After Michigan's First Four win on Wednesday, they flew directly to NYC and didn't get in until 4:00AM on Thursday morning with a Friday night game. The Wolverines played a very good first half as they shot ND right out of their zone defense. ND figured it out at half-time, played man to man and started shooting well. Zak Irvin shot too much, Michigan's low post defense continued to be poor, and ND came back late in the second half. Michigan had very little answers and lost the game late.
It is was it is, Michigan might even had made it to the round of 16 with the win over ND, but wasn't going to ever make it to the Final 4. Now for MSU on the other hand.............................
Coach B has a lot of thinking to do during the off season on it's lineup rotation, his recruiting and his coaches. Letting the 6 man of the year go to a rival probably wasn't the best decision for a team that had trouble with defense all year.
- There is some buzz that 3/4 star S from Alabama AJ Harris might commit today. He has Michigan leader and just came off a visit. AJ currently doesn't have an offer from either Alabama or Auburn. It will be interesting to see if he pulls the trigger on a commitment today or not!
- LB Pete Werner visited both Michigan and ND this weekend. LB David Adams committed to ND on Sunday.
- Point Guard Xavier Simpson a Michigan Basketball signee, won Mr. Basketball for Ohio and Gatorade Player of the Year for Ohio. His team lost in the state final this weekend.
- OL/C Cesar Ruiz now from IMG but home in NJ will visit A2 again for the Spring Game.