2005 BIG TEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREDICTS
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Wins JB AC DH JH PH BK RL JS NS BS BT BV Place
Illinois 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.00 Illinois
Mich St 0 2 2 2 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.25 Mich St
Wisconsin 2 4 3 3 3 6 2 3 5 4 3 3 4 3.58 Wisconsin
Minnesota 1 5 4 7 8 7 6 6 8 9 7 4 6 6.42 Minnesota
Indiana 0 6 5 5 4 3 4 4 6 8 4 8 8 5.42 Indiana
OSU 1 3 6 4 5 4 7 5 3 3 5 7 3 4.58 OSU
Iowa 2 8 7 6 6 5 3 7 4 5 6 5 5 5.58 Iowa
Northwest 1 7 8 9 7 8 8 9 9 6 8 11 10 8.33 Northwest
Michigan 0 9 9 5 9 9 9 8 7 7 9 6 7 7.83 Michigan
Purdue 0 10 10 10 10 11 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 10.00 Purdue
Penn St 0 11 11 11 11 10 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 10.75 Penn St
 
 
   Total 66 66 63 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
SCORING:
Wins JB AC DH JH PH BK RL JS NS BS BT BV  
Illinois 3 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 Illinois
Mich St 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mich St
Wisconsin 2 16 18 18 18 12 20 18 14 16 18 18 16 Wisconsin
Minnesota 1 7 8 5 4 5 6 6 4 3 5 8 6 Minnesota
Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indiana
OSU 1 9 6 8 7 8 5 7 9 9 7 5 9 OSU
Iowa 2 8 10 12 12 14 18 10 16 14 12 14 14 Iowa
Northwest 1 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 6 4 1 2 Northwest
Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Michigan
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Purdue
Penn St 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Penn St
  Total 78 79 79 79 76 86 77 79 81 79 79 80
Place 10 4 4 4 12 1 11 4 2 4 4 3
JB AC DH JH PH BK RL JS NS BS BT BV  
Predictors:  JB- John Baker, AC- Andrew Coates,  DH- Dick Hammerstrom,
 JH- Jim Henning  PH- Phil Hensley,RK- Bob Koller, RL- Randy Lang,
JAS- Jim Slagle, Cal, NS- Nelson Slagle, BS- Bob Stanley, BT- Bob Thomas
and BV- Blake Vasquez
RESULTS:   
Thursday: Northwestern over Michigan, Iowa over Purdue and Ohio State over Penn State.
Friday: Minnesota over Indiana, Illinois over NW, Iowa over Mich St & Wisc over OSU.
Saturday: Illinois over Minnesota and Wisconsin over Iowa. Finals: Illinois 54 Wisconsin43
BOB KOLLER IS CHAMP OF BIG THEN PREDICTIONS
     Bob Koller rolled to a comanding 5 point victory.  Only 5 points separating the final
11 spots.  There was a six way tie for 4th, only 2 points out of 2nd.  Bob was also first in
2004 and 3rd in 2003.  Bob has these Big Ten tournaments wired.  Congrats Bob.
BOB KOLLER CLINCHES BIG TEN PREDICTIONS
      Bob Koller has a 5 point lead over Nelson Slagle and has clinched the Big Ten Predicts.
He was the only predictor to have Michigan State lower than 2nd.
BOB KOLLER TAKES LEAD IN BIG TEN PREDICTS
     After two days, Bob Koller has a 3 point lead over Nelson Slagle.  Bob is the only
one not to pick Mich State 2nd and has has top 3 teams left.  
NELSON SLAGLE LEADS JIM SLAGLE BY 2 AFTER FIRST DAY 
      Nelson Slagle grabbed the first day lead in the 2005 Big Ten Tournament predicts.  
Twelve have entered this years contest.  Everyone picked Illinois #1 and 11 of 12 
picked Mich St 2nd.  
BOB KOLLER FINISHES 4 POINTS AHEAD OF BOB STANLEY in 2003
     Bob Koller won the 2003 Big Ten Tourney predictions by defeating runner-up 
Bob Stanley 75-71.  John Baker 212 3rd at 70.  Ten of 12 predictors correctly picked
Illinois to win the tourney.  The top three finishers had OSU finishing 6th,
the only 3 to rank OSU that high.  Bob Koller led after each round.
BOB KOLLER STRETCHES LEAD
Bob Koller upped his one point lead after the first round to 4 points
with three games remaining.  I believe Bob has already clinched the title!!
Wild battle for 2nd as two points separate 7 predictors led by Andrew Coates
and Bob Stanley.
TEN OF TWELVE PREDICTORS PICK ILLINOIS
     Ten of twelve predictors picked Illinois to win the Big Ten Tourney.  The 1st
and 2nd and 10th and 11th picks are very similar for all predictors.  As a
result the 3rd thru 9th picks will probably decide the contest.  Bob Koller 
leads by one point after Firday's games.