Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Get Gamm
Sorry for the late nature of the post. Work has been a zoo! Dan Meyer was the only one to beat me last week - a nifty 10-0 to get back in the race. Buckeye slipped a little, pushing me back to the top.

A huge week on tap for the contest as well as the league standings, starting with the big one tonight in West Lafayette.

Michigan State @ Purdue

Gamm says ... Head to head between my Spartans and Dan's Boilers. Hummel and Morgan will both play so no excuses allowed. State has been a fine-tuned machine on the road this season. Purdue has been strong at home and owns a 26-10 advantage in the series at Mackey. MSU spotted the Boilers a big lead last year and nearly came back. With a week of rest, I think State will be geared up and ready to roll. I expect this to be a barn-burner, but MSU takes an enormous next step in the Big Ten race. MSU 68 - Purdue 67.

Dan says ... Michigan State 65 at PURDUE 68--Probably a biased pick but Boilers NEED the win and Hummel has had one game to get the rust off.

Penn State @ Illinois

Gamm says ... Penn State is likely in the Big Dance at this point, but has a chance to make a big statement here. Illinois wants to stay in the Big Ten race. Illini win at home.

Dan says ... Penn State 65 at ILLINOIS 72--Illini hold serve at home and move within a game of the Spartans.

Ohio State @ Northwestern

Gamm says ... Oh the humanity. NU has lost three games by a total of 5 points at home (Purdue, Illinois and Michigan). The Big Dance is really slipping away, and the NIT might if the 'cats don't hold serve. Northwestern squeaks this one out.
Dan says ... Ohio State 62 at NORTHWESTERN 63--I think eventually that the Wildcats break through and this is the time.

Minnesota @ Michigan

Gamm says ... You can't call this an elimination game on both sides, but it certainly looks that way for Michigan. Minnesota is up and down right now, this means more to Michigan. Wolverines win.
Dan says ... ?

Wisconsin @ Indiana

Gamm says ... No Brian Butch bank shot needed. Wisconsin rolls.
Dan says ... WISCONSIN 74 at Indiana 68--Suddenly hot Badgers win fifth straight.

Indiana @ Purdue

Gamm says ... Rivalry time! IU has the short turn around and Purdue will be hungry after a tough loss to MSU. Purdue rolls.
Dan says ... Indiana 58 at PURDUE 66--Hoosiers are playing better, but not enough better to win at Mackey in rivalry game.

Illinois @ Ohio State

Gamm says ... Bucks have been tough at home and knock the Illini back a peg...
Dan says ... Illinois 72 at OHIO STATE 74--Basically a home-court pick in the first of two excellent games.

Wisconsin @ Michigan State

Gamm says ... MSU's basketball nemesis comes calling for our only battle on the year. Wisconsin has stripped State of Big Ten title dreams in the past (an OT loss with the banner hanging rolled in the rafters comes to mind) but this one brings some revenge. State 68 - Wisconsin 57.
Dan says ... Wisconsin 68 at MICHIGAN STATE 70--Spartans stretched to limit, but keep top spot in Big Ten and end Badgers' winning streak.

Michigan @ Iowa

Gamm says ... Iowa has been pesky at home, but Michigan gets another huge win.
Dan says ... MICHIGAN 63 at Iowa 62--Wolverines get a valuable road split.

Northwestern @ Minnesota

Gamm says ... Minnesota gets back to winning...
Dan says ... Northwestern 65 at MINNESOTA 70--Tubby and company burnish their Big Dance credentials.


Phats said...

PURDUE over michigan state(Boilers due for a big win!)

ILLINOIS over penn state
NORTHWESTERN over ohio state

MINNESOTA over michigan
WISCONSIN over indiana

PURDUE over indiana

OHIO STATE over illinois
MICHIGAN STATE over wisconsin
MICHIGAN over iowa
MINNESOTA over northwestern

Buckeye Nation said...

Winners in BOLD CAPS

Michigan State @ PURDUE

Penn State @ ILLINOIS
OHIO STATE @ Northwestern

Minnesota @ MICHIGAN

Indiana @ PURDUE

Illinois @ OHIO STATE
Michigan @ IOWA
Northwestern @ MINNESOTA

mayo170 said...

MSU @ Purdue
PSU @ Illinois
OSU @ Northwestern
Minnesota @ Michigan
Wisconsin @ Indiana
Indiana @ Purdue
Illinois @ Ohio State
Wisconsin @ MSU
Michigan @ Iowa
Northwestern @ Minnesota

Dan Meyer said...

On the other post, I picked Minnesota over Michigan 69-66 as I think that the Gophers' better defense will prevail.

Phats said...

Saw that Penn State/Ill score thought it was a halftime score