The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was in his second year leading a high school program when he watched Florida State’s Bobby Bowden turn up the tempo with a quarterback who was on his way to the Heisman Trophy.
Three games remain in the regular season for Michigan, and the Wolverines sit alone in first place in the conference standings.
From the video, it appears at least one fan punched a player before team personnel could drag all the players away from the melee.
RIP, “mid-major.” It was a good run.
Tom Izzo might add another item to his resume this season – Ladder Salesman of the Year.
The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
Relevant on a national scale, the Wolverines look even stronger in their own state.
Whether it’s because Wisconsin is playing with more energy or paying better attention to details, the 16th-ranked Badgers have regained their confidence.
With college basketball’s regular season winding down, the bubble for the NCAA tournament has become pliable, teams moving in and out almost on a nightly basis.