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Well, MNW typed a lot, at least. Well, by typed...

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Indiana Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t have a ton of personal writing time right now or that much interesting to say about Big Ten basketball. My team is horseshit, writing the bracketology roundup majorly bums me out, and I doubt either of those things will change in the foreseeable future.

Here’s how teams are doing:

that’s a lot of 10-6 teams you guys should really figure that out

I’m just here, in the words of the immortal Marshawn Lynch, so I don’t get fined.

In fact, that’s a good idea. Here is, in GIF format, my preview for the week’s basketball.

That’s right—basically date, time, odds, a gif, and the spreadsheet at the end that takes way too much time and that no one ever reads and means I wind up obsessing about games on PlutoTV, only for DJ Carver him-fucking-self to have the audacity in the OTE Slack, just the other day, to say “whoa, I didn’t know PlutoTV existed” in response to WSR posting a spreadsheet of all the conference championships...

Maybe some writers will edit this and preview their own games. But...

...so yeah, I’m phoning it in. Fuck you, it’s free.

Tuesday, February 25

#18 Iowa Hawkeyes at #24 Michigan State Spartans

6pm | ESPN2 | MSU -8.5 | O/U 151.5

Poll

Pick

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Tooth birds
    (2 votes)
  • 84%
    Habsburg lips
    (11 votes)
13 votes total Vote Now

Wednesday, February 26

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at #16 Penn State Nittany Lions

6pm | BTN | PSU -5 | O/U 137.5

Poll

i dont care

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    scarlet
    (48 votes)
  • 58%
    nittany
    (69 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

#9 Maryland Terrapins at Minnesota Golden Gophers

8pm | BTN | Minn -1 | O/U 134.5

seriously how is maryland remotely close to the top 10 all their fans do is bitch and then a turtle bites you on the fucking nose

Poll

what’s ugliest

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    maryland uniforms
    (35 votes)
  • 36%
    minnesota’s floor color
    (47 votes)
  • 36%
    whitespeedreceiver
    (48 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now

Thursday, February 27

Wisconsin Badgers at #19 Michigan Wolverines

6pm | ESPN2 | Mich -6.5 | O/U 133

Poll

pick the winning skunk

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    bear
    (47 votes)
  • 58%
    popcorn
    (66 votes)
113 votes total Vote Now

Indiana Hoosiers at Purdue Boilermakers

6pm | FS1 | Purdue -6 | O/U 129.5

no I’M gonna make the tourney

Poll

you know they used to shoot buffalo in the west out of the back of trains, which feels like a kinda funny metaphor for purdue and indiana, if you think about it

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    ok
    (33 votes)
  • 25%
    purdue
    (33 votes)
  • 18%
    indiana
    (24 votes)
  • 31%
    i was told there would be no math (and there wasn’t)
    (42 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

Illinois Fighting Illini at Northwestern Wildcats

7pm | BTN | Illinois -6.5 | O/U 133

when do the men with the white coats and butterfly nets get here

Poll

By how much does Illinois win?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    15+
    (35 votes)
  • 39%
    10-14
    (47 votes)
  • 15%
    5-9
    (18 votes)
  • 4%
    3-4
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    1-2
    (1 vote)
  • 10%
    <0
    (12 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

#23 Ohio State Buckeyes at Nebraska Cornhuskers

8pm | ESPN2 | OSU -9.5 | O/U 144.5

Poll

which

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    corn
    (6 votes)
  • 42%
    nuts
    (55 votes)
  • 52%
    anaphylaxis
    (67 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

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