things go poorly
Per the Detroit News:
Mitch McGary's back surgery was successful. There was no estimation of how long he will be out but he is expected to return to classes Thursday which shocked me.
Good luck with the recovery Mitch. Look forward to a successful return.
Tip off in 10 minutes on ESPN, from East Lansing. This should be a good one and a glimpse into what these teams are really about ("Big 10 play" and all that).
Meanwhile, one of our early season defeats is running the #7 team in the country, Baylor, out of the gym in Hilton Coliseum.
Who ya got, Sparty or the Buckeyes? I'll take Sparty by 11 @ home, I think Ohio may not be as great/good as their record shows.
Vote for Coach Beilein in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. The coaches with the most votes advance to the next round, and voting starts over. In the end, the winning coaches charity receives $100,000.00. The winner will be announced March 16th. BEAT ohio.
After having a discussion with a MSU friend about one plays in the B1G and how that could affect this year's standings, I decided to look at it more closely and try to predict the B1G standings taking the one plays into account.
The first assumption I made was that the league could be broken down into 5 tiers based on what I've seen so far this year.
Tier 1 - MSU, Wisconsin, OSU
Tier 2 - Michigan, Iowa
Tier 3 - Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota
Tier 4 - Penn State, Nebraska
Tier 5 - Northwestern
The second assumption was that the home team would win every game against a team that was one tier above them and down. So, for example, Indiana should be able to beat Michigan at home, but not MSU.
Going through the entire schedule, this model would predict the following final standings.
A week into the season, there has only been one result that breaks the assumptions. Michigan in tier 2 won at tier 3 Minnesota, bumping Michigan's projected record up to 11-7 and dropping Minnesota to 7-11.
Wisconsin catches quite a break by not playing at OSU or MSU. I wll keep track of this throughout the season and post again if anything interesting happens.
Full game for Northwestern game for those who missed the game. Impressive win against the cats. The defense played very well and i think the most relieving was that Robinson was his normal self didnt seem like the injury was slowing him down. Both Morgan and Horford have been improving and i think the last 2 games were their best games this season. Lets beat the cornhuskers on thursday. GOBLUE!