LMBF Bubble Games to Watch: March 2nd
March is happening, folks. rutger is in the Big Ten Quarterfinals at MSG after stunning Indiana last night. And Louisville found a new way to lose giving up a buzzer-beater three at home against Virginia.
This is March.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 1, 2018
15 Michigan vs Nebraska 2:25/1:25c Big Ten Network
After the crippling loss to Illinois, I left Nebraska for dead, the Cornhuskers responded with a win over Penn State, a fellow bubble team and have been given new life. They need a win this afternoon to keep their hopes alive. Michigan struggled mightily with a sub-par Iowa team last night, playing like that against Nebraska would be the gift the Huskers need.
Penn State vs 13 Ohio State 6:30/5:30c Big Ten Network
Penn State knocked off Northwestern, albeit in unconvincing fashion yesterday to advance to the Quarterfinals against their favorite team, Ohio State. As B-Fox mentioned in his Big Ten Tournament preview, Penn State is the nation’s best team when playing Ohio State. It is difficult to beat a team three times, but Tony Carr might just be the guy to get it done.
Iowa State at Oklahoma 9/8c ESPN2
Trae Young is still a person and might have gotten his swagger back. Kind of. He was great against K-State and then struggled against Baylor shooting 7-20 from the field. OU needs Young to create for his team more than they need him to drop 50. When he is distributing, it opens space for him to make his plays and hit some shots. Defense is also key as they lost earlier this season at Iowa State giving up 87 points.