things go poorly
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!!!!!!!