Michigan women’s hoops team equals school record, Jim Harbaugh and Paul Finebaum need a timeout, and more
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Today is Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors …
Kim Barnes Arico and the No. 25 Michigan women’s basketball team wrapped up third place in the Big Ten Thursday night with an 88-60 win over Nebraska at Crisler Center. It was Senior Night for the Wolverines, who equaled a school record with their 22nd win of the season.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichwbball) February 24, 2017
This is just the fourth time in program history that the Wolverines (22-7, 11-4) have finished in the top three in the Big Ten standings. Junior Katelynn Flaherty (25 points), freshman Kysre Gondrezick (21) and sophomore Hallie Thome (20) led the way. Seniors Siera Thompson (8 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds) and Danielle Williams (4 points) closed out their final home game with a win.
Michigan closes out the regular season on Sunday with a 2 p.m. tipoff at Penn State. It receives a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament and will play its first game on March 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Harbaugh and Finebaum need a timeout
This became childish between both parties a week ago. Not that it’s keeping Paul Finebaum and Jim Harbaugh from escalating their war of words.
Finebaum still carries the SEC’s water and he’s just waiting for Harbaugh to fail.
Harbaugh, in two years at Michigan, hasn’t won a Big Ten title or beaten Ohio State and his team lost three of its final four games last season.
Blah, blah, blah. As one Twitter commenter to the Detroit News’ Angelique Chengelis suggested, this Twitter battle rings of a modern-day Andy Kaufman vs. Jerry Lawler. If you don’t know that reference, check out the movie Man on the Moon.
@chengelis There's a 99% chance this is an Andy Kaufman/Jerry Lawler situation, right?
— P.K. (@wolvepk) February 23, 2017
Both sides need to get over it. Harbaugh has Michigan on the rise. Finebaum is doing nothing but baiting Harbaugh and Michigan fans for ratings purposes. Guess it must be working.
- Michigan is in second place behind Indiana after two days of the Big Ten men’s swimming and diving championships at Ohio State. Michigan is seeking a seventh consecutive team title.
- The baseball team (2-2) heads west for four games this weekend. It is the start of an 8-game West Coast trip.
- The No. 14 softball team (6-3) faces five games this weekend in the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. The Wolverines will face three ranked teams in the tournament, including No. 1 Florida State.