Wolverines Make NIT Finals

On Tuesday night, the Wolverine cagers defeated Old Dominion (who defeated George Mason back in December) and remained the only Big Ten team left in post-season play. Courtney Sims lead the Wolverines with 18 points and 7 rebounds as we all watched on ESPN2...yes 2. ESPN was busy with a splendid HD broadcast of the Women's NCAA tournament.

Straight from the mouth of Graham Brown...

"Courtney Sims was phenomenal tonight. Sometimes he doesn't have the best games or he doesn't play the best out there. But tonight he was the difference-maker for us. He was the one that stretched our lead. He was a power down low and he did everything for us. He was getting rebounds and put-backs, he was strong down low and he even came out and shot the 18-footer for us tonight. He hasn't shown much of that this season, but he's a great player for us."

Hmmm Graham... hasn't shown much of what? That 18-footer or strength down low? I'll take the latter.

On the other side of the bracket South Carolina knocked off Louisville, ending any chance of the interesting matchup between the coach we wanted and the coach we got. Left are the Gamecocks, last year's NIT champion. Which sets up the battle for solid champions of mediocrity, 2004's NIT champ vs. 2005's NIT champ.

Tipoff is 7pm...ESPN. Apparently there's no women's basketball on that night to get in the way.