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Big Ten Basketball Week Previews: We really tried hard on these ones.

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... 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



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  • 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


i dont care

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  • 41%
    (48 votes)
  • 58%
    (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


what’s ugliest

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

Thursday, February 27

Wisconsin Badgers at #19 Michigan Wolverines

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


pick the winning skunk

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  • 41%
    (47 votes)
  • 58%
    (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


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

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  • 25%
    (33 votes)
  • 25%
    (33 votes)
  • 18%
    (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


By how much does Illinois win?

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  • 29%
    (35 votes)
  • 39%
    (47 votes)
  • 15%
    (18 votes)
  • 4%
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    (1 vote)
  • 10%
    (12 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

#23 Ohio State Buckeyes at Nebraska Cornhuskers

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



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

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