BTT Open thread: Day 3 [Non-Michigan Games]

Submitted by MGoArchive on March 2nd, 2018 at 7:12 AM

Wisconsin vs. Izzo's highest paid team yet at noon.

Michigan vs. Nebraska will play 25 minutes after that clutch and grab fest concludes.

Penn State vs. Ohio State at 6:30pm.

Purdue vs. Buttgers (!!) 25 minutes after those two terrible schools are done.

all times EST. All games on BTN.

Go Blue!



March 2nd, 2018 at 7:39 AM ^

Yeah, its early, but this shows conviction and a 'can-do' attitude!  Good on 'ya, OP!  This will be forgotten in the scrapheap of old posts within 4 hours, but you tried!!


March 2nd, 2018 at 9:09 AM ^

I wonder if the OP should have gone early session / late session.  There was nothing posted to yesterday's thread after the Michigan game, but I didn't want to start a new one because the original thread specified "non-Michigan."

It may also have been that I was the only person who watched Rutgers' insane performance after they were down 24-8 with 7 minutes left in the first half, wherein they took a 29-28 halftime lead.

I didn't make that up.  It really happened.

The best part of the game was how BTN kept saying "they're trying to become the first 14 seed ever to make the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals," and I'm thinking "Rutgers is the only team in Big Ten history ever to be the 14 seed. They've been the 14 seed every single time they've been in the tournament.  Why not just say that Rutgers is trying to make the BTT quarterfinals for the first time?"


March 2nd, 2018 at 9:45 AM ^

Also, Rutgers is the first Big Ten school to help host a league postseason tournament at Madison Square Garden, one of the most exciting historic venues in all of basketball. Bet you didn't know that, either, until it was repeated 100 times during the broadcast yesterday.

So, now you know.


March 2nd, 2018 at 10:13 AM ^

Indiana went ahead 24-8 with 8:09 left in the first half and looked to be in total control.  Over the next 28 minutes, Rutgers would outscore the Hoosiers 68-45.

Mike Damone

March 2nd, 2018 at 10:55 AM ^

played badass in that comeback - I mean they looked damn good, period.  Corey Sanders looked like Michael Jordan, between the flying dunks, and the pull up 15-18 foot jumpers off the dribble.  I could not believe what I was seeing.  Was a fun game to watch.

When it was 24-8, the announcers also started talking about the upcoming Indiana-Purdue game on Friday.  And then they interviewed the parents of a Rutgers senior, and talked about how special it was that at least he got to play one game at MSG.  While they were talking to those parents - the comeback started.

Very cool for the Rutgers fans...


March 2nd, 2018 at 10:16 AM ^

Haha I was watching with a friend who went to Rutgers and he thought that was a cool stat, knowing how bad they are in general. And like a minute later, I was like, wait, I swear they said during the last regular season games on Sunday that Rutgers was trying to finish above 14th place for the first time (unsuccessfully). So, we actually got a good laugh when we put that together, too.


March 2nd, 2018 at 9:29 AM ^

Please approve me for the stream when able. Submitted my request last night--have BTN so don't need it for basketball but very needy for hockey this evening

Thank you!


March 2nd, 2018 at 10:00 AM ^

think Wisconsin is a tough draw for MSU here.  Ethan Happ is a really good player and that entire team has been playing better basketball.  MSU is going to have the urge to run and gun but Wisconsin simply won't allow that brand of basketball to be played for long stretches, and they defend hard.  Additionally, the double bye has not proved beneficial for #1 seeds thus far in the expanded BTT.  Combine that with a sleepy noon start time, MSU distractions piling up, and a potential look ahead to a revenge game against Michigan and...., I don't know.  Got a feeling about that one.


March 2nd, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

Khalil Iverson -- apparently from Delaware, Ohio, so how did he get away from OSU? -- just threw down an absolutely amazing dunk on an alley-oop in the Wisconsin-MSU game.  I don't have the words, but you'll be seeing it again today.  Frequently.

Tied 14-14 midway through the first half right now.