The programming showed "To be determined" in the info box, and there was some "Big Ten greatness" being shown. It was like they were waiting to celebrate with Michigan. Then they lost, and the network continued to show replays of Big 10 glories past.
Their only championship came against Seton Hall in 1989. The Hall had a one point lead with the ball and missed a shot. Rumeal Robinson took an outlet pass and drove the lane then made a kickout pass to the right wing when a phantom foul was called on Seton Hall with 3 seconds left. Robinson made both and Seton Hall was unable to score.
It remains one of the most blatant acts of a referee directly affecting the result of a game that I have ever seen. Perhaps someone has a clip of the closing minutes of that game to post.
There was some contact on Robinson, but it was a pretty physical game, and the call was very inconsistent based on how the game had been called up to that point.
days and they never won anything (Big10 or NC)and had their wins vacated by UM!, not the NCAA (I believe).!!
Though its an interesting scenario. You technically have to win 5 games to reach the championship game. So if they had to vacate those five wins, were they really in the championship game to lose?
Does that also mean Chris Weber's brainfart time-out never happened??