Day one was a lot of fun. Some highlights from that have nothing to do with anything that happened on the basketball floor:
- Nearly running over John and Todd Lickliter on my way into the media hospitality. It is reassuring to know that I am bigger physically than a Big Ten guard that sees regular minutes.
- Feeling sorry for Todd Lickliter, who was pretty much roasted alive by the Iowa media in the post-game press conference.
- Missing the first half of the Indiana game because I was trying to file for the parent SBNation site and the Conseco Fieldhouse internet was too slow with so many people on it.
So what do we have in store for Day 2? Consider this the Open thread for the afternoon session of Michigan against Ohio State and Wisconsin versus Illinois. Between games I will head over to Scotty's for a meeting that can be described by Drew Carey as follows:
Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. - Drew Carey
I'll be meeting up with Mrs. T-Mill there when she gets off work and I'll be happy to meet with any readers that are in town for the games before the Purdue game at 6:30. I whould get to Scotty's around five for those that are interested, so stop by and say hi. Then we'll kick off the evening open thread from there. I hope to see everyone at Scotty's tonight!
As far as our game with Northwestern, well, I hope they stay as cold from 3-point land as they were last night. I am not so sure they beat Indiana so much as the Hoosiers had another Indiana-style loss: Indiana kept it close and played well at times, but fell apart in the last ten minutes. LewJack will be an interesting element for us, but I wonder how much people will credit our victory if we win without Robbie after lising to them with Robbie. At the very least, it gives us a chance to say we beat every team in the confernece this year. Northwestern has never played beyond the Friday session of the Big Ten Tournament, but they had never had a 20 win season before yesterday, either. I am honestly a little afraid because we have not played well in our last three games against them. They are one of those teams that is simply a very poor matchup for us. Even with Robbie Hummel we have lost two in a row tot he Wildcats. Do you realize they are the only team in the conference that owns a multiple game winning streak over us? It really should be three in a row too if they had not blownt he game in Evanston last year.