[quote=“PSUChamp08, post:4, topic:1355”]Through 20 votes, there are 16 votes (80%) for Penn State winning and 4 votes (20%) for Maryland winning. I have not voted in this poll yet so this is all you guys.
Considering PSU’s success in the BigTen / ACC credit, the fact that the game is a home game, and thanks to members Skeeza and noobd I now know that Maryland has lost some of their good players last year, their top 3 scorers in fact, the 80%/20% split seems reasonable. There certainly are things going in PSU’s favor, but also those grounded and not willing to predict a PSU win. I respect that.
Do you guys see this similar to when PSU lost 3 of its starters Cornley, Pringle, and Morrissey going into last season? (Morrissey didn’t always start but sometimes did) The general consensus last year for PSU seemed to be bubble team at best. With the new play-in spots, and PSU’s OOC schedule, would you guys agree that this is the biggest non conference game to win with the most return and clout for a resume builder. If Maryland finishes 7-9 like it did in 2008-09 for example, and PSU finish 9-9 or 10-8, this win could get PSU in over Maryland. Maybe Maryland doesn’t make the tournament, but perhaps also they reload and have some good young players. Penn State has seniors on this team so it need to show Maryland that PSU is a more experienced and polished team.[/quote]
According to LAr, getting into the tourney doesn’t have much to do with resume as it does with RPI.
As far as RPI is concerned, a win at Ole Miss or at VT is worth a lot more than a home win vs. Maryland.
As far as edging them out for an NCAA spot, Maryland was a bubble team last year with a 7-9 conf record. as you point out, they lose their top 3 scorers including Greivis Vasquez, whom some fail to point out, was ACC Player of the Year. BTW… do you know who they targeted to replace Vasquez? …that’s right, Taran Buie.
Ii doubt they are a bubble team. They lost too much.