Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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.
Neb @ Purdue
Sparty @ Minn
NCISU?? @ IU
Looks like an easy home win for Purdue a few days before they come to Crisler. OTOH, Hummel looks like he's in the zone. OTOOH, it's Neb.
Sparty has about a 20-25% chance to lose at the Barn, I assume. GO GOPHERS
I think about this every year: watching college basketball since I was 13-14 and grouwing up out of state, I never got the sense that conference titles are all that important in basketball. The main reason is that making the NCAA tournament is such a HUGE (/thedonald) deal. So, do you put a lot of weight on B10 basketball titles? Other conference titles? How does it compare to the B10 football title (the holy grail) and how does it compare to getting into the NCAA tournament?
Apparently its behind a paywall, but it looks like ESPN has updated their class rankings and UM's 2012 class is #14 in the country ...
with Mitch McGary being the #1 PF to ESPN we could potentially jump into the 10 should he go blue.
P.S. [insert comments about ESPN being the least capable recruiting service etc, etc, etc]
Interesting read, hopefully the B1G surpasses the Big East with strong tourney performances... though sheerly from a numbers perspective that doesn't seem probable.