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2013-2014 B1G Men's Basketball

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by LitlBuck, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Well, the Huskers are opening a terrific, brand-new arena next year. That may have something to do with the ticket sales.
     
  2. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    more
    http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2013/05/09/maryland-to-pay-visit-for-big-tenacc-event.html
     
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://btn.com/2013/05/14/big-ten-releases-2013-14-basketball-single-plays/
     
  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    U can say UW had the best draw, but its not as good as u might think at first glance. They have no home games with PSU and Nebraska, that is a loss of two automatic wins to offset the probable losses they would've had at MSU and OSU.
     
  5. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Wyoming coming to town

    more
    http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2013/06/larry_shyatt_cleveland_native.html
     
  6. BVistahC

    BVistahC Disciplina in Civitatem

  7. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    Just found this when looking for a fun way to make fun of Hoke. Sorry if you have seen it before.

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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Nebraska has a new arena:

    Watch Nebraska’s new arena get built (VIDEO)



    Nebraska will have a new home entering the 2013-2014 season: the brand-new Pinnacle Bank Arena.

    Construction was completed on the building — which can be seen in the time-lapse video above — earlier this year, and play will begin on Nov. 8th in a double-header where the women’s team will host UCLA followed by the men bringing in last year’s NCAA tournament darlings Florida-Gulf Coast.

    The interior of the arena looks just as nice as the exterior, and while it may be a couple of seasons until Tim Miles has a product good enough to earn a sellout of the 15,200 seats, at the very least, something they call The Three-Pointer should be enough to get you to a game: “a hot dog, brat and polish dog stuffed in a 28-inch bun, topped with chili, cheese and jalapenos”.

    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/28/watch-nebraskas-new-arena-get-built-video/

    Re: The season opener is six weeks away, and Michigan already has an injury concern.
    Mitch McGary, who was so instrumental in the Wolverines' Final Four run last season, is dealing with an unspecified lower back condition that is limiting him in practice. Coach John Beilein said Friday that McGary is day to day.

    "It's been day to day pretty much all fall," Beilein said. "I'm very hopeful that it's gone before too long."

    McGary's stock took off during the NCAA tournament, when he emerged as a force inside to help the Wolverines to their first Final Four since 1993. Michigan lost to Louisville in the national title game.

    The 6-foot-10 McGary averaged only 7.5 points per game last season, but in the NCAA tournament he averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds. He considered a jump to the NBA but decided to return to Michigan for his sophomore year.

    Entire article: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9733086/michigan-wolverines-center-mitch-mcgary-dealing-back-issues

    I wonder how bad is back really is.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 1, 2013
  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': Maybe he should of went to the NBA earlier this year and got the guaranteed money. Those nagging back injuries can be a major problem, JJ Sullinger needed surgery and missed (almost) the entire NBA season last year.

    Mitch McGary: Just being cautious

    Michigan sophomore Mitch McGary remains out with a back injury, but he said over the weekend that he's not overly concerned and could play now if necessary.

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9785621/michigan-wolverines-center-mitch-mcgary-not-concerned-back-issues
     
  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I believe JJ Sullinger did in fact miss the entire NBA season last year.:wink:

    As far as McGary goes, yeah I think he may have cost himself some money by coming back. His stock was high after the tourney run, and I think it will only go down from there. This year they don't have Burke to set him up and they don't have Hardaway to draw the D's attention away, either.
     
  12. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    These pics are pretty funny especially when they pick Michigan State to win the conference and then they pick Izzo as the Coach of the Year. I mean if his team's pick to win the conference then why should he be the best coach in the conference..

    I also think that Iowa is picked a little low and I would not be surprised if they finished in third place in the conference.
     
  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Yeah, I think Iowa would be a good pick for 3rd and UM more like 5th (ahead of IU). The "he's due" logic behind picking Izzo coach of the year is bizarre. It might be Fran McCaffery's year if Iowa has a strong season.
     
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  14. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

  15. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Interesting that so many regard UM as better than OSU in the preseason this year. They did lose the NPOY from last year, and another first round pick (so they lost two starters - their two most productive and most heavily used players from last year). OSU has four starters coming back and the best two players off the bench off a team that was roughly equal to UM last season, and the one starter OSU lost is playing pro ball in Europe. Both bring in a couple 4-star recruits. But OSU is projected to take just as big a hit as UM if not bigger in terms of drop-off from last season, which I think is odd. Thomas was a special scorer, and his consistency and ability to score in bunches in most any game is uncommon, but the truth is scoring is all he did very well - he didn't play particularly well in any other aspect of the game.

    I would pick MSU #1 in the Big Ten in the preseason. After that, it gets tough to figure who is next and I don't think there should be any consensus favorite for #2, but OSU, UM, Iowa and Wiscy are all teams that I think are going to make the tourney this year and are fairly evenly matched so it's hard to say what order they will finish in. I suppose the tourney run has people giving UM a bit more lofty ratings at this point than they perhaps would have (though they also got rated top-10 prior to the 2010 season when they didn't even make the NIT), but it's not going to score a point for them this year. Certainly Matta has been a win hoarder (and Big Ten play is no exception), with his teams basically never losing games they shouldn't lose, which really helps them finish higher in the standings than people might project in the preseason (and is a big part of why Matta get the highest win % in league history) - while UM, Iowa and UW typically lose one game a year in Big Ten play that you didn't think they would lose.

    Indiana I think is the classic NIT team - talented but young and highly flawed. Illinois also probably an NIT team. It will be interesting to see if any of the other teams that are supposed to have lesser seasons (Purdue, Minny, Nebraska, PSU, N'western) have any notable success - of that group Purdue and Minny probably have the most potential but it's hard to say how well they will perform and there's a significant chance for each of them to miss the postseason entirely.

    I feel pretty confident that the top-5 will be MSU, OSU, UM, UW, and Iowa in some order just not sure exactly what it will be. I do think there will be a bit of a gap between those five and the next best team when the regular season ends, which could result in the Big Ten having "only" five teams in the NCAA tournament this year unless one or more of those bottom 7 teams score some key wins in nonconference play.
     

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