Prepare Thyself: March 16 – March 22

Since I spent most of yesterday working on the ‘Redemption’ post, this week’s PT is going to be short and to the point.

  • Michigan Hockey: 2-0
  • Michigan Basketball: 1-1
  • Red Wings: 3-1
  • Pistons: 2-2
  • Michigan Baseball: 0-3

Grand total: 8-7

  • Michigan hockey destroyed Western Michigan and is headed back to the CCHA Championship Semi-Finals at Joe Louis Arena this weekend.
  • Michigan basketball did the damn thing against Iowa and then fell to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament, but punched their ticket to the Big Dance in the process.
  • The Red Wings righted the ship with a nice week, with their only loss coming to Calgary in a shootout.
  • The Pistons split four games, but managed to continue dominating the Orlando Magic (Yes Beau, we still dominate you!)
  • Michigan baseball uh….yea…it was ugly in Tucson.

Team of the Week could go to three of these clubs easily, but none has exorcised the demons quite like Michigan hoops.

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The matchups:

Michigan Hockey

  • Friday, March 20 vs. Alaska (CCHA Tournament) – 8:05 PM (Big Ten Network)
  • Saturday, March 21 vs. Notre Dame or Northern Michigan (CCHA Tournament) – 3:35 or 7:35 PM (FSN Something-or-other)

Michigan Basketball

  • Thursday, March 19 vs. Clemson (NCAA Tournament) – 7:10 PM (CBS)

Red Wings

  • Tuesday, March 17 vs. Philadelphia – 7:30 PM (Versus)
  • Friday, March 20 at Atlanta – 7:30 PM (FSN Detroit)

Pistons

  • Tuesday, March 17 at Dallas – 8:30 PM (FSN Detroit)
  • Wednesday, March 18 at Houston – 9:30 PM (ESPN)
  • Friday, March 20 vs. LA Clippers – 8:00 PM (FS+)
  • Sunday, March 22 vs. Miami – 1:00 PM (ABC)

Michigan Baseball

  • Tuesday, March 17 at Eastern Michigan  – 6:00 PM
  • Friday, March 20 vs. IPFW – 3:05 PM
  • Saturday, March 21 vs. IPFW – 1:05 PM
  • Sunday, March 22 vs. IPFW -  1:05 PM

Tigers SPRING TRAINING fun continues with matchups against St. Louis, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, the Yankees and Florida.

Game of the Week

Michigan Hockey and Basketball

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So normally Michigan hoops’ return to the dance would take the cake all by itself. However, the fact that this is the week of the CCHA Championship means that I would normally be in Michigan watching the Wolverines hit the ice. However, this year will end our 5 year run, as I have had to bow out due to other commitments. I will definitely miss my CCHA crew, but the warm weather of San Diego will be a soothing antidote.

(That said, for those of you who can’t read between the lines, I will be on vacation starting Thursday and returning Monday. Don’t expect alot of content from me, but I may try and get a guest blogger or two.)

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2 responses to “Prepare Thyself: March 16 – March 22

  1. Have fun on vacation and don’t jinx the Wolverines! The hockey team more so then the basketball team. I mean I care that they are finally there and everything but in the end it is still basketball. When they lace up some skates I will care! 🙂

  2. Trust me: I would love nothing more than a CCHA Championship when I come home from vacay.

    And if hoops still happens to be playing, awesome.

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