B1G Bubble Watch / Minny-PSU/ Other Tourneys Open Thread

Submitted by Muttley on March 13th, 2014 at 7:06 PM

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Locks in Freefall
Iowa Lost 62-67 vs #147 KenPom NW ↓↓↓???
Last Four Byes
Stanford up 7-0 vs ASU Early 1st Half
Nebraska vs OSU 3/14 2:00PM
Tennessee vs SCar 3/14 3:25PM
Xavier Won 68-65 vs Marq today↑, v Cre 3/14
Last Four In
Saint Joseph's vs Dayton 3/14 2/30PM
Dayton vs St Joe 3/14 2/30PM
Brigham Young Done as of list publication
Arkansas Lost 71-69 to SCar today ↓↓
First Four Out
California Lost 56-59 to Colo today ↓↓
Providence Won 79-74 v SJU today ↑, v SHall 3/14
Minnesota Won 63-56 v PSU today↑, v Wis 3/14
Florida State Won 69-67 v MD today ↑, v VA 3/14
Next Four Out
Southern Miss Won 64-56 v UTEP ↑, v TBD 3/14
Missouri Won 91-83 vs TAMU today ↑, vs Fla 3/14
St. John's Lost 74-79 to Prov today ↓↓
Green Bay Done as of list publication



EDIT 12:22AM π-day

ESPN updated their On-the-Bubble list




March 13th, 2014 at 7:24 PM ^

Minnesota and Penn State are a combined 4-18 from three point land, so this in combination with the other games in the BTT so far make this possibly the day that no outside effs were given in the Big Ten. Stats? Eh, Penn State is shooting at a mind-boggling 33.87% effecitve FG percentage, which is much less impressive than Minnesota's "meh" 46.00% effective FG percentage.


March 13th, 2014 at 7:33 PM ^

A win would at least keep them there while a loss would put them out and keep them out. We all know how much those wins mean in our march to the 1 seed.

I think if Minnesota wins, then they would be in the tourney, FOR NOW. Arkansas lost and so did California. Dayton and Saint Joe's are playing tommorow and that could be an elmination game. So a win would put them in for now, and 2 wins would make them a lock.

Also, Iowa's RPI is at 46 so we need them to win today as well.

Avant's Hands

March 13th, 2014 at 8:02 PM ^

I'm getting the feeling that teams are struggling with the 3 point line in Indy. Hopefully our team doesn't share that problem or playing Illinois could get a lot harder.


March 13th, 2014 at 8:13 PM ^

This game is picking up a bit, but man has it been ugly. 

If Northwestern manages to Northwestern ball Iowa, yikes. 

It's been one offensive abomination after another - not a stirring advertisement for the conference. 

I blame that misshapen mess at halfcourt. 

Avant's Hands

March 13th, 2014 at 8:16 PM ^

This game is boring the hell out of Tirico and Dakich. I'm pretty sure Dakich is three beers deep already. He was just talking about how Richard Pitino leads with his face. Tirico: What else would he lead with?

Avant's Hands

March 13th, 2014 at 8:34 PM ^

I don't get it. Minnesota has been unable to score. They get a 3 on 1 and pull it out to run off a few more seconds in a one possession game. I would rather push it to two possessions than take another ten seconds off the clock or risk a turnover given how their offense has been doing.


March 13th, 2014 at 9:17 PM ^

I remember when some people were pissed off that we had Beilein as our coach instead of Steve Lavin. I told those people they were really dumb. Take that, those people. 


March 13th, 2014 at 9:33 PM ^

Everyone keeps insisting they are solidly in. I think what helps them are some valuable wins. This also truly is a soft bubble which got even softer with teams like Arkansas blowing it all and bubble teams like Cal not getting the wins they needed. 

If they lose, it is hard to believe they shouldn't be sweating, but there are a number of factors in their favor. 


March 13th, 2014 at 9:30 PM ^

This has been mind-numbingly atrocious basketball in all four games, and the favorites have played like complete dogshit. 

I hope we can break that trend and in a big way tomorrow. 




March 13th, 2014 at 9:40 PM ^

Adam Woodbury acts like the ref just insulted his mother every time he's called for a foul.  It's not a very endearing quality.


March 13th, 2014 at 9:48 PM ^

Man, the way Dakich and everyone goes on and on and on about what Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State should be or could be, the blue balls on these Big Ten announcers must be ridiculous. 

You know, maybe this just is what these teams are.