Michigan basketball has been having nothing short of an outstanding season so far. The expectations for this team has been through the roof for the entirety of this season, and then they lockdown. A three week Covid shutdown of all Michigan athletics, WHEN THERE WERE 0 CASES ON THE TEAM!
But the rules are the rules and Michigan basketball couldn’t perform for 3 weeks, while every other school continued to play. Complete and utter bullshit.
After 3 weeks of no playing, the first game back is against the 21st ranked Wisconsin team on the road. Nobody was expecting too much from them; as they would be having obvious rust, but we all were still hoping to see some electricity coming from the Michigan side. And let me tell you this much, there was absolutely zero buzz coming from the Michigan side in the first half. Trailing by 12 at the half, biggest deficit being 14, shooting 30% from the field, I myself was sure that Michigan was going to get blown out.
Why did I think that? I really have no clue, I forgot that the greatest coach in college basketball is Michigan’s head coach, Juwan fucking Howard. Whatever half time speech he gave the players surely sparked a buzz throughout the entire team, because they came out in the second half looking like an entire different team. The second half reminded me a lot of the first meeting between Michigan and Wisconsin. Michigan domination while Wisconsin embarrassed the Big Ten. Michigan won the second half 40-20. Led by no other than Dickinson himself, throwing his body out there and securing rebounds left and right. Also, a big game from the veteran, Isiah Livers, he used his experience and skill to pull this team together and find a way to come out on top.
This comeback was definitely a statement to whole college basketball world, that no matter what you throw at this team, they will find a way to come out on top. GO BLUE!!