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NCAA Tournament Day One Open Thread

Comment on Minnesota losing here!

Wisconsin v Minnesota Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

It’s finally here! March Madness is upon us. Minnesota, Purdue, Maryland, Northwestern (congrats), and Wisconsin are all in action today. Will Minnesota shock the world and not get upset? Will Matt Painter figure out how to win a tournament game? Is Mark Turgeon as bad a tournament coach as Painter? Can Northwestern win its first ever NCAA Tournament game? Will Wisconsin avoid having an eight minute field goal drought? These are all questions that need answers! If I were a betting man (and I am), I’d say the B1G goes 4-1 and we all laugh at Minnesota for being the victims of the least surprising upset ever. Congrats on being a 9 seed disguised as a 5 seed Minnesota, your reward is a 7 seed disguised as a 12 seed (Go Blue Raiders!). Of course, the B1G could just as easily go 0-5, although I doubt even Painter can screw up Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas going up against a team that’s biggest rotation players go 6’6 and 6’8. Of course, if there was a coach to do it, it’s Matt Painter. Arkansas- Little Rock just called and wanted to ask if you had figured out a gameplan yet. Usual thread rules apply. No porn (Gopher basketball players or otherwise), no illegal game streams (it’s all online anyway), and no being an asshat.