Ohio down early.
NCAA Afternoon Open Thread
I want to smash your avatar.
You should. Really hard.
I picked OSU. Rooting for Dayton.
I did this for a lot of my picks. It's a nice way to hedge against disappointment.
Same here. Here's hoping that Craft's last game is a loss to Dayton today.
I have Dayton in the Sweet 16. I really need them to win considering my house in on the line this year.
You bet downton abbey on a basketball game?
OSU is in the Final Four in my bracket. They'll probably lose today.
have to question your final four picks.
I really need to question it.
You're out of your mind if you think Ohio gets to the final four.
Great start for Dayton. Karma for OSU refusing to play teams like Dayton in basketball and Cincinnati in football.
They played Cincy in 2006, 2004, 2002, and 1999.
Is that so... welp, why the stoppage!
In 1999 and 2002 Cincy was a C-USA team. In 2004 and 2006 Mark Dantonio was the head coach at Cincy and Tress wanted to help his former DC out by allowing him to lose a game in the shoe. In 2007 Brian Kelly took over at Cincy and built them into a scary opponent. The reason OSU doens't play Cincy is the same reason PSU doesn't play Pitt, their fan base would go bucknuts if they lost.
Thank god for Bill Raftery.
Not going to lie, this game is mostly just making me depressed about Michigans defense. But hey its still fun to watch osu struggle.
Some weak calls going against Dayton with Craft. He's just throwing his body around and gets a call without being touched.
Come on Dayton how are you going to let Aaron Craft carve you up?
Let him in the paint (particularly in transition) and he doesn't suck. It's when he tries to shoot that he's hilarious.
Dayton's in good shape if they just don't turn it over.
Could only afford taking one day off this week and that's tmrw.... Man I wish I was at home in the recliner right now. Go Dayton!!
Come on Dayton help me out
That commercial was turrible.
here in the early going.
gotten more mileage out of a 12 point game than della valla did after nebraska? the way every announcer has talked about him since that game you would think hes destined for the an NBA lottery pick at the end of the year....
Not sure if this was discussed at all over the weekend, but what is with the "Spartans Magic" shirts? Shouldn't it be "Spartan's Magic" or "Spartans' Magic" because it is possessive? I know we caught flack for the WE ON shirts but it was an acronym and clearly way beyond any Spartan logic just like Mike Hart's "little brother" anology that got turned into us calling them Little Brother for eternity.
Not a huge fan of Adidas' canned sayings on shirts. Just not "The Wolverine Way" in my humble e-pinion.
At least Wolverine isn't plural, like so many other adidas team shirts I've seen (such as "The Bears Way" or "The Badgers Way"). That just sounds stupid.
Overall it's still cheesy as heck.
Interesting...Dayton is hanging very tough...for now, anyway.
I do expect OSU to win comfortably when all is said and done, but hey -- I recall saying that the last time they played Penn State, too. So who knows.
I have a feeling I'm really going to regret picking Wisconsin. I picked Ole Miss against them last year and I figured ''There's no way they can get upset again right?''
You should be okay. They have a cakewalk to at least the Elite 8.
Well they aren't exactly in a cake walk right now...
No, but they'll turn it around. They're just missing everything right now.
but that is what Wisconsin does for stretches. Misses EVERYTHING!
Oregon is a very experienced team and they already took down Arizona.
I used the same logic in some picks. New Mexico and St Louis screwed me last year, so they can't do it again right? I went all in on New Mexico beating Kansas too.
Good fun by Dayton here. Big bucket by Ohio to stop the 9-3 run.
This game seems a toss up at this point. Going to be an interesting 2nd half. The longer Dayton stays ahead or even within a couple points I'm wondering if Ohio will start tightening up.
Keep it up Dayton.
The Miller brothers look like twins
The one thing you can get so far from the Dayton / Ohio State game is that nobody apparently thinks that second chance shots will be all that necessary for this particular matchup. Combined, the Flyers and the Buckeyes have all of two offensive rebounds to 26 total rebounds. If Dayton can continue with a 3% or so edge in effective FG percentage, that could end up being the difference if other things don't suddenly come to life for Ohio State. Of course, there are 20 minutes left to play yet.
So the big ten is looking good right now.
Feels like OSU will put this game away, but not a good-looking team right now. Craft might not get out of this weekend.
1 handed free throw ftw
and now he can't do jack. Jeez
For the life of me I don't understand why Bo Ryan's teams are so mediocre in the tournament. In a lot of ways, his system is like Beilein's, with its emphasis on taking care of the ball and not fouling on defense. But where Beilein's teams rise to the occasion in March, Ryan's peak in February.
Of course, right after I post that, they go on a big run.
Because they can't find any Bo Ryan clips suitable for the "One Shining Moment" montage.
So...Who has three TVs going like I'm about to? (Two currently going)
When I get home, I will have the MacBook with some game on and the 80" TV with the split screen DIRECTV picture-in-picture on two games. It's phenomenal to have that feature on such a large television because it's basically like having two small TVs in one. The two pictures are both large enough to see all of the action; I love it.
It's funny that you say it's the same as two SMALL tvs! Does the PIP/Split screen cause and distorttion of the picture or is it literally like having two side by side?
3 large HD tvs up in the living room right now. One game dedicated to each. Thought about adding a fourth
If Ohio loses, they are going to cost me a billion dollars!
Iowa lost it for me already. Damn it I was going to retire too.
Better to lose it now than in the Final.
Could you imagine getting that far, then losing it on the last game? From a billion dollars to zero.
You would be the most famous loser in the history of the world. Countries that race goats for sport and know nothing about basketball would still know who you are.
If anyone gets that close, I'm sure they will get offered a deal.
I'm really just waiting for the hockey game.
looks to me like Dayton needs to get some confidence going inside and finishing. They keep getting inside and kicking out...finally the guard drove and got an easy bucket. more of that. ..
Dayton's big guy got a couple in the first half
They will get it done
Ugh...I'm dying for 4:00 to be here so I can LEAVE the office. I really want to watch whatever is on. TuneIn Radio is sufficing, but arrrrrrgh. I want video.
You can't stream CBS?
Solution: take today and tomorrow off. Simple
This game is a clusterfuck...
Craft tried passing the ball to the Ref. LOLZ
5 turnovers for him so far.
to stretch the lead. COme on Flyers!
How many times can you turn it over in a minute? Good god.
Is this basketball?
Where's the yakkity sax for this Dayton-Ohio State game?!? This is one of the most unorganized games I've seen in a while. Even the Cal Poly-Texas Southern game was more organized than this.
way too careless
Dayton...you were up 8. WHY?
This is freaking laughable
Love the "Brust, he's not just a shooter" comment.
The state of Ohio must feel so proud watching this disaster.
How many turnovers does Dayton have this half? Like ten?
Whoever wins this basketball clinic is going to make a deep tourney run, that 's for sure.
Damn OSU is getting a lot of breaks down the stretch, especially with officiating...
I am personally offended by the display of basketball is this OSU game.
They should be up at least 10. They are blowing countless opportunities.
This is seriously one of the wost games I've ever watched.
ZOMGGGGGGGGGG CRAFTY CRAFT CRAFTTTTTTTTTTT
Maybe this has already been discussed but is Sibert wearing a jersey that's 2 sizes too big?
Fucking yakety sax out there, Dayton teammates run into each other for a board, OSU gets it. And how does that ref not call a foul on Craft for diving on top of someone for a ball?
Two GIFS to define this game: That teammate collision and Craft passing the ball to the ref.
The way announcers talk about him is reaching Tebow like levels. Ridiculous. At least Tebow was somewhat good.
INTENTIONAL FOUL ON CRAFT? WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?
That's assault, brotha.
Surprised they had the guts to call an intentional foul on Craft.
Craft: "Wait did you see that I play for Ohio State? Look my jersey man, jeez! What is this bull hockey??"
'Angelic countenance' ....ok...
Craft with a travel shuffle there
Another awful call for Craft, how can you fall for that bullshit?
Craft is a fucking joke. I will be sooooo glad when we don't have to see his rosy-cheeked smug-ass face anymore.
This game shouldn't be tied.
Dayton picking a nice time to start rebounding.
Big O board right there
Should Colorado just quit at halftime? Man they are BAD
This game is so infuriating
silly turnovers and missed free throws.
Stupid, Datyon totally killed themselves.
Really should've gone 2 for 1 there, too. Please make your damn FTs now!
Pitt over Colorado 33-9
I picked Colorado because Pitt is notorious for choking...
In no way did Colorado deserve a 9 seed, they're also without their best player in Dinwiddie, total mismatch of an 8-9 game.
Win the game
Hoping that this is in the making for another epic Craft gif moment
Edit: damn it...now have to go through more nauseating slurpfest from the commentators...
Double-edit: the basketball god of 2014 has smiled down on me
now step it up on D.
Come onnnnnnn Dayton!
Helluva move/shot by Craft!
Craft it is
Well that was some pretty awful help defense.
time to answer.
I LOVE EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Been a bad month for Craft.
I picked Dayton for a reason. LOL
Craft laying on the floor. Perfect!
Familiar pose, on the floor at the end of the game.
So much for Big Ten Basketball. Lol. 0-2
Should have picked Dayton. Went against my gut on that one
I picked OSU and I still don't care. Unless Dayton makes it to the Final Four.
Nope . . . still don't care.
CRAFT GIF ENDLESS SORROWS!
Every pool is led by Michigan fans right now.
Not good for the BIG but can't be too upset with an Ohio loss.
Loved that, winning shot over that dick and he misses a shotput to lose.
suck it Craft!
Well my billion is still in play.
Let's make it a two-fer.
Suck it, Matta. Perhaps Ohio State should stick to their policy of ducking in-state opponents.
We lost room to talk though when we stopped playing Oakland this year.
Welp one Final Four team down in my bracket! Not mad about it
shot against Michigan?
THE NARRATIVE IS DEAD
the B1G is going to be the laughing stock after this tournament. Fuck you Ohio!
Seriously, I only care about MIchigan at this point. If Wisconsin and Nebraska play well then thats nice too, but I'll be damned if I am going to root for Sparty or Ohio in any sport at any time.
"the B1G is going to be the laughing stock after this tournament."
You must not be watching the Colorado game.
There goes the Billion dollars
Not sorry Bucky lost but I reran the last craft drive several times and he was fouled.
You must not watch much basketball. Fouls don't count in the last ten seconds.
I picked Pitt to win but not dominate to this extent - why was colorado given a 8 seed?
I bet this American team can beat Colordao. I have no idea how they made it in as a 10 seed.
He can have a whole highlight show.
So much Grit!
He has about 4 more years to go doesn't he?
All hail Trey Burke's bracketology skills.
Iowa & OSU were the 2 worst teams from the Big Ten in the tourney. Not surprised they both lost. UW, MSU and Michigan will all hold their own. Nebraska might do some damage. This won't be the best tournament for the Big Ten, but even after the 0-2 start, I doubt it will be a disaster.
Thank you Dayton! Lot of blowouts now. Time to watch some Amaker v Cincy.
Is Gottlieb going to blame it on sweaty balls? More Grit.
Down goes frazier, down goes frazier!!
I used to keep book for my old high school and that's my worst nightmare.
Well, except for when the rule used to be a technical for every mistake instead of one for all. Put the road numbers in for a home game and you'd start the game with five technical fouls.
I thought it was very interesting when Michigan played Ohio State this year in Columbus that prior to the game the Buckeyes, in an effort to mock Michigan, played a hype video including Michigan losing to Ohio University (Bobcats) in the NCAA Tournament 2 years ago. Karma = a bitch.
It was 20-20 last I saw so they went on a 55-15 run to end the game
The run from there was 62-16.
Sooo...... Colorado sucks.
I barely recognize him without a turtleneck.
Amazing that Amaker couldn't get us to the tournament but has gotten Harvard there twice.
It is not really the same thing. He can get harvard in by winning the Ivy League tournament, which is a certainly different task than the grind and relative difficulty of the big ten.
against Syracuse. They have about 10 turnovers and 11 points. I think they turned the ball over the last 5 possessions.
Cincinnati is a very dumb team. Pump fake on an open 3, just to take one step in to take an open long 2. Playing against a smart Harvard team makes you look even more dumb.
Still believing that press has had it wrong all along, Craft isn't the best player ever. All hail DeShawn Thomas! OSU was a legit team last year and returned everyone else.
Cinci is so frustrating. Seriously? 3 straight turnovers from awful, wild passes? No wonder Cronin is bald.
Cincinnati better get their asses in gear, I have them winning every time.
Jackson keeps doing an up-and-under insead of attacking the rim, and misses every damn time.
I hate listening to Doug Gottlieb
easily my least favorite basketball "pundit/announcer" and that is saying a ton in a field loaded with Vitale and Dakich
I'll be pissed off if Harvard wins. Not because of Amaker (actually, I'm happy for him), but because the winner plays the MSU-Delaware winner. Izzo doesn't need any more lucky tournament breaks.
Looking at MSU's history. They have had many, many upsets of teams lined up to play them.
Hate to break it to you, no matter who MSU plays in the 3 rd round (Harvard or Cinci) they are not going to be challenge much.
Cincy has the ability to turn the game into a low-scoring defensive slog, like Nebraska and Illinois did against MSU. I'd give them a puncher's chance.
Man, poor Western. Darn those orange
People who think Jordan Morgan can't finish should watch Cincinnati's big men. Good grief they are bad around the basket.
Is this a "look ahead" game for Cincy?
No Harvard is a decent team, and cinci is underachieving this year.
"In my mind, today's game was anything but an upset," Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said. "They've got a great team. Tough draw for us. In my opinion, they're one of the best teams we played all year."
Doug Gottlieb is insufferable
My God Cincy....
Go get a two point bucket here after this...
they can't make FT's. I am having bad Amaker flashbacks
Cincy just looks like a poorly disciplined team... Cronin isn't a bad coach, but it just doesn't look as if he has control over his players
wtf was that shot
Atta boy Tommy. Beat Staee
they will destroy Harvard.
Dare to dream. Go Crimson.
Only if Payne/Dawson have a good day
I currently dislike myself for depending on this Cincinnati squad.
Too bad OSU faced Akron or that entire damn state would likely have been winless today.
Played Dayton. Bro
My mistake. Bro.
Anyone else hoping Harvard poops on MSU?
Although I'm hoping Delaware gets them first.
Tommy Ammaker, a class guy.
Now MSU avoids a 5 seed.
I'm 4/4 so far. Billion dollars still in my sights!
Go Albany! 23-22.
Don't be afraid when the Gator chants!
Unfortunately, I think they're living on borrowed time
ly awesome. Also, what are the chances that this game is still this close in 25 minutes of game time?
But if the goal is to grab attention...
Step 1 complete.
HARVARD is going to upset MSU.
Also, my "bold, but not so bold prediction" of NO 6-SEED WILL ADVANCE! is still alive.
The Great Danes are still alive! I love seeing #1 seeds puckering up late in the 1st half.
Albany's short bench, only 2 subs so far - kinda crazy, may hurt them at the end of the game.
The Florida-Albania game is close. An Albania victory would be a bracket buster.
King Zog would be proud.
I don't think in all my years of watching the tourney there has been a 16 less likely to even keep it close. Albany looks soooo unathletic. The biceps on one of their players is about as big as my wrist. And their uniforms are horrendous.
Albany's center has been wide open on the pick and roll the last 5 possessions at least. They must not be feeding him because of his high pony.
GO BLUE HENS
0-0, 20 min left first half
within 3 with 12 minutes left 53-56
Oregon up 11, nine minutes to go
How did Dawson "get hurt" Gottlieb? Do tell...
Go Blue (Hens)!
Delaware has jumped out to the early lead. 3-2. Now they just have to stall for 37 minutes.
RUN OUT THE CLOCK HENS
What game was the editor watching?
The game last night where the Vols needed overtime to beat Iowa.
Michigan State the only to ever suffer from injuries.
I have a feeling Delaware-MSU will be one of those annoying games where Delaware sort of hangs around, enough to make you keep watching, but never really threatens to take over and loses by about 12.
Yeeeeeeup. Especially if Payne gets foul calls every time he bowls into a guy with his arms straight up.
For fucks sake how does msu get these calls.
Payne gets the softest calls called for him.