Big Ten Discussion


#5975

As I’ve told several folks over the last few days, the best thing that happened to Xavier Tillman was Nick Ward breaking his hand. I don’t mean to be nasty in saying this but, really, Ward getting hurt has given Tillman the chance to really show what an immense talent he is.


#5976

#5977

#5978

Honestly still terrified of Iowa, probably irrationally.


#5979

I think it’s justified. We aren’t built to take advantage of their post weakness


#5980

Does anyone know if Michigan fell out of the top 10 at any point this season?


#5981

Is that how teams beat Iowa? Man, I watch them and see no weaknesses. Every starter can score, they’re good inside and outside, they’re deep, they’re great on the boards and, though I know the stats say otherwise, don’t look bad defensively. I’m utterly petrified.


#5982

Well, they didn’t start there. But once they entered, they haven’t fallen out (in the AP…they are currently 11 in the Coaches).


#5983

Iowa had lost 5/6 before Illinois.

3 by double digits.


#5984

Yeah I’m definitely not gonna go that far. They have tons of weaknesses, I just don’t think Michigan is a team to take advantage of them.


#5985

Michigan just can’t score and Iowa can absolutely score it. Plus Iowa is better suited to the 9:30 pm game time due to their acceptance of the central time zone. It’s curtains for certain.


#5986

Wait–are we talking about the same 10-10 Iowa team, that had 3 arguably lucky wins, and finished with 4 straight losses? We may lose to Iowa if we don’t show up, but it will likely be more about what we didn’t do than what they did do.


#5987

Michigan favored by 8 for all of you Iowa believers.


#5988

Like Dylan said on his podcast, a lot depends on the officiating. If we aren’t allowed to contest vertically and the refs call a tight game and we get in foul trouble, it means the bench is going to have to play a lot more minutes. Granted, DDJ and Castleton are better than when we last played Iowa, but the Hawkeyes have pretty good depth and a lot of upperclassmen. Could see a duplicate of the previous game.


#5989

Worrying is obviously some people’s idea of fun, but we are pretty strongly favored and should win this game. Looking forward to it!


#5990

Take Iowa and the points.


#5991

My feelings say take Iowa and the points. My methods say take Michigan.


#5992

Wesson picks up foul #2 7 minutes into the game. MSU’s D feeling Nick Ward’s presence already


#5993

4-0 team fouls, now 5-1 in favor of MSU. Effectively put OSU’s best 2 players out for the half on some weak calls. Unbelievable how this happens consistently with Izzo…


#5994

Izzo going hard on the refs but he hardly even gets a tech.