I don’t like to hear that. Vegas is rarely wrong. I think the sharps are betting big on st in a comfy win.Penn st id definitely a tourney team even if the clowns who make the brackets don’t agree.
Michigan needs to play with the same desperation and intensity st does if we want to win. This is going to be another one of those games where if we win, it won’t get any love despite being very tough. We’ve played a lot of those this year since the big ten crapped the bed out of conference.
The one thing I Hang my hat on is this years team has been remarkably consistent and hasn’t thrown up any duds outside of the Nebraska game. They’ve avoided a lot of trap games so I could see them avoiding them again both times this week.
I know I’m considered a " homer" on here but I don’t do it with any other teams I root for. I saw something special last year and I see something even more special this year. I really think we’re rolling under the radar here and in this wide open season I legitimately think with the right bracket we could go final 4. The one lunardi posted the other day had us as a five with matchups of Tennessee in the second round. The one was Xavier. If that bracket came to fruition I’d be over joyed.
The balance and depth on this team is phenomenal. If Mathews ever finds consistency on offense this is a very special group. I trust 9 to ten guys on this team. Now that Simmons is good for 10-15 good minutes a game I’m getting even more giddy. Our bench is suddenly a strength. Z, moe, maar, Mathews, Duncan, Poole can all hang 15-20 on you any given night. Not many teams have that type of balance. Teske, Simmons and livers are all capable of 6-10 themselves.
The rebounding and defense is the reason why this team has been so steady. Even when Charles looks like crap like last game he plays great d and goes and gets very tough boards in traffic something past beilein teams could not do. Moe is also doing this. I also think the leadership has been great. I don’t think this team will get caught off guard tonight or the rest of the way. Coach b has the program in a beautiful place playing a brand of hoops I respect and love to watch.