Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Wildcats

Barring any unforeseen events, I will not be attending the IU@NU game for the first time in years. Every time I've gone, the Hoosiers have lost at Welsh-Ryan arena. I am being needlessly superstitious, but frankly, the Hoosiers need the win bad.

Earl Calloway returns, which should definitely help. Bassett needs to learn a little more from Calloway, who can get and in the lane and shoot any time wants, but doesn't for the good of the offense. Give EC a couple of games before the conference tourney to get back into the swing of things, and Indiana ought to be pretty dangerous going in. I don't know where we'll end up, but if we win both, that third seed looks fairly likely. Illinois and Iowa are the only teams that can tie us, and they play each other this weekend, so one of them will drop out. Iowa plays at PSU tonight, so they could drop out of the race for third tonight, and still beat Illinois, taking them down a peg as well. In the event that one of them ties us (I'd bet Illinois) it comes down to tie-breakers. We went 1-1 against each, so then it goes to our records against the top teams. All three played Ohio State once and lost, so it comes down to the record against Wisconsin. Indiana 1-0, Illinois 0-1, Iowa 0-2. Of course, that'd put us on a collision course with Wisconsin in the semi-finals, but as we're going to run into them sometime as I think they're the most likely winners of the tourney, that's fine.

So, the Hoosiers definitely have the inside track for the third seed. But lose tonight and that all goes out the window.

Go Hoosiers.


At 10:42 AM, Blogger MennoDaddy said...

Actually, even if Iowa wins tonight, if Indiana sweeps NU and PSU they get the third seed in the B10 tournament. Iowa played Ohio State twice, losing both times. Indiana only played them once, losing. 0-1 trumps 0-2, so IU will get the third seed.

At 3:05 PM, Blogger Indiana Fan said...

Not that it matters either way, but I couldn't find Iowa's second game on their schedule:

But like I say, either way, if IU wins the next two, they're sitting pretty.

Thanks for commenting!

At 10:06 PM, Blogger YOUTELLEMKELLEN said...

Should've gone man! Defend The Rock was there in full force and we had a blast. More Hoosier fans than NU fans. We'll have some pics/vids up later tonight/tomorrow.


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