Selection Sunday 2016 Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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The NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed today (5:30 p.m., CBS) and Michigan will finally know its postseason fate.

The Selection Show starts at 5:30 p.m. on CBS and will run for two hours. We’re kicking off our open thread now for those of you that want to discuss the Big Ten Tournament Championship or the Memphis-UConn game which could result in one fewer bubble spot.

Check out a full rundown of bracketology projections here and leave your comments below.

  • Chillax

    Thank god…I was praying we didn’t get kentucky

  • Joel_C

    They’re tryin’ to set up Indiana/Kentucky

  • ChipperFliet

    Indiana got screwed. Kentucky and then NC! No way they make it out

    • MEL

      That’s been the theme of this tournament seeding – except that they let us in!

  • Mattski

    ND in Brooklyn with a good UM crowd? Or does ND probably draw a lot of folks there, too?

    • scipiodreams80

      I don’t know, and I think ND is really good, but if we get there I am so there!

    • jemblue

      There are a lot of ND fans in New York. It should draw a big crowd.

    • MAZS

      the East Coast is the heart and soul of Irish subway alums–but income-wise, our NYC alums dwarf those subway ones.

      • scipiodreams80

        Lot of UM alums would show if we get there. Downside, I haven’t seen anything but true softness from our New York crowd, and that’s my hometown. I had some dude have to move because I was too loud cheering for Michigan. WEAK.

  • Chillax

    here we go

  • Chillax

    yeahhhh!

  • Wayman Britt

    Cannot wait for the scouting report on Tulsa, Dylan hope you aren’t too busy tonight.

  • gobluemd16

    P-H-E-W

  • ChipperFliet

    WoW

  • scipiodreams80

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    CBS with egg all over their faces

    And f’ you Clark Kellogg

  • MGoTweeter

    Let’s do it. Win the whole dang thing

    • jemblue

      It wouldn’t shock me to see us get to the round of 32. Preparing for us on short notice isn’t easy.

      • gobluemd16

        Unfortunate part of having to play Wednesday/Fri/Sunday is Beilein has less prep for our opponents as well.

        • scipiodreams80

          Oh, we are Wednesday? Outstanding! I’m busy all Tuesday, but I may drink my face off on Wednesday, lol

        • jemblue

          Yeah, but he generally handles short-prep situations pretty well.

  • mpbear14

    We are winning it all!!!

  • Cory

    Gotlieb has talking points and no real idea what he’s talking about……

    • Rich74

      Yeah, he says we should not be in. He has no idea. Maybe he shouldn’t be on the telecast. Loser.

  • Wayman Britt

    Looks like Tulsa has alot of seniors

    • mpbear14

      They are not a good basketball team.

  • scipiodreams80

    Gottlieb is such an attention whore. Go steal some more credit cards. 4 TOP THIRTY wins, dude who shot like he had two broken arms.

    • MAZS

      and got kicked out of ND for theft

      • scipiodreams80

        He is possibly the most unlikable guy to appear on television in the last twenty years. He’s like Billy Packer but with less knowledge.

        • MAZS

          I appreciate the sentiment, but a little hyperbole—-Stephen A and Skip Bayless are still alive

          • scipiodreams80

            Yes, I’m sorry, I meant more appearing on live sports telecasts. Obviously, those guys are worse.

  • Chillax

    The President: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in this history of mankind.

    Mankind — that word should have new meaning for all of us today.

    We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore.

    We will be united in our common interests.

    Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution — but from annihilation.

    We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist.

    And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:

    “We will not go quietly into the night!

    We will not vanish without a fight!

    We’re going to live on!

    We’re going to survive!”

    Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

  • Joel_C

    Lmao Gottlieb stfu – “Only 4 wins in the Top 100” F*** off they were all TOP 30!!! A**hole.

    • scipiodreams80

      He’s such an obvious troll. He was like, hmmm, which really large fanbase can I tick off so I CAN GET MORE ATTENTION

      BECAUSE I NEED MORE ATTENTION

      BECAUSE I HAVE NO TALENT, BUT PEOPLE KEEP EMPLOYING ME…

      BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO GET ATTENTION

    • Slim33

      hope the team heard that, bulletin board material

    • MAZS

      Is this the appropriate time to quote Disraeli—re: there are lies, damned lies and then statistics.?

  • malcolm bolt

    Our guys have to make their layups, value the basketball, and if they are going to play matador defense, hopefully limit the cheap buckets.

  • mstein23

    Every time I think I can’t hate Gottlieb any more, he does something to take it to another level.

  • Slim33

    LETS DANCE hahahaha once again all the pessimism put to bed

  • ChipperFliet

    So…. the roller coaster ride continues! What time is the game?

  • scipiodreams80

    I am dying laughing at CBS and their trash show getting scooped by twitter. Choice.

  • malcolm bolt

    Get to work JB! Redemption time!

  • scipiodreams80

    As much as that was just desperate trolling by Gottlieb, I still would love to push him off a very high roof.

  • Joel_C

    Purdue is a 4 or 3, they got jobbed

  • Joel_C

    Hey guys – did you know we only have 21 wins against the Top 351?? We should definitely not be in.

  • gobluemd16

    You could argue that every single Big Ten team got underseeded or accurately seeded

    • gobluemd16

      Purdue, Indiana, MSU especially

  • Rich74

    B1G got jobbed across the board. Where was Hollis in the discussions?

    • A2MIKE

      Talking to Delaney about moving out of the B1G East and over to the westnow that harbaugh is home

      • Rich74

        Good one.

    • scipiodreams80

      Sparty got cake. His work was done.

    • jemblue

      I don’t get why ADs are on the committee in the first place. Huge conflict of interest.

  • Tony DeMaria

    Do you think Tulsa fans were even watching this in anticipation?

  • Chezaroo

    We have to beat Tulsa

    • Wayman Britt

      If we can hit some shots should happen

  • scipiodreams80

    If there were real time gambling – and I said this on Facebook, I might have put every last cent I have on Sparty being in the Midwest as the #2 there. That would have been such easy money.

  • Wayman Britt

    MSU can already book their flight to final four, they have an easy road

  • scipiodreams80

    If by a miracle we got there, WVU is like OSU but a million times better and with more press.

    • Slim33

      Mich aint beating West Va with a week rest let alone their 3rd game in a weekend

      • scipiodreams80

        I’d be inclined to agree.

      • A2MIKE

        Everyone said we shouldn’t beat IU. WVU, is great defensively, but it is a different d than Purdue. They live on forcing turnovers. I love JB in all 3 possible coaching matchups

  • scipiodreams80

    WE IN! OH LET DO IT

    (I will never get tired of that Demar Dorsey hilarity)

  • MAZS

    Playing ND is alot like playing ourselves—this year and the past few. That said, at least ND doesn’t play much defense—whichever team hits their open 3s, wins.

    • countourzealous

      I think whichever team scores the most points will (probably?) win. I’m no expert though.

  • scipiodreams80

    Man, how clearly did UNC get screwed as opposed to Sparty?

    Which team would you rather be in these brackets???

  • scipiodreams80

    Man, poor SDSU. They have only themselves to blame, though. They really choked down the stretch of that game.

  • scipiodreams80

    All in all, I’m not going to say I can’t complain here, but I/we probably shouldn’t.

  • Joel_C

    Special shout-outs to SMU and Louisville for being on probation this year

    • scipiodreams80

      Apparently we were 4th to last in, so would have been in with them in, anyway

  • scipiodreams80

    Looking at the ones they put last 4 out, I feel zero guilt about any of those teams not being in. I feel bad for Monomuth, but I don’t feel like there wasn’t a case to be made against them.

  • scipiodreams80

    Takeaway, YET AGAIN damn Sparty gets the easiest bracket. A true Mark Hollis tradition.

  • scipiodreams80

    wrong thread

  • Matthew Wilk

    Anyone see confirmation of game time?