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Midweek B1G basketball, Week 3

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Here are the midweek games for the 3rd week of conference play

Dom Uhl's hair game.
Dom Uhl's hair game.
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We've got a a B1G showdown on Thursday, but otherwise a kind of quiet slate.

Wisconsin Badgers @ Northwestern Wildcats

Where:  BTN

When:  Tuesday, January 12th, 6 pm God's Time

Who:

Wisconsin (9-8)

Kenpom

63

StewPoll

101

Massey Composite

71

Northwestern (14-3)

Kenpom

46

StewPoll

45

Massey Composite

50

Line:  jNW -2

Thoughts:  jNW is favored over Wisconsin.  In basketball.  LOLOLOLOL

Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Nebraska Cornhuskers

Where:  BTN

When:  Tuesday, January 12th, 8 pm God's Time

Who:

Minnesota (6-10)

Kenpom

185

StewPoll

198

Massey Composite

180

Nebraska (9-8)

Kenpom

112

StewPoll

148

Massey Composite

119

Line:  UNL -8.5

Thoughts:  Everyone agrees that UNL is not very good.  They should wallop Minnesota.

#3 Maryland Terrapins @ Michigan Wolverines

Where:  ESPN

When:  Tuesday, January 12th, 8 pm God's Time

Who:

#3 Maryland (15-1)

Kenpom

14

StewPoll

12

Massey Composite

12

Michigan (12-4)

Kenpom

31

StewPoll

36

Massey Composite

31

Line:  Maryland -2

Thoughts:  After escaping Wisconsin, and allowing Wisconsin to dictate the tempo, will Maryland fall into a similar trap against a better opponent?  Michigan is probably without Caris LeVert, though.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Ohio State Buckeyes

Where:  BTN

When:  Wednesday, January 13th, 5:30 pm God's Time

Who:

Buttgers (6-11)

Kenpom

278

StewPoll

239

Massey Composite

246

Ohio State (11-6)

Kenpom

61

StewPoll

55

Massey Composite

59

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  Ohio State by a whole bunch.  Buttgers continues to embarrass the league.

Penn State Nittany Lions @ #24 Purdue Boilermakers

Where:  BTN

When:  Wednesday, January 13th, 7:30 pm God's Time

Who:

Penn State (10-7)

Kenpom

151

StewPoll

128

Massey Composite

126

Purdue (14-3)

Kenpom

13

StewPoll

16

Massey Composite

13

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  Hey, Purdue, you have a massive frontcourt advantage over everyone you play, you might want to use it.

#16 Iowa Hawkeyes @ #4 Michigan State Spartans

Where:  ESPN

When:  Thursday, January 14th, 6 pm God's Time

Who:

#16 Iowa (12-3)

Kenpom

12

StewPoll

17

Massey Composite

14

#4 Michigan State (16-1)

Kenpom

4

StewPoll

6

Massey Composite

4

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  Iowa hasn't won at the Breslin Center since 1993 with most of those in blowout fashion.  Michigan State is looking to avenge their only loss of the season, has learned to play without Valentine, and it will be Valentine's second game back after knocking off some rust against Penn State.  I'm not feeling very good about Iowa's chances.

Go ahead and use this article as an open thread to discuss all the midweek basketball action.