- Nov 24, 2007
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A great opportunity tomorrow. Garza goes for 25 and 9 and the Hawks get back on track.
Ohio State is a much better matchup for Iowa than Michigan or even Illinois. Iowa has the better offense and believe it or not..the better defense according to kenpom.Connor needs to play and hit a couple 3s. And we'll still lose. A healthy tOSU at home is just too much for us right now. 82-73
Are you talking BTT or overall?A win here would likely solidify us as a 2 seed.
With a loss we might be a 3 unless we get some help.
Thoughts? Perhaps a 2 if we lose here, beat Nebrantska and Wisconsin, and then avoid a "bad" loss in the BTT (meaning avoiding a loss to anyone other than Michigan, Ohio State, or Illannoy)?
I think that would be pushing it in that scenario.Talkin NCAA here.
I agree that a 3 is most likely. Just posing the question: any chance of a 2 if we lose to Ohio State, win out, then make it to the semifinal and lose to Michigan, Ohio State, or Illinois?
Guessing no. Meaning we will need a win against one of those 3 at a minimum to be in that conversation.
Doug, this is great and a wonderful breakdown. However, as we both know Fran will be resting Luka to save his job. We will be a 5 seed.Are you talking BTT or overall?
If you are talking NCAA, then so many possibilities left due to the remaining Big Ten schedule and the strength of the conference. It would be very unlikely, but there might be a scenario where Iowa can still even get a #1 seed. That would of course mean winning out and then winning the BTT. Unlikely, but would at least have a case if they had something like wins over Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan in their last 6 games.
#2 seed would likely take winning out and then winning at least a game in the BTT if not a couple or making it to the BTT Championship game to lock it.
#3 seed seems the most probable at this point with an outside possibility of a #4 seed if they shit the bed. I don't think they fall any further than that unless they lose out and then a nightmare scenario of a #5 seed.
Michigan is a near lock for a #1 seed. Illinois or Ohio State both have the remaining games to be a #1 seed.
I think the Big Ten ends up with a #1 seed, a couple #2 seeds and a #3 seed. Iowa just needs to make sure they don't drop any lower than a #3 seed. That at least avoids a potential game against Gonzaga/Baylor/Michigan in the Sweet 16.