Thursday, December 16, 2004

Michigan Falls to Boston University

Wednesday night did not go so well for the Men's basketball team. They dropped a home game for the first time this season, losing to Boston University 63-52. Michigan had trouble holding onto the ball all night and turned the ball over 11 times in the first half alone. In the second half the wolverines became deserate and they starting heaving up 3 pointers virtually every time down court. U of M finished the night shooting 3 for 17 from behind the arc. All in all it was a fairly poor performance for a team that had been playing well of late.

The bright spots in a rather dismal performance once again came from some of the younger players. Sophomore Brent Petway had his first career double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Chris Hunter added 13 points. He has become a regular in the box score over the past 3 weeks, you can almost count on 10-12 points out of him each week.

However, Amaker and company can not afford to lose games at home to poor teams such as Boston University. The schedule only gets tougher from here and this was not a good showing. On Saturday Michigan travels out west to play UCLA.

Check out's take of the game

Nice "Tat" Sims

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Harris's Turn To Shine

Michigan is on a role, the Men's Basketball team has now won their third straight game. Tonight Dion Harris lead the charge with 22 points on 3 three pointers, he also added 5 assists. The loss pushed the South Florida Bulls to 5-3 on the season. Tonight's game was close throughout the first half, their were 8 lead changes and one tie. At halftime Michigan led 34 - 32, with only 3 baskets from outside the lane.

The second half was a different story, Michigan's defense stood strong and the offense was led by Harris and Bret Petway. With about 10 minutes to go Petway and Harris took control of the game and Michigan went on to cruise to a 71-62 victory.

Petway once again displayed his inate ability to jump "out of the gym". If you are interested in reading further about "Air Georgia" check out Brent Habitz blog entry on just this subject.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Star Point Guard Horton Injured

Daniel Horton, the teams star point guard has a partially torn ligament in his left knee and is expected to miss 4 weeks. The injury bug has started to ravish the wolverines this season. Horton will join lester abraham and graham brown on the ever growing injury list. Abram is lost for the season but hopefully horton and brown will be back in time for the big ten season. Freshman Ron Coleman will start in place of Horton, and Chris Hunter will start for Graham Brown.

Horton had played in 71 straight games for the wolverines before his injury. He has averaged 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals in his career.

(Click on post title for the latest new on hortons injury)

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Hunter Scores Career High 22 Points

Tonight was another good night for BBA Section 1 classmate Chris Hunter; in fact it was the best game of his career. Hunter scored 22 pts, a career high, as he put the wolverines on his back and carried them to a win over High Point. In fact, he scored the first 7 pts for Michigan and shot 9 - 12 from the field.

Along with Hunter, Sophomore Chris Simms added 12 points, all in the second half; and sophomore John Andrews scored 10. Tonights opponent was not particularly talented and they were clearly overmatched by Michigan. However, it proved to be a good game for coach Amaker to judge some of his young talent. With injuries depleting the usual starting lineup, Amaker got quality minutes out of some of his "role players". Dani Wohl replaced Horton in the lineup and played 30 minutes. As mentioned above Hunter, Simms, and Andrews also played key roles for the Wolverines.

Hopefully, as we move towards tournament time and depth on the bench becomes important, these quality minutes for some of the young players will pay big dividends.

(Click on post title for the latest new on hortons injury)

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Michigan Wins At The Buzzer

Last night's basketball game was without a doubt one of the greatest finishes to a basketball game I have ever witnessed. Michigan ended its three game losing streak by beating Notre Dame 61-60 in crisler arena. Daniel Horton showed flashes of brilliance down the stretch as he scored 9 of Michigan's final 10 pts. With time winding down Horton drove the lane, made a layup, and was fouled. He went to the line and made his free throw to put Michigan up one, a lead they never would relenquish. Fortunately, this win puts Michigan in a good spot heading into the big ten season.

Click here for Neal Patel's opinion on the game.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Fellow Section 1 Classmate Chris Hunter Shines Against Arizona

Last night the Michigan Basketball team played their best game of the year. Unfortunately, it did not result in a win. Michigan lost to Arizona in overtime 61 - 60. The biggest suprise of the game came from our fellow section 1 classmate Chris Hunter. Chris played by far his best game of the season scoring 11 points, grabbing 4 rebounds, and having a key blocked shot in 23 minutes off the bench. In the final 10 minutes of the game, Chris all but took over the low post.

However, as time ran out Daniel Horton unsuccessfully attempted an off-balanced layup and Arizona went on to win by 1 in overtime.

Even in the loss, this game holds promise for a young Michigan team that has a long season ahead. Hopefully they can start to turn these close losses in to victory's. Go Blue.

(Click on post title for game synoposis)

Chris Hunter making section 1 proud!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Michigan Basketball

As a student with a diverse set of interests I have decided to "expand my blogs horizon" and include a second topic of Michigan Basketball along with Madison's Annual Halloween Party.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Post-Halloween Controversy

Halloween in Madison this year once again turned into a semi-riot and required the police to pepper spray 100's of students. The city of Madison is becoming concerned with the annual disturbance and the article linked above gives some background.

A student holding a car tire amid the crowd Posted by Hello

Students set fire to a "box of wine" costume a few minutes before the police break up the disturbance Posted by Hello

A "Referee" climbs a tree on state street Posted by Hello

Badger Herald News Article

The link above is a news article that gives some background on the halloween weekend in Madtown. Each year over 200 thousand college students descend on Madison for the largest halloween party of the year. Over the past few years the annual gathering has turned into more of an annual riot. Over the weekend closest to halloween, 100's of Wisconsin students open their doors to hold house parties for all of their out of town guests. Throughout the weekend students dress up in costumes ranging from spongebob square pants to spiderman. After getting "fairly drunk" at these house parties most students descend onto State Street. State Street is on the center of Wisconsin's campus, it runs for 8-10 blocks lined with local shops and restaurants. The street is blocked off from cars year round. As you can see from some of the pictures above, as the thousands of students start to gather on one street highly intoxicated, mayhem can pursue.....

It may look pretty scary in the pictures but as a long time participant, it is a very good time.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Madison Halloween

Hello, my name is Derek Rosenthal. I am a student at the University of Michigan Business School. My blog is dedicated to my trip to the University of Wisconsin over Halloween Weekend, October 31st 2004.


Derek Rosenthal

I am a student at the University of Michigan.

The OC

Derek Rosenthal,