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So, NU sits at 16-6, 6-5, with wins over the #1 team in the country, and the #6 team in the country. Are they in the tourney, if they go .500 in the league? The Rutgers loss, IMO, will be one they look back on.
 

So, NU sits at 16-6, 6-5, with wins over the #1 team in the country, and the #6 team in the country. Are they in the tourney, if they go .500 in the league? The Rutgers loss, IMO, will be one they look back on.

They are in at the moment, but that could change real quick. I would guess as an 8-9 or 10 seed. Of course that all depends on how things progress from here.

The last time they got a great upset win they laid an egg, can't do that this time.
 
They are in at the moment, but that could change real quick. I would guess as an 8-9 or 10 seed. Of course that all depends on how things progress from here.

The last time they got a great upset win they laid an egg, can't do that this time.
Agree good post

But they arent beating Ill in champaigne Sunday, nor would that matter
 



Agree good post

But they arent beating Ill in champaigne Sunday, nor would that matter

Odds are not in their favor, that is for sure, since it is a road game. That said, who knows, I didn't think they would pull out last nights game, but they did. They are due of a big road win
 
Just keep in mind the schedule eases up after the next two games as well. Road games at Michigan, Indiana, and OSU. Should be able to pick one of those off. Personally, I think winning out at home and losing out on the road probably is good enough. Win out at home and pick up one on the road and we're talking seed.
 
A road win in either of the next 2 games is a must and don't let the wheels fall off the rest of the way obviously. Win at Illinois is going to take a near perfect game on both ends. The game @ Northwestern is likely going to be a must win to make their case!
 
A road win in either of the next 2 games is a must and don't let the wheels fall off the rest of the way obviously. Win at Illinois is going to take a near perfect game on both ends. The game @ Northwestern is likely going to be a must win to make their case!
I dont think we have To win one of the next 2
We lose them and get hot, win a road game, mayb tourny game

Weere fin
 




I dont think we have To win one of the next 2
We lose them and get hot, win a road game, mayb tourny game

Weere fin

I hope so. I just feel that no Q1 wins on the road could be a factor that weighs against them if they don't get one of the next two. Ohio St is at 70 so not sure if they will still qualify as a Q1 by the time we play them. I think with a Q1 road win and a winning record the remaining 9 would have NU in prior to B10 tourney. No Q1 road win and they will likely have to win a couple in the B10 tourney to sneak in.
 
02/04 @Illinois* 5:30 p.m. BTN
02/07 @Northwestern* 8 p.m. BTN
02/10 Michigan* 5:30 p.m. BTN
02/17 Penn State* 11 a.m. BTN
02/21 @Indiana* 7:30 p.m. BTN
02/25 Minnesota* 5:30 p.m. BTN
02/29 @Ohio State* 5:30 p.m. FS1
03/03 Rutgers* 5:30 p.m. BTN
03/10 @Michigan* 11 a.m.

5 away, 4 home. current record 16-6, given road woes, if they hold true 20-11 team. maybe. i stated my opinion that if you cant win on the road your gonna be looked down upon. they need to pull off at least one road win and hold all home games to ensure they are in. the last three games are against the bottom 3 teams in the conf, they need to show out in these three to impress.
 
I hope so. I just feel that no Q1 wins on the road could be a factor that weighs against them if they don't get one of the next two. Ohio St is at 70 so not sure if they will still qualify as a Q1 by the time we play them. I think with a Q1 road win and a winning record the remaining 9 would have NU in prior to B10 tourney. No Q1 road win and they will likely have to win a couple in the B10 tourney to sneak in.
Dont see that way but idk
Could be
 
No worse than 4-5 the rest of the way should do it. 20-9 entering the BIG tourney. 8, 9, or 10 seed in the NCAA tourney. Hopefully, get the right matchup, and finally, get off the list of the only power 5 school to never win an NCAA tourney game. That’s really pretty sad 2hen you think about it.
 



No worse than 4-5 the rest of the way should do it. 20-9 entering the BIG tourney. 8, 9, or 10 seed in the NCAA tourney. Hopefully, get the right matchup, and finally, get off the list of the only power 5 school to never win an NCAA tourney game. That’s really pretty sad 2hen you think about it.
still cant believe that NU is the only p5 school that hasnt won a tourney game. its not like we havent had good teams over the years, one would have thought we coudl have gotten at least one win
 
still cant believe that NU is the only p5 school that hasnt won a tourney game. its not like we havent had good teams over the years, one would have thought we coudl have gotten at least one win
Northwestern was right there with NU until just a handful of years ago. Officially own the label of, worst power 5 school in basketball history. Absolutely zero in its past, nothing. Hell, you’d almost think you would have to try to do that. Law of averages says you win at least one tourney game in however many years they’ve been playing. Just crazy when you think about it.
 

02/04 @Illinois* 5:30 p.m. BTN
02/07 @Northwestern* 8 p.m. BTN
02/10 Michigan* 5:30 p.m. BTN
02/17 Penn State* 11 a.m. BTN
02/21 @Indiana* 7:30 p.m. BTN
02/25 Minnesota* 5:30 p.m. BTN
02/29 @Ohio State* 5:30 p.m. FS1
03/03 Rutgers* 5:30 p.m. BTN
03/10 @Michigan* 11 a.m.

5 away, 4 home. current record 16-6, given road woes, if they hold true 20-11 team. maybe. i stated my opinion that if you cant win on the road your gonna be looked down upon. they need to pull off at least one road win and hold all home games to ensure they are in. the last three games are against the bottom 3 teams in the conf, they need to show out in these three to impress.
I would say that they have already built a solid resume, but after the next 2 games that schedule is weak enough that laying an egg down the stretch could blow it.

Looking at 5 best wins, we are solid there:
Purdue, Wisconsin, MSU, Northwestern, and Kansas State

And we don't have any really bad losses either.

NET has not been kind to us at #55. But we are 3-3 in Q1 which will be heavily weighted and 3-3 in Q2, mainly from the road losses. Down the stretch we have Q1 opportunities @Ill (#12), @Northwestern (#57), and @Ohio State (#70). And only two Q2's @Indiana (#94) and @Michigan (#104) remain right now. Home games with Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, and Rutgers are all Q3.

Teams that could shift are MSU (#22) could drop to Q2 if they go below #30. KSU (#83) could move up if they get up to #75. OSU could drop to Q3 if they go below #75.

First, we need to hold and not take a Q3 loss in any of those 4 games. A win against Illinois or Northwestern would be huge and if OSU can keep a ranking up high, a win there too.

The biggest problem with the NET is that it's giving the same Q1 wins for a home win vs Purdue or Wisconsin as a road win vs UC Irivine or Saint Bonaventure. There will be some extra weight during selection considering how big some of our wins have been and how much attention they got.
 

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