BTT Open thread: Day 1

Submitted by We'll be Champions on February 28th, 2018 at 5:35 PM
Iowa vs Illinois and then later Rutgers vs. Minnesota Should be interesting...kind of

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J.

February 28th, 2018 at 5:40 PM ^

It's the World's Most Famous Arena!

This is the biggest event in the history of the Big Ten Conference!

Now everyone in New York is going to become a Big Ten fan and... remind me again why I should care about that?

Big Ten: "Now we compete with the Atlantic Sun and Patriot League tournaments!"

Thanks, Delany.

Birdman

February 28th, 2018 at 5:44 PM ^

I say Illinois, because they have a bad defense (#119) and a not great offense(#78)
Iowa has the (#27) offense and an atrocious D (#252), so maybe an easier way to get the lads hitting shots, but probably better suited for an upset.
*Numbers are according to Ken

SpartyJon

February 28th, 2018 at 5:51 PM ^

Unless your guys look past the winner, but Beilein knows hows to coach in tourneys so that shouldn't be an issue. I'd probably root for Iowa because Bohanon did a cool thing by missing that free throw on purpose so he wouldn't break the record held by someone who died tragically.

SpartyJon

February 28th, 2018 at 6:45 PM ^

I decided I was too hasty in judging the whole board based on a few vocal members. Once I listened to a couple of guys here about staying above the fray things became more enjoyable.

I enjoy both boards for different reasons - but I will say there are a greater number of knowledgeable fans here compared to my Spartan brethren. I get more Spartan updates on RCMB, obviously.

samber2009

February 28th, 2018 at 5:50 PM ^

I have an extra ticket to our game tomorrow. It's in one of the Michigan sections (section 110) in the lower bowl. I'll likely be going alone if I can't give this ticket away. If a fellow alum or fan in the NYC area wants to join me, let me know.

J.

February 28th, 2018 at 6:08 PM ^

And, apparently, Stephen Bardo, who won't shut up about the place.

MSG is fine, especially if you happen to like New York. But it wasn't worth moving the tournament by a week to play there.  The Big Ten shouldn't move to accommodate the Big East.

San Diego Mick

February 28th, 2018 at 6:07 PM ^

so that the winner is spent by the time tomorrow's game starts, that way we'll be less spent for Nebraska but in all seriousness, I like the way we're playing and as long as we keep playing like that we'll be fine against anyone!

MClass87

February 28th, 2018 at 6:38 PM ^

Look at all the empty seats in MSG!  These are primo tickets that would have easily sold out if the tournament was still in Chicago.  There isn't a chance in hell of me traveling to the Big Apple to attend the tournament, but I would have been more than happy to head to Chicago.  Delaney needs to go...worthless POS!