Coming off of a phenomenal junior season in which he averaged 22.1 points per game, Michigan’s Glen Rice took things to an entirely different level as a senior in 1989.
He connected on 53% of his 3-point attempts while averaging 25.6 points en route to being named the Big Ten Player of the Year.
But prior to the tournament, Michigan athletic director Bo Schembechler fired head coach Bill Frieder and replaced him with an anonymous assistant named Steve Fisher.
But Wolverines fans who were nervous about an inexperienced head coaching making his debut in the NCAA Tournament need not have worried, because they had the most dynamic force in college basketball who would go on to deliver a string of performances that still resonate on the March Madness tapestry.
The Shadow League looks back at Rice’s dominance 30 years later.