Afternoon Conference Tournament Games Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on March 14th, 2014 at 2:27 PM

WHOO-HOOOO!!! Michigan is still playing!

Enjoy your Friday and ENJOY SOME BASKETBALL! Here's what's on tap for the afternoon/early evening. I'll be drunk by the time a night games thread is I'll leave that up to someone else.

NCAA Division I Games
2:30 PM Dayton vs Saint Joseph's* NBC Sports Network
3:00 PM South Carolina vs Tennessee*
3:30 PM Alabama State vs Texas Southern*  
4:00 PM Middle Tennessee vs Tulsa* CBS Sports Network
6:00 PM Northwestern State vs Stephen F. Austin* ESPN 3
6:00 PM Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central*  
6:30 PM Akron vs Western Michigan* ESPN 3
6:30 PM Portland State vs North Dakota*  
6:30 PM Southern Miss vs Louisiana Tech* CBS Sports Network
6:30 PM Richmond vs (23) Virginia Commonwealth* NBC Sports Network    
2:25 PM (24) Ohio State vs Nebraska*
2:32 PM Pittsburgh vs (15) North Carolina*
6:30 PM Minnesota vs (12) Wisconsin* Big Ten Network    
(1) Florida 38, Missouri 34




March 14th, 2014 at 2:32 PM ^

Don't love Nebby here. I found myself rooting for Wisconsin in that game at Nebraska, because  it would have made JB the easy choice and I wanted Nebby desperate in this game (if they lost to Wisky, they would have needed this to make the tourney). Now, they're just in the afterglow. But we'll see what they got and if they can find the determination. 

I find OSU totally underwhelming and have been pretty clear about that, but they have the superior motivation in this one, it seems to me. 


March 14th, 2014 at 2:36 PM ^

It's a strange feeling being this comfortable in the Big Ten tournament.  I remember all throughout my middle school and high school years watching our inevitable Thursday 8 vs. 9 game, then desperately hoping for a win against the 1 seed to keep the chance at making the Big Dance alive, only to lose a relatively close game and head to the NIT.  My how times have changed.  


March 14th, 2014 at 2:37 PM ^

Off Topic question for someone...

The Spring Game is April 5.  Is the athletic dept  making tickets available again this year or is it a find your own seat event like it was in the past?  I looked on the interwebs and but couldnt find anything.  TIA


March 14th, 2014 at 2:39 PM ^

Was it just me or did Craft look almost upset with the ball when he dished out that bounce pass? I wonder what it did. Either way, we'll hear it woven into the grit and hustle narrative in a little bit, I am sure. I think we also got a glimpse of the "4 and some guy" zone from Ohio State too. 


March 14th, 2014 at 2:40 PM ^

People can say all the right things, but when you win a get over the hump, program kind of win, it's hard to match the intensity of a team that's going to play you hard, which OSU will do. 

Be interesting to see if Neb can pull it together. 


March 14th, 2014 at 2:44 PM ^

Craft, as usual, shows no respect for the other player's safety. I don't like that, and I never will. It's bullshit. It's great to play hard, but you have to respect player safety. 


March 14th, 2014 at 2:54 PM ^

OSU's BTT history makes me nauseous. 

I wonder if they do so well because teams tend to struggle shooting at the BTT, and a defense-oriented team may have an advantage. I mean, they've also been good a few of those years, but they've outperformed their ability, pretty clearly. 

Snow Sucks

March 14th, 2014 at 3:10 PM ^

I really hope Nebraska wins because, and go ahead and call me a pussy ass wimp, but I don't want to play Ohio again. I like how we played them once in Cbus and beat them. Now they have to deal with that until next season. Don't get me wrong of course, as it would be nice to beat them twice in one season, but I'm not sure I have a good feeling about playing them tomorrow.


March 14th, 2014 at 3:31 PM ^

Hey just wanted to let people know i recorded the wrong game. Set the recording on espn2 and the michigan-illinois game was on espn. If mgovideo or someone else could upload the game on vimeo or youtube it would be great. It wont happen again


March 14th, 2014 at 3:48 PM ^

I have Comcast and the channel guide was flipped for the ACC and B1G quarterfinal games -- the guide said ESPN for the ACC and ESPN2 for the B1G.  Luckily I noticed it right away when they cut to the arena and saw the ACC logo, etc.

They also have this timeslot marked incorrectly.


March 14th, 2014 at 3:36 PM ^

For 3 pointers made by the guy you are guarding....Aaron Craft. He plays a high risk style off the ball, and people hit an amazing number of 3s over him. Funny how nobody ever mentions it.

steve sharik

March 14th, 2014 at 3:42 PM ^

...was 20-12 Buckeyes with about 9 minutes left in the first half.  Now 42-30 Huskers.  30-10 Nebrasketball in about 14 minutes of game time.  Reminiscent of our game down in Columbus.


March 14th, 2014 at 3:48 PM ^

And another reason mascots are stupid: Brutus is obligated to enthusiastically cheer for a made basket to bring Ohio back to within 15