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Big Ten Basketball 2019-20 Season Predictions

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Life punched me in the face yesterday, so we have a place to talk about Big Ten basketball but nowhere to argue about how the writers are clearly disrespecting your particular team (which is probably Purdue). Well, except for here:

Here’s how our writers predict the Big Ten to shake out in 2019-2020:

14. Northwestern Wildcats

Prediction: 10-20 (3-17 B1G)

High: 5-15 (MNW, Thump), 13-17 overall (MNW)
Low: 1-19, 8-22 (Stew)

13. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Prediction: 14-17 (5-15 B1G)

High: 21-10, 10-10 (Thump)
Low: 11-20, 2-18 (Candystripes)

12. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Prediction: 14-17 (6-14 B1G)

High: 16-15, 8-12 (Stewmonkey13, noted Nebraska fan)
Low: 11-20, 4-16 (MNW)

11. Penn State Nittany Lions

Prediction: 14-17 (6-14 B1G)

High: 16-15, 8-12 (Thump, DJ)
Low: 12-19, 4-16 (Boilerman, Candystripes)

10. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Prediction: 14-17 (6-14 B1G)

High: 16-14, 9-11 (MNW)
Low: 11-20, 5-15 (BrianB2)

9. Iowa Hawkeyes

Prediction: 15-16 (8-12 B1G)

High: 18-13 (Candystripes), 9-11 (Brian, Stew, Thump)
Low: 14-17, 7-13 (Boilerman, MNW, DJ)

8. Illinois Fighting Illini

Prediction: 17-13 (9-11 B1G)

High: 20-10 (MNW, DJ), 11-19 (MNW, DJ, Thump)
Low: 11-19, 6-14 (BrianB2)

7. Indiana Hoosiers

Prediction: 21-10 (11-9 B1G)

High: 24-7, 14-6 (Candystripes)
Low: 16-15, 8-12 (Thump)

6. Michigan Wolverines

Prediction: 20-11 (12-8 B1G)

High: 22-9 (Brian, Stew, DJ), 13-7 (Boilerman, Brian, Stew, DJ)
Low: 15-16, 9-11 (Thump)

5. Wisconsin Badgers

Prediction: 21-10 (13-7 B1G)

High: 26-5, 17-3 (BrianB2)
Low: 17-14, 10-10 (several)

4. Ohio State Buckeyes

Prediction: 22-9 (14-6 B1G)

High: 26-5, 18-2 (Stew)
Low: 19-12, 11-9 (MNW)

3. Purdue Boilermakers

Prediction: 24-7 (15-5 B1G)

High: 25-6, 15-5 (several)
Low: 23-8, 14-6 (everyone else)

2. Maryland Terrapins

Prediction: 24-7 (16-4 B1G)

High: 26-5, 16-4 (DJ, MNW)
Low: 22-9, 11-9 (Thump)

*Tiebreaker was “highest Big Ten win projection” but mostly “will angry Purdue fans rush to the comments to talk about how they’re really good at tying but not actually winning.” Take the internet less seriously, mouthbreathers.

Michigan State Spartans, no shit

Predictions: 27-4 (18-2 B1G)

High: 29-2, 19-1 (Stew)
Low: 26-5, 16-4 (MNW)

Feel free to lodge complaints in the comments.

Poll

Who will win the Big Ten in 2019-20?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Michigan State
    (100 votes)
  • 11%
    Maryland
    (30 votes)
  • 4%
    Ohio State
    (12 votes)
  • 7%
    Indiana
    (21 votes)
  • 18%
    Someone else
    (48 votes)
  • 20%
    Sure, Purdue might tie for it
    (53 votes)
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