conference opponents in a row would be in the top 10. That's not something you can really schedule for OOC anyway, as even if you scheduled 3 traditional b-ball powers in a row (which, if you did, your AD should be fired) the likelihood that they'd all be in the top 10 by the time you actually played them years later is pretty low.
 
2014-01-27 06:00:58 AM  
To be fair, Iowa shouldn't be a top ten team.
 
2014-01-27 06:15:19 AM  
To be fair MSU can't get its shiat together with these injuries and shouldn't of been farking 3rd

/hope everyone is healthy for a sweet rematch
 
2014-01-27 07:07:56 AM  
Way to go Michigan State!
 
2014-01-27 07:20:28 AM  
And we lost to something known as Charlotte. Go ahead and check their schedule and the teams they lost to.


Walton could be a beast. Just wait til Robinson gets rolling.
 
2014-01-27 07:25:21 AM  
The Big 10 is to basketball what the SEC is to football 'cept the Big 10 doesn't blatantly cheat (if you ignore Ohio State).
 
2014-01-27 08:15:39 AM  

Muta: The Big 10 is to basketball what the SEC is to football 'cept the Big 10 doesn't blatantly cheat (if you ignore Ohio State).


Right now, anyway.

/timeout, amirite?
 
2014-01-27 09:05:34 AM  

legion_of_doo: Big deal, one more regular season win.  We'll see what happens in March.

/happy my team won in Breslin, but it's one game. Other than the head-to-head matchup, I like Izzo & the Spartans anyway.
/what about that thug player #11 taunting the fans after the game?!!


That's race-batin'!
 
2014-01-27 09:08:46 AM  

azpenguin: I still think Michigan is a year away with all of the youth they have on the roster; they're playing well now but things change in March Madness, when experience usually takes over. Next year they are going to be downright scary. I'm glad we caught them before they heated up, though.


Michigan won't be the same lineup next year.  It is likely Stauskas, Robinson and McGary are all gone to the NBA.   Probably going to be a rebuilding year unless Derrick Walton really progresses.  They will need another big guy with Morgan and McGary gone, leaving just Horford with Bielfeldt the only backup with experience.
 
2014-01-27 09:13:57 AM  

Mentat: The Michigan basketball team achieved something last night that had not been accomplished since 1987:

Played an exciting Big Ten basketball game?


This. Big Ten basketball is an abomination.
 
2014-01-27 09:42:28 AM  

Mark Ratner: I'd have to say it was more impressive for Kansas to win the title in 2008 when, for the first time ever, the final four were all #1 seeds.


not really... somebody has to win the Final Four, even if it has 4 #1s.
 
2014-01-27 09:48:32 AM  

Muta: The Big 10 is to basketball what the SEC is to football 'cept the Big 10 doesn't blatantly cheat (if you ignore Ohio State).


Well, that and the fact that the SEC has actually won a championship in the past 13 years.

Reminder: The Big-12 is the only major conference that doesn't have more championships from more schools than the Big 10 in the past 20 years and the Pac-12 is the only major conference that hasn't won multiple titles since the Big 10 last did.
 
2014-01-27 09:54:40 AM  
U-M has a three-game stretch against currently unranked teams coming up:

vs. Purdue
@ Indiana
vs. Nebraska

and then a four-game stretch versus currently (who knows where these clowns will be in a couple of weeks) ranked teams:

@ #10 Iowa
@ #17 Ohio State
vs. #9 Wisconsin
vs. #3 Michigan State

I predict two wins in three unranked team series, and then maybe two wins in the four-game ranked series.
 
2014-01-27 10:06:21 AM  

ChrisDe: it's not like they went out looking for tough OOC games.


Actually they did (Duke, Arizona), but they lost them.

bionicjoe: Hard to get 3 teams lined up that stay in the top 10, and most teams aren't packing top 10 teams together on the schedule. So one or two of the teams are surprise top 10 anyway.


You still gotta beat them.  Wisconsin is overrated and MSU is injured, but that's kind of how any sort of coincidence like this works.
 
2014-01-27 10:27:53 AM  

Biff_Steel: Mentat: The Michigan basketball team achieved something last night that had not been accomplished since 1987:

Played an exciting Big Ten basketball game?

This. Big Ten basketball is an abomination.


Uhhh, no.
 
2014-01-27 10:55:09 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: It is likely Stauskas, Robinson and McGary are all gone to the NBA.


McGary has only played a couple of games, and is now recovering from back surgery.  He hasn't even begun the rehab process yet, and will almost certainly not play again the rest of the season.  The NBA is not going to draft someone who's already hurt.  Robinson just hasn't been all that good for much of the year (especially compared to his hype), especially against good teams.

Stauskas is the only player on Michigan's roster who's really got a serious chance of going pro.  Morgan is the only person graduating.  Frankly, there's a good chance that Michigan will be mostly intact next year.
 
2014-01-27 11:19:50 AM  

dragonchild: You still gotta beat them.  Wisconsin is overrated and MSU is injured, but that's kind of how any sort of coincidence like this works.


Yeah, and even with that, road wins at Kohl and Breslin are not exactly easy regardless (last year's Michigan team lost in OT at Wisconsin after that ridiculous halfcourt shot, and then got housed in East Lansing).  Michigan already has 4 road wins in conference this year.  Those four teams are 40-1 at home against everyone else this year.
 
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