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Thursday, July 9, 2015


(originally published on 2-4-15)

We may have been too rough on good old Johnny Beilein. He was being heralded by the sports media as the true winner in the game he actually lost at the Breslin Center last weekend, and some folks were claiming that he's a better coach than Tom Izzo, despite the historical record. So we called them out.

Then we took a closer look at the history books, and found another category in which Beilein holds a lead on Izzo, by a score of 9-8:

Beilein has coached his teams to the
NCAA Tournament a total of nine (9) times.

Izzo has coached his teams to the
NCAA "Elite Eight" only eight (8) times.

Clearly, Beilein is better at getting to the Big Dance than Izzo is at getting there and advancing to the "Elite Eight". Maybe that's one reason why folks are so high on Beilein these days.

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