Big Ten Fans Get ITT

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Who wins the Big Ten?

  1. Indiana

    15.7%
  2. Maryland

    12.0%
  3. Michigan

    7.3%
  4. Michigan State

    28.3%
  5. Other

    36.6%
  1. Ipartiedwithhopgood

    Ipartiedwithhopgood Well-Known Member
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    Agreed. Two teams written off by a lot of people both playing really good basketball the last month or so.

    Leaning to IU on this one due to home court but I got no real feel for the outcome.
     
  2. IUfanBorden

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    Think OSU handles us. Not feeling good at all about this one.
     
  3. CardinalBoiler

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    Look at that, two or three posts in a row discussing B1G basketball. I like it.

    I think the IU-OSU game should be a good litmus test for both teams. The Hoosiers have gotten healthy with a relatively weak schedule since Duke. But the defense has improved, and that's a huge boost for that group.

    I think the Buckeyes are a year away from being a real threat for the conference title, and they are going to pick off a few top-tier teams this year and have an impact on the title race this season.
     
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  4. Ipartiedwithhopgood

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    I agree 100%. While picking off a few top teams, they'll probably also produce a bizarre poop in the pants type of performance when we least expect it.
     
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    Definitely agree with this. Fun to bring this thread back to discussing b10 basketball IMO
     
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    The buckeyes are going to win a couple surprise games and lose a couple they shouldn't largely due to poor ball handling and free throw shooting. Defensively they have size 1 through 5 unless harris is on the floor and have a top 20 adjusted defense.

    Going to be interesting to see what wins out between Indiana's offense and ohio states defense. I will go with the home team but have to say the bucks have definitely turned the corner from where they were after the uconn loss.
     
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    I agree that OSU could be a player in the conference race. If not directly for themselves they could certainly knock off contenders along the way. I'm very much in favor of a balanced schedule...... but since we don't have one I'm glad we only play OSU at home this year!

    IU has taken care of business so far and beat the teams they should beat. Interested to see how they look against a step up in competition. If IU wins today they are going to also be a player in this conference race. Really looking forward to the next 2 months.
     
  8. Orlando Buckeye

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    I agree with practically everything that's been said about Osu today and it's exactly what I felt before the season. Osu is capable of beating Maryland and losing to Rutgers.Playing Virginia, Memphis, UConn and UK probably cost them a few wins but also made them grow up quicker and has helped them so far in conference.


    Today's game will be tough for Osu as it will be only their second true road game in a hostile environment ( Don't consider Northwestern) and they really crapped down their leg the first time. If IU lights it up early Osu will be in big trouble IMO.
     
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    I'm watching the snoozer nfl game but just checked the score of the hoops game on my phone. Wow! iu absolutely destroying OSU. I guess one of them is passing the litmus test
     
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    ^^^
    Nah, this was just one of the unexpected poop performances that were inevitable.
     
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    Another good call....
     
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    Indiana now 71 in Ajd D.
     
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    A lot of message board posters speak on their own team thru emotion.

    The reality was, this game was going to be challenging for a young tOSU team to get on the road. Assembly Hall is a tough place to play.

    The FR kids on the front line for IU bring physicality to the table. Now the starting SG is out for the year, the team dropped a few games they probably think they shouldn't have pre Big, but theres' some heart in that IU locker room they aren't going to quit.
     
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    Please. No. Stop.
     
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    Strong start for Illinois in the 2nd half
     
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    John Crispin needs to go play in traffic. That is all.
     
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    He is awful
     
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    What a dunk by Nunn!
     
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    Purdue is playing like shit AND the officiating has been horrible. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
     
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    Officiating has been atrocious, but I wouldn't say it's been in one team's favor...
     
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    No, it's been pretty bad both ways. Great showing by Nunn and Hill. Congrats to you guys on a big win.
     
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    Didn't we discuss this in a thread the other day? They were in the high 90s and we both agreed they would likely get even better.
     
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    These things happen. Long season. There are about five games a year where really good teams play like crap.
     
  25. MileHighSpartan

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    Good job Illini!

    Now take down Maryland as well
     
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    Congrats Illinois fans.
     
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    LMFAO at you so called experts. You freaking people wouldn't know a basketball if it hit you in the face.
     
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    lol that goes for about every person not from Iowa.
     
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    Tom Crean RollLaugh
     
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    Why are you flaming Celtic?
     
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    It is rather odd considering no ones pumping Tom Crean.
     
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    Tommy Tough Tits amirite. Tom Crean is not good, but Fran over 20 years has never been to a sweet 16.
     
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    So Hawkit has said he's had a premium account this guy above has been a member since 2011, has been posting here and the main board rather consistent lately. Yet only has 578 posts.....
     
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    Which obviously means Iowa > your team.....because deal with it.
     
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    Yep you got it. Love me some Iowa fans. I had a blast at the B1G championship.
     
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    And Hawkit used to love using that rolling emoji.
     
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    Isn't it sort of funny how the "battles" have evolved on this board over the years, involving B1G teams? Purdue vs. OSU game a perfect example of how a topic can move into one of these battles (in that thread, it turned into Purdue vs. IU again).

    I remember when MSU and UM posters were at each others throats. Then it was IU vs. UM (Snu vs Hail). UM vs. Purdue (Hail vs. Matt) Now it's IU vs. Purdue (Snu vs. Pete). Sprinkle in a few other battles. Just interesting, to me.
     
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    ^^^^Who is this guy, Dick Tracy? ^^^
     
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    So here's a nice controversial (maybe) topic... what are everyone's power rankings in the Big Ten right now?

    For me it's:

    Iowa
    Maryland
    Purdue
    IU

    MSU
    Michigan

    NW
    Neb

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