B1G Tournament Day 2 Open Thread (Evening Games)

Submitted by mgowill on March 14th, 2019 at 8:07 PM

Penn State vs Minnesota and Illinois vs Iowa. Penn State could pull this off and I think Iowa smokes Illinois. But what do I know? I predicted Nebraska to lose today. 

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Indy Pete - Go Blue

March 14th, 2019 at 8:19 PM ^

 Penn State is favored by three in Vegas and similarly by Kenpom.  Nebraska, that is something crazy. Watching everybody dance on Tim miles’ grave has been fascinating for these last several weeks, and he just refuses to die.  A fresh Wisconsin team will probably have little trouble disposing of them tomorrow, but I thought the same thing about Rutger and Maryland. 

LSAClassOf2000

March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 PM ^

Currently, I am watching Minnesota / Penn State, but admittedly, I will switch to Duke / Syracuse at 9 PM, even if it is only to watch for the other shoe to drop.

I will show myself out after that last line.  

UM Fan from Sydney

March 14th, 2019 at 8:55 PM ^

Every time I check a game, it’s the idiot refs looking at a monitor. NCAA needs to change this nonsense. The reviews are overused. Institute a challenge system. The refs abuse this shit. If they are that unsure this consistently, then they should not be referees.

aiglick

March 14th, 2019 at 9:15 PM ^

Big result in the Big 12. Texas Tech, our rival on Bracket Matrix goes down to... last place West Virginia.

Guess that’s why they call it March Madness.

SouthOfHeaven

March 14th, 2019 at 9:20 PM ^

Is anyone else sad to see Archie "Spartan Slayer" Miller eliminated? I was hoping to see them go 3-0 against MSU but I guess it just wasn't in the cards.

 

 

Perkis-Size Me

March 14th, 2019 at 10:10 PM ^

As long as Duke stays healthy, the tournament may really even be over before it starts.

I’m probably being dramatic but talent-wise, Duke is head and shoulders above everyone else in America. Gonzaga was lucky to catch them early, Syracuse got to face them when Barrett was out, and UNC and VaTech got a gift from the gods with getting to face a Zion-less Duke.

UNC will probably lose by at least 10 if they should happen to meet Duke again.

Ajcoss

March 14th, 2019 at 10:27 PM ^

Iowa is a tough matchup. They have lots of scorers and can stretch your D. Don’t really wanna play them again. They should have finished the season better, they got pretty decent talent & deep. 

Qmatic

March 15th, 2019 at 12:07 AM ^

Teams we have beaten in the BTT in the last two years:

Purdue: with Edwards and Edwards, Swanigan and Haas

Wisconsin: with Haap, Hayes, and Koenig

MSU: with Winston, Bridges, and Jackson 

Purdue: Edwards, Edwards, Mathias, and Haas

Beilein is a master in this tournament. We have nothing to worry about with Iowa, or Purdue/Minnesota. We will get a third shot at Sparty and win. And then have a favorable chance to make the Final Four again.

ralphgoblue

March 15th, 2019 at 1:35 AM ^

They need to change something about all these "ref reviews"  at the very least make the teams go to the opposite free throw lines (away from their coaches)   damn they are getting 5+ free times outs per game

Plus a good chunk of the reviews (in all sports) are called incorrectly ,so why have them