Torn ACL. probably makes Wisconsin the favorite today.
It's Friday, so for those watching the games at work or at home, let's discuss.
Edit: For those interested
12:00 > MSU (-11) vs. Iowa
2:25 > Indiana vs. Wisconsin (pk)
6:30 > Michigan (-5.5) vs. Minnesota
8:55 > OSU (-7.5) vs Purdue
Unfortunately I will be on the road this afternoon, driving to Cleveland to visit family for the weekend. Does anyone know of a good (edit: radio) app for the iPhone where I can get the Michigan vs Minnesota game?
Thanks in advance!
Here are today's Big Ten Tourney matchups (all times EST):
(1)MSU vs. (8)Iowa - 12:00
(4)Wisconsin vs. (5)Indiana - 2:00
(2)UM vs. (10)Minnesota - 6:30
(3)OSU vs. (6)Purdue - 8:55
Here's an overview of how the regular season matchups went:
MSU crushed Iowa in the regular season (95-61) at home, but Iowa has shown they can be really tough.
Indiana and Wisconsin played each other once in the regular season, with Wisconsin winning 57-50 at home. This game is the obvious choice for most likely "upset" since both teams are pretty evenly matched. It'd hardly be an upset if Indiana wins, though.
Michigan beat Minnesota at home (61-56) in the regular season. Minnesota can be a tough team.
OSU and Purdue played once in the regular season, and Purdue gave OSU fits in Columbus, though the Buckeyes won 87-84.
So, which team do you think is most likely to pull off an upset?
Aside from Indiana (which, as I said, wouldn't really be an upset if they win), I think Purdue has the best chance to do it. They played OSU tough earlier in the year, they've got a go-to guy in Robbie Hummel, and they're coming off a good win over Nebraska last night.
Going into the game Friday against Minnesota, I am interested in hearing what your thoughts are on Michigan seeding possibilities are based on how Michigan does in the conference tourney.
I think most people can agree Michigan is a firm 3 seed if the season ended now (end of Thursday).
Here is what I think:
Michigan loses to Minnesota. Result: 4 seed
Michigan beats Minnesota and then loses in semi-finals. Result: 3 seed
Michigan loses in the finals. Result: 3 seed
Michigan wins tourney. Result: 2 seed
...I think some of this obviously depends on how other teams do that are in contention for these seeds