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2018-2019 B1G Men's Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OHSportsFan, May 29, 2018.

  1. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Former Game Champion

    Anyone else going to the game tonight?
     
  2. OUatl

    OUatl Freshman

    Thank you
     
  3. OUatl

    OUatl Freshman

  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Dukie V picks 7 B1G teams to make the tournament this year. MSU, UM, IU, Wisky, Purdue, Nebraska, and Minnesota. I believe he is contractually obligated to fellate the Pitinos at every opportunity.
     
  5. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Not sure about those last 2 (Nebraska, Minny).
     
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  6. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Nebraska has a good shot, they return most of the core from last year's team, but they really need to stay healthy as they don't seem to have much quality depth at all.

    Who knows with Minny. If Oturu plays up to his ranking, yeah, I think they could be decent, Coffey and Murphy are a great duo at the forward spots. I dunno about Pitino's coaching, though, and every season they seem to have awful luck with suspensions, injuries, etc.

    I probably wouldn't pick 7 B1G teams to make it, but if I was picking 6 I'd probably pick the ones Vitale picked besides Minny.
     
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  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Jon Crispin on BTN yesterday during the IU gane put out his list of 3-4 candidates for each position for picking preseason all conference. Not a single Buckeye on first, second, or third team. He had about 18 players listed to choose from. Par for the course from the pundits this year.
     
  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member


    No respect
     
  9. LitlBuck

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

    Oh wait what school did Crispin graduate from--he can go fu*k himself.
     
  10. wigmon

    wigmon Sophmore

    Well you'd have to assume Kaleb is going to be our best player and if picking by position, you are putting him up against Happ, Ward, Fernando, maybe Juwan Morgan though probably more a PF, Watkins who frankly got the better of Kaleb in the head to head last year and had slighty better overall numbers. I can understand him not being in the top 3 of that list. The only other possible guy that could make an all conference team is CJ. You wouldn't pick CJ over Cowan, Edwards, Winston. Now, if you weren't picking players strictly by position and just the 15 best players in the league, you'd likely include Kaleb on that list, but can understand that no one else would be considered at this point.
     
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  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    TBH, I believe Crispin did list 4 players apiece at the 2-4 positions and just 3 each at the 1 & 2. So 0 of the top-21 may be an accurate characterization.
     
  12. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I like Nebraska's chances, they have the talent at the top, just needed a bit more depth last year (or a big nonconference win). I am skeptical on Minnesota. I dont think Little Richard can coach his way out of a wet paper bag. Northwestern and OSU both have underrated teams at this time, very solid tourney chances. Purdue and UM are overrated and definitely not top-25 teams, most likely to be on the bubble.
     
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  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    UM shot 36% in the opener vs Norfolk St. Two of the starting guards combined to go 1 for 9. Versus Norfolk State. UM is just not going to be balanced enough offensively to be a contender this year.
     
  14. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Well, everyone played cupcake games besides MSU and OSU, but through the first batch of games the B1G took care of business and looked pretty solid doing so.

    Illinois absolutely scorched Evansville with a really balanced scoring attack. The Illini had five players with double digits and three others with 8, 8, and 7. Coach Underwood is known as an offensive guru and this season the Illini have several guards who can really score the ball (5-star frosh Ayo Dosunmu is just gonna be a beast on the perimeter) so if the Illini can make their defense work and get adequate frontcourt play, they could surprise.
     
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  15. LitlBuck

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

    Agree with regard to Nebraska but I do not think that ttun is overrated. Purdue with Edwards will be in the top tier of the Big Ten. I need to see our Buckeyes play a few more games before I start feeling really good about them and you never know what Northwestern brings until they start playing. I would not be surprised if Little Richard joined Ricky on the sidelines after this season.
     

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