Ohio State Earns No. 5 Seed in West Region, Will Face South Dakota State in Boise in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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Seattle Linga's picture

Bringing it to Boise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Are you going?

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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Seattle Linga's picture

Honestly I wish I was - too many meetings and appointments - YOU??

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

IDK yet, I just noticed the game time which doesn't help.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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Blackcoffee's picture

I'm a happy camper here. Thursday for you is Friday for us here. 11 PM Tipoff hinterlands holyland time.
Fuckin'awesome Go Bucks!

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Seattle Linga's picture

That's awesome - glad you are able to watch it without having to lose a bunch of sleep.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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SantaBarbaraBuck's picture

Umm. Weird, right?

"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Well it is certainly wasteful of the meat.

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bucknut1994's picture

SDSU when they saw they get the Buckeyes in the first round

#94Ways

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Way to go Bucks!! Let’s get a W on Thursday. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Squirrel Master's picture

Possible rematch with the Zags. Bucks are a different team, could be a nice revenge game.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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MaxPowerBucknut's picture

Booooooommmmmmm!!!!

Live in Boise and bought tickets to the Saturday games 4 weeks ago. Need them to win the first game then there will be at least 5 Buckeye fans in the audience!!!

OSUCOM 2008 Graduate. Go Bucks!

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Browns88's picture

Don't underestimate Buckeye Nation.  They travel well.  Even to the potato State

Browns88

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cbusbornwrldwiderazed's picture

Yeahhhhhhhh

"Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."
John Adams

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Tough match up with the Jackrabbits. A second round with Gonzaga is interesting with the game earlier this season.

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SilverHaven's picture

Yes, SAB, esp after getting stomped by 31 points!

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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cricejr's picture

I don't like this matchup at all...

I bleed scarlet...literally

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BengalErnst's picture

Omg we have to win this game. Never thought being a huge buckeye fan in Brookings SD could put this much pressure on me. 

Nicholas l Ernst

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Cooper's picture

Not too excited about a possible rematch with Gonzaga, but South Dakota State is a dangerous team. Hoping the Bucks can pull it out on Thursday to make for a memorable St. Patty’s Day on Saturday.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Get through Gonzaga Ohio State gets to the elite 8 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Dillon G's picture

I think they only beat themselves in the first 2 rounds. Penn State isn't there to play way over their heads because it's basketball. 

#walkaway

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BAJ's picture

Can't overlook south Dakota st. Dangerous team, hopefully gonzaga gets upset. If that happens the sweet sixteen could be a matchup vs xavier

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ibuck's picture

Yep: One. Game. At. A. Time.

Get that 25th win !

Go Buckeyes !

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I don't know SDSU, but my usual feeling is that when a #12 seed comes from a major conference, you kind of know what to expect. A #12 seed from a small conference, on the other hand, may be underseeded because they didn't play enough tough games to boost their RPI. 

Just hope for a good start. The longer SDSU stays in the game, the more the "neutral" fans will rally behind them.

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OhioState8188's picture

Buckeyes open on my birthday :) 

LET'S GO!!

O-H

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Damn, mines on Wednesday.  On the unofficial National BJ & Steak day.

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Undrafted Free Agent's picture

Not even looking ahead to Gonzaga. SDSU is for real. The Buckeyes have to show up for that first round game Thursday night.

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KevinJ's picture

Getting past Gonzaga on Saturday is going to be tough, go UNC Greensboro!

As far as the Jackrabbits 

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TheDizzle's picture

Wanted to be paired with Auburn but hopefully Gonzaga is over confident and we can punch them in the face... but first #BeatSDSU

"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish" - Charlie Chaplin

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Gonzaga is the toughest obstacle for OSU. Playing them earlier will hopefully help ....This bracket is the easiest of all and it could be Michigan

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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TMac's picture

Beat the JackRabbits!

ONE Not Done!

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Committee did not like the Big Ten. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Macke777's picture

Also, the committee dry humped the leg of the SEC. 8 teams in the top 36? Really? Did the committee smoke crack before they made the selections? Did ESPN make the selections for the committee? The SEC is a steaming pile of shit at basketball. What a freaking joke. 

Ohio State: The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

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stxbuck's picture

I don't blame the committee. The 4 B10 teams that are quality got in, the rest of the league isn't, and didn't.

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buckslan's picture

That's a tough draw for Ohio state but I think getting out of the big ten will be good for us. Interesting that they out OSU and Gonzaga in the same city given that it's a rematch.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Not sure why it would have been so hard to put the 4 Big Ten teams in 4 different regions.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

That would make too much sense and the NCAA isn't known for that.......

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AKBuck15's picture

One game at a time at this point! Just keep going men

I am a Michigan booster bud....just spent $182 bucks at Wal-Mart this morning.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Bucks are madder than a March hare Jackrabbit.

Take that zaniness, and then Zig the Zags.

Go BasketBucks!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Xavier is a weak #1...North Carolina is not as good as people think....The best 2 teams in the West are Michigan and Gonzaga 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BuckeyeDevil's picture

I agree on all points. Xavier is the weakest #1 by far. UNC is not a typical UNC team and getting a #2 seed with a 25-10 record is a little shocking to me. 

But holy smokes, the Midwest region is absolutely stacked.

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JCM's picture

Penn State this afternoon:

Once a Buckeye, Always a Buckeye

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DibbleDabble's picture

JoePa knew.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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bucknut1994's picture

Live look at PSU fans

#94Ways

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bucks4life0214's picture

You sir have won the internet 

3..2..1...let her fly...in and out..

Hoosiers

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Fuzzbuck's picture

I know we need to win game one to make it happen but did not anyone on the committee know we played the Zags already?? SOP for these guys I guess.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

OSU has already played the 2, 3 and 4 seed in this bracket. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BrutusB's picture

If anything else, a game against Gonzaga would show how far we’ve progressed. 

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BuckeyeGrl5's picture

 Haha nice, my in laws are Jackrabbits. This should be fun!

Gonzaga in Boise will not be fun though,if we make it to play them. Their fans will definitely make the short trek over there for the game. Not to mention we already got crushed by them...

"I love football.  I think its the most wonderful game in the world and I despise to lose" - Woody Hayes

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Gametime's picture

It'll be a tough game against SDSU for sure...we as fans shouldn't look past them at all...they were one of the four losses Gonzaga had this year along with Villanova, Florida, and St. Mary's so they're a scrappy squad that will be game to play us thinking they could probably beat the Zags again...

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Huh? South Dakota State did not play any of those team this season. SDSU lost to every power 5 team but a bad Ole Miss and a terrible Iowa

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Buckeye06's picture

He was prob thinking San Diego st not South Dakota 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Yeah...I think so. SDSU makes 3's they will be tough...if not...OSU should advance

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

I think you're confused about something.  Thought maybe you meant San Diego St.. they beat the Zags this year but didn't play any of those other teams.. Nova's 4 losses were to Butler, St Johns, Providence and Creighton.  

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

I think you are thinking of San Diego State... I didn’t take the time to double check but I think they beat Gonzaga.

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

Well everyone beat me to it... great minds as they say.

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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Gametime's picture

Yea, I definitely goofed on that one, LOL. Upvotes for all around. 

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

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Hovenaut's picture

Fare thee well, Buckeyes.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Knarcisi's picture

I’d say in another hour or so. 

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Zimmy07's picture

I was hoping it was 4 PM Pacific.  It will be over before I get home from work.  Unless I get the First Round Flu again.  I haven’t had that in a while.  I think I have a project due that day though.

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Knarcisi's picture

Need me to write you a doctor’s note?

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wyatt's picture

4 PM on Turner Network Television 

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Barfolomew's picture

Get dumped then, South Dakota State

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

Tough draw playing two possible teams much closer to their homes. Opening game is 60/40 OSU at best, pretty much a coin flip, but we knew that going in with a likely 5/12 game.  Gonzaga looming in the next round looks pretty difficult as well. Is what it is, had they not lost 3 times to PSU likely would have been a 3 or 4 with a much more advantageous draw.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Think we ended up w/ the 3rd best '5th' seed.  Davidson was the worst out of all of them.  I think it would go NMSU, Murray St, SDSU than Davidson so let's hope we get the job done. 

Notable SDSU games:

Lost @ KU by 34

Beat Iowa by 8

Lost @ WSU by 10

Lost to Colorado by 9

Their conference was pretty bad, outside of South Dakota who finished 2nd and had a 26-8 record, the 3rd place team finished 15-15. 

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Huskerbuck's picture

I read where SDS is 39.2% from behind the arc with one player shooting better than 42%. I hope we have learned something about defending the "3" from our PSU games.  If not it could be a long night. 

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teddyballgame's picture

safe to say they get buckets

team is 6th in scoring and they got the Dauminator who gets 24/game.

their defense is buttcheeks though

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Defend the 3 and OSU wins. Cannot allow them to shoot 3s and track down long rebounds. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Honestly would have rather get Xavier in round 2 than Gonzaga 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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OSU jamez's picture

agreed

“It is now my duty to completely drain you” RIP Kurt

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wyatt's picture

I'd rather play Gonzaga than Penn State......again

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

KBD vs Mike Daum will be the match up.  Both 6'9 and both each teams best player.  Daum, a Junior for the Jack Rabbits averaged over 25 a game last year and is averaging 24-10 this year.  His shooting % is down a bit from his first 2 seasons by he's a legit scorer from all over the floor and FT line. 

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Yep...slow him down and they win. Don't think his surrounding cast is very good though 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Yeah I was in the process of writing about their 2nd best player below, he's another who could go off.  Basically gotta shut those 2 down, or at least Jenkins as Daum will probably get his... don't need their #2 going off. 

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Their 2nd best player could be a problem for our guards too.  6'2 Jenkins averages over 16 a game and has had some good games against 'bigger' schools.  10 vs KU (not good), 23 vs Iowa, 31 vs Colorado, 22 vs Ole Miss, only 3 vs WSU but played only 15 mins.

Daum against those same teams: 37-12 vs Colorado, 26-7 vs Ole Miss, 31-6 vs Wichita St, only 10 against Iowa and 21-10 against KU. 

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wyatt's picture

Light a fire under Kaleb Wesson and we'll be fine.

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UrbanCulture's picture

Always nice to have ken pom #8 and BPI #9 as the 4 seed in the bracket in which you are the 5 seed :)

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

OSU was the lowest 5 seed in the tournament (No. 20 on the seed line)

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Anyone know what time Tony Carr and his 3 ball chucking brothers from Penn State play? 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Really not a bad draw. Could have been much worse.

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Phillips.449's picture

I was pumped to see Penn State was not in this at all because 1. We don’t have to play them & 2. Because....they are Penn State

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profpain11's picture

Per kenpom.com South Dakota St is the weakest of the 12 seeds, though Gonzaga is the strongest of the 4 seeds.  Tough travel situation though, drawing those two in Idaho.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

I'd say we're in the 2nd toughest bracket.. Toughest brackets from easiest to hardest:  East, South, West, Midwest?  

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GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

I personally thought the south was the toughest region.

Noon games suck

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

There's a ton of parity in the west bracket. Let's go make something happen. 

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

So we play Thursday in the Taco Bell Arena, eh?  

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RMLogic's picture

Sparty lost 4 games and is a #3 seed? That is a joke. Easily top 3 talented team in the country. And paired with Duke instead of Cincinnati? Ridiculous.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

I think the committee valued quality wins over records.  The B1G was weak and MSU, like us avoided playing the top teams more than once. 

Here's a list of their quality wins this year:  UNC, Nebraska and Purdue, two of which are tourney teams.  The other tourney teams they played, they lost to... UM twice, the Bucks, Duke.  Also had a decent win against ND.

Duke on the other hand had wins over: MSU (with Bagley going out early w/ an injury), Texas, Florida, Miami, Clemson, Cuse, UNC, Va Tech.  Also had decent wins against ND 2x, FSU.  They had 2 losses that were by 1 and 2 points and two more by 4.  

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

That must be the case since Oklahoma got into the dance while losing 11 out of their last 15 games and an 8-10 conference record. 

Too bad the CFP committee doesn't value quality wins or resumes nearly as much. /s

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Cincinnati doesn't have the pedigree, but there's no reason to believe they're worse than Duke. 

As for Sparty, they just don't have a lot of quality wins. The conference as a whole is almost totally lacking in impressive wins other than against other Big Ten teams.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Yeah, not only was the B1G down.. the top teams avoided playing each other twice for the most part.  UM and Purdue were the only ones that had some decent non-conference wins.  UCLA and Texas for UM and Arizona, L'Ville, Butler, Marquette for Purdue.  Other than that, UM had the best wins in conference against MSU 2x, tOSU, Purdue and Neb.  Whereas Purdue's only quality conference wins were against UM twice and Neb.

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stxbuck's picture

UC's most impressive non-conference win is against UCLA-not a tourney team. Their schedule just wasn't rough enough to justify a #1 seed.

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Ba Ba Boolio's picture

I really don't understand that. So if they won the big 10 tourney the best they could have done was a 2 seed?

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Macke777's picture

It’s a circle jerk. The SEC got 8 in, including a 19-15 Alabama team, so quality doesn’t actually matter. 

Ohio State: The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Let's hope UNC Greensboro can pull the Upset over the Zags.  They got the 6th best defense in the nation in terms of Points allowed at 62.4.  

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Missouri is very interesting with Porter, Jr. back in the mix. Very little tape on the whole team and a lottery pick-type player.

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Knarcisi's picture

Buick loves March Madness. 

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Thurdsty's picture

When does this contract with TBS end? I really don't give a fuck what Charles Barkley thinks about anything.

Behold the chunky whoop ass.

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Knarcisi's picture

I don’t think they showed it, but I paused it to see that he and Kenny Smith had a ? by our game. He’s a Buckeye hater. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I have no idea why they keep shoving these NBA guys down our throats every March. You don't see Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN's Super Bowl coverage.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Michigan will either go on a long run or they have peaked and will flame out 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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colo_buckeye's picture

HA!  state penn out, makes my night.  

Go Bucks 

Win ONE AT A TIME!

God > Family > Buckeyes football

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Indian1961's picture

Buckeyes know they are not and elite team(yet).  They have had a much better season than expected and should be just as hungry as a non-power conference team. Overlooking SDSU should not be a problem. GO BUCKS!!

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Drunkendwarf's picture

SDSU....the Ides of March are upon  you!!

Also....the selection show sucked. Still trying to figure out in what dictionary North Carolina State would appear before Nevada

Orange Whip? Orange Whip? 3 Orange Whips!

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Tom Ramsey's picture

With all of the whining about the Big Ten tournament being early, the layoff may just help, seems like the Big Ten teams have always limped in to the tourney.  Even the tourney winning team having played four games could use a rest, momentum or rest? which is best.  We definitely can use the R & R because we lost momentum.  Strange year in the NCAA, I think it will be a wide open tournament.

Tom

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BrutusB's picture

Maybe - but if our teams lay an egg this week youll hear a lot complaints about “rust”

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RMLogic's picture

No. If they lose half the posters on this board blame the officials. Its all some of them can ever do.

Those are the ones that never played HS/college sports or ever officiated a basketball game in their lives.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Call a fair game and those voices will be much less vocal. 

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Macke777's picture

Perfection. 

Ohio State: The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Oklahoma in with a 18-13 record is a travesty and so is NC at a 2-seed with 10 losses. PSU and Nebraska got hosed.

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Macke777's picture

I’ll see your 18-13 Oklahoma and raise you a 19-15 Alabama. At least Oklahoma plays in a good basketball conference. 

Ohio State: The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

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buckslan's picture

Oklahoma didn't deserve to be in, neither did Syracuse. Okie State, however, deserved to be in, as did Middle Tennessee State. PSU and Nebraska didn't deserve in, especially Nebraska, they lacked quality wins + their non conference schedule was mediocre. North Carolina definitely deserves a 2 seed, their schedule was ridiculous and the toughest in the country. They also have the most quad 1 wins in the country with 13.

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stxbuck's picture

A committee member was interviewed about Oklahoma yesterday and he basically said they were projected as a really high seed in January, based on the wins they had at the time, and kept sliding, but didn't slide all the way out.

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BuckeyesMJ's picture

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CU4t3TGZVgQ

Summit League Championship Game

South Dakota St vs South Dakota

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

The Jackrabbits - one of my favorite nicknames in college.  I also always liked Campbell Camels - that fighting camel always makes me laugh!

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Gotta love how the Buckeyes got stuck in the same region with their arch rival, the #1 seed that came from their state, and two teams that beat them in out-of-conference play.  

Would kinda like to see the OSU/TTUN matchup in the Elite 8.  But there's no way TTUN is getting past UNC and I don't see OSU getting past Xavier.  Getting to Xavier is going to be hard enough.

Class of 2010.

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