Michigan beats Colorado State with big comeback in NCAA Tournament opener
Michigan overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Colorado State 75-63 on Thursday in the first game of the NCAA Tournament’s first round. On Thursday, Michigan got all it could muster from Colorado State, falling behind 28-13 with 5:09 left in the first half. Michigan held Colorado State star David Roddy to just 13 points, his lowest output since November. Despite Roddy’s bright green shoes and the green “Colorado State Univ.” across his jersey, the Rams could not prevail on Saint Patrick’s Day. Michigan scored the next six points and never lead Colorado State get closer than eight in the final minutes.mlive.com
Live updates: Michigan faces Colorado State in NCAA Tournament opener
Michigan’s men’s basketball team opens NCAA Tournament play on Thursday afternoon, and MLive will be providing live updates throughout. 11 seed in the South Region and will tip off against No. 6 seed Colorado State (25-5) at 12:15 p.m. in Indianapolis. The Wolverines are in the tournament for a sixth straight season, while the Rams are dancing for the first time since 2013. MORE: With DeVante’ Jones out, Frankie Collins steps in for Michigan in NCAA TournamentMichigan vs. Colorado State scouting report: Ex-Big Ten coach in Mountain West analyzes matchupMichigan’s path to the Final Four: 11 seeds have done it, and recentlyHow they got here: Michigan’s rocky path to the NCAA Tournamentmlive.com
Michigan vs. Colorado State scouting report: Ex-Big Ten coach in Mountain West analyzes matchup
There are few people better suited to analyze Michigan’s NCAA Tournament matchup with Colorado State than Richard Pitino. As a member of the Mountain West Conference, he faced Colorado State twice this year. Michigan, an 11 seed, is set to face 6 seed Colorado State to open the first round on Thursday (12:15 p.m. Colorado State has juniors and seniors up and down the lineup, and several good outside shooters. “They run great stuff.”The NCAA Tournament often presents entertaining first-round matchups, and Michigan and Colorado State fits the bill.mlive.com
Michigan vs Colorado State: Odds & Best Bets for NCAA Tournament First Round matchup on Thursday
Per Synergy, Michigan ranks in the 83rd percentile in pick-and-roll offense, while Colorado State ranks in the 95th percentile. Michigan ranks in the 22nd percentile in pick-and-roll defense, while Colorado State ranks in the 46th percentile. Colorado State ranks 71st nationally in three-point percentage, so the five-out lineup for the Rams should shred the Michigan defense. The value is in taking the team that is getting the points and that is Colorado State. Per Hoop-Math, Colorado State allows the 10th-lowest percentage of opponent shots to come at the rim in the entire country.mlive.com
Get to know Colorado State, Michigan’s opening opponent in NCAA Tournament
Michigan’s first-round opponent in the NCAA Tournament is in the midst of one of its best seasons in program history. Colorado State fell to San Diego State in a Mountain West semifinal on Friday, but it didn’t have to sweat on Selection Sunday this time around. Coach: Niko Medved (77-45 in four seasons at Colorado State, 156-132 overall in nine seasons, which includes stops at Furman and Drake)Rankings: No. 19 in NET), San Diego State (No. They have played the 76th-toughest schedule in the country, according to KenPom, and have knocked off four NCAA Tournament teams: Creighton, Saint Mary’s, Boise State and SDSU.mlive.com
Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi
Our most complete game all year was today, even though we started off kind of slow, still scored 90 points," Hardaway said. AdDavid Roddy had 18 points and Isaiah Stevens 17 for Colorado State (20-7). We know who we are.”After Roddy started the second half with a 3 to get Colorado State within three points, Memphis responded with a 16-3 run that included seven points from Nolley. “We let their shooters have too many rhythm 3s,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. Colorado State plays in the consolation game against Louisiana Tech, which lost 84-62 in the other semifinal game.
Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death
Law enforcement officials nationwide have rushed to condemn the actions of Minneapolis officers in the death of a black man in custody, a wave of harsh criticism experts say is unprecedented. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. A bystander's disturbing video shows Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on Floyd's neck, even as Floyd begs for air and slowly stops talking and moving. Weve got to remember that it was not just Officer Chauvin who was sitting on George Floyds neck, she said. Minneapolis is bracing for more violence after days of civil unrest, with burned buildings, looted stores and angry graffiti demanding justice.