I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
We all know that a win over Penn State and an Ohio win over Michigan State will result in a three-way tie for the regular season. In this situation, all 3 teams are 1-1 against each other so head-to-head won't solve the tiebraker. What other factors will detemine the seeding?
We really could use the 1 or 2 seed. A quick look at the B1G standings reveals the 5 and 6 teams are Indiana and Purdue (both teams we split with), who play Sunday in Bloomington to determine the order. It would obviously be preferable to have an easier first game against the likes of Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois, or Minnesota.
Not too much we didn't already know except he knew J. Howard growing up and attended Michigan but the didn't know he was on the fab 5 until the documentary came out. I....FEEL......REALLY....OLD.
That's right. You heard me. Go Bucks. O-H, and whatnot.
I've noticed a number of people on Twitter saying that they still can't root for OSU this weekend, even though an OSU win (coupled with a Michigan win over PSU) means Michigan's first Big Ten regular season title since
1837 1986. So, as someone who would really like to see that, I simply don't understand the impulse to root against the Buckeyes in this situation.
So, my question to those who will be rooting against OSU is this: what's up with that?
EDIT: I forgot WBB was taking on Ohio today. Title changed to reflect the fact that for today, OHIO SUCKS, and we wish all of the bad things in the world to happen to them and no one else.
I never really gave any thought to this before, I guess I just assumed that there was a standard ball that all teams used. I could definitely see how this could help explain the effect of home court advantage, as well as how some shooters can inexplicably go cold on the road.
The N.C.A.A. does not require the use of a specific brand of basketball during the regular season. The home team plays with its preferred type, whether it is Nike or Spalding or Adidas. The choice is often tied to the team’s equipment contract. Because each brand has a distinct feel, it is just another reason it is hard to play on the road in college basketball.
"I just made sure I got into the gym all week, 30 minutes before practice and then stay after practice," Hardaway said. "I got a lot of shots up and make sure my mechanics were down pat."
Doing work, Timmy! We're proud, and the accolades are all yours. Keep it up and we all know you have the athleticism to do great things. This team is going to be yours and Trey's next year. Those talented freshman need someone to show them that talent without work won't produce. You've now got the evidence that it will.
A round of applause for THJ!