NCAA Elite 8 Open Thread
Doesn't look good. I mean, physically. His weave has been neglected a little, he's all gaunt and haggard. Guess that's what being extorted will do to ya.
Put my avatar in the game coach!
Anyone else get the impression that Deshaun Thomas is going to have a huge game tonight ?
Thats a huge stretch given the 25 a game he has put up in the tournament so far
His upside is much better than Sullinger. I feel Thomas is going to kill the 2-3 zone of Cuse. He give Michigan tons of trouble with the elbow jumper when Michigan went to a zone D Feb 18
to say this for awhile and this gives me the chance. I think Thomas is better than Sullinger.
I want Ohio to lose. I dont care who wins the Florida-Louisville game. Go Syracuse! Beat Ohio!
i thought they lost to North Carolina in OT.
I want the Bucks to lose but Thomas to score 35 and grab 20 boards, prompting him to decide it's time to move on to the NBA.
Thats actually not a bad idea. Ohio would be in a lot of trouble next year if they lost him and Sullinger.
Does anyone else find this to be a boring Elite 8? Aside from OSU, it's hard for me to feel strongly about any of these teams. I probably could make a case for rooting for Kansas or against Syracuse, but all in all, I just find this group boring.
Florida, Syracuse, Kentucky, North Carolina. If my teams win today, it will be huge. Virtually nobody in my pool has either FL or Syracuse.
I think you jinxed yourself.
I have Louisville, OSU, Kentucky, and N.C.
good pick on Florida, to pick them over potentially kansas, marquette, and louisville or state is a good call by you.
Wow. Amazing comeback by Louisville so far. Lets see if they can pull it off.
"for the lead" ... "for the lead"
Oops, Greg Gumble.
as a Georgetown and Michigan fan, I am really hoping a bomb goes off tonight while Syracuse and OSU are playing. With the MSU and Villanova teams in the stands.
had come to Michigan instead of going to Louisville. He was seriously considering it I know, but instead we got Amaker and the rest is history as they say. But I believe our BB program would be at a higher level today if Pitino had taken the job here regardless of what you may think about him personally. The guy can definitely recruit and coach.
He's been to two Final Fours since taking over there....and we haven't gotten out of the first weekend. And he'd be recruiting against Michigan State instead of KENTUCKY. He might have done better here too. Martina's hits vs. misses at hiring coaches wasn't a great percentage.
All I know is, Kentucky win or lose tomorrow, it's going to make for some talk in the bluegrass state.
in NCAA tourney. It's only one game sample but they were lower seed against #2 seed Duke and Blake Griffin's OU. They were one shot from tying the game against Duke and the refs hosed Michigan with phantom foul calls when they are near Blake Griffin.
Not fair to say that JB can't lead Michigan deep into NCAA tourney. He has made it to Sweet 16 and Elite 8 with a less talented WVU teams. JB's landing quality players like McGary, Robinson, Stauskas. Sky the limit with JB's team. I firmly believe that Michigan will really take off. This year is just the beginning with a share of B1G title on a bunch of overachievers like Novak and Douglass who had zero D1 offers(technically Stu has one with Valpo but Valpo pulled the offer)..
The 6 years of no Tourney at all we had before Beilein to here. (More, actually, but it was when Amaker was hired that Pitino was snatched from us by Lousiville). What he was saying instead of being on year 5 we'd be on year 11 (and we weren't as much an afterthought of a program then with 7 more years of irrelevance to come). And Pitino would have had even more success than at Louisville because everyone in the world thought it was a better fit, except his wife (and that didn't work out too great for her). Being headed in the right direction isn't better than already being there.
Entertaining game. Now lets watch Syracuse destroy Ohio.
As good as Louisville played down the stretch, I feel like Florida lost that game more than Louisville won it. Just atrocious play. Had plenty of open looks.
Watching OSU and Syracuse with Amir Williams getting extended minutes, makes me wonder why Matta didn't use Williams to bang against MSU. Williams would be a good match-up against Payne and Nix, especially after watching Payne and Nix struggle against the Louisville Big.
I expect Syracuse to dominate osu in the second half. They would be up if it werent for some missed lay ups.
Congrats to OSU. Glad to see a Big Ten team in the Final Four
Congrats to the Buckeyes. Good for the BIG. I think the Buckeyes are going to win it all.
Easy for me to root for OSU over Boeheim and 'Cuse
is going to hurt them down the road. They miss Diebler to give them floor spacing. I still have them making the national championship but lose to Kentucky.
I dont care if osu winning is good for the big ten. I want them to lose every game they play except when it helps Michigan. Such as the bball game in east lansing. Other than that, Fuck Ohio!
I am never glad when Ohio wins in anything. The lesser of two evils won. I believe Kentucky will beat Ohio in the final. Sullinger wont do much against Davis and Craft will not be able to mug Kentucky's bigger guards.
They still have to beat two good teams to get to the finals... (I have them losing to OSU) but I would watch for louisville, they can play.
Guys I seriously cannot stand Columbus. Work again tonight = awful. Hope the winter up north isn't TOO bad; be there soon.