Selection Sunday Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 11, 2012 at 5:55p
97 Comments
U MAD, ADAM?

Yes, this is just an excuse to post one of my favorite March photos of all time.

We're most certainly looking at a two seed. Let's just stay away from Kentucky for a while.

CBS, 6pm.

Comments

thatlillefty's picture

tis better to have lost and picked up a 2 seed in a good region, then have won and been placed as a 1 seed out west

would have been nice to win that game tho

Seabass1974's picture

I totally agree. The 4th number 1 seed will most likely be MSU and they will be a long way from home.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

osubuckeye4life's picture

Porn stache Morrison!

 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Please don't put us in the South or East!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Gus Johnson's finest hour, bar none.

Whoa! Kentucky in the South.

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LadyBuck's picture

Congratulations Izzo and MSU.

Tim's picture

No Kentucky in our quarter, please.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Congrats on the #1 Sparty

Seabass1974's picture

Hope OSU gets the Midwest bracket. *crosses fingers*

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

thatlillefty's picture

i hope they put us in the South... let us knock out Kentucky like they got us last year

LadyBuck's picture

Let's pray we're not in the south region. Don't want to play UK unless it's for the championsihp.

thatlillefty's picture

why you all scuured of Kentucky?

LadyBuck's picture

I want to get to the final four and take a NC out from under their noses. It's not afraid, it's choosing the battles.

tampa buckeye's picture

Bring them on.  After losing to vandy I just don't see how any legit top ten team doesn't beat them.  IU beat them and they are a middle of the road big ten team.  

I just hope getting away from big ten play is what this team needs.  

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Kentucky in the Georgia Dome is the exact scenario I was worried about a week ago.

But I'm starting to think it's going to happen. I can't justify seeding Missouri lower than us (as the de facto #8 team in the field) after they won the Big 12, and the computer seems to favor Duke over us for some reason.

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ILbuckeyes's picture

Although i would have liked to win that game, there are plenty of reasons not to worry too much.

1. third game in 3 days

2. we dont have as much depth as MSU so our shooting and legs were bound to be a lil off today.

3. without the foul trouble for craft and sully i believe we still would have won... we just need to be more careful.

4. we will never have to play back to back again so if we keep up what happened the first two games of the big ten tourney we will be okay.

 

 

LadyBuck's picture

Calling VCU over Wichita right now. First round upset.

Tim's picture

UConn could give Kentucky some problems in the second round.  I like that draw.

ILbuckeyes's picture

Kentucky has such an easy road to the final four

 

JakeBuckeye's picture

They have Indiana, who beat them, and Duke in their bracket. I disagree with you.

EDIT: Aaaaanddd Baylor. Damn, that's a pretty good bracket.

ILbuckeyes's picture

i over looked that indiana game but i doubt on neutral setting that indiana wins again, and duke is over rated i dont like them getting past baylor, but Baylor may get em with their athleticism

 

LadyBuck's picture

I overlook the Indiana game as well since it was in Bloomington, and we know how that goes. However, I can see Coach K out coaching Calipari.

LadyBuck's picture

Yes! Not in UK's bracket. So, who is Duke going to lose to?

Tim's picture

Good to avoid Baylor too.  Long, athletic teams aren't good for us.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Kentucky looking at UConn-Indiana-Duke just to get out of their region. Geez.

We're in the east now, I assume, unless they think it would be unfair to put Missouri in St. Louis.

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LadyBuck's picture

I'm calling Uconn over Iowa State, and VCU over Wichita. 

ILbuckeyes's picture

uconn yes, VCU no

 

LadyBuck's picture

During March, anything can happen.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm already over our loss today, haha. I'm just too excited for the tournament. I swear its my favorite time of the year. I'm like a little kid on Christmas eve right now with all of this bracket revealing/talk. Gotta love it!

Joe Beale's picture

Ah, the old Mayhem commercials. Gotta love the classics.

LadyBuck's picture

That's a nice draw for MSU.

(edit:) that they are in Columbus.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I don't think they'd lose, but I guaruntee if MSU gets Memphis in the second round that game is coming down to the final shot.

LadyBuck's picture

I like the Lobos to wreck havoc on that bracket.

TLB's picture

we got Syracuse

LadyBuck's picture

Off chance we have UNC.

TLB's picture

Kansas will be #2 in Midwest

LadyBuck's picture

That's a decent bracket for MSU. Could see the Lobos or Memphis giving them fits.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Is there a chance we're looking at a possible 2-3 game with Michigan? It's either them or Georgetown, I would think.

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LadyBuck's picture

I hope not. I really want to play someone not in that state.

OT: The discount double-check commercial with Bobby Knight is pretty funny.

madhatterhater's picture

I liked it too.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

I'm looking forward to Kansas State beating 'Cuse. I can see it.

TLB's picture

I am with you here.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Kansas St. went 32-2, CBS? I missed this somehow.

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LadyBuck's picture

Kansas State swept Mizzou this season. I'm looking for an upset there.

LadyBuck's picture

They looked so enthusiastic when politely clapping. 

Okay, I want to beat up on the bearcast!

ILbuckeyes's picture

west virginia is good 

 

osubuckeye4life's picture

We're in the east with potential third round vs WVU or Gonzaga.

ILbuckeyes's picture

i dont wanna play florida state either

TLB's picture

Florida St is a 3 point shooting team.  That worries me a little

 

JakeBuckeye's picture

WOW! We got a great draw this year. Easy road to the elite eight on paper.

LadyBuck's picture

That's why we play the game.

LadyBuck's picture

I think Bearcats upset FSU and OSU will beat them up.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

There we are.

How does West Virginia get to play in Pittsburgh as a #10? That's a home game for them.

Surprised Florida State jumped to a #3. That's a tough matchup for us, in a round that usually gives us fits.

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JakeBuckeye's picture

I think Florida State will end up being the worst three seed.

LadyBuck's picture

It's the same for OSU. Pittsburg is 2 or 3 hours from Columbus, and we travel well.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Yeah, but they make an effort to put the top 4 seeds close to home that first weekend if they can. That's a huge break for a team that's among the lower seeded at-larges...not that we can't and won't beat them if they top Gonzaga.

I think Syracuse is the weakest of the three top seeds they could have put us with, so I can't complain at all about this region.

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madhatterhater's picture

I like the draw, Syracuse will be tough. Most teams are tough this time of the year.

go bucks

PharmBuck's picture

Florida state is pretty much Purdue on steroids...if we are off our offensive game (presuming we get that far) we will be in trouble against them

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

LadyBuck's picture

It's sad we have a better bracket this year as a 2 seed than we did last year as the overall #1 seed.

Seabass1974's picture

I've noticed this for a while now. It seems you really don't want to be the number one overall seed. At least for the past few years.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

JakeBuckeye's picture

Well damn. We have Thursday/Saturday games. I was hoping for Friday/Sunday games. Does anyone know what time we'll play on this Thursday and Saturday? I have potential time conflicts so its pretty important to me.

SilverBullets's picture

TV times for the first round (I refuse to acknowledge the new numbering system), I believe, won't be announced for a couple days.  Times  for the second round are announced Friday for the Saturday games and Saturday for the Sunday games.

ILbuckeyes's picture

funny now Michigan is playing "Ohio"

LadyBuck's picture

Okay, so they are actually going to be going against Ohio. I hope they lose.

osubuckeye4life's picture

hahah Scum has to face OHIO!!!!!!

SEATTLE BUCKEYE's picture

Michigan gets to play Ohio.  That is just perfect

Tim's picture

I wonder if Michigan will be able to understand that they're playing Ohio and not us.

Seabass1974's picture

Ohio will beat Michigan.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

LadyBuck's picture

Just like big brother.

LadyBuck's picture

Jayhawks about as excited as us.

madhatterhater's picture

Michigan actually gets to play Ohio. Do they call them state.

go bucks

JakeBuckeye's picture

Michigan plays there biggest rival in round one????

chitown buckeye's picture

Michigan finally gets to play Ohio!!!!!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

buckeyefan927's picture

Michigan playing Ohio, as in the Bobcats.

LadyBuck's picture

So, Belmont, Georgetown, SDSU, and NC State are coming to town.

M tots's picture

Along with Mich. St., LIU, Memphis, and St. Louis

LadyBuck's picture

It's going to be packed downtown.

Hasbro's picture

Lame draw for Columbus

LadyBuck's picture

At least scUM isn't coming to town.

PharmBuck's picture

MGoBlog is going to self-destruct trying to differentiate between Ohio and Ohio.

"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

LadyBuck's picture

I don't think they'll do well with it. Especially Brady cHoke.

LadyBuck's picture

I'm all for Purdue beating KU.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I called Michigan-Ohio! BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

The Bobcats have a puncher's chance.

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buckeyefan927's picture

I'm going to go ahead and say Ohio will beat Michigan

LadyBuck's picture

I'm with you. I'm going ahead and calling Purdue over KU.

Bucks43201's picture

hahahahaha scUM is playing OHIO!

karma will come in to play and they will lose to OHIO - I'm calling it now.

 

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

LadyBuck's picture

I predict that scUM will never mistake Ohio and Ohio State after this tourny.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Is this Ohio team capable of beating TTUN?

LadyBuck's picture

It's march, and we're talking about scUM. I can see it happening, despite what paper says.

Seabass1974's picture

That guy is crazy. I think Kentucky has to be the weakest overall number 1 team in a decade.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

LadyBuck's picture

Kentucky is the current fad. I think they are not overrated, but overhyped.

Bucks43201's picture

I really think the South is the toughest region. Kentucky looks like they got punished for their success.

And, yes, I too believe they are overrated because they come from the weakazz SEC.

Heck, Kentucky could lose to either (8 seed) Iowa State or (9 seed) UCONN in the second round.

They have a tough 8/9 draw for sure.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

pete.rauchenstein's picture

OMG NO ONE HAS MENTIONED THE BEST PART ABOUT OUR SEEDING!!!!

Two words:  PRIMANTI BROTHERS.

I now am seriously considering going to the "2nd and 3rd rounds" just to eat a ridiculous sandwich covered with french fries...

 

buckeyedude's picture

Not too worried about this loss. They played hard. Rather get this loss out of the way now. Buckeyes are primed for a good run, hopefully.

Go Bobcats! Go Buckeyes!