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Old 03-20-2017, 02:43 PM   #61 (permalink)
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The seeds were screwed up by the media fueled myth of the greatness of the ACC. Half the time I can't tell if I'm watching ESPN or the ACC network with all the ball washing.
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Wisconsin was incredibly underseeded- you can't tell me Wisconsin is an 8 seed but somehow Minnesota is a 5 seed? Makes zero sense.

UCLA a 3 is also craziness- that's one of the strongest teams in all of college basketball.
Totally agree about the Wisconsin / Minnesota flip. After watching both Minnesota and Purdue play this week, I do not understand how Minnesota was only a seed worse than Purdue and 3 seeds better than Wisky.
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Totally agree about the Wisconsin / Minnesota flip. After watching both Minnesota and Purdue play this week, I do not understand how Minnesota was only a seed worse than Purdue and 3 seeds better than Wisky.
Minnesota actually had some pretty good wins (Michigan, Mich State, Maryland, Northwestern, Arkansas, Vanderbilt) and they were 1 of 2 teams to win at Purdue, with the other being the overall #1 seed of the NCAA's, Villanova.
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Thursday
7:09 pm - #3 Oregon vs #7 Michigan
9:39 pm - #1 Kansas vs #4 Purdue

7:39 pm - #1 Gonzaga vs #4 West Virginia
10:09 pm - #2 Arizona vs #11 Xavier

Friday
7:09 pm - #1 North Carolina vs #4 Butler
9:19 pm - #2 Kentucky vs #3 UCLA

7:29 pm - #3 Baylor vs #7 South Carolina
9:59 pm - #4 Florida vs #8 Wisconsin

Should be some excellent games over the next couple of nights. My predictions for the winners:

Michigan vs Kansas
West VA vs Arizona
North Carolina vs UCLA
Baylor vs Wisconsin
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Purdue playing against Kansas. Rooting for the Boilermakers. Not just because they beat UVM, but because they were very classy when we played them in Nov. 2015. And Caleb Swanigan is something.
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Kansas routing Purdue. Not surprising- Kansas is ridiculous.

Man, we could've beaten Purdue. Haas is actually playing better against Kansas somehow then he played against us.
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These refs are killing me in this UNC-UK game. Way to many ticky tack calls for this level of basketball.
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Tremendous finish in the UK/UNC game. After a sloppy game both teams hit big shots down the stretch. Great win for UNC.
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Only caught the final few minutes of that one. UNC managed to cough up a late lead, but remained composed and Maye drilled the game winner. I think this is UNC's year, which is nice because they're my only Final Four team remaining in every bracket I've filled out.
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People were not kidding when they said the tournament was wide open this year.

Gonzaga, South Carolina, Oregon, and North Carolina...wow.

It's about time the Pacific Northwest schools live up to their seeding. I like Gonzaga quite a bit, but South Carolina ironically reminds me of an old school 80s/90s Big East team- not super skilled individually but just tough as tough gets.

Should be a fun Final Four....North Carolina has an interesting story line as well given last years heartbreak.
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I still cannot fathom how Kansas destroyed Purdue and then lost to Oregon by double digits.

The Final Four is going to be a very good weekend of basketball.
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I still cannot fathom how Kansas destroyed Purdue and then lost to Oregon by double digits.

The Final Four is going to be a very good weekend of basketball.
Was strange- but IIRC they whistled Kansas' star freshman Jackson for two fouls in like the first minute of the game- that kind of set the tone.

Kansas just couldn't hit any shots and Oregon made everything- at one point Oregon was 9/14 from 3 and I think Kansas was 4/17.
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Strangely enough, UNC still has one remaining player from their 2011-12 team, which knocked out Vermont in the round of 64-Stilman White. I believe he's a Mormon and went on his mission trip the following two years before returning in 2014-15.

It is a strange Final Four. On paper I don't see UNC losing, but some odd things have happened this tournament. I thought for sure Gonzaga would miss out like they normally do. Good for Oregon and South Carolina for making it to the Final Four as well.
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I still cannot fathom how Kansas destroyed Purdue and then lost to Oregon by double digits.

The Final Four is going to be a very good weekend of basketball.
Start with three point shooting: 15 for 28 against Purdue, 5 for 25 against Oregon.
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Start with three point shooting: 15 for 28 against Purdue, 5 for 25 against Oregon.
A 30 point swing! That's a lot of lost points.
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