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Tough one, but I'm going with Michigan. We need to hang on to that Tier 1 win as much as possible. Without it our resume just got a little more unimpressive.

 

My thought is we need to beat Penn State anyway, so why does it matter if Michigan wins or loses their game against them?

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11 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

Lock up the 4 seed before Sunday.

Would rather give us something else to play for.   Need to stay sharp 

 

but we need michigan 

Edited by nustudent

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5 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

We'll have something to play for regardless, just maybe not seeding.

Had something to play for against Illinois too.  Want as much urgency as possible due to not having a margin of error 

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Just now, nustudent said:

Had something to play for against Illinois too.  Want as much urgency as possible due to not having a margin of error 

I know they did. Doesn't mean they'll win the games. The energy in the building is gonna be through the roof on Sunday, I'm not worried about urgency. They'll know what's on the line is bigger than the immediate impact of the game.

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18 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

Lock up the 4 seed before Sunday.

 

Unless we win the Big Ten tournament, I don't see what benefit locking up the 4 seed ahead of the game really does for us.  Beat PSU (which is a MUST for any at-large hopes) and we lock up the 4 seed anyway.  If we're worried about our at-large hopes, we need Michigan to stay a Quadrant 1 win.

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1 minute ago, leonidas said:

 

Unless we win the Big Ten tournament, I don't see what benefit locking up the 4 seed ahead of the game really does for us.  Beat PSU (which is a MUST for any at-large hopes) and we lock up the 4 seed anyway.  If we're worried about our at-large hopes, we need Michigan to stay a Quadrant 1 win.

We can debate whether or not it's a good thing to lock up the 4 seed, but you said you couldn't think of a reason. I found one someone might think of.

 

(For the record, I'd prefer Michigan win and keep the win over them in Q1...)

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Penn State winning and it kind of feels the committee might take the winner (I realize there is no magic number per conference. Just think both would be right on the cutoff).  Plus the finalized seed. 

 

Michigan keeps a higher quality win by a smidge. 

 

I kinda want Penn State...just my opinion.

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KenPom has it third on his list of games to watch tonight with a Thrill Score of 69!

 

Game Prediction Time (ET) Location Thrill
Score
Come
back
Excite
ment
17 Clemson at 31 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech 72-71 (54%) 7:00 pm
 ESPN 3 
Blacksburg, VA
Cassell Coliseum
74.6
1
 
 
 
 
7 North Carolina at 45 Syracuse North Carolina 72-69 (60%) 7:00 pm
 ESPN 
Syracuse, NY
Carrier Dome
74.2
2
 
 
 
 
24 Michigan at 25 Penn St. Penn St. 68-65 (61%) 7:00 pm
 Big Ten Network 
University Park, PA
Bryce Jordan Center
69.2
3
 
 
 
 

 

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5 minutes ago, 49r said:

KenPom has it third on his list of games to watch tonight with a Thrill Score of 69!

 

Game Prediction Time (ET) Location Thrill
Score
Come
back
Excite
ment
17 Clemson at 31 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech 72-71 (54%) 7:00 pm
 ESPN 3 
Blacksburg, VA
Cassell Coliseum
74.6
1
 
 
 
 
7 North Carolina at 45 Syracuse North Carolina 72-69 (60%) 7:00 pm
 ESPN 
Syracuse, NY
Carrier Dome
74.2
2
 
 
 
 
24 Michigan at 25 Penn St. Penn St. 68-65 (61%) 7:00 pm
 Big Ten Network 
University Park, PA
Bryce Jordan Center
69.2
3
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Nice.

 

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7 hours ago, PimpMario said:

 

Who do you want to win?

 

We need to beat Penn St either way but it might be nice to have the 4 seed locked up so we can let it rip on Sunday.

 

 

I believe the game is in Happy Valley which likely means a PSU win....although, beilein teams seem to turn it on around this time.  We need Mich to continue to win win win.  Win the last two on their schedule and they are a sure fire tier 1 win for us.   

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It's senior night for Penn State.  They're probably the hottest team in the country over the last month and from the looks of things they might be nearing a sellout.  Unless Michigan gets just white-hot shooting I would expect a PSU win.  Probably a blowout.  Look at what they've done in conference play when Reaves is available:

 

    Opponent Result   Site     St MP ORtg %Ps Pts 2Pt 3Pt FT OR DR A TO Blk Stl PF  
a.gif Feb 18 6 Purdue L, 76-73   Away B10   38 112 13 7 2-2 1-3 0-0 1 6 5 3 0 0 4 a.gif
a.gif Feb 15 14 Ohio St. W, 79-56   Home B10   32 125 22 12 3-7 1-1 3-4 1 3 6 2 0 3 4 a.gif
b.gif Feb 11 105 Illinois W, 74-52   Away B10   19 129 24 10 5-8 0-1 0-0 2 1 1 0 0 1 4 b.gif
b.gif Feb 7 36 Maryland W, 74-70   Home B10   36 99 25 14 4-7 1-3 3-4 3 6 1 4 0 1 3 b.gif
  Feb 3 99 Iowa W, 82-58   Home B10   20 156 25 11 4-5 0-0 3-4 1 1 5 1 0 1 3  
 
a.gif Jan 31 4 Michigan St. L, 76-68   Away B10   34 68 18 6 3-6 0-5 0-0 2 5 2 1 0 5 4 a.gif
  Jan 27 154 Rutgers W, 60-43   Home B10 MVP   30 153 16 15 5-6 1-2 2-2 1 3 2 1 1 4 3  
a.gif Jan 25 14 Ohio St. W, 82-79   Away B10     31 117 20 10 4-6 0-1 2-2 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 a.gif
b.gif Jan 20 80 Northwestern L, 70-61   Away B10   Did not play b.gif
  Jan 15 106 Minnesota L, 95-84 OT Home B10   Did not play  
b.gif Jan 12 56 Nebraska W, 76-74 OT Home B10   Did not play b.gif
a.gif Jan 9 73 Indiana L, 74-70   Away B10   Did not play a.gif
  Jan 5 80 Northwestern W, 78-63   Home B10   24 103 16 7 2-4 1-1 0-1 2 4 1 2 2 1 3  
a.gif Jan 2 36 Maryland L, 75-69   Away B10   37 160 12 9 0-2 3-5 0-0 3 1 6 0 0 0 3 a.gif

 

They are a pretty scary team right now.

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1 hour ago, 49r said:

It's senior night for Penn State.  They're probably the hottest team in the country over the last month and from the looks of things they might be nearing a sellout.  Unless Michigan gets just white-hot shooting I would expect a PSU win.  Probably a blowout.  Look at what they've done in conference play when Reaves is available:

 

    Opponent Result   Site     St MP ORtg %Ps Pts 2Pt 3Pt FT OR DR A TO Blk Stl PF  
a.gif Feb 18 6 Purdue L, 76-73   Away B10   38 112 13 7 2-2 1-3 0-0 1 6 5 3 0 0 4 a.gif
a.gif Feb 15 14 Ohio St. W, 79-56   Home B10   32 125 22 12 3-7 1-1 3-4 1 3 6 2 0 3 4 a.gif
b.gif Feb 11 105 Illinois W, 74-52   Away B10   19 129 24 10 5-8 0-1 0-0 2 1 1 0 0 1 4 b.gif
b.gif Feb 7 36 Maryland W, 74-70   Home B10   36 99 25 14 4-7 1-3 3-4 3 6 1 4 0 1 3 b.gif
  Feb 3 99 Iowa W, 82-58   Home B10   20 156 25 11 4-5 0-0 3-4 1 1 5 1 0 1 3  
 
a.gif Jan 31 4 Michigan St. L, 76-68   Away B10   34 68 18 6 3-6 0-5 0-0 2 5 2 1 0 5 4 a.gif
  Jan 27 154 Rutgers W, 60-43   Home B10 MVP   30 153 16 15 5-6 1-2 2-2 1 3 2 1 1 4 3  
a.gif Jan 25 14 Ohio St. W, 82-79   Away B10     31 117 20 10 4-6 0-1 2-2 2 1 1 2 0 0 3 a.gif
b.gif Jan 20 80 Northwestern L, 70-61   Away B10   Did not play b.gif
  Jan 15 106 Minnesota L, 95-84 OT Home B10   Did not play  
b.gif Jan 12 56 Nebraska W, 76-74 OT Home B10   Did not play b.gif
a.gif Jan 9 73 Indiana L, 74-70   Away B10   Did not play a.gif
  Jan 5 80 Northwestern W, 78-63   Home B10   24 103 16 7 2-4 1-1 0-1 2 4 1 2 2 1 3  
a.gif Jan 2 36 Maryland L, 75-69   Away B10   37 160 12 9 0-2 3-5 0-0 3 1 6 0 0 0 3 a.gif

 

They are a pretty scary team right now.

 

Agreed. Nebraska has one game left against one of the only B1G teams (also MSU) that's even hotter than their own team!

 

 

Edited by AuroranHusker

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6 minutes ago, 49r said:

Josh Reaves has been averaging just a shade over 20 PPG since he returned.

 

He's the X-factor, for sure. NU will have Jordy this time around as well. But PSU will have to contend with the Michiganders tonight, at home, on Senior Night.

 

Advantage PSU... tonight, anyway.

 

;)

Edited by AuroranHusker

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6 minutes ago, AuroranHusker said:

 

He's the X-factor, for sure. NU will have Jordy this time around as well. But PSU will have to contend with the Michiganders tonight, at home, on Senior Night.

 

Advantage PSU... tonight, anyway.

 

;)

We'll also have JPJ.

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