NCAA Tournament Day 3 Afternoon Open Thread
I don't like sparty, but that was a good story about Payne.
I changed the channel
Barkley picking Memphis in an upset. Could this day really get that great?
(Good idea on the thread, BTW. Don't know why our game was lumped with the rest.)
There wasn't any other game being played to flip to on commercials or at the half.
I'm going to put CCHA semifinal updates here, too. 1-1 between OSU/ND, late second period.
Have you got a stream link for the CCHA games?
It's on FSD+, so I'm watching on actual TV.
Second is over. We'd prefer the Buckeyes to win this, they're not nearly as good.
Is there anything better than sitting back with a beer watching other teams fight to get where we already are?
Yes, sitting back with a bourbon and watching other teams fight to get where we are.
Ain't it SWEEEEET!!!!
Cheering for the B1G and Adrien Payne, but NEVER for Izzo or Sparty.
Gave up on my brackets so I'm ready to see Sparty crash and burn (though if they win I'll be happy for the "Big Ten", so, win-win situation!).
The Memphis vs. MSU game is a win-win situation. If MSU wins, it's good for the B1G. If Sparty loses... well Sparty loses.
Agreed!! I am pulling for them though
I'm so happy I would even uzop Rachel's dress!
Really hope we see a #1 fall today. Gonzaga is the most likely, but Louisville losing would all but hand me my bracket pool. Don't really think CSU is up to the task though.
Also, Cal - Cuse game could be a great upset game. In California I believe, and a good matchup for Cal.
Want Gonzaga to keep winning - OSU's path is already getting too easy
Memphis keeps chucking these long threes this isn't going to be a game.
Michigan players press conference on right now on CBS Sports Network
My 7 yr old daughter "Daddy, so it doesn't matter who is playing Michigan State right, we just root for the other team right?
Parenting: You're doing it right
Unless the other team is coached by Bo Ryan is the right answer to that.
It's awesome being able to watch 15 games in the next two days knowing we're already throught
I live in China so I obviously don't have Fox Sports Plus. Anybody have a link to an online stream? Thanks.
Anyone know where to find highlights of michigan's games so far? it looks like CBssports only has interviews with belein and ESPN must have an agreement that only allows them to show a few seconds of footage.
I'm getting ready to watch the game again on my DVR...I couldn't care less about State.
This is truly going to be nice to kick my feet up and just watch basketball all weekend.
Kind of the OPPOSITE of last weekend when I was sick to my stomach and didn't want to watch anything that resembled sports.
Exactly. I rarely look forward to sitting on my ass for 8 hours as much as I do right now
I supported Domino's for the first time in a looong time.
Wings, Pizza and Beer.
Also got Zero Dark Thirty and Argo from RedBox on BluRay!
...this is shaping up to be one hell of a night.
^^^^so sad, yet so awesome. Signs that I'm getting old.
Notre Dame PPG, 2-1 them. Boooo
Is Harris? I know he is super talented, but he doesn't do a lot else in MSU's offense.
They have no offense
there they go slapping thefloor again
Anyone else get pissed off when they show shots of the crowd and the Michigan fans left there are cheering for spartan baskets?
Not really. It's not Big Ten play anymore. I have no problem having Sparty make the Big Ten look strong, and I wholeheartedly want them to beat Duke if Creighton fails to do so. Now, I'll stop short of rooting for them when it comes to the Elite 8. Izzo doesn't need any more Final Fours.
All that said, I won't be heartbroken if State loses.
Notre Dame is utterly dominating, but Brady Jelle is keeping OSU in the game. Still 2-1, shots are 40-14.
Gonzaga to lose today.
ND ENG, 3-1
in this MSU game. Memphis just popped the ball with that swat.
Notre Dame wins, so we'll have to eliminate the top 3 seeds if we want to extend the streak.
For some reason, I think all games will feel entertaining today!
Definitely agree. Louisville might be the only blowout, if any. All other games could be potential upsets. Would love to see Harvard make it another round as well.
Rachel is taller than Izzo! Hahahahaha!
The elimination / annihilation of VCU means that the last remaining #5 seed is out of the Tournanment.
As for the MSU / Memphis game, Michigan State actually has 8 turnovers to Memphis' 3, but no real advantage numerically otherwise for either team, despite a strange ability MSU displayed to turn one Memphis possession into something that seemed to last minutes at one point. I think half of the Spartans' turnovers in the first half were in that sequence.
Some want MSU/B1G win, but for me, I would love to see both MSU and OSU lose. And in support of a MSU loss, I give you this.
"CHECK THE FLOORBOARDS!"
It's much easier to look at the BIG picture after a win - I guess a Sparty win wouldn't be all that bad.
Memphis is beyond sloppy.
What are Memphis and MSU playing? Because it doesn't look like basketball. All I see is an ugly game of keep away.
Lots of bodies flying around, and the ball is everywhere but in the hoop.
MSU players going at it during a timeout.
Michigan State fans are crying bloody murder about the reffing.
It's 8 fouls a piece and MSU has shot more than double the free throws.
What the heck is going on between sparty players?
if they win, it will be 'they have a lot of passion, and that just happens'
if they lose, it will be 'lack of unity'
Just checked RCMB, sparty fans are happy because "it shows some emotion"
The rattlesnakes are turning ob each other.
that is normal at MSU...fight each other
Nix freaking out on Payne
Appling and Nix going at it LMAO
someone photoshops in the obligatory lightsabers?
The thing that shocks me the most is that nobody seems THAT surprised about this. It's more of a reaction of, "seriously? again?"
Izzo goes right back to diagramming the play.
Okay, anyway . . ."
What are the odds all the remaining B1G make the sweet sixteen?
Announcers pulling for Memphis really hard. Calling for goaltending on Payne right there.
Well this one is over. B1G B1G B1G
Any State fans complaining about the refs are insane. Sparty is getting away with murder out there.
The light really turned on for him in early Jan. For 2.5 seasons he was really lost out there. Now I think he is Sparty's best player.
(but that last block was a total foul :)
you got to wonder if that has anything to do with his relationship with Lacey (which you have to admit is really a touching story)
Kinda unrelated, but a Michigan fan made a post wishing MSU good luck on the RCMB and got blasted with insults. I don't want MSU to win any more games now.
Many of their fans suck, but not all. i try not to let the idiots change my opinion of who I want to win (and as an FYI, I'm all in for the B1G to do well in the tourney)
The RCMB is chock full of racist mouth breathing morons.
Appling is out with a sprained shoulder.
That's too bad for MSU. He hasn't been playing too well lately though.
flagrant 1 when you miss the ball by more than a foot
Wow. That call is pretty surprising. I just thought it was a hard foul, but i guess if you get a hit that high up on a guy...
And how is that any worse than what Dawson did to Stauskas?
Seen about a half dozen in tourney,still think we should have gotten one called against IU
After reading the rule I think we got screwed. It blatantly says a push to prevent a breakaway and before gr111 got hacked on the shoulder he was clearly shoved on a breakaway. Oh well shit happens.
Good hard working teams but couldn't rebound or score in set offense vs B1G teams today
but Memphis won't take it. First half was entertaining. This half has just been bad on both sides.
I have to agree with this flagrant 1 thing being garbage. If you need to watch the play in slow motion to determine if it's flagrant, it's not.
MSU can't be happy with this performance. Assuming they close this out, they can't afford to play like this against Duke or possibly even Creighton.
but they will beat Duke
they can still take comfort in that a bad game is leading to an easy win
But they won by 22. Guessing it wasn't that sloppy.
The temperature in my apartment just dropped twenty degrees. I look I the stands behind Izzo and who else but Dantonio is staring directly through me.
The first two teams in the Sweet 16 are from Michigan. Mitten Power!
Congrats to Sparty on this one, representing the B1G well. Just 4 more to go and the B1G will have 6 of the sweet 16
Indiana (Final Four)
OSU (Elite 8)
MSU (Elite 8)
Minnesota (Elite 8)
Illinois (Round of 32)
...I had Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 as well
B1G is looking fantastic right now. Two games that should have been the closest today (based on seeding) have been flat-out blowouts.
Make it stop...they can't even get the players names correct.
The best teams play in March Maddness, the best officials work the tournament games, the best broadcasters/announcers from the COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEASON should get the opportunity to call the games/be in the studio.
Sadly, that's determined by who pays the most, not who calls games the best...
Nothing's worse than Vern"I forgot to take my meds" Lunk
I didn't realize Siva only averages 5.9 PPG. Guess he's more of a distributor. Still a great threat though.
I didn't realize Siva only averages 5.9 PPG. Guess he's more of a distributor. Still a great threat though.
What are the chances Louisville gets upset here?
I'd say slim to none, but I would have said the same thing if asked about Harvard and fl gc...
I'd say these first five minutes took the chances from 2-10%.
Is John Ritter the coach for CSU?
After a few sandwiches.
Funny, he comes up in the John Ritter image search too...
Best show ever.
Go Rams! Love this Iverson Guy, a rebounding machine.
@ Ted Valentine having to ref out west in Salt Lake City.
Nonetheless we're not even to the first media TO in this Harvard/Zona game and he's already flailing his arms around drawing attention to himself.
haha sleepy Ram kid again
I had Arizona beating New Mexico. I need the points. Go Cats!
Why haven't i heard of her yet?
Clip of Izzo was just shown where he said that he loved the "feistiness" of his guys fighting during the timeout. Said that is what he likes on his team.
completely outclassed. Was hoping this would be a pretty good game
I thought todays games were going to be a lot better...they're all snoozers. But Michigan won, so I really don't care. As long as we're still playing!
should be a good one. Maybe the only hope we have left for a close game today
Poor Harvard can't generate anything.
Harvard is playing pretty dumb for a bunch of smart kids.
I wasn't paying any attention untill now, but yikes Harvard. I will not let this ruin my perfect sports day.
Looks pretty good after today!
Louisville played like people thought VCU would play. They certainly looked like a number 1 today.