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TD 338 - March Madness - Final results

Post by clt013 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:12 am

This TD is focused on college basketball tournaments which are traditionally held in March. Don't despair if you are not a big hoops fan - much like those infamous office pools it may turn out to be advantageous to barely follow the sport. Good luck and thank you to everyone who takes the time and chooses to enter my initial TD.

Rules/Notes
1) Much like golf, lowest total will win; your score for each question is equal to the total number of players submitting that same answer
2) You may use one "timeout" and sit out a question (taking zero points)
3) You may use up to two "fouls" and take the "sheep" answer for those questions
4) Any "airballs" (misses) are the higher of either +10 points or the "sheep" answer
5) All NCAA tournament results through March 19, 2017 are included; unless otherwise noted no further 2017 action (any tournament) will count
6) Yes, there may be some answers that are correct for multiple questions. No penalty for using a correct response more than once.
7) All answers (please submit by PM) are due by 10:30 AM EDT on March 27, 2017
8) Submit answers via this Google form or PM

Questions

1. What would a basketball-related game be without a national anthem to start the festivities?  The list below consists of songs by a dozen "divas" who could conceivably have performed at a NCAA Championship Game since the men's tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.  Choose a letter and name the lady responsible for that particular song.  [Answer must include the letter and artist's name.]

A. A Moment Like This (2002)
B. All I Wanna Do (1994)
C. Before He Cheats (2006)
D. Genie In a Bottle (1999)
E. If You Had My Love (1999)
F. Lost In Your Eyes (1988)
G. Save the Best For Last (1992)
H. Shake It Off (2014)
I. Toxic (2004)
J. Un-Break My Heart (1996)
K. Vision Of Love (1990)
L. Who Will Save Your Soul (1996)


The next half-dozen questions (#2 - #7) are about the men's tournament only

2. NCAA tournament games have been played in numerous locations across the country. Name any state that has ever (or will have after this year) hosted a tournament game, but never any Final Four contests. [16 possible answers]

3. No #16 seed has ever defeated a #1 seed. However, #13-#15 seeds have experienced some success. Match the appropriate team(s) to have won as a #13-#15 seed (even if in a different conference at the time) with their current conference from the following lists. [Answer with number for school(s) and letter for conference.]
3a. For a "lay-up" BONUS of (-2), name any #13-#15 seed to reach the Sweet 16. [9 possible answers]

1. Austin Peay, Morehead State, Murray State
2. Bucknell, Lehigh, Navy
3. Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Mercer
4. Cleveland State, Valparaiso
5. Coppin State, Hampton, Norfolk State
6. Florida Gulf Coast
7. Georgia State, Little Rock, Louisiana-Lafayette
8. Harvard, Princeton
9. Hawaii
10. Kent State, Ohio
11. Manhattan, Siena
12. Middle Tennessee State, Old Dominion, UAB
13. Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin
14. Southern
15. UNC-Wilmington
16. Vermont
17. Weber State

A: America East [1 possible answer]
B: Atlantic Sun [1 possible answer]
C: Big Sky [1 possible answer]
D: Colonial Athletic Association [1 possible answer]
E: Conference USA [3 possible answers]
F: Horizon League [2 possible answers]
G: Ivy League [2 possible answers]
H: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) [2 possible answers]
I: Mid-American Conference (MAC) [2 possible answers]
J: MEAC [3 possible answers]
K: Ohio Valley [3 possible answers]
L: Patriot League [3 possible answers]
M: Southern [3 possible answers]
N: Southland [2 possible answers]
O: Sun Belt [3 possible answers]
P: SWAC [1 possible answer]
Q: Big West [1 possible answer]

4. Teams that are seeded between #5 and #12 are not expected to even reach the Sweet 16, yet many have made it not only past the first weekend of the tournament but also the second. Name any coach to lead a #5-#12 seed to the Final Four since 1985. [18 possible answers]

5. For every jubilant underdog that pulled off an upset mentioned in Question #3, there is a disappointed favorite. Name any city that is home to the campus of a #2-#4 seed which lost their opening game (since 1985). [37 possible answers]

6. Most top seeds go to teams from a handful of conferences, but some "little guys" have also found themselves on the #1 line. Name a conference that is the current home of a school to have been a #1 seed since seeding began in 1979. [11 possible answers]

7. The NCAA championship game has not been very kind to one particular conference over the past 15 years (see bonus). Name any school to have finished as runner-up since 2002. [13 possible answers]
7a. For a "free throw" BONUS of (-1), name the conference that has had six separate schools lose the title tilt since 2002.

8. Beginning in 1972, women's teams competed for the AIAW tournament title. Those winners (before the NCAA tournament was created) are recognized as national champions Give the first letter of a school to send both men's and women's teams to the Final Four at any time (not necessarily in the same year) since 1972. (Note: For women, Final Four = AIAW through 1981, NCAA since 1982.) [14 possible answers]
8a. For a "traditional three-point play" BONUS of (-3), name a trio (must get all three correct, no partial credit) of schools that had both men's and women's squads reach their respective Final Fours in the same season. [9 possible answers]

9. Since the NCAA began its women's tournament in 1982, Connecticut (11) and Tennessee (8) have combined to claim 19 titles. Name any of the "singleton" or two-time champions of the NCAA Women's Tournament. [12 possible answers]

10. The NIT (which is now considered more of a "consolation" event) actually existed before the men's NCAA tournament. Give the current team nickname (Bulldogs, Tigers, etc.) of any school to have claimed championships in both tournaments. [17 possible answers]
10a. For a "slam dunk" BONUS of (-2), name the only school to win both in the same year.

The final two questions are "free guesses" - no penalty for taking a shot and missing. Maybe a chance for a dramatic late comeback?

11. Two "lesser" tournaments were created in the last 10 years - the CBI (2008) and CIT (2009). For a "jump shot" BONUS of (-2), name a school that has won either. [16 possible answers] OR for a "trey and one" BONUS of (-4) name the only school to win both.

12. For a SUPER MTV Rock 'n Jock Memorial BONUS of (-10) name the only school to have their men's team appear in the championship round of the NCAA, NIT, CBI and CIT.
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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by immaf » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:53 pm

I'm definitely sitting this TD out, partly because I will be traveling, but mostly because I don't definitely know a correct answer to any of the questions. Not one.
Teems with quiet fun.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by 9021amyers » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:08 pm

Question 10: current nicknames, or nicknames at the time they won either championship?

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by clt013 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:02 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:08 pm
Question 10: current nicknames, or nicknames at the time they won either championship?
Current - sorry for not "pinning" that more clearly.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by gamawire » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:56 pm

immaf wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:53 pm
I don't definitely know a correct answer to any of the questions. Not one.
Didn't stop me! :lol:
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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by morbeedo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:18 pm

gamawire wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:56 pm
immaf wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:53 pm
I don't definitely know a correct answer to any of the questions. Not one.
Didn't stop me! :lol:
stand and stare :oops:

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by patkav » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 pm

Fun quiz! Hope my years of gambling watching avidly have paid off!

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by clt013 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:14 pm

First batch of entrants...

MarkBarrett
classicroadster
Rackme32
Gamawire
anotherclue
colonialrampage
9021amyers
Tybalteon
GuessonGuessonGuess
patkav
MattKnowles
badgerfellow
Maven

Plenty of good answers still available - and not much basketball knowledge needed for many of them.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by morbeedo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:21 pm

clt013 wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:14 pm
Plenty of good answers still available - and not much basketball knowledge needed for many of them.
What am I missing :?

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by spell4yr » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:21 pm

For #1, if a song title has been used by more than one female artist since 1985, is either artist acceptable for that response, and if acceptable, would responses be scored separately? There are at least two titles for which I could see that applying.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by clt013 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:30 pm

spell4yr wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:21 pm
For #1, if a song title has been used by more than one female artist since 1985, is either artist acceptable for that response, and if acceptable, would responses be scored separately? There are at least two titles for which I could see that applying.
The intent was to match each artist to one song - I went back and added the year of each release for the songs to pin this better.
Sorry for any confusion created by my not catching the common titles.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by clt013 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:32 pm

Entry list:

MarkBarrett
classicroadster
Rackme32
Gamawire
anotherclue
colonialrampage
9021amyers
Tybalteon
GuessonGuessonGuess
patkav
MattKnowles
badgerfellow
Maven
casketromance
Cat Hammarskjold
merica
spell4yr
SBurrus
quarterrican

Still over 3 days to join in - even if you only know about a handful of schools, that may well lead you to correct answers
(and perhaps some of the remaining "singletons") for multiple questions.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by clt013 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:00 am

Updated list of entrants:

MarkBarrett
classicroadster
Rackme32
Gamawire
anotherclue
colonialrampage
9021amyers
Tybalteon
GuessonGuessonGuess
patkav
MattKnowles
badgerfellow
Maven
casketromance
Cat Hammarskjold
merica
spell4yr
SBurrus
quarterrican
econgator
clprez
rynka88
Peachbox

Singletons still remain for every question.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness - Q1 & Q2 revealed

Post by clt013 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:27 pm

1. What would a basketball-related game be without a national anthem to start the festivities?  The list below consists of songs by a dozen "divas" who could conceivably have performed at a NCAA Championship Game since the men's tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.  Choose a letter and name the lady responsible for that particular song.

A. A Moment Like This (2002)
B. All I Wanna Do (1994)
C. Before He Cheats (2006)
D. Genie In a Bottle (1999)
E. If You Had My Love (1999)
F. Lost In Your Eyes (1988)
G. Save the Best For Last (1992)
H. Shake It Off (2014)
I. Toxic (2004)
J. Un-Break My Heart (1996)
K. Vision Of Love (1990)
L. Who Will Save Your Soul (1996)

J - Toni Braxton (SHEEP) - 6
Rackme32
9021amyers
Maven
merica
clprez
ouachiouat

C - Carrie Underwood - 4
Gamawire
colonialrampage
Vintsanity
ChexMix

D - Christina Aguilera - 3
classicroadster
MattKnowles
tjconn728

A - Kelly Clarkson - 2
MarkBarrett
anotherclue

F - Debbie Gibson - 2
casketromance
Sburrus

G - Vanessa Williams - 2
spell4yr
peachbox

I - Britney Spears - 2
Tybalteon
quarterrican

L - Jewel - 2
rynka88
Blue Lion

K - Mariah Carey (SINGLETON!) - 1
patkav

TIMEOUT - 0
guessonguessonguess
Cat Hammarskjold

FOUL - (SHEEP total) - 6
badgerfellow
econgator

NOT USED
B - Sheryl Crow
E - Jennifer Lopez
H - Taylor Swift

2. NCAA tournament games have been played in numerous locations across the country. Name any state that has ever (or will have after this year) hosted a tournament game, but never any Final Four contests. [16 possible answers]

Idaho (SHEEP) - 4
patkav
casketromance
Cat Hammarskjold
spell4yr

Nebraska - 3
MarkBarrett
MattKnowles
Vintsanity

South Carolina - 3
9021amyers
Maven
Sburrus

Rhode Island - 2
classicroadster
anotherclue

SINGLETONS - 1

Connecticut
tjconn728

Massachusetts
quarterrican

Ohio
ouachiouat

Oklahoma
Tybalteon

Tennessee
guessonguessonguess

Virginia
Blue Lion

Wisconsin
badgerfellow

TIMEOUT - 0
merica
ChexMix

FOUL (SHEEP total) - 4
Gamawire
econgator

AIRBALLS (MISSES) - 10
Rackme32 - Utah (Hosted Final Four in 1979)
colonialrampage - New Mexico (Hosted Final Four in 1983)
clprez - Michigan (Hosted Final Four in 2009)
rynka88 - Utah (Hosted Final Four in 1979)
peachbox - Washington (Hosted Final Four in 1989)

NOT USED
Alabama
Arkansas
Iowa
Kansas
West Virginia

STANDINGS AFTER Q2

1. guessonguessonguess - 1
2. Tybalteon - 3
2. quarterrican - 3
2. Blue Lion - 3
5. anotherclue - 4
5. Cat Hammarskjold - 4
5. ChexMix - 4
5. tjconn728 - 4
9. classicroadster - 5
9. MarkBarrett - 5
9. patkav - 5
9. Sburrus - 5
13. MattKnowles - 6
13. casketromance - 6
13. merica - 6
13. spell4yr - 6
17. badgerfellow - 7
17. Vintsanity - 7
17. ouachiouat - 7
20. Gamawire - 8
21. 9021amyers - 9
21. Maven - 9
23. econgator - 10
24. rynka88 - 12
24. peachbox - 12
26. colonialrampage - 14
27. Rackme32 - 16
28. clprez - 16
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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by clprez » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:04 pm

Argh! Sheep (Toni Braxton, really?!) and a wrong answer to start the game in last place. First time that's happened for me.

I've got more wrong answers coming, so I may be here for the rest of the game.

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:21 pm

Here were what I thought the sheeps for Q's 2-10 were going to be. I'm already 0/1 in predicting them, and will probably continue to be wrong.
2. Ohio
3. 8G
4. Bill Guthridge
5. Washington, DC (based on JT3's reputation of losing to really low seeds)
6. WCC
7. North Carolina
8. C
9. Maryland
10. Bruins
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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by Maven » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:14 pm

clprez wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Argh! Sheep (Toni Braxton, really?!)
Oh, the sheeping continued for me with that one too...and to think I was debating between Ms. Braxton, Jewel, and Sheryl Crow (can't believe no one went for her). Unbreak my heart indeed...
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Re: TD 338 - March Madness - Q1 & Q2 revealed

Post by Tybalteon » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Oh, second place right now? That will not last for long

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:36 am

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Here were what I thought the sheeps for Q's 2-10 were going to be. I'm already 0/1 in predicting them, and will probably continue to be wrong.
2. Ohio
3. 8G
4. Bill Guthridge
5. Washington, DC (based on JT3's reputation of losing to really low seeds)
6. WCC
7. North Carolina
8. C
9. Maryland
10. Bruins
i say baylor is going to be sheep for 9...i can't believe idaho was the sheep for 2

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Re: TD 338 - March Madness

Post by classicroadster » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:19 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:36 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Here were what I thought the sheeps for Q's 2-10 were going to be. I'm already 0/1 in predicting them, and will probably continue to be wrong.
2. Ohio
3. 8G
4. Bill Guthridge
5. Washington, DC (based on JT3's reputation of losing to really low seeds)
6. WCC
7. North Carolina
8. C
9. Maryland
10. Bruins
i say baylor is going to be sheep for 9...i can't believe idaho was the sheep for 2
I've only been on the site for a few months and done maybe for TD's, but it seems way too difficult to predict the sheep. I mean, in the hodgepodge one, I went with Laos for a county in Asia thinking, well it is somewhat obscure. Sheep! Russia was a singleton and Japan went un-used... What??

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