big ten basketball
So, Manny's accidental elbow (and subsequent BS ejection) on Saturday, and the annoying Chris Kramer on the floor bleeding, got me thinking about all-time annoying/pain in the ass/jerky Big Ten basketball players. The ones you wouldn't mind seeing take an accidental knee to the nuts. Or even have secretly enjoyed them getting jacked in the face by a punch.
Some of the ones I thought of besides Kramer were Lucas Johnson (Illinois' resident jerk of a few years ago) and Tom Coverdale (who pissed me off for reasons I can't totally explain). I'm sure some others have some personal "favorites", right?
I'd rather limit this to Big Ten, because if we go for all of college basketball this will turn into a thread full of people mentioning a bunch of past Duke players, and Tyler Hansbrough.
A crazy thought just crossed through my head, is there any chance we could win a B10 championship in basketball this year? State (supposedly the #1 B10 team) was crushed my UNC, and Purdue (the #2 team) lost to duke by a point more than we did the first time, and we obviously just beat duke the 2nd time. Maybe 1st in conference is a stretch, but is top 3 a real possibility?