Big Ten Semi-final Open Thread

Submitted by enlightenedbum on March 15th, 2014 at 4:33 PM

State up 9-5 early on here.  Winner gets us.  Rooting interest is approximately 8 OTs.



March 15th, 2014 at 4:38 PM ^

I don't know if your a huge overall College B-ball follower, though I'm sure you saw him in last year's Elite 8.  Scotty Wilbiken from Florida is another ugly, ugly dude.  Valentine has him beat, but man.

I'm sure they're stand up guys, but I can't help my observations.

Leaders And Best

March 15th, 2014 at 5:13 PM ^

I don't know why anyone would fear another game against MSU. Embrace the opportunity as you rarely get a chance to go for 3 wins over your rival in one year. Pull that off and this season is cemented as legendary. MSU would have so much more to lose tomorrow than Michigan. Even if Michigan were to lose, we still would have won the season series, raised a championship banner, and have the best tournament seed of any team in the B1G. If Michigan were to win, apocalypse now in Cedar Village.


March 15th, 2014 at 4:53 PM ^

Wisconsin is only 4-18, including 2-7 from three point land. Yuck. That means they are 2-11 from inside, so I suppose this means that Bo Ryan will need to draw up some sort of hex to slow down the Spartans. I sense an appearance of the Rebounding Wraiths at some point if things do not improve for the Badgers. 


March 15th, 2014 at 5:09 PM ^

When we beat Sparty the first time, at the Breslin, had the injury bug bitten them yet, or were they at full strength? That was back in January, and I'm not sure what their roster status was, but we won by 5 on their floor . . . 


March 15th, 2014 at 5:14 PM ^

They haven't been healthy all year. When they lost games it was injuries, when they won games it was grit, heart, and coaching. 

In answer to your question though, they were definitely without Dawson because he punched a table in stupidity anger for the first one. I think they were also without Payne in the first.  


March 15th, 2014 at 5:10 PM ^

Wisconsin starting to play like they did during that rough stretch they had at the beginning of the B1G season. If anything this game makes me question how far I'll have them go in my bracket.