2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings (March 1)
Up to #11/12. Neck and neck with the Butler Bulldogs. Still lower, but also up from last week, in the KenPom and Sagarin rankings, both of which have us at #20.
The 2010 Bracket Matrix: The NCAA Basketball Field of 65
Bracketologists still can't make their mind up us about us. Mean is a 4-seed; mode is a 3-seed; several 5-seed projections in there, too (and an 8-seed?!). Consensus is that Minnesota is the sixth team out of the field at this point.
Ankle sprain won't keep Spartans G Durrell Summers from playing | detnews.com | The Detroit News
The State News : Sleepover builds chemistry, leads to win
Father and son campout on the Breslin Center floor Block S last Friday night. Also: Delvon Roe will need to have his knee scoped after the season is over.
Kalin Lucas continues to show that he has next-level potential | MLive.com
Defending #1 after an off game.
Crashing The Dance: Quick Steps: On the Road Again
Evan Turner is very, how you say, valuable.
Reaction in two parts | mgoblog
I'm way late on this, but I can't allow Brian to get away with using the lack of comment on the U-M NCAA infraction story here at TOC as part of his defense. So here you go: YELLOW-BELLIED CHEATERS! CHEATING IS THE ONLY WAY YOU EVEN GOT INTO OVERTIME AGAINST US! (But seriously, the reason we haven't commented on the story is that . . . it's basketball season.)
Road to Recovery: Wolverines wary of another 'rebuilding' crash - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Let's focus on the future: .500 or bust!
Spartans' Oren Wilson, Chris L. Rucker, Myles White plead guilty in connection to Nov. 22 fight | - MLive.com
I'm now ethically compelled to do a couple links on our own football-related issues. That's the final batch of guilty pleas.
Chris L. Rucker's attorney belives Rucker is 'reinstated' to Michigan State football team | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
I really fail to see what the upside is of the university not clarifying the players' status.
Ohio will be key again for MSU | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
#1 player in Ohio's 2011 class, DB Doran Grant, has Spartan connection.
Purdue loss brings chaos to Big Ten lead - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
If three front runners win out, MSU will be the #3 seed in the BTT.
Bonus, Potentially-Jinx-Inducing Big Ten Championship Odds
Just for fun, here are the odds of the three Big Ten leaders winning their remaining regular season games, per KenPom's projections:
- Penn State: 89%
- Michigan: 86%
- Odds of winning both games: 76.5%
- Indiana: 98%
- At Penn State: 79%
- Odds of winning both games: 77.4%
- Illinois: 85% (only remaining game)
Using those odds, you get the following percentage odds of various Big Ten title outcomes:
- Three-way tie with 4 losses: 50.4%
- Two-way tie with 4 losses: 39.0%
- Ohio State wins outright: 4.5%
- Purdue wins outright: 2.7%
- MSU wins outright: 2.6%
- Champion has 5 losses (almost certainly a multi-team tie, potentially including Wisconsin): 0.8%
The number with Breslin banner implications is 76.5%. That's number actually looks kind of scary--but a lot less scary than the number from Sunday at 3:00 would have looked.