Day 4 (Round of 32) NCAA Morning/Afternoon Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on March 24th, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Michigan is sitting pretty awaiting the Kansas/UNC winner.

Here's the schedule for the afternoon, early evening:

NCAA Tournament Games
12:15 PM (10) Iowa State vs (2) Ohio State* CBS
2:45 PM (9) Temple vs (1) Indiana* CBS
5:15 PM (8) North Carolina vs (1) Kansas* CBS
6:10 PM (11) Minnesota vs (3) Florida* TNT


Whoever makes the "Evening/Night" are those games:

7:10 PM (15) Florida Gulf Coast vs (7) San Diego State* TBS
7:40 PM (13) La Salle vs (12) Ole Miss* tru TV
8:40 PM (7) Illinois vs (2) Miami (FL)* TNT
9:40 PM (7) Creighton vs (2) Duke* TBS





March 24th, 2013 at 7:19 PM ^

Could also say that UNC at their worst is worse than any other team at their average.  Take a gander at UNC's field goal percentage.  Once Kansas started hitting, UNC started panicking and turning the ball over, and it got out of hand.


March 24th, 2013 at 7:23 PM ^

Kansas is still not a great team - they have quite a few issues. Any team can get into a positive feedback loop and dominate a game against an equal or lesser team (see Michigan - VCU). The reason they have had as much success this year as they have is largely due to Bill Self (who is one of my favorite coaches). I would have preferred our opponent to be UNC, but since it is likely to be Kansas our best bet is to get a couple of early fouls on Withey. We need to go at him early with our bigs and also try to get a couple of 50-50 block charge calls even if that means picking up a few fouls ourselves.


March 24th, 2013 at 7:46 PM ^

Eric Riley. Remember him? Upper class big man who lost his starting spot to a freshman, but when said freshman got into foul trouble in our Sweet 16 game against a Big 12 mountain man (big country Reeves of Oklahoma State), Riley came off the bench and helped save us.

What I'm saying is, we need Jordan Morgan to step up. Forget the IU tap back big fella. We will need you and you are still a huge part of this team. Go Blue!


March 24th, 2013 at 7:54 PM ^

Do this? I go away and it's suddenly competitive again. Good to see. What will Sir Charles do if the Gophers get this and reach the Sweet 16?


March 24th, 2013 at 8:04 PM ^

Matchup than I was during the first half. But I still like our chances. Mitch's rebounding and high energy will be critical to us. As will a great game from Burke pushing Kansas to mistakes. I'd be less confident if I thought Kansas had a stopper who could work Trey over, but I just don't see that. His ability to penetrate can do a lot to mitigate their bigs - get them out of position so GRIII and others can do their thing.