NCAA Sweet 16 Open Thread
Wisconsin having tons of problems with the zone. Was able to stay in it when they were 4/7 from 3 pt. range. Shooting gone cold and just like that they're down 10.
because like...who wouldn't wanna see Kentucky go into a civil war
What's up with Bo Ryan not calling a TO
Wisconsin's offense is just painful to watch.
They were putting a clinic on how to beat the zone till Jared Berggren got into foul trouble
I know, but it's just so boring to watch.
You tuned into the Louisville-MSU game and the Spartans 11 points with 5 left in the half.
in this game so far. Missed shots, loose balls...All done fundamentally well
it appears that someone on MSU scored a safety after the schools traded field goals
MSU may have problems with the Louisville press, and then if MSU moves on and Marquette beats Florida, with Marquette's aggressive and quick defense as well. There aren't two defenses like them in the B1G. Both really atheltic and both get after it. MSU will lose to one or the other.
14-11 Louisville with 6:59 to go. MSU really wowing the crowd from inside the paint.
right to their beds
Fuck Wisconsin and their paint drying offense.
8 beers deep, let's fucking go Orange!
no wonder it's so easy to be an orange fan
I pulled them out of the Championship game when Melo was out, and other people have them going further, so in te grand scheme them losing would probably help. But I have them winning this game. And others took a flyer on the Badgers. So it's best possible bracket vs. getting rid of the teams that can beat me.
My Elite 8 is still intact, and I've got Wisconsin winning, so I'm a Badger fan tonight.
Nice call. I have 6. But MSU may be choking that away (I'll live with it). I had them beat Missouri (rather than the other way around which seemed popular. And I stupidly had Duke, even though I knew Baylor was a better team. But whenever I pick Duke to get bounced early, they make a "surprise" Final Four run, and when I pick them to live up to their seed, they get bounced early. So I'd rather be wrong and have them lose than be wrong and have them win.
That was a nice break with Price and Wood. Great behind the back.
Louisville leads 23-18 at half
Wiscy bombing treys. Hanging tough like Marky Mark.
Rooting for all Big Ten teams tonight and the rest of the tourney
You really don't want a MSU or OSU champion.
Yeah true...I wanted to see a UK vs UNC championship game, but not as much now without Kendall Marshall
This game is bonkers.
at the 8:30 mark. Wisky hangin, me admirin'.
Does anyone see Bo Ryan? Is he even on the bench? Seriously, I don't see him.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Impressive, sir. +1
Would much rather have 'sconi and Indiana win over the other two.
....a shade over 25 minutes of regulation play before someone broke 30 points. 31-25 Louisville with 13:46 to go.
Michigan State inbound pass with the sincere hope of missing that last shot, right?
That's all she wrote for sparty... they can't score
anyone see the Louisville dude get hit in the nuts?
yeah it was soo funny man
Nice shot selection, Badgers.
great player, great game.
Oh wisconsin, you and ur crazy use/nonuse of timeouts...
Having watched Wisky fail to get off a good shot at the buzzer, I am so sick of seeing teams utterly change their game-plans in the final minute: dribbling aimlessly, then chucking up a prayer. Just run the damned offense.
Syracuse is a far superior team athletically impossible to get going with that zone
Syracuse annoys the crap out of me. They're constantly heralded as a Super-Elite Basketball power like Kentucky, UCLA, or North Carolina, but it's a total Emperor's New Clothes situation. Syracuse has 1 NCAA Tournament Championship, and 4 Final Fours. This is an elite basketball program? By this logic, Michigan, Cincinatti, and Maryland must be 3 of the 5 greatest programs in college basketball history.
So is Michigan football not elite in the past 60 years cuz we only have one title? More goes into tradition than national championships
Michigan has the most wins and highest winning percentage in the sport. They're one of the top teams in Championships. Syracuse basketball is... close to New York City.
This is their first time past the Sweet Sixteen in 10 years. If everything else about Syracuse was the exact same but they were located in, oh, Missouri, they'd have the same profile nationally as Arizona. Total media creation.
ok, well if you are going to wins and win percentage, syracuse is top 5 in both. I think top 5 all time counts as elite in my book.
You are wrong and Syracuse blows! They are like new money without a savings account or investments. Credit is bullshit in the long run, and syracuse gets too much.
IMO, Syracuse is usually portrayed as one of those second-tier teams in the media. With UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, UCLA, always dubbed as the historic and/or current powerhouses. So I wouldn't say the media usually slates Syracuse as "Super-Elite." There consistently good, yeah, like UConn and MSU, and usually the media reflects that, and seperates them from those first-tier teams.
I respect your opinion but I couldn't disagree with that more. I completely feel like the media puts Syracuse on the same level as "UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, UCLA" and well ahead of UConn or MSU (both of which, you know, actually win occasionally). You really think Sparty gets as much play nationally as the Orange?
I would even argue they get talked about far more frequently nationally (discounting scandals) than Kansas.
you are overlooking the fact that Syracuse has won either the Big East regular season or Tourny title 5 of the last 10 years. The Big East is one of the power 4 conferences (B10 BE B12 and ACC) and being on top of that conference is worth being noticed nationally )
And 2 years ago, their best season in a while, they lost their starting senior center to a torn quad, and lost by 2 to Butler when they went to the title game.
They won a national title (as a 3 seed no less) and in the last 3 years have been a 1 seed twice.
Some of their programs in the 80s were absolutely stacked with talent, and there was legitimate rumblings that Boeheim just couldnt win it all until he did.
If STAEE loses my bracket is going in the garbage
Let's go Orange!!!!!!!
You've become a big Bearcats fan tonight.
We withstood a team shooting like 65% from three, and had the fewest possessions of any Syracuse team in the past 15 years because of the Wisconsin paint drying offense.
And we still won.
I'm ready to go out and kick some kittens and mainline some pixie stix.
Let's go Orange!
Bad night for the Big Ten.
I had STAEE losing in the 3rd round
Hopefully they lose in Sweet 16
Never believed they had what it took to win it all or reach Final Four.
They lose ugly. Killing all the free points I'd get in that bracket, but at least it'll shut them up about the wonders of Izzo come Tournament time. As the 1st #1 to go down. And look like garbage doing it.
And now OSU may be carrying my Tourney hopes. If I'm going down, I'm taking my enemies down with me.
That douche is getting trashed!
Izzo has a MASSIVE head. That freak doesn't look human. Looks like an Easter Island head got put on a tiny, angry little body. He must have a strong neck. I feel bad for his neck in all honesty.
rcmb is angry
in "mad bro" stage?
"Burning Couch" stage?
3 minutes left MSU down by 10
The alternate term for it is "ugly".
Green gets his FIRST foul with 3 minutes left? That is some Izzo pwer right there.
Can all teams lose? If not I am going for unibrow, and that is because my mom read the ugly duckling to me a lot. Wait am I ugly? Shit!
Draymond Green playing chippy. Syracuse gets the rebound off a Foul Shot, and Dray-Dray swings his arm pretty recklessly. Stupid foul too, you're only down 7 and there's 2:30 left
Louisville's jerseys must be really orange.
With You. Go The Ville! Hate Sparty at all times!
Game set match. Staee fouling now, turning the ball over, and just not hitting their shots
Draymond. Off to play in Europe. Hope not with Trey.
Please please please, someone GIF that segment where Izzo said WTF.
That was hilarious, but to be fair, that probably would have been my reaction.
Right call. Would have called off a made free throw too.
I agree it's technically the right call, still wouldn't seem fair if it went against me.
I just think it would be fun to use when Sparty Noooo'ed in the future.
Ball game. :)
I enjoyed that. I have heard Spartan fans all week, about what a disappointing season it was for Michigan. Well, pull up a chair Sparty... seems you get to taste from the bitter cup, that is disappointment.
..and I can see the immediate reaction now.
"I don't get it! What the hell was that?"
A Hobbit in that picture.
Someone should photoshop Lloyd Brady in this pic. Izzo needs a hug
I think MSU relied on Green to do too much ball handling from what I've seen. I mean he can handle for a big, but he shouldn't be holding the ball for as long as he has been. That said, when Sparty loses a college student somewhere gets laid.
Hide yo kids, hide yo couches...cause STAEE is burning everything out there
Now I've seen everything.
I truly root for the B1G, but I can't say that Sparty losing makes me sad.
Bring on the schadenfreude
Pitino is 10-0 in S16 games
Not a banner day for the B1G tonight. Not surprised that Wiscy lost (though they kept it close), but MSU losing this way is a little surprising. Felt they were an overrated #1, but Louisville isn't that good of a squad either.
I stopped caring about Big Ten pride after we went down. I'm all for Sparty and the Bucks losing.
The whiny wIZZOard ran out of magic early this year.
It and enjoyed it.
^damn great minds think alike
Beat Ohio! Oh that felt good.
I think as the kids say it these days... Louisville just went HAM!
Even better that just knocked out of contention like 50 percent of my bracket
Even though it's Sparty, Draymond's had a great career at State and I give him credit where credit's due. He carried this year's team.
Craft just got blubbered. Damn.
Oh what fun?
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Sullinger annoys me
And that's all she wrote ladies and gentleman. My bracket= donezo
Gonna need a little extra Dove tonight after getting shat on by Pitino. 44 points?
Still considered the top conference in the country?! If Indiana loses and Ohio does whatever they do, the Big East will have the most teams in the Elite 8. I know there's much more basketball to be played, but the Big Ten didn't do themselves any favors tonight, especially Sparty.
Wisconsin I hope garnered some respect becasue they damn near beat a top 3-5 team in the country and looked pretty damn good doing it. All you nancies who can't take the style of game they play, don't watch. What they do is effective and good fundamental basketball; a thing of Beauty at times. I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about regarding their style of play either, because I bet we all wish our own team could have shot the ball recently like they did tonight.
/Grumpy because my brackets which were doing well in to tonight are now sh*t.
More Craft love!
...Burn East Lansing!
Multiple reports of couch burnings, rowdy activity in E.L.
10:20 p.m. Police scanner traffic and eyewitness reports indicate that there are multiple reports of fires, fireworks and arrests in East Lansing.
Staff reports indicate that there are fires in the the Cedar Village neighborhood, Harrison Road and Elm and Milford streets. Fireworks were reported near Abbot Road.
Police officials reported that “there’s not a lot going on right now.”
Cedar Village will be the first to fall.
Lived in two of those areas. They couldn't get much worse. The tear gassing by the Michigan State Police tactical team after the loss to Duke in March 99 was a highlight for me.
It's so bad and funny it's almost like a Michigan fan created that username and posed as a distraught State fan.
Anyone that's not made of pure Satan in the Big Ten now has to pin their hopes on Indiana? Sheesh...
...the Big Ten hopes might have a better chance with MSU....as of RIGHT NOW.
Why do we have to pin our hopes on anyone? I'm perfectly happy with no Big Ten team winning it all if it can't be us.
...and...thanks for stopping by!
Green sucked in that game and his cheap fouls and moaning showed his true colors
also shows his true colors, but that doesn't change the point
Happy Syracuse won. Very happy State lost. Hoping Florida doesn't confuse their hideous uniforms with the basketball. Go Gators!
so far I am 1 and 1...
I am in an interesting position in my pool. 33rd overall (out of 93 or so) but 1st in points possible remaining...
I have OSU winning it all which was hard to do but I liked their matchups... I have louisville in the final four and am the only one who had them getting past state so come on bonus points!!!
You have OSU winning it all? Are you some kind of damn moron?
total well below zero. Are you some kind of damn Sparty fan?
And fuck STAEE!
How many beers is it now?
And save me from the dude who not only has Marquette and Cinncy winning today, but Lousiville in the Final Four?
But then, can they beat Louisville.....? Gahhhh, I hate all the possibilities. Nice choke Izzo.
one of the great old M football teams had a dazzling offense and was referred to as
"the point a minute team". i didn't realize Izzo was going for the same productivity with his
Have managed to piss away their big lead.
21-6 run. Way to look like you can't play 3 good games in a row again OSU.
SInce Introduction of the Shot Clock
Just another record for Lord Izzo. Burn Baby, Burn.
Point a Minute
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And an Academy Award.