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NCAA Tournament 109 60.22%
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Neither 10 5.52%
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:05 PM   #1
Calvin
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Opener is a little over a week away. Time to go on record. 13 Non-conference, 18 conference, TBD post season. Here's the schedule:

vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
@ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
@ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
@ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
@ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
@ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
@ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
@ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
@ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
@ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
@ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
@ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:10 PM   #2
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
W @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
W @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

21 - 10 (10-8 in B1G Ten)
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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19-12
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:20 PM   #4
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18-13. 2 seed NIT
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:22 PM   #5
HTT
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
L @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
L @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
W vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

19 - 12, 9 - 9 Big Ten

Bubble
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:37 PM   #6
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21-11 (10-8).

I put “NIT” in the poll, but now that I think about it more, that record would probably get them a 8-ish seed.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:39 PM   #7
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
W @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
W @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
W @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

22 - 9 (11-7 in B1G Ten)
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:41 PM   #8
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vs Southern Fri, Nov 10-Win
vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12-Win
vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17-Win
vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19-Win
vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22-Win
vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24-Win
@ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28-Loss
@ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1-Loss
vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3-Win
vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6-Win
@ UNLV Sat, Dec 9-Loss
vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13-Win
vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16-Win
vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23-Loss
vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30-Win
@ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3-Loss
@ Michigan Sat, Jan 6-Loss
vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11-Win
@ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15-Win
@ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19-Loss
vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22-Loss
vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24-Win
vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30-Win
@ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4-Win
vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8-Win
vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11-Win
@ Indiana Wed, Feb 14-Loss
vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18-Win
@ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20-Loss
vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22-Win
@ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25-Win

20-10, 11-7 (Not counting Augustana Win) 8 seed in the tournament. Will probably win a couple we shouldn't and lose a couple we shouldn't, but I'm working off this baseline.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:53 PM   #9
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WINvs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23

This is all that needs to happen for it to be a successful year for me. Where is that option?
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:53 PM   #10
IlliniinIowa
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At best 21-10 and NCAA bubble once again. At worst 18-13 and solid NIT. Would love to be pleasantly surprised and finish 23-8, but right now just can't see it.

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Old Nov 1, 2017, 03:57 PM   #11
PlayAZ
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vs Southern Fri, Nov 10-Win
vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12-LOSS
vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17-Win
vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19-Win
vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22-Win
vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24-Win
@ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28-LOSS
@ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1-LOSS
vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3-LOSS
vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6-Win
@ UNLV Sat, Dec 9-LOSS
vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13-Win
vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16-Win
vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23-Loss
vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30-Win
@ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3-Loss
@ Michigan Sat, Jan 6-Loss
vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11-Win
@ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15-Win
@ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19-Loss
vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22-Loss
vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24-LOSS
vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30-Win
@ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4-Win
vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8-LOSS
vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11-Win
@ Indiana Wed, Feb 14-Loss
vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18-Win
@ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20-Loss
vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22-Win
@ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25-Win

17-19 Win Season, we miss again without tourney run...which I would like our chances in with being uptempo.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:03 PM   #12
IllinistuckinGopherland
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
L vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
W @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

20-11
9-9 BIG

This would be an 0-4, 2-6 start in the BIG which I think would hurt the public perception of the team. So I'm really hoping we win one of the first two BIG games. I think there's a very good chance that those two games provide a solid bellwether of the total season outcome.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:10 PM   #13
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10-3 non-conference
10-8 conference
1-1 BTT

21-12 going into Selection Sunday, and we sweat profusely. No idea if we get in -- that'll be determined by the strength of the bubble, our RPI, etc.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:10 PM   #14
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21-11 (10-8).

I put “NIT” in the poll, but now that I think about it more, that record would probably get them a 8-ish seed.
Ditto
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:16 PM   #15
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
W vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

Two wins in BTT.

23 - 10, 10 - 8 Big Ten

We go dancing as a 7 seed. Win first game and lose close in Round of 32.

Set up for a GREAT next season when I think we could be Sweet 16 - Elite Eight caliber.


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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:18 PM   #16
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
L vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
L @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
L @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
L vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
L @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
L vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25

18-13 (7-11)

I know the voting is early still but 75%+ of this board think we are going to the tournament?
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:40 PM   #17
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NCAA or bust!
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 04:55 PM   #18
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24 - 9 11 - 7 in Big 10 Don't laugh, and I'll be expecting praise at the end of the season! lol
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 05:08 PM   #19
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W vs Southern Fri, Nov 10
W vs UT Martin Sun, Nov 12
W vs DePaul Fri, Nov 17
W vs Marshall Sun, Nov 19
W vs Augustana (IL) Wed, Nov 22
W vs North Carolina Central Fri, Nov 24
L @ Wake Forest Tue, Nov 28
L @ #19 Northwestern Fri, Dec 1
L vs Maryland Sun, Dec 3
W vs Austin Peay Wed, Dec 6
W @ UNLV Sat, Dec 9
W vs Longwood Wed, Dec 13
W vs New Mexico State* Sat, Dec 16
W vs Missouri* Sat, Dec 23
W vs Grand Canyon Sat, Dec 30
L @ #15 Minnesota Wed, Jan 3
W @ Michigan Sat, Jan 6
W vs Iowa Thu, Jan 11
W @ Nebraska Mon, Jan 15
L @ Wisconsin Fri, Jan 19
L vs #2 Michigan State Mon, Jan 22
W vs Indiana Wed, Jan 24
W vs Rutgers Tue, Jan 30
W @ Ohio State Sun, Feb 4
W vs Wisconsin Thu, Feb 8
W vs Penn State Sun, Feb 11
W @ Indiana Wed, Feb 14
W vs Nebraska Sun, Feb 18
L @ #2 Michigan State Tue, Feb 20
W vs #20 Purdue Thu, Feb 22
W @ Rutgers Sun, Feb 25[/QUOTE]

Overall: 24-7
B1G: 12-6

Postseason: 5 seed, elite 8.

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Old Nov 1, 2017, 05:32 PM   #20
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We’re going to win out, then get beat by a 16 seed in the first round
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 05:48 PM   #21
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If these are expectations rather than hopes, I'm looking for the "Underwood is in over his head" posts to show up mid January. I wouldn't be surprised if we make the NCAA, but I'm certainly not putting my expectations there. We will have some early season debacles that will be hard to overcome. 20 wins and I'm thrilled for the first year.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 05:53 PM   #22
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20-10 in regular season (not counting Augie win)
10-3 in non-conference
10-8 in conference
2-1 in BTT
10 seed in NCAA tournament
2-1 in NCAA tournament

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Old Nov 1, 2017, 06:37 PM   #23
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37-0
Ahh.....the good old days.
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 06:59 PM   #24
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17-13 Reg Season (9-3; 8-10)
1-1 BTT

Non-conference losses to Mizzou, UNLV and one other unexpected. NIT #2 Seed
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Old Nov 1, 2017, 07:01 PM   #25
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I typically like to see the pre-season games before making these types of PPG predictions, but here goes:

14Black
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