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Dan Feb 13, 2013 09:40 AM

2/13 Games
 
The February 13th college basketball games thread.


Tonight's non-Illini Big Ten game-

Nebraska at Indiana, 6:00pm CT, BTN


B1G standings-
_____________________Conf______+/-____Overall
1.__Michigan State___10-2______4______21-4
2.__Indiana___________9-2______4______21-3
3.__Wisconsin_________8-3______2______17-7
4.__Michigan__________8-4______3______21-4
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.

Foo G Feb 13, 2013 11:11 AM

Wisconsin is in really good position.

AEX Feb 13, 2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foo G (Post 695396)
Wisconsin is in really good position.

No doubt. Remaining games @Minn, vs. OSU, @NW, vs. Neb., vs. PU, @MSU, @PSU. Two toss ups followed by 4 (out of 5) games they should win. The only one that looks like a certain loss is @MSU.

They've certainly had a favorable schedule, playing Indiana and Michigan only once. And, of course, they've made the most of these so far, beating IU at IU and Mich. at home.

They also play Purdue and NW only once, with Purdue being a home game and NW being on the road, which works out in their favor, Purdue being the tougher match-up.

I don't know why I'm trying to make excuses for their success (yes I do, I hate them); but they've certainly made the most of their schedule.

WinOrElse Feb 13, 2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AEX (Post 695442)
No doubt. Remaining games @Minn, vs. OSU, @NW, vs. Neb., vs. PU, @MSU, @PSU. Two toss ups followed by 4 (out of 5) games they should win. The only one that looks like a certain loss is @MSU.

They've certainly had a favorable schedule, playing Indiana and Michigan only once. And, of course, they've made the most of these so far, beating IU at IU and Mich. at home.

They also play Purdue and NW only once, with Purdue being a home game and NW being on the road, which works out in their favor, Purdue being the tougher match-up.

I don't know why I'm trying to make excuses for their success (yes I do, I hate them); but they've certainly made the most of their schedule.

They've done a heckuva job up to this point. Ryan would get my vote for Big Ten Coach of the Year as of right now.

trevdv Feb 13, 2013 04:06 PM

#4 Michigan during their "gauntlet" stretch won just as many games Illinois did during theirs. And the Illini actually have a leg up on the Wolverines, because they beat Indiana during that stretch and scUM didn't.

Foo G Feb 13, 2013 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinOrElse (Post 695505)
They've done a heckuva job up to this point. Ryan would get my vote for Big Ten Coach of the Year as of right now.

I'd have to vote for Izzo.
MSU has much less depth to work with, and therefore less margin for error when it comes to fouls, injuries, etc.
Either way, those teams have both maxed out the potential of their players.

JimmyChitwood Feb 13, 2013 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foo G (Post 695566)
I'd have to vote for Izzo.
MSU has much less depth to work with, and therefore less margin for error when it comes to fouls, injuries, etc.
Either way, those teams have both maxed out the potential of their players.

No way..Izzo has a lot more talent on his team...Wisconsin has Carrot Top and one good freshman that isnt as good as MSU's one good freshman..

zpfled Feb 13, 2013 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trevdv (Post 695556)
#4 Michigan during their "gauntlet" stretch won just as many games Illinois did during theirs. And the Illini actually have a leg up on the Wolverines, because they beat Indiana during that stretch and scUM didn't.

Well, the Wolverines also have a leg up on us, in that they beat us at our home.

OrangeAndBlue217 Feb 13, 2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinOrElse (Post 695505)
They've done a heckuva job up to this point. Ryan would get my vote for Big Ten Coach of the Year as of right now.

If we finish strong, maybe win a couple game sin the B1G tourney and get a decent seed. For being a first year coach with the history this group of players has had, how does Groce not get it?

PointGuardU01 Feb 13, 2013 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinOrElse (Post 695505)
They've done a heckuva job up to this point. Ryan would get my vote for Big Ten Coach of the Year as of right now.

Almost any year...it's amazing how good he is in conference (and annoying). I thought this may be the year they finally didn't have enough to make it work...and they may end up winning the toughest Big Ten since 1989.

Frankie Williams Feb 13, 2013 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinOrElse (Post 695505)
They've done a heckuva job up to this point. Ryan would get my vote for Big Ten Coach of the Year as of right now.

Agreed. He doesn't have the talent coming in like other top programs, but is still top 4 in the big ten every year. He gets the most out of his players and thats what a great coach does.

illinoisfan11 Feb 13, 2013 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinOrElse (Post 695505)
They've done a heckuva job up to this point. Ryan would get my vote for Big Ten Coach of the Year as of right now.

Agreed. I think that, year in and year out, Bo Ryan is one of the best coaches in America. That being said, I can't stand him or his weasel face. But the man can coach.

WinOrElse Feb 13, 2013 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OrangeAndBlue217 (Post 695606)
If we finish strong, maybe win a couple game sin the B1G tourney and get a decent seed. For being a first year coach with the history this group of players has had, how does Groce not get it?

We'd pretty much have to win our last 7 games for Groce to have a shot. That would be fantastic, but I'm pretty sure the awards are announced after the regular season and before the BTT, so what happens after the regular season would have no bearing. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, my vote for Ryan would be as of right now. Lots of basketball to be played yet.

sapan1030 Feb 13, 2013 07:33 PM

Indiana's been playing real angry since they lost to us. And Hulls got a haircut!

IlliniRunIn07 Feb 13, 2013 07:50 PM

Just watching this blowout in Bloomington. Someone should really tell the cheerleaders to shut the hell up the last few minutes of a game this lopsided. Nails on a chalkboard.

Foo G Feb 14, 2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimmyChitwood (Post 695570)
No way..Izzo has a lot more talent on his team...Wisconsin has Carrot Top and one good freshman that isnt as good as MSU's one good freshman..

Izzo has talent, but not depth.
Wisconsin is able to bring guys like Kaminsky, Dekkar, and Marshall off the bench.
Michigan St has Valentine right now and not much else with Trice being out.


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