Today's Topic: Are The Buckeyes In
Ohio State and Indiana played a competitive match in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. For the Bracketologists, it was considered a play-in game for the NCAA tournament.
As you may have heard, the Buckeyes have won the 79-75 win, clearing their invitation to the club field of 68.
Ohio State certainly looked like they belonged to the tournament. With Kaleb Wesson back, who had an average of 17 points per half-time during his absence, he was worth twice as much with 35 points.
The Buckeyes had four hits in a two-digit number against a team from Indiana that had won four consecutive times coming into this game, including two victories against runner-up Wisconsin and Michigan State. Ohio State spent much of the time controlling the game, using the NCAA's standard recipe of at least two productive guards and one reliable big man.
Prior to the game on Thursday, CBS bracket specialist Jerry Palm had the Buckeyes as 1
. Since the Buckeyes were "in" before the start of the game and then won game they said I think 2 + 2 = 4, right?
Possibly. Ohio State plays # 1 Michigan state state on Friday, and a loss for the Spartans is expected by the "experts" and therefore should not be negative for the Buckeyes to hit in a bubble, so to speak. However, teams on the bubble are never in a bubble of 19459008. Other teams that are also involved in the bubble will also affect the OSU, as well as the OSU on them.
With a victory against MSU tomorrow, the state of Ohio and RSVP can proceed. With a loss they can send him in, but another conference can send in theirs and bring a plus called Cinderella.
In other words, root for any higher-ranked team remaining in the conference tournaments, except for the games the Buckeyes are playing, of course.
From here you want as much chalk as possible. The state of Ohio has a place, but it is not closed.
They do not want the committee to overbook that flight and then remove the buckeyes and give them a voucher for a free home game in the NIT tournament.
And who knows, the committee knows what the state of Ohio has done at full strength in the last two games (90-70 over Iowa, 79-75 over Indiana), and believes that they are independent of what the rest the bubble does.