While the college basketball world was wondering Monday what sent Indiana coach Tom Crean into a pointing, chiding, hold-me-back temper tantrum aimed at Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer, I have a guess.
Meyer must have said, “Nice substitution pattern,” after the Hoosiers beat the Wolverines for the undisputed Big Ten title on Saturday.
OK, I’m kidding. Meyer, who was part of the sink-the-ship Kelvin Sampson regime, never would have said such a thing. But that might have been on the lips of plenty of fans in the Hoosier Nation, and it certainly was a point stated by CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb, who criticized Crean for his substitutions in the first half that helped Michigan run off a 12-0 streak and threaten to break open the game.
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