April 3, 2014
Well, that was a heck of a season. We won the outright Big Ten championship by THREE games. We made it to the finals for the Big Ten Tournament. We reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
While we did not have the finish many people hoped for, everyone in the program can walk away from the season satisfied because they gave it everything they had. When the season ends the way it did, all you can do is tip your hat to Kentucky and move on. That is exactly what we are going to do, we are going to move on and start working even harder to make sure something like that never happens again.
Quick side note: it is absolutely crazy how time flies.
I remember watching Michigan on TV last year in the NCAA Tournament and going crazy when Trey (Burke) hit the last-second three-pointer against Kansas. Next thing I knew I was on campus for the summer term, playing in open gym and attending classes. I swear it still feels like just yesterday.
Now the season is over, and I am almost done with my freshman year at college! It feels like just yesterday I was warming up for my first college basketball game against Concordia and being so excited I could not stop moving. When we went to Iowa State for our first road game I was formally introduced to college basketball. I will never forget that game -- the stadium was sold out with 16,000 screaming fans and the students even stormed the court after the game.
With another season in the books I am going to run you through some quick highlights of the year, on and off the court, which made this season so memorable.
J-Mo Day, IU Game, Big Ten Champs (March 13)
Holiday Over, Big Ten Season In, Here We Go (Jan. 22)
Sorry for the Delay; However, I am Back (Dec. 23)
Exhibition, Beilein's Halloween, Name the Scout Team (Nov. 4)
Practice, Watching Nik & Caris, Dreaded Team Photo (Oct. 17)
Please Allow Myself to Introduce Myself (Oct. 4)