Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Bucks are one win away from outright Big Ten title

Both the men's and women's basketball teams at OSU need to win their next game to secure their respective outright Big Ten regular season titles. On Wednesday the men defeated Penn State 68-60, and today the women also defeated Penn State, 78-61. Now the men's game was no walk in the park. The Nittany Lions came out strong and actually had a 3 point lead at the half. But the Buckeyes would come back in the 2nd half and eventually take the momentum of the game, resulting in the 8 point win.
So here is the situation for the men: They have two games left, and a 1 game lead over the Wisconsin Badgers. If they beat UW on Sunday, they clinch the outright Big Ten title, regardless of the season's final game, at Michigan. If they lose, a win at Michigan would still get the Bucks a split title, or even the outright title, if Wisconsin were to lose their last game (vs MSU). I'll be at the game Sunday, and it should be a good one.
Now for the women: They have already clinched at least a tie for the Big Ten regular season title. They lead Purdue and MSU by one game, with one game to go. The lady Bucks last game is at Michigan, and a win would secure the outright title. I'm 99% confident of a win, because Michigan sucks. No, this is not just a figure of speech, at 3-10 in the league, UM's women's team is the 10th best team in the Big Ten.

Now for some Cavs news. On Wednesday Cleveland won a 86-85 thriller in Toronto that broke the Raptors' 8 game home winning streak. The winning points came from the "Wild Thing" Anderson Verejao who grabbed an offensive rebound and slammed it home with 16 seconds to go. Tonight though, the Cavs fell at home to the Bulls 84-78. Cleveland is now 32-23.

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