Anyway, three of my teams are in action tonight. After laying an absolute egg at Michigan State,* the Boilers will be back home to take on Michigan, who are coming off their own disappointing loss after traveling to Arkansas. I'm not sure why they were playing an out-of-conference game last weekend, but I can't really be bothered to find out. In any case, Purdue has to look better than they did on Saturday.
*Some of that is defensible after reading about all the troubles the team went through just to make it from West Lafayette to East Lansing.
The Pacers are back in action now, and it looks like the national media might finally be taking notice after taking down the Lakers in a great game that featured personal favorite Roy Hibbert playing through a broken nose without a mask. I'm a little worried about tonight. They're back in Indianapolis after a long west coast road trip for one night, and the Magic are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Celtics. Can the Pacers beat the Magic? I don't see why they can't, but it seems there are a lot of things working against them tonight.
The Blackhawks also take on the Predators tonight. The Blackhawks just played Nashville on Saturday and lost badly (5-2), but I think that was mostly because Chicago was playing in a back-to-back, and had to travel for the second game. Tonight, they're back on home ice after a few days off. Nashville is no joke, but I think the Blackhawks will avenge that loss and probably curse the schedule makers while they do it.