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Big Ten Tournament Podcast: Can Michigan defend its crown?

Our first postseason pod of the year! The Big Ten Tournament tips off tonight in Chicago while Michigan and Michigan State will get underway on Friday.

We review the All-Big Ten selections and discuss notable snubs (and some of Brendan’s interesting votes). Then we dive into the Big Ten Tournament and handicap Michigan and Michigan State’s chances of making a deep run. We wrap things up with some thoughts on NCAA Tournament seeding and what is at stake for Michigan and Michigan State in Chicago and look back at Brendan’s chance to spend last Saturday with Tom Izzo.

Listen to “Big Ten Tournament Pod: Can Michigan defend its crown? How far will MSU go?” on Spreaker.

(03:39) Big Ten Awards: Thoughts and Snubs
(20:26) Big Ten Tournament Preview
(51:49) NCAA Tournament Seeding Scenarios
(01:05:34) What is it like to spend gameday with Tom Izzo?


The podcast is available just about everywhere that you can listen to podcasts. If we are missing something important, let me know in the comments.

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  1. umhoops

    Here are the Moving Screen brackets if you want to keep score at home :rofl:

  2. steve

    BQ going with a lot of upset specials. Can’t see him winning this. Haven’t listened yet but I don’t get his love for Illinois. They had a nice run in the middle of the conference season before losing five of six, with their lone victory over Northwestern at home and three double-digit losses.

  3. bacon141

    I would be very surprised if Brendan won this. Your brackets are very different and it looks like we will know the winner after the quarterfinals as you each only have two common semifinalists and no common finalists.

  4. mgl

    How many beers did BQ drink prior to this?

  5. bacon141

    I think it’s all about their unique system of play and that sometimes being hard to prepare for in a tournament setting like this. However, a team like Michigan always practices valuing the ball so it’s actually a matchup I’d prefer to Iowa. Though Iowa is in a massive rut. I think we can handle Iowa as they play zero defense. As long as we don’t get in a foul trouble, it should be a comfortable win.

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