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Big 10 Title
Hey, it's better than typing "OH," right?
Ohio's 75 - 73 win against Northwestern last night keeps Michigan's Big 10 regular season title hopes alive.
EDIT: This isn't true, as graciously pointed out by several posters below. Michigan's title hopes depend on their winning out, and Ohio beating Michigan State Sunday.
It also makes the Michigan - Illinois, Michigan - Penn State and Ohio - Michigan State games this Sunday completely meaningful.
While I would prefer that Michigan control its own destiny fully, how can you not be pleased? To be in the running for a shared championship this year is stunning. It has been almost 30 years since Michigan had a Big 10 Basketball title.
The biggest question mark for me is Ohio. They barely won. Northwestern scored to tie the game with a little more than 7 seconds left, but Sullinger managed to pull out a win for Ohio with only 3 seconds left in the game. And Shurna's desperation three hit the front of the iron.
Ohio will have to play out of its mind on the road Sunday, and Michigan State will have to lay a stinker at home in order for Michigan, Ohio, and Michigan State to share the title.
Does Pomeroy re-calculate percentages of winning with each game? i.e., the computers gave Michigan a 15% chance of winning the Big 10 title yesterday. I assume that percentage goes up slightly with Ohio's victory last night. And would go up more with a Michigan victory tonight.