Your March Madness Friday Open Thread I

By 11W Staff on March 22, 2013 at 12:00p
127 Comments
READY TO DO IT AGAIN?

Ready to do it all over again? While yesterday's games largely failed to deliver on the excitement, Marquette's winner was nice and Harvard saved the best for last, upsetting New Mexico to make Ohio State's path a little easier.

Duke gets things started today against Albany. It shouldn't be a close game, but Lehigh and all. Wisconsin's pace and defense facing Marshall Henderson should be a real treat and the NC State-Temple game should be close. Miami closes the first group against Pacific and that 13-point line looks too small.

TIPOFF Game TV / Internet Region Location Favorite
12:15 PM #2 Duke vs #15 Albany CBS / NCAA.com Midwest Philadelphia, PA DUKE (-19)
12:40 PM #5 Wisconsin vs #12 Ole Miss truTV / NCAA.com West Kansas City, MO WISC (-6½)
1:40 PM #8 NC State vs #9 Temple TBS / NCAA.com East Dayton, OH NCST (-4½)
2:10 PM #2 Miami vs #15 Pacific TNT / NCAA.com East Austin, TX MIA (-13)
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NeARBuckeye's picture

I don't care enough about my bracket to not hope that Duke loses.

buckguyfan1's picture

I hope the Badgers and Ole Miss game ends up a tie, then Bo Ryan and Marshall Henderson can have a contest to see which can be a bigger ASS to decide the game...

osubuckeye4life's picture

Bo Ryan, no contest he has about 45 years more of being an ASS. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

We should write a movie script based on Bo Ryan and Marshall Henderson.
The premise: Henderson gets in trouble for writing checks his ass can't cash. Instead of sending him to jail, the authorities sentence him to a three month "scared straight" program, under the supervision of Bo Ryan.
At the end of the movie, Henderson learns from Bo that his 0.350 shooting percentage is nothing to clown about, while Bo learns to lighten up and put a little swerve in his step.

Unky Buck's picture

Greenlight this now...

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BUCKfutter's picture

as mundane as yesterday was, minus marquette and harvard...i have a feeling today is going to be insane. let it begin :D

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

Run_Fido_Run's picture

So, there's like a 10 second delay between the live games (and CBS telecasts) and the ncaa.com live streams. I don't know if that's a technical or a legal thing (perhaps, once CBS broadcasts the event, it becomes the property of the NCAA, who can then rebroadcast the same content 10 seconds later?).
Anyway, it creates a problem when the real-time scoreboard above the video stream is updated following a made basket, etc., before the video streams, thus ruining the suspense.
Yesterday, I was waiting for the last two seconds of the St. Mary's v. Memphis game, with St. Mary's down two points with a chance to tie or when the game on an upcoming in-bounds play, when I looked up at the scoreboard and it gave the final score.

Unky Buck's picture

I noticed that too, but they were posting "Final" under the score and still updating the score as the game continued on the stream. It's like they were calling games done when they weren't actually done. They did it with a couple of the early blow outs too.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Jim Jackson's son is turning into a ballplayer.

Dr. House's picture

like father like son

argyle182021's picture

I'm sure he'll continue to grow and improve, but his 2-10 shooting performance today (thus far) has not been pretty.  But to be fair, 15-59 (25%) as a team is embarrassing.

Buckeye1996's picture

hardly any people watching Ole Miss and Wisky. The stadium is virtually empty...lol.

LouGroza's picture

Seems like the officials are letting them play and eating their whistles for the most part in the tournament. That will bode well for OSU if it plays out that way vs. Iona.

Dr. House's picture

hopes for today duke and iu lose that is all.

Buckeye1996's picture

Ole Miss not guarding the three that well early on although wisky is missing them. If Ole Miss keeps doing this, wisky will light them up eventually.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I agree. Wisc has uncharacteristically turned it over 3 times already and is shooting 1-4 on threes (which were all wide open) and yet Wisc is up 4-2. Ole Miss takes bad shots and is sloppy on defense. Not going to get it done against Wisc. I don't care if Ole Miss has a little better athleticism.

dubjayfootball90's picture

this fighting badger game is painfully slow, i hate their style of play

okiebuck's picture

Go Badgers; spank that big mouth punk Henderson and Ole Miss!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

GABuckeye's picture

Sam Dekker could play on my team any day.  I like his hustle and he can play offense.

Derek Young's picture

I got Wisconsin, Duke, Miami, and NC State in the 4 games. But I only was correct 9/16 times yesterday. Luckily, I only lost one Sweet 16 team, in New Mexico, who just so happened to be in my Final Four as well. 

I picked Duke to lose in 2nd round to Creighton. Not sure why but I haven't been impressed by them much this season, even with the return of Ryan Kelly.

I think it is my lack of any sort of confidence in poing guard Quinn Cook. 

RedStorm45's picture

NM to Atlanta? Lol

grcunning's picture

You picked New Mexico to beat OSU?

okiebuck's picture

Big turnout in K.C.; jeez.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

dubjayfootball90's picture

I also hate brusewitz with a passion

Derek Young's picture

Death. Taxes. And Duke players flopping. 

Buckeye1996's picture

wisky 3 of 16 and only down 4...hmmm....

Buckeye1996's picture

Ole Miss starting to get wisconsined.

hodge's picture

Ryan's boys need to stop badgering opponents so much.

BUCKfutter's picture

or ole miss' bubble will brust

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

BUCKfutter's picture

how on god's green earth does Dekker not start for wisconsin

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

Powers's picture

Please tell me someone just saw Bo's face after he called that timeout. Must have screen shot of that. Definition of a Vampire

Buckeye1996's picture

Bo with his classic classy interview. All personality.

Breakawayspeed's picture

Blow Ryan has all the facial features of a lizard, snake or similar reptile.  All he needs is a split tongue to dart in and out of his mouth.
That is all.....
 

Breakawayspeed's picture

Three point blank misses at the rim for Ole Miss

Unky Buck's picture

NC State needs to step up their game!

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Breakawayspeed's picture

Agree.  Its a winnable game if they do.

Earle's picture

I find myself mesmerized by your multiple comments with the babies all smoking in unison.

Italics are for emphasis; an ellipsis represents an unfinished thought.

Breakawayspeed's picture

Nice cross body block were this football

okiebuck's picture

If UW's big ugly's start warming up it watch out!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

RedStorm45's picture

Marshall Henderson sucks.

hodge's picture

I feel grosser rooting for Wisconsin than I do for Michigan...I'm going to need a shower after this game.

okiebuck's picture

They don't play defense in the SEC so he can't handle being played belly button to belly button.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

No way Hodge; nothing is as slimy as Meatchicken...

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

hodge's picture

I guess I just begrudgingly kinda respect Michigan, they're like our foil.  I feel the same way toward Wisconsin as I think a lot of UM fans feel about MSU; no respect, just outright bile.

William's picture

This. Although with a respectable guy taking over Wisconsin's football program, I find it harder to view them as degenerate. 

hodge's picture

I know, right?  We need to adopt a new coach to loathe.  Damn, why can't Crean coach football, too?

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Henderson is learning what happens to cocky guards when they play tough B1G defenses...
 
Momo Jones is next...

BME_Buckeye's picture

Pick and pop. Here comes Hendersen and his antics. Now is not the time for Wisconsin to go on a drought. 

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

 

okiebuck's picture

In the other game; the Coach K factor is working on the refs; some really lame calls against Albany.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

dubjayfootball90's picture

Anyone got links to watch the games online? I did the march madness live link above that was provided, started watching it yesterday, and just got the feed cut out and said that my '4 hour window' has expired....
I went to CBS to watch live, but that just put me back to march madness live. any other links I can try?

William's picture

Just use another browser. If that doesn't work, use First Row. 

okiebuck's picture

JJ's kid out of control bad

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

William's picture

Traevon Jackson is starting to chuck it.

William's picture

Wisconsin pulling a Wisconsin. They'll either lose in the 1st round, or make the Elite 8. 

hodge's picture

I'm counting on the latter.

The TresselMeyer's picture

I'd bet on the former at the moment. Yikes this is an ugly one. We'll see what happens, I'm actually hoping (somehow) that Wiscy can make something happen here and walk away with a W.

Brady Hoke's reaction to the Urban Meyer hire: "Not good."

BME_Buckeye's picture

What is Jimmy son doing out there. He's shot 4 horrible shots and isn't getting the ball to others. Throw in the fact that Ole Miss is running man and Wisconsin isn't getting the ball to Evans and its about to be over. 

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

 

Grayskullsession's picture

What is the Wisconsin form of "Sparty, No!" is it "Bucky, No!"?

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Breakawayspeed's picture

Not even pretending to do any work this afternoon......Its good to be the King boss.

Buckeye1996's picture

Ole miss horrible at the line.

okiebuck's picture

Wiskey could throw it in the ocean.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

The TresselMeyer's picture

Wiscy's getting the crap end of the officiating in this one.
Their offense also resembles a middle school girls game, to be fair.

Brady Hoke's reaction to the Urban Meyer hire: "Not good."

okiebuck's picture

Couldn't

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

William's picture

Wisconsin is terribad right now. 

William's picture

Traevon Jackson needs to take a seat on the bench. 

Breakawayspeed's picture

Wisky's gonna blow my bracket up a little but I still cant bring myself to pull for them.  Die Badgers DIE!

Buckeye1996's picture

Wisky and Ole Miss is just a horrible game to watch.

LadyBuck's picture

Wisconsin has been very unbadger like in these past few minutes. It's quite ugly, really.

Grayskullsession's picture

What the hell Wisky. You decide to beat IU during the season and crumble in the NCAA tourney right on cue. Why do I always pick you?!??!

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

argyle182021's picture

To be fair, they had won their first round games the last six tournaments.

William's picture

Joe Dirt is starting to make it rain. Good job Bucky..

d1145fresh's picture

At least if this keeps up I might get my wish in seeing Marshall Henderson punch Bo Ryan in the face. 

Danify's picture

I don't know what it is about Henderson ... I just want to punch him over and over again. Weird...

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Can I delete my earlier post about Henderson... ever since I posted it, he's been dropping bombs on the Badgers...

okiebuck's picture

Live by the three......die by the three; old adage holds true yet again

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Powers's picture

There's our B1G Coach of the Year...

Sgt. Elias's picture

Wisco shitting the bed with gusto...

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

LadyBuck's picture

My bracket is in shambles anyway, so LET'S GO KState! I had you beating Wisky.

Unky Buck's picture

Good riddance, Wisky, you good for nothing sacks of $&!#

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Ugh, Wisconsin lays waste to my bracket. I guess I'll have to DEAL WITH IT!
Barkley is gloating up a storm on CBS right now. All it took was one B1G favorite losing.

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

jeremytwoface's picture

Be careful refs.....

LadyBuck's picture

In other news, Miami is up 21-7 already.

kr66osu's picture

the west region kills my bracket every single year

Grayskullsession's picture

Seriously Wisky Y U NO GOOD IN TOURNEY?!?!?!?

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

AJW_16's picture

Wow, Wisco is ice cold. Gotta stop shooting 3s.

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

JakeBuckeye's picture

LOLOL Wisconsin. To be a three-point shooting team you have to be able to make three's! Nahnahnahnah, hey, hey, hey, goodbye Bo Ryan.

okiebuck's picture

Worst shooting performance by Wisconsin in probably 5 years; 30% or less.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

NapervilleBuck's picture

Way to represent buzzcuts

JPBucks3's picture

Knew I shoulda picked ole miss in my bracket!!

dubjayfootball90's picture

haha, not even mad i got another elite 8 team out. Wiscy, terrible showing, haha

d1145fresh's picture

If Wisco shoots 26% I would be they lose every time. Could not make a bucket in the second half. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Well this is really good for TOSU but my bracket took a big hit.  I have never seen so many bricks.

 
okiebuck's picture

Time for the Illini and Gophers to pull one out of their butts.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Bucking Fadgers

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Kennedy is a Huggins disciple, and coaches in the SEC. So, the percent chance of him being corrupt are what, 99.99%?

hodge's picture

And with that, here's the state of 75% of 11W's brackets:

dancorona5's picture

i weirdly have K State playing OSU in the elite eight haha

BUCKfutter's picture

wisconsin terri-awful

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

jeremytwoface's picture

West just keeps getting weaker and weaker and weaker and......
 
I just became a big Witchita State and LaSalle fan.

captain obvious's picture

Goodbye mr. miserable. Beaten by the antibadger Marshall Mathers Henderson

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

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Although I root for B1G teams... I actually picked Ole Miss...
 
and it never sucks seeing Bo Ryan lose...

jeremytwoface's picture

Oh man I would love to see Craft match up against Henderson...

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Also, imo this increases our chances of playing Gonzaga in the elite eight, I don't see any team left in the west that can either beat the 'Zags or us.

 
Dean's picture

Knock on wood...

Run_Fido_Run's picture

What a pathetic performance by Wisconsin. Not sure which was worse - Wisconsin's effort against Ole Miss or Pitt's yesterday.

TheShookster's picture

Have you guys ever seen the deleted scenes from Space Jam? There's one where the Monstars steal Charles Barkley's ability to speak the english language.
I can't watch the games right now but Twitter seems to be abuzz with Mr. Mountain West Charles bashing on the Big Ten.

VHX7's picture

As if I didn't have enough reasons to hate Wisconsin. Bracket officially busted.

dja.ohio's picture

Thanks for nothing Wisconsin.
NC State - guard the 3, dude is shooting wide open jumpers.

Unky Buck's picture

Doesn't kill me in my money poll. Had them in the Sweet 16, but that's not a killer. Although it's been upset city in the West bracket where the Midwest, which was supposed to be the hardest, I've hit every pick so far...

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KBonay's picture

I know there has been a lot of discussion about Trey Burke, but I would take Larkin over him anyday.

buckeye4life050233's picture

way to go B1G 10 coach of the year........such a sham

Kurt's picture

Any chance Arkansas is looking for a head basketball coach?

Breakawayspeed's picture

Rooting for the Creighton Creations now.

Dean's picture

And THAT's why you always pick Wisconsin to lose in the first round.

--J. Walter Weatherman

argyle182021's picture

Lasalle up 15 midway through the first half with K-State.  This West bracket is wild.  Hoping the Bucks TCB

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Typical Wisconsin.  I knew putting them in the Sweet 16 was a reach, but I did it anyway...f me. 

Class of 2010.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Down goes the fighting Bruce Webers! 

okiebuck's picture

Go Illini!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Buckeye The Science Guy's picture

Wisconsin busted me. Thank goodness the leader in my pool have them going to the final four.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Groce and IL getting it done!