I’m sure anyone who reads this blogs knows that happened Saturday night in East Lansing, so there is no reason to write a recap. The love that Michigan is getting right now from the national media is over whelming, and even my idiot cousin who is a die hard Kentucky fan thinks we are the best team in the Big 10. I caution once again that the schedule ahead is really tough, but I can’t begin to explain how much I love the resolve this team has shown. Instead of getting emotional, I think I will just post some fun with numbers… I hope you enjoy!
The win Saturday was the 9th straight for Michigan, and their first 7-0 start in league play… Ever
Michigan has won 5 of the last 7 versus Sparty, assuring that the senior class at MSU will have a losing record against the Maize and Blue.
Michigan just finished defeating 3 top 10 teams in the last week. They are the first team since 1986-87 to beat 3 top 10 teams in consecutive games.
Michigan’s 4 road opponents so far are a combined 42-5 at home this season. Michigan has attributed for 4 of those 5 loses.
In Big 10 play Nik Stauskas is not only the leading scorer, but only trails Yogi Ferrell and that guy in Ohio for assists per game at 4.7… Nik is more than just a scorer and the world is finding that out. The guy simply makes plays.
Michigan out rebounded MSU 34-30… A key to the victory and something that rarely happens in East Lansing.
Michigan shot 57.9% from 3 and 83% from the free throw line Saturday. The hot shooting and sharing of the ball continues to be a major reason for their success.
Michigan fans, I hope you are enjoying and appreciating what you are seeing. The win at Wisconsin was basically the best road win in 60 years and all they did was repeat or top it on Saturday. This team has grit and genuinely seems to enjoy playing together. It looks like the Big Ten title is a legit goal now and the next six weeks should be a lot of fun. Regardless of what happens, this team has shown that it can play with anyone in the country, and if they remain confident they will be a very tough out in March… Go Blue!