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Midweek Hoopyball Week 2

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Here are the midweek games for the 2nd week of conference play

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No real marquee matchups, but a couple of games that could help shake out where a few teams stand.

Wisconsin Badgers @ Indiana Hoosiers

Where:  ESPN

When:  Tuesday, January 5th, 6 pm God's Time

Who:

Wisconsin (9-6)

Kenpom

59

StewPoll

88

Massey Composite

67

Indiana (12-3)

Kenpom

25

StewPoll

41

Massey Composite

33

Line:  Indiana -7.5

Thoughts:  With Bo gone, can Crean start beating Wisconsin?

Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Penn State Nittany Lions

Where:  BTN

When:  Tuesday, January 5th, 6 pm God's Time

Who:

Minnesota (6-8)

Kenpom

162

StewPoll

179

Massey Composite

162

Penn State (9-6)

Kenpom

133

StewPoll

119

Massey Composite

116

Line: PSU -6

Thoughts:  Two bad teams with no real shot at even the NIT.

Nebraska Cornhuskers @ Iowa Hawkeyes

Where:  BTN

When:  Tuesday, January 5th, 8 pm God's Time

Who:

Nebraska (8-7)

Kenpom

156

StewPoll

149

Massey Composite

138

Iowa (11-3)

Kenpom

10

StewPoll

23

Massey Composite

17

Line:  Iowa -14.5

Thoughts:  Iowa should be able to overwhelm Nebraska.  It's Adam Woodbury bobblehead night.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Maryland Terrapins

Where:  BTN

When:  Wednesday, January 6th, 6 pm God's Time

Who:

Buttgers (6-9)*

Kenpom

249

StewPoll

227

Massey Composite

231

Maryland (13-1)

Kenpom

15

StewPoll

12

Massey Composite

15

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  Buttgers is super awful.  Maryland is not.

Ohio State Buckeyes @ Northwestern Wildcats

Where:  BTN

When:  Wednesday, January 6th, 8 pm God's Time

Who:

Ohio State (10-5)

Kenpom

54

StewPoll

49

Massey Composite

53

Northwestern (13-2)

Kenpom

50

StewPoll

40

Massey Composite

50

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  Is Ohio State putting it together?  Can jNW beat a decent team?

Michigan Wolverines @ Purdue Boilermakers

Where:  ESPNU

When:  Thursday, January 7th, 6 pm God's Time

Who:

Michigan (12-3)

Kenpom

24

StewPoll

30

Massey Composite

27

Purdue (13-2)

Kenpom

6

StewPoll

16

Massey Composite

11

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  Contrast in styles.  While both are pretty slow, Purdue is physical and wants to dominate inside.  Michigan wants to get into a jump shooting game.

Illinois Fighting Illini @ Michigan State Spartans

Where:  ESPN

When:  Thursday, January 7th, 8 pm God's Time

Who:

Illinois (8-7)

Kenpom

117

StewPoll

125

Massey Composite

110

Michigan State (14-1)

Kenpom

7

StewPoll

6

Massey Composite

5

Line:  n/a

Thoughts:  MSU clearly isn't as good without Valentine.  Still, IL is a pretty dumb team.

Use this article as an open thread for the midweek games and hoopyball talk.

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