LOL. Should have figured that out on my own.
I take @MarkH literally and seriously!
Iowa got robbed in regulation. Refs missed a timeout request and called a tie-up, with the Minnesota kid’s foot in the end line.
OT to come.
Minnesota ended up pulling away in the second OT. I thought Iowa, which is younger than either Minnesota or Penn State (and that’s saying something - I don’t have KenPom to check, though) was the better team. A good start for Minnesota/bad swing for Iowa in the second OT made the difference.
That pushed us below the Mendoza line if ESPN has the tie-breakers right. Important not to finish in the bottom four.
We have 3 games against teams 1 game or less ahead of us and 2 below. A lot of opportunity for us to make moves up these standings. It’s conceivable we could even end up 6th if we play well enough down the stretch.
Most to least or vice versa? Gotta kick in the $20
That’s crazy. I typed in the exact ranking when I made the post but it was converted to 1, 2, 3 after I hit enter.
The rankings are Minnesota (296), Penn State (332), and Iowa (344).
Sometimes the software on this site tries to be too helpful.
So, because it’s still unclear whether a lower number (like 296) makes you more or less experienced than a higher number (like 344), what I’m taking from this is that Penn State is in the middle and Minnesota or Iowa is either more or less experienced than we are.
Iowa is really playing well as a team despite the lack of experience.
Curious that Boilers are only 2 point faves. I know IU is home and played tough vs Wiscy but…
Chi-town Sun-Times: Led by Happ, Badgers clearly the best in otherwise-blah Big Ten
IU and Purdue in a good one in Bloomington. 7 minutes left, Purdue up one.
Insane call at end of game. Officials disagreed on what looked like an obvious shoulder-down charge by Bryant into Biggie, so they called a double foul. Both guys fouled out on the play. (Biggie did do some drama class extra credit work, though.)
Purdue kind of took control in the last few minutes, so not sure it made that much difference - although no shots for the foul. IU got the ball, assume from the possession arrow.
I’m watching the game with the sound off. That’s about the dumbest call I’ve ever seen. It is either a charge or a block but cannot be both. Horrible.
Nebraska giving Wisconsin a workout at the very least - Badgers up 1 in Lincoln at the half.
Nebraska hits a 3 at the buzzer to send it to OT
There are only 351 teams and, with basically three freshman starters, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out which end of the spectrum we lie on.