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I think 2-2 is most likely with one loss Thursday and one loss Friday. Indiana hasn't been playing at a very high level in the last few games and both MI schools are underdogs in Vegas. We all know OSU is capable of laying an egg on offense too, which can do you in like Wisky.
Actually, I agree and 1-3 is just as likely as 3-1 IMO. We're a pickum game with Duke, Michigan should be an underdog to Kansas, and IU hasn;t looked great either. I have been saying don't sleep on Zona, they are a very talented team who just had 1 few week rough stretch that knocked them from a 2 seed to a 6 seed and they are playing well again.
Temple might have been an "Oh shit!" moment for Indiana that motivates them to play a little better. Or it could have given their future opponents a blueprint on how to beat them. I'll say 2-2, I think MSU and OSU move on to the Elite 8.
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O/U would be 2.5
I'll say 3-1. Fuck michigan.
All four big ten teams move on.
Feeling great about IU over Syracuse, really like how MSU matches up with Duke, and Duke doesn't seem like it will survive this game without a 35 point performance from someone on their squad. Michigan has been hot, I think if Tim Hardaway starts drilling threes early, the game is done. I don't know how to feel about Ohio State, they ran into a very good shooting team in ISU, and Zona seems to be of the same mold but can be more physical in the post. That, and their pg can score 30 if he's on. That'll be the game to watch, but i have a feeling OSU pulls it out.
3-1 ... Arizona upsets Ohio State.
3-1. KU over SCum, the rest advance. Though I am a bit worried about Indiana
I really feel like the B1G will go 4-0. Each team is very capable of advancing, and none of their opponents are as battle hardened. My dream of an all B1G FF is still alive.
I would say 2-2, with IU and MSU advancing. I just think OSU hits an offensive hiccup and Michigan goes down to Kansas.
Here's a fun question, when was the last time UofM beat a top team away from Ann Arbor? They have lost the benefit of a home court advantage they thrive on and that they got by playing in the Palace.
Also, UofM didn't have the best of luck last time they were playing a blue blood in Jerry World.
As for OSU, they are the hottest team in the Big Ten, but we have seen that they can hit offensive walls at times, and I'm just going by law of averages here, but I think they hit their first one in a while.
I hope the Big Ten goes 4-0, but all I really care about is MSU going 1-0 on Friday.
I'm sorry, but invoking the "law of averages" eliminates the validity of your post
Odds from 5Dimes, roughly:
Yeah, I know that is a really dumb reason, but having watched OSU all season, I know their biggest flaw is having offensive struggles outside of Thomas. I just feel that their hot streak runs out and they go cold for a game.
Call it whatever you want. Also Arizona is playing well and they should get a nice home court advantage out West.
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It feels like 2-2 is logical..but I'd also love to see 4-0. UM hate aside, THAT would be a statement that might even survive a football season.
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2-2. Indiana moves on - they do better when they have time to plan. OSU v Arizona is interesting - Arizona goes out, beats Florida, then Miami, SDSU, then does "alright" in a weak Pac-12. I'm taking the Wildcats. MSU moves on.
I think Kansas is a nightmare matchup for UM. Withey is a pretty damn solid big man. They have to put McGary and Morgan on the guy and they don't play defense close to good enough to hold the guy in check. Michigan can't just try to out-athlete them on the offensive end, either. Kansas has length and can play physical. I just don't see how UM can win unless Kansas gives it to them.
No I get it. It's just a pet peave of mine when people use that term. What's more reasonable to suggest is that an inconsistent offensive team will not execute well offensively for 7 straight games and win a title. But, if anything, a hot streak actually suggests that they may have corrected some of their offensive issues. Suggesting that a hot streak actually means that a letdown is imminent does not, at least statistically speaking, make much sense.
I agree with you that Arizona is playing well and that will impact the game more than anything else.
SCum will have to shoot light out to have a chance. Not that that can't happen, but I just don't find it particularly likely
I just think Kansas is prone to letting UM kill them with the three. KU can be tough defensively, but when they have burke and Hardaway and (lately) little dag blowing up the three point line, what can youdo? not only that, but Kansas is a weak offensive team. Withey is a stiff, I'm sure he finds a way to play down to Bitch Mcgary's level.
Just feel like UM will go off
You'd love to see UM win?
The floor is yours...
I'm going with 3-1 - MSU (significant advantage in the post, especially Nix who will get Plumlee in foul trouble early), Indiana (Crean knows the Syracuse zone and IU has the outside shooters to break it) and Michigan because of Kansas's inconsistency and the fact UM is undefeated outside of the Big Ten. I think Arizona's balance and depth is too much for OSU. Lyons has the type of game and the strength to not be bothered by Craft.
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I'll say 3-1.
Surprisingly, Dickie V says 4-0.
By Friday night, the Sweet 16 will be cut in half, with eight teams going home for the season. Which teams will advance to the Elite Eight? Dick Vitale makes his picks.
3-1 I don't think Arizona can keep it up. Indiana will come out strong. scUM will get embarrassed. And MSU will win a close one.
Kansas is a veteran team, and they had to play from behind against UNC. Don't think they're going to get rattled if UM starts out hot. Plus, Withey is going to ensure that UM has to hit a lot of jump shots. It's going to be tough for those weasel fucks.
I think Horford will do well this game. Withey doesn't move that well.
my bracket has 3-1, but I had the 1 (Michigan) departing sooner.
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