Big Ten Basketball 2019-20 Discussion

Just referring to media and the narrative. To me it seems like everyone talks about Garza and Smith doesn’t get as much talk. From a national perspective

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I vote for Garza if only for the fact that we shop at the same grocery store when he is home for the summer. 7 footers are hard to miss.


Eyebrows are also hard to miss


I think it will be Winston or possibly, if PSU somehow wins the league over MSU, Stevens. Smith doesn’t have any gaudy stats, so if MD wins it, I would guess they’ll give it to Winston (or possibly even Cowan, deserved or no).

No one’s really talking about Oturu (probably because MN isn’t getting anywhere near a conference title and may miss the tourney), but he’s leading the league in rebounding and blocked shots and second in scoring.

I was looking at Winston’s stats thinking he was somewhat underwhelming this year in comparison to last (assist and shooting numbers are down) but I found this interesting.

Cassius Winston this year:
18.3 PPG, 5.7 APG, 42% FG, 39% 3P

Trey Burke national player of the year season:
18.6 PPG, 6.7 APG, 46% FG, 38% 3P


I’m not sure why Winston wouldn’t win it if MSU wins the league.

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Your eyes don’t deceive you:

It’s pretty much all his teammates faults, but he has definitely had a significantly worse season than Burke


That’s a good reason for not wanting Cassius to win. Mine is far more petty…I just don’t want to see a Spartan win!


I would say his reason is just as petty if not more lol

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Would be interesting to see Away and Neutral separated, as I’m guessing we’re not particularly close to the best Away team in the conf. But as a wise man once said, having those Bahamas efficiency ratings in the Neutral cohort is going to make that look pretty good.

The only neutral game in there is Rutgers.

Unadjusted win over NW doing a lot of work.

OH, conf only…of course.

Very interesting!

This confirms what we’ve always suspected, but now know: Iowa away is pure, unadulterated chaotic evil.


So if I am understanding this correctly, Iowa is far worse at defense away. While some might say that’s because opponents shoot better at home, as a Michigan fan I am inclined to say it’s more likely because they get that 30-5 type FT discrepancy at home. Skewed, and a small sample size, but we have chronicled [within forums here] team defense is based on the Center and Garza sucks unanimously.

Purdue had cut the lead from 15 down to 9 against Buckeyes, then they promptly gave up an open three, followed by an offensive foul away from the ball. Just doesn’t look like their day.

Edit: followed by another open 3.

Purdue is basically a Northwestern-level team away from Mackey.

Dachon Burke for Nebraska just got whistled for one of the most obvious push-offs you’ll ever see. Pretty hilarious how blatant it was.

They just had a huge win last week at Indiana. Gave us all we could handle as well.

Might be time for me to stop making fun of Mark Turgeon