MGoPodcast 5.20: The Final Countdown


Sorry we slipped a day. Technical issues. About 40 minutes.


Reiterating the fact that Michigan's draw is just fine, thank you, with a very manageable path to the Sweet 16, where things get hard, probably, but Duke isn't hugely better than the other threes and it's not like the Elite Eight matchup in any other region was looking like it was going to be BYU.

Talking Wofford, Texas, Arizona State, and Duke. Then we get into the Tournament Of The Massively Overhyped Four Seeds along the way to talking about the rest of the Big Ten's draw and how they might do.


In a more national segment Ace and I throw our hands up at the idea of picking huge-massive upsets since the committee threw most of the dangerous-seeming teams in 8/9 games and gave the twos seemingly easy paths to the Sweet 16. North Carolina, UConn, and Iowa State are generally offered up as horses we back (YES ALL OF THOSE ARE IN THE SAME SUB REGIONAL AHHH). Ace suggests Ohio State as a possible sleeper, drawing this response: "whoah whoah whoah whoah whoah."


"Across 110th Street."
"The Final Countdown," Europe

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March 19th, 2014 at 1:05 PM ^

One thing I'll say about Iowa: that team desperately needs to escape Big Ten officiating.  Similar to how we needed to last year.

They also need to actually run like they were when they were good.  They've been playing much more half court in their death spiral.