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|2 years 23 weeks ago||You're||
You're incredibly annoying. And weirdly paternalistic.
The Badgers defeated Minnesota in a quarterfinal, rallied to beat Michigan State in a semifinal, and defeated Illinois in the final. However, because the game was played too late to be taken under consideration by theNCAA Tournament selection committee, the Badgers received a #6 seed.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||sigh||
The Badgers defeated Minnesota in a quarterfinal, rallied to beat Michigan State in a semifinal, and defeated Illinois in the final. However, because the game was played too late to be taken under consideration by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the Badgers received a #6 seed.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I can||
I can seriously keep doing this all day, people.
Wikipedia: The Badgers defeated Minnesota in a quarterfinal, rallied to beat Michigan State in a semifinal, and defeated Illinois in the final. However, because the game was played too late to be taken under consideration by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the Badgers received a #6 seed.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Oh my||
Oh my dear god.
There's a good chance that the game finishes after the brackets are finalized, which means it literally cannot be considered. This happens. Even if not, there's so many things to shuffle that it usually doesn't factor. They repeat this on essentially every broadcast of the Big Ten final game. It's not as easy as "contingency brackets!!!!!!!111!1"
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Ugh||
The Big Ten final is the very last game. The timing means it usually can't be considered while they rush to figure everything else out, if it even finishes before the brackets are sent in,
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Here||
Here. Replace "often" with "just about always," though.
"Even getting the Badgers in the final might not matter, as it could be too late in the day for the committee. It’s the last game before the bracket is put in place and, often, there are too many other moving parts (sites, conference matchups, potential rematches) to consider for the committee to wait for that result.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Good lord||
Good lord - no. Still, no. The game tips off less than 3 hours before CBS announces the brackets live on TV. It is what it is. Have you seriously never heard this before? I thought it was common knowledge.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yes||
Yes, it is. Try and follow: the big ten championship game finishes too late to be considered by the committee. The game tips off 2.5 hours before the CBS selection show.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Just to||
Just to reiterate: we ABSOLUTELY want MSU to win.
Tomorrow's result isn't considered by the committee, so if Wisconsin wins, they'll almost certainly stay ahead of us regardless of what happens tomorrow.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I think||
I think most of you missed the premise of this post. The results of the Big Ten Championship game don't affect the bracket, because the picks are finalized before it ends. So "we need to win tomorrow" is not a valid response.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Click on the image button,||
Click on the image button, it's on the far right of the top of the reply box.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Holy shit||
Holy shit, who's watching the post-game?
Doug Gottlieb is giving a live, hands-on explaination of how it was the Spalding basketball and its lack of tackiness that forced the ball to slip from Craft's hands.
You can't make this shit up.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||That||
That was one of the best things I've ever seen.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Jeff Meyer||
Jeff Meyer is responsible for inbounds plays.
I think I'm going to buy him a book on basic basketball sets and ship it to him. This isn't that hard.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||There's||
There's just nothing left to say about this defense.
When they aren't totally blowing rotations and forgoing closeouts, they're getting blown by like traffic cones.
We may always have this huge offense/defense gap with Beilein.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Sometimes||
Sometimes I wonder if our guys just think about what's for dinner on defense.
Walton just leaving Scott alone for 3 for no discernable reason.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Oh||
Oh my. 4 on Craft?
We won the ref lottery today - never seen a crew willing to whistle him for 4 fouls in the first 30 minutes.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yeesh||
For every incredible, inadvisable 3 Nik hits, he misses another one (or two). I love him, but his shot selection can be ... iffy
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I think||
I think Caris may have the best pro career of any Michigan player.
If he keeps improving, he'll leave after next year. He has the potential to be the total package.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Hm||
We, uh, need to work on some out of bounds plays, maybe.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||What||
What "got us there" was unsustainably hot 3 point shooting, mostly.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Ok||
Ok, c'mon now. THJ was never a good defender. He was sort of passable at times last year, but that is the absolute zenith of THJ defense. He was certainly no better than Caris in terms of height, defense or ball handling, so I really don't see what you're on about here.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Sneaky||
Sneaky underrated defensively? God, no. Not at all. That's totally a rosy recollection thing.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||There||
There are times when it feels like 98th is too high of an efficiency rank for our defense.
Watching OSU's 126th ranked offense shred it to sad little bits is one of those times.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||In 2009||
In 2010, that's a crazy pass rush.
These days ...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||That may||
That may have something to do with the fact that his degree says West Virginia.
Edit: He has a Michigan one too, I think. But for some reason I remember him more for finishing at WVU than starting at Michigan.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||It has,||
It has, but rarely ever by two different players from the same team. It's incredibly impressive to have the Big Ten player of the year two years running, but even moreso to have them be different guys (as opposed to one transcendent player winning it several times).
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I||
I just took a dump and named it Ponypie
|2 years 24 weeks ago||We're||
We're just so lazy on defense.
Watching Florida play defense earlier today was like a revelation. For one, they actually care about doing it.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Maybe||
Maybe if you randomly name-dropped some more with no context whatsoever, your requests would be fulfilled.
But I'm not sure, let me text my good buddy Denzel about it.