Not that I'm aware of. They might have overachieved a little bit, though they did put together some very good games against tough opponents late in the season. For whatever reason UND and UMD really had the Buckeyes' number this season. The lady Bucks actually earned more points in their combined season series against Minnesota and Wisconsin than they did against Duluth and NoDak.
I know, right? Immediate reschedulement is called for!
No idea, but people are super mad about it.
The NCAA tournament only takes 16 teams so Michigan and Minnesota are the only Big Ten teams that might have an outside shot.
Yep. Even if they somehow miraculously won out it might not be enough for the regular season title, and it definitely wouldn't be enough for an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten likely won't get any teams in the big tourney with an at large.
Yep. Between graduation and early departures they lost something like their top five scorers from last season. Almost half of this year's team is freshmen.
Second from the left is Buckeye assistant captain Kara Gust.
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Probably Michigan, because the hockey gods hate us. Seriously, though, I'm terrible at brackets. If I were to hazard a guess... I never know what's going on out east, but in the west Minnesota State is looking good. My dark horse right now is Duluth. They've been steadily climbing the rankings. They're also pretty battle-tested. 21 of their 26 games this season have been played against then-top 20 ranked teams.