***Official 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Thread***

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helechopper

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It’s hard to imagine a scenario where you’d rather lose a close game in the Sweet Sixteen rather than make it to the Elite Eight and get beaten badly. We might have seen that unimaginable line crossed tonight.

I mean…it’s just embarrassing. No, not just embarrassing, it’s a denutting on a national scale.
 
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It’s hard to imagine a scenario where you’d rather lose a close game in the Sweet Sixteen rather than make it to the Elite Eight and get beaten badly. We might have seen that unimaginable line crossed tonight.

Eh. I think id still take the E8. Even if we got blown out like this, I think everyone nationally would look at it and go "well yeah, they ran into the buzzsaw that is UConn", not "Iowa State must be terrible"
 

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Eh. I think id still take the E8. Even if we got blown out like this, I think everyone nationally would look at it and go "well yeah, they ran into the buzzsaw that is UConn", not "Iowa State must be terrible"

I remember when OU got to the final four in 2016 and got just humiliated.

I think getting there is still a great deal even if it means getting rolled.

This is just confirmation that it's UConn and everyone else.
 

cytor

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Hurley is an asshat. He literally bitched they had to play the early game on Thursday in Boston, a mere 75 miles from home. What a tool.
 
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Jer

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I think it is still better to advance to the Elite 8 and get blown out rather than lose a close one in the Sweet 16.

01. Beating the B1G Tournament Champion Illini is better than losing to them.
02. Only the 2nd Elite 8 (not counting 1944) would be breaking through a program wall.
03. Make the Team Super Hungry to make the Final Four in 2025!

So, while it would have sucked to get blown out today, I think making it to the Elite 8 would have been worth it.

Just my onion.

Let's Go State!
 

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If UConn wins the championship, they should be talked about among the greatest teams of all time. I don't see one weakness.

This might sound weird but it makes me feel a little better about Iowa State losing knowing that they would have likely been trounced by UConn anyway. OF course I would have rather them had their shot against UConn but still, it was inevitable spanking awaiting them.