Remember that April 3rd night in Seattle??? Where were you when sophomore guard, Rumeal Robinson, stepped to the line with 0:03 ticks left on the clock?
#3 seed Michigan down 78-79 to the #3 seed Seton Hall Pirates in overtime????
Rumeal bounces the ball. Eyes the basket, bends his knees----SWOOSH>>>> tie game.
He backs away from the line, bounces, readies, shoots.......
MICHIGAN WINS 80-79 !!!!!!
No one can forget the drama leading up to that final tournament win
Michigan went into the 1989 tournament 30-7 overall and 12-6 in the Big Ten Conference. Prior to the tourney, then coach Bill Frieder announces that he will be leaving Michigan at the end of the season to coach at Arizona State University. Bo Schembechler, then AD, fired Frieder and pronounced "A Michigan Man is going to coach a Michigan team" and elevated assistant Steve Fisher as interim head coach. The team responded with tournament wins over Xavier, South Alabama, North Carolina in the Sweet 16, Virginia in the Elite 8, and a fantastic Final Four 83-81 victory (FINALLY!) over the Illini. THAT was a crazy night. People poured into the streets (myself included) and clogged South U.--until Ann Arbor's finest came and hosed us away. Literally.....
Next up Seton Hall. And the win in OT. Glen Rice named tournament MOP for his tournament record 184 points.
Demetrius Calip (#13, Guard)
Michael Griffin (#20, Forward)
Sean Higgins (#24, Forward)
Mark Hughes (#55, Center, Captain)
Marc Koenig (#30, Guard)
Terry Mills (#52, Forward)
Glen Rice (#41, Forward, Captain, jersey honored, All-American)
Eric Riley (#42, Center)
Rumeal Robinson (#21, Guard, All-American)
Loy Vaught (#35, Center)
and don't forget Rob (pachenko) Palinka, J.P OOOOOOOSterbaan, Chris Seter, and James Voskuil
Fast forward 20 years because most will be in attendance at Saturday night's game against tUOS as the Wolverines celebrate that magical season (must have pdf file!).
According to mgoblue.com "In honor of the national championship team, the 2008-09 Wolverines will wear dark blue replica 1989 uniforms furnished by adidas for the national championship 20-year anniversary. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned to the public starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Please go to MGoBlue.com and click on Michigan Online Auctions for details. All proceeds of jersey sales will go to the Joel Portnoy Baksetball Manager Scholarship fund." Tipoff for the game is at 8pm and will be televised by the BTN.
SHOCK THE WORLD BABY
SHOCK THE WORLD
Go Blue! Beat the Buckeyes