Basketball was played this weekend. I’m actually pretty happy with my team! But I had to watch wisconsin win the Big Ten championship while in madison, and let me tell you...hell.
Can highly recommend the wings at Chicken Lips, though.
#24 wisconsin badgers 60, Indiana Hoosiers 56
MC Clap: Amazing. Most unlikely run since I don’t know, 2000 Final Four?
If Indiana gets in the tournament I’m picking them to win at least one; that game was way more tense than I care for.
Candystripes: If Indiana makes the round of 32, it’ll be entirely based on their draw.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 71, Purdue Boilermakers 68 (OT)
Boilerman31: HIT. YOUR. DAMN. FREE. THROWS.
ZuzuRU: Are we FINALLY tournament-safe yet??? All in all what a game. Very poetic that our last game of the regular season is that quality road win that everyone said was evading us.
Sorry for ruining your Senior Day, Purdue, but not really because Rutgers has had its Senior Day ruined countless times, so. Anyway, see some of you at the Dance.
Northwestern Wildcats 80, #20 Penn State Nittany Lions 69
pkloa: If you’re reading this, it means MNW got my message in a bottle. Today is February 16th, 2020, and everything’s coming up pkloa! Not only is my stock portfolio doing amazing, but the Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team is completing their historic #climb. Recent wins at Michigan State and at Purdue have set the team up for a B1G title (and maybe a Final Four run?).
Yes, it’s good to be me. I can’t imagine anything happening that will dampen my spirits in the weeks ahead.
#9 Maryland Terrapins 83, #25 Michigan Wolverines 70
I didn’t actually get any recaps from the Maryland contingent. And, true to form, I did not watch this game. I see from Slack that someone made a flat-angle half-court shot, but that’s all I got. Maryland gets a share of the Big Ten championship.
DJ: In today’s Turgeon loser talk quotes:
“Don’t put pressure on me to make the Sweet 16”
“It’s like the league tried to set us up to fail”
Is this the most Maryland thing imaginable?
This poll is closed
Less salt, more Old Bay
Needs more "DUKE ROBBED USSSSS"
beez: How did the league set them up to fail?
BrianB2: By having teams in it slightly better than them. GOSH.
#16 Michigan State Spartans 80, #19 Ohio State Buckeyes 69
Andrew Kraszewski: MSU forced its way into a devil’s three-way for the three-peat conference title, sharing this one with Maryland and Wisconsin.
The obvious and deserving story on senior day in East Lansing was a celebration of the stellar career of Cassius Winston, and he lived up to his own name with 27 points on 10/14, plus 6 assists. Whatever happens in the tournaments, watching Winston has been a complete pleasure and it’s going to be weird seeing this team without him. Xavier Tillman was, as usual, his chief running mate, but MSU controlled the game for most of its duration because the future was now for Aaron Henry and Rocket Watts. Henry had none of his tentativeness and Watts had very few of the youthful mistakes that kept either of them from being reliable third options for most of the season.
Only thing missing right now is they aren’t getting much of anything from Gabe Brown, but if Henry and Watts keep playing like this there aren’t many wing minutes to go around anyway. If the way those two have played down the stretch is the new reality, MSU’s preseason ceiling could be achievable.
#23 Illinois Fighting Illini 78, #18 Iowa Hawkeyes 76
Stew: In an incredibly intense regular season finale, Iowa couldn’t find a way to pull out the road victory to nab that elusive double bye for the Big Ten Tourney.
While the entire team may not have suffered the patented late season fade that has plagued Iowa in past seasons, it hasn’t completely skipped over all the members. Joe Wieskamp has been just plain not good for about a month, now. He’s the 2nd best player on this team, and without him, it’s going to be a short March.
BigRedTwice: We have seven players.
Second time this season we’ve had a team make a record number of threes against us.
WhiteSpeedReceiver: Everyone that dressed for Minnesota, including both walk-ons, scored. The only person wearing a Gopher jersey that touched the floor and didn’t score was Goldy. The Gophers finished shooting 18/33 from 3, including 8/11 from Gabe Kalscheur. It’s a perfect time for our shooting to get hot, even if it was against a depleted Nebrasketball squad.
So congrats to wisconsin on their Big Ten championship, and a big “fuck you” to Michigan State and Maryland for allowing this horseshit to happen.
Here’s what the Big Ten Tournament will look like: