College Basketball Game of the Week (IU Sucks Edition)

It is that time of the year. Indiana comes to West Lafayette Tuesday night, and I can’t think of any game bigger this week. Last week the women did their part by winning at home to complete the season sweep of IU. The men now have to do their part. Indiana is a program that has been showing some life lately. They have had two big wins over ranked opponents on their floor. This game will be played at Mackey obviously so hopefully the fans can help make it a tough place for the Hoosiers. I have seen some great games between these two schools in my short time as a season ticket holder. I hope that this one is a boring blowout. Purdue will have had a week off since the Wisconsin loss, and they should be ready to come out firing.

I posted the video at the top just because it shows how much this rivalry means to all involved. The students have really seemed to grab onto this over the last couple of seasons. I would bet it will be as loud as ever this week with the Hoosiers actually in the building. Purdue has had a week off with a chip on their shoulder. Indiana plays today, then has a short turnaround before the game Tuesday night. I think this all favors a big win by the Boilermakers. The win would be huge, but the sweep would be even better. Lets just get this one first though before we talk too much about sweeping them. Some demons from the last football weekend are still out there. It’s time to bring it like everyone did the weekend Gameday was in town. Make the Hoosiers feel uncomfortable from square one, and make sure they can’t hear their coach clapping on the sidelines.

Men’s Picks of the Week – Last week I went 8-3 to bring my record to 115-27. As with last week one night of upsets prevented me from having a really good week. That is the nature of the Big Ten though. Here are the week 13 picks:

  • #24 Illinois over Northwestern
  • Indiana over Iowa
  • #1 Ohio State over #20 Minnesota
  • #18 Wisconsin over Michigan State
  • Penn State over Michigan
  • #18 Wisconsin over Iowa
  • Michigan over Northwestern
  • #20 Minnesota over #24 Illinois
  • Michigan State over Penn State
  • #9 Notre Dame over Rutgers
  • Valpo over Detroit
  • Game of the Week: #10 Purdue over Indiana

Women’s picks of the week – Yet another week with a 5-5 record. My record for the season is now 89-50. A serious goal would be to hit 100 picks right. That may be a stretch the way I am currently picking. You would think the law of averages would give me one good week. I might have wasted that one earlier in the season though. With all of the snow and ice this week I didn’t get out to buy a dartboard for the women’s picks. Maybe next week. Here are my picks for this week:

  • #15 Michigan State over Purdue
  • Wisconsin over Indiana
  • #22 Iowa over Penn State
  • Michigan over Illinois
  • Ohio State over Northwestern
  • Ohio State over Purdue
  • #15 Michigan State over Penn State
  • Wisconsin over Northwestern
  • Indiana over Illinois
  • #22 Iowa over Minnesota
  • #8 Notre Dame over Seton Hall

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