Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Get Gamm - last round
We'll take our shots at the postseason too, but this is the last week in the content.

Tuesday:
Michigan State at Indiana - MSU is playing this game tournament style - with less than 48 hours to prepare and still on the road after the big win at Illinois. IU will be geared up but Michigan State clinches with a 10 point win.

Ohio State at Iowa - An absolute must-win for the Buckeyes who remain a team that comes on and off the bubble. The Hawkeyes scrap and claw but OSU pulls it out in the end.

Wednesday:
Northwestern at Purdue - Northwestern wants to win for the blown opportunity against the Boilers at home earlier this season. No go. Purdue is playing for NCAA position now.

Wisconsin at Minnesota - Another payback opportunity. Wisconsin blew it big time against the Gophers earlier this season. But Minny is playing for its NCAA life. When in doubt, go with the home team.

Thursday:
Illinois at Penn State - Paybacks can be hell. We all know watching the first game between these teams was just that! Illinois gets it back on the road.

Saturday:
Michigan at Minnesota - A must win for Michigan if they want to get back in the NCAA hunt. That's really the case for both teams, which makes this a great game. Minnesota rules the home court...

Penn State at Iowa - Penn State needs one after a home loss to Illinois. And gets it...

Sunday:
Purdue at Michigan State (tiebreaker) - A relaxed Spartans team plays much better than one wound tight. Purdue would love to ruin Senior Day and lay claim to have beaten the outright champs twice - but that won't happen. MSU 68 - Purdue 64.

Northwestern at Ohio State - another one on the Payback Week slate. Northwestern stormed back against OSU a few weeks back and got a huge win. Ohio State needs this one to feel comfortable. Buckeyes win.

Indiana at Wisconsin - no contest. Wisconsin rolls.

3 comments:

Buceye Nation said...

Congrats to Andy on MSU's outright regular season title!

My All Big 10 team:

Evan Turner - OSU (POY)
Kalin Lucas - MSU
Manny Harris - Michigan
Kevin Coble - NU
JuJuan Johnson - Purdue
Taylor Battle - PSU (6th man)

Dan Meyer said...

Time to "man up" and congratulate Mayo on a NU-Purdue pick which would have made Jeane Dixon envious.

mayo170 said...

Well, I'm still shocked that it actually happened. Gotta go with the old saying "That's why they play the game."