In case anyone wants to discuss the early games on the first day.
Right now Illinois is up on Iowa 14-13. Sloppy game.
Using BTN2GO for the first time. Beautiful picture quality. Glad I'm a grad student and can watch this at work. Sadly, it's not available in the android marketplace yet, only in the Apple App Store.
to watch on my ipad at work and i cant use it i guess. i have verizon on my ipad but cant seem to log in. kinda disappointed
Yeah, my iPad is not even 3g, but I was able to steal my friend's time warner password. Hoping to use this at Yost on Friday to watch the end of the Michigan game.
Sorry to burst your bubble like mine was last Thursday, but our game is on ESPN tomorrow night. Better get the WatchESPN app. and track down someone's password to make that one work for you.
It is ridiculous that they make you get a password. It doesn't stop anyone, just pisses them off to have another hoop to jump through before they can watch. I can't imagine someone switching cable providers b/c of this.
I don't know this for certain, but I think you need to be a Verizon cable subscriber. Maybe that's why it doesn't work.
You're right. Verizon FiOS cable, Time Warner, and some other one I haven't heard of.
I have android. I downloaded the "I heart radio" app. The game is on Davenport (Iowa) 1230.
Obviously, you won't be able to watch the game with this, but its not a bad substitute. Especially if (like me) you really should be working.
Someone already posted a BTT open thread yesterday. Why? I am not sure. I just never get to be the already posted guy.
Sorry I remember the topic from yesterday. I generally only look at the front page. I will check out yesterdays topic to see if it's active. Sorry about that.
PS-Yes the game is a snoozer, but when you have the benefit of watching it on mute while on a call it's better than nothing.
Yesterday was a discussion thread that was mislabeled as an open thread. This thread is fine, no need to apologize IMO.
I was joking.
Remember when we used to care about this day?
Yes I do, and I certainly don't miss it.
Yes and not only interested in day one, but NERVOUS about day one. I don't miss that at all.
I'm Ron Burgundy??
Looks like Minnesota is gonna be shorthanded for the game. NW likely to move on. I think we're locked into a 3 seed unless we win the thing, so I wouldn't even mind all that much if NW got us and makes the tourney.
In NON-BTT news, Toledo has now advanced to the Quarters in the MAC Tourney. Takes on #3 Ohio tonight. Go Rockets!
Are you from the Toledo area? They're my second team as well.
UT Graduate - 2007
Lambertville for me. Went to high school in Toledo though.
If we are talking MAC Tourney, Go Broncos! Beat Kent St!
Link if anyone needs it:
Gusgasms for all!
thank you, thats awesome. much happier at work now!
Bruce Weber annoys me. Go Hawkeyes.
I need to invest in an ipad for March Madness, ESPN gamecast just isn't the same. I tried talking my work into playing the games on the tv, but apparently displaying company announcements is more important.
Aren't all of the ESPN games on ESPN3 or is that limited to certain cable/internet subscribers?
Edit: I just re-read this and realized I am an idiot and you are referring to BTN games. Ignore.
ESPN3 is apparently frowned upon. Just like certain things on airplanes. Thanks Bin Laden
The new ipad comes out March 16th.
Weber's last game as coach of Illini? Or would they qualify for the NIT?
Unless they do qualify for the NIT and go on some magical run, I don't see how they keep Weber. Its interesting that Illinois is not more of an athletic powerhouse, what with their access to Chicago and whatnot.
Just because they are in the same state does not mean they are close by. Plus Chicago is already overrun by ND and Michigan fans.
They will make NIT
but what in the Fuck is Baylor wearing? ESPN2, btw
I believe those are called "uniformz."
And now I have retinal damage.
I think you mean Oregon? That's who I thought it was at first.
Geez. They're an Adidas school, I'm waiting for a post complaining that we should buy out the rest of the contract and switch back to Nike. But these are awful. My rods and cones are all screwed up!!
Is that Louis CK that asks for the newspaper?
No, some guy named Mark Roberts
Special Neon Adidas Tourney Uniformz.
I think I should just take the entire month of March off of work. Collectively I spend about 5 hours the whole month working.
Right when it looked like Iowa was on their neck, Illinois hits a big 3. Down 5 with 6:00 to go
This is OT, but it isn't worth starting another thread for. Baylor's Uniforms are awful. Brian complaining about UM's trend toward highlighter yellow has nothing on these bright neon yellow green uniforms. Check it out on ESPN2 right now.
I hate everything about those jerseys
This first game, and Gus has let us know how good he thinks it's been, has been an entertaining one.
I agree with the sentiment that if Northwestern were to beat us in the BTT I probably won't be that upset as NW would reach the 20 win plateau because of it and likely get their first NCAA bid; not something to hope for (a loss) but would be somewhat of a silver lining.
Yea, Baylor I think has road construction duty after their game with K-State.
Anyone have a link? Syracuse is trailing 35-31.
Pretty exciting; 62-61 Hawks w/17 seconds remaining.
The link. Unfortunately ESPN3 link is not available in Canada. Any more links?
Valiant effort at the end, but that should do it. Even the NIT has standards. Can't see them taking Illinois now. 17-15 with every single loss coming in their last, what, 22 games? Nope, they're done for the season. So long Bruce, I'll always remember trying to determine if you're crying in every interview or if that's just the way you talk.
Hawkeyes win; 64-61 over Illinois. So long Bruce.
I like Bruce Weber, but man was his team full of knuckleheads this year. Getting beat on the defensive boards, throwing away inbounds passes, not feeding Leonard in the post in the 2nd half, bad shot selection.
That was a more talented team than Iowa, but either didn't give a shit or had terrible basketball IQ.
You lost me at "I like Bruce Weber."
UConn up 40-33 12:49 2nd
45-41 UConn 8:30 2nd
After a couple of defensive possessions, on both side of the ball, the 'Cuse takes the lead on a pull-up jumper and a 3 pt. bomb; 51-47 6:53 2nd
Who's going to step up for UConn now? They are all basket-cases on that team. Gamer over now.
Same score, 3:05 left, 2nd.
Huskies seem to have trouble with the picket fence that the 'Cuse is setting up along the arc. That and they've gone a little cold with their shooting.
55-49 'Cuse 1:05 left, 2nd.
Calhoun having a Brian Kelly moment on TV. Same score, 27.9 seconds left.
UCONN has no leadership
High scoring Big East. I though only the slow Big Ten played games in the 50's. I guess Uconn's repeat of 5 in a row in the Big East Tourney last year won't be replicated.
Napier for Uconn is a frustrating guy to watch play. So is that goon Fab Melo for Syracuse.
4 pt. play brings the Huskies back to within 3, 56-53, 16 seconds remaining. They foul sending 'Cuse to the line.
Two 'Cuse FTs offset by a UConn basket = 58-55 4.6 seconds left.
Don't have the points to post this. It seems Meyer is having himself quite the issue trying to control what his incoming recruiting class is putting out on the web. Article also goes on to share some pretty alarming accusations about improper benefits(without giving any details).
60-55 Final - 'Cuse
Is it me or does Indiana look uninterested in playing this game?
On to Friday, Go Orange, Go Blue.
Anyone have a link to the IU vs Penn State game?
is probably done. Tough loss for IU.
Looks like Verdell Jones just blew out his knee. IANAD, but it doesn't look good for him.
Southern miss is up 2 on East Carolina in Overtime. CBS sports
How in the world did we lose to Arkansas? I see they lost to LSU, and I'm amazed that we struggled so much with them.
They had pretty good numbers (RPI was around 50) when we played them but have pretty much fallen apart since (RPI was 99 coming into today and will surely go above 100 -- sadly that loss will now be labeled "bad"). The Hogs were 13-5 leading up to that game, but only went 4-8 the rest of the regular season (now 4-9 with their opening SECT loss).
The other side is that Michigan was still finding itself on the road and did not respond well to the full-court pressure in the early going, committing a bunch of bad turnovers.
Of course you were asking rhetorically, but hey, just ask OSU and MSU about their games at Illinois.
...pulled a hammy, but is still in the game. Maybe it will be too tight to ref games over the next few days? This is important news.
Oregon State leads Washington by 12 late in the first half. The Pac-12 is a complete mess.
But related to our eventual seed. Anybody watching the Gtown/Cinci game? Cinci up one with 35 seconds, Gtown ball.
Edit: All tied up, 3.6 seconds, Cinci ball. Overtime?
Would be nice if Cincy could make a free throw. Misses cost them at the end of regulation and OT. Should have won this game twice already.
I didn't plan on working late, but if this game goes another OT I might be here a little longer.
Georgetown looks really bad. I am not sure how they are hanging in there or how they had such a big lead to begin with.
And they pull it out. Does this mean we probably still get a three seed, even if we lose to NW? It is at least more likely.
UConn is now a lock as of today (says Eamonn Brennan of ESPN, I think Lunardi has them in as well). I found that interesting, as watching UConn's play doesn't stand out as all that great, at times anyway.
This talk will escalate as Sunday approaches and more threads will contain this info., but I'm curious now. I'm pretty intelligent and know quite a bit about the NCAA Tourney/Basketball in general. That said, which really means nothing, is Lunardi simply guessing that the 6-11, 3-14 and 5-12, 4-13 games will be in Nashville? Or all of the seeds already "pre-destined" to the respective "sites"?
I've wondered this the past few years and always forget to check whether or not Lunardi was right or if he already knew HOW to place the seeds in the respective sites.
Minny is up 10-5 early on
If Minnesota does beat Northwestern tonight, will Ralph Sampson III play tomorrow?
C'mon, Gophers! Or OT.
Here we go, overtime, here we go! *clap clap*
Miss the shot Minny! Rebound and run out of time NW!
C'mon, Gophers! Or 2OT!
Go, you magnificent Gophers, go !