Tuesday Links: More prognostication, top point guards, Fab Five, Michigan bigs

Dylan Burkhardt
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  • Indiana_Matt

    Juwan Howard and Chris Webber would overwhelm Anthony Davis and Terrance Jones inside. How is Marquis Teague going to guard Jalen Rose or Jimmy King? Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is probably the most athletic guy on the floor but I can see Ray Jackson scrapping it up and frustrating him. He guarded Jimmy Jackson (OSU) after all. And we have 7 footer Eric Riley coming off the bench as well as the sweet shots of Rob Pelinka and James Voskul. I think the Wolverines had a higher basketball IQ. Michigan 76-Kentucky 70.

    • A2JD

      Kentucky had the better record but the level of competition isn’t what it used to be. There were fewer Juniors leaving for the NBA than the 1 and dones of this era. I think either team could win but the ’91-’92 team would probably win a best of 7.

      • A2JD

        Would Kentucky even win the SEC in ’91-’92? LSU still had Shaq that year.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Added one more link on the most influential college basketball teams of all-time. ’93 Michigan naturally makes the cut. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/alexander_wolff/10/21/UCLA-most-influential-team/1.html

  • mikey_mac

    Hmm … Maybe Chris Webber wants to distance himself from UMich because of people like Jalen Rose, who publicly announce that Webber is emotionally screwed up.

  • Fab5 Legends

    I dislike when you compare teams from the past with the present…different era, different style of basketball, different athletes, different training methods etc… The Fab Five were before there time, brought a street game mentality along with fundamentals to the game…today you have down-low players who play on the perimeter…Juwon & Chris were Retro-Post Players…i think the majority of us are bias since were Michigan Fans but you put the Fab 5 today, there style of play is drastically different, and so what Anthony Davis or Kidd-Gilchrist game if they were playing 20 yrs ago…

    5 true freshmen – 18 yrs old to go on a roll in the ncaa tournament – only 1 of a kind…Fab 5 all day

  • gobluemd16

    Can’t believe the season starts in only 9 days, what an exciting ride we are in for this year.

  • rkw

    When is big ten media day?

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      This Thursday. Joe will be there.

      In unofficial poll of 24 beat writers (2 per school), Michigan was picked second in the league.

      1. Indiana, 2. Michigan, 3. Ohio State. 4. Michigan State. 5. Wisconsin. 6. Minnesota. 7. Iowa. 8. Purdue. 9. Illinois. 10. Northwestern. 11. Penn State 12. Nebraska.

      Indiana took 21 of 24 first place votes. Michigan took the other three.