Michigan Basketball: Wolverines set for epic clash with Ohio State

The 17th ranked Michigan Wolverines (19-7, 9-4) will host #6 Ohio State (22-4, 10-3) on Saturday night in a colossal showdown at Crisler. The game will tip at 9pm and be televised on espn. First place in the Big Ten is on the line, with a win, U-M will move into a tie with OSU in the conference standings.

Ohio State took out the frustrations of their home loss to Michigan State by easing past Minnesota on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes handled Michigan back on January 29th in a 64-49 victory at Value City Arena. This time the game will be played at Crisler Center where the Wolverines are 14-0 this season.

Stu DouglassThis tilt with OSU marks the second to last home game in the careers of Stu Douglass and Zack Novak. The duo arrived in Ann Arbor with little fanfare, but will be leaving as legends. The contributions they have made to the program at Michigan are immeasurable. Now, in the closing moments of their careers, a Big Ten title is in reach and a run in the NCAA Tournament is on the horizon.

The game has been declared a Maize Out and that means all fans are encouraged to wear Maize. That’s right wear Maize, not blue, not gray – don’t be one of those fans who show up and are not supporting the Maize Out effort. Maize pom pons will be provided to all fans in attendance. Additionally, ESPN’s College GameDay crew is in town for the game and the FanCam will make its first appearance with the Basketball team. Here is everything you need to know about all the festivities on Saturday.

So the stage is set, there couldn’t be much more pomp and circumstance surrounding this contest, which has officially become one of the most hyped in Michigan Basketball history. All that is left is for Michigan to deliver a knockout punch to the Buckeyes.

As the season has unfolded this Michigan team has navigated the 2nd most difficult schedule in the country. They’ve battled through some obstacles along the way and come out a better team for it. Influenced greatly by devotion to the team, by regard for their leaders, Novak and Douglass, and conviction for their cause, a Big Ten Championship, these Wolverines now stand on the brink of doing something truly amazing.

A victory on Saturday night will serve as a warning order for the rest of College Basketball. These Wolverines are legit and come tourney time, playing on a neutral court, there isn’t a team in the country they can’t take down. It doesn’t all hinge on beating Ohio State, but if they do, it sends them into the final four regular season games (at Northwestern, Purdue, at Illinois, at Penn State) with some serious momentum. The combined conference record of their opponents in those last four games is 20-32. Of those 4 teams, only Purdue at 7-6, has a winning record in the Big Ten, and Michigan gets them at Crisler on Senior Day.

Predictions: So far this season, I am 19-7 and Joe is 18-8 predicting the outcome of Michigan’s games. We both like Michigan to remain undefeated at home.

Joe: Michigan 67-65
Rob: Michigan 64-57

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  • Buckeyes

    Your picks are STUPID!  Michigan will be 14-1 at home, after Saturday.  GO BUCKS!

    • http://twitter.com/isportsRob Rob White

      Thanks for sharing your insight with us

  • WOLVERINE

    ****^^^^LETS GET . . .  PHYSICAL, PHYS-IIII-KAL, P-H-Y-S-I-C-A-L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^^^^****
     
    P.O.R.T.L.A.N.D.-style, of course ;.)!!!! L.O.L/L.M.A.O./R.O.T.F.L.M.A.O./H.A.L.O.L./H.A.L.O.F.
     
    —-> DO YOU ~!@#$%^&*()_*+)((^y*%^&#$%^@#!~!~%t$^%$&*%^%yhdftwe$%^@!@@@%^!!@#$%^&* MUTHA-FUCKIN’ HEAR 2011-12 MICHIGAN MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Q: HOW DO YOU DO THAT AGAINST OHIO STATE, YOU ASK???
     
    A.: WELL YOU DO THAT BY
                   ~~ TIRING HIS AZZ OUT (a.k.a. TIRING JARED SULLINGER’S AZZ OUT)!!!!!
                   ~~ M-E-T-H-O-D-I-C-A-L-L-Y WEARING OUT/WEARING DOWN JARED SULLINGER
                   ~~ BODYING UP JARED SULLINGER, “PUMMELING” JARED SULLINGER, BRINGING THE “MANLY” (SCOTTIE PIPPEN–&–HORACE GRANT — LIKE) DOUBLE-TEAMS, OR EVEN TRIPLE TEAMS (THE LATTER SPARINGLY, INFREQUENTLY, SPORADICALLY) TO SULLINGER (SULLINGER HERE IS A METAPHOR HERE FOR *CHARLES BARKLEY*), GETTING PHYSICAL WITH HIM, BANGIN’ WITH HIM AND IN SHORT GETTING . . .
                                 P-H-Y-S-I-C-A-L    WITH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                   ~~ COMPLEX MIXTURE OF DEFENSES AGAINST HIM (“STRAIGHT UP”, DOUBLE-TEAMS AND TRIPLE TEAMS AGAINST HIM [PLUS DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES AND STYLES OF THE DOUBLE TEAMS AND TRIPLE TEAMS)
                  ~~ ANGLES, ANGLES, ANGLES, ANGLES, ANGLES, AND ANGLES!!!!!  DID I FORGET TO MENTION "GEOMETRY" AND ANGLES?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  ~~ UTILIZE AND MAXIMIZE ALL OF YOUR RESOURCES (RESOURCES HERE EQUALS THE FOLLOWING [SEE BELOW])
                  ~~ THROWING MULTIPLE WAVES OF DEFENDERS AT HIM!!!!!
     
                           THOSE MULTIPLE WAVES OF DEFENDERS AT HIM???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
                                                — COLTON CHRISTIAN (IS AN EXCELLENT BUT UNDERAPPRECIATED AND UNDERRATED ATHLETE AS WELL AS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY AS A             D-E-F-E-N-D-E-R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THIS IS A GAME THAT IF NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN/SHOULD USE HIM TO TAKE A
    WAY/PICK UP FOULS THAT WOULD INSTEAD GO TO JORDAN MORGAN, EVAN SMOTRYCZ, BLAKE MCLIMANS (I BELIEVE IF GIVEN A TRUE AND PROPER CHANCE CAN STYMIE/FRUSTRATE SULLINGER, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT PICKING UP SIGNIFICANT FOUL TROUBLE!!!!!)
                     http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/release/release_20120210aaa.pdf
                  (KEY WORDS:                             #45 • COLTON CHRISTIAN                               • Played in 40 career games, coming off the bench.                               • Considered a strong defender with strong rebounding skills.                               • Exceptional leaping ability and very athletic.)                                              – BLAKE MCLIMANS                                             — EVAN SMOTRCYZ                                             — JORDAN MORGAN                          == ****^^^^NEED I SAY MORE???!!!!^^^^****
                                #45 • COLTON CHRISTIAN
                                   • Played in 40 career games, coming off the bench.                               • Considered a strong defender with strong rebounding skills.                               • Exceptional leaping ability and very athletic.)                                              – BLAKE MCLIMANS                                             — EVAN SMOTRCYZ                                             — JORDAN MORGAN                          == ****^^^^NEED I SAY MORE???!!!!^^^^**** 
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    pg. 98:     Russell’s first law:  You must make the other player do what you  want him to do.         Bill Russellpg. 99:     I want us to play mother-in-law defense: constant nagging and harassment.         Rick Pitinopg. 100:     I really believe defense is an art.         Dennis Johnson     I’d rather block a shot than score.         Bill Russell     The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your  opponent believe that you might block every shot.         Bill Russell     You’ve got to hate being embarrassed on defense.         Isiah Thomaspg. 101:     One way to regain your rhythm on offense is to make some big  plays on defense.         Bill Walton     The team with a great defense coupled with a good offense will almost always defeat the team with a good defense and a great  offense.         Phog Allen     I stress offense without the ball and defense before the other  player gets the ball.         John Wooden     Wooden’s Bruins stripped and dismantled taller opponents like a  band of LA car thieves working over a parked car.         Billy Packerpg. 102:     All great teams have two things in common: defense and rebounding.         Larry Brown     Rebounding is not about how tall you are or how high you jump,  it’s about positioning and quickness.         Bill Walton     There is no glory in rebounding — just victory.         George Raveling     If you can rebound, you can win.         Jerry West     I played against a lot of guys who could jump. But they all came down.         Bob Hansenpg. 103:     I’ve scored 20,000 points, but the thing I’m most proud of in my  career is my rebounding.         Charles Barkleypg. 104:     Offense sells tickets.     Defense wins games.     Rebounds win championships.         Pat Head Summitt
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    ****By the end of the game, a capacity crowd of 18,809 was singing, ^^^^”We Don’t Give A Damn For the Whole State of Michigan.”^^^^****
     
    ****Wolverines coach John Beilein, whose team hosts the Buckeyes on Feb. 18, ^^^^said his team will relish the rematch.^^^^

    ^^^^”It goes both ways, but we’ll be looking forward to that,” he said. “We circle every game on the calendar.”^^^^****
     
    source: http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=320290194
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                                                    W-O-L-V-E-R-I-N-E

  • WOLVERINE

    Oh, also as a follow-up (Part #2 of 4-Part’s, and because my first message was EXTREMELEY LONG!!!!), this is the First time that Michigan and Ohio State are squaring off, SPECIFICALLY as the #17th-Ranked and #6th-Ranked (AP Poll) Teams, respectively!!!!  However, in the first scenario (not made-up) Michigan has faced Ohio State as the #17th (again, AP Poll-version) before.  Here is that “story”:

    1/4/1975: at Home == W, 85-73
       #17 Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State
    ____________________________________
    Total Record == 1-0, 1.000

    NOW, FOR THE OTHER SCENARIO and its particular “story” . . .
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    1/29/1972: at Home == W, 88-78
       (–) Michigan vs. #6 Ohio State

    1/5/1991: at Home == L, 57-67
       (–) Michigan vs. #6 Ohio State
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    Total Record == 1-1, .500

    –WOLVERINE

  • WOLVERINE

    Part #3 . . .
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    Here is how Michigan has done against Ohio State, ALL-TIME when Both Teams are Ranked in the AP Poll — BUT Ohio State BEING THE HIGHER RANKED TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

    2/2/1992: at Home == L, 58-68
       #15 Michigan vs. #10 Ohio State

    * 2/9/2006: at Home == L, 85-94
       #22 Michigan vs. #19 Ohio State

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         VERY SINCERELY,
                                                W-O-L-V-E-R-I-N-E

  • WOLVERINE

    No Problem!!!!  Here is the last part!!!!:

    “Knowing Michigan, we’ve been up 12 at their place, we were up 15 at our place and we were up what, 17, here, and they came back,” Sullinger said. “They never quit. Michigan never quits. And we played a great basketball game.”
     
    source: http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=310710194
     
    Finally, Part #4:
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    Here is how Michigan has done, ALL-TIME against Ohio State WHEN BOTH TEAMS ARE RANKED IN THE AP-POLL (REGARDLESS OF WHOEVER IS THE HIGHER-RANKED/LOWER-RANKED TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!):
     
    2/27/1971: at Home == L, 85-91
       #12 Michigan vs. #18 Ohio State
     
    1/16/1989: at Home == W, 99-73
       #6 Michigan vs. #18 Ohio State
     
    2/2/1992: at Home == L, 58-68   #15 Michigan vs. #10 Ohio State* 2/9/2006: at Home == L, 85-94   #22 Michigan vs. #19 Ohio State____________________________________Total Record == 1-3, .250
     
    now onto other business . . .
    “Wooden’s Bruins stripped and dismantled taller opponents like a  band of LA car thieves working over a parked car.” – Billy Packer
     
    “Rebounding is not about how tall you are or how high you jump,  it’s about positioning and quickness.” – Bill Walton
     
    John Beilein (West Virginia Head Coach from the 2002-03 season to   2006-07 season AND Michigan Head Coach from the 2007-08 season to the   present) —*Overall Rebounding* (NOT INCLUDING *DEADBALL REBOUNDS* AND/OR *TEAM     REBOUNDS*!!!!!!!!!!):——————–2002-03 Season: Overall Record == 14-15, .483      More == 3-1, .750      Same Amount of == 2-0, 1.000      Less == 9-14, .3912003-04 Season: Overall Record == 17-14, .548      More == 2-2, .500      Same Amount of == 2-0, 1.000      Less == 13-12, .5202004-05 Season: Overall Record == 24-11, .686      More == 8-1, .889      Same Amount of == 1-1, .500      Less == 15-9, .6252005-06 Season: Overall Record == 22-11, .667      More == 6-0, 1.000      Same Amount of == n/a      Less == 16-11, .5932006-07 Season: Overall Record == 27-9, .750      More == 12-1, .923      Same Amount of == 1-0, 1.000      Less == 14-8, .636^^^^ 2007-08 Season: Overall Record == 10-22, .313 ^^^^      ^^^^ More == 5-6, .455 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same Amount of == 1-2, .333 ^^^^      ^^^^ Less == 4-14, .222 ^^^^2008-09 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      More == 10-1, .909      Same Amount of == 3-0, 1.000      Less == 8-13, .3812009-10 Season: Overall Record == 15-17, .469      More == 5-3, .625      Same Amount of == 1-0, 1.000      Less == 9-14, .3912010-11 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      More == 12-0, 1.000      Same Amount of == 0-2, .000      Less == 9-12, .4292011-12 Season: Overall Record (so far) == 19-7, .731      More == 11-2, .846      Same Amount of == 1-1, .500      Less == 7-4, .636______________________________________________________________^^^^ Grand Totals: Overall Record == 190-134, .586 ^^^^      ^^^^ More == 74-17, .813 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same Amount of == 12-6, .667 ^^^^      ^^^^ Less == 104-111, .484 ^^^^now when . . .  a John Beilein-led team has More Overall Rebounds == 74-17, .813                    vs. (contrast that with)  a John Beilein-led team has THE SAME AMOUNT OF AND/OR Less Overall  Rebounds == 116-117, .498for a winning .pct differential difference of .315!!!! The moral of  the story? ****Well . . . what was this thing again (I WILL CALL A  SPADE A SPADE == *MYTH*!!!!) about how John Beilein doesn’t “care”  about (or it not being  important or carrying significance) Rebounding  and how he supposedly views it as an “afterthought”, again???!!!!****______________________________________________________________________________*Defensive Rebounding* (NOT INCLUDING *DEADBALL REBOUNDS* AND/OR *TEAM REBOUNDS*!!!!!!!!!!):———————–2002-03 Season: Overall Record == 14-15, .483      More == 5-2, .714      Same Amount of == 1-0, 1.000      Less == 8-13, .381^^^^ 2003-04 Season: Overall Record == 17-14, .548 ^^^^      ^^^^ More == 7-1, .875 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same Amount of == 2-1, .667 ^^^^      ^^^^ Less == 8-12, .400 ^^^^^^^^ 2004-05 Season: Overall Record == 24-11, .686 ^^^^      ^^^^ More == 12-0, 1.000 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same Amount of == 1-0, 1.000 ^^^^      ^^^^ Less == 11-11, .500 ^^^^2005-06 Season: Overall Record == 22-11, .667      More == 8-0, 1.000      Same Amount of == n/a      Less == 14-11, .5602006-07 Season: Overall Record == 27-9, .750      More == 15-0, 1.000      Same Amount of == n/a      Less == 12-9, .5712007-08 Season: Overall Record == 10-22, .313      More == 5-3, .625      Same Amount of == 3-1, .750      Less == 2-18, .1002008-09 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      More == 13-0, 1.000      Same Amount of == n/a      Less == 8-14, .3642009-10 Season: Overall Record == 15-17, .469      More == 5-2, .714      Same Amount of == 3-1, .750      Less ==  7-14, .333^^^^ 2010-11 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600 ^^^^       ^^^^ More == 13-1, .929 ^^^^       ^^^^ Same Amount of == 2-2, .500 ^^^^       ^^^^ Less == 6-11, .353 ^^^^^^^^ 2011-12 Season: Overall Record (so far) == 19-7, .731 ^^^^      ^^^^ More == 11-0, 1.000 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same Amount of == 1-0, 1.000 ^^^^      ^^^^ Less == 7-7, .500 ^^^^______________________________________________________________^^^^ Grand Totals: Overall Record == 190-134, .586 ^^^^      ^^^^ More == 94-9, .913 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same Amount of == 13-5, .722 ^^^^      ^^^^ Less == 83-120, .409 ^^^^now when . . .  a John Beilein-led Team has More Defensive Rebounds == 94-9, .913                  vs. (contrast that with)  a John Beilein-led Team has the SAME AMOUNT OF AND/OR Less Defensive Rebounds == 96-125, .434 for a winning .pct differential difference of .479!!!! The Moral of  the story? ****Well . . . what was this thing again (I WILL  CALL A SPADE A SPADE == *MYTH*!!!!) about how John Beilein doesn’t  really”care” about (or it not being important or carrying   significance) Defensive Rebounding and how he supposedly views it as  an “afterthought”, again???!!!!****  Now . . .______________________________________________________________________________John Beilein (West Virginia Head Coach from the 2002-03 season to 2006-07 season AND Michigan Head Coach from the 2007-08 season to the present) —*Halftime Score (indication if a team wins the game or not)*:————————————————————-2002-03 Season: Overall Record == 14-15, .483      Led == 8-3, .727      Tied @ == n/a      Trailed == 6-12, .3332003-04 Season: Overall Record == 17-14, .548      Led == 15-4, .789      Tied @ == 0-1, .000      Trailed == 2-9, .182^^^^ 2004-05 Season: Overall Record == 24-11, .686 ^^^^      ^^^^ Led == 20-4, .833 ^^^^      ^^^^ Tied @ == 1-1, .500 ^^^^      ^^^^ Trailed == 3-6, .333 ^^^^^^^^ 2005-06 Season: Overall Record == 22-11, .667 ^^^^      ^^^^ Led == 16-3, .842 ^^^^      ^^^^ Tied @ == 1-1, .500 ^^^^      ^^^^ Trailed == 5-7, .417 ^^^^2006-07 Season: Overall Record == 27-9, .750      Led == 24-3, .889      Tied @ == 1-0, 1.000      Trailed == 2-6, .2502007-08 Season: Overall Record == 10-22, .313      Led == 7-4, .636      Tied @ == 1-0, 1.000      Trailed == 2-18, .1002008-09 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      Led == 14-7, .667      Tied @ == n/a      Trailed == 7-7, .500^^^^ 2009-10 Season: Overall Record == 15-17, .469 ^^^^      ^^^^ Led == 11-5, .688 ^^^^      ^^^^ Tied @ == 2-1, .667 ^^^^      ^^^^ Trailed == 2-11, .154 ^^^^2010-11 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      Led == 17-4, .810      Tied @ == 0-1, .000      Trailed == 4-9, .308^^^^ 2011-12 Season: Overall Record (so far) == 19-7, .731 ^^^^      ^^^^ Led == 15-0, 1.000 ^^^^      ^^^^ Tied @ == 3-0, 1.000 ^^^^      ^^^^ Trailed == 1-7, .125 ^^^^______________________________________________________________^^^^ Grand Totals: Overall Record == 190-134, .586 ^^^^      ^^^^ Led == 147-37, .799 ^^^^      ^^^^ Tied @ == 9-5, .643 ^^^^      ^^^^ Trailed == 34-92, .270 ^^^^now when . . .  a John Beilein-led Team is Tied @ AND/OR Leads at Halftime == 156-42, .788                  vs. (contrast that with)  a John Beilein-led Team TRAILS AT Halftime == 34-92, .270for a winning .pct differential difference of .518!!!! The moral of thestory?****LEAD @HALFTIME (BY DOUBLE DIGITS IF POSSIBLE, BUT AT THE  VERY LEAST BY 5-9 POINTS!!!!)!!!! Histo’s 2nd-’5′ will be very key  here in terms of whether you ultimately win the game or not (i.e. outscoring, or what I call a “Momentum-booster [think  ****Starman-Mario!!!!**** in the Super Mario Brothers video  games!!!!], from the 5:00 minute mark to the end of the 1st Half)!!!!    ESPECIALLY IN REGARDS TO MEMPHIS’S STATS ABOUT HALFTIME!!!!           ;.)))    SEE PART #2 FOR FURTHER DETAILS (CAN ALSO THINK OF IN TERMS  OF “HISTO’S ’4′-FIVES/’5′-EIGHTS/’8′-FIVES/”FOUR  ‘QUARTERS’”/’20′-TWOS/’10′-FOURS AS HAMMER-BROTHER–MARIO [SUPER MARIO  3 GAME ONLY!!!!], TANOOKI-MARIO [SUPER MARIO 3 GAME ONLY!!!!],  RACOON-MARIO [SUPER MARIO 3 GAME  ONLY!!!!], AND/OR FROG-MARIO AT LEAST AS IT RELATES TO WORLD 3 OF SUPER MARIOS BROTHERS 3 VIDEO  GAME!!!! [SUPER MARIO 3 GAME    ONLY])!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!______________________________________________________________________________*2-PT Field Goal Shooting %*:—————————–2002-03 Season: Overall Record == 14-15, .483      Higher == 13-5, .722      Same % == n/a      Lower == 1-10, .0912003-04 Season: Overall Record == 17-14, .548      Higher == 13-6, .684      Same % == n/a      Lower == 4-8, .333^^^^ 2004-05 Season: Overall Record == 24-11, .686 ^^^^      ^^^^ Higher == 16-1, .941 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same % == n/a ^^^^      ^^^^ Lower == 8-10, .444 ^^^^^^^^ 2005-06 Season: Overall Record == 22-11, .667 ^^^^      ^^^^ Higher == 17-3, .850 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same % == n/a ^^^^      ^^^^ Lower == 5-8, .385 ^^^^2006-07 Season: Overall Record == 27-9, .750      Higher == 17-3, .850      Same % == n/a      Lower == 10-6, .6252007-08 Season: Overall Record == 10-22, .313      Higher == 8-5, .615      Same % == 0-1, .000      Lower == 2-16, .111^^^^ 2008-09 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600 ^^^^      ^^^^ Higher == 17-3, .850 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same % == n/a ^^^^      ^^^^ Lower == 4-11, .267 ^^^^2009-10 Season: Overall Record == 15-17, .469      Higher == 11-5, .688      Same % == n/a      Lower == 4-12, .250^^^^ 2010-11 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600 ^^^^      ^^^^ Higher == 18-2, .900 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same % == n/a ^^^^      ^^^^ Lower == 3-12, .200 ^^^^^^^^ 2011-12 Season: Overall Record (so far) == 19-7, .731 ^^^^      ^^^^ Higher == 18-2, .900 ^^^^      Same % == n/a      ^^^^ Lower == 1-5, .167 ^^^^______________________________________________________________Grand Totals: Overall Record == 190-134, .586      Higher == 148-35, .809      Same % == 0-1, .000      Lower == 42-98, .300now when . . .  a John Beilein-led team has a HIGHER 2-PT Field  Goal Shooting % == 148-35, .809                   vs. (contrast that with)  a John Beilein-led team has the SAME % AND/OR LOWER % 2-PT Field Goal Shooting % ==  42-99, .298for a winning .pct differential difference of .511!!!! The moral of  the story? ****Well . . . what was this thing again (I WILL CALL A SPADE A SPADE == *MYTH*!!!!) about how John Beilein doesn’t “care” about (or it not being  important or carrying significance) 2-PT FIELD GOAL SHOOTING %, again???!!!!****______________________________________________________________________________John Beilein (West Virginia Head Coach from the 2002-03 season to 2006-07 season AND Michigan Head Coach from the 2007-08 season to the   present) —*3-PT Field Goal Shooting %*:—————————–2002-03 Season: Overall Record == 14-15, .483      Higher == 10-7, .588      Same % == n/a      Lower == 4-8, .3332003-04 Season: Overall Record == 17-14, .548      ^^^^ Higher == 8-3, .727 ^^^^      ^^^^ Same % == 1-1, .500 ^^^^      ^^^^ Lower == 8-10, .444 ^^^^2004-05 Season: Overall Record == 24-11, .686      Higher == 16-2, .889      Same % == 1-0, 1.000      Lower == 7-9, .4382005-06 Season: Overall Record == 22-11, .667      Higher == 13-5, .722      Same % == 1-0, 1.000      Lower == 8-6, .5712006-07 Season: Overall Record == 27-9, .750      Higher == 22-1, .957      Same % == n/a      Lower == 5-8, .3852007-08 Season: Overall Record == 10-22, .313      Higher == 7-2, .778      Same % == 1-0, 1.000      Lower == 2-20, .0912008-09 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      Higher == 14-5, .737      Same % == n/a      Lower == 7-9, .4382009-10 Season: Overall Record == 15-17, .469      Higher == 10-4, .714      Same % == 2-0, 1.000      Lower == 3-13, .1882010-11 Season: Overall Record == 21-14, .600      Higher == 17-2, .895      Same % == n/a      Lower == 4-12, .250^^^^ 2011-12 Season: Overall Record (so far) == 19-7, .731 ^^^^      ^^^^ Higher == 12-2, .857 ^^^^      Same % == n/a      ^^^^ Lower == 7-5, .583 ^^^^______________________________________________________________Grand Totals: Overall Record == 190-134, .586      Higher == 129-33, .796      Same % == 6-1, .857      Lower == 55-100, .355now when . . .  a John Beilein-led team has the SAME % AND/OR HIGHER 3-PT Field Goal Shooting % == 135-34, .799                    vs. (contrast that with)  a John Beilein-led team has a LOWER 3-PT Field Goal Shooting % == 55-100, .355for a winning .pct differential difference of .444!!!!
     
    Here are the RPI’s, with SOS’s in parantheses for Ohio State and Michigan:http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html       Ohio State == 8 (22)       MICHIGAN == 14 (11)to get an idea of where Michigan’s RPI-&-SOS (as well as Ohio State’s for that matter, here) rank among all BigTen Conference Teams, then see the following link below:http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_big10_Men.htmlhttp://www.thehoopsreport.com/rpi.aspx?action=rpi       Ohio State == 20 (128)       MICHIGAN == 36 (31)http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/polls?poll=5&group=0       Ohio State == 8 (22)       MICHIGAN == 14 (11)http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2012/rpi       Ohio State == 8 (22)       MICHIGAN == 14 (11)to get an idea of where Michigan’s RPI-&-SOS (as well as Ohio State’s  for that matter, here) rank among all BigTen Conference Teams, then  see the following link below:http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2012/conference/Big%20Tenfurthermore, as an F.Y.I./F.W.I.W.:http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2011/conferencenpihttp://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/rankings/rpi/index1       Ohio State == 8 (22)       MICHIGAN == 15 (11)http://www.kenpom.com/       Ohio State == 1       MICHIGAN == 24http://statsheet.com/mcb/rankings/RPI       Ohio State == 8 (24)       MICHIGAN == 14 (11)http://www.teamrankings.com/ncb/rpi/       Ohio State == 7        MICHIGAN == 15
    ^Michigan vs. Ohio State — @Home Tidbits^All-Time Home Record against Ohio State == 45-36, .556—> Since the Crisler Arena era (1967-1968 season & onward) == 23-17, .575
    In the month of February, All-Time == 13-13, .500—> Since the Crisler Arena era (1967-68 season & onward) == 8-6, .571—> On Even-ending Year #’s == 6-5, .545
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    In the 21st Century == 4-6, .400Last 3 Home games == 1-2, .333Last 5 Home games == 2-3, .400Last 6 Home games == 2-4, .333Last 9 Home games == 4-5, .444Last 10 Home games == 4-6, .400Last 12 Home games == 6-6, .500Last 15 Away games == 7-8, .467Last 18 Away games == 10-8, .556Last 20 Away games == 12-8, .600Here are those All-Time Results, in Descending order, with “breaks” indicating each benchmark or threshold (from above) —           __________________________________           —————————————————-           1/12/11 == L, 64-68
                  (–) Michigan vs. #2 Ohio State
               1/3/10 == W, 73-64
                  (–) Michigan vs. #15 Ohio State
               1/17/09 == L, 58-65
                  #25 Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State
               —————————————————-
               2/17/08 == W, 80-70
                  (–) Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State 
               3/3/07 == L, 61-65              (–) Michigan vs. #1 Ohio State
               —————————————————-           2/9/06 == L, 85-94              #22 Michigan vs. #19 Ohio State
               —————————————————-            2/29/04 == W, 75-64              (–) Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State           2/15/03 == W, 70-54              (–) Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State           3/2/02 == L, 75-84              (–) Michigan vs. #18 Ohio State           ——————————————————           2/6/00 == L, 67-88              (–) Michigan vs. #5 Ohio State           ——————————————————           1/6/99 == W, 84-74              (–) Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State           2/11/98 == W, 76-68              #21 Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State
               ——————————————————
               1/2/97 == L, 71-73              #8 Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State           2/8/95 == W, 72-58              (–) Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State           1/13/94 == W, 86-75(OT)              #10 Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State
               ——————————————————           1/26/93 == W, 72-62              #5 Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State                       2/2/92 == L, 58-68              #15 Michigan vs. #10 Ohio State 
               1/5/91 == L, 57-67              (–) Michigan vs. #6 Ohio State
               ——————————————————–           1/18/90 == W, 90-88              (–) Michigan vs. (–) Ohio State           1/16/89 == W, 99-73              #6 Michigan vs. #18 Ohio State
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    ****^^^^CARPE DIEM, WOLVERINES!!!!^^^^****                      C-A-R-P-E   D-I-E-M
     
    “Knowing Michigan, we’ve been up 12 at their place, we were up 15 at our place and we were up what, 17, here, and they came back,” Sullinger said. “They never quit. Michigan never quits. And we played a great basketball game.”
     
    source: http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=310710194
     

  • WOLVERINE

    ^Rob White^,

    WHOOPS!!!!  Just realized that your comment was in response to Buckeyes, and not mine!!!!  Boy, I feel like a DUMBAZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!  SORRY ABOUT THAT!!!!  THANKS & PEACE!!!!

    –WOLVERINE

    • http://twitter.com/isportsRob Rob White

      No problem – HALOL