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2019-2020 B1G Men's Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by LitlBuck, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    not at all a good offseason for minnesota, iowa, rutgers, or ttun. heck, throw in wisconsin, too, since they got neither of the hausers, though that wouldn't have mattered for next season. still have time for some good transfer additions, though.

    msu, md, and osu further distinguishing themselves as the preseason frontrunners. from my vantage point, think illinois has solidified itself as my #4 team. after them, it's a mess of attrition and question marks.
     
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  2. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I don't disagree with MSU, MD and OSU being at the top, and IL might well be right behind them, but don't forget Purdue. They are not going to go quietly.
     
  3. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    the challenge for purdue is that edwards and cline are irreplaceable players. at 35%, edwards' usage right was one of the tops nationally. there wasn't a better duo in the nation at stretching defenses. between those two guys and eifert, i don't see an offense that makes me feel comfortable with placing them 4th. their backcourt has been hemorrhaged, and it's not as though eastern is a good shooter -- or a shooter at all, really. he averaged about 30 minutes last year but attempted only 4 shots behind the arc. much will be asked of hunter, newman, and transfer proctor. while proctor averaged about 20 points at high point, he rarely performed against good teams.

    painter is a good coach, but i'm also reminded of the 5 or so seasons before edwards' arrival. purdue fans weren't all that enamored with him, especially come march. the good news for painter, however, is that a lot of teams in the b1g's projected middle have also lost a ton.
     
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  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    As you suggest, Purdue's roster matches up favorably with the mid- and bottom-tier B1G teams. I don't dispute their losses were big, particularly Edwards, but they were top-6 or 7 in the country with them, so they can take a step back and still be a top-25 type team.
     
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  5. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Purdue 2020 = Bubbleicious.
     
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  6. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    Coffey didn't get invited to the combine and still leaves. Huge blow for the Gophers.

    Between that, the scUM upheaval, Illinois striking out on Holyfield, and Iowa's not-good off-season, I guess I'm picking a Top 4 finish for the Buckeyes.

    MSU (with a bullet)
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    MD
    PUR
    OSU
    ILL
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    IND
    IOWA
    scUM
    MINNY > this tier was basically impossible to sort
    WISC
    PSU
    NEB
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    NW
    RUTGERS

    Rutgers would be much higher if their best player hadn't suddenly decided to transfer.

    With Lamar Stevens coming back and given how that team finished out conference play, PSU could be a much better team than I'm giving credit for. But Chambers has a lame duck feeling to his regime.
     
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  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Chanbers teams always struggle to gain traction in nonconference play, they start very slow, usually lose 4-5 nonconference games and aren't able to make up enough ground in conference play to make the tournament. Literally every team he has had has lost a nonconference game to a non-top-100 team, and often it has been multiple losses. The only team that lost less than 3 nonconference games had a cupcake-laden slate with only 1 top-100 opponent, and went 4-14 in league play. In 7 of 9 years they have had exactly 4 or 5 nonconference losses. Even with a veteran roster it is hard to have any faith in a perpetual slow starter with a history of underachievement.
     
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  8. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    did anyone post the barttorvik model rankings for next season?

    http://barttorvik.com/trankpre.php

    has OSU 18th, 5th in the B1G behind MSU, Purdue, Maryland, and Illinois.
     
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  9. LitlBuck

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

    Cannot say that I have ever seen these rankings before and after a brief look cannot say that I am impressed.
     
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  10. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    Sounds like former St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli will be an assistant for Howard at scUM.

    Good move by Howard to get someone who has a ton of HC experience at a decent college program.
     
  11. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

  12. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Some very interesting matchups in the ACC-B1G Challenge.

    Buckeyes getting lots of love in the offseason from some pretty knowledgeable pundits. Holtmann has serious cachet.
     
  13. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  14. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    don't understand monday's schedule with one game at a time while tuesday and wednesday play 3 games concurrently. not like this is the first year of this format, though. whatever.

     
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