Maryland has to be the most undisciplined team in the nation. This is pathetic. If this continues UNC is going to win by 40.
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Also, i think we get help if Purdue beats WVU.
I agree and if anything I'll root for these teams. But what's so great at this point...We don't need anything. We're so damn good that we just need to win a "few" more games and a 3-seed at the least will easily happen.
3 seed? At this point that'd be a pretty big disappointment. We have a legitimate shot at a #1 seed. If you can survive the regular season with five losses or fewer in a major conference (which I think we can), it's a real possibility.
Yes for sure, but not that it matters much.
Wisconsin @ Iowa 8:00 BTN
This could be a trap game for Bucky.
We should root for Iowa here right?
Off topic but ESPN really needs to start actually researching what they write. They stated Alabama only had 2 guys enter the draft early when in fac they had 4.
I'm on record as saying Maryland is decent and close to turning the corner to becoming relevant again. I'm wrong. Maryland is terrible. This game can't even be fun to watch if you're a Tarheel fan.
From the past-future saying that Maryland lost to unc big.
Mississippi is looking like the real deal, having knocked off Mizzou rather easily in their last game. My guess is they shouldn't have too much trouble with the Hogs but it would be nice if Arkansas could pull off the upset.
Oh, and you forgot (12) Creighton @ Wichita State.
I think the OP was just noting matchups between two ranked teams (or former M opponents), but certainly Wichita State (ranked just outside the top-25) will give Creighton everything they can handle at the Shockers' home court.
Additionally, Arizona (7) at Arizona State should be a good game.
Anyone else find themselves rooting hard for Maryland when they see them play?
The ESPN preview for the games coming up listed this afternoon's game as 11 Ohio / 18 Michigan State!
Is there a difference for RPI in the outcome of the Purdue/WVU game? Is it better for an ooc opponent to have an extra win or an in conference opponent who you play twice?
Anybody else watching my Sun Devils giving UofA all they can handle?
Yea i was checking out that game. I admit I don't know much about PAC 12 basketball but I wanted to see what all the Arizona hype is about.
It's been a fun physical game to watch so far.
Purdue up 14 at half vs West Virginia. Maybe they are better than what I thought.
glad my Panthers could pull out a win after a bit of a scare against UConn, and caught most of the first half of Purdue v. WVU, but I just flipped over to the NHL season opener (Chicago at LA). I know a lot of people said they wouldn't, but I'll gladly watch good hockey given the opportunity.
As an aside, and something NBA fans might be able to answer for me, how long has that jumbotron been up in the Staples Center? That thing is enormous and has a pretty unique design.
Combination of the two? Purdue is better than expected and W VA is pretty bad.
PSU goes 1-6 on the FT line in the last 24 seconds to lose by 4
Texas just opened up a 42-31 lead over Kansas with 15:21 left in the second. Would be big if Kansas were to lose, as that would guarantee us moving up to at least 3rd in the new rankings. If Louisville were to lose, we would move up to 2, and possibly one if voters feel our win over Minnesota warrants us jumping Duke.
Also, while Purdue has looked good, lets keep in mind that WVU is a pretty crappy team.
Duke also beat Minnesota (albeit on a neutral court). And their other wins (Kentucky, VCU, Louisville, Ohio St, Temple) are considerably better than ours. I would be shocked if we jumped them.
And syracuse will jump us with their win over louisville
Kansas came back and beat Texas. Oh well. Purdue blows out WVU!
ACC has Duke, NC St. and then a whole bunch of nothing really. Miami is probably a tournament team, Maryland has played nobody, and FSU is about to rack up a 4th awful loss. The ACC is suppose to be a basketball conference.
Louisville's basketball arena is named KFC Yum Center. Their football stadium is Papa John's Stadium. What's the name of their baseball field? Burger King Park?
We'll probably be fourth, behind Duke, Kansas and Syracuse (who will leapfrog us - justifiably so - for beating the #1 team on the road).
Exciting day in college bball.
Kansas and Cuse will likely be ranked ahead of us, same with Duke. I think we are 4th
I think Michigan will be third at the lowest. We will jump Indiana, Louisville, and possibly Kansas since they struggled today.
Syracuse could jump us though.
Yep will probably be:
2/3- Michigan or Syracuse
It's tough, because Cuse has a much worse loss (Temple) than us, but a better win (#1 Louisville, obviously). Cuse also has a weak schedule in my opinion. They are one-defeated, like us, yes, but against SDSU, Louisville, and who else? Air?
Villanova, Rutgers, Arkansas, USF are their toughest games until now, save the two mentioned above. They haven't been proven wrong yet exactly, and beating #1 is kind of an indication of being good, but I don't think they should have been #6 in the first place and therefore shouldn't be #2/#3.
But they were 6, so yeah they'll probably jump us. Might even be Duke-Cuse-UM. Disagree as we might.
We'll get some first place votes I'd think. More than the 1.
I don't think we'll jump Kansas. They were ahead of us , and while they did struggle, the voters don't watch most of the games.
THE CUSE IS IN THE HOUSE, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!
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Rooting for MSU because I think OSU is the better team. IMO MSU has at least two games left in them where they will self-implode and shoot themselves in the foot.
Iowa up 20-10 on Wisconsin so far. Come on Hawks!
Good thing I refreshed real quick, I was literally going to say this exact same thing.
Ugh, Iowa is starting to get careless with the big lead. Wisconsin is inching back.
EDIT: big shot in the final seconds. Wisconsin was threatening to get within single digits but now it's back up to 16.
Thanks for the first half summary, I am interested in the game but do not have BTN anymore.
16 is a hefty lead at home. I haven't watched Iowa play at all this year, but common sense they play smart in the second half that lead should be big enough to win at home.
Iowa up 15 with 12:00 to go. They're really scrapping and winning the 50-50 balls. Wisconsin is drawing a lot of fouls, though.
Oh boy - Wisconsin finally goes on a run and is within eight with 4:00 to go. This is reminding me a lot of our game Thursday.
Looked like Iowa really needed that lead in the first half to hang on at home. Good for them.
Wow, tale of two halves for Wisconsin. 18 first half points, 48 second half points
that someone was watching the end of Gonzaga v. Butler. That was nuts.
Epically bad pass followed by epically awesome shot.
I changed the channel just in time to watch the last four seconds ... WOW!!!
Pretty damn crazy.
What a game. Plenty of great hoops today.
As a Butler Alum... Go Dawgs! This team just finds a way to win. I hope UM and BU find themselves in opposite sides of the brackets come March. Go Blue!!!
Today had to be one of the best days of the regular season in a long time. Especially if you're a B1G fan with the Whisky game.