Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Championship Game

I went 2-0 again today (but again, that wasn't hard to do). I've picked 8 of the 9 games in the tournament. Here's hoping I can get that 9th win.

Well, here it is...just the way it should be. #1 Ohio State vs. #2 Wisconsin, for the Big Ten Championship.

I'm going to save the lengthy preview of the game and just come right out and say it. Ohio State will win this game because they are the better team. Minus Brian Butch, Wisky doesn't have the inside power to handle Greg Oden, and they know it. Unless the Badgers unload with three-pointers, Ohio State should finish off what they started and go 18-1 in the Big Ten this year.

But let's face it...other than the Big Ten title and the quest for 30 wins, this game means nothing. Ohio State has locked up the #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and will play their first-round game in either Chicago or Lexington. By the time the game is over, it'll be 5pm (one hour before the big announcement), and the selection committee will have placed the top seeds anyway. Whatever happens, happens, and it won't affect either team's fate for the Tournament.

However, we all know Thad Matta. They're in it to win it, and there will be no letup tomorrow. But it'll be one hell of a game!

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