Yeah, I was going to make an update, but I wanted to make sure I had the BT Tourney seedings first. Burke, Novak, Douglass, and even Morgan have been fairly consistent all season. Our sophomores, Hardaway Jr and Smotrycz have struggled. Those two are the keys IMO going forward. If those guys can contribute like
they did yesterday, we're going to surprise some teams in the tournament. I ultimately think this team's lack of rebounding and inability to get to the free throw line will undo them, but I think the team's shooting ability can carry them aways. They came out shooting hot fire yesterday. I believe they were something ridiculous like 70% from the field in the first half. Penn State played tough and every Big Ten road game is tough (sans Nebraska?), so it was a solid win.
I too was really impressed with Buford. He hit clutch shot after clutch shot. There's also the question of whether Draymond Green continued to play after fouling out with 7:10 left. Ohio State ruined Michigan State's effort at a perfect home season and senior day I guess, but was it worth getting this upset over since they did get a share of the regular season title and #1 seed in the conference tournament:
These are the kind of expressions I expect to see during the NCAA tournament.
As far as the Big Ten tournament goes, Michigan State is still the #1 seed and they will face the winner of Iowa/Illinois. Michigan is the #2 seed and faces a possible third dog fight with Northwestern or a battle with Minnesota. Ohio State is the #3 seed and will face the Purdue/Nebraska winner. Wisconsin has the #4 seed and will face the winner of Indiana/Penn State.
Is anyone going to be in Indianapolis this weekend?
Edited by sachmoney, 05 March 2012 - 12:16 PM.