National Championship: Michigan Basketball vs. Villanova Game Thread

Submitted by JWG Wolverine on April 2nd, 2018 at 8:50 PM

A few hours ago, during my endless nervous pacing, I made note of the fact that the last game thread I made was for the Texas A&M Game in the Sweet Sixteen. I then realized that I must step up to the same task tonight, to add some good luck for our team to deliver that same shooting performance, along with defensive shutdown, that is necessary for the win.

Before we get to our reactions throughout what will be a long and bumpy night (good or bad). I'd like to express my gratitude toward this team. In January of this year, after quite a New Year's Day. It didn't feel that great to be a Michigan fan. Now, here we are in April, and we have a basketball team once again shocking the world, THE RIGHT WAY, and they've got a lot more shocking to do tonight. Thank you to all these players for the hard work and great memories already made! I can't wait to potentially see another one made, with John Beilein at the top of that ladder tonight, as no coach deserves it more. From me and the rest of this dysfunctional MGoBlog family, regardless of the outcome: I thank him for putting a once lost program back in a state of not only stability-but stability on a high level. In a year of scandals sucking all of the credibility out of College Basketball, the program being widely regarded as the cleanest is the one wearing maize and blue. It just seems like tonight would be the perfect night for endless muppets, super soakers, maize ponchos, water bottles, screams and tears of joy, and most importantly, the greatest fight song ever written.

We have said less, and done more. Now....


Let's Go!

TV: TBS and The March Madness Live App

Michigan Teamcast: TNT and The March Madness Live App


Live Stats:…

Message from the last Michigan Basketball National Champions:

And all of the Michigan legends who couldn't pull it off themselves are rooting for you as well!

(The sign is at the game, btw)

GO BLUE!!!!!



April 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 PM ^

Blue shorts during warmups. Michigan’s worn the maize vs white before (Burke vs Kansas), so I wonder if it was Michigan’s choice or Villanova’s.

Last time Michigan wore blue, they upset a top-5 KenPom team...


April 2nd, 2018 at 8:54 PM ^

Lucky shirt is on (worn it every game but Houston, put it on second half of the semi).

Great appreciative opening from the OP.  Well said.


Let's Go Blue!!!


April 2nd, 2018 at 8:59 PM ^

Me, to my non-sports wife:  "You gonna watch Michigan try to win a National Championship?"

Wife:  "No, I'll just listen to you swear at the referees."