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    I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    The big ten did not deserve 6 teams in the tournament. period. we are to the sweet sixteen and 5 outta 6 are gone with only OSU left (Who prolly should've been upset already by Xavier, but apparently because Oden is a big name he can get away with something they would throw a flag for in football games)

    Someone go ahead and defend the big ten in the tourney, please...

    I am just annoyed that a conference with NO DEPTH past 2 teams (OSU, Wisc.) was able to get that many in, ESPECIALLY Illinois who had no reason to be there. I think they should've gotten 4 and I think this had proved it...Illinois shouldn't have even been considered and they should've chose one out of either Mich St. or Purdue.

    The smaller schools with much better records deserved to be in as well as Syracuse, K State, or one of those teams.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    well you see this is how it works......




    ah who am I kidding - I agree with you 100%



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Couldn't agree more!



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Big 12 not looked so great either. And it was not Oden but Lewis that got OSU to Sweeet 16. This is March Madness, clutch shots like that happen. OSU made the big shot to get them where they are. Just because it was not Oden that got them there does not discount the clutch shot that took the game to OT.

    This is why I think mid-majors should get more bids. Last year proved that mid-major teams can beat mediocre "big" conference teams.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    I totally agree with you. The Little Ten should have only gotten five teams in. Based on their performances, only Ohio State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State and Indiana should have been in. But, the games are played on the court, and the Big Ten once again showed why they really aren't so big after all. Hype, hype, hype!

    I really enjoyed all of them going down after seeing this article on yahoo sports... http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/news?s...vals&type=lgns



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Indiana should have been in over Purdue.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Indiana should have been in over Purdue.
    Well, they were both in it. Neither really deserved bids.

    Look at it this way. 2 B12 teams are still alive out of only 4 that made it. Only 1 B10 team is left out of 6 that made it (and as pointed out earlier, OSU should have lost as well, if the official had a sack and had called Oden for an intentional, that would have ended the game). The MVC has just as many teams left in there as the B10 does, and they only started with 2!!

    Just like the football season, the Big 10 was vastly overhyped and overrated. OSU is going to have a hell of a time with Tennessee.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    To say the teams didnt deserve to be IN the tournament is pretty far fetched considering 5 of 6 teams won. The only team you could logically say didn't deserve to be in the tournament is Illinois, but they held their own against VT. I believe a more fair judgment is that the best teams in the big10 aren't as great as everyone made them out to be.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post

    Just like the football season, the Big 10 was vastly overhyped and overrated.
    Why does this seem to happen year in and year out? Is it because ESPN hypes them so much with the football TV package and all the ESPN U, FullCourt and Plus that the Big 10 has? Year in and year out the Big 10 has the best TV package, highest population base and best bowl package of any conference yet they stink.



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    I agree with you, but I will give props to Purdue for surprising me this year. They hung in there tough today against UF and definitely got my respect. Even so, MSU and UI had no business getting in.


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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    It's all about the benjamin's as twojman pointed out.

    I have to admit I enjoyed watching Gonzaga go out in the 1st round also, I was rather annoyed how they seemed to be on ESPN EVERY big monday this year, or at least when I turned it on... it's as if they were the only program west of the continental divide worth showing on tv? I realize it was probably a conference contract deal with ESPN, but I got rather tired of the hype Gonzaga gets.


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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUboi12 View Post
    To say the teams didnt deserve to be IN the tournament is pretty far fetched considering 5 of 6 teams won. The only team you could logically say didn't deserve to be in the tournament is Illinois, but they held their own against VT. I believe a more fair judgment is that the best teams in the big10 aren't as great as everyone made them out to be.
    Just because 5 of 6 Big 10 teams won their first round games doesn't mean they all deserved to be in the tournament. IMO, the Big 10 slid 2 of those four lower teams into the tourney on the reputation of the Buckeyes and Badgers. As many here said, and as the games showed, those top two teams weren't as strong and they were made out to be.

    Regarding Illinois, not all #5 seeds are created equal. VT looked rather weak for a #5 in both of their games. That said, and I can't believe my fingers are actually typing this, the bottom 4 Big 10 teams played well.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    I did some research into this and Illinois and Purdue were borderline teams. Syracuse may have had a decent argument over one of them, but Kansas State did not. Kansas State may have been on equal footing, but you can't say that they deserved to get in more.



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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Indiana should have been in over Purdue.
    Syracuse and Drexel should have been in before both of them.


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    Re: I challenge someone to prove me wrong on this one...

    Coulda-shoulda-woulda. The field was set over a week ago and it's done. No one will ever know if Team A deserved to be in over Team B.

    I don't think just because the Big 10 advanced just one of its six to the Sweet 16 that they were overrated, etc. They were 5/6 on Day 1, when many thought they'd only get 2 or 3 wins. Easily should have been 6/6.

    Purdue gave Florida a pretty good game yesterday. MSU gave UNC a tough one too, UNC was just far too deep for the Spartans to handle. Indiana played a pretty good game vs. UCLA too. All 3 Big 10 teams listed here were lower seeds, playing either 1 or 2 seeded teams. Did anyone expect them to win?

    As for Wisky - they lost one of their best players going into the tournament - that hurts (see Cincy a few years ago). Few teams in the county can do that and still win.

    The Big 12 easily could only have 1 of its 4 that got in moving on - as A&M sure didn't whoop Louisville.



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