NCAA Tournament - Evening Games Open Thread

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on March 23rd, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I didn't see one yet, and I thought having a forum for general discussion of the evening games suvh as Butler / Marquette and Gonzaga / Wichita State (among others) might be convenient for all.




March 23rd, 2013 at 8:17 PM ^ it relates to the evening games:

Interestingly, St. Louis was given a 67% win probability against Oregon, and Butler is favored slightly (55%) against Marquette. Gonzaga is actually getting 69% as an estimated win probability against Wichita State. California is not getting much of a chance against Syracuse - 28% for that one. 

Michigan Eaglet

March 23rd, 2013 at 8:32 PM ^

By changing the very definition of what a flagrant foul is, they changed how you have to play the game. A flagrant foul should be just that, a flagrant action taken against another player, not some arbitrary action that takes 5 minutes for 3 refs to agree upon. 95% of the time it should be able to be called live without any review. I'd rather they do something like the NBA does when reviewing these like they did with flops and penalize the players that react 3 seconds after any contact to trigger the review in the first place.


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:24 PM ^

Anyone else pick Oregon going this far? I did. I kind of thought it was obvious for them. A pretty easy walk to sweet 16, maybe further. Though, I think it stops after STL.


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:28 PM ^

Louisville and Arizona advancing in blowouts - liking my picks for the final 4. Hope I am wrong in one of my picks and Michigan beats Florida in the elite 8.

Picktown GoBlue

March 23rd, 2013 at 8:46 PM ^

But Michael Wilbon is doing Turrible with his picks.

It's still early but I'm still right behind Al Horford near the top.  Problem is only Butler and Syracuse wins can help tonight...first round misses screwed up the rest.  But it's fun while it lasts.

Edit...I forgot about that other school in Kansas - Go Shockers!


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:29 PM ^

Who do you all need to win tonight for your brackets? 

I need St. Louis, Butler, Cuse, and the Zags (although I wouldn't mind seeing them lose as a 1 seed).


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:36 PM ^

Going to give it right back with darling St. Louis not even showing up. So my night's success is probably dependent on Butler upsetting Marquette (thanks, Davidson).

Technically I have Cuse and the Zags winning but either could lose and help me in te long run.

And the crappiest blocking foul ever in the Oregon-St. Louis game. They owe SL like four after that.


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:52 PM ^

get an extra day and a half rest because Kansas-NC game tomorrow at 5PM.Winner be get home late Sunday night while our guys have been home since saturday afternoon.I was hoping we'd play Thurs. for that reason.


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:54 PM ^

Butler is 10 of 25 and shooting 53.8% (7-13) from three-point land right now, good for an effective FG% of 54%. Six Marquette turnovers are starting to sting a little. 

EDIT: So, I say that and Marquette starts to narrow the deficit a little bit. Still, now it is about one turnover per minute for the last ten for Marquette. 


March 23rd, 2013 at 9:18 PM ^

McGary, Hardaway and Robinson have had an outstanding tournament thus far, while Stauskas, Horford, Skip and Burke (except for his shooting) have been okay.  Now if Lavert could just step up his game, Morgan contribute some solid minutes and a few more shots start dropping for Trey and Nik, look out.

The coaching staff has done an outstanding job.