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On 10/26/2016 at 10:10 PM, uneblinstu said:

Dang it...

Good draw. Winnable road game. Probably will play at their on-campus facility, though, instead of the Garden.

 

Not sure where the October quote came from. Must have been something I was going to agree with. Or disagree. 

Edited by Chuck Taylor
Not sure where I picked up the quote.

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Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Fri Nov 11 108 340 Bethune Cookman W, 100-53 72   Home 1-0    
Mon Nov 14 95 314 Binghamton W, 77-61 76   Home 2-0    
Fri Nov 18 92 37 Minnesota L, 92-86 81   Away 2-1   a.gif
Wed Nov 23 90 40 Michigan St. L, 73-62 72   Neutral 2-2   a.gif
Thu Nov 24 92 48 VCU L, 75-69 73   Neutral 2-3   a.gif
Fri Nov 25 90 120 Old Dominion L, 63-55 69   Neutral 2-4    
Tue Nov 29 99 339 Delaware St. L, 79-72 67   Home 2-5    
Fri Dec 2 125 241 Tulane W, 95-75 71   Away 3-5    
Mon Dec 5 112 284 Cal St. Northridge W, 76-70 74   Home 4-5    
Thu Dec 8 113 202 Fordham W, 90-62 68   Home 5-5    
Sun Dec 11 103 252 LIU Brooklyn L, 74-73 74   Neutral 5-6    
Sun Dec 18 117 87 Penn St. L, 92-76 81   Home 5-7    
Wed Dec 21 136 55 Syracuse W, 93-60 74   Away 6-7   a.gif
Thu Dec 29 96 25 Butler W, 76-73 70   Home 7-7 1-0 a.gif
Sun Jan 1 95 184 DePaul W, 79-73 68   Away 8-7 2-0  
Wed Jan 4 90 28 Creighton L, 85-72 72   Home 8-8 2-1 b.gif
Sat Jan 7 94 31 Xavier L, 97-82 77   Away 8-9 2-2 a.gif
Mon Jan 9 92 69 Georgetown L, 83-55 80   Away 8-10 2-3 a.gif
Sat Jan 14 103 2 Villanova L, 70-57 70   Home 8-11 2-4 a.gif
Mon Jan 16 109 184 DePaul W, 78-68 68   Home 9-11 3-4  
Sun Jan 22 110 51 Seton Hall L, 86-73 73   Away 9-12 3-5 a.gif
Wed Jan 25 109 60 Providence W, 91-86 77   Away 10-12 4-5 a.gif
Sun Jan 29 106 31 Xavier L, 82-77 76   Home 10-13 4-6 b.gif
Wed Feb 1 104 32 Marquette W, 86-72 73   Home 11-13 5-6 b.gif
Sat Feb 4 95 2 Villanova L, 92-79 80   Away 11-14 5-7 a.gif
Sat Feb 11 88 51 Seton Hall W, 78-70 73   Home 12-14 6-7 b.gif
Wed Feb 15 83 25 Butler L, 110-86 78   Away 12-15 6-8 a.gif
Tue Feb 21 90 32 Marquette L, 93-71 77   Away 12-16 6-9 a.gif
Sat Feb 25 93 69 Georgetown W, 86-80 76   Home 13-16 7-9  
Tue Feb 28 88 28 Creighton L, 82-68 83   Away 13-17 7-10 a.gif
Sat Mar 4 86 60 Providence L, 86-75 76   Home 13-18 7-11 b.gif
Big East Conference Tournament
Wed Mar 8 92 69 Georgetown W, 74-73 73   Semi-Home 14-18   b.gif
Thu Mar 9 92 2 Villanova L, 108-67 68   Semi-Home 14-19   a.gif
Home games played at Carnesecca Arena (5,602, 212th largest in D-I)
or Madison Square Garden (19,786)

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To Return or Not to Return?

Who are the major Big Ten players yet to finalize their NBA Draft decision?

Under the NCAA rules, players have until 5:00 pm ET on May 24th to withdraw from the NBA draft and still maintain their college eligibility. This allows players 10 days from the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, to assess their potential draft chances. Some of the Big Ten players who have already decided to return are Maryland’s Justin JacksonMichigan transfer Jaaron Simmons, Purdue’s Vincent Edwards, and Purdue’s Isaac Haas

But there are some top Big Ten players still deciding whether to return to college or not for the 2017-2018 season. 

With the 5 pm deadline approaching, let’s take a look at the biggest names still undecided.

-Caleb Swanigan (Purdue)

Without a doubt, Swanigan is the biggest name still undecided about the NBA Draft. The reigning Big Ten Player of the Year has worked out for several teams, including the Orlando Magic yesterday. Swanigan is scheduled to have his final workout with the New York Knicks today. 

After an amazing sophomore season which saw Swanigan averages 18.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, most thought he was a definite 2017 NBA Draft prospect. However, the consensus among most projection sites is that Swanigan is a late first round selection at best. 

DraftExpress has Caleb Swanigan as the 40th pick overall, NBADraft has him slotted to the New York Knicks at the 44th pick, while both SBNation and BleacherReport share consensus as a second round pick. The only major projection to have Swanigan as a first round pick is CBSSports, who have him going to the Utah Jazz with the 24th pick. 

Prediction: Caleb Swanigan simply cannot improve that much on his incredible 2017 season. The 6’9” 250 lb Purdue forward will stay in the draft.

-Moritz Wagner (Michigan)

The question in Ann Arbor is, “Are Wagner and Wilson a package deal?” If so, Michigan fans are collectively holding their breath, because if they both return the Wolverines will have one of the best teams in the Big Ten. 

The 6’11” sophomore from Germany was one of the most improved players in the country last season. Wagner improved from 2.9 to 12.1 points per game, and more than doubled his rebounds per game to 4.2 per game. The true European big man shot 40 percent from three point range, and has an offensive game that should translate well to the NBA. 

His projections, however, are worse than teammate D.J. Wilson. DraftExpress and NBADraftdo not project Wagner to be drafted. SBNation and BleacherReport both see Wagner as a second round pick at best. 

Prediction:  If D.J. Wilson should return to Michigan, then Moritz Wagner certainly should. Combining with transfer Jaaron Simmons, the Wolverines will have a team capable of competing against rival Michigan State for the Big Ten title. 

-Kam Williams (Ohio State)

When Williams announced that he would be declaring for the NBA Draft, it took quite a few people by surprise. While he had a decent 2016-’17 season, he wasn’t getting much Draft hype, which made his decision a bit of an unusual one.

Nonetheless, Williams now finds himself with a crucial decision to make. It’s also one that will have a huge impact on what the Buckeyes look like next season. Considering all that’s gone sour for Ohio State this offseason, a decision by Williams to head to the professional leagues would be a crushing blow.

However, regardless of what you think about Ohio State or Williams, this decision is simply about whether Williams feels fine with playing in Europe. He doesn’t have a great shot at the NBA right now, so does he choose the Buckeyes or a contract overseas?

Prediction:  Williams returns to Columbus for another season. Simply put, his draft stock isn’t good enough to warrant an early entry.

-D.J. Wilson (Michigan)

The lanky 6’10” 240 lb Junior has kept the Michigan faithful guessing his intentions throughout the process. A huge social media user, Wilson has alternated cryptic messages through a variety of medium. What has been clear is the determining factor. 

As you would expect, the predictions are split.  DraftExpress has Wilson as the absolute last pick of the first round at 30th overall, while NBADraft does not have him getting draft at all. SBNation projects Wilson to the Indiana Pacers at the 18th overall selection, and BleacherReport has him as a second round pick. 

The variance in results has clearly played a major part in D.J. Wilson’s lack of a decision as we sit here on May 24th. 

Prediction:  The old poker adage “think long, think wrong” applies here. If D.J. Wilson is unsure, he needs to return to Michigan for the upcoming season.

 

 

http://www.btpowerhouse.com/2017/5/24/15683834/to-return-or-not-to-return-big-ten-basketball-2017-nba-draft-swanigan-wilson-wagner-decision

 

 

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On 10/14/2016 at 0:45 PM, AuroranHusker said:

 

 

To add on to this, we're supposed to play a home and away conference game in Early December.

Teams will play either Friday and Sunday (Dec. 1-3) or Saturday and Monday (Dec. 2-4).

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Also, we're free to schedule a game between the B1G tourney and the NCAA tourney if we want.

I don't even think we need to schedule it now.  Theoretically we could schedule....let's say a Summit Team or MVC team if we were on the bubble.

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6 hours ago, hhcdimes said:

Also, we're free to schedule a game between the B1G tourney and the NCAA tourney if we want.

I don't even think we need to schedule it now.  Theoretically we could schedule....let's say a Summit Team or MVC team if we were on the bubble.

 

Not sure how this works unless the big ten tourney is moved up as well.  It ends on selection Sunday.  

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13 minutes ago, nustudent said:

 

Not sure how this works unless the big ten tourney is moved up as well.  It ends on selection Sunday.  

 

B1G tournament is being played a week early in 2018 so they could play in MSG.  Because of this, the AAC is going to get their tournament semis and final on CBS (which are the slots usually reserved for the Big Ten) this year:

 

http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/american-athletic-conference-tournament-semifinals-title-game-come-to-cbs-in-2018/

 

 

 

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26 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

I don't think many people do except for Jim Delany. 

I dont like the Big 10 tourney being sped up...but I can live with that and Delaney has earned that right.   I dont like the idea of trying to fit an extra game in at the last minute

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11 hours ago, nustudent said:

I dont like the Big 10 tourney being sped up...but I can live with that and Delaney has earned that right.   I dont like the idea of trying to fit an extra game in at the last minute

 

Assuming we don't win the B1G tournament we will have an open week before Selection Sunday with one of 4 possibilities 

 

  • Lock for the NCAA tournament
  • On the bubble for NCAA tournament/Lock for the NIT
  • On the bubble for the NIT
  • No chance of playing in post season

During which of these scenarios would we want another game to occur, where would we want it played, and what type of opponent would we want (Can't play any Power 5 schools except for in-conference). 

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