MERGED: It's March Madness Time!!!/ Official NCAA Tournament Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by finswin56, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. finswin56

    finswin56 Guest

    I've been itching for it to start. Today was a great day of basketball. Most of the top teams seem to be rolling. IDK about Wisconsin, though.
    Anyway, I thought the best three weeks in sports deserved its own thread.
     
  2. Maynard the Hammer

    Maynard the Hammer you are the nail

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    to be honest, im not sure about a lot of teams...even ohio state, specifically oden. he'll probably make a nice pro, but im not sure about him in a big tourney game.

    i think as a general rule, im going to stay away from teams who cant score very well like wisconsin as you mentioned. pitt has burned me many times, so im staying away there too.

    i havent checked out predictions yet, but im sure georgetown and kansas will be getting a lot of hype, but it is deserved

    i will be rooting hard against florida this year. noah has to be the most annoying and dumbest player in any game. that dance was cool.............
    i like how after florida was given the #1 overall seed, billy packer (i think) said that noah cant complain about not getting respect
     
  3. Roman529

    Roman529 Moon Runner / The 3 AM Crew

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    I just watched the Oregon Ducks play and they are my sleeper pick to win it all....they have unbelievable three point shooters and all kinds of speed.
     
  4. MikeO

    MikeO Premium Member Donator

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    Oden took ZERO shots in the first half of today's game.

    He is a monster on defense. He will be the #1 pick of the draft. But he isn't NBA ready by any means. Especially on offense.

    Im avoiding Pitt and Wisconsin too. I think a couple of these #1 seeds are overrated. I like Florida but the rest I can see not making the Final Four
     
  5. MikeO

    MikeO Premium Member Donator

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    And they are a bad road team.
     
  6. Maynard the Hammer

    Maynard the Hammer you are the nail

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    i agree, but kansas has been on a roll and today's win was pretty impressive
     
  7. ChambersWI

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    but as long is Bill Self is their coach they will underachieve come tournament time.

    I'll agree with Mike about the top seeds. UNC has a tough road. Ohio State, while good, has not played many teams that can light up the scoreboard. Kansas....
     
  8. finswin56

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    I expect a lot of people to be rooting against UF. No one likes to see one school get all the glory, it's just natural. Even if I wasn't a UF fan, I would still probably root for them. To me, UF represents everything that's great about college basketball. You've got four juniors who all could have entered last year's draft. The only one whose family really needed the money was the catalyst for the others returning. Once Corey Brewer decided to stay, Horford, Green, and Noah didn't hesitate. This is a team that always makes the extra pass, and wants to share the glory. I believe all five starters have 1000 career points, which is a testament to just how willing they are to share the ball.

    Noah definitely has a huge personality, I can see how it would get under your skin. But, he's a really good kid. A reporter spoke about how he secretly followed him around after a game, and was surprised at how down to earth Noah was. Said he went back to sign autographs, and was extremely polite to everyone who crossed his path.
     
  9. Maynard the Hammer

    Maynard the Hammer you are the nail

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    thats fair. i do like the way florida plays, i will give you that and its nice to see kids stay in school to give a little back to the program.

    noah may be a decent kid. i think what really annoys me most is the way the announcers fluff him. yesterday verne lundquist was in love him. he was calling his name constantly, even on defense just for guarding a guy

    i actually like having a really good team to root against. it keeps in interesting and fun...its like rooting against the yankees
     
  10. Motion

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    :D Repeat!
     
  11. finswin56

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    Oh, I definitely get the media over-hype. It gets to me too. Especially, since Horford is better in a facet of the game, and Green is always over looked even though UF goes as he goes.

    It's always good to have a great antagonist. Notre Dame, Lakers, Yankees, their sports are always more interesting when those teams are successful.
     
  12. Roman529

    Roman529 Moon Runner / The 3 AM Crew

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    That's ok Mike....every team is pretty much a road team come tournament time. Not many teams play at home in the tourney so I am not getting your argument? :confused:
     
  13. Chavez Ravine

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    Ummm, probably a homer pick...

    BUT UCLA final four!
     
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    Just from a bracket standpoint and not that it matters much, what's the deal with Kansas playing the winner of the play-in game? Thought that would be for the #1 seeded Florida.

    Think "my" league the ACC with 7 teams is going to disappoint as the Big Ten did last year. With only 2 making sweet 16 (UNC & Maryland).

    Go Heels! But getting to Final Four over Mich St/Texas/Georgetown may be the toughest on paper for a #1 seed at first glance. Followed by Kansas with Kentucky/Va Tech/UCLA, Ohio St with BYU/Virginia/Memphis, and Florida with Arizona/Maryland/Wisconsin.

    Let the Madness begin!

    EDIT: Sorry S. Illinois! Should have been you instead of the Hokies as the West's #4 seed for Kansas's committee-bracketed path to the Final Four.
     
  15. trate121hb

    trate121hb Go Heat!

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    my george mason team this year is Nevada
     
  16. Motion

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    Florida's toughest game in getting to the Final Four is Oregon IMO.
     
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    FinsNYanksFan13 Banned on Points

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    Florida is the # 1 seed overall in the tourny. This year if all the # 1 seeds were seeded in top 4 order. Florida # 1, UNC # 2, Ohio St. # 3 Kansas # 4 so if all 4 # 1's make the Final Four, Florida will play Kansas instead of the South playing the East and the West Playing the Mid-West!
     
  18. Motion

    Motion A True Fan

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    Doh! My bad. Misread that article. You are correct.
     
  19. dominizzo

    dominizzo CAMERON EARTH WAKE

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    Go Texas
     
  20. finswin56

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    I'd rather that than Ga Tech. They can match up with UF better than the others. I HOPE Wisconsin makes it to the Elite Eight, UF would kill them on the front line.
     
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    As I mentioned in my earlier post, Florida has the least amount of questions of all the number 1 seeds.

    UNC has a tough road having to potentially face a combination of MSU,Marquette,Texas, A&M, and Georgetown.

    Bill Self chokes come tourny time, and the guys Kansas will rely on heavily (Rush and Wright) are inconsistent.

    As a completely unbiased view of Ohio State, their record is a bit misleading. UNC and Florida are the only two teams they've played all year that are good, if not great, offensively. They're bracket is stacked with some pretty good big men that can give Oden fits, and they'll be going up against some of the best guards in the country. In my bracket I have Tennessee beating O$U, but I wouldn't be surprised if either BYU or Xavier give the Buckeyes a scare in round 2 (not calling an upset though).

    Also even though they should not ahve gotten in over Syracuse or Drexel, I think Stanford can make some noise in the tourney. The Lopez brothers are both really good defensively (Brook had a triple double earlier this year with points,rebounds, and blocks)
     
  22. King Felix

    King Felix live it up have no worries

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    they will lose to wisconsin in the sweet 16...if they beat wisconsin than id hate to play them
     
  23. Roman529

    Roman529 Moon Runner / The 3 AM Crew

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    My final four:

    OREGON

    UCLA

    GEORGETOWN

    TEXAS A&M
     
  24. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife F-A-L

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    Im not too happy with the comitee right now but i got Memphis to make a run at the title i guess.


    I was thinking of starting an NIT thread but i didnt think it would get much action so i decided against it.
     
  25. Slappy8800

    Slappy8800 Breathing is the hardest thing to do.

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    no FH yahoo bracket?
     
  26. MikeO

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    UCLA doesn't leave the state until they go to the Final Four. That is huge.

    But my point was if you are bad on the road during the season then in the tourney your screwed. Some teams play well on the road so playing Oregon on a neutral site will help them and hurt Oregon.
     
  27. MikeO

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    I think Florida's toughest game will be in Round 2 vs Arizona. I wouldn't want to face Arizona in round 2 that could be scary.
     
  28. Amars

    Amars Championship or nothing.

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    Right with you.

    Go UCLA
    Go USC
    Go Long Beach State <--- My Cinderella Pick

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    Amars Championship or nothing.

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    Wow no Florida or Ohio State
     
  30. Cuban Dave 9

    Cuban Dave 9 Wokeup this mornin n I got myself a beer

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    Uh...for real? I believe you answered your own question
     
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    Roman529 Moon Runner / The 3 AM Crew

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    Even though the heels crushed UA I am glad they are not in our bracket. They could be very touhg b/c they have a ton of talent that just hasn't played well together but it can click for a game or 2 and that's a dangerous 2nd rd game for UF if UA wins in rd 1.
     
  33. Motion

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    Lets Dance! ***NCAA Tourney Thread***

    Looks like Maryland could be in trouble early.

    Only up 1 at the half.
     
  34. LouPhinFan

    LouPhinFan It's ok to say "I don't know". Finheaven VIP Donator

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    My beloved Louisville Cardinals took care of business. Man, what was Stanford doing in this tournament? They were totally out matched today. Those Lopez twins move like trees. I saw a couple of grade school post moves when they were double teamed. How to handle a double team is one of the first things a 7 footer should learn. I know they're young (only freshman) but geez. Pitino had the walkons in with 4 minutes left in the game...
     
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    6/7 so far.

    Old Dominion :nono:
     
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    Slappy8800 Breathing is the hardest thing to do.

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    damn u oral roberts....messed up my perfect picks....
     
  37. finswin56

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    :woot: I'm 7 for 7.
    I have to celebrate now, because I will probably have to throw my bracket in the shredder before bedtime.
     
  38. DonShula84

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    Same. I'll take 6/7 though, I had OD losing next round anyway so not a terrible loss.
     
  39. finswin56

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    :tantrum:
    7-8 That's what I get for going against an SEC team. Stupid GW
     
  40. finswin56

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    Eric Maynor is a MAN!!! What a great game!
    So far I've only missed on one game :fingerscrossed:
     
  41. Enforcerfin33

    Enforcerfin33 Los Lonely Boys the Return....

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    Holy crap! I cant beleive the Duke's are out in the first round!! To Virginia Commonwealth?? wow.....has to be one of the worst teams Duke had had...
     
  42. Motion

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    :woot: I called that one on all 3 brackets I filled out.
     
  43. FinsAreLife

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    Everyone had ODU upsetting Butler but i just had a feeling that Butler would pull it out, i think they stand a very good shot against Maryland in the second round also.
     
  44. Enforcerfin33

    Enforcerfin33 Los Lonely Boys the Return....

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    so far the ones I have gotten wrong were BC over tech and the Duke game.
     
  45. playmaker1

    playmaker1 Get the ball to the PLAYMAKER!

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    So day one I went 12-4
    I missed on Old D, Gonzaga, Texas Tech, and Duke. I had all of them losing in the second round except Old D. So it doesn't hurt me too bad.
     
  46. Motion

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    I was 14-2 on the 1st day.

    Only missed Gonzaga/Indiana and Marquette/MSU
     
  47. Motion

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    Wow, Va up 30 on Albany.
     
  48. Enforcerfin33

    Enforcerfin33 Los Lonely Boys the Return....

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    wow...tennessee looks sharp
     
  49. finswin56

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    43 point win for UF :nutkick:
    Yeah, I know it doesn't matter, but it was fun.
     
  50. playmaker1

    playmaker1 Get the ball to the PLAYMAKER!

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    Day two.
    I missed 4 again.
    AZ, Ill, Nova, and G Tech. Only one of them advanced past the second roundexcept Ill.

    8 misses for me so far
     

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