February 28, 2013

Wolverines are on the ropes after stunning loss

No, it wasn't the worse loss in Michigan basketball history - but it's hard to think of another one as bad offhand, other than maybe a 1994 loss at Northwestern that prevented four/fifths of the Fab Five from claiming a Big Ten championship ring. Penn State's stunning, 84-78 win likely cost the Wolverines any shot at a Big Ten title and took the bounce out of the step only a night after they'd been granted new life.

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Minnesota's win over Indiana Tuesday opened a door and was supposed to have been the springboard U-M needed to run the gauntlet of games with Michigan State, Purdue and Indiana. Instead, U-M blew a 15-point, second half lead, gave up 48 points in the second half and lost to a team that had been 0-14 in conference play.

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