The (#17) University of Michigan men’s basketball team played 2 games last week, and they won 1 and lost 1. On Tuesday (12/02/2014), UM beat Syracuse 68-65, then on Saturday (12/06/2014), UM lost to NJIT 72-70. The win and the loss leave Michigan with a record of 6-2 on the season.
The Syracuse game was part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which the Big Ten won again (8-6). The NJIT game was the most embarrassing loss for any UM sports team in any sport in my lifetime. That’s all I’m going to say about it.
The Syracuse game was close and exciting the whole way, and it was a great win.
I’m still too upset by the NJIT game to write anything more about either game. Maybe next week. The season isn’t over, it just feels like it.
This week, Michigan plays 2 games. On Tuesday (12/09/2014, 9:00 p.m., No TV) they play Eastern Michigan in Crisler Arena, then on Saturday (12/13/2014, 5:15 p.m. EST, ESPN), they play (#3) Arizona, in Tucson. Normally, I’d say that UM should handle EMU, and have a battle with Arizona, but after their poor showing vs. NJIT, I’m thinking that they’ll lose a close game to EMU, and get blown out by Arizona.
Check back here next week to see what happened, and why.