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Off Tackle Open Threads: December 18th Basketball

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NCAA Basketball: Oakland at Xavier
I’m totally gonna beat my old team. Or at least score on them.
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Recaps

Nebraska Cornhuskers 62, Kansas State Wildcats 46

MaximumSam: This was the predicted tough, contested game in the first half. In the second half, Kansas State channeled their inner Oak Hills Christian.

They scored all of 12 points in the second half, and finished with an offensive ratting of 66. Woof. But a good win for the Huskers, who needed a decent noncon win.

BoilerUp89: That video tells me that I too could have been a college basketball player.

Illinois Fighting Illini 74, Colgate Raiders 57

BoilerUp89: The Illini keep winning games against teams that aren’t ranked in the top 10. They jumped out to a 14-0 lead in this one and never looked back.

Previews

#136 Oakland Golden Grizzlies (6-5) at #14 Michigan State Spartans (5-5) (-16.5), 6 pm, BTN

BoilerUp89: This isn’t the gimme it usually is. Oakland gave Ohio State and Illinois games for 30 minutes and beat Xavier already this season. Former Spartan Rocket Watts will look to pull the upset for the Grizzlies.