Could be the first one today......
NCAA Tournament - Evening Games Open Thread
Butler won't give it up. Ha!
plays very good 'positional' defense.They're also the only team from the State of Indiana I ever root for.
since I've been out of the house ( a personal best)
Man this Butler/Marquette game is really good back and forth action. After a day of blowouts its nice to have a good game.
Why the hell didn't Butler call a time out? Wtf?
is a team full of players with epic names
So first thing they do is leave a guy wide open for three. Sigh.
Here we go Butler!
(EDIT: EDIT: EDIT: NOT) gonna lose the same way
You needed the thirty foot off balance three.
And yet they have another shot at life!
Hold the phone.
That was a great playcall.
Which one? Obviously the second one was worse, but the first air ball 3 was HORRIBLE
but I hear ya on the 3 pointer
Why do some Nike schools have "Jordan" uniforms and some just have Nike?
And the rest of tonight's games suck.
Gonzaga-Wichita is actually a really good game.
I'm not going to get drawn into another game only to have them blow it at the end.
Edit: oh who am I kidding, of course I am.
Just fuct me. Well whatever.
First time ever Michigan and MSU are both in the Sweet 16 at the same time.
Gottlieb is just an awful announcer. I think I would rather just have this game on mute.
So much for the great tournament the A-10 was having, they are now 0 for 3 on the day.
Down 4 with 4.9 seconds to go, the ONLY chance a team has is to save the clock by inbounding the ball the length of the court near the bucket to score w/ some time left. Nine times out of ten, you see teams implicitly concede by inbounding the ball in the back court and taking a zero-chance-to-win game-ending perfunctory three-point heave.
Yes, the length of the court pass is much harder to complete than the path-of-least-resistance ordinary back court inbound, but IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO WIN. Why haven't most coaches/teams figured that out?
Butler almost pulled it off where most teams would have thrown in the towel.
or a pass to mid-court if it's a 1 possession game.My rule was if opp. scores (usually a FT) to tie or take the lead with 6 seconds or less call time-out.More than 6 seconds just go with it because you usually get a better look than if you call time out and def. can get organized.
Anybody know where to find a video of the game today?
You can find the replay here - (LINK) - on the NCAA March Madness site. MGoVideo will not be up until tomorrow per a tweet earlier - audio problems being worked out.
As for the Gonzaga-Wichita State game, am I the only one that wonders if Kelly Olynyk is where Bjorn Borg's hair went?
Awesome. Thank you so much.
The crushing hits not being called in this gonzaga game.
I'm watching the Wichita State vs. Gonzaga game, and they have been trading ridiculous threes.
Travel by Wichita State. No call.
It is raining 3's in the Gonzaga game!
Shockin' Ya'll!! Witchita St., take these fools down! (Note: I think Gonzaga is a very good team but I'm in this at this point for the upsets!)
but that doesn't mean he has no heart!"
gotta love the lame commentary in this game.
combined Gonz/Wichita St
TWENTY ONEEEEEE & TWENTY TWOOOOOO
where John Stockton stands on his son's gross facial
I didn't expect Gonzaga to beat OSU anyway. The zags never should have been a #1 seed and they never should have been ranked #1 with their schedule.
they probably deserved a 1 seed, especially in a year where nobody separated themselves.
but they also didn't show anything during the year to expect them to win many games in the tourney. i was 100000% sure they'd lose in the second round--just had pitt beating them instead.
Nobody separated themselves, but sportscasters said all year that if you had Gonzaga in a tougher conference (like the Big Ten) they easily would have had several more losses.
I just don't understand how you can't take strength of schedule into consideration when you're handing out #1 seeds. I felt the same way several years ago when St. Joseph was a #1 seed. Yes, they had 31 wins but look who those 31 wins were against.
not a bad conference, at least St. Joe's went to the elite 8 that year I believe
gonzaga didn't really pass the eye test. yeah olynyk is good, but it's not like memphis where they had a ceritified future nba star like d rose. so i guess i agree with you. they definitely set mid majors back a couple years...never gonna get a 1 seed again
they would've had 8-10 losses if they played in the B1G
Playing in a cake walk league doesn't mean you should be # 1 in the country.
That cake 2 seed should have been ours.
Gotta love this tourney
offensive rebounds are ya gonna give up wichita?