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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Tonight Kentucky v Florida is the warm up band (6:00 Central, ESPN) for

drum roll, please . . . .

scUM at MSU, 8:00 Central, also ESPN.
That should be quite the battle !
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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B1G standings-
_____________________Conf______+/-____Overall
1.__Indiana___________9-2______4______21-3
____Michigan State____9-2______4______20-4
3.__Michigan__________8-3______3______21-3
____Wisconsin_________8-3______2______17-7
5.__Ohio State________7-4______2______17-6
6.__Minnesota_________5-6______-1_____17-7
____Purdue____________5-6______-1_____12-12
8.__Illinois__________4-7______-2_____17-8
____Iowa______________4-7______-1_____15-9
____Northwestern______4-7______-1_____13-11
11._Nebraska__________3-8______-3_____12-12
12._Penn State________0-11_____-6______8-15

+/- = +1 for B1G road win, -1 for B1G home loss.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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Tonight Kentucky v Florida is the warm up band (6:00 Central, ESPN) for

drum roll, please . . . .

scUM at MSU, 8:00 Central, also ESPN.
That should be quite the battle !
This may never be uttered again.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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B1G standings-
_____________________Conf______+/-____Overall
1.__Indiana___________9-2______4______21-3
____Michigan State____9-2______4______20-4
3.__Michigan__________8-3______3______21-3
____Wisconsin_________8-3______2______17-7
5.__Ohio State________7-4______2______17-6
6.__Minnesota_________5-6______-1_____17-7
____Purdue____________5-6______-1_____12-12
8.__Illinois__________4-7______-2_____17-8
____Iowa______________4-7______-1_____15-9
____Northwestern______4-7______-1_____13-11
11._Nebraska__________3-8______-3_____12-12
12._Penn State________0-11_____-6______8-15

+/- = +1 for B1G road win, -1 for B1G home loss.
Mooooovin' on up!

I can also see Freakin' Iowa getting to 9-9 and into the tourney.

They sit at 4-7, but their upcoming schedule is set up for a strong finish:

at Penn State (W)
vs. Minnesota (?)
at Nebraska (W)
vs. Purdue (W)
at Indiana (L)
vs. Illinois (?)
vs. Nebraska (W)

It's possible they win 6 of those to finish 10-8. If Minnesota doesn't completely collapse, and if Illinois can get the 4 wins we think they can, I think the B1G is going to get 8 teams in.

I see Purdue winning only 1 more. Maybe 2. Their remaining schedule is brutal. Have fun with this, Boilers:

at Illinois (L)
at Indiana (L)
vs. Northwestern (W)
at Iowa (L)
at Wisconsin (L)
vs. Michigan (L)
vs. Minnesota (?)

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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Mooooovin' on up!

I can also see Freakin' Iowa getting to 9-9 and into the tourney.

They sit at 4-7, but their upcoming schedule is set up for a strong finish:

at Penn State (W)
vs. Minnesota (?)
at Nebraska (W)
vs. Purdue (W)
at Indiana (L)
vs. Illinois (?)
vs. Nebraska (W)

It's possible they win 6 of those to finish 10-8. If Minnesota doesn't completely collapse, and if Illinois can get the 4 wins we think they can, I think the B1G is going to get 8 teams in.

I see Purdue winning only 1 more. Maybe 2. Their remaining schedule is brutal. Have fun with this, Boilers:

at Illinois (L)
at Indiana (L)
vs. Northwestern (W)
at Iowa (L)
at Wisconsin (L)
vs. Michigan (L)
vs. Minnesota (?)
Iowa's not getting in the tourney unless they mix in a win against a top team and they've got 1 maybe 2 chances to do it: MIN and @IU.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:49 PM   #6
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Iowa's not getting in the tourney unless they mix in a win against a top team and they've got 1 maybe 2 chances to do it: MIN and @IU.
Yep, Iowa needs quality wins and that means getting to 10-8 at least. They have one other chance to get one that you overlooked....
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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Iowa's not getting in the tourney unless they mix in a win against a top team and they've got 1 maybe 2 chances to do it: MIN and @IU.
Yeah, I just looked at their RPI. I didn't realize it was so high (92). They are going to need to win 6 of 7. Do that and they are in, IMO, even with a high RPI.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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Basically if we can finish ahead of Iowa and Purdue (and maybe Minnesota?), I will consider us to be in the "top-half" of the Big Ten, and a practical lock for the tourney.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:53 PM   #9
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Yeah, I just looked at their RPI. I didn't realize it was so high (92). They are going to need to win 6 of 7. Do that and they are in, IMO, even with a high RPI.
What hurts them is only 2 top 50 wins which are offset by 2 bad losses (VT, Purdue). The bubble is soft, but not that soft.

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Basically if we can finish ahead of Iowa and Purdue (and maybe Minnesota?), I will consider us to be in the "top-half" of the Big Ten, and a practical lock for the tourney.
With unbalanced schedules and 16 team conferences like the Big East, conference records and standings aren't really very relevant these days.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:54 PM   #10
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Basically if we can finish ahead of Iowa and Purdue (and maybe Minnesota?), I will consider us to be in the "top-half" of the Big Ten, and a practical lock for the tourney.
We will finish ahead of Purdue. As long as we don't wet the bed tomorrow against those clowns, they will end up with 6, maybe 7 B1G wins.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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Yep, Iowa needs quality wins and that means getting to 10-8 at least. They have one other chance to get one that you overlooked....
Yeah but they won't so why bother.:laugh:
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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So it looks like a win for us @Iowa ruins any chances of them getting in the tourney. I like the sound of that.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:39 PM   #13
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Dickie V just keeps saying that everyone needs to have their fun with UK now, because it won't be this way next year. Very true. All the UK fans I know have pretty much given up on this year, and are convinced they've got a final four team coming in next year. 5 of their recruits were just named to the Jordan Brand Classic game.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:39 PM   #14
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Iowa's B1G schedule isn't doing them any favors. They only had one game against UM, MSU, OSU, UI. That has to be one of the weaker conference schedules in the B1G. How good does a 10-8 record look if 7 of your wins come against PSU, NU, UNL, and PU (potentially the bottom 4 big teams)?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:44 PM   #15
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Wow Noel goes down with what looked like a nasty knee injury for KU. They'll be in big trouble if he misses much time.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:49 PM   #16
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If Noel's knee is as bad as that looked and he sounded screaming in pain, this is probably his last game at UK. Too bad. Just another reason this 1 year in college rule is horse $hit.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:52 PM   #17
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Wow Noel goes down with what looked like a nasty knee injury for KU. They'll be in big trouble if he misses much time.
Long term trouble, plus getting whupped tonight by the gators.
65-47 3:33 to go
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:58 PM   #18
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It was a pretty epic and heartwarming scene seeing the entire UK team carrying Noel off the court
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:01 PM   #19
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It was a pretty epic and heartwarming scene seeing the entire UK team carrying Noel off the court
Agreed. I know many on here aren't UK fans, but that was what college hoops is all about.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:09 PM   #20
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YES

Watching pregame for UM-MSU
Izzone has green-on-white shirts saying

YOU
OFF


i made up my mind that if we'd beaten michigan, i'd have hastily made that shirt with different colors and worn it to work
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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Dickie V just keeps saying that everyone needs to have their fun with UK now, because it won't be this way next year. Very true. All the UK fans I know have pretty much given up on this year, and are convinced they've got a final four team coming in next year. 5 of their recruits were just named to the Jordan Brand Classic game.

And they'll have sophomores.

Kentucky is going to be unreal next year.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:28 PM   #22
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And they'll have sophomores.

Kentucky is going to be unreal next year.
Assuming this is a serious injury to Noel, imagine if he decides to come back to school next year because he won't be ready for the draft
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:32 PM   #23
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Assuming this is a serious injury to Noel, imagine if he decides to come back to school next year because he won't be ready for the draft

And if it's a bad injury, it'd be foolish of him to not come back.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:35 PM   #24
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I really wish the Krush was behind the bench so we could see them on TV. It just makes the whole arena look packed when the section you see on TV is.

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:39 PM   #25
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I am getting physically ill listening to Dakich basically campaigning for a job during this UM/MSU game. It's quite disgusting. What an insufferable a**clown.

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