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Rock Chalk
03-06-2009, 10:32 PM
OK, March is here. I couldnt wait any longer to make this thread. Mid major conference tourneys are underway, and major conference tourney's start next week.

Im gonna make some predictions here:
No one from the Big East wins it all. Only one Big East team makes it to the Final Four.

UNC does not win it all, odds of Final Four 75%.

OU bows out in the Elite 8.

Mizzou tanks in the second round.

Michigan State makes the final Four **If they remain healthy

Memphis does not make it 4 straight years to the Elite 8 (or beyond) and bows out in the Sweet Sixteen.

Duke makes a serious run but ultimately falls just short.

KU gets to the sweet sixteen (Elite 8 if they get a 2 or 3 seed, SS if they get a 4 seed).

No national champion prediction yet. Have to see the brackets because this year, unlike last year, is completely wide open IMO.

Oh, Louisville will NOT make the Final Four. No team in the history of the 64 team era that has been beaten by more than 20 points (lost by 30 to Notre Dame) has ever made it to the Final Four.

Kentucky gets in because of name not merit.

Florida goes back to the NIT. How the mighty have fallen.

LSU, the best the SEC has, doesnt make it out of the opening weekend.

Washington surprises and makes it to the Elite 8. You watch.

Big Boy Tournament Champs:
ACC Champ: UNC
Big East Champ: UConn
SEC Champ: LSU
Pac 10 Champ: Washington
Big 10 Champ: Michigan State
Big XII Champ: OU (tourney is in OK City otherwise Id go with KU)

Surprises:
Im going with only 1 #1 seed making the Final Four this year.
Xavier will beat some team highly ranked.
Pitt will go down earlier than anyone expects. Sweet Sixteen.

**Notes:
Lack of good teams from the mid-majors is likely to send a record number of at-large teams from teh Big 6 conferences. Big East has a chance to send at least 7 but maybe 8. ACC could send as many as 8. Big 10 could send 7. Big XII could send 6. Pac 10, SEC could both be sending 5 teams each. If each conference sends their above listed max's, discounting the automatic bid, thats 33 at-large bids taken by the big six conferences out of 34 spots. MVC will probably be the only non-big six conference to send more than one team.

Mid-majors that will make the tourney even if they lose their conference championship: Xavier, Gonzaga, Memphis, Creighton. So thats potentially four at-large bids that can be snagged from the Big Six conferences if they do not win their conference tournaments. Root for the underdog people, Im a big Major conference supporter but Im also a firm believer that to even be considered the following TWO criteria must be met first: 20 wins AND .500 or better conference record. Thus, Notre Dame and Georgetown should in no way shape or form even have a remote shot at going to the NCAA's outside of winning their conference tournament.

Let's get the Madness started!

brncs_fan
03-06-2009, 10:51 PM
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spdirty
03-06-2009, 10:56 PM
The Colorado Buffaloes are gonna shock everyone by winning the Big 12 tournament then winning 6 more after that.

Doggcow
03-07-2009, 01:22 AM
We gonna take down UW tomorrow. So that should count towards our bid as if they were retroactively looking at how to do it from the end of the season!

cousinal11
03-07-2009, 06:25 AM
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cousinal11
03-07-2009, 06:48 AM
<TABLE class=tablehead cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=3><TBODY><TR class=oddrow><TD>"Im gonna make some predictions here:
No one from the Big East wins it all. Only one Big East team makes it to the Final Four.

UNC does not win it all, odds of Final Four 75%.

OU bows out in the Elite 8.

Mizzou tanks in the second round.

Michigan State makes the final Four **If they remain healthy

Memphis does not make it 4 straight years to the Elite 8 (or beyond) and bows out in the Sweet Sixteen.

Duke makes a serious run but ultimately falls just short.

KU gets to the sweet sixteen (Elite 8 if they get a 2 or 3 seed, SS if they get a 4 seed).

No national champion prediction yet. Have to see the brackets because this year, unlike last year, is completely wide open IMO.

Oh, Louisville will NOT make the Final Four. No team in the history of the 64 team era that has been beaten by more than 20 points (lost by 30 to Notre Dame) has ever made it to the Final Four.

Kentucky gets in because of name not merit.

Florida goes back to the NIT. How the mighty have fallen.

LSU, the best the SEC has, doesnt make it out of the opening weekend."




1. Connecticut (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/clubhouse?teamId=41) (67) 27-2 1,792

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RockChalk - You eliminated quite a bit.

I think UCONN and PITT are going to be tough outs. But, either team could struggle with foul trouble and both have a hard time getting back against teams that like to push the ball/tempo.

If UNC can play defense for 6 games and stays healthy (Lawson hurt his big toe in practice yesterday), they will be tough to beat.

OU is alot better that I thought they were, but I still havn't seen enough of them to feel comfortable making a prediction.

Memphis - Hilarious.

Lousiville - I've seen them look unbeatable and I've seen them look horrible.

dook - The tourney is played in March, right? Nope.

I don't think it's as wide open as some suggest, but I could see a couple teams like Mich st, Kansas, Mizzou, Wake, Clemson, LSU, or Washington making a deep run.

Broncoman13
03-07-2009, 06:58 AM
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Broncoman13
03-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Pitt in the Big East will make a legit run. Duke and UNC will likely be 1 & 2 in the same bracket as they plan to align the brackets with the economy in mind. Similar to what they did for the bowl games.

Rock Chalk
03-07-2009, 09:53 AM
If it stands right now Alex, Duke will get the 3rd Two Seed and UNC will get the 2nd 1 seed. The committee seeds based on the S Curve (1st 1 seed gets the 4th two seed and 1st 3 seed and 4th 5 seed, and so on). If UNC gets the 2nd 1 seed, they will draw the 3rd two seed which would be Puke.

Concerning UNC cousina said "If they can play defense for 6 games" and therein lies the problem. UNC will not get to play the first 4 games all in NC this year. Only the first two games. Then tehy have to actually go on the road. Lawson being hurt is a problem, but the bigger issue with UNC is Ginyard being down for the year. Easily the best defender on the court for UNC and the most consistent of all their players.

UNC has yet to play 2 straight games of solid defense, and why I am picking them to not win it all. Their offense is nearly unstoppable but you have to play defense in the tournament because the odds are really good you re not going to be shooting lights out for 6 straight games against progressively harder competition.

Take last year's final two teams, Memphis and KU. Rated 1 and 2 in defense in the nation and both were top 20 offensive teams. KU stiffled UNC's #1 rated offense last year in a blowout victory. It was a combination of KU's defense and UNC having a poor shooting night that led to their downfall. I see a similar situation with them this year only their offense isnt as good as it was last year and the defense might be worse.

Of all the Big East teams, UConn does IMO have the best shot at winning it all. Pitt is supposed to be a major player every year but they cant get past the Sweet Sixteen. I do like Dejuan Blair, that guy is an animal.

I picked OU to bow out before the Final Four because Capel hasnt figured out how to play that team correctly. With Griffin the entire game goes through him. But when he was out (they lost both those games, but follow me here) the rest of the guys showed that they can play ball. Warren, Crocker and Austin Johnson are a trio of really good guards. The problem with them is that when Griffin is on the court he is unstoppable and everyone defers to him. Its gotta be a more balanced effort from OU and they need to play better defense.

oubronco
03-07-2009, 10:58 AM
Kansas SUCKS

Northman
03-07-2009, 11:01 AM
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ludo21
03-07-2009, 11:12 AM
You are such a homer for KU it is so funny. They wont make it past the sweet 16.

Arizona State has a great chance to make a run. I think they go as far as the elite 8 and if they get a favorable match up they can get into that Final 4.

Washington has been real good this year and will make a run as well.

I really hope Arizona can somehow squeak into the tourney, but that loss the other night hurts a bunch, so we will see.

Arkie
03-07-2009, 11:37 AM
LSU, the best the SEC has, doesnt make it out of the opening weekend.


Arkansas, the worse the SEC has, beat OU and Texas this year. We're 2-0 vs the Big 12, baby! :~ohyah!:

ludo21
03-07-2009, 12:44 PM
We are going to do another Bracket here on the Om this year right?

bombay
03-07-2009, 12:50 PM
I can't recall a year that generated less interest in college hoops than this one. There are no great teams, and no sleepers that you can get behind and pull for. College bball has become a really mediocre product. Hope it gets better.

chickennob2
03-07-2009, 12:57 PM
You guys are ridiculous. Just dismissing Memphis because of the quality of the conference? Have either of you actually watched Memphis play a game this year? OR did you just see the Georgetown and Syracuse scores from December and assume the team was crappy?

Since that Syracuse game, we moved Tyreke Evans to PG, and this has been a completely different team. We Destroyed Gonzaga on the road. Now that Evans is running the offense, we're able to beat zone defenses and get the offense rolling through his penetration.

Comparing this year's team to last year's, we lack the pure scoring ability of CDR, but Evans has really become a go-to guy. While Evans isn't as freakishly athletic as Derrick Rose, he is 4 inches taller with insanely long arms. NO ONE in the tournament can match up with our defensive length. The shortest guy in our starting lineup is 6'6". I would love to see a Michigan State or UNC try to score against that. The ONLY team in the tournament that could really give us trouble is UConn, but Thabeet isn't offensively dominant enough to really hurt us.

Memphis is going places. Elite Eight for sure. Final Four likely. This defense will shut down your big conference darlings.

SouthStndJunkie
03-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Michigan beat Minnesota today 67-64.

That puts them at 19-12 overall and 9-9 in the Big Ten.

Will a few wins in the conference tournament be enough to get in?

I know they beat Duke and UCLA earlier in the year.

Northman
03-07-2009, 01:31 PM
You guys are ridiculous. Just dismissing Memphis because of the quality of the conference? Have either of you actually watched Memphis play a game this year? OR did you just see the Georgetown and Syracuse scores from December and assume the team was crappy?

Since that Syracuse game, we moved Tyreke Evans to PG, and this has been a completely different team. We Destroyed Gonzaga on the road. Now that Evans is running the offense, we're able to beat zone defenses and get the offense rolling through his penetration.

Comparing this year's team to last year's, we lack the pure scoring ability of CDR, but Evans has really become a go-to guy. While Evans isn't as freakishly athletic as Derrick Rose, he is 4 inches taller with insanely long arms. NO ONE in the tournament can match up with our defensive length. The shortest guy in our starting lineup is 6'6". I would love to see a Michigan State or UNC try to score against that. The ONLY team in the tournament that could really give us trouble is UConn, but Thabeet isn't offensively dominant enough to really hurt us.

Memphis is going places. Elite Eight for sure. Final Four likely. This defense will shut down your big conference darlings.


Guess there is no real bias there eh? :rofl:

KS Bronco
03-07-2009, 01:38 PM
<---- need i say more?

Rock Chalk
03-07-2009, 01:58 PM
You guys are ridiculous. Just dismissing Memphis because of the quality of the conference? Have either of you actually watched Memphis play a game this year? OR did you just see the Georgetown and Syracuse scores from December and assume the team was crappy?

Since that Syracuse game, we moved Tyreke Evans to PG, and this has been a completely different team. We Destroyed Gonzaga on the road. Now that Evans is running the offense, we're able to beat zone defenses and get the offense rolling through his penetration.

Comparing this year's team to last year's, we lack the pure scoring ability of CDR, but Evans has really become a go-to guy. While Evans isn't as freakishly athletic as Derrick Rose, he is 4 inches taller with insanely long arms. NO ONE in the tournament can match up with our defensive length. The shortest guy in our starting lineup is 6'6". I would love to see a Michigan State or UNC try to score against that. The ONLY team in the tournament that could really give us trouble is UConn, but Thabeet isn't offensively dominant enough to really hurt us.

Memphis is going places. Elite Eight for sure. Final Four likely. This defense will shut down your big conference darlings.

Ive watched Memphis struggle in Conference USA. So yeah. Ive seen Memphis about 8 times this year and they do not look impressive. Last year's memphis team was awesome. This year's memphis team is not.

Im realistic about KU this year. They got a chance to get to the Elite 8 but Im thinking Sweet Sixteen. I even said so.

KU sucks oubronco? They did beat Oklahoma. Sure they didnt have Griffin in, but they beat Oklahoma in Norman.

OU sucks. They couldnt even make it a game in Mizzou. They lost to freakin Arkansas (as Arkie so notably pointed out, btw Arkie, beating Texas isnt all that impressive, the OU win I'll give you though).

Rock Chalk
03-07-2009, 02:00 PM
Michigan beat Minnesota today 67-64.

That puts them at 19-12 overall and 9-9 in the Big Ten.

Will a few wins in the conference tournament be enough to get in?

I know they beat Duke and UCLA earlier in the year.

The Duke and UCLA wins and at least 1 win in their conference tourney SHOULD get them in. Right now I would say they deserve it, but they need at least one more win, preferably two to fulfill MY requirements for a tourney seed (20 wins, over .500 in conference, 2 wins puts them at one game over .500 and over 20 wins plus the two big OOC wins).

Rock Chalk
03-07-2009, 02:02 PM
You guys are ridiculous. Just dismissing Memphis because of the quality of the conference? Have either of you actually watched Memphis play a game this year? OR did you just see the Georgetown and Syracuse scores from December and assume the team was crappy?

Since that Syracuse game, we moved Tyreke Evans to PG, and this has been a completely different team. We Destroyed Gonzaga on the road. Now that Evans is running the offense, we're able to beat zone defenses and get the offense rolling through his penetration.

Comparing this year's team to last year's, we lack the pure scoring ability of CDR, but Evans has really become a go-to guy. While Evans isn't as freakishly athletic as Derrick Rose, he is 4 inches taller with insanely long arms. NO ONE in the tournament can match up with our defensive length. The shortest guy in our starting lineup is 6'6". I would love to see a Michigan State or UNC try to score against that. The ONLY team in the tournament that could really give us trouble is UConn, but Thabeet isn't offensively dominant enough to really hurt us.

Memphis is going places. Elite Eight for sure. Final Four likely. This defense will shut down your big conference darlings.

Also chickenob, Ive heard the Evans move to PG argument a crapload but the fact is, memphis hasnt played ANYONE since Evans moved to PG except another mid-major on the road in Gonzaga. That was an impressive win sure, but its the ONLY impressive win on Memphis' resume and they have struggled mightily in conference. Getting the wins is nice, and their streak is impressive, but they are far from impressive in winning.

And as for UConn being the only team to give you trouble. HAHAHAHAHA. Pitt would stomp a mudhole in your team. Evans is good but in no way does he match up with Fields and there is no one on Memphis that can stop Blair and Young. That's just crazy.

Memphis has no one to answer for Blake Griffin either. And UNC would stomp a mudhole in Memphis. KU could beat Memphis, Louisville can beat Memphis, Nova, Clemson, Wake Forest, Duke, there are so many teams better than Memphis.

chickennob2
03-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Also chickenob, Ive heard the Evans move to PG argument a crapload but the fact is, memphis hasnt played ANYONE since Evans moved to PG except another mid-major on the road in Gonzaga. That was an impressive win sure, but its the ONLY impressive win on Memphis' resume and they have struggled mightily in conference. Getting the wins is nice, and their streak is impressive, but they are far from impressive in winning.

And as for UConn being the only team to give you trouble. HAHAHAHAHA. Pitt would stomp a mudhole in your team. Evans is good but in no way does he match up with Fields and there is no one on Memphis that can stop Blair and Young. That's just crazy.

Memphis has no one to answer for Blake Griffin either. And UNC would stomp a mudhole in Memphis. KU could beat Memphis, Louisville can beat Memphis, Nova, Clemson, Wake Forest, Duke, there are so many teams better than Memphis.

This is crap and you know it. "Memphis has struggled to win conference games."

Let's see, 2008-2009 conference games Memphis has won by less than 10 points:
at Central Florida - 73-66
at Tulsa - 55-54 (A tulsa team we beat in the second meeting 63-37)
at Houston - 69-60

2007-2008 conference games Memphis won by less than 10 points:
UTEP 70-64
Houston 68-59
at UAB 79-78
at Southern Miss 76-67

So, tell me all about how this year's team struggled to win C-USA games, and how that means they're so much worse than last year's Memphis team.

The difference in last year's "amazing" team and this year's team? Trading Rose for Evans, losing a great scorer in CDR, and losing a 6'6" center who could rebound. Evans is a much better defensive player than Rose, CDR's scoring has been replaced by a number of players, and Dozier/Taggart/Niles have picked up the rebounding we lost with Dorsey.

If you remember last year, conventional wisdom was that we would lose to Michigan State in the third round (92-74), and that Texas would wipe the floor with Memphis in the Elite 8 (85-67). Now you give this huge list of teams that are "better than Memphis." Talk to me in a month. This team is absolutely making the Elite 8. Beyond that, we will go however far Tyreke's talent and Antonio Anderson's leadership will take us. And don't underestimate one of the best coaches in college basketball.


Also, with two wins in the conference tournament, seniors Antonio Aderson and Robert Dozier will be the winningest college basketball players EVER. They currently sit at 132 career wins. Incredible.

Rock Chalk
03-07-2009, 06:33 PM
This is crap and you know it. "Memphis has struggled to win conference games."

Let's see, 2008-2009 conference games Memphis has won by less than 10 points:
at Central Florida - 73-66
at Tulsa - 55-54 (A tulsa team we beat in the second meeting 63-37)
at Houston - 69-60

2007-2008 conference games Memphis won by less than 10 points:
UTEP 70-64
Houston 68-59
at UAB 79-78
at Southern Miss 76-67

So, tell me all about how this year's team struggled to win C-USA games, and how that means they're so much worse than last year's Memphis team.

The difference in last year's "amazing" team and this year's team? Trading Rose for Evans, losing a great scorer in CDR, and losing a 6'6" center who could rebound. Evans is a much better defensive player than Rose, CDR's scoring has been replaced by a number of players, and Dozier/Taggart/Niles have picked up the rebounding we lost with Dorsey.

If you remember last year, conventional wisdom was that we would lose to Michigan State in the third round (92-74), and that Texas would wipe the floor with Memphis in the Elite 8 (85-67). Now you give this huge list of teams that are "better than Memphis." Talk to me in a month. This team is absolutely making the Elite 8. Beyond that, we will go however far Tyreke's talent and Antonio Anderson's leadership will take us. And don't underestimate one of the best coaches in college basketball.


Also, with two wins in the conference tournament, seniors Antonio Aderson and Robert Dozier will be the winningest college basketball players EVER. They currently sit at 131 career wins. Incredible.

First, I didnt say struggle to win. I just said struggled. UTEP, UAB and Houston are all prime examples of how they have struggled in games. UTEP controlled a good portion of that game.

Re: Convetional Wisdom and MSU. I figured Memphis for a Final Four team last year. They proved themselves to me and most knowledgeable basketball fans with their impressive non-conference schedule and wins. This year, they lost to Syracuse, and Georgetown and Texas A&M. Of which only Syracuse is ranked and they are ranked lowly, and Georgetown isnt even going to the tournament. They have one good resume win in Gonzaga on the road but this is also not the same Gonzaga of recent years. They, while still good, are not a great team.

Defensively, Memphis is still a fantastic team. However, they also have struggled against teams with size in the paint. Without Dorsey banging down low and without the incredible scoring threat of Rose and CDR combo, they are just not nearly as explosive offensively as they were last year. While Evans is a good rookie, he isnt even in the same class as Rose and will need to play at least another year in College if he wants to go in the first round of the draft.

And Niles is crap. Taggart is good but he is no Dorsey and he sure as hell cannot make up even the combined combo you mentioned, for what CDR did for Memphis last year.

Wow, what an accomplishment. Be the two winningest players in BB history and not one single championship to show for it. Id be more impressed if Memphis could even come close to what they have done if they played in a conference that was even remotely competitive. Memphis would not even go undefeated in the SEC and it sucks this year. Thats not a knock of Memphis, its just that tough in the real conferences.

Memphis is also in a bit of a jam when it comes to conferences. The SEC for the most part is a football conference and wont take Memphis in. The ACC is a BB conference but they have repeatedly said they want no more teams. The Big East already needs to be broken up and split into two conferences because they have several issues. When they raided CUSA for Louisville, Marquette and a few other teams, they screwed themselves. Memphis has nowhere to go. The Big 10 is basically the midwest and the Big 12 is the heartland. The Pac 10 is the West coast. None of those are geographically ideal for Memphis to play in so they are stuck forever in CUSA unless the Big East breaks up.

Memphis will never get the respect they want. Mostly because Memphis fans are the biggest whiners on the planet. being ranked #1 most of last year, being talked about all the time, being lauded by the press, still wasnt enough for them. This year, when the press actually doubts them, Memphis fans think they can beat everyone in the nation every time. Sorry, but they aren't that good. They are a top 10 team IMO, but they are not a FF team and I think they are going to run into a team that cna play defense AND score.

You dont have to agree with me. I dont expect you to. Memphis fans arent known for their rational thinking. Just understand that most knowledgeable basketball fans have legitimate reasons to be skeptical of Memphis this year. Not last year, this year.

BroncoBuff
03-07-2009, 06:39 PM
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Woof!

BroncoBuff
03-07-2009, 06:41 PM
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Woof!

chickennob2
03-07-2009, 07:30 PM
Wow, what an accomplishment. Be the two winningest players in BB history and not one single championship to show for it. Id be more impressed if Memphis could even come close to what they have done if they played in a conference that was even remotely competitive. Memphis would not even go undefeated in the SEC and it sucks this year. Thats not a knock of Memphis, its just that tough in the real conferences.

Memphis is also in a bit of a jam when it comes to conferences. The SEC for the most part is a football conference and wont take Memphis in. The ACC is a BB conference but they have repeatedly said they want no more teams. The Big East already needs to be broken up and split into two conferences because they have several issues. When they raided CUSA for Louisville, Marquette and a few other teams, they screwed themselves. Memphis has nowhere to go. The Big 10 is basically the midwest and the Big 12 is the heartland. The Pac 10 is the West coast. None of those are geographically ideal for Memphis to play in so they are stuck forever in CUSA unless the Big East breaks up.

On the "not one championship to show for it" part, I'll address that in a bit. You're right, the Big East's raid of Louisville, Marquette, Cincinnati, and USF killed C-USA. And the SEC is far too much of an old boys network to let in a school like Memphis without all of the tradition and history they value almost as much as success. We are stuck for a while. Hopefully the football team's recent string of bowl births will continue, and maybe at some point we can move up, ideally to wherever Louisville goes so that we can continue that rivalry. But Calipari seems happy with his virtually guaranteed annual tourney birth as he tries to help build up C-USA.


Memphis will never get the respect they want. Mostly because Memphis fans are the biggest whiners on the planet. being ranked #1 most of last year, being talked about all the time, being lauded by the press, still wasnt enough for them.

Being ranked #1 all year, and then being picked by most of the talking heads to lose to Michigan State and Texas? OF course that's not enough. We proved all year that we were on of the top teams in the country, and yet EVERYONE doubted us. Well, apparently not "intelligent basketball fans" like yourself, but all of the media talking heads. And that, by and large, is where that respect comes from, the media.


This year, when the press actually doubts them, Memphis fans think they can beat everyone in the nation every time. Sorry, but they aren't that good.

You're making fun of Memphis fans for being confident in their team? This is one of the best teams we have ever had, in the greatest era of Memphis sports, ever. Of course we're going to be confident in our team. And you're right, we haven't played anyone but Gonzaga since we moved Evans to point. But we have beaten every team we faced. So until proven otherwise, we will believe we can beat anyone.


You dont have to agree with me. I dont expect you to. Memphis fans arent known for their rational thinking.

I think you need to reevaluate your opinion of Memphis fans. You, you're a Kansas fan. You root for what, through its history, is one of the greatest basketball programs in the nation. Top 5. You were coached by Naismith. Multiple conference and national titles. Huge history of success in the tournament. We don't have that. We don't have this historical success to temper our excitement about the current team. We haven't been there. So our expectations are lowered, but we still firmly believe that our team could go all the way. If a UCLA or Kansas loses that title game the way we did, fans would be disappointed. A wasted opportunity to add another banner to the rafters. For Memphis fans, we were thrilled. It was the greatest season we had ever had!

The other day, [Antonio] Anderson was asked to pick his favorite memory as a Tiger. Maybe the win over Texas A&M or Michigan State?

"Nope," said Anderson. It wasn't any of those.

It was the bus ride out of the arena after the national championship game. It was the bus ride away from that horrifying loss.

Anderson pressed his face against the window. He noticed something curious about the Memphis fans.

"Everyone was smiling," said Anderson.

We love our team to death. So while we know that we're not the team we were last year, and that there are likely teams out there that can beat us, until someone does, we're going to believe that this team can and will go all the way.

chickennob2
03-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Also, just wanted to throw this out there. I'll have two teams in NCAA tournaments this year, my hometown and my current school:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=darcy/090305

Sure it's the Division 3 tourney, but who's counting?

broncosteven
03-07-2009, 08:12 PM
The sad thing is that the dumb chick in the cube/desk next to you is going to with the brackets based on the color of the jerseys.

This is the biggest drain on production networks everywhere and the biggest waste of time.

Wake me when Jesus wakes up.

AlphaOmega
03-07-2009, 08:15 PM
The Colorado Buffaloes are gonna shock everyone by winning the Big 12 tournament then winning 6 more after that.

Big time Rep!! :thumbsup:

ludo21
03-07-2009, 08:25 PM
The sad thing is that the dumb chick in the cube/desk next to you is going to with the brackets based on the color of the jerseys.

This is the biggest drain on production networks everywhere and the biggest waste of time.

Wake me when Jesus wakes up.

:confuzzle

so sorry you feel this way

tsiguy96
03-07-2009, 09:01 PM
go wisconsin!!!!

Dos Rios
03-07-2009, 09:49 PM
http://www.albenjamin.com/images/tar_heels_logo.gif

REP

tsiguy96
03-07-2009, 09:51 PM
whats interesting about bo ryan and his swing offense, everything ive heard is its designed to be very competitive in teh big ten, but once you get out of the big 10 its not effective. they havent been past sweet 16 under ryan have they?

spdirty
03-08-2009, 12:46 PM
Big time Rep!! :thumbsup:

Those black helmets in your sig are sweet! We should go back to em.

Rock Chalk
03-08-2009, 01:05 PM
http://www.fansedge.com/Images/Product/34-12/34-12787-F.jpg

Woof!

KU beat Washington :P

I actually like Washington to do well in the tourney. By well, I mean I think they will be the last Pac 10 team out. UCLA is way overrated this year. Collison is awesome but they got nothing else.

Rock Chalk
03-08-2009, 01:08 PM
So, we got Duke NC part II today.

Lawson is at this time, questionable to play. If Lawson doesnt play, I like Duke's chances. If Lawson plays, I dont like Duke's chances.

Rooting for either of these teams is like pulling teeth. Painful. However, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, would please me more than to see Tyler Hansborough - the most overrated player in the history of college basketball - to lose his final home game so, Im pulling for Duke.

That will probably piss off all the bandwagon Tarhole fans here (Im talking about you Alex and Greg!) but I dont care.

chickennob2
03-08-2009, 01:13 PM
So, we got Duke NC part II today.

Lawson is at this time, questionable to play. If Lawson doesnt play, I like Duke's chances. If Lawson plays, I dont like Duke's chances.

Rooting for either of these teams is like pulling teeth. Painful. However, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, would please me more than to see Tyler Hansborough - the most overrated player in the history of college basketball - to lose his final home game so, Im pulling for Duke.

That will probably piss off all the bandwagon Tarhole fans here (Im talking about you Alex and Greg!) but I dont care.

Agreed. I would love a senior day loss for Hansbrough and the bandwagon fans. And I really hope it's with Lawson

Rock Chalk
03-08-2009, 01:13 PM
BTW, the following congrats are in order:

To teh Regular Season Conference Champs:
Louisville
Kansas
LSU
Michigan State
Washington
Memphis

Congrats to the Following Tourney Champs who are the first to officially punch their ticket:
East Tennessee State (Atlantic Sun)
Radford (Big South)
Moorehead State (Ohio Valley)

AlphaOmega
03-08-2009, 07:41 PM
http://www.fansedge.com/Images/Product/34-12/34-12787-F.jpg

Woof!


Woof!? ??? What's up with that, broncoBuff ?

TonyR
03-08-2009, 08:46 PM
...nothing, and I mean NOTHING, would please me more than to see Tyler Hansborough - the most overrated player in the history of college basketball - to lose his final home game so, Im pulling for Duke.


All you Hansbrough haters should read this. Actually, everybody should read it. Really good read and short enough for even the shortest attention span.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3770906

broncosteven
03-08-2009, 09:29 PM
:confuzzle

so sorry you feel this way

I had trouble last year with CBS streaming the games to the web. I was in a bad mood when I posted this, lot of work and complaints of slow internet speed because people were watching during work.

At least I got funding for better Internet reporting tools.

GSRelyea
03-09-2009, 08:15 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/GSRelyea/sien-05-msthd-1b-1.jpg

brncs_fan
03-09-2009, 08:33 AM
So, we got Duke NC part II today.

Lawson is at this time, questionable to play. If Lawson doesnt play, I like Duke's chances. If Lawson plays, I dont like Duke's chances.

Rooting for either of these teams is like pulling teeth. Painful. However, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, would please me more than to see Tyler Hansborough - the most overrated player in the history of college basketball - to lose his final home game so, Im pulling for Duke.

That will probably piss off all the bandwagon Tarhole fans here (Im talking about you Alex and Greg!) but I dont care.

So much for that UNC loss.

2009 ACC Regular Season Champs!

MileHighMagic
03-09-2009, 08:37 AM
2009 MWC Champs & soon to be Bracket Busters!

http://store.cstv.com/marketplace/store/Vendor188/fullscale/OT9001-c.jpg

Rock Chalk
03-09-2009, 09:33 AM
All you Hansbrough haters should read this. Actually, everybody should read it. Really good read and short enough for even the shortest attention span.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?section=magazine&id=3770906

Im not reading anything from ESPN but I will tell you this, I dont hate Hans so much as I hate the constant drool fest over him. He is a good, but not great player. And he should not have won player of the year last year period.

Rock Chalk
03-09-2009, 09:35 AM
So much for that UNC loss.

2009 ACC Regular Season Champs!

Lawson played. I didnt think Duke would win if Lawson played. He's ridiculously difficult to guard and creates many opportunities Ellington and Hans and such.

Congrats to the Tarholes anyway. Lets just hope they dont draw Maryland in the second round of teh ACC Tourney :)

Rock Chalk
03-09-2009, 09:36 AM
I had trouble last year with CBS streaming the games to the web. I was in a bad mood when I posted this, lot of work and complaints of slow internet speed because people were watching during work.

At least I got funding for better Internet reporting tools.

What a fag. If my boss wouldnt have let me stream the games at work I would have just called in sick and made him pay me from home.

Rock Chalk
03-09-2009, 09:37 AM
Kansas: Birthplace of North Carolina and Kentucky Basketball.

RunSilentRunDeep
03-09-2009, 11:08 AM
Who wants to do an office pool? Bragging rights only. $100,000 prize for perfect bracket (which nobody on the planet will win).

http://marchmania.usatoday.com/

Pool: OrangeMane

Password: cutler2marshall

vancejohnson82
03-09-2009, 11:16 AM
glad to see there is so much OU hate on here

will make it easy to win any bracket challenge when they take home the championship

Peoples Champ
03-09-2009, 11:20 AM
I had my birthday party last saturday with March Madness theme. We had a party bus and put 30 people on it and went to sweet bars in STL. And since I live in St. Louis, I called it the "march to the arch." I stole the slogan from 2005 when UofI played North Carolina in the championship in STL.

Rock Chalk
03-10-2009, 11:57 AM
The MVC Tourney had a similar theme on the court Peoples Champ. "Arch Madness" since it was played in St Louis.

Peoples Champ
03-10-2009, 12:08 PM
The MVC Tourney had a similar theme on the court Peoples Champ. "Arch Madness" since it was played in St Louis.



Yep, we saw all the leftover college kids at the bars out that night from the MVC tourney. I saw a bunch of SIU, ISU ,Northern Iowa and Creighton gear.

Rock Chalk
03-10-2009, 12:11 PM
Yep, we saw all the leftover college kids at the bars out that night from the MVC tourney. I saw a bunch of SIU, ISU ,Northern Iowa and Creighton gear.

You catch the MVC Championship game? Freakin awesome game.

vancejohnson82
03-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Cincinatti just had their bubble popped...

DePaul doesnt win a conference game all year and goes to the Garden and gets their first..

good for them...even though it cost me 50 bucks

Rock Chalk
03-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Cincy's bubble popped a while ago.

vancejohnson82
03-10-2009, 12:17 PM
Cincy's bubble popped a while ago.

I think if they would have gotten two wins, they could have had a shot....

it woudl have been a win against Providence next round that would have made me think

that puts them at 20 wins...

but im glad because it opens another spot up for a team like Niagara who shoudl be in

Peoples Champ
03-10-2009, 12:23 PM
You catch the MVC Championship game? Freakin awesome game.



Ya I just watched the end. It was sweet. Cant wait until NCAA tourney.

Rock Chalk
03-10-2009, 12:25 PM
I think if they would have gotten two wins, they could have had a shot....

it woudl have been a win against Providence next round that would have made me think

that puts them at 20 wins...

but im glad because it opens another spot up for a team like Niagara who shoudl be in

Naw, Providence is out as of right now. A win against them wouldnt have helped Cincy. 20 wins doesnt gaurantee you much these days.

Big East after the top 4 teams is really overrated. They have a really pathetic bottom half and the middle half is just middling at best. East coast love affair though. It would have been 5 great teams but Marquette lost their best player and without and depth they really have struggled down the stretch. Sucks too because Davis was a senior. They had a really good team right up until that.

vancejohnson82
03-10-2009, 12:33 PM
Naw, Providence is out as of right now. A win against them wouldnt have helped Cincy. 20 wins doesnt gaurantee you much these days.

Big East after the top 4 teams is really overrated. They have a really pathetic bottom half and the middle half is just middling at best. East coast love affair though. It would have been 5 great teams but Marquette lost their best player and without and depth they really have struggled down the stretch. Sucks too because Davis was a senior. They had a really good team right up until that.

You're talking about James right??? the PG for Marquette??

haha, you speak like a true Big 12 fan...Big East is the best conference in the land by far....

I'm always a big fan of the mid-majors getting teams in over marginal Big 6 schools ....but a lot of peeps had Cincy on the bubble needing two wins in thsi tourney....the win by DePaul KILLS Providence because now to be considered they gotta go to the semis in this tourney

Obushma
03-10-2009, 12:55 PM
MVC will probably be the only non-big six conference to send more than one team.

Let's get the Madness started!

RC,
Did you mean the MWC? Im thinking they have the possibility of sending anywhere from 3-5. New Mexico, BYU, and Utah i'd say are locks, SDSU and UNLV still have a good chance with a great tournament.

Alot of cinderella's this year, can't wait.

vancejohnson82
03-10-2009, 01:06 PM
RC,
Did you mean the MWC? Im thinking they have the possibility of sending anywhere from 3-5. New Mexico, BYU, and Utah i'd say are locks, SDSU and UNLV still have a good chance with a great tournament.

Alot of cinderella's this year, can't wait.

Yea, i heard an announcer the otehr day...i think it was during DUKE/UNC..that said this year a lot of the higher seeds would move on with no problem

i dont see it that way at all

Kaylore
03-10-2009, 01:08 PM
RC,
Did you mean the MWC? Im thinking they have the possibility of sending anywhere from 3-5. New Mexico, BYU, and Utah i'd say are locks, SDSU and UNLV still have a good chance with a great tournament.

Alot of cinderella's this year, can't wait.

Gotta love that "neutral court" there, don't cha!

BroncoBuff
03-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Woof!? ??? What's up with that, broncoBuff ?
You're right .... another fellow Buff actually neg-repped me for that! ::)

Problem is, I can't wait another decade for the next Jay Humphries, Shawn Vandiver or Chauncey Billups. I wanna cheer now! So it's either the local Huskies (I can see the tippy-top of their football stadium from my apartment), or else the Kansas Rock-Hawks (Big XII North unity).... one or the other, I'll let YOU decide.
.

SureShot
03-10-2009, 01:20 PM
You're right .... another fellow Buff actually neg-repped me for that! ::)

Problem is, I can't wait another decade for the next Jay Humphries, Shawn Vandiver or Chauncey Billups. I wanna cheer now! So it's either the local Huskies (I can see the tippy-top of their football stadium from my apartment), or else the Kansas Rock-Hawks (Big XII North unity).... one or the other, I'll let YOU decide.
.

And you thought you would get away with it.;D

BroncoBuff
03-10-2009, 01:21 PM
And you thought you would get away with it.;D

OMG ... did you change your avatar ... just to shame me?!

SureShot
03-10-2009, 01:22 PM
OMG ... you changed your avatar ... merely to shame me?!

Of course.

BroncoBuff
03-10-2009, 01:23 PM
Of course.

Okay then, how about this: I'll keep my yapper shut 'til Sunday night ... and if the Buffs miss the tourney, THEN I can choose one of the 65. Deal?
.

SureShot
03-10-2009, 01:25 PM
Okay then, how about this: I'll keep my yapper shut 'til Sunday night ... and if the Buffs miss the tourney, THEN I can choose one of the 65. Deal?
.

Sounds fair.

missingnumber7
03-10-2009, 02:29 PM
Watch ESPN2 7 PM...this team is better than Davidson last year...and could be the upset team this year.

vancejohnson82
03-10-2009, 07:39 PM
Watch ESPN2 7 PM...this team is better than Davidson last year...and could be the upset team this year.

uh oh..

gonna need a good last 5 minutes to even get into the tourney

missingnumber7
03-10-2009, 08:18 PM
uh oh..

gonna need a good last 5 minutes to even get into the tourney

thats 3 games in a row they made us sweat...well worth it for a 15 seed???maybe a 14? I've seen preditictions as high as 13, but with St marys, Davidson and Creighton losing...probably a 15

vancejohnson82
03-10-2009, 08:20 PM
that was a really good game....I was impressed with the way they fought

that PG and that kid Tweet are REALLY REALLY good players

thanks for the heads up, I got to see a good game and now I have anohter Cinderella to watch

missingnumber7
03-10-2009, 08:33 PM
that was a really good game....I was impressed with the way they fought

that PG and that kid Tweet are REALLY REALLY good players

thanks for the heads up, I got to see a good game and now I have anohter Cinderella to watch

That was the worst that I have ever seen Woodside play..and Winkleman played horibly too...Woodside is the PG #10, Windkleman is #22...Tweet has had an awesome tourney.

The cool part about the whole thing is woodside is the leading scorer at NDSU, Winkleman is #2 and Nelson (#31) is in the top 5. Winkleman is the academic player of the year. This is a team that has been playing for tonight for 5 years.

chickennob2
03-11-2009, 10:51 AM
And by the way, don't think Memphis is going away after this year. We have already signed the #3 recruit in the country, SG Xavier Henry and the #2 recruit in the country, PF/C DeMarcus Cousins. Oh, and the #1 player in the country, PG John Wall? He just told Rivals that Memphis is #1 on his list. Can you say "best recruiting class ever" ? We could potentially land the top 3 players in the country. Epic win.

(player rankings via rivals.com)

GSRelyea
03-12-2009, 11:34 AM
At the dance, Saints could be Cinderella
Is Siena '09's Davidson in NCAA Tournament?

By PETE IORIZZO, Staff writer
First published in print: Thursday, March 12, 2009

LOUDONVILLE When trying to project this year's Cinderella team the under-the-radar mid-major school most likely to make a prolonged NCAA Tournament run analysts will be asking this question:
Who will be this year's Davidson?

Well, how about Siena?

The 2009 Saints and 2008 Wildcats bear some striking similarities, which is something Siena hopes continues into next week's NCAA Tournament.

The Saints, who won a first-round game over Vanderbilt in 2008, could be a popular pick as a team with upset potential. If that happens, they'd draw comparisons to the 2008 Davidson team, a No. 10 seed that made the Elite Eight.

The teams share much in common, from the way their seasons unfolded to the size of their schools.

Consider: Siena's record is 26-7, Davidson's going into the tournament was 26-6. Siena's RPI rank is No. 21, Davidson's No. 23. The Saints lost three games at the Old Spice Classic in November, then rolled up a 16-2 conference record; Davidson lost three straight November games to Duke, Charlotte and UCLA before going undefeated in the Southern Conference.

There's more: Davidson, with an enrollment of 1,700, was among the smallest schools in the 2008 NCAA Tournament field. With an enrollment of about 3,000, Siena figures to be one of the smallest in this year's.

The schools even have a link Davidson forward Steve Rossiter is the brother of Siena forward Ryan Rossiter.

"I think even last year at the end of the year, some people were talking that we could be next year's Davidson," Ryan Rossiter said.

The obvious difference is Davidson's Stephen Curry, the son of former of NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry who's among the nation's most prolific scorers. Curry scored 30-plus points in Davidson's tournament wins over Gonzaga, Georgetown and Wisconsin and then scored 25 in a loss to Kansas.

"Could Siena have beaten Davidson's team last year if they met in the NCAA Tournament? Maybe," said former Manhattan coach and current ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla, who broadcast Siena's BracketBusters win over Northern Iowa. "But it's hard to compare the two because Davidson had that one transcendent player, whereas Siena just proved to be one of the best 30 teams in the country."

There is one common trait in the teams' personnel experience. The Saints returned all five starters from the 2008 season, just as Davidson returned all five from the 2007 season.

"Experience is one of the big things," said Steve Rossiter, a junior starter who averages 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds. "Last year we had almost everyone back. Once you get comfortable with the team, you gain confidence. You know you can beat the big guys."

This past Sunday, Davidson fell in the Southern Conference Tournament semifinals, which puts them on the NCAA Tournament bubble at best. More likely, the Wildcats will play in the National Invitation Tournament.

Siena, on the other hand, clinched its NCAA Tournament berth Monday with a win over Niagara, which the elder Rossiter brother watched on television.
Steve called his brother Ryan to offer congratulations and wish him well. He expressed hope that his younger brother could enjoy the same experiences he did a season ago.
"Getting to share that experience with my teammates and my school was really the best part," Steve Rossiter said. "It brought our school together. Old fans, young fans, it was really amazing to see all the red. All the attention we got, it's definitely fun."

vancejohnson82
03-12-2009, 01:30 PM
Kansas bows to Baylor....

WAH< WAH, WAH

ludo21
03-12-2009, 01:32 PM
I was going to bump this thread..

KU has been a joke the past 3 games. Not a good thing heading into the tourney.

chickennob2
03-12-2009, 01:38 PM
"Rock chalk lose to Baylor"


Has a good ring to it

GSRelyea
03-12-2009, 01:46 PM
I was going to bump this thread..

KU has been a joke the past 3 games. Not a good thing heading into the tourney.
True, but they are VERY young, be interesting to see what they do in the NCAA could be a very dangerous team if they get a couple of solid W's in the 1st 2 rounds.

GO HEELS
GO SAINTS (Siena)

There is your final ;D

Northman
03-12-2009, 02:20 PM
Alec wont be very happy.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 02:40 PM
Michigan beat Iowa 73-45.

That gives them 20 wins and should punch their ticket.

GSRelyea
03-12-2009, 02:53 PM
G Tech beat Clemson
I think NC could go down tomorrow against V-Tech- They should just put Lawson on the shelf for the ACC and worry about next week.

vancejohnson82
03-12-2009, 02:53 PM
where's Rock Chalk??

ludo21
03-12-2009, 06:02 PM
Michigan might be in, to me they need to win one more game to earn it.

Tonight Oklahoma and Ok state might be a good one with a potential upset here.

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 06:27 PM
I hate all of you.

ludo21
03-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Does West Virginia a Tourney team? They are making a case if they can hang onto the lead here against Pitt.

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 06:30 PM
steering the conversation away from the lousy performance my Hawks put up today, did anyone happen to catch Mike Singletary's performance from Tech against A&M last night? Might be one of th emost incredible performances of the last 5 years or so.

43 points...OFF THE BENCH. 29 consecutive team points. Did not miss a shot in 9 straight minutes. Single handedly beat A&M.

A&M had a 22 point lead...IN THE SECOND HALF and still choked it away.

Luckily for us, ESPN decided to become the Big East Network and only show Big East tourney games yesterday so pretty much everyone missed it. **** I hate ESPN.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Michigan might be in, to me they need to win one more game to earn it.

Tonight Oklahoma and Ok state might be a good one with a potential upset here.

I hope they win another game to make sure they get in.... the Wolverines have not made the NCAA Tournament since 1998.

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Does West Virginia a Tourney team? They are making a case if they can hang onto the lead here against Pitt.

I was pretty sure WVU was a tourney team before this game. Ive seen them about 4 times this year and they are definitely a tourney team IMO.

ludo21
03-12-2009, 06:33 PM
Honestly, why would ESPN show Tech and A&M, from the outset that looked like a crapper and was until Singletary made that performance.

A&M was my secret darkhorse to get to the Big 12 Finals too. I wonder if the Tech/Missouri game will be any good?

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Honestly, why would ESPN show Tech and A&M, from the outset that looked like a crapper and was until Singletary made that performance.

A&M was my secret darkhorse to get to the Big 12 Finals too. I wonder if the Tech/Missouri game will be any good?

As opposed to Seton Hall vs Syracuse?

Tough to say on Mizzou/Tech game. Tech has actually played well down the stretch (sans the stinker vs ISU) and Mizzou pretty much sucks away from home.

OKie State/OU game is pretty damn good. Im glad its on Altitude so I can watch it.

So far, some good upsets already in conference tourneys. Clemson down to GTech? Wow. Obviously Baylor over KU was a big upset.

Hopefully the rest of the month is as crazy as the conference tourney's have been.

vancejohnson82
03-12-2009, 06:51 PM
big upset tonight Cuse over UConn

and watch out for Washington State....

would also like to say my dark horse in the A-10 Duquesne is still in there but nobody cares about the A-10

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 06:55 PM
A-10 has been a pretty fun conference this year vance. Xavier obviously runs **** over there but there is a lot of competitive basketball being played in that mid-major. Probably the best overall mid-major conference (maybe the MVC, its pretty good too but no star team like Xavier in the A-10).

TonyR
03-12-2009, 07:19 PM
And by the way, don't think Memphis is going away after this year. We have already signed the #3 recruit in the country, SG Xavier Henry and the #2 recruit in the country, PF/C DeMarcus Cousins. Oh, and the #1 player in the country, PG John Wall? He just told Rivals that Memphis is #1 on his list. Can you say "best recruiting class ever" ? We could potentially land the top 3 players in the country. Epic win.

(player rankings via rivals.com)

I agree they're not going away, and I agree their '09 recruiting class is will be very good, but Scout is the authority in college hoops recruiting.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=4&cfg=bb&pid=88&yr=2009

http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=9&c=14&cfg=bb&yr=2009

Edit to add that Memphis could also score Lance Stephenson.

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 07:22 PM
Oklahoma goes down to Okie State.

Pitt follows suit.

3 of the top 4 teams in teh Big XII go down in the first game. Wow.

vancejohnson82
03-12-2009, 07:58 PM
A-10 has been a pretty fun conference this year vance. Xavier obviously runs **** over there but there is a lot of competitive basketball being played in that mid-major. Probably the best overall mid-major conference (maybe the MVC, its pretty good too but no star team like Xavier in the A-10).

I love A-10 ball.....

lost a little bit of marketing with the loss of Cheney and being that St. Joes, Temple and URI have fallen off a bit but every team in that conference could compete in the Big 10 and I think the top half could play with the Big 12

good, competitive basketball

not to mention some great venues like the Palestra

ludo21
03-12-2009, 07:59 PM
wow indeed. Baylor the favorite to win it now??

vancejohnson82
03-12-2009, 08:11 PM
btw, i just watched the replay of the end of taht Oklahoma game...

i dont understand how you call that foul in that situation..i watched it 4 times to see if i missed something...

does anyone agree, or am i losing it

PaintballCLE
03-12-2009, 08:33 PM
I feel bad for CSU (Cleveland state) Its great the finally got there again..........but they are going to get smashed on national TV......

DBroncos4life
03-12-2009, 08:37 PM
ugh go KU????

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 09:19 PM
wow indeed. Baylor the favorite to win it now??

Naw, Mizzou is probably the "favorite" still. Though away from home they are just not that dominating. Okie State has basically home court advantage, but UT is playing really well with Pittman starting to contribute a lot more down inside.

Baylor, when they are playing well, are a much better team than their record suggests. They lack a great defense and if they are shooting cold (which they got into a funk in th emiddle of conference play) they arent going to win many games but that team can beat a lot of tournament teams. Still, without a solid defense they are going to struggle to beat UT tomorrow.

I think Okie State has as good a shot as anyone to win the whole thing. Its looking now like Mizzou is going to drop Tech ending their hopes of an outside chance at the tournament but they will have a very difficult time with Okie State tomorrow.

My money is on an OSU/UT final with OSU winning the Big XII. Basically home court advantage for them and they have played as well as any team down the stretch in conference play. Their lone loss coming to OU in Bedlam II by a mere 4 points.

Rock Chalk
03-12-2009, 09:21 PM
I think the Big East favorite has to be Louisville. ACC is easily UNC. Big Ten is probably going to Michigan State. SEC is a little tougher. While LSU has the best record, they are not so far ahead of the rest of the conference that an upset would be surprising. In fact I think LSU getting upset in the SEC tournament would be less surprising than if they make it all the way. Lots of teams just outside the bubble in teh SEC that desperately need a win over the upper tier (which basically is LSU) of the SEC.

vancejohnson82
03-12-2009, 10:06 PM
wow...this Big East Cuse/UConn game is one of the best ive seen

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 10:35 PM
wow...this Big East Cuse/UConn game is one of the best ive seen

Wow....going to a fourth overtime.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Going to a fifth overtime.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Pretty damn good game.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 11:04 PM
Going to a sixth overtime!

Kid A
03-12-2009, 11:04 PM
Going six. Wow.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 11:05 PM
Let's go Cuse!

SureShot
03-12-2009, 11:07 PM
Go UCONN! Make your free throws.

Kid A
03-12-2009, 11:07 PM
West Virginia's gotta like this (pretty sure that's who the winner plays tomorrow).

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Cuse is putting the game away.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 11:22 PM
Syracuse wins 127-117 in six overtimes.

ludo21
03-12-2009, 11:23 PM
what a waste of 6 OT to end so crappy..

missingnumber7
03-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Upset night in the NCAA, Big 12 suffers massive destruction, Big East is half thrown for a loop.

GSRelyea
03-13-2009, 08:08 AM
The Cuse is going to have some tired legs tonight, Johnny Flynn played 67 of the 70 minutes, that is pretty impressive.

vancejohnson82
03-13-2009, 08:14 AM
Johnny Flynn is my hero

if Harris can make any of those layups than the game is over and his old high school teammate's legs wouldnt feel like sponges today

Rock Chalk
03-13-2009, 08:49 AM
Man the Madness hit hard yesterday.

5 top 15 teams go down in their first conference tourney game. Incredible, 3 of the 4 projected 1 seeds all take a fall.

OU, Pitt, UConn (what a game), KU, Clemson all fall.

Just goes to show, you better bring it in March because anyone at anytime can beat you.

missingnumber7
03-13-2009, 10:45 AM
Johnny Flynn is my hero

if Harris can make any of those layups than the game is over and his old high school teammate's legs wouldnt feel like sponges today

The cuse had a game the night before too...dang near a brawl.

GSRelyea
03-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Just wanted to remind everyone that will be stuck at their desk next Thursday & Friday that you can watch all of the games online for free:

http://mmod.ncaa.com/

GSRelyea
03-13-2009, 12:08 PM
PSYCHO T delivers again, UNC moves on, god I hate when we play VA Tech.

Northman
03-13-2009, 12:19 PM
That sucks, i was hoping UNC would go down. I hate those bastards.

Rock Chalk
03-13-2009, 01:27 PM
I dont hate UNC so much as I hate the media slobfest over them every single year. Its freakin old already.

GSRelyea
03-13-2009, 01:32 PM
I dont hate UNC so much as I hate the media slobfest over them every single year. Its freakin old already.

I am die hard UNC but even I hate espn constantly sucking the tarheel c*ck all of the time. I was just looking at ESPN bracketology and they had UNC as a 1 and Siena in that 8/9 game as a 9. That would ruin my tournament FYI they still had KU as a 2

Rock Chalk
03-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Yeah but KU wont end up a 2 seed. I think they finish with a 3 seed and that would be OK with me. Just not a 4 seed.

Northman
03-14-2009, 02:02 PM
Way to go Seminoles! Taking out the Highheels.

Rock Chalk
03-14-2009, 02:09 PM
Let's sum up the Madness:
KU, OU, UNC, Michigan State, UConn, Pitt, Washington, LSU, Clemson, Texas, UCLA, Wake Forest all upset in their conference tournaments, Butler, Xavier, .

So for those keeping track, 13 of 20 (AP poll) teams got upset in their conference tournaments. Thirteen of Twenty!!!

Its madness I tell you.

Malcontent
03-14-2009, 02:18 PM
Go Sun Devils!!!!

ludo21
03-15-2009, 09:50 AM
Go Sun Devils!!!!

Rough finish to the game man, that sucked. Harden should have drove in at the end there and not jacked up that shot.

O well, this team is still a great tourney team imo.

My 4 No.1 right now:

Memphis, Pitt. Louisville, UNC

missingnumber7
03-15-2009, 09:58 AM
Let's sum up the Madness:
KU, OU, UNC, Michigan State, UConn, Pitt, Washington, LSU, Clemson, Texas, UCLA, Wake Forest all upset in their conference tournaments, Butler, Xavier, .

So for those keeping track, 13 of 20 (AP poll) teams got upset in their conference tournaments. Thirteen of Twenty!!!

Its madness I tell you.

And the madness is just begining...I would love to see a mid major win the big dance...Particulary one from North Dakota.

theAPAOps5
03-15-2009, 09:59 AM
This conference championship week has been fun to watch. Memphis is going to win it all. That team can play ball!

Rock Chalk
03-15-2009, 10:19 AM
This conference championship week has been fun to watch. Memphis is going to win it all. That team can play ball!

Memphis? No. They will probably make the Elite 8 again since they are going to draw a 1 seed. But I dont think they will get to the final four.

My issue with this year's Memphis team is simple: They have beaten no one. If the other top seeded teams hadnt crapped their pants in much more difficult conferences, Memphis could very well have ended up with a 3 seed. They got a good RPI, but their SOS is really weak and they have as many losses to teh Big East as Louisville despite playing 20 fewer Big East games.

Memphis fans like to tout that they are undefeated since moving Evans to teh point, and that would be a good assessment except the only decent team they played since they moved him was Gonzaga (on the road, a good win, but not a great win).

Thsi is not memphis' year. Next year, with Xavier Henry and Demarcus Cousins coming in, and the possibility of John Wall (its looking more and more like it) they are going to be a serious force. That is, if Coach Cal can keep all the 1 and done types happy. I dont think Henry, Cousins and Wall (if he committs) are going to play well together personally, but I could be wrong. Cal is a great coach so we'll see. Its just, in general, a bad idea to have that many one and done types wanting to show their stuff on one team.

Right now, Louisville looks liek the best team in the country. UNC probably has the most talent and can be the most dominating but if Lawson is hurt they are done. That is a shell of a team without Lawson and FSU proved that yesterday. Holding them to 62 points? Are you kidding? The North Carolina Tarheels to 62 points? Thats because Lawson is probably the best PG in America and without him running the offensive sets, tehy are mostly lost.

Pitt will probably flame out like they do every year. Dixon just isnt a good tourney coach right now. Calhoun is but UConn has had issues without Dyson. They still have AJ Price and Thabeet but without Dyson they have lost a ton of offensive explosiveness.

OU could possibly make a run but to do so they are going to need their guards to show up and play. Blake can will them to win but he cant do it alone. I give them a pass for losing without Blake in those two games. The Mizzou loss is understandable, Mizzou is unstoppable at home apparently. The OSU loss? I dont care who you are, its hard to beat a good team 3 times in a season. Still, issues remain about their defense.

If anything, this tournament is anyone's tournament. I guess Memphis does have a chance, but to me they are not the most dominating team and I dont think they have the best chance.

Thats what's great about March though. Its anyone's game.

Good luck to all who have teams dancing, unless your team is playing KU then, I hope your guys brick and miss and turn it over and lose their composure :)

ROCK CHALK.

gunns
03-15-2009, 10:25 AM
2009 MWC Champs & soon to be Bracket Busters!

http://store.cstv.com/marketplace/store/Vendor188/fullscale/OT9001-c.jpg

LOL you should have known, not with the UTES in that conference. I would prefer SDS going instead of BYU and they may still. BYU can continue to show their excellence at choking.

Also a shout out for the Utah State Aggies. A remarkable season!

Rock Chalk
03-15-2009, 10:29 AM
Go Sun Devils!!!!

Add ASU to the list and the Bubble teams just let out a collective "****" at USC :)

oubronco
03-15-2009, 11:23 AM
I hate Mcdaniels

Arkie
03-15-2009, 12:42 PM
Pez needs to start his March Madness Brackets 2009 thread. This will be the 7th year of the Orange Mane Brackets.

http://om.mayhem.sportsline.com/brackets

Password is: taco

past champions

2008 - AnubisZyklon
2007 - Andy Kaczka
2006 - Thomas Smith
2005 - Brian Bell
2004 - Brian Bell
2003 - Adam Wooden

Northman
03-15-2009, 12:59 PM
Pez needs to start his March Madness Brackets 2009 thread. This will be the 7th year of the Orange Mane Brackets.

http://om.mayhem.sportsline.com/brackets

Password is: taco

past champions

2008 - AnubisZyklon
2007 - Andy Kaczka
2006 - Thomas Smith
2005 - Brian Bell
2004 - Brian Bell
2003 - Adam Wooden


Yea, i will be again owning you all this year. ;)

WolfpackGuy
03-15-2009, 01:01 PM
I hate Duke.

Rock Chalk
03-15-2009, 02:20 PM
Duke is probably the #2 2 seed behind UConn.

I hate Puke.

SureShot
03-15-2009, 02:36 PM
I'm having a hard time streaming justintv. Anyone else?

missingnumber7
03-15-2009, 02:53 PM
Ok...any other mid major fans? I'm hoping for at least one win by NDSU...if you want a good story...5 seniors...4 fifth year seniors...this team was built to make it to the tourney this year...the first year of eligibility.

24champ
03-15-2009, 04:44 PM
SDSU got jobbed.

chickennob2
03-15-2009, 06:08 PM
Memphis got jobbed. Oh well, we'll take it to UConn. Absolute punishment.

Rock Chalk
03-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Ok...any other mid major fans? I'm hoping for at least one win by NDSU...if you want a good story...5 seniors...4 fifth year seniors...this team was built to make it to the tourney this year...the first year of eligibility.

Im certainly not hoping for one win by NDSU being as they drew KU in the first round :)

Rock Chalk
03-15-2009, 07:40 PM
Memphis got jobbed. Oh well, we'll take it to UConn. Absolute punishment.

How did Memphis get Jobbed?

If they get the 1 seed, they go out west and still get UConn as the top 2 seed. Either way, they get UConn. Thats assuming they can get past Mizzou which I think is a very bad matchup for them, but if they do and its all chalk in the West to the Elite 8 regardless of which seed they get the 1 or 2, they still draw UConn. The selection committee even said so.

Personally, Memphis wont Beat Mizzou IMO. Im not bagging on Memphis here, trust me I hate Mizzou mroe than any other team in any level of any sport, so this isnt a homer pick, I just think Mizzou presents a significant matchup problem for MEMphis.

Old No. 7
03-15-2009, 08:06 PM
OK, March is here. I couldnt wait any longer to make this thread. Mid major conference tourneys are underway, and major conference tourney's start next week.



Mizzou tanks in the second round.

Big XII Champ: OU (tourney is in OK City otherwise Id go with KU)


Let's get the Madness started!

Suck the bitter Black and Gold taste of DEFEAT, ass-hat.thwack

ZachKC
03-15-2009, 08:53 PM
Good luck in the dance Mizzou!

http://a.espncdn.com/media/apphoto/aeb5c735-de72-42b3-8f9d-e0d472565da9.jpg

Sassy
03-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Im certainly not hoping for one win by NDSU being as they drew KU in the first round :)

GO BISON!!! LOL!
I heard that...that's hilarious!

FADERPROOF
03-15-2009, 09:13 PM
My Buckeyes get to (hopefully) beat Siena then against Louisville I'll probably have the same reaction during the game as I have watching their football bowl games the past 3 seasons.

FADERPROOF
03-15-2009, 09:16 PM
And the big snub goes to the St. Mary's Gaels, 26-6 record losing in the conference championship game to Gonzaga, add on that 4 of their 6 losses came when leading scorer Pat Mills was out due to injury.

A healthy Mills in the tourney would've been a dangerous match-up for many teams, but sindead will send the mediocre Arizona Wildcats who would've never been invited had it not been for their 25 year tournament appearance streak.

True the A-10, SEC, Pac-10, and Horizon conferences all screwed over bubble teams, but only 4 at larges coming from the 6 non-power conferences is just wrong.

chickennob2
03-15-2009, 09:23 PM
How did Memphis get Jobbed?

If they get the 1 seed, they go out west and still get UConn as the top 2 seed. Either way, they get UConn. Thats assuming they can get past Mizzou which I think is a very bad matchup for them, but if they do and its all chalk in the West to the Elite 8 regardless of which seed they get the 1 or 2, they still draw UConn. The selection committee even said so.

Personally, Memphis wont Beat Mizzou IMO. Im not bagging on Memphis here, trust me I hate Mizzou mroe than any other team in any level of any sport, so this isnt a homer pick, I just think Mizzou presents a significant matchup problem for MEMphis.

Haven't you been saying throughout this whole thread that Mizzou is unstoppable at home but rather beatable on the road? Why the sudden change of heart?

And how is Mizzou a matchup problem? Yeah, they have a strong press, and Evans is not a textbook point guard. But we've got lots of guys on the team he can handle the ball. And I believe Digger Phelps said it well, what's the best way to beat a pressing team? Don't let them score. It's pretty tough to set up a press off a turnover or missed shot. And with the best defense in the country, I like my chances. Potential matchup problems for Memphis I can see being a team with a DOMINANT big man who can get Dozier and Taggart into foul trouble. That's really all I'm worried about.

Rock Chalk
03-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Haven't you been saying throughout this whole thread that Mizzou is unstoppable at home but rather beatable on the road? Why the sudden change of heart?

And how is Mizzou a matchup problem? Yeah, they have a strong press, and Evans is not a textbook point guard. But we've got lots of guys on the team he can handle the ball. And I believe Digger Phelps said it well, what's the best way to beat a pressing team? Don't let them score. It's pretty tough to set up a press off a turnover or missed shot. And with the best defense in the country, I like my chances. Potential matchup problems for Memphis I can see being a team with a DOMINANT big man who can get Dozier and Taggart into foul trouble. That's really all I'm worried about.

Mizzou isnt the greatest team on the road but they handled up in the Big XII tourney. Granted, they played the 11, 7 and 9 seeds to win it all thanks to a crapton of upsets, but they basically handled each team in the second half.

Why they are a matchup problem for Memphis is their depth. If Memphis can get up big in the first half, they should win, but look at Mizzou's offense in the second half of games and you will see why. They play 11 guys and by the second half most teams are exhausted from their constant press. As for Taggart and Dozier, both great players, but you dont understand Mizzou's hack attack. With 11 guys they can hammer at the ball which creates a crapload of turnovers. In turn, they take care of the ball.

Now, Memphis can win that game I think, but I honestly believe that they are going to need Mizzou to shoot cold in the first half OR really take advangtage of the press. Tyreke Evans is certainly capable of doing it, but can he do it all game? As great as he is, he is a freshman and I can gaurantee you he hasnt even come close to seeing what that Mizzou press is about. He will turn it over (considering he already has a 1:1 turnover to assist ratio) and it may be all that Mizzou needs.

Dont take offense, its just one fans opinion. Mizzou struggles against veteran point guards who can beat presses easily and great ball handling teams (which I think Memphis is).

missingnumber7
03-16-2009, 07:45 AM
Im certainly not hoping for one win by NDSU being as they drew KU in the first round :)

I was figuring on a 13 or 14 seed...and the one team that I didn't want us to play, just don't think we match up well. Plus them being defending chumps. Hopefully our experience plays in somewhere.

GSRelyea
03-16-2009, 08:45 AM
1st Round Lines from betus.com

707 Binghamton +21 -110
708 Duke -21 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC. Time to be Announced

8:00a
709 Minnesota +3 -110
710 Texas -3 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC. Time to be Announced

8:00a
711 Radford +26 -110
712 North Carolina -26 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC. Time to be Announced

8:00a
713 Butler +2 -110
714 LSU -2 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC. Time to be Announced

8:00a
715 Tennessee Chat +21 -110
716 Connecticut -21 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA. Time to be Announced

8:00a
717 Texas A&M +2 -110
718 BYU -2 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA. Time to be Announced

8:00a
719 American +17 -110
720 Villanova -17 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA. Time to be Announced

8:00a
721 Va Commonwealth +7 -110
722 UCLA -7 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA. Time to be Announced

8:00a
723 CS Northridge +19 -110
724 Memphis -19 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO. Time to be Announced

8:00a
725 Maryland +1 -110
726 California -1 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO. Time to be Announced

8:00a
727 Morgan State +16 -110
728 Oklahoma -16 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO. Time to be Announced

8:00a
729 Michigan +5 -110
730 Clemson -5 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO. Time to be Announced

8:00a
731 Northern Iowa +8 -110
732 Purdue -8 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Rose Garden, Portland, OR. Time to be Announced

8:00a
733 Mississippi State +5 -110
734 Washington -5 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Rose Garden, Portland, OR. Time to be Announced

8:00a
735 Western Kentucky +4 -110
736 Illinois -4 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Rose Garden, Portland, OR. Time to be Announced

8:00a
737 Akron +11 -110
738 Gonzaga -11 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Rose Garden, Portland, OR. Time to be Announced

Game
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 EST Time Rot # Team Pointspread Moneyline Total Team Total

8:00a
823 Arizona -1 -110
824 Utah +1 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL. Time to be Announced

8:00a
825 Cleveland State +8 -110
826 Wake Forest -8 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL. Time to be Announced

8:00a
827 Stephen Austin +12 -110
828 Syracuse -12 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL. Time to be Announced

8:00a
829 Temple +5 -110
830 Arizona State -5 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL. Time to be Announced

8:00a
833 Siena +3 -110
834 Ohio State -3 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH. Time to be Announced

8:00a
835 E Tennessee St +20 -110
836 Pittsburgh -20 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH. Time to be Announced

8:00a
837 Tennessee -2 -110
838 Oklahoma State +2 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH. Time to be Announced

8:00a
839 Robert Morris +17 -110
840 Michigan State -17 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN. Time to be Announced

8:00a
841 USC -2 -110
842 Boston College +2 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN. Time to be Announced

8:00a
843 North Dakota State +10 -110
844 Kansas -10 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN. Time to be Announced

8:00a
845 Dayton +8 -110
846 West Virginia -8 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN. Time to be Announced

8:00a
847 Cornell +13 -110
848 Missouri -13 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID. Time to be Announced

8:00a
849 Utah State +4 -110
850 Marquette -4 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID. Time to be Announced

8:00a
851 Wisconsin +3 -110
852 Florida State -3 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID. Time to be Announced

8:00a
853 Portland State +11 -110
854 Xavier -11 -110
CBS TV.NCAA Tournament, Opening Round, Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID. Time to be Announced

GSRelyea
03-16-2009, 08:49 AM
My Buckeyes get to (hopefully) beat Siena then against Louisville I'll probably have the same reaction during the game as I have watching their football bowl games the past 3 seasons.

How OSU gets to play in Dayton is beyond me, that gives them a home game against a 1 seed in the 2nd rd.......

vancejohnson82
03-16-2009, 08:49 AM
wow....Dayton getting 8 1/2 against WVU

might be a little high....the rest are pretty expecte

missingnumber7
03-16-2009, 09:18 AM
Whats the -110? Thats not the over under is it?

chickennob2
03-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Mizzou isnt the greatest team on the road but they handled up in the Big XII tourney. Granted, they played the 11, 7 and 9 seeds to win it all thanks to a crapton of upsets, but they basically handled each team in the second half.

Why they are a matchup problem for Memphis is their depth. If Memphis can get up big in the first half, they should win, but look at Mizzou's offense in the second half of games and you will see why. They play 11 guys and by the second half most teams are exhausted from their constant press. As for Taggart and Dozier, both great players, but you dont understand Mizzou's hack attack. With 11 guys they can hammer at the ball which creates a crapload of turnovers. In turn, they take care of the ball.

Now, Memphis can win that game I think, but I honestly believe that they are going to need Mizzou to shoot cold in the first half OR really take advangtage of the press. Tyreke Evans is certainly capable of doing it, but can he do it all game? As great as he is, he is a freshman and I can gaurantee you he hasnt even come close to seeing what that Mizzou press is about. He will turn it over (considering he already has a 1:1 turnover to assist ratio) and it may be all that Mizzou needs.

Dont take offense, its just one fans opinion. Mizzou struggles against veteran point guards who can beat presses easily and great ball handling teams (which I think Memphis is).

Again, I don't see the press as that big of a problem. You set up a press after a made basket. Going against the nation's best defense, I don't see Missouri having too many made baskets. And Evans wouldn't have to beat the press all game. Antonio Anderson is a solid ball handler. Wesley Witherspoon played the point to start the season. Willie Kemp was our starting PG his freshman year (on an Elite 8 team). We've got plenty of guys who can handle the ball. Now if this were last year, a team with a lot of fouls to give would pose a big problem, but our free throw shooting has improved a lot this year. And while Mizzou may be deep, I like the odds of our 7 best guys against their 8th - 11th players. A lot.

But hey, for all we know, it could be Cal State Northridge vs Cornell.

Rock Chalk
03-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Memphis has a deceiving "best defense" label. Considering they played only 7 top 50 teams and were 4-3 against them (with 2 of those wins coming against UAB which is just barely a top 50 team). Their defense is good no doubt, but the reality is I dont think its the best defense in the nation. Probably a top 20 defense, but Mizzou has beaten 4 top 20 defenses already this year.

FADERPROOF
03-16-2009, 02:20 PM
How OSU gets to play in Dayton is beyond me, that gives them a home game against a 1 seed in the 2nd rd.......

Louisville is only an extra hour away from Dayton as Columbus is, shouldn't make much difference in attendence.

FADERPROOF
03-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Whats the -110? Thats not the over under is it?

No thats the money line, and if it's somehow not then I would love to bet anything that the game is higher scoring than -110.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 11:57 AM
GO NORTHRIDGE!

Man they are hanging tough with Memphis. I bet Memphis didnt think they would be working this hard.

SureShot
03-19-2009, 12:00 PM
GO NORTHRIDGE!

Man they are hanging tough with Memphis. I bet Memphis didnt think they would be working this hard.

I would love to see a 2nd seed go down in the first round.:thumbsup:

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:01 PM
Dude this is freaking awesome already. If a 2 seed goes down in the first day, all bets are off for anyone on the top 2 lines making it to the NC game.

Rock Chalk!

OBF1
03-19-2009, 12:02 PM
Go CSUN

Taco John
03-19-2009, 12:03 PM
BYU is getting embarassed out there...

SureShot
03-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Dude this is freaking awesome already. If a 2 seed goes down in the first day, all bets are off for anyone on the top 2 lines making it to the NC game.

Rock Chalk!

I don't have them in my final four so go CSN!

Requiem
03-19-2009, 12:06 PM
NDSU Bison gonna **** some Jayhawk ass. I am actually a Jayhawks fan for MCBB, but ****. GOTTA SUPPORT MY HOMIES FROM NDSU. HOLLA SUCKAS.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:09 PM
Man I hope not Requiem.

Ole dude from Northridge just made Memphis defenders look like Special Ed defenders.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:11 PM
BYU is getting embarassed out there...

Thats because A&M got hosed on seeding and BYU is overrated :)

Requiem
03-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Rock Chalk, it's gonna be tough either way. My heart says NDSU, since I go to school here -- but my true fandom in college basketball has always been with the Jayhawks. Either way, it's going to be a great game. I'm pissed I'm missing it. I was just in Minneapolis for four days, come back here -- find out all the student discount tickets are sold out. Super, duper bummed. I wanted to witness our first dance. Oh well, I can still go to the bars and get hammered and watch us play.

NDSU or KU, whatever. I'll be heart-broken regardless. Well, not really. As long as one of them go all the way. . . that's what counts. Enjoy the game bro!

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Looks like Memphis has finally pulled away.

Salley has had one amazing game. 35 points and just nailing 3 pointer after 3 pointer down the stretch.

Taco John
03-19-2009, 12:24 PM
Looks like Memphis is for real afterall. What a hell of a run!

Taco John
03-19-2009, 12:26 PM
BYU Update: They still suck.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:28 PM
Looks like Memphis is for real afterall. What a hell of a run!

I wouldnt say they are for real.

I mean they struggled with a 15 seed. If Sallie doesnt have the game of his career they probably lose.

Still, a great comeback win for them down the stretch. I still dont think they get past the Sweet 16.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:29 PM
LSU survives a late Butler run and takes it by 3.

FADERPROOF
03-19-2009, 12:30 PM
hey I'm 0-1 now that LSU just knocked off Butler....there goes my perfect bracket.

FADERPROOF
03-19-2009, 12:31 PM
LSU survives a late Butler run and takes it by 3.

75-71 is by 4 actually.

Taco John
03-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Butler loses!

Northman
03-19-2009, 12:33 PM
Yea, i had Butler winning their game too. Almost blew my whole bracket though with Memphis. They better quit messing around for the rest of this tournament. lol

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:33 PM
A&M advances, Big XII 1-0 so far :)

Northman
03-19-2009, 12:36 PM
I knew i shouldnt of picked BYU. Bleh, losers.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:37 PM
I picked Butler, should have known better. Either way neither team gets past the next round.

worm
03-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Yea, i had Butler winning their game too. Almost blew my whole bracket though with Memphis. They better quit messing around for the rest of this tournament. lol

Me as well. I have them winning out. I think the Tigers show up those looking down at their conference and out of league play.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:43 PM
Me as well. I have them winning out. I think the Tigers show up those looking down at their conference and out of league play.

One good win all season on the road against Gonzaga. A good win yes, but they lost every other meaningful OOC game they played.

Tennessee was not a meaningful game btw.

FADERPROOF
03-19-2009, 12:47 PM
Ran a bracket pool at work, had 22 entries with 7 different national champions.

Just goes to show how crazy this year is compared to others, a lot of different perspectives on the teams.

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Right, last year in the OM bracket there were 4 different champs. Memphis, KU, UNC and UCLA. All 1 seeds, all in teh Final four.

This year, its a crapshoot. It really is.

Northman
03-19-2009, 12:53 PM
Right, last year in the OM bracket there were 4 different champs. Memphis, KU, UNC and UCLA. All 1 seeds, all in teh Final four.

This year, its a crapshoot. It really is.


Makes things interesting thats for sure.

Taco John
03-19-2009, 12:55 PM
Ok, this Purdue game is boring. NO IOWA looks like deer in headlights out there.

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
03-19-2009, 12:56 PM
oh i thought this thread was about the cutler mcdaniels madness muh bad after all they both seem to be mad

Northman
03-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Hmmm, Maryland playing better than i thought they would here.

chickennob2
03-19-2009, 02:48 PM
That game scared the **** out of me. And I had to go to a class with 10 minutes left in the game (i.e. right before Memphis made the run). Mandatory attendance, and it's a freakin PE class, so no chance of a laptop. God that was nerveracking.

But Memphis will wake up and start playing defense again. (crosses fingers)

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 06:26 PM
That game scared the **** out of me. And I had to go to a class with 10 minutes left in the game (i.e. right before Memphis made the run). Mandatory attendance, and it's a freakin PE class, so no chance of a laptop. God that was nerveracking.

But Memphis will wake up and start playing defense again. (crosses fingers)

Bet you were ****ting bricks today :)

Dont fret, Villanova fans are probably even more worried. Down 10 at the half to AMERICAN!

Northman
03-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Villinova pulled through for me today. Although i like Jeff Jones from his days at UVA it just wasnt meant to be seeing how i have NOVA in the final 4. :)

Rock Chalk
03-19-2009, 08:23 PM
Villinova pulled through for me today. Although i like Jeff Jones from his days at UVA it just wasnt meant to be seeing how i have NOVA in the final 4. :)

Haha me too.

But I would have said **** the bracket for the upset.

Man are you watching the Blake Griffin show? Jesus that dude is awesome.

SureShot
03-19-2009, 10:27 PM
Haha me too.

But I would have said **** the bracket for the upset.

Man are you watching the Blake Griffin show? Jesus that dude is awesome.

You had to go and pick OU to go the distance.

SureShot
03-19-2009, 10:34 PM
I will take 15-1 on the first day.

phisig150
03-19-2009, 10:36 PM
Go CSUN

My CSUN Matadors almost shocked the world. damn so close. Still one damn proud alumni. Hell of a game for a 15th seed.

Northman
03-19-2009, 10:50 PM
Haha me too.

But I would have said **** the bracket for the upset.

Man are you watching the Blake Griffin show? Jesus that dude is awesome.

Nah, unfortuantely i was at work for all of this and just scoreboard watching. Will be that way tomorrow and Sat. Sunday ill be able to sit down a little bit and watch some.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 11:11 PM
Nice to see Michigan hold off a late Clemson rally.

Go Blue!

SureShot
03-20-2009, 09:35 AM
Hopefully my bracket stays together today. Really need Wisco to win today I have them in my sweet 16.

Sassy
03-20-2009, 10:15 AM
GO NDSU!

Northman
03-20-2009, 12:29 PM
Hopefully my bracket stays together today. Really need Wisco to win today I have them in my sweet 16.

Um no. That would screw up my bracket. Sorry... lol


North Dakota St. is giving Kansas a fit thats for sure. But i think the Jaymen hold them off.

Sassy
03-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Hey Adam...how do you like Ben Woodside! LOL! Awesome player.
You have to give the Bison some credit there!

WolfpackGuy
03-20-2009, 12:32 PM
Man, CBS is cutting this close.

Rock Chalk
03-20-2009, 01:06 PM
You had to go and pick OU to go the distance.

Well at least I didnt pick KU this year! This is the first time I havent picked KU to win it all in the OM bracket :)

VCU screwed me last night missing that shot at the end. I had them in the upset over UCLA. Damn good game.

Today's awesome games so far: Utah State vs Marquette was a doozy. Okie State vs Tennessee was the best game so far of the tourney IMO. KU beating NDSU shut up all the haters thank God. I got tired of hearing references to Bucknell.

Rock Chalk
03-20-2009, 01:07 PM
Hey Adam...how do you like Ben Woodside! LOL! Awesome player.
You have to give the Bison some credit there!

I have to do no such thing. The Bison played 30 year olds and still lost. They played basically at home and still lost. They got some favorable crap calls and still lost.

Woodside is a decent enough player but when the rest of the team around sucks balls, you look a lot better than you area.

ROCK CHALK SIT YOUR ASS DOWN :)

PS
I kid Sassy, NDSU played a fantastic game. How they got the home game over a 3rd ranked team is beyond me. 14 seeds arent supposed to play that close to home. Im glad those guys got to play in the tourney, and what better what to end your career than playing against the best basketball program in history!

worm
03-20-2009, 01:14 PM
Well at least I didnt pick KU this year! This is the first time I havent picked KU to win it all in the OM bracket :)

VCU screwed me last night missing that shot at the end. I had them in the upset over UCLA. Damn good game.

Today's awesome games so far: Utah State vs Marquette was a doozy. Okie State vs Tennessee was the best game so far of the tourney IMO. KU beating NDSU shut up all the haters thank God. I got tired of hearing references to Bucknell.

I missed on Tenn and VCU. Would have won if I was betting the spread.

GSRelyea
03-20-2009, 01:24 PM
Good win for KU, that ND ST team is no joke. Only 6 more hours until VARSITY takes the court. LETS GO SAINTS!!! The offical team of the Orangemane & Bronco nation.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/GSRelyea/032009_10352.jpg
Gotta love the rally Nuns!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/GSRelyea/sien-05-msthd-1b-1.jpg

Sassy
03-20-2009, 01:31 PM
I have to do no such thing. The Bison played 30 year olds and still lost. They played basically at home and still lost. They got some favorable crap calls and still lost.

Woodside is a decent enough player but when the rest of the team around sucks balls, you look a lot better than you area.

ROCK CHALK SIT YOUR ASS DOWN :)

PS
I kid Sassy, NDSU played a fantastic game. How they got the home game over a 3rd ranked team is beyond me. 14 seeds arent supposed to play that close to home. Im glad those guys got to play in the tourney, and what better what to end your career than playing against the best basketball program in history!


LOL! Both teams played well...we need a Cole Aldrich like you guys have in the middle.
Those four Bison seniors...have been together for five years...they gave it a hell of a run.

Northman
03-20-2009, 01:31 PM
VCU screwed me last night missing that shot at the end. I had them in the upset over UCLA. Damn good game.

.

I had VCU as well. Ha!

Requiem
03-20-2009, 01:40 PM
North Dakota State is a good team. Woodside is a great player, but the people around him don't suck; the team is very balanced and all those kids are quality. Kansas knew that stopping Woodside (and they really couldn't) was the way to hurt NDSU. Also, they aren't 30 years old. They're fifth year seniors who came here together under Tim Miles and through Phillips finished their last season. A dream that started with Miles came to fruition with Phillips.

Sadly, it ended today. I'm an NDSU student, a huge Bison fan and remember going to games as a freshman with fewer than 500 people in the stands. My high school games had more. Now, I will remember going to the last games at NDSU with thousands packed in, and the BSA's roof flying off.

The Bison weren't a joke team. They have everything to be proud of right now. Unfortunately, we lack size and that hurt us. We have some great recruits coming in next year, and hopefully we can find a big C soon. Bison land is fun right now.

Just got back from the Turf where we watched the game. Awesome atmosphere.

Heck, Jayhawks are my college basketball team -- so now I have to continue rootin' for 'em. HehE.

Sassy
03-20-2009, 01:43 PM
North Dakota State is a good team. Woodside is a great player, but the people around him don't suck; the team is very balanced and all those kids are quality. Kansas knew that stopping Woodside (and they really couldn't) was the way to hurt NDSU. Also, they aren't 30 years old. They're fifth year seniors who came here together under Tim Miles and through Phillips finished their last season. A dream that started with Miles came to fruition with Phillips.

Sadly, it ended today. I'm an NDSU student, a huge Bison fan and remember going to games as a freshman with fewer than 500 people in the stands. My high school games had more. Now, I will remember going to the last games at NDSU with thousands packed in, and the BSA's roof flying off.

The Bison weren't a joke team. They have everything to be proud of right now. Unfortunately, we lack size and that hurt us. We have some great recruits coming in next year, and hopefully we can find a big C soon. Bison land is fun right now.

Just got back from the Turf where we watched the game. Awesome atmosphere.

Heck, Jayhawks are my college basketball team -- so now I have to continue rootin' for 'em. HehE.

Yep...I think Adam was just giving us a little ****! LOL!

Rock Chalk
03-20-2009, 02:49 PM
North Dakota State is a good team. Woodside is a great player, but the people around him don't suck; the team is very balanced and all those kids are quality. Kansas knew that stopping Woodside (and they really couldn't) was the way to hurt NDSU. Also, they aren't 30 years old. They're fifth year seniors who came here together under Tim Miles and through Phillips finished their last season. A dream that started with Miles came to fruition with Phillips.

Sadly, it ended today. I'm an NDSU student, a huge Bison fan and remember going to games as a freshman with fewer than 500 people in the stands. My high school games had more. Now, I will remember going to the last games at NDSU with thousands packed in, and the BSA's roof flying off.

The Bison weren't a joke team. They have everything to be proud of right now. Unfortunately, we lack size and that hurt us. We have some great recruits coming in next year, and hopefully we can find a big C soon. Bison land is fun right now.

Just got back from the Turf where we watched the game. Awesome atmosphere.

Heck, Jayhawks are my college basketball team -- so now I have to continue rootin' for 'em. HehE.

Dude, calm yourself, I was kidding.

KU drew the toughest 14 seed in the tourney. Not to mention they had to play them basically at NDSU.

They played a good game I thought.

Now I did want to address what you mentioned about Woodside. KU has, at least this year, allowed the best player on a team to do his thing because well, its almost impossible to stop those guys, but KU then proceeds to effectively shut down everyone else. Now 3 of their players did get into double digits but that was about all they could muster.

Conversely, only 2 of KUs players got into double digits but it was obvious NDSU had no chance at stopping Aldrich so why go away from what works? The feed to Aldrich in the post killed NDSU, add in the fact that Collins is damn near unstoppable himself and you get a recipe for a loss for NDSU.

Now, IMO, NDSU got screwed on their seeding. They were a 12 seed or so and as a 12 seed could have pulled off the 12-5 upset that is common in the tournament. As it is, they got as good a draw as any team in the tourney in double digit seeds playing so close to home.

KU is just a better program. No shame in that. KU is the best program in the nation :)

Rock Chalk
03-20-2009, 03:27 PM
Updated Orange Mane Bracket Standings:

1 Alec Raenos
1 elwayrulzs
1 Liquid Courage on OM
4 Brian-Mechanicalbull
4 Hawk's Boy's
4 Ryan Schneider
4 SureShot
4 TheManeMan
9 OSKIE!!! Go Heels!
10 24champbailey
10 Arkie
10 brncs_fan
10 David C
10 Dimitri Peros CBF1
10 Jim (worm)
10 Missingnumber7
17 AK1971
17 Clint7
17 orange crusher
20 GSRelyea
21 AnubisZyklon
21 Bob Hulsey

SureShot
03-20-2009, 03:45 PM
Updated Orange Mane Bracket Standings:

1 Alec Raenos
1 elwayrulzs
1 Liquid Courage on OM
4 Brian-Mechanicalbull
4 Hawk's Boy's
4 Ryan Schneider
4 SureShot
4 TheManeMan
9 OSKIE!!! Go Heels!
10 24champbailey
10 Arkie
10 brncs_fan
10 David C
10 Dimitri Peros CBF1
10 Jim (worm)
10 Missingnumber7
17 AK1971
17 Clint7
17 orange crusher
20 GSRelyea
21 AnubisZyklon
21 Bob Hulsey

Ugh my cinderella just died.

worm
03-20-2009, 04:16 PM
Bold #1 while you can. Oklahoma State is going to blow your bracket over the weekend.

Punisher
03-20-2009, 04:39 PM
I was pulling for North Dakota State too bad they lost

Northman
03-20-2009, 05:20 PM
My Bracket is crap but i was middle of the pack last year until the final rounds so i might still have a shot.

Pontius Pirate
03-20-2009, 05:26 PM
Go wildcats

Rock Chalk
03-20-2009, 07:48 PM
Bold #1 while you can. Oklahoma State is going to blow your bracket over the weekend.

Did you see Pittsburgh play today?

Totally beatable.

Rock Chalk
03-20-2009, 07:52 PM
So, let's sum up Round 1 of the tournament:

The Big XII is undefeated.
The Big East, ACC, Pac 10, and SEC are not.

Utah is officially the worst basketball state in teh country (BYU, Utah State and Utah all lost).

No team is safe.

Lots of drama with little payoff but that should change as the top seeds have given mixed performances in their openers.

SportinOne
03-20-2009, 07:55 PM
I didn't get in on this contest but so far with only a few games to play i have only gotten 4 games wrong. Is there a way to see all of your brackets or would I have had to sign up for the group and made picks?

spdirty
03-20-2009, 08:34 PM
Kind of a letdown that Boise State doesnt have a blue court.

Punisher
03-20-2009, 08:38 PM
Kind of a letdown that Boise State doesnt have a blue court.

:spit:

Northman
03-20-2009, 08:39 PM
Did you see Pittsburgh play today?

Totally beatable.

Very beatable.

Punisher
03-20-2009, 08:43 PM
Yea Pitt has Upset written all over them,its too bad because i had high hopes for them....

SureShot
03-20-2009, 09:36 PM
Come on Wisco!

Broncoman13
03-20-2009, 09:55 PM
Wisco sucks!!!

Pitt sucking surprises me. Adam called me and told me I almost missed out on a huge upset. We then talked for the next 15 minutes about what a douche JC was! lol

We both came to the same conclusion, a 100% Ty Lawson and the Heels run away with it. A partially healthy Ty Lawson and it's anybody's guess. No Ty Lawson and UNC gets put out somewhere around the Sweet 16/Elite 8.

If not UNC then who? FTR, Oklahoma and Griffin are highly overrated. I expect Pitt and Memphis (both struggled) to pick up their game!

Teams that intrigue me... Syracuse, Duke (hate'em but they have some strong shooters!), and SoCal. I hope Syracuse does well. Duke can f*** right off and I could really care less about any Pac-10 team, but USC does have an athletic bunch.

Where the hell is paradise divide?

Punisher
03-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Wisco might pull the upset

Northman
03-20-2009, 10:06 PM
FSU not going away. Siena and OSU battling it out too.

Northman
03-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Man, the stupid badgers won and screwed up my bracket more. But Siena came through for me.

SoCalBronco
03-20-2009, 10:23 PM
It always brings a smile to my face when Ohio State loses. :)

Good job, Siena.

PaintballCLE
03-20-2009, 10:24 PM
hey at least my cleveland state won...lol

Northman
03-20-2009, 10:25 PM
I actually picked that upset.

SureShot
03-20-2009, 10:25 PM
Updated Orange Mane Bracket Standings:

1 Alec Raenos
1 elwayrulzs
1 Liquid Courage on OM
4 Brian-Mechanicalbull
4 Hawk's Boy's
4 Ryan Schneider
4 SureShot
4 TheManeMan
9 OSKIE!!! Go Heels!
10 24champbailey
10 Arkie
10 brncs_fan
10 David C
10 Dimitri Peros CBF1
10 Jim (worm)
10 Missingnumber7
17 AK1971
17 Clint7
17 orange crusher
20 GSRelyea
21 AnubisZyklon
21 Bob Hulsey

Ah hem

1 SureShot
2 elwayrulzs
2 Hawk's Boy's
4 Alec Raenos
4 Brian-Mechanicalbull
4 David C
4 Liquid Courage on OM
8 24champbailey
8 Jim (worm)
8 Missingnumber7
8 OSKIE!!! Go Heels!
8 TheManeMan
13 Arkie
13 brncs_fan
13 Clint7 23
13 Dimitri Peros CBF1
13 Ryan Schneider
18 GSRelyea 22
19 AK1971 21
19 AnubisZyklon
21 orange crusher
22 Bob Hulsey

SureShot
03-20-2009, 10:26 PM
Called all 3 5-12 upsets.

Pick Six
03-20-2009, 10:34 PM
Siena probably wouldn't have needed 2 overtimes if they had made their stinkin' free throws down the stretch...

worm
03-20-2009, 10:43 PM
Missed on Utah...but I am biased as Arizona is consistently one of the most over-rated programs in the country. I dislike everything about that school except for the chicas.

Called the Wisconsin, West Ky, Dayton upsets. Barely missed on Tenn and VCU.

If Pitt doesn't fold...beware the worm.

Rock Chalk
03-21-2009, 12:47 AM
Dude, Wake going down in the first round just freakin destroyed my bracket.

I ****ing hate ACC schools. Unreliable.

GSRelyea
03-21-2009, 08:03 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/GSRelyea/032009_10352.jpg

GSRelyea
03-21-2009, 08:06 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/GSRelyea/030909_23151.jpg

Rock Chalk
03-21-2009, 08:11 AM
Ah hem

1 SureShot
2 elwayrulzs
2 Hawk's Boy's
4 Alec Raenos
4 Brian-Mechanicalbull
4 David C
4 Liquid Courage on OM
8 24champbailey
8 Jim (worm)
8 Missingnumber7
8 OSKIE!!! Go Heels!
8 TheManeMan
13 Arkie
13 brncs_fan
13 Clint7 23
13 Dimitri Peros CBF1
13 Ryan Schneider
18 GSRelyea 22
19 AK1971 21
19 AnubisZyklon
21 orange crusher
22 Bob Hulsey

I was doing fine until last night happened.

I had Florida State making the Elite 8.

I had Wake forest in my friggin Final Four in 1 bracket.

Im so screwed.

My only consolation now is a repeat championship for KU.

SureShot
03-21-2009, 08:37 AM
I was doing fine until last night happened.

I had Florida State making the Elite 8.

I had Wake forest in my friggin Final Four in 1 bracket.

Im so screwed.

My only consolation now is a repeat championship for KU.

I don't think Nova will do you any favors today either.

MechanicalBull
03-21-2009, 08:38 AM
I was doing fine until last night happened.

I had Florida State making the Elite 8.

I had Wake forest in my friggin Final Four in 1 bracket.

Im so screwed.

My only consolation now is a repeat championship for KU.

So far I'm hanging in there, tied for 4th. My only one big loss was of course Wake. I had Florida St losing so that helped and my final 4 is still intact but nervous about it due to Pitt just squeaking by.

Northman
03-21-2009, 09:42 AM
Dude, Wake going down in the first round just freakin destroyed my bracket.

I ****ing hate ACC schools. Unreliable.


Should of come to me for advice. I nailed that particular one.

Rock Chalk
03-21-2009, 11:57 AM
I don't think Nova will do you any favors today either.

Good call SurShot. Up 41 to 26 on UCLA right now :P

Northman
03-21-2009, 12:25 PM
Good call SurShot. Up 41 to 26 on UCLA right now :P

Nova in the final four baby. :strong: