Your March Madness Friday Open Thread IV

March 22, 2013 at 9:18p    by 11W Staff    
23 Comments
READY TO DO IT AGAIN?

You're celebrating. You may even be a little buzzed. But there's more basketball to watch. And most importantly, you must scout Ohio State's next opponent. The duties of a Buckeye fan know no end.

Save for the Kansas-Western Kentucky game, we should be in for entertaining matchups. Oklahoma and San Diego State will come down to the last couple of possessions even if you have no faith whatsoever in the Mountain West Conference after Thursday's games. Notre Dame vs Iowa State has a one-point line and the winner will face the Buckeyes Sunday. Finally, UCLA vs Minnesota is the rare 6-vs-11 that features the 11 as the favorite.

TIPOFF Game TV / Internet Region Location Favorite
9:20 PM #7 San Diego St vs #15 Oklahoma TBS / NCAA.com South Philadelphia, PA SDSU (-3)
9:45 PM #7 Notre Dame vs #10 Iowa State CBS / NCAA.com West Dayton, OH ND (-1)
9:50 PM #1 Kansas vs #16 W. Kentucky TNT / NCAA.com South Kansas City, MO KU (-21)
9:57 PM #6 UCLA vs #11 Minnesota truTV / NCAA.com South Austin, TX MINN (-3)

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UrbanCulture's picture

Sorry to nit-pick, but Oklahoma is a 10 seed! 

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm sorry, but I just have to brag about this. I picked both Harvard AND Florida Gulf Coast to win their first round games. 
/patsselfonback
http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/entry?entryID=6...

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I have Florida Gulf Coast to the sweet 16 but Harvard really let me down last year so I just couldn't go with them.  http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/entry?entryID=3...  

 
740's picture

what did korey lucious do? because he seems like too good of a player to get thrown off of a team while the choirboys of nix and payne are allowed to hang around and commit fouls that should be given 15 to life.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I had to put on the USMNT game.

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

dubjayfootball90's picture

Iowa state shooting good from 3, could be concerning, but our perimeter D is on a different level compared to ND. I would rather play ND with 14 freaking turnovers in the first half, scott and craft would have a field day, but I am feeling pretty good about next match up, but then again, I will be sitting on the couch, drinking a beer yelling at the TV. I am sure the bucks with bring it on Sunday

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I agree, ISU also leads the nation in 3's if I am not mistaken.  Notre Dame doesn't scare me at all, they have one impressive win which is Louisville and got beat pretty handily in all of the other games that they had against the very top teams.

 
dubjayfootball90's picture

I did not know/hear that about ISU, but seeing them hit and attempt three's would make sense. Live by the 3, die by the 3.... hope they die by it

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I looked it up, they have made by far the most 3's as well as taken by far the most.  They only hit it at a .370 clip though which is outside the top 40, so that could help the bucks out quite a bit.  If they are missing it might really help OSU get out and run.  Should be a great game assuming they can hold on.

armybuckinva's picture

Gophers looking solid.  On a good run right now.  Would love to see them blow the doors off of a Pac 12 team just so I could hear what Barkley has to say.
 
Edit: While I typed this, Minny continued their run and UCLA has taken 2 timeouts in the last minute.

OSU BUCkS's picture

Kansas down at half!

BuckeyeChief's picture

WOW!

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

740's picture

why is baylor not in the tourney? i can't believe they didn't make it with that griner guy.

UrbanCulture's picture

made me laugh. props!

AngryWoody's picture

Since when do the gophers play zone?

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osubuckeye4life's picture

The way ISU is playing will make sure the Buckeyes don't take them lightly. 

bigbadbuck's picture

I was just thinking the same thing OSU........Iowa State is definitely NOT  Iona..................Its gonna be a test on Sunday

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here its a war room

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Oklahoma is letting me down.

 
Buckeye Chuck's picture

Big East looking at a 3-5 first round. Just wondering if that fact will get 1/100 of the attention that the Big Ten gets when it has an off year...

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

740's picture

notre dame hoops playing like they just got dumped by fake dead girlfriends.

rdubs's picture

KU is stressing me out.  Why do they always do this.  Also, go Minnysota!!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Goldy is doing the damn thing!

 

"Damn I miss El Guapo"

Buckeye Chuck's picture

A second mighty Pac-12 team falls to the dull, unathletic Big Ten. However will Charles Barkley explain this?

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