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Friday, March 03, 2006

Upset Week continues

The string of upsets this week continued as UAB defeated #3 Memphis last night and there was almost a second as California took #13 UCLA to OT before the Bruins closed it out. It's a great time of year once March rolls around as there is always college basketball on all the time. The major conferences are closing out their seasons and getting ready for conference tourneys while the small conferences are just starting their conference tourneys. I love watching these random conferences that only get televised at this point of the season play in their tournament because for these kids they have to win their tournament to get into the Big Dance. It's fun to watch since these guys have their careers on the line unlike the major conferences who are just most likely just playing for seeding.

It's senior day at Michigan tomorrow as Coach Amaker's first class of recruits are graduating. Daniel Horton, Chris Hunter and Graham Brown, along with Lester Abram who will be back next year due to the medical redshirt he got last year, will be playing their last game at Crisler. It makes me feel that much older considering these guys were freshmen when I was a senior at Ann Arbor. I hope they get sent out the way they deserve because I have a tremendous amount of respect for them as they signed with Michigan during our darkest days and then stuck with the program when they got hit with sanctions for stuff they had nothing to do with. I will always remember this first class of guys as the start of the new beginning for Michigan basketball. These guys deserve to go out with a bang and I hope they get it tomorrow even though a lot of the students are out on break. We need this one, let's get it done, Go Blue!


  • With Aflalo, Farmar, and (Hopefully) a healthy Josh Shipp, UCLA should be a top 10 team next season.

    By Blogger Nate, at 1:33 AM  

  • Definitely agree on that point, UCLA looks loaded for next year and they're not even done for this year, I can see them going deep in this year's tourney.

    By Blogger Kenny, at 10:30 AM  

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