For obvious reasons... we have neglected the Michigan basketball team this season. To be honest, they just have not played very well and I am sick of watching Michigan (insert sport) teams lose games. I am sure the Free Press and News will find a way to blame Rich Rodriguez, but the basketball team slept through the non-conference season with exactly zero wins against decent teams. We lost to Marquette, Alabama, Boston College, Utah, and Kansas before opening the B11 season losing at Indiana. Yes the same Indiana team that won only one conference game while finishing in last place last year.
For better or worse, all that changed this weekend when the basketball Wolverines beat #15 ranked Ohio State. Call me skeptical, but this game is more of an illusion than anything. Ohio State was playing without their star player Evan Turner. Put #21 on the court for the Bucks and this game is a different story. As it stands, Michigan "improved" it's record against Thad Matta to 2-9.
As a Blue Loyalist I am obligated to holding onto the slim hope that DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris can deliver some more wins and impress enough people during the rest of the conference season to make the tourney.