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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromunda Cheese View Post
    In defense of the tourney format, at least the Big 10 "knows its place" and doesn't take 8 teams, probably half of those don't deserve to play in a conference tourney.

    This format protects the top two teams from being upset, and thus maximizing the chances for at-large bids (note the MVC, the sixth best conference, has had the 1, 2, & 3 seeds knocked out).

    With the strength of the current teams in the B1G, you could probably go one futher and make this a four team tourney and no one would notice.
    Interesting take, but you couldn't have credibly selected four teams this year. An eight team bracket is the best solution and still shields the top two seeds by pitting them against the lowest available seeds. Eight-team tourney this year:

    (1) Purdue vs. (8) Minnesota
    (4) Nebraska vs. (5) MichSt

    (2) Indiana vs. (7) Illinois
    (3) PennSt vs. (6) OhioSt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fromunda Cheese View Post
    With the strength of the current teams in the B1G, you could probably go one futher and make this a four team tourney and no one would notice.
    Judging from the attendance no one is noticing

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    Interesting take, but you couldn't have credibly selected four teams this year. An eight team bracket is the best solution and still shields the top two seeds by pitting them against the lowest available seeds. Eight-team tourney this year:

    (1) Purdue vs. (8) Minnesota
    (4) Nebraska vs. (5) MichSt

    (2) Indiana vs. (7) Illinois
    (3) PennSt vs. (6) OhioSt
    Agree. This conference absolutely has to get better in baseball if any team wants to be national recognized on a consistant basis.
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    In the current elimination game, OSU and Mich St are tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    In the current elimination game, OSU and Mich St are tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th.
    After each team scored 2 in the 5th, MSU has plated three more in the bottom of the 6th to lead 5-2 after 6 complete.
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    Michigan St eliminates Ohio St 6-2 and will play the Purdue-Indiana loser tomorrow.
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    Purdue defeats Indiana 3-0 in the winners bracket game and is one win away from the title. Indiana plays Michigan St in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    For those that like to dream big (think delusions of grandeur), five more wins and the Huskers are B1G tournament champs, earn an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs, and will get to 40 wins on the season.

    GO BIG RED!

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    #2 Indiana defeats #5 Michigan St 4-3, in 11 innings on Saturday afternoon, advancing to face No. 1 Purdue under the lights in the tournament championship
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    Through 7 innings #1 Purdue and #2 Indiana are tied at 4 runs each. If Indiana prevails another game will be played Sunday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    Through 7 innings #1 Purdue and #2 Indiana are tied at 4 runs each. If Indiana prevails another game will be played Sunday afternoon.
    Each team scored a run in the 8th and through 8 full it's now 5-5.
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    Purdue scores in the top of the 9th in a wild play where the runner off 3rd got caught in a rundown and the next runner came hard into 3rd and the ball was thrown away and that runner scored and then another runner came into third at the 3rd baseman's legs and was thrown out but a bench's clearing brawl ensued (yet no one was thrown out). Purdue is 3 outs away from the B1G title.
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    Now a couple of players have been ejected as there were clearly punches thrown.
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    Purdue holds on to defeat Indiana 6-5 and win the 2012 B1G baseball tournament.
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    I'm going to guess Purdue is the lone Big Ten representative in the NCAA Tournament. Indiana had a 77 RPI coming into today. Michigan State was 43 -- but they probably needed to make the championship game (even in a loss there) to make the NCAA Tournament.

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    I would guess one bid league also. A 5th place finish in the regular season, and a 3rd place showing in the tourney, probably doesn't rate an at-large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerWeatherman View Post
    I'm going to guess Purdue is the lone Big Ten representative in the NCAA Tournament. Indiana had a 77 RPI coming into today. Michigan State was 43 -- but they probably needed to make the championship game (even in a loss there) to make the NCAA Tournament.
    I think that is correct. Michigan St needed to make the championship game and they lost to Indiana twice.And the announcers were clear that it was do or die for Indiana. They played extremely well the last three weeks (starting with sweeping the doubleheader against the Huskers), but they were barely a .500 team before then
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    I wonder what the ratio of staff to paid attendance was at the whole series? Every time I caught the husker games on BTN2GO attendance looked pathetic at best. There was even one shot of a guy watching from a screen outside the park (knothole section) and my only thought was, he probably could have gotten seats behind home plate for free.

    It will be interesting to see if attendance goes up next year in Minn... and how that compares to what will happen in Omaha. If my calculations are correct, Omaha will be declared the permanent home of the B1G shortly after attendance numbers from the last game of the 2014 tourney become official

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    I haven't caught many innings this season, but I've been watching the tourney replays today. Oh boy. The critics were right, the B1G does not have a lot of talent in baseball.


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