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Topic: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread

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bayareabadger

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1736 on: March 08, 2020, 08:48:03 PM »
The ACC used to pretend the regular season champ wasn't a thing, even though most of the schools hung banners for them.  He's not sure which side of the fence Maryland is on.
This. I wasn't sure if I started talking about banners if I'd get the ACC talking to. Glad I won't.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1737 on: March 08, 2020, 09:01:41 PM »
Also means we pass OSU for 2nd most conference championships since joining the Big Ten, with 16.  Only Indiana, with 19, has more.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1738 on: March 08, 2020, 09:15:24 PM »
I get that. Regular season meant a good bit, but not as much as the tournament. Home court was always an expected advantage.

I'd rather win it outright. I don't necessarily believe it's fair when you share with a team you only played once on their floor, so yeah, it's disappointing from that standpoint.

That's the problem we have with Turgeon. He thinks the 300lb gorilla is off of his back, but it's not.

All that talent, you'd think you could win more.
I wonder if he does? Edit: hmmm, I guess he actually said it. Well in that case, I wonder if he actually believes it.

I mean, he sort of entered the Crean zone in Indiana. Tom clearly had higher highs, but probably less consistency.

I mean, let’s put it this way, would anything short of a final four satisfy the constituency that feels this distain for him? Would an elite eight do it? Winning 15 or 16 conference games and an outright title probably wouldn’t.

I remember hearing someone talk about Crean wondering if he thought he could coach his way back into the Fanbase‘s good graces. like it seems once you hit that certain zone, you would have to deliver one of the best stretches in program history to get out of it. Now I suppose the complicating factor is that he isn’t as inconsistent as Tom was, and I don’t have much read on if the administration it’s OK with consistently top end of the Big Ten-level but not ruling the roost teams.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1739 on: March 08, 2020, 09:22:19 PM »
He does have the second best winning percentage of any coach in Maryland history, only behind Lefty.  Has the best conference winning percentage of any coach Maryland has had.  

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1740 on: March 08, 2020, 09:37:25 PM »
Are we doing a Big Ten Fantasy game this year or is it too difficult to put together?

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1741 on: March 08, 2020, 10:29:07 PM »
Are we doing a Big Ten Fantasy game this year or is it too difficult to put together?
I haven't done that in a while.  I don't think I've done it since before Maryland and Rutgers joined.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1742 on: March 08, 2020, 10:45:18 PM »
I haven't done that in a while.  I don't think I've done it since before Maryland and Rutgers joined.
Makes sense.  Starts one day earlier, so too hard to get the draft in.  That and the elimination pool were my favorite contests on the site.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1743 on: March 09, 2020, 08:47:33 AM »
End of regular season KenPom

1. MSU (7)
2. OSU (8)
3. Maryland (11)
4. Michigan (16)
5. Wisconsin (22)
6. Iowa (23)
7. Purdue (24)
8. PSU (26)
9. Rutgers (27)
10. Minnesota (29)
11. Illinois (30)
12. Indiana (40)
13. Northwestern (128)
14. Nebraska (154)

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1744 on: March 09, 2020, 08:52:05 AM »
Also for Wiscy fans, T0Rank since December 21 (Potter's first game)

1. MSU (4)
2. Wisconsin (10)
3. PSU (13)
4. Michigan (16)
5. OSU (22)
6. Minny (23)
7. Rutgers (24)
8. Illinois (26)
9. Maryland (27)
10. Purdue (28)
11. Iowa (35)
12. Indiana (45)
13. Northwestern (122)
14. Nebraska (163)

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1745 on: March 09, 2020, 08:54:57 AM »
Bracket?
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1746 on: March 09, 2020, 09:02:20 AM »
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1747 on: March 09, 2020, 11:19:47 AM »
Chances for Purdue to make the Dance are dwindling, but not dead. 

With Indiana losing and taking the 11 seed, Purdue has a chance at two known top-half Q1 wins. Beating OSU and then MSU would get them to 18-15. Losing to Maryland and finishing 18-16 might still squeeze in. 

I think three wins in a row would be a lock. If it's over Maryland, obviously that's a huge win, but I don't think that's a very good matchup. Over PSU would be a very good win, and I think PSU was riding high when they played Purdue but I don't know if they can sustain whatever was fueling their 3pt shooting that day. Over Indiana might still be Q2 although they'd be coming off a three win streak, but I know Purdue, if it's confident of anything, it's that they can beat IU. 

If Purdue gets to Sunday, they're in regardless of outcome. I think the selection committee will create a single bracket that has Purdue somewhere around the 10/11 at that point and they'll get that seed win or lose, and the same for whoever they face--their seed won't depend on beating or losing to Purdue. 


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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1748 on: March 09, 2020, 12:17:24 PM »
If Purdue gets to Sunday, they're in regardless of outcome. I think the selection committee will create a single bracket that has Purdue somewhere around the 10/11 at that point and they'll get that seed win or lose, and the same for whoever they face--their seed won't depend on beating or losing to Purdue.
That's actually a pretty good point.  Big Ten might for once benefit from that late game.  Committee might just say, eh, they are in with a win, and defensible even with a loss, so let's just make one bracket, then we don't need a contingency.

That said, Purdue won't beat Ohio State, because no matter what, MSU and OSU seemingly have to play each other in the BTT every single year.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #1749 on: March 09, 2020, 01:50:29 PM »
That said, Purdue won't beat Ohio State, because no matter what, MSU and OSU seemingly have to play each other in the BTT every single year.
As an MSU fan, who would you rather face? 

I think OSU's a more consistent team, but I think Purdue is more dangerous when they actually bring their 'A' game...

 

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