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    Big10 tough in BBall???

    I'm not seeing it. I see three teams that can compete nationally. A bunch of mediocre teams competing for the middle. It's going to be another year where the conference is GONE after the 2nd round of the bid dance.


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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    they may very well bust in the tourney, but check out all their preseason wins. that's why they're the "best" conference this year - they proved it preseason by beating other good teams.

    clearly several are struggling now.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Big 10 is very good at the top.

    Is that because the bottom 5 are horrible? The only way to know is by looking for out of conference wins.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    I agree with you except that I would say four teams: Both Michigan schools, OSU, and Indiana. The rest are average college b-ball teams. No different, nor better than our own B-12.

    Sadly, the hype machine out of the B-10 office has many media members convinced that they are the superior league this year. I just don't see it.

    I would argue that OSU and Michigan State might go deep into the tourney. Officials call the tourney much different and will let these two teams play a physical defense that gets called in the regular season.


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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Big 10 is very good at the top.

    Is that because the bottom 5 are horrible? The only way to know is by looking for out of conference wins.
    I like watching Nebby flounder in the B1G as much as they did here. HA!


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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    At the beginning of conference play, I would have agreed that they were the second best conference (behind the Big East), but lately they are falling apart. Illinois and Minnesota aren't doing the conference any favors this late down the stretch - the Big 10 really needs them to turn it on if they want to get 7 or 8 teams in the NCAA tourny.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    The problem, is that all the other BCS conferences aren't as strong this year either. I really don't think Illinois or Minny are deserving of bids on almost any given year, but every conference seems to be down this year, and I think that's the only reason they are even getting consideration. Also, don't forget about Wisconsin, they are still a very good team.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkadoodledoo View Post
    The problem, is that all the other BCS conferences aren't as strong this year either. I really don't think Illinois or Minny are deserving of bids on almost any given year, but every conference seems to be down this year, and I think that's the only reason they are even getting consideration. Also, don't forget about Wisconsin, they are still a very good team.
    "Very good" teams don't lose to Iowa.


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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    At the beginning of conference play, I would have agreed that they were the second best conference (behind the Big East), but lately they are falling apart. Illinois and Minnesota aren't doing the conference any favors this late down the stretch - the Big 10 really needs them to turn it on if they want to get 7 or 8 teams in the NCAA tourny.
    The Big East is not the best conference this year. They are 3rd at best behind the Big Ten and Big 12. Having teams like Minnesota and Illinois might not be the worst thing for the Big Ten. Both of those teams would probably be first round losses for the conference anyway.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    "Very good" teams don't lose to Iowa.
    Is this like how national title contenders don't lose to Iowa St?



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    "Very good" teams don't lose to Iowa.
    Especially at home...Don't get me wrong I think Wisky is a decent team, but there is no excuse for that loss.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    Is this like how national title contenders don't lose to Iowa St?
    Nice. What's good for the goose, is good for the gander.

    Rep gun empty so... +1i


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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    never mind


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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    The more Big 10 teams make the tournament the better. Just like in bowl season, they will tank. I'd love 8 teams make it and only 1 or 2 make it to the Sweet 16. Happens regularly lately. You have to love the media markets they have.



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    Re: Big10 tough in BBall???

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    "Very good" teams don't lose to Iowa.
    Well Missouri lost to Okie State, and KU lost to Davidson, so I guess they aren't very good teams as well.



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