Watched a few B1G exhibition games.
MSU needs to stay healthy. They didn't have a lot of quality rotation options with Jaden Akins out (but apparently he should be back soon). Won an ugly one vs. GVSU.
On a similar note, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have had maybe even worse injury luck than OSU recently with Isaiah Ihnen and Parker Fox missing back to back seasons. Their star Jamison Battle is currently week to week after foot surgery and top transfer Dawson Garcia has an ankle sprain. That right there is probably their two best players this season; they played 4 freshmen a ton in their exhibition, so predictably struggled a little. Their other frosh Braeden Carrington probably would have played a lot, too, but like Garcia he has an ankle sprain.
Purdue has a number of good pieces on their roster, especially in the frontcourt, but Painter has got a weird situation on his hands trying to get his best players on the floor together. Trey Kaufman Ren and Caleb Furst might be two of their top 4 but come off the bench behind Zach Edey and Mason Gillis. Meanwhile, the Boilermakers have been starting two freshmen in the backcourt.
OSU also has its share of question marks, particularly when it comes to shooting and rebounding.
I think it's going to be a very weird conference season.