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    Default B1G Conference games

    Pretty much as expected:
    OSU over NE
    MD over IL
    MI over PSU
    MN over NW (handily)
    IA over WI (not so handily)
    RU over PU
    MSU over IN (Buss shot 18%)

    Watching a bit of the OSU game made me think: I hope Coach Kelsey Mitchell's Dad has started lining up his next gig.


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    The Rutgers/Purdue opener was terrific. Down 44-42 entering the fourth, Purdue gassed out at the end losing control of Tyler Scaife and the game 58-50. The 55 is back. There are going to be some god awful slugfests with the Scarlet Knights.

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    Interesting that the 7 teams with the best non-conference records all won their B1G opener. Schedule doesn't always allow something like that to occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overpass View Post
    Interesting that the 7 teams with the best non-conference records all won their B1G opener. Schedule doesn't always allow something like that to occur.
    And, therefore, not surprisingly the top 7 RPI teams defeated the bottom 7. Unusual indeed.

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    Last night in the B1G:

    Michigan State (2-1) after falling victim to the claustrophobic mayhem of Rutgers D earlier in the week found the wide open spaces of Northwestern's (1-2) defense more enjoyable in an 81-51 rout of the Wildcats in East Lansing. In the first quarter, Colley scored 11 points and Gussert 10 jump starting the Spartans offense. One item of note: with about 3 minutes remaining Lexi Gussert tripped over Agee and hurt her wrist when she hit the court.

    Rutgers (3-0) made short work of the Illini (0-3) in Champaign 76-37. Wittinger scored 16 points for Illinois. The next highest scorer was Holesinka with 6. The Scarlet Knights were led by Greene with 18.

    In State College, Indiana (0-3) overcame a 68-53 deficit with 6 minutes remaining to tie Penn State (1-2) at 74 with :22 seconds left. Nevertheless, the Lady Lions prevailed 77-74. Carter put up 26 points for PSU. Buss scored 27 for the Hoosiers including making 10-12 from the line. Buss tied the score at 74 by making two foul shots following one of her annoying brush the defender and collapse to the floor drives.

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    Indiana (1-3) won its first B1G game of the season over a confused looking Purdue (1-2) in Bloomington 72-54. The Boilers scored 5 first quarter points giving the Hoosiers an 18-5 lead. Indiana was not threatened the rest of the way. Tyra Buss: 19 points, 9 assists and 5 steals.

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    Maryland has yet to lose to a Big Ten team not named Ohio State since joining the conference. That’s in jeopardy though trailing Michigan St 61-49 going into the 4th.

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    Following up on Overpass's post, Michigan State (3-2) defeated Maryland (4-1) in College Park 82-68. Tara McCutcheon scored 25 for the Spartans.

    Elsewhere, Northwestern (2-3) kept Wisconsin winless (0-5) after rallying to win 69-60 in Evanston.

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    Will the Gophers' recent improved play vs. MSU & PSU be enough to defeat Rutgers? Some of you know a lot about the team; I'd be interested to know what you think.

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    Not a coach or an expert but if the Gophers play like they did against PSU and MSU I think they can beat Rutgers or just about any team in the BIG. The drives in the lane with the dish off seems to be the biggest improvement the last couple of games. It appears it is giving the shooters more confidence. I like the current post rotation and not so much jacking up the 3’s. As their only offense. One of the biggest keys will be Kiki and Diva and limiting the turn overs. So yes I’m saying there is a chance. Would be a quality win on the roadie the can pull it off.

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    If we could combine CViv's ability to coach defense with Stollings offense, we'd have quite a team. I do think this is a winnable game, even though it's against the #21 ranked team in the country. You never know when Rutgers is going to struggle offensively. The Gophers did a good job of holding down PSU's Page. Maybe they can do the same with Rutgers' Sciafe (sp?). If the Gophers can win this game, that would be a nice little win streak and might offer some hope that they've finally turned the corner. And Katogopher points out correctly that one of the biggest differences in the past couple games has been that Wagner has now decided to go to the basket again sometimes. Even Pitts has got some baskets in the paint. And the posts have been much more involved and engaged and the guards have done a nice job getting them the ball. I had been critical of Stollings rotation and minute distribution, but not much to criticize at all the past two games.

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    Clearly the biggest difference has been Ferstorm and players actually finding her on the draw and dish.

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    Michigan edged out Nebraska tonight.
    Told you Nebraska is better than you would think.
    If Nebraska would have won, that should have gave the Gophers a little RPI boost.
    They got a little boost just playing Rutgers, even though they lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades View Post
    Michigan edged out Nebraska tonight.
    Told you Nebraska is better than you would think.
    If Nebraska would have won, that should have gave the Gophers a little RPI boost.
    They got a little boost just playing Rutgers, even though they lost.
    Just watched the last quarter and overtime of the Michigan (4-2) Nebraska (3-2) game. Michigan went 7 minutes with out scoring in the fourth quarter. The Wolverines were up 56-48 when they went ice cold. Nebraska took a 62-59 lead with :21 seconds remaining. Then with 0.7 seconds remaining, former Gopher recruit Deja Church was fouled by Eliely on a three point try. Church made all three to send it to OT.

    In OT, Church tossed in the final two points from the line to give the Wolverines a 69-64 final. Church finished with 10 points. Michigan committed 26 turnovers.

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    Fun night in the B1G:

    Iowa isn't Iowa without outside shooting: the Hawkeyes (3-3) lost to Nebraska (4-2) in Lincoln 74-65. Iowa was 0-7 from three and two of those were desperation shots in the closing minute. Gustafson had a big night with 29 points and 18 rebounds for Iowa. Cain had six points and fouled out for the Huskers. Nebraska left Iowa an opening in the final minute missing 6 of 8 free throws. But the Hawkeyes just couldn't get anything going at the guard position.

    Indiana (1-6) battled Maryland (5-1) to the end before the Terps won in College Park 74-71. Indiana led 71-70 with 1:52 remaining.

    Michigan (5-2) strolled into Columbus and dropped the Buckeyes (5-1) 84-75. The Wolverines outscored Ohio State 48-34 in the second half.
    Thome scored 27 points (21 in the second half) and grabbed 11 rebounds in 31 minutes for Michigan. Her teammate Munger threw in 20 points. Mavunga had 21 and 8 with five fouls in 32 minutes for the Buckeyes.

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