Re: March Madness 2013 discussion
I tuned in to watch the NCAA Championship and was given the BCS title game. I thought the refs were abysmal, just awful. They let both teams play like a football game in the first and then started calling some tickey tacky fouls in the 2nd. There was a blatant kick that everyone on the court stopped for except the refs. I didn't actually mind the Burke block call. It was as good of a block as you will see, but often times when two players go at it full speed and one ends up on the ground they call a foul. Not the right call, just an acceptable one to me. I like when teams are able to get at it, but I think it went a little too far last night.
I thought Beilein coached a pretty poor game last night. He had unexpected production from a guy named Spike Albrecht in the 1st half and he should have left it at that. Albrecht morphed into his usual self in the 2nd half. He was loose with the ball, took some poor shots, and took the ball out of Burke and Hardaway's hands at times. I thought he should have went with Stauskas at the 2 like he had during most of the season. His player management when UM needed to foul was questionable at best. When you need to foul you can't have you best two players with 4 fouls on the court. Some precious time ran off the clock when Burke couldn't foul Siva.
All in all it was an entertaining game and the best team won. Hopefully Michigan has an exodus to the NBA now because they could be scary good if everyone returns.