Your Madness Day Two Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 18, 2011 at 11:45a
24 Comments

How's your bracket?

East Regional games:

  • 2:10pm - #9 Villanova vs #8 George Mason - TNT
  • 7:15pm - #15 Long Island vs #2 North Carolina - CBS
  • 7:27pm - #11 Marquette vs #6 Xavier - truTV
  • 9:45pm - #10 Georgia vs #7 Washington - CBS
  • 9:57pm - #14 Indiana State vs #3 Syracuse - truTV

Big Ten games:

  • 12:40pm - #9 Tennessee vs #8 Michigan - truTV
  • 7:20pm - #14 St Peter's vs #3 Purdue - TNT
  • 9:20pm - #9 Illinois vs #8 UNLV - TBS

Another Handy-dandy TV chart (w/ announcer pairs) via the506.com.

Comments

Ian_InsideTheShoe's picture

Where's Gus Johnson? Is he not doing it until the later rounds? I think he would have been really good yesterday.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

He's doing the games in Cleveland, so you will hear him plenty today!!....

tomcollins's picture

The chart is the wrong one.

 

We have Gus.  Hopefully that means no upsets, though.

 

http://the506.com/sports/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mm-march-184.png

btalbert25's picture

Another day of the announcer screaming at us, can't wait!  Of course that dunk to make it a 28 point lead will be really exciting I'm sure.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Can Oakland be the next small school team, which Ohio State beat by a large margin, to beat a low seeded school (a la Morehead State over 3 seed L-Ville yesterday)?

tomcollins's picture

Morehead played us tough.  They stayed close for a long time, we didn't pull away until the middle of the 2nd half.  Their upset was not too surprising.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Good point. I was originally going to ask if Oakland would be the second team that Ohio State had crushed to upset a big school, but remembered that we had somewhat of a dogfight with Morehead State.

Still, Morehead's a 13 seed, while Oakland's a 12. Anyone who watched OSU play those two games knew better, and we must give credit to Texas, but Louisville still deserves to be mercillessly razzed for the next 9 months.

Btw, before I really pile on the BE just yet, isn't it about time to start an "SEC" chant?

btalbert25's picture

Morehead is good, they should've been in the tournament last year, but the selection committee only thought the OVC should have 1 team, that team was a 30+ win Murray State.  I thought they'd give Louisville a game, but was surprised Louisville didn't pull it out. With a talent like Farid(spelling?) a team could make a nice run.  They should be able to put it to Richmond.

madhatterhater's picture

Michigan missed on a dunk.  I never miss a chance to laugh at them.

go bucks

M Man's picture

Hail.

Next question:  Duke or Hampton?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Great game by Michigan today. In the 1H, they played well against the Vols. In the 2H, they played well against chicken-hearted paper mache. Beat Duke!

M Man's picture

I suppose we know who Jalen Rose will be rooting for...

Abe Froman's picture

Thanks for showing up Tennessee.....you could actually get volunteers to play with more heart... (see how I did that?)

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

M Man's picture

Yeah, I think that the Volunteers left with about 3:00 to go in the first half, and the Conscripts played the rest of the way.

whippd1's picture

Who are all of you rooting for today - George Mason or 'Nova?  Not sure who the Buckeyes match up better against.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'll root for G Mason to win an ugly, drag 'em out game that goes into 5 OTs.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

No way to sugarcoat it: the 2011 Tenn Volunteers are soft-hearted. They obviously gave up in the 2H. I know the Pearl situation was a distraction, they're college kids, etc., but they still have to pretend to play hard.  

madhatterhater's picture

Yeah, too bad for the other teams who did not get into the tourney.  Im sure one of the other teams would have at least tried hard.

go bucks

Powers's picture

did gus johnson just say there is plenty of scarlet and red in the building?

Bobcat04's picture

It must be hard doing a game next to Gus Johnson.  Slowly going deaf in one ear...

Bobcat04's picture

Maybe his whole life is really that exciting to him:  STEAK AND MASHED POTATOES TONIGHT!  HA-HAAAA!!

JakeBuckeye's picture

I emplore (sp?) Thad to swap Lauderdale and Craft's minutes! I love Craft, but he is just becoming a liability in many areas. We can't have that against real threats. Lauderdale is a big body that is a beast on the defensive end of the court and has an underrated offensive game.