I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
SJU makes a free throw to go up two with 5 seconds left. Rutgers tries a hail-mary and SJU steals but the player travels and steps out of bounds with 1.5 seconds left and the officials walk off the court. Some of the worst officiating I've ever seen
EDIT: This post is not saying Lunardi is a bad source. He's been great at predicting who will make it into the tournament and who wont. It was written to point out that his predictions should be taken with a grain of salt beyond bubble-predictions- seedings, regions, etc.
Since our beloved men's basketball team first played itself onto the bubble in the last few weeks, countless threads have been started citing Joe Lunardi's picks for Who's in/who's out, rankings, and even the regions teams will be placed in. What has earned Lunardi the "Bracketologist" title? More importantly, does his "wisdom" deserve so much attention within the mgoblogosphere? Like most of you, I assumed it would be his proven track record that allows him this McShay-like authority. Unfortunately, the following data argues otherwise. He accurately predicts the bubble, but beyond that you might as well have your girlfriend set up the bracket.
[The statistical data in this post is courtesy of ssreports.wordpress.com. I was going to compile the data myself for my first diary, but some time spent on google showed me that someone beat me to the punch.]
The article is worth a read but here are the main points:
Lunardi Accuracy 2010
Who's in who's out- 64/65
"Saying Lunardi got 64 out of 65 teams correct is no big accomplishment because over 50 of those teams either received auto-bids or were locks."
Teams correctly seated- 27/65 (41.5%)
2009- 31/65 (47.7%)
Teams correctly placed in each region- 17/64 (26.5%)
2009- 29/64 (45.3%)
We interupt this mad, insane obsession with the osu story, to remind everyone that its actually still basketball season and, well, the action is hot and heavy.
Games in several leagues are going on right now.
UConn is whipping GTown right now. Folks who follow my twitter might win $$$ on this.
Okie State is thumping BRASKER right now. Folks who follow my twitter might lose $$$ on this. Whoops. Sorry.
But, that result at least would help Michigan if it holds. Nebraska is one of three Big 12 bubble teams that could swipe an at-large with an impressive showing in this sectional. The others being Colorado and Baylor, both of whom play in the next two games. The Huskers probably need to win 3 games for an at-large, but as long as they're still playing they are a factor.
It would be pretty cool if the Big 12 second division took down all three today. We almost have one down, but a whole half is yet to play. Pokes up 30-21 at the half.
Someone had to do it:
Click here to buy one, in maize or blue.
EDIT: Now includes sanitzed Men's Tees, for, well, older nicer people. :)
this is a shout out to all us shorter guys.....theres a chance
According to ESPN Pat Forde has picked us to win the Big Ten tourney this year. All the other voters picked O$U to win. I thought it was nice to see Michigan basketball getting some recognition for their unexpected season.