13-Seed Ohio Upsets Michigan: Rapid Reaction

Two years ago, the 14-seed Ohio Bobcats pulled off an impressive upset over 3-seed Georgetown. So when the Bobcats knocked off 4-seed Michigan in this year’s tournament, it wasn’t as much of a surprise.

The Bobcats shot 51.2 percent from the field, and didn’t allow Michigan to get into a rhythm on offense for most of the night. The Wolverines were held scoreless in the game’s final four minutes.

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Michigan on Upset Alert Against 13-Seed Ohio

The Wolverines just completed their most impressive regular season since coach John Beilein arrived in Ann Arbor in 2007, a campaign that included 24 wins, 13 of those in conference, and their first Big Ten Championship since the 1985-1896 season–even if they only technically own 1/3 of that crown.

Those impressive numbers awarded the Wolverines a four-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, which sets up a showdown with 13-seed Ohio. But let me clarify something, these are not the “Ohio” Buckeyes that Brady Hoke and Beilein are constantly referring to, the team that beat the Wolverines by 22 points in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal. No, this is Ohio University, a well-coached, athletic group that will give Michigan all it can handle.

The Maize and Blue haven’t been playing their best basketball of late, most recently falling, 77-55, in the semifinals of the conference tournament to the other “Ohio”, a game in which freshman point guard Trey Burke shot just 1-11 from the field.

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Ohio Punter Tweets Profane Disgust for Idaho Bowl Placement


As we learned last winter with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (who voiced his concern over the Bears-Vikes game being played on the rock hard playing surface at the Minnesota Golden Gophers stadium) most people don’t value the opinions of specialists in the football world.

Even if the “World of Warcraft” fanatic thought TCF Bank Stadium playing surface would be a “concrete train wreck

Ohio University punter Paul Hershey did some squawking through social media anyway.

Let’s say he wasn’t happy that his Bobcats are going to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, Hershey tweeted:

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