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‘Vegas Bracketology’ includes 5 Ohio teams

Ohio State, Cincinnati, Xavier and Cleveland State are all included in this edition of  “Vegas Bracketology” published by Fox Sports and Don Best Sports gaming analyst Todd Furhman.

He has the Buckeyes highest at at No. 4 in a killer region with No. 1 seed Louisville, No. 2 Arizona and No. 3 Kentucky.

Cincinnati gets a six seed in another region while Xavier is rated as a No. 11 seed, Cleveland State is a 12 and Toledo a 13.

As Furhman freely admits, this bracket projection has some unique and surprising entires topped by Iowa receiving a top seed, but he explains the differences are a result of using the power numbers generated by Vegas oddsmakers.

Check it out: Vegas Bracketology : Outkick The Coverage.

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Or Watching 2012 Buckeye Basketball

This Ohio State team is scary in a lot of ways, and I mean that as a compliment and a criticism.

They can do almost everything, but it’s not always clear when they’ll do anything.

Some of the feelings that arise from watching this group of Buckeyes are no doubt a matter of perception, leftovers from a high preseason ranking and even the residual effect of last year’s excellent but disappointing team.  Continue reading The Agony and the Ecstasy, Or Watching 2012 Buckeye Basketball

Some thoughts on the Big Ten tournament

Well the weekend in Indianapolis was certainly an interesting one.

I have enjoyed covering the women’s Big Ten tournament there for the past six years, but this was my first trip for the men’s version, and I liked just about everything about it.

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The tipoff between Ohio State and Purdue at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

The whole thing was run very well, and the teams played their parts as well from Michigan’s comeback against Minnesota on Friday night to Ohio State’s big run to put away Purdue. Ohio State and Michigan State both dispatched of semifinal opponents then staged a classic in the championship game.

What do we think of the Buckeyes now? Continue reading Some thoughts on the Big Ten tournament