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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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The February 17th college basketball games thread.


Today's non-Illini Big Ten games-

Penn State at Michigan, 11:00am CT, BTN

Ohio State at Wisconsin, 12:00pm CT, CBS

Minnesota at Iowa, 1:00pm CT, BTN


B1G standings-
_____________________Conf______+/-____Overall
1.__Indiana__________11-2______4______23-3
____Michigan State___11-2______5______22-4
3.__Michigan__________8-4______3______21-4
____Ohio State________8-4______2______18-6
____Wisconsin_________8-4______2______17-8
6.__Minnesota_________6-6______-1_____18-7
7.__Illinois__________5-7______-2_____18-8
____Iowa______________5-7_______0_____16-9
9.__Purdue____________5-8______-1_____12-14
10._Northwestern______4-8______-1_____13-12
11._Nebraska__________3-10_____-4_____12-14
12._Penn State________0-12_____-7______8-16

+/- = +1 for B1G road win, -1 for B1G home loss.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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Minnesota at Iowa, 1:00pm CT, BTN
So I suppose we should be rooting for the sqwauks today...



Just thinking about that and now I need a shower...
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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Penn State at Michigan, 11:00am CT, BTN

Ohio State at Wisconsin, 12:00pm CT, CBS

Minnesota at Iowa, 1:00pm CT, BTN
Some interesting games.

PSU at Michigan? Oh boy. That could be a 90-50 sort of game.

The other two are important games for all 4 teams. Iowa must win that game. We must win our game. If not we may end up at the end of the season playing at Freakin' Iowa, fighting the Hawkeyes for a tourney spot.

The picture will become a little clearer for a few teams today. Looking forward to this day of B1G basketball.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Halfway through the first half...

PSU - 14
Michigan - 9

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:22 AM   #5
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Michigan is playing terribly. Too bad we couldn't have gotten this team in our first meeting. If they are still in a slump come our next meeting, a win isn't too far fetched.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:28 AM   #6
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Michigan is playing terribly. Too bad we couldn't have gotten this team in our first meeting. If they are still in a slump come our next meeting, a win isn't too far fetched.

Penn St deserves credit here too. They lost a heartbreaker the other night and they aren't laying down at all.

Thursday night will not be easy.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Michigan is playing terribly. Too bad we couldn't have gotten this team in our first meeting. If they are still in a slump come our next meeting, a win isn't too far fetched.
I just hope we don't look past PSU to that Michigan game. The lions have been more competitive lately and I can't imagine they'll go 0 for the conference season. They're bound to beat somebody.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:36 AM   #8
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That's clearly a block.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:46 AM   #9
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Wait... 30-25... Penn State??? o_O

So much for my prediction.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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Man I guess if there is any year for a 16 to beat a 1 seed this would be the year. So many crazy upsets.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:53 AM   #11
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Tied, 32-32 at halftime.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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MI vs. PSU tied at 32 at the half. MI really started flat. Homer intentional foul call against PSU helped them come back. Imagine they will come back strong the second half but would not have imagined them starting so slow at home.
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Man I guess if there is any year for a 16 to beat a 1 seed this would be the year. So many crazy upsets.
Especially if Gonzaga gets one of those #1 seeds.

Join a real conference. The fact they are in the discussion for a top seed is absurd and a slap in the face to all those programs who are fighting their way through the meat grinder of a real conference just trying to sneak into the tournament.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:20 AM   #14
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Wisky taking it to tOSU early, 20-6 11 mins left in first half.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:22 AM   #15
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Wisconsin can't buy 3 yet lead 22-6 at the 10:15 mark. OSU has stone cold shooting so far but I don't see that continuing. Not sure who I want to win this game. Doesn't really matter too much as far as the Illini are concerned. Unless OSU wins and we pull off the upset at their place.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Wisky taking it to tOSU early, 20-6 11 mins left in first half.
Bo Ryan.

The dude has a pouch of magic fairy dust. He may never win a title, but that dude is one of the best pure basketball coaches of all time in my book.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:28 AM   #17
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WI up big early in an important game for them and tOSU today. Winner maintains their ability to finish at the top of the B1G. Losing will make it extremely tough to have a chance at catching IN and MSU. tOSU has a brutal final stretch in their schedule so losing this could be particularly telling for them. If WI goes on to win, they could be looking pretty good given their softer schedule to finish out.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:30 AM   #18
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Penn St. refuses to go away.

53-50 scUM with 10 minutes left.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:41 AM   #19
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Unfortunately this Penn State game is probably the wake-up call the Wolverines needed. Nobody thought they'd be up by only three with eight minutes left. Beilein will work them real tough this week most likely, and they'll probably be more mentally prepared for us when we roll into town next weekend.

Wisconsin has doubled OSU's score so far in the first half. The Buckeyes program is clearly down from where it was in previous years. Can't understand how they're still in the top 13. They'll most likely drop a bit this week after struggling against NW at home and trailing big on the road.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:48 AM   #20
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Just a terrible call against Penn State. A charge?

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:48 AM   #21
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Trey Burke was a Penn State commit for 1 year.
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Trey Burke was a Penn State commit for 1 year.


You serious, Clark?

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:58 AM   #23
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I'm officially worried about Thursday after watching this game.

How PSU is winless in the league is baffling.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:05 PM   #24
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I'm officially worried about Thursday after watching this game.

How PSU is winless in the league is baffling.
I had a different reaction, makes me more hopeful about stealing a win @scUM.

PSU is not good.
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I had a different reaction, makes me more hopeful about stealing a win @scUM.

PSU is not good.
Overall, I agree. They haven't been good.

However, they were very good today and clearly are playing their best basketball of the year. Let me say, I'm happy this game isn't in Happy Valley.
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