Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Get Gamm Big Ten BBall...
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. In case I don't get in a blog before hand, here are the games to pick as Big Ten basketball starts off. I hope to get to some thoughts before that, but just in case, here are the games and my picks...

1/2 - Wisconsin at Michigan - The Badgers are flying high after the great win at Texas. Michigan is struggling, big time. Wisconsin 71 - Michigan 60.

1/2 - Indiana at Iowa - A nice road test for Indiana to open, but the Hoosiers are the other team to beat (MSU is the first) this Big Ten season. Indiana 76 - Iowa 59.

1/2 - Penn State at Northwestern - These are important games for these bottom feeders. Penn State is playing well right now and makes it three for three to open on the road - a rarity indeed. PSU 64 - NU 62.

1/3 - Ohio State at Illinois - The early road domination ends. Illinois 68 - OSU 63.

1/5 - Iowa at Wisconsin - Back to back openers against two of the top teams. Ouch. Wisconsin 80 - Iowa 61.

1/5 - Michigan at Purdue - Purdue is young and unpredictable, but a lot better than Michigan. Purdue 78 - Michigan 65.

1/5 - Minnesota at Michigan State - Minnesota is playing well but is untested. State has been tested plenty. Michigan State 81 - Minnesota 64.

1/6 - Northwestern at Ohio State - Ohio State bounces back in the home opener. OSU 72 - NU 58.

1/6 - Penn State at Illinois - Illinois gets off to a strong start. Penn State has the horses to compete but this one slips away. Illinois 67 - Penn State 61.

Happy New Year!

6 comments:

mayo170 said...

Happy New Year to everyone!

1/2 - Wisconsin 76 at Michigan 59
1/2 - Indiana 69 at Iowa 63
1/2 - Penn State 53 at Northwestern 51
1/3 - Ohio State 61 at Illinois 68
1/5 - Iowa 58 at Wisconsin 61
1/5 - Michigan 49 at Purdue 58
1/5 - Minnesota 61 at Michigan State 65
1/6 - Northwestern 53 at Ohio State 71
1/6 - Penn State 59 at Illinois 66

Buckeye Nation said...

1/2 - Wisconsin 72 at Michigan 69
1/2 - Indiana 67 at Iowa 61
1/2 - Penn State 70 at Northwestern 71
1/3 - Ohio State 74 at Illinois 70
1/5 - Iowa 63 at Wisconsin 73
1/5 - Michigan 61 at Purdue 72
1/5 - Minnesota 58 at Michigan State 71
1/6 - Northwestern 56 at Ohio State 72
1/6 - Penn State 65 at Illinois 67

Dan Meyer said...

Happy New Year to all!
1/2: WISCONSIN 72 at Michigan 65--Win over Texas was a statement game

1/2: INDIANA 77 at Iowa 72--Iowa will struggle to be an NIT-caliber team, but probably will keep this close.

1/2: PENN STATE 68 at Northwestern 64--This and PSU/IL are toughest picks of the week. Will the Lions play like 06 or like 07?

1/3: Ohio State 65 at ILLINOIS 70--Toughest pick not involving PSU. Strength of Weber's D overcomes weakness of Weber's O.

1/5: Iowa 62 at WISCONSIN 76--Blow out of the week.

1/5: Michigan 58 at PURDUE 65--Youthful Boiler mistakes keep this uncomfortably close.

1/5: Minnesota 68 at MICHIGAN STATE 77--Nice preconference, Tubby--but welcome to the big leagues.

1/6: Northwestern 60 at OHIO STATE 68--An indicator of whether the Wildcats can compete this season.

1/6: Penn State 64 at ILLINOIS 68--Must win for Illini NCAA hopes.

AndrewJ1313 said...

1/2 - Wisconsin 68 at Michigan 60
1/2 - Indiana 70 at Iowa 65
1/2 - at Northwestern 65, Penn State 63
1/3 - Ohio State 77 at Illinois 70
1/5 - at Wisconsin 72, Iowa 60
1/5 - at Purdue 74, Michigan 68
1/5 - at Michigan State 75, Minnesota 63
1/6 - at Ohio State 70, Northwestern 63
1/6 - Penn State 68 at Illinois 65

Phats said...

WISCONSIN 66 michigan 55
INDIANA 67 iowa 43
PENN STATE 65 northwestern 63

OHIO STATE 70 illinois 67

WISCONSIN 64 iowa 52
PURDUE 77 michigan 57
MICHIGAN STATE 80 minnesota 69
OHIO STATE 65 northwestern 45
ILLINOIS 69 penn state 55

PUFan said...

damn, nothing like being 3 games behind ... ouch!

Wisconsin - Michigan (L)
Indiana - Iowa (L)
Penn State - N'Western (L)

Thursday
Ohio State 70, Illinois 65

Saturday
Iowa 59, Wisconsin 70
Michigan 60, Purdue 72
Minnesota 51, Michigan State 68

Sunday
Northwestern 45, Ohio State 62
Penn State 62, Illinois 64