NCAA Basketball Open Thread

Submitted by VCavman24 on January 8th, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Minnesota held on to win at Penn State 68-65.  Wisconsin is stomping Illinois 45-22 with 1:27 in the first half.  On ESPN2 Miami (YTM) and North Carolina are battling it out.

Comments

B-Nut-GoBlue

January 8th, 2014 at 10:05 PM ^

Illinois looks like garbage.  Wisconsin is sound on defense and all that but holy hell set up an offense for a few seconds before throwing up garbage once in a while.

B-Nut-GoBlue

January 8th, 2014 at 10:09 PM ^

Also, I commend you VCavman24 for doing something other than "sitting around and waiting for news to happen".  No offense guys, football is important, but it's okay if you find out 15 minutes later, let alone the next morning, than/after other people

JayMo4

January 8th, 2014 at 10:50 PM ^

I kinda thought the excitement regarding Illinois was a bit premature.

 

Although Wisky is legit, for sure.  I've been saying for a while now that they've impressed me more than MSU or OSU.

CR7

January 8th, 2014 at 11:02 PM ^

Carolina are the literal definition of 'gameraisers'. 4-0 vs ranked teams. 7-5(?) vs unranked teams. Truly pathetic. So smalltime.

bronxblue

January 8th, 2014 at 11:10 PM ^

Wisconsin may push basketball back 10 years, but I'm scared they might also make a run to the title game.  Illinois is overrated, but they are just shutting down teams defensively.

Farnn

January 9th, 2014 at 12:01 AM ^

WIsconsin doesn't have a game it should lose left on it's schedule.  The hardest games they have left are MSU/OSU at home, and @Indiana/Michigan/Iowa.  They easily have the easiest schedule not having to play at OSU or MSU and are playing well right now.  They will probably slip up and lose a couple, but the rest of the schedule looks pretty good and they could come into AA undefeated and ranked #1.

Number 7

January 9th, 2014 at 9:28 AM ^

Just watched them beat the home town team (Yale) last night. this is the team that lost by 1 at Cameron Indoor. What was remarkable to me was their attitude/disposition: scrsppy with a massive coo on their shoulder. at times it looked like they had 5 Marshall Henderson's out there.