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Frosted Flakes: Basketball - Something Has To Give When Two Streaks Collide

It’s a huge game tonight between Nebraska and Michigan State... huuuuuuuge.

HUUUUUUUGE game tonight. Nebraska has a 20-game home win streak. Michigan State has an 18-game conference win streak. Somebody gets a streak broken. Someone also gets a new record as Nebraska has never won 21 games in a row at home and Sparty has never beaten 19 conference foes in a row.

Notey notes:

  • All four of Nebraska’s losses are to teams either ranked or receiving votes in this week’s national polls. The combined record for those four teams (Texas Tech, Maryland, Iowa and Minnesota) is 57-10 (.850).
  • Michigan State is 15-9 in program history against Nebraska. Of its nine losses, five have come when a top-10 Michigan State team has played against an unranked Nebraska team.
  • No. 6 Michigan State is the highest ranked team to visit Pinnacle Bank Arena since fourth-ranked Maryland on Feb. 3, 2016. The Huskers’ last win against a top-10 team was a 77-68 win over No. 9 Wisconsin on March 9, 2014.
  • Thursday’s game will feature two of the highest scoring teams in the Big Ten, as Michigan State ranks first (85.5) while Nebraska is third (78.5). In Big Ten play, MSU and NU ranks first and second, respectively, in scoring offense.

You ready?

Take A Look At This

Howie Schwab has 10 teams from our wonderful conference getting into the NCAA tournament. There seems to be a hangover from last season about our ability to get into the tourney without beating everyone on our schedule. The Big Ten isn’t the same conference as it was last year, and neither is Nebraska.

Win or lose tonight, don’t get too up or down about it. There’s a long way to go.

In case you’re wondering, the Big Ten Standings are as follows:

Look at that big mush of 3-3 teams. This conference is beating each other up (with the exception of the Michigans). Last night Illinois got their first conference win of the season DESTROYING Minnesota 95-68.

Tim Miles Interview

Hey... “too high or too low....” didn’t I just say that?


Huskers Put Win Streak On Line Against Spartans - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska has won 20 straight home games, tying a program record, heading into Thursday night’s game against No. 6 Michigan State.

With plenty of tread on the tires, Ozigbo gaining attention
Some NFL scouts are seeing exactly how much tread Ozigbo still has on those tires this week at the practices for the East-West Shrine Game, which will be held this Saturday and televised on the NFL Network at 2 p.m.

Basketball Roundup: Getting it Done Shorthanded - The Only Colors
MSU has continued to play great despite the absence of Langford.

Iowa 89, Penn State 82: A win is a win! - Black Heart Gold Pants
Doesn’t matter how dirty it was, it’s still four straight B1G wins for Iowa

Jalen Hurts transfers to Oklahoma - Roll 'Bama Roll
His final season will be spent in crimson, but not in Tuscaloosa.

Oklahoma Football: Alabama grad transfer QB Jalen Hurts has chosen Oklahoma - Crimson And Cream Machine
Hurts will be immediately eligible to play at Oklahoma this fall.

Illinois routs Minnesota, 95-68 - The Champaign Room
Finally, a conference win!

Your (mostly) finalized 2019 Michigan football coaching staff - Maize n Brew
Three coaches have left, one analyst was promoted and the status of Pep Hamilton is TBD.

Then There’s This

The IoT Data Explosion: How Big Is the IoT Data Market?

The number of connected devices is expected to grow to 50 billion in 2020 (from 8.7 billion in 2012) and the annual revenue from IoT sales is forecast to hit $1.6 trillion by 2025 (from just $200 billion today).

I could write a lot about this subject, and I might some time this offseason. I don’t necessarily see the IoT market as a good thing, but I know that a lot of you are concerned about being able to see who’s at your front door on your phone. For now, I’ll let this go to be covered more extensively at another date.