Big Ten Discussion


#1521

Yup, if Izzo plays Winston, Langford, Bridges, and Jackson as much as he should and they can generate and hit 3s – and there are certainly reasons to like their chances – that will go a long way for them.


#1522

They just have to hope none of their wings ever get in foul trouble lol, the bench there is brutal.


#1523

Agreed. Their front court depth is incredible. Backcourt is a little rought. TumTum/Cassius and Langford/McQuaid is really all they have.


#1524

kenpom would’ve been exactly correct on our score if it wasn’t for that last three they hit (-:


#1525

Some really nice Big Ten games this week: MSU/Duke, Minnesota at Providence, Purdue at Marquette, Butler at Maryland, Creighton at Northwestern and Indiana at Seton Hall.


#1526

Speaking of Indiana, seeing that team get pounded by Indiana State warmed my cold, hateful heart.

I think of it as exhausting my leftover hate for Tom Crean.


#1527

Another big one… Xavier and Wisconsin. Should be a fun week.


#1528

Big win for Minnesota tonight at Providence, came back from a half time deficit. Jordan Murphy playing out of this world right now for the Gophers.


#1529

I thought I was higher on Purdue than most, but they are a 5 point road favorite against a pretty good Marquette team tonight. I guess Vegas is also a fan.


#1530

I think the computers are pretty high on Purdue too. It would be nice to the the Big Ten get some road victories early to boost the conference RPI.


#1531

Northwestern’s defense is getting lit up in the first half by Creighton right now.


#1532

Is NW overrated?
I thought they were good last year, but a little overrated.


#1533

Creighton looked good to me. It was a good game.


#1534

I wonder if the fact that NW is playing off campus will effect any home court advantage they may have had and student attendance.


#1535

No depth. Their starting five is high quality but they have gotten almost nothing from the backups so far


#1536

Creighton is legit. Very good, well coached team. Teams were closely matched.


#1537

Wisconsin is solid like always. Happy is really good, just not sure if there is enough scoring to be a top 4 Big Ten team. Just lost to a tough Xavier team at home.


#1538

#1539

Talk about a tough start to the season for Northwestern


#1540

Ouch. So much for preseason polls.