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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Michigan State at Minnesota
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Indiana at Iowa
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Today is IU's first road game of the year. In neutral site games, they're 2-1 with two of those games going to OT. Should be an interesting one at Iowa today, they're not a bad team at all.

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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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Anyone watching the Cincy game? They just got the most BS 4 point play I have ever seen.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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You know what I don't like?

Taking someone with 4 fouls out of the game for a stretch of time.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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Minnesota looks really good. Should be a fun game.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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We are going to get killed on the boards against Minny. They are good good.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:43 PM   #7
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Minnesota will pound us inside all day... hopefully we can neutralize them with some quickness from our guards and good outside shooting.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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Wow. Nice shot by MSU to close out the half down by 1...
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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Wow. Nice shot by MSU to close out the half down by 1...
This is a heck of a game.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:58 PM   #10
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This is a heck of a game.
Sure is.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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Very good game going on, should be one hell of a year in league play.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:26 PM   #12
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Minnesota is rebounding 50% of their misses. It'll probably be like 75% against us. Same with MSU
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:29 PM   #13
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Minnesota is rebounding 50% of their misses. It'll probably be like 75% against us. Same with MSU
Both of these teams look very good. Neither will be easy to beat.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:44 PM   #14
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Ted Valentine is an embarrassment to all officials
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:09 PM   #15
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Wow, the Barn can really get loud
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:19 PM   #16
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MN is going to be tough this year, especially in the Barn. Athletes galore and many with good skills.

MSU is harder to read. Appling and Harris are a good backcourt, and they have some good 3-pt gunners and a decent post scorer in Nix. But they're lacking some chemistry right now. Odd mix of players that don't fit well together imo. Knowing Izzo, they'll be very good come March.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:25 PM   #17
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Both of these teams look very good. Neither will be easy to beat.
Minny outrebounded MSU by 14...and MSU is usually known as a good rebounding team. Looks like they might get lots of second chance points against us.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:26 PM   #18
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I'd be shocked if Iowa pulled off this upset, but they are giving Indiana all they can handle right now.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:27 PM   #19
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Indiana is definitely beatable. I think they finish 3rd - 5th in the BiG.

I think the top 6 will be:

1.) Michigan
2.) Minnesota
3.) OSU
4.) Illinois
5.) Indiana
6.) MSU

But I think Illinois could just as easily finish 2nd - 6th.

I think MSU could finish top 3.

I think Minnesota could win it all.

OSU is good enough to win it all.

This is going to be a heck of a BiG season.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:46 PM   #20
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I'm not sure I have ever been watching a basketball routing for Iowa. Strange experience....
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:48 PM   #21
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I'm not sure I have ever been watching a basketball routing for Iowa. Strange experience....
LOL just as long as you NEVER root for Indiana, I think we can all still be friends : )
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:07 PM   #22
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Indiana gets the win on the road. That is really big.

Minnesota holds serve at home. They really needed to win that game and did.

It's going to be an exciting season. I hope the Illini can squeeze off 9+ wins in the regular season. That would be fantastic.

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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:10 PM   #23
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Indiana gets the win on the road. That is really big.

Minnesota holds serve at home. They really needed to win that game and did.

It's going to be an exciting season. I hope the Illini can squeeze off 9+ wins in the regular season. That would be fantastic.
Agreed. If we can find a way to get in the dance, I really think we have the potential to make some noise.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:15 PM   #24
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Indiana gets the win on the road. That is really big.
I guess I expected Indiana to win that one. Would have been big if they lost and they could have. Marble awful from the field for Iowa. Game had no offense down the stretch. Looking forward to Indiana at Assembly Hall.

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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:54 PM   #25
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I guess I expected Indiana to win that one. Would have been big if they lost and they could have. Marble awful from the field for Iowa. Game had no offense down the stretch. Looking forward to Indiana at Assembly Hall.
No question that IU was favored. I see the season coming down to two things. Can you hold serve at home? Can you win some on the road? Right now, IU is +1 on everyone else.

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