Real tournament starts today at 12 duke vs unc Wilmington. Best postseason in sports by far
I like your style. State is having their way with Iona right now. I think UNI stands a decent chance with TX. Iowa, as much as I'd love to see them get back to their early season form, I just don't see them doing it. Other than Jok and Uthoff, no one has stepped up lately. They need their bench to step up and score some points or they will be headed home early. It's like the 2014 season all over again with the collapse.Final Four:
Iowa beats Iowa State in the finals 99-66.
How the hell is Syracuse in this tournament let alone as a 10th seed? (of course luck being what it is, now they'll upset a much more deserving Dayton).
How does Seton Hall beat two top 5 teams back-to-back (Villanova and Xavier), win the Big East tourny and then have to go out to Denver as a #6 seed to play Gonzaga?
How (and why) was Witchata State in the "play-in" game? Put them up against a non-deserving team (e.g. Syracuse, Michigan) and it'd be lights out.
Monmouth and San Diego State deserved better.
North Carolina: underachieving team all year (must've been having to go to class) was #1 pre-season ranked and is on paper the best team. Looks like either them, Mich. St. or Kansas but nobody's looked invincible over the course of the regular season. Stating the obvious: you're either hot NOW or you're not.
Very nice! Mike Greenberg was crowing about a 15/16 start for his brackets, his lone stumble being the Purdue loss. Nailing all the #8/#9 matchups is impressive or just plain luck??? The USC defensive lapse on the inbounds play paved the way for that sweep by him.13/16 so far and only lost one sweet sixteen team (thanks Purdue don't give the ball to Hammons when he's your best player)
Uconn Wichita st elite 8 matchup so that'll either win me all my pools or lose me a lot of money lol14/16 yesterday, missed on Baylor and Seton Hall. I'll never pick Baylor in the tourney again. They killed my bracket last year. Gonzaga is always solid come tourney time but I thought Seton Hall's tough Big East season and inside play would pull them through. Wichita St looked very good against a pretty decent AZ squad. I have Miami beating them in the next round but not so sure now. Looking forward to Kentucky vs Indiana tomorrow.
I hear you.Uconn Wichita st elite 8 matchup so that'll either win me all my pools or lose me a lot of money lol
Um, no. Because Indiana was much better than a 5 seed. This is all about the shenanigans the committee was doing to get matchups on the weekend.Turns out smug Calipari was right when stating UK shouldn't have been seeded fourth. The committee was generous.
Bottom left is completely perfect haven't missed anything in the first two roundsTom Crean certainly seems to have Cal's number the last few years. Tight all game long but IU made the plays and were better coached at crunch time. That's always been a knock on Cal-poor game management in crunch time. Being in different conferences, I don't think people outside of Indiana and Kentucky realize what a big rivalry this is.
The left side of my bracket is nice and shiny, a perfect 8/8 in the South and West. The right side? Yuck...2/8. I'm really surprised by Xavier and Mich St. going out.
I'll take full responsibility for Iowa's loss. Just don't make me responsible for what happened to Northern Iowa.See, that's what you get for giving ol' Kev the business! UK goes down, then your beloved Hawkeyes go down, too. Karma!
Our brackets sound pretty similar, though I had Xavier and Mich St in the Elite 8, so I'll get 6/8 max. Same as your pool, nearly everyone picked Mich St, Kansas and UNC. I'm the lone person to pick UVA to win it all.And all 6 have a good shot of advancing to the next round. Could basically be the ACC tournament plus Big 12 Oklahoma and Kansas. Big 10 has 3 teams, but they are all weak.
No, not in the tournament, I don't think. For one there's too much of a spotlight. It's no different than the match-fixing in tennis. First look to do it in obscure places. You'd do it in regular season games, probably non-conference so there is less of a baseline to compare against. And you would have to really pay up or have serious leverage on someone to get them to throw a game. Point shaving is what would be happening.is there a corruption in NCAA tourmment as well ?? like throwing a game because some mobster offer big money to the coach and something like that ?