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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 01:07pm
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I have my bracket completed, I am sure it will be a disaster.
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 01:27pm
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Kansas beats Kentucky for the championship. I know it's a boring pick, but I've got twenty bucks invested in this pick at work.

Go Jayhawks. Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
C'mon Billy you gotta treat your feet bettern that!

How about picking Diebler and his crew?

PS - Let it be known that for the first time EVER, I actually picked that darn play-in game correctly!
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 01:40pm
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I refuse to pick the "play-in" game until they call it what it is; the first round.
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I refuse to pick the "play-in" game until they call it what it is; the first round.
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I refuse to pick the "play-in" game until they call it what it is; the first round.
I am puzzled as to why they are not in the KS bracket. If they are in the 64 v 65 game, why do they not play the role of Lehigh?
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 01:45pm
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I am puzzled as to why they are not in the KS bracket. If they are in the 64 v 65 game, why do they not play the role of Lehigh?
Great question....one I'd like to have answer to, as well. It seems like a no brainer given that Kay U is the #1 overall seed. Is it not logical that the first team in would play the last team in?
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 01:48pm
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Great question....one I'd like to have answer to, as well. It seems like a no brainer given that Kay U is the #1 overall seed. Is it not logical that the first team in would play the last team in?
Apparently travel costs and the desire to actually fill arenas comes more into play than accurate seeding of 65 teams.
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Not crying, just taking a meaningless stance.

Sort of like Tiger Woods skipping meaningless golf tournaments to work on his marriage.
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 01:51pm
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Apparently travel costs and the desire to actually fill arenas comes more into play than accurate seeding of 65 teams.
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 04:37pm
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Apparently travel costs and the desire to actually fill arenas comes more into play than accurate seeding of 65 teams.
That is exactly why. They've said as much. The play-in game is matched up with the region closest to the participating schools no matter which #1 is in it.

It doesn't really matter. If the overall #1 has more trouble with #61 than #64, they didn't deserve the overall #1.

Also, they've stated before that the seeding sometimes is adjusted to meet other requirements. They'll move teams in the middle up/down to meet the rules on playing conference foes in the early rounds, the rules on not playing at your home facility, or of the other principles they try to meet.
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Old Wed Mar 17, 2010, 07:19pm
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The schools that have men's basketball teams with graduation rates of less than 40% are Arkansas-Pine Bluff (29%), Baylor (36%), California (20%), Clemson (37%), Georgia Tech (38%), Kentucky (31%), Louisville (38%), Maryland (8%), Missouri (36%), New Mexico State (36%), Tennessee (30%) and Washington (29%).

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The schools that have men's basketball teams with graduation rates of less than 40% are Arkansas-Pine Bluff (29%), Baylor (36%), California (20%), Clemson (37%), Georgia Tech (38%), Kentucky (31%), Louisville (38%), Maryland (8%), Missouri (36%), New Mexico State (36%), Tennessee (30%) and Washington (29%).

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Since some schools have guys leave early to go to the NBA and other pro leagues, that would be like saying people could not be appointed to office who do not file tax returns.
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Since some schools have guys leave early to go to the NBA and other pro leagues, that would be like saying people could not be appointed to office who do not file tax returns.
And if some of those short termers don't have a grade point. Just pretend they were never there.
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