The few possessions we played zone against IU, we got shredded from downtown. Syracuse is really good at running a 2-3 - not every team can look like that. They also have a lot more shotblocking inside.
NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 (Thursday) Thread
Waiting to hear people complain about 'no big ten refs'....
I won't complain about that but the refs have been making weird calls all night. It seems like they call almost nothing by the basket but call the the most ticky tack calls away from it.
At least that one super annoying Facebook friend/Zona fan will kindly STFU now.
IU has about 2 minutes to get this under 8 if they want to have a chance
IU free throw misses are killing them.
Remember how Gtown lost to FGCU? They totally worked Cuse twice this year. It's a weird game, and so much depends upon matchups.
And Crean doesn't match up well here.
CBS stealing my anecdotal thunder.
Verne Lundquist is terrible
I really like him, actually, but he has clearly lost a step. And it's more obvious in basketball.
It's kind of nice to see IU without the Big Ten refs. You can actually breathe on Zeller or give him a nasty look and not get called for a foul.
Man MCW is just blowing by Oladipo on the dribble.
In about 3 minutes my bracket is going to self destruct.
All of mine were grabage after Day 1
I don't see this happening for IU...close up on Creans shitty handshake...fade to black
Orange are making Ind look so silly
Where was this crappy Ind team when we played them?
It's getting late fast.
"This is Jeff Meyer's fault." - Tom Crean
How the hell do you not take a shot for 30 seconds when you trail by 11 with 3 minutes left?
Oladipo, for being so hyped, seems to be getting blown by/scored on a lot in the tournament. Just throwing that out there.
but I can't wait to see Crean's face when they lose so I'm gonna stick it out
heading for the exits. See ya Crean.
Couldn't happen to a douchier guy.
When you play like you have a #1 seed locked up in the conference tournament. That loss to Wisconsin sent them East and to this matchup
Really hard to believe this is the same team we lost to twice.
Doesn't matter, as long as we win.
flop from Indiana for old times' sake?
FUCK YOU TOM CREAN!!!!!
bracket officially busted. i wish i woulda gone with the strategy of picking teams i'd rather root for
I actually picked Cuse in this game in my bracket but it was beyond busted before this so it doesn't really matter I guess.
Eat shit crean.
Well, Indiana, at least you'll always have football season to look forward to. Oh wait....
I wonder how Zeller is going to do in the NBA when he gets dominated like tonight against players with length.
My annual basketball-season hatred of IU is fading back into pity. D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Crean just did his classic drive-by handshake. He was a blur
Crean either doesn't shake or has a fly by shake. Dickhead
Handshake time for Crean: <2 seconds.
Crean with the .... blow by.
BAHAHA TOM CREAN!!!!!!!
Home Depot is not the 2nd coming of MJ afterall........lmao
Bracket was busted when Miami lost, but had Indiana losing next round. Can't really complain though.
Suck it crean!!!! 0 respect for this ass clown
Felt so nice, you had to post it twice!
Suck it crean!!!! 0 respect for this ass clown
One of the few things that deserves a double post. Fuck Tom Crean.
Basketball is such a weird game. Syracuse was playing like crap at the end of the season. I expected them to be bounced early in the tourney. I thought a #4 seed was too high for them. Now look at them.
Oh well. Happy to see Tom Crean go down. He can kiss my ass.
Boeheim schooled Crean. Outclassed outplayed and out oached.
Meant to say out poached, like the eggs Benedict
Plus side: we can now gleefully root against MSU/OSU with the all Big Ten final four destroyed.
Down side: means rooting for Duke tomorrow.
I will take State over Duke, but at least one team must lose tomorrow.
I still have Michigan, Kansas, MSU, Duke, and Wichita State left...and two of those will be done by tommorrow, so yeah.
Louisville slimly favored to make it two...
Crean with the usual blow by handshake following a loss. Stay classy.
Speaking of class, you really should choose a different username.
I can't believe that Crean didn't call a couple of his timeouts when his team was obviously having a very difficult time setting up their shots and it was late in the shot clock. Didn't he come up with even a couple of set plays against the zone in his preparation all week?
Really, really hope a #4 can beat a #1 again tomorrow.
Indiana had 50 points after being awarded 24 FT attempts after averaging over 70 ppg through the season - maybe teams should have deployed the zone more often against them through the BIG season.
Comparing Michigan's success in preparing for a very clear defense against VCU with IU's utter failure against Syracuse gives me a little more faith going into the matchup tomorrow.
Beilein is a wonderful x's and o's coach, and I think he will have something up his sleeve to counter Withey the Whomping Willow.
did anyone else just watch the guy from la salle fall over after a cross over from the wichita state pg? that was fantastic!
Wichita State looks pretty good actually. Ohio's got to be ready for a tough game.
I need a Louisville, Syracuse, Wichita State, Michigan final four with the good guys winning it all against Louisville to win my bracket. It can happen!
or one with hundreds of entrants, if you have to hit two 4s and a 9 to win
Did Indiana cut down the nets after the game last night?
Tom Cream bitching about how they are one of the only "blue blood" programs that had to be built back up from nothing and I enjoy their loss even more. Suck it, Tom Crean! More time to work on your dye job and tan now....
As your resident Syracuse alum...
Need another tonight, and another tomorrow, and another on Sunday