Your Regional Semifinals Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 23, 2012 at 7:00p
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Seabass1974's picture

Let's do this Ohio teams and Indiana!!!

 

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

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Xavier didn't hear you

I still pronounce it like it's located in Westchester, NY.

Seabass1974's picture

Yeah, they aren't looking very good at all.

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

Seabass1974's picture

I can't even watch the Baylor/Xavier game anymore. Not because of the score but because of Baylor's shitty colors are making my eyes bleed.

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

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

My 8 yr old asked me if they glow in the dark. My wife said they look like they spent some time in Chernobyl.

buckeyedude's picture

Or Three Mile Island.

 
 

Idaho Helga's picture

Funny thing: at our company luncheon today folks were bashing some uniforms. And everyone agreed the worst in the tourney was the scUMs. I didn't even participate but found it amusing. Then they looked at me and I said "Of course they are ugly. Like the win we hung on them in the big 10 tourney".

Bobcats need to slow the pace. And.... it looks early like really outmatched. Dang.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I know this is blasphemous, but I think scUM's white basketball uniforms are pretty clean.

Idaho Helga's picture

They were saying the yellow scUM ones were hideous. Baylor's look like they are the crew on highway construction. Blinding. Only thing missing is reflective gray tape on those.

Yeah the white ones are pretty nice. Are they allergic to blue? You'd think the Go Blue would never go yellow.
And Charles Barkley is right. Should have been a flagrant foul. Maybe a tech.

Idaho Helga's picture

I feel for Clark Kellogg who got the bad draw to have to do a game WHILE his son is in the sweet 16. Suck-ith. Wonder if he has a little computer screen with the game on.

Ohio1St81's picture

Did anybody happen to catch the halftime discussion of the Xavier-Baylor game? They're criticizing Baylor's obvious talent, yet inability to stay mentally focused for 40 minutes. That explains their early momentum that has completely shifted Xavier's way, and how it separates Baylor from the elite teams in the tournament. Sound familiar? I know some people around here have gotten frustrated with our criticisms of the Buckeyes lately, but it's because we know this is true. We cannot win it all with anything less than three consecutive games with 40 consecutive minutes of that intensity we saw in 8 minute chunks last night - and a lot of us are skeptical that this team can do that since we haven't seen it all year. I sure hope they can do it, but until they do I'm going to stay critical of their inability to stay mentally focused for an entire game. 

Idaho Helga's picture

^+10 totally agree. When we aren't whining we are on and could win this whole damn thing. I do worry about that zone for 'cuse.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Bobcats are shooting awful! Ugh. There you go Kellogg!

JakeBuckeye's picture

D.J. Cooper is playing terribly and really selfishly. Bobcats are lucky to only be down 7.

Idaho Helga's picture

I think that's flagrant foul#2.

argyle182021's picture

Xavier can't buy a 3pt basket.  0-10

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Keep expecting #4 for Baylor to call a TO without having any.

LadyBuck's picture

I can't watch the games. Which is sad. However, they do have a celtics game on, and someone came down hard on their back before banging their head on the court.

LadyBuck's picture

I hate seeing injuried players.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Turner's fall was pretty scary. Still can't watch it.

LadyBuck's picture

This is that level of scary, actually. The guy went for a lay up, someone blocked him from behind, and he went falling on his back -not his hip or butt, his back. Then he cracked his head on the court. They took him out on a stretcher, strapped up, and he might've passed out. His eyes were closed.

Smith's hard fall earlier this year freaked me out.

BuiltfortheNuthouse's picture

Cooper is playing sooooo sloppy!

" I went for two cause I couldn't go for three." 
-woody Hayes 

JakeBuckeye's picture

Ohio is playing awfully bad. They are literally incapable of getting a rebound against NC. How they are in this game is a mystery, but go Bobcats!

Chris Lauderback's picture

Offut is straight flushing triples all over the court. Good for him. Love watching this Ohio squad. Props to Groce, too. These kids expect to win. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

Kieley is garbage though.

JakeBuckeye's picture

And Cooper isn't garbage, but he's absolutely playing like it.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Yeah. He's struggling from outside but at least you know he's capable of catching fire. Nice work on the finish at the rim there. 

Idaho Helga's picture

Wow, went to do some house cleaning and THE Ohio came back. So I go back and start on the livingroom??

LadyBuck's picture

I say it's worth a try. Maybe they'll win by the time you are done.

Chris Lauderback's picture

You should probably clean my living room instead. 

Crazy stat: Offutt and Kellogg are a combined 10/15 from deep so far. They have 34 of OU's 55 points. 

Idaho Helga's picture

Lemme think about that. No!

Chris Lauderback's picture

worth a shot

Urban Ohio's picture

OU-IO Finish It!!!

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Offut can't foul out. Ohio has to realize that no non-obvious calls will go their way from this point on.

schooey's picture

Would be nice to see the Bobcat runs. Everytime they run we are in comercial in NYC. Typical BS!

Idaho Helga's picture

Ugh too many w/ 4 fouls. Go Bobcats!

Bucks's picture

Wow, Ohio ... cmon.

JakeBuckeye's picture

To be blunt, Cooper's got to stop being a bitch there, suck it up, and get back on defense.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Offut is in beast mode. That was a hell of a take!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Whoever that guy that said Offut > Smith Jr. I commend you. I still love Smith, but damn. Offut's got to make that free throw though!!!!

PharmBuck's picture

Cooper likely lost the game for his team...his late reaction suggests he may have even been faking. 

That being said too bad we couldnt hold on to Offut. We could have sure used those 3s this year.

"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."

rdubs's picture

he was back on defense before the guy shot it and it wasn't his guy so i don't think it impacted things that much...but he should have hustled back, in that situation there is no time for complaining

PharmBuck's picture

He might have been back on his man in time but whoever was covering for his man had to run back across the court to get to Bullock who was wide open.

"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."

Idaho Helga's picture

I find the "we go" commercials hilarious.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Props to Offutt for this performance but I think some folks need to gain perspective on the whole Smith vs. Offutt stuff. With the guys in front of him, it made sense for him to leave Ohio State. 

And while he's had a hell of a game and a nice tourney, he played in a much weaker conference than Smith all year and didn't put up insane numbers by comparison:

Offutt: 44% FG, 36% 3FG, 71% FT, 12.0 PTS, 3.6 REB, 1.6 ASST, 1.7 TO

Smith: 48% FG, 37% 3FG, 59% FT, 6.3 PTS, 4.6 REB, 2.0 ASST, 1.2 TO

 

JakeBuckeye's picture

Simmer down with the stats there, bud haha. I agree with you. Look at that thread and see my stance on the argument. I was just making light of the fact that Offut had one of the best tourney performances of the year a few days after somebody brought up "Offut > Smith."

Chris Lauderback's picture

My comments weren't at anyone in particular. Just sayin

frozen buckeye's picture

BOBCATS!  Don't let up!

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Trrrrrbl. Cooper needs to get his game back.

frozen buckeye's picture

BOBCATS!  Don't let up!

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Cooper needs to stop shooting from the halfcourt line.

Idaho Helga's picture

poor shot selection AGAIN.

schooey's picture

That was a foul? Now I remeber why I don't like basketball. 

schooey's picture

UNC will NOT make it. 

 

Squirrel Master's picture

Well that is too bad. I really would like to have Ohio win this. I do feel however that if it comes down to it later on, I much rather face a UNC team without a true point guard than a streaking complete team like Ohio. Looks like they won't pull out tonight but they are a dangerous team. UNC got lucky in regulation. Ohio had them and let them off the hook!

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

LadyBuck's picture

Well, this is a high flying game already.

LadyBuck's picture

Let's go IU.  And where is their D? Does it exist?

madhatterhater's picture

Ohio just took awful shots in ot. To bad great run.

go bucks

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Too bad about the Bobcats. This was everyone's chance to get rid of UNC. If Ohio doesn't allow a 4-point trip down the floor just after taking their only 4-point lead, and if Offutt can just make one damn free throw, they're making history tonight.

I'd be surprised if Kentucky-Indiana is very close.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

LadyBuck's picture

I like how IU has come out. And Davis already has 2 fouls. That's huge for them.

LadyBuck's picture

And these refs suck. Zeller is now out, too. Wow.

Bish's picture

Yeah, it's pretty bad

LadyBuck's picture

2 fouls in 4 seconds on something so ticky-tack was ridiculous.

LadyBuck's picture

The fix is in against IU. They aren't playing well, but some of these fouls against IU are a bit touchy.

Squirrel Master's picture

now that was funny. That is a loop I could watch over and over, scowl with the ball bouncing off your head. lol

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

LadyBuck's picture

I believe a .gif is needed of that clip.

LadyBuck's picture

And now they are tied. Let's go Hoosiers.

LadyBuck's picture

And the Hoosiers playing with their hair on fire.

LadyBuck's picture

Let's go IU!! Repping the Big Ten.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Okay, I hate still Tom Crean, and Jim Harbaugh is a Michigan alumnus (hardly a "Michigan Man", though), but I love the Harbaugh brothers.

LadyBuck's picture

I hate Tom Crean, but love and respect Bobby Knight. The basketball version of Woody, and glad he's a Buckeye Alum to boot. Plus, I hate Kentucky more than I hate IU.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Wow, if I was a um fan, I'd be pissed at that shot! With the way this game is going, I like our chances...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

JakeBuckeye's picture

Eh. Its not like IU and UM are rivals, and Harbaugh is just supporting family. (Assuming you are referring to Harbaugh cheering on IU?)

BuckeyeChief's picture

Yes. I know they aren't rivals, but still...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

LadyBuck's picture

I don't like dunks. I think they are harder to make than a nice lay up. Quite frankly, I think most missed dunks would be made lay-ups.

LadyBuck's picture

That was a horrible travel before the foul. And he initiated the contact. Wow.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, this has been an interesting half. So, either Kentucky isn't as good as we thought they were, or IU is better than they we thought they were.

frozen buckeye's picture

both.  I'm watchin this with kensucky fans.  And ppl say we are obnox.  

LadyBuck's picture

I think that UC and scUM fans can go in that "more obnoxious than OSU fans" catagory. 

Squirrel Master's picture

I think PSU and Wisky are the worst actually! Obnoxious would probably be us and UM. But straight up bad fans and complete A-holes, PSU and Wisky definitely!

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

LadyBuck's picture

Well, I have family that goes to Purdue and PSU, so I've never had bad experiences with those fan bases. I met a few Wisky fans this year, as well, and they weren't that bad either. scUM fans, though, are both condescending and obnoxious. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

scUM fans, though, are both condescending and obnoxious.

...But so are we... I can't say I love the "which fan base is the worst" discussion that always comes up. Each major college fan base is equally obnoxious and asshole-ish in their own, unique way.

LadyBuck's picture

True. I guess it's just my scarlet colored lenses that get in the way. 

Squirrel Master's picture

I can agree with that. I am referring to the Sully incident in Wisky (and that is normal behavior around the worst ones) and that video of the OSU fans getting attacked by PSU fans.

I mean I am generalizing the question, there are A-holes who are fans of every team. Its just that down south they do stupid illegal crap then brag about it in detail on the radio. Out west they will just straight shoot you. Midwest gets angry and verbally abusive, then turn to violence. Harvard just tells you how much more money they will make!

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

JakeBuckeye's picture

Kidd-Gilchrist is good, but he travels (with no calls) every other time he has the ball.

I hate hate hate hate Kentucky. I hate their coach that should be banned for life from college basketball (if St. Jimmy has to sit out five years from college football for what he did on ONE occasion, Calipari should be gone for life). I hate their overrated uni-brow'ed manthing down low. I hate that they always get the call from officials, but still bitch like crazy on the rare occasion that they don't get the call. I hate how much better than them we were last year, yet still lost to them in the Sweet 16. I hate their obnoxiously dedicated fan base that makes any neutral game a home game for "Big Blue." (Okay, maybe that lost one is a little unfair.)

/rant

Squirrel Master's picture

I used to like Kentucky back when Pitino was there. Now that Calipari is there, I have no desire for the team. He is slime and is only a great recruiter. If Thad or Pitino had his talent, Champs hands down!

Harrelson was a low down dirty player and he butt raped Sullinger everytime and Sully never got the call. Harrelson couldn't straight up block sully, so he would swipe from the side. How can that be a block if he was getting all arm? It was complete BS.

Indiana is playing this game better than I thought. They have a real chance!

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

I echo your thoughts on "Jorts" killing Sully and getting away with it...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Squirrel Master's picture

echo.....echo......echo.....echo........what the hell you do to me! lol

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

JakeBuckeye's picture

And then there's this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCrBwIo6nEg&feature=related

WHAT A %$#&*@ PUNK! Watching that video still gets me worked up to this day.

JakeBuckeye's picture

And to add to that, the fact that Sully didn't clock that fool back to his mother's arms just shows the kind of person Sully is. A much better person than me, as I would have knocked "Jorts" out.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Your not gonna get an argument from me there, they have some great athletes but I think osu last year was much better.

 
schooey's picture

Thanks for getting my into Basketball 11W. But, the fouls and other calls are just too subjective for me. Seems like mostly a load of ref BS. I DO hope OSU can win it all but it won't mean much to me. I will, however, be looking for you all come Football season. GO BUCKS! 

JakeBuckeye's picture

Just a friendly suggestion: You should try and get more into the basketball team next year. Over the years my emotional investments in the football and basketball programs have grown even, and basketball season makes for a very fun time.

frozen buckeye's picture

agree!  We have a bunch of great guys that we'll see over the next coupla yrs.  Plus... THAD MATTA!!

LadyBuck's picture

The the biggest difference between basketball and football is the observable physicality of the games. Football is so obviously physical, but some of that contact is allowed because of that padding (now). However, people overlook how dangerous and physical basketball is as a sport. Some fouls are absolute BS, but when you are constantly jumping to make shots and grab rebounds, the chances of falling hard in the wrong places is exponentially higher than you would think (re: Evan Turner). While reffing does suck, they are trying to minimalize the possibilites of injuries. There is a lot of shoving and pushing and elbows thrown and most kinds of contact you see in football. You just don't see it, and unless you've played basketball, it usually goes unnoticed. 

LadyBuck's picture

And now IU is cooling off. They've made a good run thus far.

The Vest-er's picture

Defense optional apparently. No one rolling help side at all

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

LadyBuck's picture

Been like that the whole game.

LadyBuck's picture

Indie in the danger zone of letting it become a blow out.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm watching the K v. NC St game. Got tired of watching Indy's high school defense.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, they're doing better than i thought they would.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

But the KU v. NC St game is just a better game. The UK v. Indy game reminded me of a WAC football game. There's no suspense when you know UK is going to dribble into the lane uncontested every time down the court and get easy layups that aren't even in transition half the time.  

LadyBuck's picture

Oladipo just fouled out of the game. That is not a good thing for them. He's been giving them a whole lot of offense.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, I think IU is not going to pull this one out. They're playing tired and beat right now. Hopefully it will be better.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

KU pulling away a bit from NC St.

Btw, NC St's coach (Gottfried) bit--es about the refs incessantly.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Ladybuck: I think we're the only two left not asleep or in a bar.

LadyBuck's picture

Probably. I'm having fun watching this game, though. Granted, the more I watch, the more I think UK is overhyped, and probably hasn't seen a real defense all that often.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

On the bright side, Indy might have given a couple of UK players carpal tunnel from bending their elbows so often.

LadyBuck's picture

Haha! I have to say, I'm not particularly impressed with Kentucky. They are entirely beatable with real defense and shots made. Helping off the pick and roll would be a problem, seeing as they run that a lot. However, they play a style that is very dependent on players making plays in simple set. Just not as impressed with them as the media seems to be.

LadyBuck's picture

Well, Kentucky pretty much has this game. 2 minutes and IU is down 11. They are not a Duke.

LadyBuck's picture

NC State had a good look when they were in the lane.

LadyBuck's picture

Wait, why wouldn't he use a time out when he has a player limping? 

The Vest-er's picture

I too see that team down south being very beatable. Not saying Baylor is the team to do it, but beatable nonetheless

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

LadyBuck's picture

There were so many chances the Hoosiers had that they could not capitalize on, and that was the difference. The media has overhyped them, and the relatively weak SEC conference only inflated that idea.

LadyBuck's picture

Let's go NC State! Make us look better for beating you at home without Sully.

JakeBuckeye's picture

LadyBuck, a friendly correction... I'm quite sure we didn't play NC State this year.

LadyBuck's picture

Hmm... Why did I think we did? Wait, that's SC State. Okay, thanks!

LadyBuck's picture

Tough. Let's go NC State! Let's do this. It looks like Kansas will barely survive and advance.

LadyBuck's picture

Come on NC State! Pull an Evan Turner! 

LadyBuck's picture

Or not. Kansas survived and advances.

RedStorm45's picture

Cooper 3-20...Offutt missed free throw at the end...OU had it there and let it slip away.