Sunday Afternoon Basketball Open Thread

Submitted by maizeonblueaction on January 27th, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Didn't see this up yet, so I figured I would take the initiative. Top 25 Matchups are

 

  1. 25 Miami v. FSU
  2. 7 IU v. 13 MSU
  3. 17 Creighton v SIU

and obviously us later at 6:00

 

Obviously, the IU MSU game has the most effect on us, but other games of note include Iowa v. Purdue, and possibly Rutgers v. UConn.

Comments

buddhafrog

January 27th, 2013 at 2:29 PM ^

I think I'm (we're?) rooting for IU here, right?  

First of all, an MSU loss is never a bad thing.

Second, while I think IU is more of a threat to us, a road victory against any of the top teams is a big advantage in the Big Ten race.  That's why our victory in Minn was big.

Third, it's fun to watch Izzo get angry.

aiglick

January 27th, 2013 at 2:30 PM ^

Not sure which team winning is better for us but I do think all four games against these teams are going to be battles. Absolutely essential for us to win our home games for us to have a chance to repeat as Big Ten champs.

ppudge

January 27th, 2013 at 2:33 PM ^

It's like tennis. Winning at home is holding serve. A big road win is like breaking a serve. An MSU win here would be a huge service break for them. So we need IU to win and apparently the refs have gotten that message as well because they are really lopsided in IU's favor.

M-Wolverine

January 27th, 2013 at 3:49 PM ^

And they're probably in the "contender" category. Where I think Indiana is in that category, but maybe not world beaters. And with Indians being Indiana that probably means the home game might be a bit easier, but going down there is almost always impossible because you're playing the refs there more than anywhere else in the Big Ten. I think we gain more by MSU stinking because stealing one in E. Lansing is easier than Bloomington, where a not as strong as we thought Indiana team probably still gets us at home.

But we knew this was going to be a brutal race with 4-5 teams going to the wire.