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Thread: Other B1G Games

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    Default Other B1G Games

    Opening Day

    Dec. 28, 2018

    Ohio State at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 4:00 pm BTN
    Northwestern at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ 4:00 pm BTN Plus
    Michigan at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 7:00 pm BTN
    Maryland at Penn State University Park, PA 7:00 pm BTN Plus
    Indiana at Illinois Champaign, IL 8:00 pm BTN Plus
    Wisconsin at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 9:00 pm BTN

    Eastern Time
    Last edited by Ignatius L Hoops; 12-25-2018 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Added Eastern Time

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    I think those times are all eastern time. We tip at 8 PM central time on Friday.

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    And, following two days later on Sunday, Iowa at Michigan State. That should be a good one. I'm thinking that we'll see a lot of close games in the BIG this year, as team's are well-matched.

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    Penn State up on #4 Maryland 41-39 at half

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    Had a chance to watch some of the BIG opening games today. Some random thoughts: Michigan will be a beatable team, even on the road, for our Gophers. They rebound the ball very well, but they are young and inexperienced at the guard spots. I like Deja Church for Michigan. The Gophers recruited her hard and she would sure be giving the Gophers some quality depth if she'd decided to come here. From what I've seen of the Wolverines this year, they will not end up third in the conference as some predicted before the season began. I think they'll finish lower. Nebraska has not been as good this year as some people thought. I think they'll still be an upper half BIG team. If they're going to finish in the 3 or 4 positions, they'll certainly need to get more out of Kate Cain, who continues to be inconsistent at the post position...and also continues to be foul prone. Haiby, the Nebraska guard from Moorhead, MN., looks like she's going to be a very good player. Gutty effort by the Illini to hang with Indiana. OSU is a dreadful offensive team, at least now. Maybe they'll get it going as the season progresses. Lots of grad transfers and transfers trying to find their roles. Purdue is another offensively-challenged squad, but they play good D. I expect they'll finish slightly above middle of the pack.

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    With the general complaining about shooting percentages in B1G openers, I figured we should have a chart with a simple look at how bad it was.

    Minnesota tied for third with Indiana (the Hoosiers went 2-11 in OT and still pulled out the victory). Minnesota put up more shots than any team except Indiana. And the Rutgers v Northwestern game was uglier to watch than even the stats imply.

    Victorious teams bolded.

    46.7 Maryland 28-60
    45.9 Illinois OT 28-61
    39.7 Minnesota 27-68
    39.7 Indiana OT 31-78
    38.9 Purdue 21-54

    37.7 Michigan 20-53
    36.7 Nebraska 22-60
    35.5 Penn State 22-62
    35.0 Wisconsin 21-60
    28.6 Ohio State 16-56
    27.5 Northwestern 14-51
    26.8 Rutgers 15-56

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    The Scarlet Knights lead Maryland at the half 41-36. Rutgers scored 28 in the first quarter and 13 in the second. Marylands totals were 24 and 12.

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    In a scintillating third quarter the Terps outscored Rutgers 11-6 so we enter the fourth quarter tied at 47.

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    Interesting to note: In watching Friday's games on BTN, one of the color commentators said that she thought Maryland would "run the table"/go undefeated in BIG play. Nice win for Rutgers. Maybe Maryland will join the cluster that we're expecting the BIG to be this year.

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    Rutgers with the upset in College Park 73-65. Rutgers was 9-21 from three.

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    Rutgers with 2 bench players in double figures, including Carey with 18.

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    Glad the Scarlet knights got the W. Too bad Goldy is busy laying an egg.

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    Watching the Badgers versus Purdue after the Gopher loss. Wisconsin, behind 8-14 shooting from behind the arc, are leading 61-46 at the end of three.

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    In Madison, Wisconsin (1-1) opened a 67-46 lead in the fourth and fought off a Purdue (1-1) rally (the Boilers got within 6) to win 76-69.

    Illinois (0-2), Minnesota's next opponent, fell 68-45 to Northwestern (1-1). Abi Scheid put up 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

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    Brenda Frese on her seven player rotation in the Rutgers loss:

    "I'd love to be able to extend our bench. It has to present itself. Once we show that in practice
    then we will be able to extend that. We just haven't been able to get there yet."

    Rutgers Head Coach C. Vivian Stringer On their [Rutgers] dominance in the paint:

    “We felt that we could establish ourselves in the paint and we do have people who can shoot
    the three, so it allows the post to have a little bit better opportunity to play without being
    doubled. We just tend to be aggressive defensively anyways. That’s one thing we can count on.
    That’s one thing any team can count on.”

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