ESPN.com’s Andy Glockner points out Texas’ newfound offensive balance and maintained proficiency with Kevin Durant out of the equation, using tempo-free stats to make his case. Sound familiar?
I’m told Burnt Orange Nation will have a game preview up later and it may include a reference to my game preview. So check that out later this afternoon. (Their blog has roughly 15 times the traffic of mine, so we needed a higher percentage of click-throughs on this end to equalize the traffic. Show ’em how Internet-savvy we Spartans are!)
UPDATE: The Burnt Orange Nation preview is up. They think Izzo will try to slow the game down–the opposite of my suggested strategy. Being relatively new at this, I’ve decided against offering up a Michigan-cherries-vs.-Texas-BBQ bet based on the number of possessions in the game.
Big Ten Chronicle has (1) a rundown of today’s nationally-televised Big Ten games, (2) a recap of Illinois’ loss to Miami-Ohio Thursday night, and (3) a “where are they now” feature on Shawn Respert.
One-time-Wolverine-to-be and briefly-a-Wildcat Alex Legion is now a will-be-in-a-year Illini (what’s the singular of Illini? Illinus?)
Programming note: Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict with a family holiday gathering (“Humbug,” I say), I will be viewing tonight’s game on a tape delayed basis. So the game recap won’t be up until very late tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to share your own comments on the game under this post.