Big Beat Red

Beilein:  Hey Tom, what's a good place for steak in East Lansing?  Tom:  Sorry John, we only talk about basketball.  Beilein:  How about you John?  John Engler:  Sorry John, we only talk about basketball.

Beilein:  Hey Tom, what's a good place for steak in East Lansing?

Tom:  Sorry John, we only talk about basketball.

Beilein:  How about you John?

John Engler:  Sorry John, we only talk about basketball.

As the second half progressed, I kept waiting for that Cornhusker run, especially with the momentum they seemed to close out the first half with.  In Michigan-speak a "Cornhusker run" means that I was waiting for the Wolverines to go 5+ minutes without scoring.  I've reached a point where I expect it, and I can handle it (somewhat) with an elevated heart rate and clenched fists.

But threes kept falling.  And when they weren't, Michigan was finding easy baskets or getting second chances by way of offensive rebounds.  As much as everything seemed wrong yesterday and the score made no sense, everything went right today and the score made no sense.  It felt like Michigan won by 50...even though it strayed into single digits a few times late.

The Wolverines advance to play the Spartans, who haven't lost since January 13th.  I think you remember January 13th.  Anyway, 2pm tomorrow.  I'm remaining humble.  No trash until the business is done.

Shower Thoughts:  There's only three commercials on the Big Ten Network: Duluth Underwear, Michael B. Jordan and Stone Cold Steve Austin blow up a cable box, and mops.  Not sure how that's sustaining a network, but I can only assume they are cutting costs by not paying their announcers.  They are getting what they pay for. 

Go Blue