Your March Madness Round of 32 Open Thread III

March 24, 2013 at 2:40p    by 11W Staff    
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THIS IS MADNESS

Three Big Ten teams in action for Sunday's first group – two of them favored. The league has fared well so far, so let's keep it going.

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12:15 PM #2 Ohio State vs #10 Iowa State CBS / NCAA.com South Dayton, OH OSU (-7)
2:45 PM #1 Indiana vs #9 Temple CBS / NCAA.com East Dayton, OH IND (-12)
5:15 PM #1 Kansas vs #8 N. Carolina CBS / NCAA.com South Kansas City, MO KAN (-6½)
6:10 PM #3 Florida vs #11 Minnesota TNT / NCAA.com South Austin, TX FLA (-8)

 


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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Some kid for Temple has 20 points with 3 minutes left in the first half. That's sort of noteworthy.

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AngryWoody's picture

Uh-oh Indy is in some trouble

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Nkohl13's picture

I love seeing upsets but I don't want Indiana to loose just because it would give Charles Barkley even more reason to bash the Big Ten and at this point I want an all Big Ten final four just so he can eat his words.

armybuckinva's picture

You know if just one BIG team loses that it proves his point?  That includes #11 seed Minnesota.

AngryWoody's picture

Damn Indy is still losing. Do you notice how quiet their fans are? The OSU fans put these guys to shame, and we're not even a "basketball school". BDFITL

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AngryWoody's picture

LOL. Guy literally reaches through the hoop and is all like "I didn't do anything!?"

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toad1204's picture

IU game is eerily similar to the game that preceded it.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

xFactor11's picture

Hopefully the underdog will win in this one though. I don't care if Charles will talk crap about the B1G. It'd put a smile on my face to see Tom Crean knocked out this early. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

Hulls is gutting this one out. Glad he could come back to play in the 2nd half. Having said that, LET'S GO TEMPLE!!!!!!!

AngryWoody's picture

Indy flops so much. one of their players are always on their ass

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AngryWoody's picture

This is really coming down to the wire. Time to get worried Hoosiers

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tennbuckeye19's picture

DO you think IU losing to Temple constitutes ruining their program? 
Temple's coaches better watch out.

AngryWoody's picture

Who's gonna step up and make a play?

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

We're 3 minutes away from bracket Armageddon. Have two #1 seeds ever lost before the Sweet Sixteen before?

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I swear Zeller gets every single call.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Except the call for setting up camp in the lane.
No one who has followed the Big Ten over the years can be surprised that the Hoosiers have only 4 fouls in this half.

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xFactor11's picture

This is the first time I've been able to see Khalif Wyatt play and that kid is one heck of a player.

AngryWoody's picture

Yeah, really impressive.

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rdubs's picture

Being a KU fan I saw what Wyatt can do earlier this year.  But I just think Indiana has too much and will pull this one out.  Especially with the foul trouble.

tennbuckeye19's picture

IU fans are so annoying...

rdubs's picture

Haha, they'd probably say the same about us though so to each their own.

tennbuckeye19's picture

having lived in lexington, ky and indianpolis, in, and now in SEC country near Nashville, I have experienced a wealth of annoying fan bases.

rdubs's picture

True, it does seem as if you are a bit of a connoisseur.  

rdubs's picture

Dumb not to foul there, stretch the game out.

AngryWoody's picture

Wow. Congrats to IU. Gotta give props to Temple and that Wyatt guy. They played a hell of a game.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Hard to win as a one-man team.
The key play was Watford's block (Temple would have been up 4 with 2 minutes left), and as much as I bitch about favoritism towards Indiana, that was a great defensive play.

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AngryWoody's picture

Aww I just looked it up and Khalif Wyatt is a senior.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

That game was a dog fight! Big shot by Oladipo. Congrats IU!
Man, I hate Tom Crean.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Well, seeing as we know the B1G from the regular season. IL and Minn is capable of pulling off the upsets. It just depends on what teams show up today. If the Minn team that beat IN and the IL team that curb stomped the Buckeyes and were on a streak earlier in the season do then they move onto the next round. 

rdubs's picture

KU turns the ball over too much to be a great team.

tennbuckeye19's picture

KU-UNC game = SLOPPY

osubuckeye4life's picture

I hope the rest of the games today are as close as the last two. However, it looks like UNC is locked in today.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The team shooting 5-29 is leading the team shooting 4-19.

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rdubs's picture

So why is that inadvertent hit not a flagrant foul but all the others are?

AJW_16's picture

The emphasis placed by refs on flagrant fouls this tourney has been ridiculous.

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AJW_16's picture

Have to imagine this one means a lot to Kansas fans b/c of Roy Williams.

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rdubs's picture

It does a bit, but they have beat him twice in the last 4 tourneys, so I think they are starting to move on.

AJW_16's picture

Yeah, and the 08 Nat'l Championship probably helped too.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Kansas is in big trouble. This has been a Georgetownian half...OK, that last basket helps.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

Gators have been shooting the lights out today. 

AJW_16's picture

Florida is way too much for the Gophs. Gators will be a tough out.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

Minn can't hit a shot to save their lives.
FL can't miss.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Minnesota is looking overwhelmed, they can play better than this.

 
AngryWoody's picture

And here comes the "SEC is 2-0 vs. B1G W R DA BEST" hillbillies.....

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AJW_16's picture

Just show em the highlights of UK losing to Robert Morris.

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AndyVance's picture

Tubby needs to get these boys to wake up and play ball. Gators are having their way with them...

AngryWoody's picture

I feel like Minny is just freaking out and jacking up 3s

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AJW_16's picture

Rockchalkers are on a tear.

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AndyVance's picture

I'm strangely conflicted about that game... On one hand, my bracket is so shredded that all upsets are welcome (aside from any involving us as the favorite, that is), but on the other hand given our history with Kansas it would make me feel better if they do well...

AJW_16's picture

Would definitely like to pay Kansas back in the National championship game. That would be sweet.

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AndyVance's picture

The Gophers are really sloppy ballhandlers, too.

AndyVance's picture

Turnovers and fouls are killing the Gophers. Sloppy, undisciplined basketball.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Gawd what happened to Carolina?

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This may be the worst half of the tournament for any team, including Akron. Just horrendous.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

They have just been horrible all season, and under-achieving last year with Barnes.

 

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rdubs's picture

Trey Burke might want to ask Nadir how to make those step back 3s.

AndyVance's picture

Minnesota is playing pretty poorly all things considered, but the officials have been pretty raw with them in the second half.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Minn is not giving up and playing hard in the second half.

AndyVance's picture

Pretty impressive how they're fighting back. Within 7 points after being down as much as 21... The stuff March is made of, really.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Seriously, I thought they were dead in the water after that first half. 
 
 
SDSU vs FLGC has the makings of a buzzer beater game.

AndyVance's picture

Saw the halftime score - we're rooting for the 15 seed at our house, 'cause why not?