B1G Tourney Open Thread: #1 Indiana vs #4 Wisconsin

By 11W Staff on March 16, 2013 at 1:30p
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Jason Priestas's picture

Who do you cheer for in this one? Bo Ryan or Tom Crean. Kind of liking choosing between setting yourself on fire or cutting your arm off.

Idaho Helga's picture

I was thinking it's more like choosing between the Penguin and the Joker.  Or Saban/Miles.
I am rooting for 12 overtimes!  And, the winner (us of course) of our game today getting the tourney title tomorrow.

jedkat's picture

More like cutting one arm off AND burning it.

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

Grant Edgell's picture

I'll root for Wisconsin since Crean sucked at life most recently. Wouldn't mind getting another crack at the Badgers if we can get past MSU as well. I remember the last hoops 'Revenge Game' v UW going quite well.
Also: If that header photo to this thread doesn't scream "Beauty and the Douche" I don't know what does.

LadyBuck's picture

Am I the only person who actually likes Bo Ryan as a coach? This isn't even a question for me, I'm all for Wisky shocking Clappy the Clown.

RBuck's picture

I'm thinking more along the lines of taking a wood plane to your shins or drinking Drano.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Bucks43201's picture

...how bout more images of that looker Samantha Ponder!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeye1996's picture

I'm definitely cheering for Samantha!

73buckeye's picture

I wonder if Indiana is ready for their root canal.

ernie

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Is there a way they can both lose?  Well of course I want us to win today and tomorow, but no matter what I don't want to see Bo or Crean win it all.  At least Izzo has got some class and is a coach I can respect.  Now with that being said Let's go Bucks beat the Spartans then whichever of these two is left standing!! 

RollBucks's picture

As much as I love Big Ten basketball, I really struggle watching Wisconsin games. Ryan's teams just seem to take the fun out of games. Maybe that is how you get coach of the year, make your team and your team's games aggravating for players, coaches, and fans from all other teams in the league.

Roll with it.

DefendOhio's picture

I feel like Ryan's style works for the Big Ten regular season. However, once March comes around it becomes apparent it doesn't work in the Tourney. 

NC_Buckeye's picture

Sometimes I really hate living in North Carolina. Our local CBS affiliate here in Raleigh has opted to show the ACC Network game NC State vs Miami which incidentally is also being broadcast by ESPN. So guess I won't be able to see Wiscy vs IU.

Hovenaut's picture

Got that yesterday here in Maryland. Full ACC quarters treatment, kind of a public preparedness measure whenever the Terps play Duke, and then upset them.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

AJW_16's picture

I believe you can watch the game on CBSsports.com.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Hovenaut's picture

That pic is great.

Whattsamatta coach? Cat got your tongue?

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

Bucks43201's picture

Wow...this Southern Miss/Memphis game is nutso!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

tdible2132's picture

Southern Miss vs Memphis, Oh joy!

LadyBuck's picture

This game is actually entertaining to watch, though. I mean, madness at it's most apparent

RollBucks's picture

I agree, the last shot of regulation was pretty amazing.
 

Roll with it.

tdible2132's picture

Agreed. The refs have been a little shaky too IMO

LadyBuck's picture

Lets be honest, Southern Miss is playing their hearts out, and it's fun to watch.

LadyBuck's picture

So, anyone going to stream the Wisky-IU game?

Jason Priestas's picture

What about the cbssports.com link above?

LadyBuck's picture

I know you can watch it on CBSsports.com, I'm just curious as to who will watch it. I am enjoying this game.

Idaho Helga's picture

am watching on cbssports.com
but they keep switching to the other game

tdible2132's picture

It was fun to watch at first but now it's getting old. Time to get this game over with

JakeBuckeye's picture

You're insane if you'd rather watch a Wisconsin BASKETBALL game over this Southern Miss & Memphis March madness. I'm sitting here having a great Saturday rooting for the little guy to play their way in the tournament. You guys really are in a rush to watch the lumberjacks drain the shot clock all game long?

Bucks43201's picture

The Wisconsin "Buzzcuts", per Mark Titus

Hahaha

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

tdible2132's picture

Don't get me wrong I see your point of view but I'd rather watch disciplined, well played basketball than sloppy contests. Like I said it was fun to watch there until it started dragging out. 

Seabass1974's picture

Wow, nothing like missing an entire first half of basketball because the media can't plan ahead. Even espn has enough channels to put it on somewhere else.

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

JakeBuckeye's picture

You can watch the game on CBS' website. But like I said, this game > lumberjacks' shot clock strategy.

LadyBuck's picture

To be honest, this game is exciting enough and is not overlapping an OSU game, so I don't care.

LadyBuck's picture

And there is Memphis with the dagger.

NilesPacMan's picture

Why are they switching the online feed to the USM/Memphis game? It's clearly on my television.

Seabass1974's picture

This game is over. They can switch now.

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

LadyBuck's picture

To the game now. Let's go Wisky.

LadyBuck's picture

This is high scoring for a Wisconsin game.

Idaho Helga's picture

so, do we get Clark for our game too?
 

tdible2132's picture

Wisconsin chucking up shots early in the shot clock. Very surprising.

LadyBuck's picture

I don't know, but I want Wisky to win. Just putting that out there.

Idaho Helga's picture

With shame and self loathing I have to agree.  But I have to admit I like Zeller.

Dr. House's picture

i find zeller to be super soft

tdible2132's picture

I agree. He is just super skilled for a guy with that height. If he weren't so soft he could be an unbelievable player, but regardless he is still a great player

Dr. House's picture

if he can be half the player dirk is he should be very happy.

LadyBuck's picture

I like Hulls as a shooter (that would be nice) and Zeller would be tougher if he had, say, Izzo or Matta as his coach. Sheehy, however, has a highly punchable face.

Baroclinicity's picture

If Indiana loses, do they get a 1 seed or does the B1G get shut out of the top bracket spots?  Would be weird since most call the B1G the best/toughest conference this year.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Idaho Helga's picture

no way does the big 10 not get a 1 seed.  Maybe 2 of them.

LadyBuck's picture

I don't think so. If we win the BTT, the highest we would get is the last 2 seed. So, if IU loses, they may give it to them, but that's about the most I can see.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I think the winner of the Big Ten tourney (if its not Wisconsin) gets a #1 seed. Remember last year when all of the sudden the Big Ten Tournament Final unexpectedly became a playoff for a #1 seed? I think it could end up being the same sort of situation. If Indiana wins the tourney, they're an obvious #1 seed. If Sparty beats us and Indiana consecutively, its hard not to make them a #1 seed. Same for us if we beat Sparty and Indiana consecutively. 

LadyBuck's picture

I don't know, should we believe the announcers saying that IU is going to be a 1 seed no matter what?

Idaho Helga's picture

I'm thinking the same thing.  If we win convincingly how could a #1 go to Indy especially since the win in Bloomington.

LadyBuck's picture

 Several things come to mind:

  1. Hype: they came in as #1, so people will have that rosy complexion on them.
  2. Body of Work: They won bigger games than us in the non-conference
  3. Media: They want IU as #1, damn what happened recently.

Now then, what about those badgers?

Dr. House's picture

if IU loses do they cut down the nets?

Idaho Helga's picture

Anybody besides me think the Enterprise rental car commercial is strange?  If I have 4 years of college I don't want to end up working at the car rental counter.

RollBucks's picture

Yeah, but according to Will Ferrell "They teach you to be your own boss".  

Roll with it.

LadyBuck's picture

Is it blasphemous to say that I like the Leaders/Legends commercial for the B1G, despite not liking them as names?

LadyBuck's picture

IU is standing around a lot on offense.
And that is embarrassing that Oladipo just lets Evan turn and shoot without contesting. (Biased, yes, but Craft would have done better.)

RollBucks's picture

Blaspheming your B10 defensive player of the year? Chase down blocks are the only defensive plays that really effect a game anyways. 

Roll with it.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

If it wasn't for Meatchicken making Indiana look better than they are... I'd say the Bucks are the best team in the B1G right now
 
Of course, I say that anyways

LadyBuck's picture

Oladipo is freaky athletic, and I'll give that to him, but he's not the best pure defender, so sue me. I go away, and Wisky dies.

LadyBuck's picture

Is this the defensive pressure that IU's back court inspires? Because Wisky is breaking them down.

tdible2132's picture

I cannot believe I'm saying this but I think I dislike Indiana basketball more than Wisconsin. At least for this year. 

TLB's picture

No Valentine, Hightower or Kitts in this game does not bode well for us

LadyBuck's picture

God, I hate wisconsin for the same reasons I am enjoying this game thus far: their bigs can shoot and they play good team defense.

TLB's picture

Totally agree.  Bo doesnt bother me. He does a pretty good job with limited talent

BME_Buckeye's picture

If this lead holds up for Wisconsin prepare yourself...

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

TLB's picture

This is why we should all want wisky

Idaho Helga's picture

lol  ^^sooooo much this.  Uh, bye bye Indy.

TLB's picture

IU is all set for indy just to sell Tix

TLB's picture

This game is Ovah!!

Idaho Helga's picture

we get by Sparty, I'm downright giddy about prospects tomorrow.

LadyBuck's picture

Seeing the jump-free-throw in action.

Bucks43201's picture

Given the amount of blue chip recruits he has, starting to wonder if Crean is not that great. I'm happy we have Thad.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

TLB's picture

Half court offense is very average

LadyBuck's picture

I am not convinced he's more than a good recruiter. With the talent he has right now, image what other coaches nationally would be able to do? K would have this team whipping everyone, Self would be able to develop them, Izzo would de-wimp them, Matta would utilize their strengths and minimize their weakness, Ryan would develop them like none other (imagine of Zeller could shoot and handle like a Wisky big), and I could go on.
however, I'm not a Crean fan in general, so I will be biased at this.

LadyBuck's picture

So, this method can/will fail if Wisky can make their free throws.

Idaho Helga's picture

Mr. Crean is pissed.  Waaahhhhhhhhaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa!

TLB's picture

Hey IU.......when was the last time you won the conference tourney?

Idaho Helga's picture

I believe Christ was a corporal then. Oh wait, they never have....

Bucks43201's picture

Sully was so much more of a force than Zeller.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

rdubs's picture

Can IU really be a 1 seed after going 3-3 in their last 6 games?  I know they are playing good teams, but top teams beat good teams.

Idaho Helga's picture

very surprised on the rebounding by Wisky.  Was good at both ends.

Ohioste's picture

Tom Crean and Indiana have decided to still cut down the nets after this game...

Hovenaut's picture

I'm good with this.

*has mental image of Crean stumble-failing as he tries to kick an empty Gatorade bottle in the locker room*

No, I'm great with this.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

TLB's picture

Looks like someone had a talk with him about postgame etiquette

Dr. House's picture

Over under he makes it to his presser before half time of the buckeyes game. 

Idaho Helga's picture

a HUG from Crean, reading lips I believe he said "See, I'm not the asshole everyone says!"  and then I saw Bo say "Later asshole. I'm going to the finals"

Idaho Helga's picture

It would be a fun thread to have everyone guess what those 2 said to each other on that handshake/hug.

buckeyefanatic's picture

I hope I am not out of line by saying:
Sam Ponder, bangable.  Bo Ryan, punchable.

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