Got a couple games today with interest and potential bubble implications
Minny vs NW
MSU vs Iowa
PSU vs Indiana
edit: predictions in bold
Minny v. NW feels like it just doesn't matter. I guess take NW since they seem to have no chance short of winning the tournament of getting in.
Minn may have a tiny chance of sneaking in the tourney if they can win a couple of games and get Al Nolen back in time for next week. The committee sometimes goes easy on schools in cases like that. It's a major longshot, though.
I'll get it out of the way now.
Tressel hates babies.
ironically, these are not bold predictions
What's with the logo in the middle of the court?
Also, a reminder: games are on ESPN3.
I think that's been the logo before. It's almost better than the old scribbled basketball. I think each of those little triangley things is in the colors of one of the schools, and that there are 11 of them.
Yes it's ugly. So ugly that you almost forget the B1G in the lane.
That logo has been there for the past few years, actually since I can remember.
edit: okay I think it was 2008, my memory is obviously awful
Well your predictions are who Michigan needs to win (I think) so that's good. FWIW, it's who I think will win also.
I am working with the game behind several windows and ocassionally pulling it up. Minnesota is winning after going 10 minutes without a FG!?!?! And there have been two or three turnovers since I started typing this. Painful.
Why isn't there a B1G logo? Is the conference too embarrassed?
top of the key on both ends
They should be. How much did the Big 10 pay some firm to come up with that logo?
they traded some signed jerseys, championship rings and gold pants charms for the services of the logo design firm.
Oh Tubby, please stay in Minneapolis.
Minnesota reminds me of some of the later Steve Fisher teams - a ton of big guys but not enough in the backcourt.
Not a Big Ten result, but potential implications for the bubble with UAB losing to East Carolina. Does this drop UAB out completely, given that they were a projected 11 in the Bracket Matrix and ECU is a mediocre team (104 RPI)? Or are they now squarely on the bubble with a 28 RPI before the loss and an 8-6 record vs. the top 100 RPI?
had them in "work left to do"
said they would likely need two more wins to get in (getting to title game)
so kinda looks like squarely on bubble and probably on the wrong side looking in.
That conversation made me more ashamed to go to a B1G school than the division nams.
I HOPE THEY WIN OR MY KID IS NOT GETTING TO EAT TONIGHT
Damnit, Tubby! Won't somebody please think of the children?!?
Thinking of the children - read: Jim Tressel.
Does anybody have a MSU/Iowa stream to watch it online anywhere? Figured I'd watch that game for a little bit.
It's on ESPN3.com, if your ISP is providing that
I'm living in the caribbean right now, so i can't get espn 3 to work for one reason or another. unless somebody has an idea to get it to work... I would need some other site that wouuld be streaming it... if possible, thanks!
I go to vet school down here, it's not like I'm on vacation. And I've never heard taking away a man card because I want to watch a basketball game. But each entitled to their own opinion.
while a big part of me wants msu to win (so as to boost michigan's resume), ALL of me wants to see them lose and relegated to the nit.
I don't actually think MSU winning helps us. They are a bubble team and at this point we want as few of them to compete against as possible. A loss to Iowa knocks them out of the tourney (IMO) and I doubt the committee takes fewer than 5 Big Ten teams. A Hawkeye win would have me much less worried about tomorrow's outcome.
for a chance for MSU to be relegated to the NIT. Go Hawkeyes!
Iowa's Melsahn Basabe is having a good freshman year overall, but he needs to improve his ballhandling skills . . . a lot. He enters today with 9 assists and 62 (!) turnovers. I'm pulling for him to reach an even 1:7 assist/turnover ratio.
Them showing Dantonio on the screen was akin to looking at the Emperor from Star Wars. Does that man have an expression other than >:(
C'mon Iowa hit some shots and make this interesting down the stretch!!!
JHC refs call a dang FOUL!!!!!
Pull the ball back out and call a TO! What was Iowa thinking???????
Edit: Did Iowa have any TO's left? Anyways, the coach should have told his players to back it out. UNGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MSU got VERY lucky there with Iowa missing that three. I'm sure MSU will pull this out, but man do they look bad out there.
as Iowa could have run the clock out for a last second shot. 34 game vs 33 sec shot. ARGH!!!!!!
At times I watch Iowa and think, man, they could be really good in the future. And then other times, I watch Iowa and think, man, they are going to be really, really bad forever.
Can you believe Summers went for those free throws with 2 seconds left?!
That postgame interview... he seemed so damned pleased with himself. IOWA! NEUTRAL COURT! YOU STILL SUCK!
Please MSU come out and score like... four tomorrow. Please, Tourney board, leave the Spartans out. Not only do they not deserve to be there, but in a season of Spartan frustration, the tears of 15 year old message board idiots who think MSU just automatically goes will be supreme.
With no assists and three turnovers, he finishes this year with a breaktaking 1:7.2 assist/turnover rate (9 assists, 65 turnovers). I wonder if that's some kind of a record.
Zack Novak is 6'4", Draymond Green is 6'6". Green scored 7 points against Novak. Melsahn Basabe is 6'7" and Jarryd Cole is 6'7". Green scored 21 points against Basabe and Cole.
The key to beating MSU was to limit easy 2nd chance oppurtunities. For the most part it worked, Iowa failed to box out and get the easy boards so that Draymond and all the other MSU bigs got easy buckets.
Draymond had 6 boards against Novak and the bevy of other defenders rotating to help with 4 of 6 being Offensive rebounds.
Green had 14 boards today against Iowa, who has taller players to defend aginst him. 6 of the 14 were Offensive rebounds.
With Green frustrated on the boards, Michigan caused him to commit 5 fouls knocking him out of the game. He only had 2 against the Hawkeyes.
Anyone else see the easiest way to beat MSU? Limit Green on the boards.
PLEASE DELETE THIS!