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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    Congrats to your Panthers for winning the play-in! I think it'll be a good matchup; Pitt is riding some momentum, and Iowa State has been really up & down this year.
    After getting slammed by Duke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    After getting slammed by Duke?
    Well, there's that, but I was talking about the momentum from winning the play-in. And they have a better record in their last 10 than ISU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    Well, there's that, but I was talking about the momentum from winning the play-in. And they have a better record in their last 10 than ISU.
    I donít understand how the NCAA picks the bottom 25%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    I don’t understand how the NCAA picks the bottom 25%.
    Heh, me either. And one of the strangest things is that, of the last 8 teams in (the four "first four" games), half of them are playing to be an 11-seed and the other half are playing to be a #16. The whole selection process is a mystery that seems to be designed as much to maximize interest in the tournament as it is to result in the most equitable matchups. "Made for TV", as Owen Meany said.
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    Clemson loses to Morehead State, guess they didnít even deserve a bye in the NIT

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    Upset chance: 21%

    Could Duke fall victim to upset? The Blue Devils are one of college basketball's hottest teams, having won nine-straight games and 12 of their last 14. They are playing their best basketball of the season at the right time. However, Oral Roberts is a scary team to face. The Golden Eagles went 30-4 and won their last 17 games. They went 0-3 against teams in the field, losing road games at Saint Mary's, Houston and Utah State. The loss to the top-seeded Cougars was the only one in blowout fashion. Max Abmas became a tournament sensation two years ago when the then-15th-seeded Golden Eagles upset No. 2 seed Ohio State. He is still the prolific scorer he was then. The matchup between 7-foot Duke freshman Kyle Filipowski and 7-foot-5 Arkansas transfer Connor Vanover is one this game could come down to.

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    Sometimes blowouts occur in big games, not always based on talent level. We have seen it before.

    Alabama got blown out by Oklahoma this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelogue View Post
    Sometimes blowouts occur in big games, not always based on talent level. We have seen it before.

    Alabama got blown out by Oklahoma this year?
    ACC teams are losing tight ones. Furman upsets VA.
    Last edited by Firth; 03-16-2023 at 04:53 PM.

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    It's early, but it looks like Oral Roberts is going to need a miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    It's early, but it looks like Oral Roberts is going to need a miracle.
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    Great day of bball yesterday. I was able to watch the end of both major upsets as they happened, and it was amazing. I had hoped that Iowa would overcome the road-game vibe and win against Auburn, but the lesser of their two teams showed up. Still, lots of good games on tap today, including the Iowa women's first-round game, ISU trying to avoid the 5/12 jinx and Drake trying to exploit it. I'll be parked in front of the tv again.
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    Whew. Singed my scrotal hair on that Xavier game....
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    16th seed Angie Dickinson is giving 1 seed Purdue quite a tussle.

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    Wow - that was amazing. I don't even care that Purdue was my choice to win it all. What an effort by FDU. Pretty cool that we had a 16, a 15, and a 13 make it through (and damn near a 14 too with Kennesaw St!) but no 12/5 upset. Never a dull year, that's for sure. More madness awaits...
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    Kenny Smith made an observation during the Miami - Drake game that potentially explains why there are so many upsets. I feel this applies for the NCSU Wolfpack as well. Not all of the time, but a significant fraction. Kenny Smith hit the nail on the head. Not watching basketball executed offensively as a team, is frustrating. What we are seeing is players not of NBA shooting talent, not playing with strategy and collaboration. In the NBA, 11 second shot clock doesn’t give much time for collaboration, you have to drive up and shoot. That Drake team, played like a team, however at the end of the day, their shooting didn’t beat Miami’s shooting and Miami played more like a team, instead of a bunch of individuals.

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    Entertaining and crazy first two days. I had Purdue going to the final four, so that is going to hurt me, but overall I am still in the hunt. Currently in the 3 brackets I am in:

    4th out of 21
    8th out of 30
    3rd out of 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    ACC teams are losing tight ones. Furman upsets VA.
    Until they are not, Pitt blows out Iowa St. Miami edges Drake. Duke blows out Liberty.

    Purdue does their usual choke in the tournament. FDU smallest team in tournament.

    Go Panthers! Iowa St. could not hit side of a barn, Xavier must better shooting team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelogue View Post
    Until they are not, Pitt blows out Iowa St. Miami edges Drake. Duke blows out Liberty.

    Purdue does their usual choke in the tournament. FDU smallest team in tournament.

    Go Panthers! Iowa St. could not hit side of a barn, Xavier must better shooting team.
    Pitt was a 11th seed and Iowa State was a 6 seed. That is an upset.

    Duke blew out Oral Roberts. Nobody has called that an upset.

    Miami came close to losing to Drake.

    VA got upset by Furman

    In the NIT, Clemson went down over Morehead State

    Princeton 15 knocks off AZ 2
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    Only three down in my sweet sixteen pics going into the second round, which is quite good for me. I wish I had the balls to pick FAU over Memphis (who I said would beat Pujrdue to make the sweet 16)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    Only three down in my sweet sixteen pics going into the second round, which is quite good for me. I wish I had the balls to pick FAU over Memphis (who I said would beat Pujrdue to make the sweet 16)
    I have only lost 3 sweet 16 so far too. So far so good.....

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    Just watched the Iowa women beat Georgia to get to the sweet 16. Georgia played their asses off, but Caitlin Clark pretty much took the game over in the second half. Now I'm hoping that the Michigan St or Indiana men can pull the B1G's collective bacon out of the fire.
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    ^ Sparty was in control most of the first half, and let the Marquette Square Heroes back into it before the break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ Sparty was in control most of the first half, and let the Marquette Square Heroes back into it before the break.
    I did not have the Spartans advancing in my bracket, but growing up in a Green and White house I was glad to see them win. You can never count Tom Izzo out come March no matter how his teams have played in the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    You can never count Tom Izzo out come March no matter how his teams have played in the regular season.
    QFT
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