I'm bored and I know that there are 3 games left and a lot of shit can change, but hey.
Here's what it would look like right............NOW!
|First Round -- Wednesday, March 8|
|13 Indiana vs 12 Ohio State||4:30pm/ESPN2|
|14 Rutgers vs 11 Illinois||7pm/BTN|
|Second Round -- Thursday, March 9|
|9 Nebraska vs 8 Iowa||Noon/BTN|
|13 IU/12 OSU vs 5 Northwestern||2:30pm/BTN|
|10 Penn State vs 7 Michigan||6:30pm/ESPN2|
|14 RU/11 ILL vs 6 Michigan State||9pm/ESPN2|
|Quarterfinals -- Friday, March 10|
|9 NEB/8 IOWA vs 1 Purdue||Noon/ESPN|
|13 IU/12 OSU/5 NU vs 4 Minnesota||2:30pm/ESPN|
|10 PSU/7 U-M vs 2 Wisconsin||6:30pm/BTN|
|14 RU/11 ILL/6 MSU vs 3 Maryland||9pm/BTN|
Current standings as of right now-
|1.||Purdue||12-3||at U-M, vs IU, at NU|
|2.||Wisconsin||11-3||at OSU, at MSU, vs Iowa, vs MIN|
|3.||Maryland||10-5||vs Iowa, at RU, vs MSU|
|4.||Minnesota||9-6||vs PSU, vs NEB, at UW|
|Northwestern||9-6||at IU, vs U-M, vs PU|
|6.||Michigan State||8-6||vs NEB, vs UW, at ILL, at MD|
|7.||Michigan||8-7||vs PU, at NU, at NEB|
|8.||Iowa||7-8||at MD, at UW, vs PSU|
|9.||Nebraska||6-8||at MSU, vs ILL, at MIN, vs U-M|
|10.||Penn State||6-9||at MIN, vs OSU, at Iowa|
|Illinois||6-9||at NEB, vs MSU, at RU|
|12.||Ohio State||5-10||vs UW, at PSU, vs IU|
|Indiana||5-10||vs NU, at PU, at OSU|
|14.||Rutgers||2-14||vs MD, vs ILL|
There's still a small chance at a double bye if we win a tiebreaker in what would be a four-way tie for 4th place. And utter chaos where two double byes could be up for grabs if MD craps the bed two more times as they did tonight against Minnesota.
I could see MSU going 1-3 the rest of the way. They've had problems with Nebraska even when they were a tournament team.
Pretty self explainatory title. Personally, I would be open to trading either if the right offer came up. I really like Drummond but he's not showing a ton of progress this season, and looks like he may top out as a Tyson Chandler type player. Blowing up the team would definitely suck, but I'm a believer that it's better to tank and play young players rather than just sticking around the 8 seed. Glad the front office is at least entertaining offers.
Still listed first, though same 24% as Painter
This round ends Sunday.
Let's Go Blue!!!
Seems like the writing had been on the wall here but Beilein has made it official listing Donnal among the 5 players graduating and leaving along with Walton, Irvin, Lonergan, & Dakich.
Heres to hoping Teske can figure out how to work his body by next season and/or Davis being a revelation.
In a similar article, was freep so won't link, Beilein said he expects this incoming freshman class to contribute more early on than the current one. He specifically mentions Eli Brooks as a kid who will play right away. Were going to definitely need guard help with Walton being gone and Xavier still finding his game at the college level.