Your Madness Wave Three Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 16, 2012 at 12:00p
76 Comments
SHAKA S-M-A-R-T
Tipoff (ET) MATCHUP TV Region Location Favorite
12:15 PM #11 Texas v #6 Cincinnati CBS East Nashville, TN CINC (-2.5)
12:40 PM #11 NC State v #6 San Diego St truTV Midwest Columbus, OH NCST (-2.5)
1:40 PM #9 Alabama v #8 Creighton TBS Midwest Greensboro, NC ALA (-1.5)
2:10 PM #10 Virginia v #7 Florida TNT West Omaha, NE FLA (-3.5)
2:45 PM #14 St Bonaventure v #3 Florida St CBS East Nashville, TN FSU (-6.5)
3:10 PM #14 Belmont v #3 Georgetown truTV Midwest Columbus, OH GEOR (-4)
4:10 PM #16 Vermont v #1 North Carolina TBS Midwest Greensboro, NC UNC (-20)
4:40 PM #15 Norfolk St v #2 Missouri TNT West Omaha, NE MISS (-21.5)

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Johnny Ginter's picture

if you bet against shaka smart i can't feel bad for you, you deserve your fate

Squirrel Master's picture

yeah, anyone named Shaka Smart or Chaka Khan is pretty much gangsta!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

His daughter's name is Zora.....not sure if he's into Zelda or what.

Colonel Quaritch's picture

Im guessing Iowa State messed up alot of brackets too by beating UCONN

"The question isn't who's going to let me, it's who's going to stop me." 

Bam_Childress's picture

I dont think OSU has dunked the ball in the past four games....

5 ft 9 in - 185 lbs - ALL HEART

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Apparently only Thompson ans Spoon have ups. No one else can jump.

Squirrel Master's picture

Sully went up for a dunk from 5 feet out last night. He ended up 6 inches below the rim! the foul was a big part of it too but it was funny to see him go up hard and not even be close. He knew he was going to get fouled.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Joe Beale's picture

What about Ravenel's alley-oop dunk against scUM?

Bucksfan's picture

Cincy is taking it to Texas.

thePhilipJFry's picture

yeah for a minute there I thought Texas would make a run, then they stopped playing transition defense.  Also grab a rebound, one armed flying tips aren't working at the moment.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I have both Texas and NC State in my bracket. Dammit, make a run, Texas!

Bucksfan's picture

If you're picking an 11 seed that went 0-8 against ranked teams this year to beat the Big East runner-up that beat more ranked teams than anyone else in the nation, you have nothing to root for.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Yes, but all the ranked teams Cincinnati beat were from the Big East.... and the Big East is perpetually overrated.

And right on cue, Texas goes from down 19 to only down 3. Just missed a three to tie it, and Bearcats look tired and sloppy. Hook 'em!

Bucksfan's picture

That makes no sense.  Texas beat nobody this year.  Period.  If you picked them to win, it's just because you don't like Cincy.  If you're a Buckeye fan screaming "Hook 'em" you need your head examined.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Actually, I picked Cincy in one bracket and Texas in the other. Hedging my bets since the Big East has completely ruined my bracket with their early exits the past two years.

 

And wow, thou art a hostile little man. I have no animosity towards either team. In fact, I'll say "Hook 'em" all I want because the Buckeyes rarely ever play Texas in any sports and don't really compete with them in recruiting, and the Texas fans I met when we played them in '05, '06, and '08-09 were some of the collest and most knowledgebale fans I have ever met.

Bucksfan's picture

I just have little patience for you, Humble...you always try to argue with me, and it's getting old.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Because you put words in my mouth by asserting that I "don't like Cincy" because I picked Texas and I "need to have my head examined". And you're telling me I can't say "hook 'em". You're the one telling me what I can and can't do and being hostile.

I initially stated why I picked against Cincy in one bracket, and you think I'm making a personal attack on you. Don't flatter yourself, Bucksfan.

Bucksfan's picture

And you're still trying to argue...

buckeyechad's picture

that's kinda the point of the comment boards though...

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Oh, and I also like Bevo. So there!

Texas Fight!

Squirrel Master's picture

Texas goes down! sorry dude!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

"That makes me a saaaaad Bevo"

BucksfanXC's picture

And not a single 'Em was Hooked.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Bucksfan's picture

Texas got messed with.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Have you ever watched the NCAA tournament bud? Half of the games end up making "no sense!"

Go Bucks.

btalbert25's picture

UC may have had good wins, but had horrible losses as well.  So while they were capable of beating some good teams, they were very capable of losing to teams that are worse than Texas.  So, yeah you can look at that game and say UC could lose without hating UC.  I mean is there a team in this tournament worse than Presbyterian?  Xavier, who is a 10 seed by UC by 20. 

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Egggggggg-zactly, BT.

And my point was only that wins in the Big East don't really mean too much because the conference has consistently underperformed in the tourny the past two years (as highlighted in the Skull Session today). That's why I hedged my bets and had one bracket with Texas winning and the other with UC winning. I only wanted Texas to win today because that's the bracket that's currently performing better right now in my pool (albeit by only one game... and now with Bama losing, both brackets are even, both tied for second in my office pool right now).

I actually like UC, as I was born and raised in Cincy and currently reside in downtown Cincy. My dad went to UC, as did dozens of my friends. Their fans get on my nerves sometimes, but so do Bengals fans (whom I openly admit may have the worst fanbase in the NFL) and yet I'm a Bengals' season ticket holder (Section 114, Row 15). It's a Cincinnati thing. People here have a lot of pride in the city, for better or worse.

btalbert25's picture

I don't hate or love UC.  I actually hated them when Huggins was there because I just don't like the guy, I cheered against pretty much any team Bobby Knight coached to for the same reason.  Anyway, I think people spend a lot of time making tournament picks based on who a team beat but they completely ignore who beat the team.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not winning pools every year, but if you look at FSU's schedule, they have a lot of losses to teams that just weren't that good.  Same with UC really. 

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

You're making too much sense. Stop it.

Jason Priestas's picture

There are a lot of Ohio State fans that don't like UC basketball. There has been bad blood between the two programs for decades.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Sheesh, looking at this comment and the ones below,  it looks like you may need to lighten up a little there bud! You're right, Cincy should beat Texas every time, and if it wasn't called March Madness I would have went with Cincy as well. But I love the 11 seed over 6 seed upset pick especially when the 11 seed has a player as special as Jacovin Brown. And it ended up being a good game as well! Bottom line, upsets that "aren't supposed to happen" are tenfold in March and Texas over Cincy was one of my upset picks. I was almost right. It was a really fun game.

DefendOhio's picture

Gates vs. Sully worries me a little. IF, that would happen down the road. 

tampa buckeye's picture

St bonny wins today.

What time does ohio st Play tomorrow?

Squirrel Master's picture

Ha, all worried about FSU and they are down early to S. Bonn.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

JakeBuckeye's picture

In 2010, when 1 seed Kansas and 3 seed Georgetown went down early in our region of the bracket, we thought that had punched our ticket to the Final Four. We all know how that turned out. You can't have that mindset regardless of what happens with Florida State!

Squirrel Master's picture

well last night proved should be concerned about any team in the tourney. They all did something to earn the trip there. But I still believe FSU is the biggest concern as well as Syracuse even without Fab Melo.

Plus in 2010 OSU lost to Tennessee. That was a team to be concerned about so I am not sure what you are getting at?

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

JakeBuckeye's picture

In 2010 a lot of Buckeye fans (and maybe even the players) thought there ticket to the final four was punched after 3 seeded Georgetown lost to 14 seeded Ohio U (comparable to if FSU lost today vs. the Bonnies) and 1 seeded Kansas lost in the 2nd round. I'm not too sure we were concerned we were actually going to lose to Tennessee. I know I sure wasn't, and a lot of other Buckeye fans weren't.

Squirrel Master's picture

I was. Chism was a beast and Hopson was a damn good PG.

but I still don't get why you think that if FSU loses to St Bonn, that it wouldn't help in the buckeyes path? I am not saying, "Well FSU is out, we are guaranteed to win it all now". I am saying that I think they are the biggest challenger OSU may face.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Good for you.

And I never said it wouldn't help our path a little bit, but I also think that IN MARCH there is little difference between seeds 3-9.

btalbert25's picture

Eh, but doe the fans really have any bearing on that?  If you lose you lose is you win you win it really doesn't matter how confident the fans are about given games or brackets.

dancorona5's picture

who cares about this game. Gonzaga is all that matters right now in regards to Ohio State

Squirrel Master's picture

true but since we are all in the bracket challenge, we all like to talk about all of the games, not just the ones concerning OSU. but if St. Bonnies does end up beating FSU, that does effect OSU. FSU is a challenging team. They have earned the right to be concerned.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

dancorona5's picture

yeah im in the tourny challenge too. but the way i see it is just as you mentioned. every team deserves to be here, so as far as looking ahead for ohio state, there is no point. each team will pose a threat in different ways.

Squirrel Master's picture

Not to mention this is a discussion post for today's tourney games. That is what it is for. So I am not certain why you feel that we shouldn't care about this game?

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

dancorona5's picture

yeah, and we each have our own opinions on how we should discuss things haha. so we will agree to disagree i suppose :)

Squirrel Master's picture

There is no disagreeing! The post is "Your Madness Wave Three Open Thread". It was placed here to discuss the games going on right now! Not just a discussion on Gonzaga. So again, me talking about FSU and SB, earlier talk about TX and CINN, that is what this post is for!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

CanadianBuckeye's picture

Haha... a lot of hostility up in here.  Calm down fellas, just enjoy the Madness!

 

P.S.  Go Bonnies!  I have a friend who goes to school there, apparently that place is going nuts right now for the game.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Seriously... lots of hostility. It's an "Open Thread".... not a "Everyone should talk about what I wanna talk about" thread, or an "If you disagree with me you have to have your head examined" thread.

Simmer down chaps.... Let's talk some hoops!

Squirrel Master's picture

yep. I just made a comment about FSU is down to ST. Bonny early and then I get "should only worry about Gonzaga" comment.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Well duh! Because everyone knows Thad goes to 11W for insight and ideas in preparing his gameplan! If we don't talk exclusively about Gonzaga, how will Thad ever know who he's coaching against tomorrow or how to prepare for them?

Squirrel Master's picture

well I don't think that is the point humble. Point is that this thread is for talking about all games at this time, not who OSU is playing next.

No loses so far today. Although this St bonny game and Belmont could hurt. I had Belmont taking GT. It was a reach but I figured most of the experts were picking it. St Bonny I just did not expect and that is why its Madness!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Sigh. Another case of sarcasm not being read. Humble is agreeing with you.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I know dude, I was just yankin your chain.

I hope to see a few upsets here soon. It will kill my bracket like it always does, but it makes March more exciting, so I cheer for them.

Squirrel Master's picture

yeah, I like good close games and when they end up with the underdog pulling off the upset. It does make it fun.

Of course as soon as I say this, FSU takes the lead with 4 mins left.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

dancorona5's picture

hey its an open thread. so i gave my opinion. im not using foul language, and im not trying to be hostile. like i said, we are all going to "discuss things" differently, and think about these games differently. thats what makes america so great!

 

USA USA USA USA!!!

CanadianBuckeye's picture

Damn the Bonnies were soooo close!!!!

btalbert25's picture

I picked St Bonneventure simply for the fact that FSU is the most over rated 3 seed I've seen in a long long time.  They have a couple good wins, but a lot of bad losses.  FSU may come out on top, but this is not a team to be terrified of, and I think they are showing that today.

Breakawayspeed's picture

How you like the 12-0 run by FSU?

btalbert25's picture

I still stand by my position that they are an extremely over rated team that barely squeaked past a team that wouldn't have had a bid if they didn't win their crappy conference's championship.

PharmBuck's picture

What I've gotten out of this thread so far:

ZOMG UR PICKS R STOOPID

"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."

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

OH YEAH?! WELL YER A STOOPID POOPY FACE WHO CAN'T EVEN SPELL "FARM" CORRECTLY! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!

 

(/sarcasm.... as I'm assuming "pharm" refers to "pharmacy"... just being cautious and pointing out the sarcasm because some people have a tough time catching it).

PharmBuck's picture

Shit is that how you spell farm?

"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."

Breakawayspeed's picture

Hey!  In spite of it being illegal, I got money riding on all these games (yes. it's true). Besides my $10.00 investment, I have opened myself up to the pressure, scorn and ridicule of my fellow co-workers and employees not to mention 11 Warriors posters who say things like:

"if you bet against shaka smart i can't feel bad for you, you deserve your fate"

God, I feel so stupid.

Com'on  Noles!!

 

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Duh dude! It's all about coaching and defense in March! You never bet against Shaka or Brad Stevens in The Dance! That's why I have VCU meeting Butler in the National Championship game with Butler coming out on top 23-19.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm having way too much fun watching this Norfolk State vs. Mizzou game.

JakeBuckeye's picture

On another note, this game has UNCA-Syracuse written all over it. The refs aren't going to let Norfolk State win this one. Shame!

PharmBuck's picture

I just turned it on and thought the opposite after watching for 5 minutes...

"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."

Squirrel Master's picture

ANOTHER BOGUS ENDING! That norfolk state players was grabbed around the waist before the turnover. This is getting stupid.

then that tip-in. i hope norfolk wins this even though it will kill my bracket.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Bucksfan's picture

Oh my.  Whelp, had Mizzou going to the championship in one of my brackets.  Might as well use it to start up my Weber.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Consider my bracket busted.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Good thing I had Florida beating Mizzou to get to the Elite Eight. Boom!

osubuckeye4life's picture

So long Mizzu.....And probably everyone's bracket too...

OSUkid23's picture

Is Mizzou gonna make another song about being champions? lol

joel121270's picture

I looked like a genius on the first day, the second day? Not so much