NCAA Tournament Day 3 Afternoon Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on March 23rd, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Let's start fresh for MSU and the games that follow and leave that VCU masterpiece pristine.



March 23rd, 2013 at 3:42 PM ^

The elimination / annihilation of VCU means that the last remaining #5 seed is out of the Tournanment. 

As for the MSU / Memphis game, Michigan State actually has 8 turnovers to Memphis' 3, but no real advantage numerically otherwise for either team, despite a strange ability MSU displayed to turn one Memphis possession into something that seemed to last minutes at one point. I think half of the Spartans' turnovers in the first half were in that sequence. 


March 23rd, 2013 at 4:26 PM ^

The light really turned on for him in early Jan.  For 2.5 seasons he was really lost out there.  Now I think he is Sparty's best player.

(but that last block was a total foul :)


March 23rd, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

Kinda unrelated, but a Michigan fan made a post wishing MSU good luck on the RCMB and got blasted with insults. I don't want MSU to win any more games now.


March 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

Wow. That call is pretty surprising. I just thought it was a hard foul, but i guess if you get a hit that high up on a guy...


And how is that any worse than what Dawson did to Stauskas?


March 23rd, 2013 at 4:53 PM ^

After reading the rule I think we got screwed. It blatantly says a push to prevent a breakaway and before gr111 got hacked on the shoulder he was clearly shoved on a breakaway. Oh well shit happens.

The Bugle

March 23rd, 2013 at 4:43 PM ^

I have to agree with this flagrant 1 thing being garbage.  If you need to watch the play in slow motion to determine if it's flagrant, it's not.  

Hank Hill

March 23rd, 2013 at 4:44 PM ^

The temperature in my apartment just dropped twenty degrees. I look I the stands behind Izzo and who else but Dantonio is staring directly through me.