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 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.