Is it the shoes? Color Michigan’s win streak pink

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman has earned a nickname from his Michigan coaches and teammates, official nfl jerseys cheap thanks to his decision to unofficially incorporate a new color into his maize and blue uniform.

During the Wolverines’ semifinal against Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night, Abdur-Rahkman wore his hot-pink Jordan shoes, as expected. But he had some company. Duncan Robinson, Jaaron Simmons and C.J. Baird had on pink shoes too, and one had to wonder whether there was some inspiration or secret meaning behind the (pink) madness.

Baird explained the team received the pink shoes on Feb. 14 to wear against Iowa to raise awareness for breast cancer. Michigan won 74-59. It turns out that game was the start of the 14-game winning streak that has brought the Wolverines to the national championship game against Villanova.

So perhaps a good luck charm?

“We needed to come out and make a statement, show that we’re not on the downfall, and we need to start trending upward,” Baird said. “Iowa was a big part of that. We played great defensively, and I think that really set the tone for the rest of the year: ‘OK, we can really do this,’ and I think a lot of people — myself included — look at that night even with the pink shoes as kind of symbolic of the turning point of the season.”

That leads us back to highly superstitious basketball players. Even though nfl authentic jerseys cheap Simpson wants nothing to do with wearing pink shoes, he acknowledges a higher power could be at work for Abdur-Rahkman.

“He prefers the pink shoes because that’s just him,” Simpson said. “Hopefully, it can bring us some good luck tomorrow.”