The Michigan basketball team may have found something in the last two games and seems ready to go on a run.
How could one sum up the Michigan basketball season to this point?
Ever hear of the rides Splash Mountain or Tower of Terror at Disney World? Well, anyways, that’s how I would describe this season for Michigan Basketball.
After being unranked heading into the season with a new head coach in Juwan Howard, the Wolverines went down to Atlantis and swept the floor. A team that was unsure of making it past the first round in the eight-team pool, found themselves taking down the Gonzaga Bulldogs to win the whole thing. Unbelievable.
So was Michigan Basketball really that underrated?
Not so fast.
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In the first four matchups back from the tournament in the tropical Bahamas, the Wolverines lost three games, two of which coming against top-10 opponents. It wasn’t necessary to worry quite yet. The team had been coming off a long week of back-to-backs, and probably found themselves partying a little too hard after the big tournament upsets.
Here is when the season took a turn and fans around the world quickly realized the true identity of this year’s Michigan basketball squad. Starting with an 18 point loss to in-state rival, Michigan State, the Wolverines went on to lose five of six. A season with so much potential early on was holding on by a thread. But I wouldn’t give up on Michigan basketball just yet.
A common occurrence in sports has happened to Michigan this season, starting so strong, but have struggled as of late. The great thing about college basketball is that you could lose every game, show up for the conference tournament, and punch a ticket to the dance with a conference championship. This Wolverines team is going to turn things around starting with a win against Ohio State on Tuesday night. And from that point on there is no turning back.
Michigan program has proved its dedication to winning and being able to compete when the lights are shining the brightest. If there is any head coach that knows how to whip some young college kids into shape for the second half of the season, it’s Juwan Howard. He has been through just about the toughest and most challenging moments any college basketball player could ever go through. So, with constant guidance from THE Juwan Howard, don’t count the Wolverines out.
The Wolverines have two crucial home games coming up, first against Ohio State, followed by Michigan State. In other words, two golden opportunities for the maize and blue to turn their season around and get back on track for a National Championship run.