A Friday. St. Patrick’s Day. And the NCAA Tournament going on. What more can you ask for? If you’re me, a Michigan win.
But really, just an incredible run by my alma mater. Following a nearly disastrous plane crash
– their plane ran off the runway and crashed at full speed
during takeoff because of 65 mph winds – they had to get back on a plane the next day in order to make their first game at the Big Ten Tournament.
Many players, understandably, did not want to get back on a plane, so they considered forfeiting the game. Instead, Michigan, the 8-seed in the tournament of 14 teams, won four games in four days to win the Big Ten