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dal9
03-12-2010, 12:46 PM
PU-Northwestern follows after Ill-Wisc, which is crucial for the Illini.

Last meeting vs. NW:


Smith 18 min, 0 pts, 0-5 FG, 0-5 3PA, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl, 0 Blk, 4 fouls
Byrd 8 min 0 pts, 0-3 FG 0-3 3PA 0 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl, 0 Blk, 1 Foul


Bench and shooters will have to step up bigger than that for Purdue to win today.

By the way, if by some miracle, Purdue wins BTT, and Duke stumbles, could the Boilers get a 1 seed?

dal9
03-12-2010, 01:59 PM
thisclose to a huge upset in Game 1.
Turner got a better shot than he should have, I thought

pwee31
03-12-2010, 02:25 PM
Yeah Michigan should have pressured more, but Turner still hit a 40ft shot to win the game. The kid made a tough shot, it's tough to lose that way, and of course the Michigan coach will be questioned, but you have to like your chances of winning if it comes down to a 40ft shot.

Just didn't work out

Hicks
03-12-2010, 02:47 PM
How do you defend 5 on 4 and still fail to pressure?

Still, that's a hell of a shot by Turner. May he have many opportunities (say, 41 ;) ) to hit big shots @ Conseco next season.

dal9
03-12-2010, 03:09 PM
How do you defend 5 on 4 and still fail to pressure?

Still, that's a hell of a shot by Turner. May he have many opportunities (say, 41 ;) ) to hit big shots @ Conseco next season.

ya good point--with three seconds left, the inbounds man isnt going to make it downcourt for a shot, so double the man with the ball, esp if it is Turner!

dal9
03-12-2010, 03:51 PM
wisc at 28 pts w 10 mins to go...I think Ill needs to win one more to get into the dance, even if they pull this off

Since86
03-12-2010, 04:03 PM
wisc at 28 pts w 10 mins to go...I think Ill needs to win one more to get into the dance, even if they pull this off

Huh? :confused: Has a top 25 team ever been left out of the tourney?

Wisconsin is already in the dance, regardless of how the BTT ends up. Illinois needs the good showing to get in.

dal9
03-12-2010, 04:11 PM
Huh? :confused: Has a top 25 team ever been left out of the tourney?

Wisconsin is already in the dance, regardless of how the BTT ends up. Illinois needs the good showing to get in.

I'm talking about Illinois needing to get into the final to get a bid.


edit: maybe not...Lunardi and Lavin say Illinois is a lock with the Wisconsin win

edit2: spoke too soon? 56-54!

Tyrion
03-12-2010, 04:44 PM
[QUOTE=Since86;972669]Huh? :confused: Has a top 25 team ever been left out of the tourney?

QUOTE]

Yes. In 2004 Utah was ranked and not included in the field.

dal9
03-13-2010, 12:00 AM
Four good games...now a very short turnaround for the semifinalists...1:30 and 4.

I'll predict OSU 74 Illinois 65

and Purdue 58 Minn 57.

dal9
03-13-2010, 03:28 PM
Looks like OSU-Illinois will be another tight one...

Turner's ballhandling not NBA-PG-quality in this one.

edit: OOOhh... & Larry is in the house!

edit2: ET with the triple double 31-10 and 10TO!

jeffg-body
03-13-2010, 04:49 PM
That OSU/ILL game was great to watch. I hope Purdue can get a win and we can see an OSU/Purdue final.

On a comical side, I spaced that the tourney was going on and I had a client of mine that had an interview at a company pretty much right behind Conseco at Eli Lilly. It took us forever to get to our building and I had to park six blocks away. Needless to say we took a different route home.

dal9
03-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Why on God's green earth do you have Johnson out there with 5 to go if you are Painter?!

Trader Joe
03-13-2010, 06:39 PM
Boilers are probably going to be a 3 seed, and I don't see them making it out of the second round...They just aren't even close to the same team without Hummel, he really is the guy that makes everything work for them.

dal9
03-13-2010, 06:46 PM
Boilers are probably going to be a 3 seed, and I don't see them making it out of the second round...They just aren't even close to the same team without Hummel, he really is the guy that makes everything work for them.

They'd be lucky to be a 3...4 or 5 is more realistic, I think.

If both OSU and Duke win, does OSU or Syracuse get the fourth #1 (assuming UK, KU, and Duke as the others)?

Trader Joe
03-14-2010, 02:02 AM
Tough to imagine Cuse not getting a number 1 seed.