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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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)
...how bout more images of that looker Samantha Ponder!
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
I'm definitely cheering for Samantha!
I wonder if Indiana is ready for their root canal.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Aesculus excellentium cum MCMLXV.
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.
I believe you can watch the game on CBSsports.com.
"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you."
That pic is great.
Whattsamatta coach? Cat got your tongue?
Wow...this Southern Miss/Memphis game is nutso!
Southern Miss vs Memphis, Oh joy!
This game is actually entertaining to watch, though. I mean, madness at it's most apparent
I agree, the last shot of regulation was pretty amazing.
Agreed. The refs have been a little shaky too IMO
Lets be honest, Southern Miss is playing their hearts out, and it's fun to watch.
So, anyone going to stream the Wisky-IU game?
What about the cbssports.com link above?
I know you can watch it on CBSsports.com, I'm just curious as to who will watch it. I am enjoying this game.
am watching on cbssports.com
but they keep switching to the other game
It was fun to watch at first but now it's getting old. Time to get this game over with
Overtime in March never gets old, my friend.
"I'm Willie Buckets, and I approve this message"
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?
The Wisconsin "Buzzcuts", per Mark Titus
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.
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
You can watch the game on CBS' website. But like I said, this game > lumberjacks' shot clock strategy.
To be honest, this game is exciting enough and is not overlapping an OSU game, so I don't care.
And there is Memphis with the dagger.
Why are they switching the online feed to the USM/Memphis game? It's clearly on my television.
This game is over. They can switch now.
To the game now. Let's go Wisky.
This is high scoring for a Wisconsin game.
so, do we get Clark for our game too?
Wisconsin chucking up shots early in the shot clock. Very surprising.
I don't know, but I want Wisky to win. Just putting that out there.
With shame and self loathing I have to agree. But I have to admit I like Zeller.
i find zeller to be super soft
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
if he can be half the player dirk is he should be very happy.
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.
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.
no way does the big 10 not get a 1 seed. Maybe 2 of them.
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.
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.
I don't know, should we believe the announcers saying that IU is going to be a 1 seed no matter what?
I'm thinking the same thing. If we win convincingly how could a #1 go to Indy especially since the win in Bloomington.
Several things come to mind:
Now then, what about those badgers?
if IU loses do they cut down the nets?
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.
Yeah, but according to Will Ferrell "They teach you to be your own boss".
Is it blasphemous to say that I like the Leaders/Legends commercial for the B1G, despite not liking them as names?
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.)
Blaspheming your B10 defensive player of the year? Chase down blocks are the only defensive plays that really effect a game anyways.
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
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.
Is this the defensive pressure that IU's back court inspires? Because Wisky is breaking them down.
I cannot believe I'm saying this but I think I dislike Indiana basketball more than Wisconsin. At least for this year.
No Valentine, Hightower or Kitts in this game does not bode well for us
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.
Totally agree. Bo doesnt bother me. He does a pretty good job with limited talent
If this lead holds up for Wisconsin prepare yourself...
Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.
This is why we should all want wisky
lol ^^sooooo much this. Uh, bye bye Indy.
IU is all set for indy just to sell Tix
This game is Ovah!!
we get by Sparty, I'm downright giddy about prospects tomorrow.
Seeing the jump-free-throw in action.
Given the amount of blue chip recruits he has, starting to wonder if Crean is not that great. I'm happy we have Thad.
Half court offense is very average
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.
So, this method can/will fail if Wisky can make their free throws.
Mr. Crean is pissed. Waaahhhhhhhhaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa!
Hey IU.......when was the last time you won the conference tourney?
I believe Christ was a corporal then. Oh wait, they never have....
Sully was so much more of a force than Zeller.
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.
very surprised on the rebounding by Wisky. Was good at both ends.
Tom Crean and Indiana have decided to still cut down the nets after this game...
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.
Looks like someone had a talk with him about postgame etiquette
Over under he makes it to his presser before half time of the buckeyes game.
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"
It would be a fun thread to have everyone guess what those 2 said to each other on that handshake/hug.
I hope I am not out of line by saying:
Sam Ponder, bangable. Bo Ryan, punchable.
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