Down goes #2 Kansas
Big 12 is the big conference.
and there goes the perfect bracket
I meant to say best conference.
Seems my fail is as bad as the Big 12's.
I picked them to win it all. Stupid.
but we both knew the first weekend would be the best, them being short handed and all...
I was just hoping they could get through the weekend. My bracket is dust in the wind.
Can't shoot, can't win.
Did the guy who punched McGary in the balls graduate or was he in this game?
As a UD student this was HUGE. If we make the Elite 8, this campus will burn down. Anyone see what happened last night? Go Blue. Go Flyers.
Congrats, UD student. Should you desire a lesson on the destruction of furniture by burning, our "friends" in East Lansing have written a few books on the subject.
Not surprised at all. I just thought New Mexico would be the team to do it.
Ditto, and such a shame for my bracket.
9 teams in the S16 so far: 3 B1G, 2 AAC, 1 MWC, 1 A10, 1 Pac-12, 1 SEC.
Both SEC and Pac-12 can tie us with 3 bids. Pac-12 is likely, SEC would need UK to beat Wichita St.
Beautiful. My bracket could be better but at least I got the Dayton Stanford matchup in the sweet sixteen right.
You serious? Bold picks, wow. Impressive.
and I don't think it was particularly large leap of faith
For Dayton, they came in going 10-2 in their last 12. OSU and Syracuse were both awful on offense and bad to finish the year. Looked winnable for a hot Dayton team
For Stanford, New Mexico always seems flakey. And I thought I heard Stanford had two big men and with Embiid being out for KU that sounded like one Stanford could win.
Top 1500 on Espn at the moment.
I have Dayton. Not Stanford though
Bill Self apparently has never seen a zone before.
Missing Embiid in the middle really hurt them. But they still had plenty of opportunities to seize the game late. But gotta hit your open shots.
The less good teams the better. Go double-digit seeded teams!
Except when they play us.
How are these advancing teams not good? They won; therefore, they are good and not to be underestimated, IMO.
but in one-and-done a lot of stuff can happen. What would happen if Dayton played Syracuse 10 times? Cuse might win 7 or 8 or maybe Cuse just sucks that much right now
Some of the assholes on the RCMB never cease to amaze me. Every team Michigan has to play next, those morons on that god forsaken forum convince themselves that they will pound Michigan. It's also funny seeing comments like, "Now they have another easy road to the final four."
Last time I checked, we had one of the toughest roads to the title game last year.
RCMB is good for a laugh at their unbelievable stupidity, and that's about it.
Most of them would have offed themselves if Michigan had won it all last year. I read every round how Michigan wouldn't be able to handle the next team. It was hilarious. BUT the same thing could probably be said about comments how MSU will fall back to earth after winning the B1G in 2010 on here.
and we don't talk about them ad nauseum?
His comment was on the irrationailty, not the frequency.
of how many games MSU has played this season which were the worst officiated games anyone has ever seen, by people who do not generally like to blame officiating or make excuses. Every game is fought 5 against 20, with officials, Jim Delaney, the NCAA, and the Blue Wall all against them. Such overwhelming odds they continue to overcome, just because they play basketball like football.
But that's the kind of thing that happens when you win the B1G by 3 games.
of any of the top contenders to the FF, IF,if, if it is Virginia and Iowa State. Louisville- Witchita State and MSU-Virginia could be the best matches in Sweet 16. This has been a great tournament so far!
Wichita State may have hardest road IF they beat Kentucky still have Louisville and potentially Michigan
I think Wichita does, with Kentucky Louisville and potentially Michigan. I don't think msu has a tough one at all. Virginia is a overrated 1 to me, Iowa state lost it's second best player and unc is wildly inconsistent.
They're a young team. Well, that's what sportscasters say after a loss!
As someone who has Florida winning it all, this just made their road easier.
the only #2 seeds to make the Sweet 16
Until Bill Self is out coached by an inferior opponent. Most overrated coach in the country.
Kansas is usually a paper tiger.
In 11 years Self and Kansas have had 2 inexcusable losses, lost to a Cinderalla once, lost to final four participants twice, lost to national title runner ups 3 times, been national title runner up once, and national champs once. We have to wait and see what happens with Stanford, but I definitely wouldn't say Kansas is usually a paper tiger.
Over the last thirty years (ever since Larry Brown, one of the true masters of self-promotion, was coaching there) very few schools have received love (from the press, etc.) out of proportion to their accomplishments more than Kansas.
In many years they beat up on an inferior conference, got a #1 seed, then played at least a few of their games in Kansas City during the tourney.
It's not that they didn't accomplish anything; rather, from all the good press you'd assume that they had multiple national championships. Not really.
they've won 2 NC's, been NC runner up 3 times, 8 total final fours and 12 total elite 8's. There's not many schools that can compare with that.
I knew Kansas wasn't making it out of the 1st weekend without Embiid. Problem was, I had EKU upsetting them and then NMU heading to the Sweet 16. Oh well, at least it's one less high seed in my bracket's way.
The 3 guys who could potentially go 1,2,3 in the draft are not making it to the Sweet Sixteen. It is always interesting to see that in this age of the one and done, very little beats experience and good coaching.
Not that surprising, but still weird to see a bunch of goofy brackets taking shape.
Some of Kansas' loss is rather easy to explain when you consider that they sported an effective field goal percentage of 37.07% in the end. That, and when you're fouling on just about every other possession, Stanford's pedestrian free throw percentage is mitigated by the 55.31% free throw rate that Kansas allowed them. It's pretty clear that the loss of Embiid makes them a totally different team and that the lack of production from anyone not named Tarik Black in this game was simply not a good sign.
With a 10, 11, 7 and either 11 or 14 all in the sweet sixteen,does this year's tourney have possibly the highest average of all sweet 16s?
Don't think it's worth starting a new thread, but does anyone know where I can watch the full episode of BTN Journey with JMo's Senior Day stuff? Could only find a 2:35 clip on YouTube.
UD about to be in the elite 8
Who does Michigan match up best amongst KY, Louisville, and W St.?
Kentucky ... turnovers and inexperience.
Absolutely agree - they seem like a perfect matchup for us, especially based on how we played against Texas
I'd take Beilein vs Calipari every day of the week. I think Pitino and Marshall are pretty good coaches. Calipari might be okay but I think he's a much better recruiter then X and O guy.
With all of the upsets happening to some of the favorites, we just need to take care of business one game at a time... We could be right back in THE GAME again!
We've probability got the 2nd highest probability of making the FF at this point, given the next two rounds (Florida being the most likely with a very favorable elite eight matchup). With a sweet sixteen game against a low seed, combined with Louisville/Kentucky basically being a tossup, we are certainly the favorite to come out of the midwest now
If you go strictly off of KenPom (which I know isn't everything), Louisville is 3, Tennesse is 6, Kentucky is 11 and we are 10. So the Midwest region has 4 of the top 11 teams in the Kenpom ratings still alive. We still have to play #6 and then #3 or #11.
In comparison, Michigan State plays #4 Virginia and then either #19 UConn or #20 Iowa St.
Virginia plays #8 Michigan State and then either #19 UConn or #20 Iowa State.
Arizona plays #17 San Diego State and then either #7 Wisconsin or #21 Baylor
Wisconsin plays #21 Baylor and then either #2 Arizona or # 17 SDSU
Florida has #13 UCLA followed up by #34 Stanford or #43 Dayton. So basically, they should be in if they beat UCLA.
Of the 16 teams remaining, the Midwest has the 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 9th highest Kenpom ranked teams. Essentially, even with all of the upsets, it is still a bracket of doom and the hardest path forward. IF you believe Kenpom.
Dickie V is having some sleepless nights lately, poor guy, ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEAMS WENT DOWN BABY!!!