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Welcome to the hoops hysteria brought few -- muscle milk is powerful protein drink. I'll -- Bob Bryan Webber please be breaking down the bracket. What a college basketball finally got Chris and John did you have all the stuff. Hundred expert how your -- cheap enough you know it if when they say half of your communication or 75% of your communication. Is body language my would just be like -- But it was bad from day one and it's just getting worse expert Noah expert this is just about I just rip it up make -- -- there's a -- Does this stellar Sunday from -- through 'cause let's walk you through the particulars. Coach Haywood a milestone win. Victory number 900 is outstanding career looked up seeded Blue Devils got a scare from Michigan with a move -- to the sweet sixteen. On the other number one not as fortunate Pitt lost a father on Saturday in a wild game that featured some very involved in the final seconds as the officials got heavily involved. The big east or call had. All evidence he stayed in the field of 68 foot altitude out advancing to the sweet sixteen sites Notre Dame to two seed lost to Florida -- -- -- big picture. What's about to you from the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Well obviously you're gonna talk about the big east to out of eleven teams make it to the round of sixteen not what we would have expected but really what stands out to -- -- is this word is the word. We just roll around every march and it's -- it's parity. It's not just a word in the dictionary its a word that really describes college basketball these days. And I think it probably has a lot to do. With the fact that. It -- get the one and done rule you know you can't just come to school. And you know you can't just leave right out of high school you have to come to college to play at least one year so you have a lot of teams -- a lot of talent all throughout the country I mean look at this we have. Temple taking San Diego State to double overtime should we had a 1213 matchup and around 32. I mean two T Richmond and more as best I mean I don't even know if anybody watched that game but really parity is the word of the month. And it puts the madness in the mark math and count perhaps bursts -- let's expand the conversation check in with foxwoods dot com senior basketball writer Jeff Goodman. Who's on the road covering this -- Jeff what do surprised you the most so far our. Bloody start -- Butler now last year's Cinderella story. And now Brad Stevens despite losing lottery pick Gordon Hayward and starter we Beasley. They -- -- sweet sixteen nobody would have bought. Go up against old -- him for game. And -- him at their own game on the glass. And they get another -- digital seen him in Pittsburgh. The cream of the crop in the big east and find a way to -- that we on. Controversial. Soap awkward with the lead mildly or it could surprise there August. BYU with a -- Everybody's different at wagon I did not think it be able to get pats scheme Jack nevermind found them in the way it did it. -- got bigger stronger. BYU. I've read a what the Cougars get through what Denver does saying it now BYU -- metric or. Arizona. Old self but -- against Memphis. Along jobs out there and it -- -- in the form or all sort Arizona. About Josh -- Big -- Kentucky. Wasn't supposed to play more than five maybe seven minute game but the NCAA teams and it's Tanner ineligible. But this season. Harrelson pressed into duty. And I everybody thought that would mean we haven't seen but -- -- -- -- to be the first few games. Embittered you he. Two occupants. And then finally BC you -- coach -- smart this is a team. You know you've got to remember it's. I'd prefer. In the colonial. He's beaten three teams in the public or -- -- -- get the playing. Knock -- USC the latest victory. Convincing resoundingly. Against the Duke Team no effort he put up the ninety point tickets for Q so those would be my top spot surprises for. Thank you Jeff John let's look ahead to the sweet sixteen matchup starting in the east top seed Ohio State taking on Kentucky New Jersey. But guys about a pair of impressive wins you think Ohio State has too much firepower for the wildcats and with. I think Ohio State has too much firepower for everybody in college basketball right now you look at the lineup and I and I give bad not a lot of credit I mean look what they do. They start Dallas Lauderdale. Okay probably not the guy you wanna see planes 3040 minutes and at the half they'd bring in Aaron craft so it's a totally different team. A start with a big lineup John -- David -- William Buford as the 123 which are all interchangeable. You have -- sellinger. And Dallas Lauderdale download just dominated the paint you bring in as they have -- bringing in Harry craft and it's a different teams. I really like about modesty and he's really utilizing the guys that he has changing the lineup up. And I don't know how anybody can hang with these guys you mentioned it to me I didn't even notice this really I didn't and I watched this entire game. Sixteen threes today. And I heard him say John three -- And this is an Ohio State team that can get it done from all over the court bad not a hasn't played very good basketball and they're very smooth things have your. Where he may never panic and I like held their plan I don't think that anybody can beat. Ohio State right now no doubt they are deep -- ballots was thought about it cut -- -- -- could come down to the play. Up Brandon Knight seems like there are totally different team when he gets involved on the scoring that the statue. You look at Brandon -- against Princeton is the only basket he had was the game winner. And really that's the reason why that was even a -- this is -- Kentucky team with a lot of it's now. And I don't see how. Princeton even stated within the game has not the Princeton teams that we knew in the past little while a lot of back -- it's not the same team so to see them play Kentucky so well. It all had to do with the struggles of Brandon -- So look for Brandon Knight to really assert himself early in that game because he is the dictator of -- -- -- -- look at John Calipari team. John Wall Derrick Rose and two guys that are really make -- need to themselves at the next level. They all played well in that helped our system so look for Brandon Knight. To set that tone early if he doesn't play well let's not gonna be about him at all let us make it official what your prediction what you like to win this game I love Ohio State. They're too good and honestly I'm gonna say this now there too good for everybody college basketball is the one team. That is dominant college basketball this year. Okay let's talk about the other sweet sixteen game in the east North Carolina taking off Marquette UNC that leaning heavily on their young -- led by -- Savard. Yes Harrison Barnes has been the star but I got to give a lot of credit to Kendall Marshall. Now without Kendall marshall's emergency you look back. They let Larry -- Larry drew grow you know this isn't the NBA's is college stayed basically said Kendall marshals -- guy Larry -- -- anything to do that -- on. You bring another young star incident -- Kendall Marshall. Harrison Barnes has to pick up this is what and that's exactly what he's done he's turned into the star that we thought it was going to be and it's then you really that was really evident. In the ACC tournament and you watch this guy now. We're starting to believe all the hype. That was made about him early season. Could be in the morning overall pick absolutely get -- draft you. I thought about Marquette one of two big east teams last. In the field of 68 lot of folks myself included thought they'd lose to Xavier in the first round what stood out to you about their performance you know. I've got to say buzz Williams that the coach buzz Williams this is a guy that knows that he doesn't have the strongest team in the country. Not the strongest team in the big east. So I mean he recognizes that his team he's not a strong athletically not a strong enough on offense or even on has. As one defense so what he does is -- demise is a game plan to take out the other team's best players. -- were attacked the strengths of these other teams they took up to halt to Holloway it's point point per game score. Was completely not effective. And that -- in savior and then you look at last game against Syracuse. I mean the 23 zone they had a great plan of attack they hit the short quarters they hit the high post and that's how do you attack that -- rezone. -- can't plan. To use his own -- series because they don't have enough. But he's done a great job demise in the game plan to attack other -- it's prediction time would you like to win this game. You know what I love buzz when I love what they're doing they're playing like they have nothing to lose but the bottom line is. UNC's just got too much I Tyler Zeller John Henson download they're gonna be too much for Marquette. The young guys you know Kendall Marshall Harrison Barnes all they have to do was show up because the big guys are going to be with dominant -- Okay now let's check back in with Jeff Goodman Jeff march could be the cruelest month that college basketball forget about April. What Steelers of the biggest disappointments in this -- Well I think -- sort which teams have played each other coaches vs cancer classic earlier in the year in New York that I saw Pittsburgh injections. -- or try to get that monkey off their back. Get to the final four this was their best shot -- -- certainly set up well for them. In the southeast but they -- out of ball and Jimmie did you get your little bit about this sort of it was controversial ending with -- here Robinson. Meaning that that ill advised well that power. Eventually end up our preacher and he pitched for Texas -- Arizona. Yeah and far more talent in the lob record your. -- and about his. Troubles -- -- instantly permanently. Bruce Pearl certainly one of those guys that belongs on the big disappointment here's a guy -- -- job by it offers career. It's been good about -- quit poem about thirty point loss. Finally don't know. The wildcats. To allow these street game. Lose to George Mason in this thing gets pounded against Ohio they don't know leadership. Clearly a factor down the stretch. Sort of topic is support. Thank you Jeff let's continue to preview the sweet sixteen matchup -- going to be taken on Arizona spicy game in the west to Anaheim Southern California the Blue Devils almost flew back huge lead. In the second half of the win over Michigan should do he'd be concerned. I wouldn't say they should be concerned but I think they need to play a little sense of urgency I mean. You look at this Duke Team bring carrier being back into the mix. He was their guy early in the season now I think they're trying to make him the real the real star right now I mean Nolan Smith for player of the year I'm award. You gotta give back a lot of credit for what he's done in carrier whose absence but really. You look at Duke -- -- -- coach Dave playing his young kids as much as they're playing you know they want him to be the guy that they go to -- I think didn't need to continue playing without a high sense of birdies and that's the heat. He really took their foot off the guest -- missing that whole thing not a single stop them. Against Arizona OK let's talk about Sean Miller's team Arizona beat Texas and around the 32 once more we learn why. Derrick Williams was on an -- the best player in the pac ten this year you know I almost thought their first second that -- candidate. He can kind of look body's gonna get found at the end of the game didn't. Luckily they got the ball back and he came up here. Heat I don't know there's a great picture online and his hands it to decide the Bulls about to go off the glass I have no idea how wet when it cal went in. But the bottom line is with the game on the line to guys stepped up to the foul line and knock it down to meet. The real matchup to watch is the guard -- -- mean Nolan Smith. Kyle Fogg and Momo Jones I mean this is gonna be this is gonna be who can control the tempo of the game the most Duke. Or Momo Jones and Kyle thought I mean really that's gonna be what you wanna -- so -- style game do you anticipate and who's gonna win I think -- and making a half court game. And I think they're gonna control the tempo Nolan Smith. The veteran leadership that he's got -- seeing what. Look for guys like Kyle similar things in the -- -- for the ball the court. Did you know that Kyle Fogg -- -- with Jones they're gonna try to push the tempo they're probably gonna pick up full court look for some of the big to do to bring it up just play half court basketball. Let's move on Campbell walker and you've got we'll take on San Diego state of -- that partisan crowd now and I got. The aztecs really had a gut out -- win over temple double overtime and it made a bunch of mistakes almost lost the game he picked it and after really cleaning things up. They're -- have to clean things up but you gotta remember this is a San Diego State the state team that up until this year hasn't won an NCAA tournament a point. So they don't have that experience I think they needed this game. I think they needed to have to gut out a win. To to understand what it's like I mean this is a one and done format. They did a great job in the mountain west tournament they had you know took out BYU got twice earlier that year. We see with BYU success that this not west might have been stronger than anybody has given credit report. So I like the fact that they had a gut out a winner gets a tough temple team. This is a temple team that you know they've played this match up zone which is hard to figure out and it only takes about half of basketball. For most coaches figure it out I -- you talked to Steve Fisher after the game and and he felt really good about the win because he saw -- team for the first time. Really have to fight it out and I think that's gonna be keep moving and moving forward. Flipping around last week a lot of Talking Heads the pundits like yourself slot you -- would be fatigue dry us and it went five chaos out in five days that they can't be scared of it not what has impressed you the most about this team you've had. Start now with Campbell's you want to open I mean I think you've got to start with Camby gets up you gotta talk. But this guy who wasn't bigger big east player of the year. Yet he's up for the -- the players in the basement there where they wouldn't wear whatever it's called these days. So you've got Campbell walker who has just kind of single handedly taken this team was back. And got the job done five days in a row in the big east tournament and he's doing the same thing now so look for him. To not change and they Stewart he's attacking they're finally using the inside out play of Campbell walked -- -- poor guy he's so look for those that actually beat the post a little bit more. Is -- is getting to the point where again he can't keep this up he can't just rely on himself you know. UConn can't rely on one guy there they do have other weapons so the inside out play could be key for UConn going for let us put you on the spot who's going to win and why. I think San Diego State's gonna win I think they got past temple which was gonna be the biggest test. It was a it's a match up to three zone. It's not like Syracuse he. It's a different style of a match of the it mears a man to man defense and I think that's what makes it tough to play. And this is a team that has gotten by with just yoga classes throughout the course of the year so now. They learn how to play and a half court basketball game and they got it done so I look for them to match up really wealthy athletic schism of UConn. I don't know who's gonna slow down Campbell. But I think San Diego State's is too tough. But now it's on the checking would Jeff Goodman one final time Jeff how about the guys on the sidelines wearing the suits and ties give us. One -- two head coaches they're doing the best jobs with their -- You know I think you gotta look right now which on Miller -- more. Sean Miller hired errors on a couple of years ago I was not the first second or third choice. Didn't take over a lot didn't care a lot out of the mess that we don't want -- -- on. With the instability of among coaches after Olsen laughed but Miller luckily get Derrick Williams. And somehow finds a way to get this team to the sweet sixteen. Shocked are smart and the other him what do you rising young coaches in the industry. A guy again that really wasn't -- -- radar. When BC you -- a lot Anthony ranked Alabama. Buried deep or would see this won't waived by the interview good shot smarty hires him. Out of the rest is history so Jon Miller Shaka smart too. The real -- coming rising. Coaches in the industry right now. Thank you Jeff safe travels for the rest of the terrier okay let's talk about the sweet sixteen games coming up in the southwest region Virginia common football people taking out Florida State -- we know. The issue apology last week we both that. They didn't deserve to make it into the -- 68 and again who you asked me earlier about my brackets. They're one of the guys -- -- mass -- but I had no idea that they would play this fall and there's two guys remember last year we had -- Lee. -- no meant yes for -- men match. Whoever was it was good I remember that he ended up on the cover of Sports Illustrated so he got the job done northern Iowa knocking out Kansas last year which Kansas. Definitely didn't forget about that. But VCU this year. And I have to look at my notes Joey Rodriguez. And shocked -- mark. Remember the was named the relation to -- at times and I know how. Don't think so I don't see it but they didn't do me they look like the -- smart Joe Rodriguez Jorge Rodriguez twelve points eleven rebounds. He carried it. You got it done from all over the court it's your turn. He's a static controlled the tempo of the game and controlled the outcome of the game by just taking care of the ball it seems like BC you don't lose by thrown away. And I gotta give -- -- smart and I sounds like a name he made up but really just marked the 33 year old head coach. All the -- in the world that sideline and I at this point they have nothing to lose and I think really. As that opening round game we're playing game whatever was against USC. I don't think had anything to lose and lose and either so. The past three games it had nothing to lose so they are teaming got to -- about how about Florida State has been a good run for ACC teams in this tourney they look very impressed easy to see Notre Dame yeah what you gotta like what Leonard I'm. Stewart I mean really this is -- defense in. Minded team and I think girls that look back at what I said about plus weeks plus Williams. At Marquette knows this team's not that strong offensively he knows that they're not that talented that they can't just play with anybody in the country. So you gotta make sure you do the little things right you gotta make sure defensively. You've locked down and look Florida State does I mean 32% -- a percentage against. I think that's even the -- says what. They don't give up any easy baskets and that's what they did tonight seemingly been hands Rick dutrow big east player of the year. We'll click high school player and you've gotta like what they're doing Chris Singleton's a guy remember he was out for about a month and a half -- broke a foot. By the -- on three of three which almost took them out of the tournament. And they really so having him come back against Texas a and M he's thirteen points a game seven rebounds a game he's their go to guys having him back on the floor. Changes that -- state let's get the bottom line who's winning and moving on to -- eight you know. I've got to like Florida State because they beat a really good team in Notre Dame and I think that's when it comes down to you've shown that you can beat a really good team Purdue was not a good enough test from. And and really produce didn't even look like they showed up today. They did not look like the team that we thought they were gonna be so BCU I I continue to question prove me wrong but. I continue to question you but I I don't think they're gonna get past them and I think Florida State's gonna move forward. You wanna call out Richmond as well try to be -- -- Schiller and they take on top seeded Kansas in the spiders maintain their momentum as a twelve seed David tournament darlings back to the -- went six to rant was a red cup. It a couple of double -- -- Richmond spiders I mean. Just because it's a cool name doesn't mean they're going to be great team. Justin harper big time play. 610225. Pounds and he's an NBA style basketball player and you haven't heard a lot about a because. It's the Atlantic ten it's the Richmond spiders but he's a big time basketball player but he's just not enough. I mean they're going up against Kansas. And a little -- me up for Kansas but. You're going up against the prior -- second best team in the nation in my opinion behind us okay -- -- -- -- Richmond point of view about the Morse went for KU inside. Do we need to make it official who's gonna win this -- The Morris twins are gonna win this game. I've been I think that's what's gonna come down -- he got two guys. -- can play from thirty feet 21 for the road from away from about I mean they really can do at all and I saw that today when Marcus Morris. Trailed. Trailed the fast break. Pulls up for three I mean that says a lot about what they're capable of doing. And these are guys they're -- physically dominate the game they're gonna physically impose their will against Richmond and Richmond just not deep enough to be Kansas. All right the NCA -- it features a range of emotions. These postseason games can lead to -- sadness by the players and coaches let's play The Crying Game starting with Morehead State -- coach -- did. It's a crazy crazy game I say this all the time the game will hurt you no matter who you are. You have nights like Thursday where he literally can't explain how did you feel and in games and days like today where. He can't explain how much it hurts and that. That's basketball. From the competitiveness emerges when the winning team around and hit about a score risk bush anything else. I wonder when he gets -- final pool and -- -- students. We ran off the floor smile all smiles than they ran off the floor with tears in their eyes. And that's the nature of what we do. Amusement in four years. -- -- -- -- friends awfully impressive last moment in my basketball career. And anonymous -- An honest publishers. Just -- obviously a tough loss there's a finale lose -- season's over. So now job we're gonna try to maintain our composure breaking down this week sixteen games in the south east BYU did in South Florida you know it's all Jim are right. Mr. Burnett went off for 34 point the Cougars when organs that is so how does Florida try to contain him you know he's gonna get when he. 45 for third and our our first soft. I don't think you try to contain him you just understand. That he's gonna get hits without a doubt he's gonna get his this is gonna get shots up and it's a game -- numbers project. He's gonna make a certain amount of I think what you do is you try to limit and you gotta remember you have Kenny -- yeah. And Erving walker these are two very quick very athletic in your face guard. Use that don't let Jim Murphy hit the ball up full court dribbling the thirty foot -- he makes a lot of I don't understand yeah. Why coaches haven't figured that out to not let him dribble up and rhythm up in the shops and at least just understand he's still gonna get his -- limit him as much as -- Florida more balanced on offense seven gators at least seven points in the win over you're usually -- is. What makes this team so dangerous when it comes to the raucous and much why I mean you've got a guy like Parsons download that can play anywhere on the court. They use him in the high post very well. They also recognize Kenny -- and I -- mentioned just a minute ago. Erving walker Kenny boy music guys that can create off the dribble they can shoot from three and they utilized that hide -- like Jason -- -- Just because it got to hit the shot from that. From the top of the game. And also started to the basket point passes for that so they really played very good team basketball -- Donovan the guy he's. He's -- he knows how to coach this level he knows how to win at this level so it's not surprising to see and I think there are not the sexiest to see that we see in this tournament but. I like what Billy Donovan does and I think they're very well rounded basketball team just don't know how strong they are and I still think. They might -- -- your handing the prediction my allegedly YD Florida wins and I think we just have too much. I think somebody finally finds a way to limit -- -- for that and you're not gonna take it all way is gonna get a look rusty Fisher did he limited Jammer and that's in this championship games and and they finally got a -- And finally Butler coming up they're huge upset win over Pitt now they take on Wisconsin Butler -- old. You with the buzzer and the -- that twelve point lead against the Panthers barely went. Is this team getting lucky or getting a lot of close. Well I think we always say this that we -- a lot of things and it's like we would you create your own luck and I think butler's one of the teams that does that. They're comfortable playing close games and that says a lot about Coach Brad Stevens and this is a guy. This on the stories last year about him being a pharmaceutical sales of this guy is comfortable in a high pressure situation which you know old. Obviously yesterday high pressure situation. Just squeaked by oh do you they were comfortable what did -- can't. They executed when he needed to execute and it leads to the most unlikely of heroes and you know the fourth or fifth guy on their team was the guy that's scored it was like camouflage going on -- you know this world layup. They almost handed away within a dumb foul shot back just kind of only losses -- for a second. But Butler does they create their own lot than they put themselves in a place to win every night Wisconsin had no answer for -- appalled at Kansas State on Saturday now. They have to contend player eulogized you Sheldon max what to defensive approach try to contain him as well while I think Wisconsin just has to do what they do. Cubs Bo Ryan knows how to -- I think -- -- great players he's been there and look for him have much more points than he did at the end of that game against Pitt. But this is got it's been their before. He knows how to play in championship games he understands the one and done format. So he's gonna bring his a game definitely look for that but I think Wisconsin's just too strong Bo Ryan knows how to coach as I just seven. He knows how to coach especially in Wisconsin of course we see they never lose it was kinds of but he's got a guy in Jordan Taylor who he can play tough on defense he can score 35 points anybody at any night out so. I like that matchup that Jordan Taylor seldom that match up that'll be wanna watch so make it official who's going to win I've got Wisconsin winning and I think Wisconsin too deep. I think they're gonna be on a match up well with the style of play -- these two really good coach is going head to head. And that's something that'll be interesting to watch is just look who executes better in the half court and I think you'll see that right off -- get. Great socal we appreciate the insight into toss those brackets they know completely blown up -- as ever they were done from day -- You know what we're trying to we're gonna recycled material out there and -- really sorry that is get a feel for this edition of hoops hysteria will be back next to get you ready for the bottom of the Ford John Griffin and give them an off Bryan Webber enjoy the madness everybody. This clip was brought to you by muscle -- it's powerful pro team. Drink --