I was just looking at our schedule over the next month and it is going to determine if we have any shot at the NCAA tournament. I know, "like duh". But our team is young and I don't know if they can bounce back from any early conference struggles. It seems as though our BT schedule is pretty frontloaded.
#13Purdue, PSU, @Wisconsin, #3 Kansas, #2 Ohio State, @IU, @N'W, #16Minnesota, @#12MSU, Iowa, @#2OSU.
Yikes. Only game I feel extremely comfortable with is Iowa. IU and N'W are okay teams which I think we are better than, but they're still talented and they're both on the road. The first two BT games are pretty much must-win IMO. It will be tough to put together any sort of resume if we start 0-4 in the BT (I don't think we're going to win @Wisconsin or vs. OSU), which will be followed by two road games against other middling BT teams.
I don't think we're an NCAA team, and I think it'll be revealed this next month, but it should be some exciting few weeks for basketball if we do win some of these big games.