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After the losses by IU and scUM, who wins the BIG? Love to see MSU do it, but they may still have the toughest schedule left of all the contenders.
We still need IU to lose once more. They have home games with Iowa and OSU, and a road trip to Ann Arbor. They probably win out, I can't see Michigan beating them.
I still think Indiana wins out, and wins the B1G outright. I think we win out as well and fall a game short. Hopefully we get round 3 with Indiana in the B1G tournament.
I think MSU wins out, with IU losing their final game of the season v. scUM at home in Burke's/Hardaway's last regular season collegiate game. Tie for the title.
IU doesn't have an easy schedule left, so I'm hoping they'll drop one. We should win out, but we know this team can be a bit spastic so I'm not banking on it.
Hopefully a tie between us and IU for the title.
Our two loses to IU don't factor in if it's only a 2-way tie?
only for seeding.
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I can't believe that Wisconsin is in the mix. Glad we played them at home when we did. The game at the Bres will be a battle.
Love the timing of the Scum game, especially with Trice back
Yeah I'm pretty sure that IU still takes it. Oh well. On the to the BTT and NCAA... I just hope the guys figure out whatever mental issues are going on right now and get on the right track.
I feel dirty for mentioning this, but lets just say Indiana loses one more. Lets also say we beat UM Sunday. Doesn't that mean that the MSU / Wisconsin game would probably determine the Big Ten Champion? If we win, us and IU would have 4 losses, IU wins on Head to Head, right? If Wisky wins, they would be tied with IU but win head to head. Is that how it works? Would we still be Co Reg season champs but be the 2 seed in the BTT?
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Everyone who finishes with the best record in the conference gets at least a partial Big Ten title.
Our two losses would mean we're the 2 seed and IU the 1 for the BTT.
wisco had an easiest schedule out of all the big10 contenders. PSU twice and IU and UM only once.
I'm pretty certain that IU will win it, but that's by no means an easy schedule. I like that Iowa team and they could pull off that upset if they catch a couple breaks and the threes are falling. I feel like Fran is due for that "program win" this season.
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Osu is gonna help us out.
Iowa is gonna get crushed @IU. iowa has 2 road wins on the year: @PSU and @NW. That's it.
They aren't beating IU and it won't be close. 13+ blowout.
MSU wins out to end with 4 losses.
UM loses to MSU and IU for sure...possibly lose @ Purdue as well. This is a classic B____ Bubble team that Burke elevated for a while, but he's gassed, as are the rest of the starters.
Wiscy loses to MSU, but wins the other 2 games to end with 5 losses.
IU probably wins out to finish with 3 losses.
We'd need some help from Iowa or OSU to beat IU. No way in hell UM beats them.
IU will win, the only question is who/how many share, MSU being the most likely candidate. I think IU wins outright one way or the other, but they do have two tough ones with OSU and @UM left. If we can win out we definitely have a legit shot (as does Wisconsin).
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Maybe that will be the night scUM lives by the three.
can you really see scUM trying if they know beating IU would get MSU a share of the title....
I can almost see them tanking to get another shot at PSU in the all important 5 vs 12 game at the BTT
I would rather come in second than have um bump us up by beating ind. Hope they lose every game they ever play.
The craziest thing about their schedule is that they got UM and IU only once, and they beat them both.
Yeah, I usually root for 2nd place as well.
Eh, they still think winning out and making the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament will get them a 1 seed. They need that game against Indiana to have a chance at a 1 seed after what will be considered a "bad" loss by the selection committee. (in my opinion). They would never lose on purpose in a game that could give them a bump in the tournament committee's eyes.
Oh..and just a side note...the Friday games at the Big Ten are going to be fantastic. Short of Nebraska, Penn State, or Northwestern pulling off an upset on Thursday, you could see Michigan vs Ohio State, Wisconsin vs Illinois, MSU vs Minnesota, and Indiana vs Iowa. The first 3 I listed involve match-ups that are strong enough to have been conference semi-final match-ups some years and we'll see them in the quarterfinals. Obviously, the last week and a half and the tournament seeding could change some of those, but in general it should be a fantastic tournament.
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Yeah, I completely agree their schedule was easy. What it really comes down to is the way Wisconsin plays, unless they shoot lights out, every game will be close. They limit possessions and play pretty strong defense. When they shoot the ball well, they have the ability to blow out bad teams (Beat Nebraska by 30 the other day). Other than that, they play close games. They played 9 games in the Big Ten season decided by 6 points or less, including 3 overtime games. I give them a lot of credit for beating Indiana in Bloomington by slowing the game down. They are the only team to hold IU under 60 points this year and only the 2nd team to keep them under 70 (Indiana beat Georgia by only scoring 66 earlier this year)
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