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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 08:19pm
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Bracketology & Tournament Discussion

Okay, it's great fun to fill out a bracket and see how we do against each other but wouldn't it be great if someone from the forum were to win!?!

With that in mind, discussion:

Who are some double digit seeds that might pull off an upset or two?

A single digit seed that might be ripe?

Thoughts on 8/9 matchups or the best 12/5 upset possiblity?
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 08:25pm
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Double digit seeds:

Having seen NC State play three teams last week, I think they can get to the second round, although admittedly, I don't know much about SDSU.

West Virginia, playing 60 miles(?) from home in Pittsburgh. Tough draw for Gonzaga. WVU advances?

Texas/Cincy? I didn't like the way UC looked against Louisville.

Colorado/UNLV? CU won the Pac-12 but that ain't saying a lot.

Indiana sucks on the road. New Mexico St. looks strong.

Long Beach State? Tough draw for New Mexico according to the experts.

Any locals know anything about these teams?
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 08:38pm
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The 5/12 Matchup with Harvard/Vandy. I believe Amaker can pull this one off.

I am concern for Syracsue.
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:23pm
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I think Vandy is playing pretty well right now.

I think 'Cuse gets through the 1st two rounds. Then, Boeheim is probably going to get as far from NY as he can for a couple of weeks!
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:28pm
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Big concern for Syracuse now! No grades = no play.

I agree with WVA over the Zags due to travel and location of the game.
Long Beach is good, but New Mexico is playing great so I must pick them.

I don't like Indiana, but NV beat NMSU both times this season.

Unlv is better than Colorado as both are tough defensive teams.

NC State should beat a SDSU team which lost too much from last season.
If Cincy doesn't hit a major scoring drought, I like them.
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:40pm
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I got WKU beating UNC for the championship
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:52pm
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If Cincy doesn't hit a major scoring drought, I like them.
Which is what happened against Louisville.
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:53pm
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Big concern for Syracuse now! No grades = no play.

I agree with WVA over the Zags due to travel and location of the game.
Long Beach is good, but New Mexico is playing great so I must pick them.

I don't like Indiana, but NV beat NMSU both times this season.

Unlv is better than Colorado as both are tough defensive teams.

NC State should beat a SDSU team which lost too much from last season.
If Cincy doesn't hit a major scoring drought, I like them.
I don't think the travel will be a concern for the Zags, I believe they will pull it off.

Isn't SDSU coached by the famed fab five Steve Fisher? I like'em over NC State.
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:27pm
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Just when you think Iona could be the next VCU or Butler, they show us why they're a 14 seed, playing on Tuesday.
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:58pm
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55 points in the first half.

17 points in the second half.

Wow.
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San Diego State can flat out play ball - when their heads are screwed on straight. Lots of bad defense from them at times - more concerned with getting blocked shots than playing fundamental defense. If they come ready to play then NC State is in trouble.

UNLV should handle Colorado. Buffs really don't have much of a half court offense - did anyone in the Pac 12???

I think Texas can take Cinci, and South Florida can take Temple (assuming they get past Cal tomorrow). Those are my two upset picks the first round.

Gonzaga/West Virginia should be a great game.
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Old Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:45pm
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Well my bracket starts out 0-2.....geez....a 16 point lead and a 25 point lead. All gone.

When I looked at my bracket in the elite 8 I think I have typical 1-2/1-3 matchups....the only real upsets I saw our WVU over Gonzaga and I have Murray State to the sweet 16.

I have Kentucky, Missouri, and UNC in the final 4 and I had Syracuse but now I will have to revise that pick:

When you don't have DirecTv you start smoking pot.
When you start smoking pot you stop showing up to class.
When you stop showing up to class your grades drop.
When your grades drop you become ineligible for the NCAA Tourney.
Don't become ineligible for the NCAA tourney. Get DirecTV

Probably go with Florida State as tOSU burned me last year...I was listening to the radio on the way home from work today and they said after the announcement a lot of money in Vegas flowed to tOSU so take it for what it is worth....

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Old Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:19pm
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So much for Pat Knight's NCAA tourney run.
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I have Harvard winning a couple of games. Looking at VCU/Davidson to run into the Kentucky buzzsaw.
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Wichita St./Kentucky in the Sweet 16.

Syracuse/Kansas St. match up in the second round will be interesting.

The Florida St/Ohio st possible meeting in the Sweet 16 would be a good game to watch.
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