Now Michigan is indeed a sub .500 team. ;D The interesting thing is against Minnesota, they looked like a tournament team. Against PSU, they looked like an NIT team. And against MSU they looked like one of the worst teams in 1-A basketball.
It never ceases to amaze me the polar ups and downs Michigan has. It’s been a constant theme all season to say that Michigan is up and down. But it seems like as the season wore on, Michigan just took that theme to the extremes.
Easy on the sarcasm, but I still say that PSU’s win @ Ann Arbor was a tipping point in Michigan’s season. A win over PSU could have put Michigan in line for an NIT bid, but it was not to be.
Seeing Michigan get cataclysmically and systematically annihilated against MSU does make me appreciate the effort PSU showed the other night. As unfortunate as the loss to MSU was, I do feel better knowing that my team played MSU down to the wire and gave us such a competitive game to watch, only to turn around less than two days later and give the boilers a run for their money.
Despite the record, PSU has been a more consistent team than Michigan this season. I tend to question Beilein’s basketball philosophy moreso than I question DeChellis’s.