Your March Madness Friday Open Thread II

By 11W Staff on March 22, 2013 at 2:43p
56 Comments
READY TO DO IT AGAIN?

Hopefully you took some time to grab a bite to eat at your desk/couch/bed with four flat screens affixed to your ceiling because the second group of games should be good (well, aside from the IU/JMU affair).

Little brother of the hardcourt tips with No. 7 Creighton in a game we'll probably end up pulling for the Bearcats in – state solidarity and all. Kansas State-La Salle is up next and then the aforementioned Indiana game, which should feature a half dozen Victor Oladipo dunks, even if he knows nothing of US history. Finally, Illinois tips against Colorado in what should be an excellent game.

TIPOFF Game TV / Internet Region Location Favorite
2:45 PM #7 Creighton vs #10 Cincinnati CBS / NCAA.com Midwest Philadelphia, PA CREI (-3½)
3:10 PM #4 Kansas State vs #13 La Salle truTV / NCAA.com West Kansas City, MO KST (-6)
4:10 PM #1 Indiana vs #16 JMU TBS / NCAA.com East Dayton, OH IU (-21½)
4:40 PM #7 Illinois vs #10 Colorado TNT / NCAA.com East Austin, TX ILL (-1)
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Unky Buck's picture

Alright, to keep sane, I will need KSU, Indiana, Creighton, and Illinois to not get upset!

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Breakawayspeed's picture

Right with you except I have Colorado over The Fighting Anoys

Unky Buck's picture

Alright, my live pass has expired. I just need to make it an hour and a half...

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Scenes from the 11W "campus" on bracket buster Friday:

 

dancorona5's picture

come on Kansas State!!!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Good game between Temple and NC State. Going down to the wire, it looks.

Buckeye1996's picture

Kansas State getting shredded!

Unky Buck's picture

What is wrong with the upper seeds in this West bracket? I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come...

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AngryWoody's picture

LA Salle is whooping K-state. The A-10 is for real this year.

Our Honor Defend!

ArTbkward's picture

So apparently the West is the region that screws all the brackets this year.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

Dougger's picture

with the way things are going im gonna say there's a 50% chance we see marshall henderson in the elite 8. higher seeds are getting shalacked,
disclaimer: i completely made up that number, simply because this is madness

I like football

Buckeye1996's picture

Bucks better bring the A game right at the whistle.

droessl's picture

La Salle is letting their Soul Glow all over Kansas State

Unky Buck's picture

Just as long as they don't leave it on the back of their chairs for the next team that comes in... 

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kr66osu's picture

I don't know if it has been mentioned on here yet but if you're using the march madness live stream without cable and your 4 hour limit runs out, just use incognito chrome to get around it
Ignore this if that has already been posted here a million times

Buckeye1996's picture

Awesome. I didn't know that and yes it worked. Thanks!

Unky Buck's picture

That is helpful. For some reason mine started working again. I'm watching the Cincy v Creighton game right now, but I don't want to switch for fear of losing it.

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Buckeye1996's picture

Cincy v Creighton is on CBS which is why it works. The time out stuff is for the other games on True TV and TBS in such.

Unky Buck's picture

That makes sense then. Thanks.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

wowowowow, Hello La Salle, damn!!!

BME_Buckeye's picture

Dear Illinois please win!

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

 

ArTbkward's picture

A guy in one of my brackets had Wisconsin playing New Mexico in the Elite 8 with New Mexico eventually winning it all.  My brackets haven't had a great day but that one takes the cake.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

Unky Buck's picture

The lady in first in my money bracket had the same elite 8 matchup with Wisconsin moving onto the Final Four. It's safe to say that she won't be in first for much longer as she ends up losing a lot of point.

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Breakawayspeed's picture

Kansas State comes roaring back !....yes!

okiebuck's picture

What a terrible play by the KSU guard; he needed to pass that ball

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

703Buckeye's picture

A Bruce Weber team choked?

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

kr66osu's picture

what a choke job by K-State

kr66osu's picture

It's up to Ohio State to save everyone's west region

Riggins's picture

My West region is a dumpster fire.  I think my only correct pick so far is Gonzaga.  I had the Buzzcuts in the Elite 8 too.

kr66osu's picture

lol I got Gonzaga and Arizona and that's it

ih8rolltyde's picture

Bam. La Salle. Gotta gloat a lil bout that one.

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

okiebuck's picture

The Illini and Thad's coaching tree looking good at the half!

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

osubuckeye4life's picture

Later Fighting Bruce Webers!

BUCKfutter's picture

illini doing everything the buzzcuts couldn't

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

ih8rolltyde's picture

John Groce > Bruce Weber

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

BME_Buckeye's picture

Hold the horses, Illinois about to blow it! 

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

 

argyle182021's picture

Why is Indiana still applying full court pressure when they're up >30? Oh yeah, their coach is Tom Crean. 

Seabass1974's picture

and they still have 4 of their starters in.

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

Basso Profondo's picture

Colorado is roaring back... Come on Illini...

osubuckeye4life's picture

Come on Groce fire your squad up! Paul needs to go unconscious from 3 (like he seems to do every time they play tOSU at home). 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Illinois SCORE already. I would expect this from Wisconsin but not Illinois. 

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

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Has Clark Kellogg happened to mention that his last college game was against James Madison?

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

buckeye4life050233's picture

illinois and wisky embarassing the B1G 10

argyle182021's picture

Illinois shooting nothing but 3s. Terrible strategy. 

RBuck's picture

What's up with TNT's picture? Looks more like old film rather than live or even video. Not seeing it anywhere else.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Seabass1974's picture

I think Illinois just found out they are the only game on tv right now.

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

cplunk's picture

Good gosh, Illinois. The inside game ALWAYS beats the three. That's only been true forever. Why are you just jacking threes?

BME_Buckeye's picture

2 points in ten minutes. Charles Barkley is licking his fingers and can't wait to comment on this lost if the lead stand for Colorado. Illinois, DRIVE TO THE F**KING BASKET! 

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

 

rdubs's picture

Where is Red-Faced Groce to light a fire?

cplunk's picture

Illinois needs to run some pickle rolls

cplunk's picture

I'm not sure exactly whats going on here but I am intrigued and would like to subscribe to your newsletter

osubuckeye4life's picture

Some of the recipes do look good. I think those are beef/cream cheese/pickle rolls.  ;)
Illonois only needs to hold on for less than 4 min.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

There have been some Dust Bowl-caliber droughts in this game, man. 2 points for Colorado in the last 7 1/2 minutes.

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

osubuckeye4life's picture

Groce's boys held it together and move on!