Monday, March 02, 2009

Big Ten top is clear, the middle? Not so much...
One more win and that long, painful wait for another Big Ten title is totally over. For those who had their head in the sand last week... Michigan popped Purdue in the mouth and then Michigan State got a rare win on Senior Day in Champaign (first ILL loss at home on said day since 1999) to clinch a tie for the title.

Get Gamm is starting to clear up too. With just this one last week to go, I've got a two game lead on the pack. No one beat me last week so it's just me vs. the field. Can Buckeye Nation pick up the games to beat me and re-claim his title?

Here are the games this week:

Tuesday:
Michigan State at Indiana
Ohio State at Iowa

Wednesday:
Northwestern at Purdue
Wisconsin at Minnesota

Thursday:
Illinois at Penn State

Saturday:
Michigan at Minnesota
Penn State at Iowa

Sunday:
Purdue at Michigan State (tiebreaker)
Northwestern at Ohio State
Indiana at Wisconsin

And I'll leave you with this... if Travis Walton isn't B10 Defensive Player of the Year, something is seriously wrong. What about B10 PoTY? That one is a wide open race. My vote? Stay tuned!

7 comments:

mayo170 said...

Tuesday:
Michigan State at Indiana
Ohio State at Iowa

Wednesday:
Northwestern at Purdue
Wisconsin at Minnesota

Thursday:
Illinois at Penn State

Saturday:
Michigan at Minnesota
Penn State at Iowa

Sunday:
Purdue 61 at Michigan State 67(tiebreaker)
Northwestern at Ohio State
Indiana at Wisconsin

BruceS said...

akershall1MSU @ iu
tOSU @ iowa
nw @ PURDUE
wisc @ MINN
ILLINI @ psu
um @ MINN
PSU @ iowa
purdue 61 @ MSU 65
nw @ tOSU
iu @ WISC
GO GREEN

Phats said...

MICHIGAN STATE over indiana
OHIO STATE over iowa

PURDUE over northwestern
MINNESOTA over wisconsin

PENN STATE over illinois

MINNESOTA over michigan
PENN STATE over iowa

PURDUE 63 michigan state 58
OHIO STATE over northwestern
WISCONSIN over indiana

DPOY- Chris Kramer!!!

Phats said...

Mayo you think NW will beat Purdue AT purdue on Senior Night?? I hope you're wrong, we're playing pretty well right now since most of our guys are healthy finally

Dan Meyer said...

I'd put Walton on the All-Defensive Team; but I'd put Chester Frazier (IL) as DPOY--AND Damien Johnson (MN) and Chris Kramer (PU) are also worthy of DPOY consideration.

On to the picks:
MICHIGAN STATE 69 at Indiana 63--Spartans win, THEEEE Spartans win (sigh).

OHIO STATE 68 at Iowa 64--No stopping Matta from the Big Dance this year.

Northwestern 62 at PURDUE 72--Tempted to ask Mayo if he wants to bet on this one--Boilers have been TOUGH in Mackey since the Illini slip-up.

Wisconsin 64 at MINNESOTA 66--Home court plus Gophers probably have more at stake.

ILLINOIS 68 at Penn State 65--Illini want chance at #2 seed.

MICHIGAN 69 at Minnesota 69--In effect, NCAA play-in game. Wolverines have looked focused since the Iowa fiasco.

PENN STATE 64 at Iowa 62--Win here SHOULD get Nittanies into Big Dance, though a first-round win in the Big Ten tourney sure won't hurt.

PURDUE 69 at Michigan State 66--Biased pick without a doubt--but Boilers have #2 seed to play for.

Northwestern 58 at OHIO STATE 65--Wildcats deserve to play in NIT.

Indiana 55 at WISCONSIN 72--First blow-out of the Hoosiers in awhile.

Buckeye Nation said...

Winners in BOLD CAPS

Tuesday:
Michigan State at Indiana
Ohio State at Iowa

Wednesday:
Northwestern at Purdue
Wisconsin at Minnesota

Thursday:
Illinois at Penn State

Saturday:
Michigan at Minnesota
Penn State at Iowa

Sunday:
Purdue 68 at Michigan State 79(tiebreaker)
Northwestern at Ohio State
Indiana at Wisconsin

mayo170 said...

Hey Phats, not that I think NU is really going to win, but that's my upset pick to keep me out of the basement in GG.