Can't both lose. Not pulling for anyone here. I mean Duke, like Ohio, is four letter word.
Prediction: Ohio 72 Duke 75
Let's go Duke!
I think that Duke wins by at least 10
Worst state ever and lebron hates ohio shirts spotted in the cameron crazies!
Worst state ever t-shirt sighting
for the challenge title. GT is up on Illinois with the half winding down, BC and PSU is early, as is OSU and Duke.
I'm not exactly sure why we want to win the challenge enough to root for OSU though. Then again, the alternative is Duke. I guess I'd rather just keep my mind off such things.
Did any one else catch the worst state ever shirt in the crowd?
Yes. And LeBron hates Ohio as well. Nice.
If I were an article of clothing, which state would I think is the worst ever?
and the Big Ten has the top three ranked teams. Go Ohio!
Then I saw Kraft's goofy face and I remembered I hate them. Go Duke
Gotta say, I didn't know the animosity carried over to basketball so much. I actually actively root for UM basketball, assuming they aren't playing us
who to root for
Just noticed that Greg Paulus is on Ohio's bench. He's a video coordinator for them apparently. Interesting
I thought it was strange that he would be grabbing Thomas, but then I realized that he is on the OSU staff.
Sorry double post
Illinois 36 GA Tech 35 at half
If the big ten wins 6 it keeps the trophy right? If so, then we just need 1 of osu, illinois, psu to win. I'll root for penn state.
so what happens if its 6-6? Who wins/gets the trophy?
that chaos will ensue or probably not
really, who gives a shit if that ends up happening, means the conferences are pretty even from top to bottom, we may have more heavy hitters this year
I don't particularily give a shit...I was just curious.
but I was just being a smart ass, sorry bro
Should be interesting to see Ohio State against quality competition. I'm atleast still a little bit skeptical about them.
know who to effing root for either, man this is a really tough one.
well I guess I'll root for ohio cause the B1G needs it so that people don't say we're an over rated conference and I hate Duke for like ever for some damn reason.
Not impressed by Amir Williams at all, and to think I was upset he didn't go to U-M, whew, I guess Beilein truly is a better talent evaluator than myself and most others reading this.
M & Indiana are 2 best teams in conf. and it reminds me of the 70's & 80's and even early 90's
Think our best bet is Illinois though OSU is acquiting itself well.
On ESPN they keep saying you need seven to win the challenge.
Was really surprised that Virgina beat Wisco in Madison. Usually Wisco is unbeatable there and Virginia did not make it to MSG in the NIT Tip-off.
Also did not except MSU to blow it in Coral Cables.
not have the last place teams in each conf from the previous season be able to play in challenge so that there is no chance of a tie
Ohio D is nasty. Can't bring myself to root for Duke. At the very sight of Plumlee or Kelly I get pissed.
maybe that says more about the teams they beat like Louis, KY, Minn and VCU then anything else.
To be fair this is their fourth games in seven days against some pretty good teams that you named.
but I'm just coming from an eye test standpoint, you know?
That stretch is gonna take a lot out of a team mentally and physically. Duke is just never in the right place and Ohio is just dictating the game completely. The only downside is a lot of fouls on Ohio. Don't know if Duke can make them pay though.
Have a powerball OT open thread.
just saying. 14 17 32 37 59 32
And 01 19 25 56 58 31
Those are my numbers.
06 22 35 37 42 57
i predict they will be
4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42
The Duke starting 5 looks the same every year -- 2 white guys, 2 black guys and 1 lumberjack.
Osu looks better than I expected. I agree with their top 5/10 status. Thomas has been on the bench since the 10 minute mark and they have kept up their lead.
against ohio. they are capitalizing on every questionable duke pass/dribble.
1. Mason Plumlee reminds me of Ivan Drago.
2. Ohio's defense looks awesome.
1. I can't root for Duke because I can't root for a Communist.
2. Ohio scares me because they look like the long and lean team that will give us fits.
Conversely, shouldn't our offense scare them because we have the perimeter shooting that could give them fits.? It doesn't seem like Duke is comfortably at all shooting from the edge and needs everything to go through their bigs. Ohio is keeping them from penetrating with the gourds and the O collapsed.
I know I'm biased but I think our offense can score on anyone. But, it was a bit disconcerting seeing us struggle against the pressure at the end of the NC State game. Ohio is athletic enough to bring that for the whole game
I'm not gonna lie, Michigan offense looks very good and their is only on Craft. Hardaway and Burke are gonna be deep threats but the key for Michigan is the development of Mitch Mcgary #4. He's got a lot of growing to do but I'll be looking for Michigan's frontcourt development throughout the year. Michigan has a very legit team!
+1 for "penetrating with the gourds". I LoL'd at the visual of being stabbed by a squash.
Can we please, for the love of god, call them Ohio State in basketball? There's an actual quality basketball program named "Ohio" (who, you might remember, we played last year), and it's just really, really stupid in this context.