Your March Madness Round of 32 Open Thread IV

March 24, 2013 at 7:05p    by 11W Staff    
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d1145fresh's picture

I can't wait to hear how the B1G is overrated because our 8th best team (Minnesota) is losing to the SEC's best team. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

SDSU vs FLGC has the makings of a buzzer beater game.
 
If Brandon Paul can go off they can.

VHX7's picture

The Gophers inching closer and closer. Still don't see them getting it done though.

wibuckeye's picture

Did they start chanting B-I-G in Dayton?

WIBUCKEYE

cplunk's picture

God I hope not.
leave that conference cheering BS to the great unwashed masses of the South, please.

BME_Buckeye's picture

For what? I would expect this from Gophers and Illini fans but not teams that have kicked ass this year!

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DetroitBuckeye's picture

That would be hilarious.

 
Seabass1974's picture

Let's think positive thoughts for poor Minnesota.

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

d1145fresh's picture

They are playing a lot better this half. Its going to be interesting considering the knock against Florida is that they crumble at the end of close games

AJW_16's picture

Come on Gophs, pull an Iowa State and drain a bunch of 3s to get back into it!

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

Seabass1974's picture

and in less time that it took me to type out my previous post the Gophers went into major suck mode.

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

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Goph-figure Minnesota would brick it's way out of the game.

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AJW_16's picture

Billy Donovan's widow peak has always kinda freaked me out.

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Jonnferrell's picture

RIP Minnesota

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

BME_Buckeye's picture

Cheer up gophers. You might have lost to Florida but at least they made history by going 41-0-0, undefeated in women's hockey making them back to back national champions. They did it in Minneapolis too. Congrads to the gophers. 

 

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d1145fresh's picture

The B1G is dominating winter sports. Wrestling was all B1G, Hockey and hopefully basketball. 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Penn State just won Wrestlemania, in IOWA claiming their third straight title in front of Iowa fans. Good for Penn State but I know Iowa fans are taking it to the chin finishing fourth for a school with a proud history in wrestling. Minnesota finished third and Ohio State got one individual national champion. If you add there three straight titles in wrestling to their four straight in volleyball Penn State has been doing very well. Hell, they had a chance to win another one but they couldn't beat Oregon in the final four.
Ohio State has fencing but I haven't seen the final point total to know if we are national champions but we were in four place last I check behind Notre Dame, Penn State and an Ivy League school. _ichigan might get their 12th national title in swimming and diving breaking the tie between Ohio State and Michigan for the most national titles in that sport. Lame, go SEC swimming schools... 
The Big Ten is very good an non-revenue sports. 
Note I didn't include Northwestern dominance in Women LAX with 7 titles or the title Indiana picked up in soccer to claim #8. Second behind SLU with ten titles. 

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DetroitBuckeye's picture

Minnesota is arguably the golden standard for hockey schools.

 
misterpants's picture

No doubt, they have a great hockey tradition. Believe it or not,  though, the school that shall not be named has four more hockey championships than Minnesota.

AJW_16's picture

Florida Gulf Coast is carving up Fisher and SDSU. What can you expect from a Michigan Man?

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RedStorm45's picture

Dammit FGCU!! I had SDSU lol

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armybuckinva's picture

Screw this guy.  The SEC couldn't carry the BIG sweaty jock when it comes to basketball.
#dumbassjustlikecharlesbarkley

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Yep, it amazed me that somebody could actually translate this to the sec being better.  Which some people on twitter other than this guy seem to think.

 
VHX7's picture

I'll give them the Wisconsin loss, but leave it to SEC fans to think that your champion beating Minnesota is impressive.

Hovenaut's picture

That would take an I.Q. above Forrest Gump level, of which most SEC fans do not reach.

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

SC Buckeye's picture

TBS just threw out this stat.  Sad thing is, they were too busy to realize that it was after Illinois lost, so BIG is actually 10-1 vs everyone else.  They were too busy riding the SEC wave to adjust their stats.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The last low seed I remember playing this far over their heads for this long in the tournament was Loyola Marymount. I think Steve Fisher remembers that team too.

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d1145fresh's picture

When does everyone start talking about how overrated the MWC was this year. Via SVP: 
Scott Van Pelt ‏@notthefakeSVP 6m
Am I really going to point out MWC is about to be out - losing to a 12,13,14 & 15?  Nah - let's just enjoy the ZFGU run. I'm all about happy

VHX7's picture

B-But... MUH RPI!

Bucks43201's picture

Thank you FGC

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

BME_Buckeye's picture

FGCU beats Florida mark my words 9:35 3/24/2013

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Miami's shoes= No Bueno

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Agreed (though I have had several pairs of running shoes that snot green color).

 

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I can deal with a few stripes or parts of the shoe in that color, but the whole shoe? Too bright. Illinios bench looks like they ran through a neon orange puddle.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

It is almost as if the soccer trend of wearing shoes that look nothing like your uniform is starting to work it's way into college and NBA basketball.

 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Flyin' Illini looking good so far...

 

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Bucks43201's picture

CBS with a big mistake by not showing the wife of the coach of FGC.
Way to drop the ball guys.

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VHX7's picture

Illinois is deadly if Griffey is hitting those 3's.

AMSS's picture

Maybe I have seen too many B1G games but are they calling a bunch of soft fouls on post defense in the tournament so far? Not that B1G officials are the gold standard(TV Ted Valentine & Ed Hightower come to mind) but they are fairly consistent throughout the game for the most part. 

VHX7's picture

I think most of them have been those little handcheck fouls that Big Ten refs tend to let slide. Totally agree though. Lot of random fouls called when guys are dribbling back to the basket, like that one on Griffey just now.

BuckeyeChief's picture

IDK but "the U" isn't impressing me much...

 

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osubuckeye4life's picture

La Salle vs Ole Miss has been quite a game!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

For you Reds fans, this Ill/Mia game features Griffey vs. Larkin

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BuckeyeChief's picture

??? Not related to Jr...

 

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I thought he was Jr's tall white adopted son?

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BuckeyeChief's picture

IDK...he does have an adopted son, don't think it's him though.

 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Why are you having me chase this down?

 

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Shoulda used my sarcasm font. I'm positive Tyler isn't related to Junior

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BuckeyeChief's picture

I know...I know. But he does have an adopted son.

 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Griffey III with another 3!

 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Charles Barkley is nuckin futs.

 

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

CHARLES BARKLEY WEARS PINK WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR

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jedkat's picture

I didn't know pink women wore special underwear?

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Ty Garland from La Salle looks an awful lot like Gervinho, the soccer player from Ivory Coast and plays for Arsenal. Have no idea how to insert pictures, but they might be the same guy

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Let's go La Salle!

 

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Jason Priestas's picture

Hope Groce and Illinois can win this one. Matta and his tree would be the coaches for 19% of the Sweet 16.

brandonbauer87's picture

LaSalle's coach is a very real kind of crazy

osubuckeye4life's picture

That would be pretty awesome! 

ih8rolltyde's picture

Go all underdogs and the Buckeyes.

Gotta love this tournament.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

Brandon Paul is ballin' tonight for IL!

tennbuckeye19's picture

If I was playing a drinking game and taking a drink every time they mentioned Marshall Henderson's name in this broadcast, I'd be hammered after the pre-game.

brandonbauer87's picture

Taking a shot every time he does would also leave you in a world of hurt. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

I want Marshal Henderson to go away.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Wish granted!

 

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Grateful

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brandonbauer87's picture

Hate to see that no-call on Henderson decide this game

Seabass1974's picture

So much for the SEC being good. The entire conference just lost.

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

tennbuckeye19's picture

Wow. LaSalle to the Sweet 16. 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

La Salle!

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Hahaha. Awesome La Salle. What a shot Garland.

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johnblairgobucks's picture

anyone else wondering if Garland is wearing a wig out there?

ih8rolltyde's picture

Dude, (or lady) (no hating) plz post a pic of Gervinho. I think they got the same wig.

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ih8rolltyde's picture

And now, after looking at the fact your name has John in it, my reply seems very stupid. My bad.

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johnblairgobucks's picture

No Biggie..... tossed a couple up votes your way, to counter someone's downvote.   I was happy to see your initial comment, because I wasn't sure of Garland's name.

d1145fresh's picture

He looks like the dude from Good Burger. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

So long Ole Miss!!!!!!!!!!!!

kr66osu's picture

[redacted because that was completely inappropriate, sorry I just despise that guy.]
I've never found any of his antics even remotely amusing including the auburn thing that started it all.
 

brandonbauer87's picture

Lasalle just f'd my bracket. Officially time to root for mayhem

tennbuckeye19's picture

Well Marshall Henderson, it was fun while it lasted...or not.

ih8rolltyde's picture

The Southwest Philly Floater. Awesome.

Come on Illynoying, Come on Creighton

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brandonbauer87's picture

Illinois have some fight in em. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nice hustle by Richardson! 

VHX7's picture

Even if Illinois doesn't win this, Illini fans have to be happy with the effort they're showing compared to how they played in the tourney under Weber.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

Now if they could stop bricking corner threes and shoot some free throws...

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Miami clearly doesn't care much for team defense.

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ih8rolltyde's picture

It's beyond me why the Ole Miss coach didn't use his last time out to get something better than a half-court prayer.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I agree, some coaches would call one, others wouldn't. Most coaches don't want to allow the defense to set up for the last play.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Yeah, there is that argument, but with 2.5 seconds it seems like you could set some staggered screens and get a semi-decent look.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I agree. If it was me and it's do or die, I'm calling the TO to get the best possible play set up.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Duke banks in a three at the buzzer at the half. I hate the Puke Blue Devils

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VHX7's picture

I'd love to see Izzo end his mini-losing streak against Duke with a blowout win next week though.

osubuckeye4life's picture

I wonder what Coach K will sacrifice at the half to seal a Duke victory?

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

A small effigy of Cherokee Parks holding hands with Trajan Langdon should suffice.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Toss in Laettner hugging Hurley and it's on.

brandonbauer87's picture

I think the last time I heard Trajan Langdon I was in 2nd grade. 

AMSS's picture

He would definitely sacrifice his soul if he hadn't done that already. How about his personality? No wait that's not worth anything. I don't know what he would have to sacrifice.
 

BuckeyeChief's picture

Terrible sequence by Illinois right there...

 

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osubuckeye4life's picture

Groce, fire up your troops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VHX7's picture

Let's see if Illinois can weather the storm.

BuckeyeChief's picture

The late night crowd on here is lively! I haven't been up this late for a game (outside of the NFL) for a while.

 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Just wait till Thursday, when there's a good chance the Bucks tip off at 9:30ish.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

I think this game for me at least, is going to be known as the "gaudy" sneaker game.

THE_JUICE's picture

Illinois has been shoved under the basket repeatedly with no call.  Miami throws in an unconvincing flop and gets the call right away.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Brandon is starting to heat up. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

HELLUVA GAME!

 

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rdubs's picture

Wholeheartedly cheering for Illinois here.  Brackets be damned.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Agreed!

 

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VHX7's picture

My god these games today have been amazing.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Come on Groce's boys you can do this!!!!!!!!!!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

So is Barkley going to give us another lecture on "spurtability" now that it's the "less talented" team that's spurting?

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rdubs's picture

I like Brandon Paul a lot (when he isn't doing this to OSU).

osubuckeye4life's picture

Paul just took two U players to school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

toad1204's picture

Odds Barkely eats crow? 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

VHX7's picture

Miami clearly didn't respect just how good Brandon Paul is.

wside buck's picture

Brandon Paul giving miami the business!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

This must feel really great for Illinois fans, a once proud program returning to glory.  Also, I think that Brandon Paul will be an incredible pro.

brandonbauer87's picture

I was just thinking the same about Paul. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Not a smart foul by the U.

rdubs's picture

No Illinois offense at all these last two possessions.  Got bailed about by a dumb big man foul.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

It's a pattern you see a lot--a team works hard to wipe out a lead, and then stops doing what got them back in the game. 
 
Getting away from them now.

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rdubs's picture

So that's what Trey Burke was trying to do against us.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Come on Illini

 

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VHX7's picture

Damn Larkin! Great play.

d1145fresh's picture

Now that is a bad officiating call that could cost a team a game

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I wonder if Barkley will say that call was the reason the Illini lost

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toad1204's picture

"Nope that was a good call." Sir Charles

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

mitchjacobsen01's picture

Why is that not reviewable?

d1145fresh's picture

I have never understood why college basketball doesn't allow review of out of bounds in the final two minutes. Of all the other things they review that would be the most obvious

rdubs's picture

And yet they'll review whether to put .2 back on the clock after it went out of bounds on that play.

Seabass1974's picture

Wow, refs jacked this Illinois team.

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

Poison nuts's picture

BAD!!!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

captain obvious's picture

lets see  what fatboy says about that missed call

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

brandonbauer87's picture

He'll say it's a tough break and a 50/50 call. 

captain obvious's picture

swoope looks like a linebacker

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

You gotta foul the big guy wtf Illinois?

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d1145fresh's picture

Have to credit Miami for hitting their free throws 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Miami made the shot to take the lead, made the free throws that iced it. Credit where it's due.

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Seabass1974's picture

Illinois will win this.

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

Nick's picture

Feel bad for Illinois they coulda won

brandonbauer87's picture

That call had a major impact on this final outcome. Just awful. 

Poison nuts's picture

Yes it did.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Damn, they blew it, but helluva effort.

 

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Dammit

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Seabass1974's picture

No outrage to be seen anywhere over an actual bad call. It's like it never happened.

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

d1145fresh's picture

Small Sidenote-- The B1G's 7th best team went down to the wire against the ACC's number 1 team. Obviously overrated

VHX7's picture

Especially considering how FANTASTIC Illinois was playing down the stretch in the Big Ten.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Why the hell is Larkin's mouth so red?

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

At halftime to fire up the team, Larkin bit the head off of a pigeon.

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Bucks43201's picture

Tranny lipstick...or halftime refreshments were not orange slices, but instead cherry popsicles.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

mitchjacobsen01's picture

Already moved on.  Now let's see some of Dook's best players foul out and make this really interesting.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I thought Illinois played good for that last stretch until the out of bounds call killed the momentum. Miami capitalized on the mistakes and made the shots down the stretch though, so they deserved to win.

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BME_Buckeye's picture

 
 
Hey Buckeyes, 
If Miami ever wins a title we can look back at this game and say they got a call to go their way to allow them to win the game. Make sure you hang it over their head for years to come.
Yours Truly,
Jim Tressel

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

 

Bucks43201's picture

In regards to his mouth, Shane Larkin looks like a little kid who just ate a cherry popsicle.

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brandonbauer87's picture

It's hard not to like that Larkin kid. Barry and wife did a great job. 

VHX7's picture

The kid is clutch and seems humble. Even though it is Duh U, I think they're a pretty likeable team.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Larkin for Miami either needs to:
spread some fertilizer on that attempt of a mustache/goatee
change his name to Peach Fuzz
or
shave in the name of all things decent

Bucks43201's picture

Larkin is very clutch.

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Yeah he hit .353 in the 1990 World Series too. But that Billy Hatcher was REALLY clutch!

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Barkley is trying to back track on calling the B1G overrated...

 

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brandonbauer87's picture

It pains me to watch these shows. And I feel bad for EJ. I think he was really good before they put him with the sideshow. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

kenny smith isn't too bad.

 

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Bucks43201's picture

Selective media outrage!
Where is the whining by Sir Chuck about the blown call late in the Miami/Illinois game?!? It was sooo much worse than the Craft charge take.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

I also like the big deal everyone is making over FLA having 3 teams in the Sweet 16; didn't Ohio have 4 last year?

 

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SC Buckeye's picture

Sir Fatass is being called out for calling the BIG overrated - he backpedaled quickly.  Most exercise he ever got...

Bucks43201's picture

Gotta love Chuck's reaction to being called out by Ernie: "I bet you've never been in a fight before Ernie."
Nice. Very professional and mature way of changing the subject, Chuck.

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I bet you never threw a guy through a plate glass window, or WORE PINK WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR

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Bucks43201's picture

LOL

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Bucks43201's picture

Seth Curry's mom > A.J. McCarron's mom!

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Seabass1974's picture

Groce is a class act. They just asked about the bad call and he just gave props to the refs for being so great. Amazing.

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

xrox's picture

I'm glad Groce is here to balance out the sleaze coaches.
Thad, Izzo, and Groce vs. Crean, Beilein, and Ryan.
Tubby Smith is cool, too.

BuckeyeChief's picture

yep. Tubby was in a no win situation in Kentucky; I really hated the way they treated his son there when he was the PG.

 

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