Michigan is playing tonight with house money and that is a great feeling to have. They have gotten hot at the right time and being lead by senior point guard Derrick Walton who continues to make his mark on the Basketball World.
You can talk about plane crashes, white collar smack, or even the lose at home to a poor Ohio State team. Those are just temporary motivation tools, tonight and hopefully on Saturday, this team is playing for itself. A few months ago we were talking about them not making the tournament and now they are in the Sweet 16. This team shouldn't be here and I hope they enjoy every last second of the ride they have been on.
I haven't watched any Oregon games the past year, but I did see some of their last game against Rhode Island. The second half was a very hectic, almost non-organized back and forth down the court. It wasn't pretty basketball by any means and I'm hoping we see them panic again after losing their best player and big man Chris Boucher.
When Oregon plays within themselves they want to play very much like Michigan does but run a little bit more. Shoot a bunch of three's, get in transition, and get some easy buckets at the rim. This game will be more like Oklahoma State then Louisville for the Wolverines. Michigan will have to play great transition defense. I like the match of Coach B and his staff tonight. They really made a great in game adjustment against Louisville and I hope we see them out coach the Oregon crew tonight.
I don't know if Michigan will win tonight, but as a Wolverine fan I sure have enjoyed the ride the last couple of weeks!
- Michigan's Pro Day is on Friday and all 32 teams will be in attendance to look at a host of Wolverines eligible for the NFL draft.
- Friday is also the first Spring Practice. Will be great to start hearing who might make an impact this Fall.