Your Selection Show Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 13, 2011 at 5:48p
83 Comments

68 teams will get their names called tonight. We're almost certain Ohio State will be the top-seeded team in the whole tournament, but what about the other #1 seeds? What about the twos?  And how many teams will the Big Ten send? Does Illinois make the cut? Penn State?

We'll also be holding another bracket contest, so look for a post to go up on that shortly after the end of the selection show.

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TLB's picture

Why does UM wear that optic yellow?  Awful.

741's picture

"Maize Rage"?

TLB's picture

Seth Davis, I do not like you.

TLB's picture

Let me see if I have this correct.......Duke was great in their win.......UK was great in their win.......UConn was great in their win........Kansas has the best talent in college ball......Ohio State is a nice team.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Sorry, but I just can't get behind the stance that the media is treating us unfairly. We've been drooled over since the Wisconsin game. We didn't have a chance to show our selves during the Big Ten Tournament. All of those other teams did.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Give us Fri/Sun and SD State.

clevelandbuckeye's picture

Friday/Sunday...SD State and no St. Johns and Syracuse in our region.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Go first four, PSU!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

If we're overall 1, does that mean we necessarily get the 4th weakest 2 seed? If so, that shouldn't be ND, but the selection committee seems to like playing those sorts of games.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

WVU = selection commitee being cute, as usual.

wiz khalifa's picture

crap george mason or nova, our bracket is tough

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Tough region - not surprised.

clevelandbuckeye's picture

fuck...don't like this draw at all

TLB's picture

wow........east with us, unc, syracuse, nova, kentucky.........

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Duke will get SD State, BYU, and Slippery Rock.

Bobcat04's picture

+1 I GUARANTEE that Duke's region is easier.

buckeyedude's picture

Slippery Rock made the tourney? Awesome.

 

 

Bobcat04's picture

Wow.  UNC, half the Big East, Kentucky, this bracket sucks bad.  Can't imagine that any other region will be as tough.

tomcollins's picture

This is bad.  A lot of tough teams.  4/5 is tough, 2/3 is tough.  George Mason is probably the best 8 seed as well.

Tim's picture

Carolina's seed is probably inflated a little from this weekend, but it still sucks to have them as the 2 seed.  Marquette/Syracuse could be a 2nd round game-- I didn't think two teams from the same conference could play until the Sweet 16.

TLB's picture

Duke will have easiest draw once again

 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Also not looking good for the ILLs and PSUs.

Powers's picture

so whats the point of having the #1 overall seed is we get in the toughest bracket. same thing happened to Kansas last year.

clevelandbuckeye's picture

This region looks loaded to me.  Maybe I am just over reacting, but Villanova was a top ten team, Mason won like 15 in a row before losing in the conference semis.  UNC, Syracuse, Kentucky have all been top ten teams at one point as well.

wiz khalifa's picture

wow, im really nervous now, id honestly be surprised if we made it through

Run_Fido_Run's picture

The BE is overrated, but hate to see them also throw in Kentucky, UNC, and second rd. v G Mason.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I like the 2 seed that we got, but the rest of this sucks for us.

Sofa Kingdom's picture

That looks like a tough draw for the overall no. 1.

 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

The Duke region: what cream puffs on the platter?

Tim's picture

I do feel like we can guard Barnes well as long as Lighty stays out of foul trouble, but there's a lot of work to do before we'd even get there.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ha, ha, of course Duke gets SD State. But at least their upper half is sorta tough. 

TLB's picture

They may call tOSU or Kansas the overall #1, but in reality the committee always places Duke as the #1 overall team.

clevelandbuckeye's picture

Oh boy, I think Penn State could do some damage with that draw

Tim's picture

Take that, Duke.  UConn>SDSU.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

duke's region would be decent w/out SD State, actually. Zona out west could be tough draw.

TLB's picture

I smell an 11 over a 6 in the west.

Sofa Kingdom's picture

Duke should skate through.

clevelandbuckeye's picture

I think I would take the 2 seed draw in the west over our draw

Run_Fido_Run's picture

So, maybe the Kansas region will be the gift-wrapped one.

Bobcat04's picture

Yeah, feeling that Duke got catered to again.  Our region is MUCH tougher.  

Sofa Kingdom's picture

Kansas must have Notre Dame as their 2 seed.

TLB's picture

BYU will be #2 here

wiz khalifa's picture

boston becomes first 16 seed to defeat a 1 seed. im callin it

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Wow, BT will get 6!

TLB's picture

Purdouche could give Kansas a little trouble

clevelandbuckeye's picture

wow VCU got in?!...that will be 3 for the Colonial...MSU could be in trouble

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Nope, looks like it'll be Pitt with the weak region. Purdue and ND are tough draws for Kansas. Pitt will get Wisc instead, which is favorable/

Run_Fido_Run's picture

MSU probably NIT bound . . .

TLB's picture

they might be in the play in game.  Is there one of those left?

 

JakeBuckeye's picture

No. But they've got be in. Would be a mind-boggler not to have them in.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Pitt will get injured SJs, Wisc, FLA - wow! The selection committee is the Pitt sympathy brigade. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

No way. Get St. Johns away from us. Florida has been hot.

Sofa Kingdom's picture

WV or Kentucky Sweet 16? Holy #@!&

TLB's picture

wow......that 8/9 is not that tough

clevelandbuckeye's picture

wow a 12 seed for Utah State...i like that 12 seed upset

Bucknut-in-the-South's picture

Looks like the two toughest regions are the east and the southeast

 

clevelandbuckeye's picture

florida is a two seed?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I was wrong, MSU wtg!

clevelandbuckeye's picture

Sparty has to be loving their draw right now

TLB's picture

More than we are

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Pitt's region is an absolute freakin' JOKE! Who did they pay off? Can we take Wisc's 4 seed?

clevelandbuckeye's picture

VA Tech left out, again!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

How does FLA get a much easier draw than we do?

blazers34's picture

tough draw for tOSU.  oh well, didnt expect a bunch of nancies!

JakeBuckeye's picture

When will we know what time we play? Hope its a night game.

Matt's picture

Beat the best to be the best.  This isn't intramurals, brothers.  Should be a wild ride.

Brutus's picture

It looks like Matta is sharing in Tressel's punishment. WTF, Gene Smith? You practically give JT a free ride, but the basketball team gets the SEC champ, Pac 10 champ, and ACC runner up/regular season champ plus a couple former top ten big east teams (Syracuse and nova). Well, if we make it out of the bracket, we sure will have earned it.

Jason Priestas's picture

I was wondering if this isn't already part of our sanctions.

BuckeyeChief's picture

My thought on it, if they are destined to be the champions, they'll find a way.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

clevelandbuckeye's picture

This was my worst case scenario...I am a George Mason Alumni.  Born and raised Ohio State fan, and the last thing I wanted was OSU and Mason to have a potential match up in the tourney.  I do think Mason will beat Nova, setting up a Buckeye vs. Patriots second round game.

There is no question who my loyalty lies with, which is Ohio State when they play Mason.  I also didn't want to see Syracuse in our region since we would could potentially see them in Newark.  I was some what worried about UNC, but I just don't see them making a deep push anymore.

I am pumped for this tourney!

Pam's picture

Hi guys, I don't to interrupt March Madness, but I came across this video.  It was shown to the players the night before the UM game and is a tribute to the Seniors on the team.  I thought we could use a little reminder of why we love the Buckeyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRpUn0dttXI&feature=youtu.be

 

Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Good Lord, nice find! That video was so well done... all those moms got me teary eyed

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Well, I guess to be the best, you got to beat the best...

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