I guess for all random NCAA tourney discussion/observations that don't come close to warranting their own thread. I know I will spend a good deal of this week with these thoughts etc., so why not have a place to discuss it on the blog if you please.
A couple to start. I think SDSU has yellow road uniforms. I think that means we are in whites. I hate the whites. Boooo.
Any word from anywhere as to whether Tim Hardaway's ankle is attached and functional. I was surprised that he returned to that game and was wondering if the rumor mill had issued any word on his status.
I like Staee out of the Midwest. I think they will hulk-smash both Memphis and Duke (if Duke gets by Cinci-not a given) with size, muscle, and neck flagrants. I also think they benefit from having played Louisville last year and match up well with the Cardinals. I know I know, I hate Spartan fever in Michigan during March as much as the next guy, but I like their prospects with that draw.
I stopped filling out brackets years ago, because I felt like it took the fun out watching the tournament. I will root for my favorite teams and for upsets everywhere else, but I enjoy doing the WSJ Blind Brackets to see who I would pick if I simply looked at objective analysis. I don't know how to embed, but here is the link.
Have at it, and Go Blue!
The Nate Wolters Workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgLQOxh26iE You'll notice that he's dangerous when being guarded by a plastic trash can.
Scoring 53 points against IPFW this season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzSIbmSZ8Rg
Leading South Dakota State to a win over North Dakota State to get into the NCAA Tournament: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2GffMU1qLg
Michigan will take on South Dakota State at 7:15 pm EST on Thursday, March 21. The VCU-Akron game will follow ours.
EDIT: It will be televised on CBS, and Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery will be on the call.
EDIT #2: There's a full schedule with times, announcers, and TV listings HERE if anyone wants it.