1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2017 NCAA March Madness

Discussion in '(NCAA) Ohio State Buckeyes' started by TheLand1287, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Simon

    Simon Hall-of-Famer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    12,830
    Likes Received:
    12,043
    Location:
    Stow/Kent, OH
    So....who had Rhode Island this far in the tournament?
     
  2. RG

    RG Champion

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    27,259
    Likes Received:
    22,335
    Location:
    Cbus
    They lost.
     
  3. The Oi

    The Oi Ahhhh chachachacha

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    41,459
    Likes Received:
    55,821
    I can't stand college basketball.

    The missed Free Throws and stupid mistakes drive me insane.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Simon

    Simon Hall-of-Famer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    12,830
    Likes Received:
    12,043
    Location:
    Stow/Kent, OH
    I wanted that upset man :(.
     
  5. RG

    RG Champion

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    27,259
    Likes Received:
    22,335
    Location:
    Cbus
    I'm with ya

    Even the "good" games in this tournament so far have had just incredibly stupid endings
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. The Oi

    The Oi Ahhhh chachachacha

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    41,459
    Likes Received:
    55,821
    I very rarely watch college basketball, but every time I do I'm struck by the fact that the photo finish games are often so good because guys make stupid mistakes towards the end of games rather than guys just making clutch shot after clutch shot or guys making big stops.

    Either that or a bunch of passing around on the perimeter and chucking threes.
     
  7. buckeyefan

    buckeyefan Situational Stopper

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    234
    I don't know why I picked UCLA and Duke for my final. Couple of soft teams.
     
  8. Simon

    Simon Hall-of-Famer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    12,830
    Likes Received:
    12,043
    Location:
    Stow/Kent, OH
    Down goes Duke!
     
  9. Real Deal

    Real Deal Mr 4th Korver

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    21,830
    Likes Received:
    11,994
    Location:
    The 216
    Hahahaha poor Duke, I didn't even know South Carolina basketball existed.
     
  10. TheLand1287

    TheLand1287 Gold Star Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,865
    Likes Received:
    1,434
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    The officiating in this tournament has been embarrassing. Especially in crunch time when one or two possessions decides a game. Seton Hall got completely fucked on Friday. Northwestern did on Saturday. URI had some really bad calls go against them yesterday (Somehow it's always the little guy/underdog on the losing end of these poor calls).

    On paper this tournament looked really good this year, but it's been one of my least favorites in recent memory. Lack of upsets and buzzer beaters, predictable finishes, poor quality of play, awful officiating, no Cinderella to root for (unless you count Xavier). I doubt I'll really pay much attention the rest of the way.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  11. Simon

    Simon Hall-of-Famer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    12,830
    Likes Received:
    12,043
    Location:
    Stow/Kent, OH
    I didn't even know they were suppose to be good this year. Same with Rhode Island lol.
     
  12. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair Eating every fucking chicken

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    15,153
    Likes Received:
    18,262
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Really? They were big news a few years ago when Kansas State's coach, the one who coached Beasley, got them to the Elite 8, and looks like a psycho when he is mad, just randomly left for South Carolina for some reason.

    Won 25 games last year too...dude can coach.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Derek

    Derek 3 and D wing

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    8,524
    Likes Received:
    8,958
    Location:
    Kent, OH
    Only thing holding them back all year has been their inability to score, and in the first two rounds they've put together some nice performances. Thornwell is one of those 4 year players that can put a team on his back.

    I had Duke advancing, but that South Carolina match up made me nervous right from the start.
     
  14. TheLand1287

    TheLand1287 Gold Star Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,865
    Likes Received:
    1,434
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Rhode Island has actually been on the radar as a rising mid major with alot of talented upperclassmen. They were 22-9 two years ago and were a bubble team that lost early in their conference tournament, so they ended up in the NIT. They were supposed to be a tournament team last year but lost their best player the first game of the season to an ACL injury, had some other players with injury/suspension issues, and underachieved. This year they were ranked in the top 25 to start the season, but then had some injury issues early in the season and lost a couple bad games to fall off the radar. Then once they had their full compliment of players they turned it on late in the year and made this run. I had them in the Sweet 16 in my bracket. They probably should be in the Sweet 16 playing against Michigan as two of the hottest teams in the country.
     
  15. Real Deal

    Real Deal Mr 4th Korver

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    21,830
    Likes Received:
    11,994
    Location:
    The 216
    College basketball is terrible, and if you disagree, watch that WV/Gonzaga finish.

    That man had the nerve to pass the fucking ball the very last second after his shit.
     

Share This Page