NCAA Tournament Day 4 Open Thread

Hadn't seen a thread started for it yet, and I'm so amped for the WVU-Marshall game tonight that I decided to go ahead and make it. I'm going to try to keep the same format that MaroonX2 was using.

A couple in-state battles between a mid-major and major program highlight today's slate (go Herd!). Here's the lineup:

(2) Purdue vs. (10) Butler 12:10 p.m. CBS | Stream

(3) Michigan State vs. (11) Syracuse 2:40 p.m. CBS | Stream

(2) North Carolina vs. (7) Texas A&M 5:15 p.m. CBS | Stream

(2) Cincinnati vs. (7) Nevada 6:10 p.m. TNT | Stream

(4) Auburn vs. (5) Clemson 7:10 p.m. TBS | Stream

(9) Kansas State vs. (16) UMBC 7:45 p.m. TruTV | Stream

(1) Xavier vs. (9) Florida State 8:40 p.m. TNT | Stream

(5) West Virginia vs. (13) Marshall 9:40 p.m. TBS | Stream

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Comments

Purdue is up on fellow Indiana university Butler 40-36 at halftime.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Is this going to be another one of those years where Cuse makes a Final Four run out of nowhere?

Boeheim is a master of the dark arts.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Case in point

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Does any coach do less with as much as Tom Izzo consistently has?

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Well, as far as I'm concerned, Michigan State has one job in the Big Dance, and UMBC already took care of it. So there wasn't really any need for Izzo's bunch to stick around any longer.

Uh Bill Self

Chem PhD '16

I'm done picking Michigan State to go to the Final Four. Both times I've done it they've lost to a double digit seed in the first weekend.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Gig em Aggies

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I picked UNC but had them losing to Michigan so this is satisfying 1) bc it's UNC and 2) easier matchup for UM

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Man, what a crazy tournament.

This is not the year to be the higher seed

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Texas A&M finally called for the hold.

No shots falling for Carolina. They'll never make up twenty points in this game, the way it's currently going.

I never realized how hard it is to call these games. All the teams do everything they can get away with.

Had UNC winning it all. Had Michigan State in the Final Four. Bracket is BUSTED. Rooting for nothing but chaos from here on out.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Also had Cincinnati in the Final Four. Fuck my shit up fam.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

After VT is out, I just pull for ACC teams.

A strong ACC is good for VT.

As a Hoo and Heel hatin Hokie in Raleigh this weekend...

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

How the hell did all of y'all end up in Raleigh?

I'm not an engineer so it doesn't apply to me, but I believe most Hokies end up here because of RTP.

Werkin at NC State. There are dozens of us

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Also in Raleigh. This area is very hot for civil engineering jobs.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Well, thanks to Arizona, UNC, and Mich St., my bracket will be radioactive for approximately 1500 years.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Mick Cronin doing a great job staying upright, considering he's been coaching the entire second half with his pants pulled down around his ankles

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Holy fuck - they held twenty-two with 11:30 left.

You're the only ones that I can talk to about this, you guys.

Madness? THIS! IS! MARCH!

edited to add disclaimer: I've watched about six seconds of basketball. I just enjoy people's reactions to the chaos.

...came into the day happy that Arizona was my only Elite 8 team to be eliminated and that my Final 4 of Cincinnati, UNC, Michigan St, and Villanova was intact...

Chem PhD '16

UMBC is never not going full speed.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Hate that they lost. But it does make LOLUVA's loss more painful for them.

We put the K in Kwality

Ok, rules gurus. I know coaches are supposed to stay in the box and off the court when the ball is live, especially when it's on their end. So what should the rule be when the coach steps on the court, grabs his player and pushes him while the ball is live on that end of the court?

I ask because I saw the k-state coach do it 3 or 4 times during the game against umbc.

Thanks!

I feel like that should be an automatic technical, but what do I know?

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

WVU's pressure giving Marshall all kinds of fits. Jon Elmore only has 3 points.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

FSU takes down Xavier. Acc on both sides of upsets.

Ya boy picked Nevada and has Kentucky in the title game which is looking better by the hour but DAMN MSU

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

My bracket is officially done. I've got 1 final 4 team still in it

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

I feel like a lot of people are in the same boat. Maybe you still have a chance to be the one eyed king, if everyone else goes blind?

edit: wrong spot

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd