Your March Madness Thursday Open Thread II

By 11W Staff on March 21, 2013 at 2:40p
120 Comments
AND WE'RE OFF

How's your bracket? 

Our first chance to scout Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed in Ohio State's West Region, comes at 4:10 p.m. The Zags are heavy favorites over Southern, so take the game for what it is.

TIPOFF Game TV / Internet Region Location Favorite
2:45 PM #6 Memphis vs #11 St. Mary's CBS / NCAA.com Midwest Auburn Hills, MI MEM (-1)
3:10 PM #3 Marquette vs #14 Davidson truTV / NCAA.com East Lexington, KY MAR (-3½)
4:10 PM #1 Gonzaga vs #16 Southern TBS / NCAA.com West Salt Lake City, UT GON (-22)
4:40 PM #5 Oklahoma St vs #12 Oregon TNT / NCAA.com Midwest San Jose, CA OKST (-2)
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BME_Buckeye's picture

Too many games. Can't keep up with all the threads. Ugg! No upset in this open thread everyone wins who is seeded high.  

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

 

tennbuckeye19's picture

I don't know if they'll win, but I think St. Mary's can put up a fight with Memphis.

dancorona5's picture

as of now im 2 for 2...but im sure almost everyone else is too...but it certainly feels good to be perfect so far

RedStorm45's picture

2point3.org is confusing as hell.

Ethos's picture

My one coin thread i'm 1-1, mine i'm 1-1, and my other coin flip i'm 2-0.  So far Maryland Quarter is winning.

"What do you need water for, Sunshine?!" - Coach Coombs, if you don't love this man, you have no soul.

hodge's picture

I'm liking Oregon over Oklahoma St. today.

William's picture

Yep. Don't know how Oregon was given a 12 seed.

osubuckeye4life's picture

 
Agreed Oregon was very underseeded. 

RedStorm45's picture

Upset brewing, Marquette can't score.

Yenots11's picture

Man, i sure hope Marquette picks it up. They are about to burn me in my 11W bracket. I was sweating Butler in my work bracket earlier. I don't have Pitt getting past Zaga in any bracket so i'm not worried about that one.

Go Bucks!! 

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam!"

Unky Buck's picture

That game is still early. I'd be more concerned after halftime if they're still shooting this poorly.

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Unky Buck's picture

I didn't even realized we had a new thread. I need to stay current with the open threads.

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ih8rolltyde's picture

Can anyone tell me what time our potential game Sunday will be?

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Unky Buck's picture

Either Notre Dame or Iowa St.

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RedStorm45's picture

Is Jamie Dixon overrated or is he overrated?

William's picture

Overrated. Pitt always is. Hell the Big East in general always is. 

IBleedSandG's picture

I think its a wrap for 'ol Pitt.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

ih8rolltyde's picture

I'm asking ab the time Unky, tho I appreciate the effort

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

FROMTHE18's picture

Jay Bilas talked about how underrated Pitt is...he is slowly becoming a Mark May of college basketball

tennbuckeye19's picture

Pitt fools a lot of people every year it seems. The difference between May and Bilas is that Bilas actually likes OSU. He has them in his Final Four. 

CALPOPPY's picture

Look out! I haven't lost a single game yet. I'm winning the pool!!!
 
What's that? There's only been two games? But... I'm still winning, right? I'm somebody!!!

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

captain obvious's picture

Anyone else dealing with every NCAA channel freezing after a few minutes on direct TV?
Its not the weather its sunny here in south Florida.

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

Unky Buck's picture

I'm getting some lags on the internet. Not sure if they're related in anyway, but I've noticed some interruptions here and there. But I also can't complain since I can watch this on my computer (on 2 screens even) at my office.

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Yamosu's picture

Damn you Wichita state.  Another year, another imperfect bracket.

RedStorm45's picture

Why oh why did I buy into the Pittsburgh hype??

dancorona5's picture

you're not alone...every year i think to myself "this is the year they go far" and every year i'm wrong. the sad thing is, the one year i have them lose early will be the year they screw me over and actually go far

Jason Priestas's picture

The good news is that it should only hurt you for one game... unless you had them beating the Zags.

Unky Buck's picture

Could be in trouble in the 11W poll. Already have 2 losses...2-2. But I am 4-0 in another. It's early, but what is more important...$800 for winning a poll or Sullinger's signed bball and bragging rights on 11W? I'm going with the former but the latter is still pretty sweet.

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LadyBuck's picture

Oregon is my upset pick, but Davidson is doing an excellent job at the half against Marquette. Plus, who doesn't want the Jack Rabbits to pull a monumental upset?

Yamosu's picture

The good news is win or loose, I am watching games at twin peaks drinking a beer and not in the office.

LadyBuck's picture

That does sound good.

Dougger's picture

why do they keep pushing back this gonzaga game

I like football

Unky Buck's picture

Likely because the previous game took longer to finish. There's like a 20-30 minute gap from when the previous game ends and when the next game can begin. It looks like it's about to get underway though.

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Dougger's picture

dellavadova = poor man's aaron craft

I like football

LadyBuck's picture

Which game is that?

Dougger's picture

st marys

I like football

tennbuckeye19's picture

Or Australian man's Aaron Craft.

Yamosu's picture

Lets go oregon, gonzaga, Memphis and Marquette!

Dougger's picture

time to be a hero st marys!

I like football

William's picture

That Memphis-St. Marys game was crazy
 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Well, there goes my upset.  Damn and it was so close too.

 
Jack Fu's picture

Ugh,Dellavadovadavellovalederp. Was rooting for you there.

Ohio1St81's picture

I have now heard them refer to Memphis as Miami, St. Mary's as St. Louis, and South Dakota State as South Dakota. I realize there are a lot of teams but get your head in the game, guys. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Wow, Memphis nearly choked that one away.  Still perfect so far.

Class of 2010.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Anybody have Southern upsetting Gonzaga?

Kevbo714's picture

Negatron... But Southern looks good early

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

dancorona5's picture

Southern making things fun

dancorona5's picture

MSU shouldnt have much trouble with Memphis, especially with how bad they shoot free throws

Jack Fu's picture

I say this without a hint of irony, trolling, sarcasm, or anything: if a 16 (Southern) beats a 1 (Gonzaga) this year, I will probably jizz in my pants. Fact of life. Come on, Jaguars.

Kevbo714's picture

I totally hold a grudge against teams that wreck my bracket...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

tennbuckeye19's picture

Who's got Davidson over Marquette besides me?

Jack Fu's picture

Not me, but it sounds good! I root for any upset as long as it doesn't hurt the Buckeyes.

Dougger's picture

i do - do we have it for the same reason? do you have a friend who's a marquette alum and thinks dwyane wade and buzz are god's gift to mankind? and you chose davidson just to spite him?

I like football

tennbuckeye19's picture

Well no, but I picked it from seeing Marquette play several games this year and being less than impressed. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

Southern is giving Gonzaga a game in this 1st half. I love it.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The Gonzaga game officially has my interest now.

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

RedStorm45's picture

Since when is Oregon the Fighting Ducks?

Yenots11's picture

Oregon might help me a little, but i'll have to hit some others or Marquette is about to torch my chance at a Sully basketball. Too early in the tourney to say that though perhaps.

Go Bucks!! 

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam!"

Dougger's picture

why marquette?? WHY?!?!?!

I like football

William's picture

Marquette is going to win this game. 

Unky Buck's picture

That's what I'm talking about, Marquette! I got home just in time to watch the end of this game!

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tennbuckeye19's picture

That's what I call Madness.

Basso Profondo's picture

NO!!!!! I had Davidson winning... This would have separated me from the pack... Fate is cruel...  Way to lead me on for an entire game and then take it away from me last second. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Marquette played about as clutch a last 90 seconds as you'll see. All those 3s and just one big Davidson mistake was all it took.
Does Buzz Williams ever get called for technicals for wandering onto the court? That's annoying as hell.

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

tennbuckeye19's picture

Dang. Marquette had shot 1-12 from 3 point range till the end and hit their last 3.
That long pass that went out of bounds for Davidson was a killer.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Part of me (all) loves it when the under dogs lose. I know everyone loves the whole madness thing but when a team plays a better opponent so hard and falls short...I'm sorry but for my money its just one of my favorite sports feelings.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Southern is a matchup nightmare for the 'Zags. Super athletic, with size to matchup down low. we will see if Southern can make enough shots to pull it off.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

RedStorm45's picture

Gonzaga looks like garbage.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Not impressed with Gonzaga so far.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BrewstersMillions's picture

Southern gives 0 fu**s right now that its playing a 1 seed.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

RedStorm45's picture

Hit a damn shot Jaguars!
This Olynyk idiot should be on those hated players lists, no?

LadyBuck's picture

Well, last I looked, Gonzaga is pretty close to Southern right now. I want the Zags to go far in my bracket, but man, the upset is so tempting.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Settle down Gonzaga....its a 16 seed your playing in a virtual home game and you have to pump the crowd up?

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

RedStorm45's picture

It's a big game lmao   Shouldn't they be upset its this close?

RedStorm45's picture

Southern has like 9 threes and just 6 from inside the arc.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Gonzaga showing why they're the weakest #1 seed.

Class of 2010.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Gonzaga would be getting housed right now if it wasn't for Olynyk.

Class of 2010.

Jason Priestas's picture

Southern won't go away. Within two with five to play.

RedStorm45's picture

Once again, Gonzaga struggling in the Big Dance, and it's not even tough competition.

RedStorm45's picture

Call your friends.

LadyBuck's picture

Am I the only one rooting for southern hard core?

Dr. House's picture

it's always a bad thing when the crowd turns on you gonzaga

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

One of these times where brackets be damned, we want to see history!

Class of 2010.

RedStorm45's picture

Gonzaga dominating the offensive glass.  But it doesn't matter right now.

hodge's picture

Jesus.  This 'zags game is rediculous.

RedStorm45's picture

These refs have been spotty.  Probably a big ten crew.

Kevbo714's picture

Agreed... A lot of calls are questionable

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Kevbo714's picture

Let's go Southern... This possession is huge

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Dr. House's picture

huge call right there

William's picture

Southern's entire team is like Costanza, they're a bunch of chuckers. This is great. 

Kevbo714's picture

I didn't want that 3 to fall :/

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

RedStorm45's picture

I really hate Gonzaga right now.  They're acting like Cinderella when they're the 1 seed.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That 3 had no business falling. 

Class of 2010.

BUCKfutter's picture

i wish swisherbuck didnt have the banhammer so we could rub this game in his face

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

William's picture

This is terrible. Why shoot a 3? Olynyk has 4 fouls...

BUCKfutter's picture

our guards are going to eat gonzaga's alive. but they won't get past wisconsin, if they are fortunate enough to get past wichita in the next round

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

RedStorm45's picture

Wow what a terrible no call.

William's picture

Well... That was a foul..

BUCKfutter's picture

what a crock. go shockers

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

William's picture

This Gonzaga team is not worthy of a 1 seed. 

Kevbo714's picture

Darn... It would have been nice to witness history there

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Well, if nothing else, this game reinforces my belief that Gonzaga will probably not make it to a potential rematch with the Buckeyes.

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

MediBuck's picture

Damnit. Hate that the refs missed that last foul. Would have been huge cutting it down to a 2-point lead with over 40 sec left and fouling for a chance to make it 3 or less.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

BrewstersMillions's picture

Ohio State would break Gonzaga over its knee....

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

William's picture

Outside of Olynyk, who is far better than Williams, no one on Gonzaga's team, Harris and Pangos included, are even close to being on the same level as their counterparts on OSU's squad. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

<---- not impressed with Gonzaga. I will be shocked if they make it past the Sweet 16.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

osubuckeye4life's picture

St Mary's came very close to upset Memphis.
Davidson had a ton of heart. What a second half!
St Mary's and Pitt ruined my perfect bracket.
Gonz looked horrible.

John Deere U is looking like a good upset pick. However, I felt they were very underseeded anyways.

BUCKfutter's picture

also, one of gonzaga's "quality wins" just lost to a 12 seed.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

William's picture

In all fairness Oregon should've been much higher than 12 seed. 

BUCKfutter's picture

you're very right. it's still funny though

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Still perfect in the bracket! It's rare I even get to the end of the first half of the first day and have that still be the case.

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

osubuckeye4life's picture

I remember years ago my Thursday was perfect and my Friday went down in flames.
FUCK YOU CUSE!!!!!!!

LadyBuck's picture

God, my bracket is in shambles, so I don't care what happens.
Louisville: Hey, Gonzaga, this is how you beat your first round team.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

The Zags barely survive.  I'm liking the Buckeyes chances to get to the Final Four!

WiliestBuckeye's picture

You know, looking at our bracket, you would be hard pressed to dream up an easier path to the final four for us as a 2 while still keeping things even remotely balanced across the board. Btw Gonzaga is terrible.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."