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mkool65
11-12-2011, 02:35 AM
I am disappointed in you Devils, thought you would have been all over this. I figured not enough activity for just an MSU thread.

mkool65
11-12-2011, 02:38 AM
I was really encouraged by what I saw from MSU today. Young group that has TONS of potential. I loved seeing Trice perform as confidently as he did tonight. I am hoping we can move him to PG starting real soon, then Appling can move back to his natural spot at SG. When this happens we will be dangerous.

Devils05
11-12-2011, 03:00 AM
I am disappointed in you Devils, thought you would have been all over this. I figured not enough activity for just an MSU thread.I made the thread with the preseason awards so there :p

Melo15
11-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Jared Sullinger really slimmed down during the off-season. He looks to be in great shape. Not to mention he's improved his jump-shot, even burying a three pointer and looking comfortable while doing it. Looking for a big year from him.

metsfaninSTL
11-12-2011, 11:08 PM
im hoping the illini will have a good season. osu should the the conference

mkool65
11-26-2011, 12:41 AM
Sullinger is the best player in college basketball and they have some really good players fitting in around him. I think they win the big ten buy 3 games minimum.

Melo15
11-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Ohio State looks scary good tonight

croce_99
11-30-2011, 01:48 AM
Hopefully the Big 10 wins the challenge.


Iowa didn't help any :laugh:

letsgobrownies7
11-30-2011, 03:34 AM
Ohio State looks scary good tonight

I was very impressed. I didn't think they would have beat Duke by 22 points. :speechless:

Cassidy28
11-30-2011, 11:37 PM
Big Ten wins the challenge for the 3rd straight time

letsgobrownies7
12-01-2011, 12:31 AM
:clap: :clap:

long ball
12-01-2011, 12:37 AM
Badgers got absolutely nothing from gasser or bruiser and were still in it the whole way. The officiating wasn't god awful, but it wasn't good.

The badgers got a lot of open looks but just couldn't knock anything down. Im disappointed but encouraged that it was close the whole way.

Melo15
12-01-2011, 01:01 AM
You should be encouraged by that game. Wisconsin's team defense was awesome, holding UNC to 60 points at home is not an easy task. I actually expected UNC to win pretty easily, I was really impressed by Wisconsin tonight. Should be a fun season.

Devils05
12-01-2011, 01:04 AM
Iowa didn't help any :laugh:No one expected you to

letsgobrownies7
12-01-2011, 02:18 AM
You should be encouraged by that game. Wisconsin's team defense was awesome, holding UNC to 60 points at home is not an easy task. I actually expected UNC to win pretty easily, I was really impressed by Wisconsin tonight. Should be a fun season.

Totally agree.

turnaround3
12-01-2011, 03:02 PM
Dare I say the B1G is the best conference in the country this year?

jacquewho?
12-07-2011, 04:32 PM
Everyone here in Bloomington is so fired up for the Kentucky game Saturday!

Pujolsfan91
12-08-2011, 02:28 AM
Trice was a monster today against CCST (the team with randomly 3 20+ ppg scorers). 20 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 4-4 from 3. He'll be an important player going forward for my Spartans :). Also nice to bounce back with 7 straight wins against teams we should be beating.

Devils05
12-08-2011, 03:07 AM
Trice was a monster today against CCST (the team with randomly 3 20+ ppg scorers). 20 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 4-4 from 3. He'll be an important player going forward for my Spartans :). Also nice to bounce back with 7 straight wins against teams we should be beating.Yeah enjoyed Green's pick too

turnaround3
12-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Wow. I'll say it. This is the best conference in the country this year.

jacquewho?
12-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Hoosier basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS INDIANA, YEA WE DO IT BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!

krazylegz
12-17-2011, 02:21 PM
lets go bucks!!

Devils05
12-18-2011, 12:47 AM
Looking forward to the Indy/MSU matchup on the 28th

Devils05
12-27-2011, 03:38 AM
Tues
7:30 PM ET Minnesota (12-1, 0-0 away) @ Illinois (11-2, 8-0 home)
9:00 PM ET Wisconsin (11-2, 1-1 away) @ Nebraska (8-3, 6-2 home)

Wed
5:30 PM ET Northwestern (10-2, 0-1 away) @ Ohio St (12-1, 11-0 home)
7:30 PM ET Indiana (12-0, 2-0 away) @ Michigan St (11-2, 9-0 home)
9:30 PM ET Purdue (10-3, 0-1 away) @ Iowa (8-5, 8-2 home)

Thurs
7:30 PM ET Penn St (8-5, 1-2 away) @ Michigan (10-2, 7-0 home)

Devils05
12-29-2011, 12:43 AM
Some pretty good games so far. Illinois/Minn in double OT. Wisc and OSU had blowouts. MSU/Indy was pretty solid back and forth until MSU put Indy away. Purdue snuck out with a close win.

Zeller didn't do much of anything tonight. 4 pts (2-5), 3 reb in 23 min after averaging 15 and 7 in nonconference.

Devils05
12-30-2011, 02:13 AM
Standings

Ohio State 1-0 --- 13-1 W5
Mich State 1-0 --- 12-2 W12
Wisconsin 1-0 --- 12-2 W6
Michigan 1-0 --- 12-2 W6
Illinois 1-0 --- 12-2 W1
Purdue 1-0 --- 11-3 W2
Indiana 0-1 1.0 12-1 L1
Minnesota 0-1 1.0 12-2 L1
Northwestern 0-1 1.0 10-3 L2
Nebraska 0-1 1.0 8-4 L1
Iowa 0-1 1.0 8-6 L1
Penn State 0-1 1.0 8-6 L1


Sat
1:00 PM ET Iowa (8-6, 0-1 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (12-2, 1-0 Big Ten)
3:00 PM ET Michigan St (12-2, 1-0 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (8-4, 0-1 Big Ten)
4:00 PM ET Illinois (12-2, 1-0 Big Ten) @ Purdue (11-3, 1-0 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Ohio St (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) @ Indiana (12-1, 0-1 Big Ten)

Sun
4:00 PM ET Minnesota (12-2, 0-1 Big Ten) @ Michigan (11-2, 1-0 Big Ten)
7:00 PM ET Penn St (8-6, 0-1 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (10-3, 0-1 Big Ten)

croce_99
12-31-2011, 04:27 PM
Go ahead and update the standings. Feel free to move Iowa up a few spots :hi5:

Corey
12-31-2011, 08:02 PM
croce's second post in the CBB forum...ever?

Bandwagoner!

croce_99
12-31-2011, 08:13 PM
When Iowa Basketball hit rock bottom, it's tough to view this forum.
Todays win was one of the biggest in years for us. Wisconsin never loses at home. They were 18 point favorites :laugh2:

I'll enjoy it tonight.

Corey
12-31-2011, 08:49 PM
Did you have money on it?

croce_99
01-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Did you have money on it?

Oh god no....I was sleeping when the game started at noon :laugh2: My buddy text me and said "Are the Hawks going to do it?"

I had no idea what he was talking about. Put the game on and it was tied at halftime. And the rest is history.

It's 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning and I am still shocked. Wisconsin shot 3-28 from the 3 pointer!

I don't care WHO you are playing. If a team shoots 28 shots behind the 3pt line....and makes THREE.....they are going to lose. They couldn't make anything(literally). You know what though? A win is a win and we will take it.

Corey
01-01-2012, 11:20 AM
Oh god yea. Take any win you can get. That's a really good win for Iowa though.

Shocked me when I saw the final on my phone.

Melo15
01-01-2012, 12:11 PM
Huge win for Indiana last night.

jacquewho?
01-01-2012, 05:13 PM
^Hell to the yes! That Assembly Hall atmosphere was much needed after the MSU loss. I think we'll stay the same around where we are currently ranked. Oladipo continues to step it up for us defensively and offensively while Jordy Hulls has struggled recently.

Devils05
01-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Should be interesting to see where they rank OSU/MSU/Indiana. MSU had a solid win over Indy but Indy has the two wins over top 2 teams

Devils05
01-01-2012, 10:23 PM
Standings

Mich State 2-0 --- 13-2 W13
Michigan 2-0 --- 12-2 W7
Purdue 2-0 --- 12-3 W3
Indiana 1-1 1.0 13-1 W1
Ohio State 1-1 1.0 13-2 L1
Wisconsin 1-1 1.0 12-3 L1
Illinois 1-1 1.0 12-3 L1
Northwestern 1-1 1.0 11-3 W1
Iowa 1-1 1.0 9-6 W1
Minnesota 0-2 2.0 12-3 L2
Nebraska 0-2 2.0 8-5 L2
Penn State 0-2 2.0 8-7 L2


Tues
6:30 PM ET Nebraska (8-5, 0-2 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (13-2, 1-1 Big Ten)
7:00 PM ET Michigan St (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten)

Wed
7:00 PM ET Illinois (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (11-3, 1-1 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Iowa (9-6, 1-1 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (12-3, 0-2 Big Ten)

Thurs
8:00 PM ET Purdue (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten) @ Penn St (8-7, 0-2 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Michigan (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten) @ Indiana (13-1, 1-1 Big Ten)

jacquewho?
01-02-2012, 01:12 PM
Should be interesting to see where they rank OSU/MSU/Indiana. MSU had a solid win over Indy but Indy has the two wins over top 2 teams

I think MSU will be bumped up to 13-15 and Indy probably will move up a spot or two. Some people see them at #10 but I just don't see it yet. Being at home, we should beat Michigan on the 5th. That could be all we need.

OSU probz to #4 or #5.

LivingThroughMe
01-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Purdue looked really good against Illinois. The question is: Is Illinois that bad, or is Purdue beginning to play better as a team? I'm not sold yet.

Devils05
01-02-2012, 07:03 PM
In the rankings: OSU is 6/7, MSU is 10/11 and Indy is 12/12

Devils05
01-03-2012, 11:09 PM
Damn that was quite an ending. Go green!

WildcatsPride
01-04-2012, 11:15 PM
I'm a Kentucky fan, however IMO the Big Ten is tied with the Big East as the best basketball conference. I could see the Big Ten sending 8 or 9 teams to the NCAA tournament.

croce_99
01-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Update those standings again :hi5: :cheers:

giants73756
01-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Suck a fat one, Northwestern :D

Devils05
01-06-2012, 01:21 AM
Standings

Mich State 3-0 --- 14-2 W14
Indiana 2-1 1.0 14-1 W2
Ohio State 2-1 1.0 14-2 W1
Illinois 2-1 1.0 13-3 W1
Michigan 2-1 1.0 12-3 L1
Purdue 2-1 1.0 12-4 L1
Iowa 2-1 1.0 10-6 W2
Wisconsin 1-2 2.0 12-4 L2
Northwestern 1-2 2.0 11-4 L1
Penn State 1-2 2.0 9-7 W1
Minnesota 0-3 3.0 12-4 L3
Nebraska 0-3 3.0 8-6 L3


Sat
1:00 PM ET Nebraska (8-6, 0-3 Big Ten) @ Illinois (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten)
3:00 PM ET Ohio St (14-2, 2-1 Big Ten) @ Iowa (10-6, 2-1 Big Ten)

Sun
12:00 PM ET Indiana (14-1, 2-1 Big Ten) @ Penn St (9-7, 1-2 Big Ten)
1:30 PM ET Wisconsin (12-4, 1-2 Big Ten) @ Michigan (12-3, 2-1 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Purdue (12-4, 2-1 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (12-4, 0-3 Big Ten)

Byes: MSU / NW

Corndog
01-06-2012, 01:47 AM
Another nice win by IU, this season has been completely different than I expected. Definitely can't overlook going into Penn State this weekend. Now it's time for IU to start bringing their home game on the road.

On another note the Big Ten looks tough as nails this year. Even the bottom feeders can be dangerous, there is no guarenteed wins. I can't see less than 6 teams getting into the tournament this year, possibly seven.

mkool65
01-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Definitely going to be a fun B1G season. No one is walking away with this conference. MSU/OSU/IU/UM are all going to be very tough to beat on any given night, especially at home. But that next tier of teams are far from cakewalks. I think Big Ten has about 4 teams capable of reaching Elite 8 or further come tourney time.

Devils05
01-08-2012, 02:05 AM
Looks like Iowa came back to Earth

Devils05
01-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Standings

Mich State 3-0 --- 14-2 W14
Indiana 3-1 0.5 15-1 W3
Ohio State 3-1 0.5 15-2 W2
Illinois 3-1 0.5 14-3 W2
Michigan 3-1 0.5 13-3 W1
Purdue 3-1 0.5 13-4 W1
Iowa 2-2 1.5 10-7 L1
Northwestern 1-2 2.0 11-4 L1
Wisconsin 1-3 2.5 12-5 L3
Penn State 1-3 2.5 9-8 L1
Minnesota 0-4 3.5 12-5 L4
Nebraska 0-4 3.5 8-7 L4


Tues
7:00 PM ET Iowa (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Ohio St (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) @ Illinois (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Northwestern (11-4, 1-2 Big Ten) @ Michigan (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Penn St (9-8, 1-3 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (8-7, 0-4 Big Ten)

Thurs
7:00 PM ET Wisconsin (12-5, 1-3 Big Ten) @ Purdue (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Minnesota (12-5, 0-4 Big Ten) @ Indiana (15-1, 3-1 Big Ten)

GoPacers33
01-10-2012, 10:58 PM
With another win over OSU could IU move into the top 5? Assuming they beat Minnesote I think so.

haggis
01-11-2012, 12:08 AM
Brandon Paul went off tonight.

jacquewho?
01-11-2012, 05:32 PM
With another win over OSU could IU move into the top 5? Assuming they beat Minnesote I think so.

If we beat Minnesota AND OSU then there is no question we'll be 5th. OSU just lost to Illinois so that frees open that spot and potentially knocks OSU out of the top 10.

However, that OSU game will not be easy. They just lost. And they're gonna want revenge from the new year's eve game too. Will not be easy one. IU's gotta give it all for that game to prove that they can win big games on the road, especially against the heavy-weight opponents like OSU.

CubbieSteve
01-11-2012, 06:15 PM
Dickie V says B10 is the best conference in basketball. No denying that in my opinion.

Devils05
01-11-2012, 11:43 PM
Congrats to Nebraska on their first win in the Big Ten

Devils05
01-12-2012, 11:25 PM
With another win over OSU could IU move into the top 5? Assuming they beat Minnesote I think so.This is why you don't assume in the Big Ten

Devils05
01-13-2012, 12:06 AM
Standings

Mich State 4-0 --- 15-2 W15
Illinois 4-1 0.5 15-3 W3
Michigan 4-1 0.5 14-3 W2
Indiana 3-2 1.5 15-2 L1
Ohio State 3-2 1.5 15-3 L1
Purdue 3-2 1.5 13-5 L1
Wisconsin 2-3 2.5 13-5 W1
Iowa 2-3 2.5 10-8 L2
Northwestern 1-3 3.0 11-5 L2
Minnesota 1-4 3.5 13-5 W1
Nebraska 1-4 3.5 9-7 W1
Penn State 1-4 3.5 9-9 L2


Sat
1:00 PM ET Michigan (14-3, 4-1 Big Ten) @ Iowa (10-8, 2-3 Big Ten)
3:00 PM ET Michigan St (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (11-5, 1-3 Big Ten)

Sun
4:00 PM ET Minnesota (13-5, 1-4 Big Ten) @ Penn St (9-9, 1-4 Big Ten)
4:30 PM ET Indiana (15-2, 3-2 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (15-3, 3-2 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Nebraska (9-7, 1-4 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten)

Byes: ILL/PUR

metsfaninSTL
01-13-2012, 01:04 PM
i think the big 10 tournament will be really fun this year

IndiansFan337
01-14-2012, 02:06 PM
Iowa looks solid early in this game vs Michigan...

metsfaninSTL
01-14-2012, 04:27 PM
iowa with the win

croce_99
01-14-2012, 05:42 PM
Big win for Iowa. Got spanked the last 2 games, then dominate Michigan. Strange.

Another upset in the making with Northwestern over MSU. Yikes.

Devils05
01-15-2012, 09:13 PM
Standings

Mich State 4-1 --- 15-3 L1
Illinois 4-1 --- 15-3 W3
Ohio State 4-2 0.5 16-3 W1
Michigan 4-2 0.5 14-4 L1
Purdue 3-2 1.0 13-5 L1
Indiana 3-3 1.5 15-3 L2
Wisconsin 3-3 1.5 14-5 W2
Iowa 3-3 1.5 11-8 W1
Northwestern 2-3 2.0 12-5 W1
Minnesota 2-4 2.5 14-5 W2
Nebraska 1-5 3.5 9-8 L1
Penn State 1-5 3.5 9-10 L3


Tues
7:00 PM ET Michigan St (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) @ Michigan (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Iowa (11-8, 3-3 Big Ten) @ Purdue (13-5, 3-2 Big Ten)

Wed
7:00 PM ET Indiana (15-3, 3-3 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (9-8, 1-5 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Northwestern (12-5, 2-3 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (14-5, 3-3 Big Ten)

Thurs
9:00 PM ET Illinois (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) @ Penn St (9-10, 1-5 Big Ten)

Byes: OSU/Minn

croce_99
01-16-2012, 05:58 AM
iowa 1.5 games out of 1st :laugh:

Devils05
01-16-2012, 09:50 PM
iowa 1.5 games out of 1st :laugh:Yeah they're definitely the 2nd biggest surprise of the Big Ten. Should be a good game against Purdue

croce_99
01-18-2012, 12:11 AM
Make your free throws and you win Iowa :facepalm:

I'm just happy that I'm 'upset' over basketball again. Team finally has a pulse.

CubbieSteve
01-18-2012, 06:07 PM
Illinois all alone for 1st in the B10.

Can't afford to slip up against PSU or Wisconsin now. Keep the W's coming baby.

Life on the road in the B10 is going to be rough all year long, I'm a little worried about going to State College after a huge win and long layoff.

Devils05
01-18-2012, 10:03 PM
Wow Nebraska upsets Indiana. Shows the power of home court

long ball
01-18-2012, 11:08 PM
I really don't know what to expect on a nightly basis.

Coming into the year the Big 10 was considered the best conference in the country. I'm not sure if it's volatility helps support that argument or not.

croce_99
01-18-2012, 11:54 PM
I really don't know what to expect on a nightly basis.

Coming into the year the Big 10 was considered the best conference in the country. I'm not sure if it's volatility helps support that argument or not.

It definitely supports that it's the best conference from top to bottom.

Other conferences may have better "top" teams.... but damn, any team in the big 10 can win on any given night.
This is the same Indiana team that beat Kentucky.

CubbieSteve
01-19-2012, 01:09 PM
Yeah the depth of the B10 is just insane. All the teams are pretty young too, so this will be the norm for a while.

Devils05
01-20-2012, 12:28 AM
Standings

Michigan 5-2 --- 15-4 W1
Ohio State 4-2 0.5 16-3 W1
Mich State 4-2 0.5 15-4 L2
Illinois 4-2 0.5 15-4 L1
Purdue 4-2 0.5 14-5 W1
Wisconsin 4-3 1.0 15-5 W3
Indiana 3-4 2.0 15-4 L3
Iowa 3-4 2.0 11-9 L1
Northwestern 2-4 2.5 12-6 L1
Minnesota 2-4 2.5 14-5 W2
Nebraska 2-5 3.0 10-8 W1
Penn State 2-5 3.0 10-10 W1


Sat
12:00 PM ET Purdue (14-5, 4-2 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten)
2:00 PM ET Michigan (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) @ Arkansas (13-5, 2-2 SEC)
8:00 PM ET Ohio St (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (10-8, 2-5 Big Ten)

Sun
12:00 PM ET Penn St (10-10, 2-5 Big Ten) @ Indiana (15-4, 3-4 Big Ten)
2:00 PM ET Wisconsin (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten) @ Illinois (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten)
4:00 PM ET Northwestern (12-6, 2-4 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (14-5, 2-4 Big Ten)

Byes: Mich/Iowa

Devils05
01-23-2012, 07:33 PM
Standings

Ohio State 5-2 --- 17-3 W2
Mich State 5-2 --- 16-4 W1
Michigan 5-2 --- 15-5 L1
Wisconsin 5-3 0.5 16-5 W4
Illinois 4-3 1.0 15-5 L2
Purdue 4-3 1.0 14-6 L1
Indiana 4-4 1.5 16-4 W1
Minnesota 3-4 2.0 15-5 W3
Iowa 3-4 2.0 11-9 L1
Northwestern 2-5 3.0 12-7 L2
Nebraska 2-6 3.5 10-9 L1
Penn State 2-6 3.5 10-11 L1


Tues
7:00 PM ET Michigan (15-5, 5-2 Big Ten) @ Purdue (14-6, 4-3 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Penn St (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Minnesota (15-5, 3-4 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten)

Thurs
7:00 PM ET Nebraska (10-9, 2-6 Big Ten) @ Iowa (11-9, 3-4 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Indiana (16-4, 4-4 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten)

Bye: ILL/NW

metsfaninSTL
01-26-2012, 12:24 PM
Wisconsin/Indiana should be good tonight

long ball
01-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Not a whole lot of scoring early on. So business as usual for uw

Devils05
01-27-2012, 12:04 AM
Standings

Ohio State 6-2 --- 18-3 W3
Mich State 6-2 --- 17-4 W2
Michigan 6-2 --- 16-5 W1
Wisconsin 6-3 0.5 17-5 W5
Illinois 4-3 1.5 15-5 L2
Purdue 4-4 2.0 14-7 L2
Indiana 4-5 2.5 16-5 L1
Minnesota 3-5 3.0 15-6 L1
Iowa 3-5 3.0 11-10 L2
Nebraska 3-6 3.5 11-9 W1
Northwestern 2-5 3.5 12-7 L2
Penn State 2-7 4.5 10-12 L2


Sat
4:00 PM ET Purdue (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (12-7, 2-5 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Illinois (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (15-6, 3-5 Big Ten)

Sun
1:00 PM ET Michigan (16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (18-3, 6-2 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Iowa (11-10, 3-5 Big Ten) @ Indiana (16-5, 4-5 Big Ten)

Corndog
01-27-2012, 05:25 PM
IU just needs to start winning. I wasn't completely dissappointed with the loss to Wisconsin. They played great defense and I liked seeing them score in the paint, something they haven't done much of this season. Zeller didn't have a good game and he needs to work on staying out of foul trouble. The offense had some problems, when VJII is your top scorer in a half your offense is struggling. Wisconsin had an answer for Zeller with Jared Berggren. He's not the best offensive player, but defensively that guy is a beast. There isn't much shame in losing to Wisconsin on the road, but man they could have used this win. I wish they played another game, IU playing with the same effort would have won at home.

Now this team just needs to keep playing with the same intensity they did in this game for the rest of the season. I have a feeling the losses to Minnesota and Nebraska were a bit of the young team getting inflated egos and not going 100%. IU should be able to beat those teams at home, but no one in the Big Ten is a pushover.

jacquewho?
01-28-2012, 01:05 AM
^Completely agree about your VJIII statement. IU needs to get their **** together.

Devils05
01-29-2012, 09:46 PM
Standings

Ohio State 7-2 --- 19-3 W4
Mich State 6-2 0.5 17-4 W2
Wisconsin 6-3 1.0 17-5 W5
Michigan 6-3 1.0 16-6 L1
Purdue 5-4 2.0 15-7 W1
Indiana 5-5 2.5 17-5 W1
Illinois 4-4 2.5 15-6 L3
Minnesota 4-5 3.0 16-6 W1
Nebraska 3-6 4.0 11-9 W1
Iowa 3-6 4.0 11-11 L3
Northwestern 2-6 4.5 12-8 L3
Penn State 2-7 5.0 10-12 L2


Tues
7:00 PM ET Michigan St (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten) @ Illinois (15-6, 4-4 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Wisconsin (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten) @ Penn St (10-12, 2-7 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Indiana (17-5, 5-5 Big Ten) @ Michigan (16-6, 6-3 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Minnesota (16-6, 4-5 Big Ten) @ Iowa (11-11, 3-6 Big Ten)

Thurs
7:00 PM ET Nebraska (11-9, 3-6 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (12-8, 2-6 Big Ten)

Bye: OSU/Pur

metsfaninSTL
01-30-2012, 06:54 PM
I pick Mich. St., Wisc.,Indiana, Minn, and Northwestern to win this week

GuySir
02-01-2012, 11:14 PM
Good win over Indiana for Michigan tonight. Hope to see a good game Sunday against State

long ball
02-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Hopefully Wisconsin doesn't get rolled by OSU on Saturday.

Devils05
02-03-2012, 08:42 PM
Standings

Ohio State 7-2 --- 19-3 W4
Wisconsin 7-3 0.5 18-5 W6
Michigan 7-3 0.5 17-6 W1
Mich State 6-3 1.0 17-5 L1
Illinois 5-4 2.0 16-6 W1
Purdue 5-4 2.0 15-7 W1
Indiana 5-6 3.0 17-6 L1
Minnesota 4-6 3.5 16-7 L1
Iowa 4-6 3.5 12-11 W1
Northwestern 3-6 4.0 13-8 W1
Nebraska 3-7 4.5 11-10 L1
Penn State 2-8 5.5 10-13 L3


Sat
2:00 PM ET Ohio St (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten)
3:00 PM ET Penn St (10-13, 2-8 Big Ten) @ Iowa (12-11, 4-6 Big Ten)
7:00 PM ET Indiana (17-6, 5-6 Big Ten) @ Purdue (15-7, 5-4 Big Ten)

Sun
1:00 PM ET Michigan (17-6, 7-3 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten)
1:00 PM ET Minnesota (16-7, 4-6 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (11-10, 3-7 Big Ten)
3:00 PM ET Northwestern (13-8, 3-6 Big Ten) @ Illinois (16-6, 5-4 Big Ten)

Devils05
02-05-2012, 06:32 PM
Standings

Ohio State 8-2 --- 20-3 W5
Mich State 7-3 1.0 18-5 W1
Wisconsin 7-4 1.5 18-6 L1
Michigan 7-4 1.5 17-7 L1
Indiana 6-6 3.0 18-6 W1
Illinois 5-5 3.0 16-7 L1
Purdue 5-5 3.0 15-8 L1
Minnesota 5-6 3.5 17-7 W1
Iowa 5-6 3.5 13-11 W2
Northwestern 4-6 4.0 14-8 W2
Nebraska 3-8 5.5 11-11 L2
Penn State 2-9 6.5 10-14 L4


Tues
9:00 PM ET Purdue (15-8, 5-5 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Penn St (10-14, 2-9 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Michigan (17-7, 7-4 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (11-11, 3-8 Big Ten)

Thurs
7:00 PM ET Wisconsin (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (17-7, 5-6 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Illinois (16-7, 5-5 Big Ten) @ Indiana (18-6, 6-6 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Iowa (13-11, 5-6 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (14-8, 4-6 Big Ten)

long ball
02-06-2012, 11:07 PM
I'm not too disappointed in the loss to OSU. Wisconsin played pretty well, but just missed a few too many shots.

OSU is probably the best team in the country.

Devils05
02-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Standings

Ohio State 9-2 --- 21-3 W6
Mich State 8-3 1.0 19-5 W2
Wisconsin 8-4 1.5 19-6 W1
Michigan 8-4 1.5 18-7 W1
Indiana 7-6 3.0 19-6 W2
Illinois 5-6 4.0 16-8 L2
Northwestern 5-6 4.0 15-8 W3
Purdue 5-6 4.0 15-9 L2
Minnesota 5-7 4.5 17-8 L1
Iowa 5-7 4.5 13-12 L1
Nebraska 3-9 6.5 11-12 L3
Penn State 2-10 7.5 10-15 L5


Sat
1:00 PM ET Nebraska (11-12, 3-9 Big Ten) @ Penn St (10-15, 2-10 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Michigan St (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten)

Sun
1:00 PM ET Illinois (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten) @ Michigan (18-7, 8-4 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Northwestern (15-8, 5-6 Big Ten) @ Purdue (15-9, 5-6 Big Ten)

Bye: Wisc/Ind/Minn/Iowa

Corndog
02-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Looks like OSU, Mich St., Mich, Wisconsin and IU are all but in and there will be a three way race between Purdue, Illinois and Northwestern for the last spot, as I see six teams getting in from the Big Ten. Crazy to see Northwestern getting in the mix and with their schedule they have a legitimate chance to beat out Purdue and Illinois for sixth place.

Devils05
02-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Things will definitely be interesting at the top. Looking forward to our game against Wisc on Thurs

GuySir
02-12-2012, 07:45 PM
Michigan needed this win over Illinois, hope to see them improve on the road now. Next game isn't until saturday vs OSU, should be a good one. Schedule isn't too difficult down the stretch but still important to play well @ NW, PSU, and Ill

Devils05
02-13-2012, 12:45 AM
Ohio State 9-3 --- 21-4 L1
Mich State 9-3 --- 20-5 W3
Michigan 9-4 0.5 19-7 W2
Wisconsin 8-4 1.0 19-6 W1
Indiana 7-6 2.5 19-6 W2
Purdue 6-6 3.0 16-9 W1
Minnesota 5-7 4.0 17-8 L1
Illinois 5-7 4.0 16-9 L3
Northwestern 5-7 4.0 15-9 L1
Iowa 5-7 4.0 13-12 L1
Nebraska 3-10 6.5 11-13 L4
Penn State 3-10 6.5 11-15 W1

Tues
9:00 PM ET Ohio St (21-4, 9-3 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (17-8, 5-7 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Northwestern (15-9, 5-7 Big Ten) @ Indiana (19-6, 7-6 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Purdue (16-9, 6-6 Big Ten) @ Illinois (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten)

Thurs
7:00 PM ET Wisconsin (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Iowa (13-12, 5-7 Big Ten) @ Penn St (11-15, 3-10 Big Ten)

Byes: Mich/Neb

Corndog
02-16-2012, 01:08 PM
As of now, looks like Purdue is going to get it. Atleast IU is looking pretty solid, maybe they can beat them at the end of the year to knock them out of contention. Even though IU won last night, I actually would like to see Northwestern be the sixth team. It's gonna be tough but not impossible.

Devils05
02-18-2012, 12:27 AM
Standings

Ohio State 10-3 --- 22-4 W1
Mich State 10-3 --- 21-5 W4
Michigan 9-4 1.0 19-7 W2
Wisconsin 8-5 2.0 19-7 L1
Indiana 8-6 2.5 20-6 W3
Purdue 7-6 3.0 17-9 W2
Minnesota 5-8 5.0 17-9 L2
Illinois 5-8 5.0 16-10 L4
Northwestern 5-8 5.0 15-10 L2
Iowa 5-8 5.0 13-13 L2
Penn State 4-10 6.5 12-15 W2
Nebraska 3-10 7.0 11-13 L4
Sat
5:00 PM ET Illinois (16-10, 5-8 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (11-13, 3-10 Big Ten)
7:00 PM ET Minnesota (17-9, 5-8 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (15-10, 5-8 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Ohio St (22-4, 10-3 Big Ten) @ Michigan (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten)

Sun
1:00 PM ET Michigan St (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) @ Purdue (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten)
4:00 PM ET Penn St (12-15, 4-10 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (19-7, 8-5 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Indiana (20-6, 8-6 Big Ten) @ Iowa (13-13, 5-8 Big Ten)

GuySir
02-18-2012, 11:58 PM
Great win for Michigan over OSU, it's unfortunate that it puts MSU in 1st :p

Devils05
02-19-2012, 10:54 PM
Standings

Mich State 11-3 --- 22-5 W5
Ohio State 10-4 1.0 22-5 L1
Michigan 10-4 1.0 20-7 W3
Wisconsin 9-5 2.0 20-7 W1
Indiana 8-7 3.5 20-7 L1
Purdue 7-7 4.0 17-10 L1
Northwestern 6-8 5.0 16-10 W1
Iowa 6-8 5.0 14-13 W1
Minnesota 5-9 6.0 17-10 L3
Illinois 5-9 6.0 16-11 L5
Nebraska 4-10 7.0 12-13 W1
Penn State 4-11 7.5 12-16 L1

Tues
7:00 PM ET Illinois (16-11, 5-9 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (22-5, 10-4 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Michigan (20-7, 10-4 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (16-10, 6-8 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Nebraska (12-13, 4-10 Big Ten) @ Purdue (17-10, 7-7 Big Ten)
7:00 PM ET N Carolina Cent (14-12, 8-5 MEAC) @ Indiana (20-7, 8-7 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Michigan St (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (17-10, 5-9 Big Ten)

Thurs
9:00 PM ET Wisconsin (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten) @ Iowa (14-13, 6-8 Big Ten)

Byes: IND/PSU

jacquewho?
02-21-2012, 09:59 PM
Congrats to croce for beating my hoosiers :pity:

Devils05
02-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Congrats to croce for beating my hoosiers :pity:Yeah Iowa's almost sorta decent this year

ohbilly2134
02-21-2012, 10:54 PM
LET'S GO NORTHWESTERN!! Gotta root for a team who has never made the Tourney.

croce_99
02-21-2012, 11:42 PM
Congrats to croce for beating my hoosiers :pity:
Thanks. I did a great job cheering. Without me, the team would have lost.


Yeah Iowa's almost sorta decent this year

:pity:
Next year my friend. Next year.

Devils05
02-22-2012, 12:52 AM
:pity:
Next year my friend. Next year.Might have to buy another chair for Fran for that game. :cool:

croce_99
02-22-2012, 09:58 PM
Might have to buy another chair for Fran for that game. :cool:

They sold it for a couple thousand dollars :laugh:

Would be nice to have. Not for that much money though.

long ball
02-23-2012, 11:11 PM
Iowa is spanking the Badgers right now.

Devils05
02-24-2012, 12:04 AM
Standings

Mich State 12-3 --- 23-5 W6
Ohio State 11-4 1.0 23-5 W1
Michigan 11-4 1.0 21-7 W4
Wisconsin 9-6 3.0 20-8 L1
Indiana 8-7 4.0 21-7 W1
Purdue 8-7 4.0 18-10 W1
Iowa 7-8 5.0 15-13 W2
Northwestern 6-9 6.0 16-11 L1
Minnesota 5-10 7.0 17-11 L4
Illinois 5-10 7.0 16-12 L6
Nebraska 4-11 8.0 12-14 L1
Penn State 4-11 8.0 12-16 L1
Sat
6:00 PM ET Purdue (18-10, 8-7 Big Ten) @ Michigan (21-7, 11-4 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Nebraska (12-14, 4-11 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Northwestern (16-11, 6-9 Big Ten) @ Penn St (12-16, 4-11 Big Ten)

Sun
1:00 PM ET Indiana (21-7, 8-7 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (17-11, 5-10 Big Ten)
4:00 PM ET Wisconsin (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) @ Ohio St (23-5, 11-4 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Iowa (15-13, 7-8 Big Ten) @ Illinois (16-12, 5-10 Big Ten)

croce_99
02-24-2012, 03:21 AM
Sexy

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/428977_10150574817981748_516386747_9067543_1936016 593_n.jpg

Devils05
02-24-2012, 07:29 PM
Dont really think a storming was needed since you already beat them at Wisc. :cool:

croce_99
02-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Dont really think a storming was needed since you already beat them at Wisc. :cool:

It was for Gatens. Set a couple records and could possibly be the last win at home.
1 more game against northwestern, and you can't storm the court if you lose :shrug:

long ball
02-26-2012, 07:06 PM
Wisconsin bounced back in a big way today.

Devils05
02-26-2012, 07:23 PM
MSU is BigTen champs. Another win and they're outright champs

Devils05
02-27-2012, 12:15 AM
Standings

Mich State 13-3 --- 24-5 W7
Ohio State 11-5 2.0 23-6 L1
Michigan 11-5 2.0 21-8 L1
Wisconsin 10-6 3.0 21-8 W1
Indiana 9-7 4.0 22-7 W2
Purdue 9-7 4.0 19-10 W2
Northwestern 7-9 6.0 17-11 W1
Iowa 7-9 6.0 15-14 L1
Illinois 6-10 7.0 17-12 W1
Minnesota 5-11 8.0 17-12 L5
Nebraska 4-12 9.0 12-15 L2
Penn State 4-12 9.0 12-17 L2
Tues
7:00 PM ET Michigan St (24-5, 13-3 Big Ten) @ Indiana (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten)
8:00 PM ET Minnesota (17-12, 5-11 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten)

Wed
6:30 PM ET Penn St (12-17, 4-12 Big Ten) @ Purdue (19-10, 9-7 Big Ten)
8:30 PM ET Ohio St (23-6, 11-5 Big Ten) @ Northwestern (17-11, 7-9 Big Ten)
9:00 PM ET Iowa (15-14, 7-9 Big Ten) @ Nebraska (12-15, 4-12 Big Ten)

Thurs
7:00 PM ET Michigan (21-8, 11-5 Big Ten) @ Illinois (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten)

Devils05
03-02-2012, 09:46 PM
Standings

Mich State 13-4 --- 24-6 L1
Ohio State 12-5 1.0 24-6 W1
Michigan 12-5 1.0 22-8 W1
Wisconsin 11-6 2.0 22-8 W2
Indiana 10-7 3.0 23-7 W3
Purdue 10-7 3.0 20-10 W3
Iowa 8-9 5.0 16-14 W1
Northwestern 7-10 6.0 17-12 L1
Illinois 6-11 7.0 17-13 L1
Minnesota 5-12 8.0 17-13 L6
Nebraska 4-13 9.0 12-16 L3
Penn State 4-13 9.0 12-18 L3
Sat
12:30 PM ET Nebraska (12-16, 4-13 Big Ten) @ Minnesota (17-13, 5-12 Big Ten)
2:30 PM ET Northwestern (17-12, 7-10 Big Ten) @ Iowa (16-14, 8-9 Big Ten)

Sun
1:00 PM ET Illinois (17-13, 6-11 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin (22-8, 11-6 Big Ten)
1:00 PM ET Michigan (22-8, 12-5 Big Ten) @ Penn St (12-18, 4-13 Big Ten)
4:00 PM ET Ohio St (24-6, 12-5 Big Ten) @ Michigan St (24-6, 13-4 Big Ten)
6:00 PM ET Purdue (20-10, 10-7 Big Ten) @ Indiana (23-7, 10-7 Big Ten)

long ball
03-05-2012, 02:05 AM
Here's a link to the Big Ten tourney bracket: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/B1GMBB12BTTBracket.pdf

alew510
03-06-2012, 07:59 PM
Illini vs Iowa
Indiana vs Penn state
Northwestern vs Minnesota
Purdue vs Nebraska

Michigan State vs Illini
Indiana vs Wisconsin
Michigan vs Northwestern
Ohio state vs Purdue

Michigan State vs Indiana
Michigan vs Ohio state

Michigan State vs Michigan

Bold is obviously who I think will win. I am just not seeing any upsets on Thursday (except for 8/9 but not really an upset). What do you all think?

GuySir
03-06-2012, 09:06 PM
I don't think Michigan gets by OSU, other than that I agree it'll probly be chalk.

long ball
03-08-2012, 12:45 PM
I'll take Iowa, indiana , purdue, and northwestern

croce_99
03-08-2012, 02:21 PM
Hawks!

Just might have secured an NIT spot :laugh:

Woohoo

long ball
03-08-2012, 02:41 PM
I was sitting in class with my phone on auto refresh and the kid next to me is a huge Illinois fan and I was giving him the business.

Not like it really matters because they weren't even in contention for an NCAA birth.

I don't have much room to talk though as Iowa beat Wisconsin twice... :hide:

croce_99
03-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Illinois didn't shoot 1 free throw all game :laugh:
never heard of such a thing.

Leanard destroyed Iowa in the first half. Either Iowa made adjustments, or they just didn't give him the ball much. He has such a height advantage, all they have to do is just lob the ball to him.

Easier said than done...obviously.
I'll take it though. Time to get spanked by MSU tomorrow

jacquewho?
03-08-2012, 04:01 PM
VJ3 goin down hard. If he misses the tournament, tough break for the senior who's been through all 3 seasons of hardship. And tough break for the team, he's improved his game since he went down with that shoulder injury

croce_99
03-08-2012, 04:27 PM
I saw the replay and didn't see anything. His knee had to bend the wrong way, just by the way he reacted.
He was in pain, that's for sure

long ball
03-08-2012, 08:38 PM
Oh dear... Poor northwestern.

metsfaninSTL
03-09-2012, 11:42 AM
i wated NW to win

long ball
03-09-2012, 06:57 PM
That's essentially a road win for the badgers.

Devils05
03-10-2012, 05:30 PM
3 in a row. Looking forward to a rematch with OSU

GuySir
03-11-2012, 04:47 AM
Michigan.... did not look good today. I came into the tournament thinking that if by miracle we pulled off a run, we'd have an argument for a 2 seed, now I'd be happy with a 4.

metsfaninSTL
04-04-2012, 02:41 PM
sullinger will enter draft

jacquewho?
04-07-2012, 09:11 PM
Ordered IU basketball season tickets today. Got me fired up for the season!!!