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Re: March Madness

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:13 pm

I picked Hawaii beating Cal as my biggest upset of the first round, and it came out today that Cal's leading scorer broke his hand in practice and is out for the tournament.

I like that pick now.

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Re: March Madness

Post by AgentSeto » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:25 pm

Oh, Yale. I was only joking about picking you, you weren't actually supposed to win... :x

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Re: March Madness

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:45 pm

Austin Peay lost to Kansas, which was expected, but that school has my favorite anecdote about college basketball.

In the 1970s, Austin Peay managed to recruit a New York high school standout/streetball legend named James "Fly" Williams into their program. The cheer that went up during their games was, "the Fly is open, let's go Peay!"

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Re: March Madness

Post by Holocene Hero » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:24 pm

I'm a bit concerned about how more people have Michigan St winning it all than any of the one seeds :/

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Re: March Madness

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:31 pm

Holocene Hero wrote:I'm a bit concerned about how more people have Michigan St winning it all than any of the one seeds :/


Being #1 has been the kiss of death this year.

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Re: March Madness

Post by Holocene Hero » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:17 pm

9021amyers wrote:I think a 16-seed is going to win this year, but I can't gain the courage to pick one in my bracket. If Holy Cross or Southern look hot tomorrow night, I might take them over Oregon. No way they deserved that top seed.


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Re: March Madness

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:33 pm

Holocene Hero wrote:
9021amyers wrote:I think a 16-seed is going to win this year, but I can't gain the courage to pick one in my bracket. If Holy Cross or Southern look hot tomorrow night, I might take them over Oregon. No way they deserved that top seed.


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They're staying in it, but Carolina probably has the bodies to pull ahead in the second half.

I haven't seen much of Oregon this season; I wonder if they'll be able to quickly figure out Holy Cross' 1-3-1 zone.

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Re: March Madness

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:41 pm

SlickRick87 wrote:I'll be going to a couple of the games tomorrow. Oregon State (go Beavs!!!)/VCU and Oklahoma/Cal State Bakersfield.

Oregon State is making their first appearance in 25 years and less than a four hour drive away? Hard to pass that up.

Do me a favor and root for the Roadrunners. My hometown team has gone from perennial D-II contender to WAC tournament champion in just ten years, but they'll need all the help they can get against Oklahoma.
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Re: March Madness

Post by 9021amyers » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:47 pm

When the NCAA started the First Four, I thought that forcing a team to play an extra game to enter the field as an 11 or 12-seed was going to decrease the frequency of upsets in those first-round games. I was wrong: every year, it seems like a team coming out of those First Four games enters the bracket out to prove the selection committee made a huge mistake.

Wichita State is playing angry, and Arizona is finding out exactly what happens when a team of that caliber walks out of the tunnel with a chip on its shoulder. (I thought Wichita should have been an 8-seed; they're looking even better than that tonight.)

EDIT: It turns out that "Play Angry" is the unofficial motto of Gregg Marshall's Wichita State teams. Very apropos.
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Re: March Madness

Post by CoachP » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:00 pm

Had a feeling I shoulda picked a 5-12 upset, though Yale wouldn't have been my choice. If my bracket can't win, then GO DUCKS!

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Re: March Madness

Post by NYCScribbler » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:58 pm

I knew I should have picked Indiana over Chattanooga.

But more importantly (at least to me), the women's tournament starts tomorrow.
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Re: March Madness

Post by Sherm » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:26 am

NYCScribbler wrote:I knew I should have picked Indiana over Chattanooga.

But more importantly (at least to me), the women's tournament starts tomorrow.


I'm leaning toward picking UConn

Even in the games they don't play.

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Re: March Madness

Post by SlickRick87 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:07 am

Arizona hurt me hard last night.

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Re: March Madness

Post by 9021amyers » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:14 am

I forgot USC's coach is married to a pin-up girl. His team choked the game away against Providence, which is good for me because I picked Providence to win, but I could have done with another game of gratuitous shots of Mrs. Enfield in the front row.

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Re: March Madness

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:02 pm

That 15/16 day yesterday was amazing, but it looks like my prediction of Syracuse continuing their late-season collapse is not quite coming to fruition.
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Re: March Madness

Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:43 pm

Go away, Middle Tennessee State. Please :(

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Re: March Madness

Post by Holocene Hero » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:46 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Go away, Middle Tennessee State. Please :(


For me personally, an upset this big would be so worth getting my bracket busted. Plus, everyone in our league has MSU going in the F4, so game's not over if Middle Tenn pulls this off

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Re: March Madness

Post by econgator » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:48 pm

Holocene Hero wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:Go away, Middle Tennessee State. Please :(


For me personally, an upset this big would be so worth getting my bracket busted. Plus, everyone in our league has MSU going in the F4, so game's not over if Middle Tenn pulls this off


It will take a miracle for MSU to come back.

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Re: March Madness

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:49 pm

Holocene Hero wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:Go away, Middle Tennessee State. Please :(


For me personally, an upset this big would be so worth getting my bracket busted. Plus, everyone in our league has MSU going in the F4, so game's not over if Middle Tenn pulls this off


The first thing I do each year in filling out a bracket is to put MSU in the Sweet 16. I thought USC played like idiots down the stretch last night. The Spartans are not playing well either. 29.7 to go.

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Re: March Madness

Post by Holocene Hero » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:50 pm

econgator wrote:
Holocene Hero wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:Go away, Middle Tennessee State. Please :(


For me personally, an upset this big would be so worth getting my bracket busted. Plus, everyone in our league has MSU going in the F4, so game's not over if Middle Tenn pulls this off


It will take a miracle for MSU to come back.


EDIT: And they didn't. Yay!
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