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.



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.


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.


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.


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.