Minnesota vs. Illinois – For as bad as the Illini have been, hard to see them losing to a Minnesota team which has been stripped of most of its guards over the last few weeks. I suppose Murphy and King give the Gophers a chance if they’re operating with maximum motors and Illinois comes out sluggishly, but yeah…not betting on that happening.
Rutgers vs. Nebraska – Now that RU has one in the bag, care to make it two? Nebraska has been a very difficult team to get a read on, because their level of play has perhaps been as inconsistent as anyone in the league. At times, they’ve been a very tough team to guard, when Shields is getting to the basket, White’s drilling 3s, etc. However, they’ve too often not been that team and that’s why they’re on the outside looking in for an NCAA bid. Hard to see them losing this game unless they really come out with no energy.