The greatest rivalry in basketball continued Tuesday night in Bloomington as #15 Boilermakers visited the Indiana Hoosiers. Purdue survived a sloppy game at Indiana 48-46 and moved into a 3-way tie for 1st place in the Big Ten. This was rivalry basketball at its ugliest! Matt Haarms tipped in a basket with 3.2 seconds remaining gave Purdue the final lead of the night. Ryan Cline had 11 points, and Haarms finished with six for the Boilermakers (19-7, 12-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight at Assembly Hall for the first time in school history. It didn't come easily. Indiana's Romeo Langford scored 14 points despite not taking a shot in the second half, and Juwan Morgan's 3-pointer grazed the rim at the buzzer. Morgan had nine points
In today's update, the top 2 lines did not change, despite 3 of Monday's 2-seeds going down this week. Those top 8 teams had distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, and thus one loss doesn't warrant a drop for those elite-level teams. Not to mention, UNC's loss was against a pissed-off elite Virginia team coming off their loss to Duke, Michigan's coach didn't even coach them for the 2nd half after getting ejected just before halftime, and Kentucky got hosed (which was awesome to see in front of that home crowd - loved it!!) 1920
As we race closer to March and the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA Selection Committee unveiled their current Top 16 seeds in the NCAA Tournament if the season ended today. Each region's top 4 seeds were unveiled on CBS and I am excited as we get closer to the brackets!!!! The local Purdue Boilermakers came in at #9 overall and a #3 seed in the Midwest Region in Louisville. Duke came in at the #1 overall seed followed by SEC leader Tennessee. Crossroads Sports Bracketology correctly picked 14 of the 16 teams unveiled.
Crossroads Sports 2018-2019 Big Ten Preview By Nick Peterson With another college basketball season upon us, I thought I would fulfill a long standing promise to produce a well thought out, and insanely predictive Big Ten Preview for this fine sports medium that is CrossRoads Sports. For the past several seasons I have maintained a spreadsheet consisting of each school’s roster, a conference ranking by position, as well as a system to statistically compare each team’s overall standing. I will share the process in which I try to objectively evaluate each school’s roster and how the system works before I dive into a little bit of analysis on each team. Right or wrong, at least there is some statistic validity to the