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FD
03-16-2010, 06:36 PM
Its that time. I've got:

Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
Baylor


Kansas over Kentucky to win it all.

Gracie Dean
03-16-2010, 06:40 PM
Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
K-State

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
K-State

This is actually not possible.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:42 PM
I have Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Baylor.

My major upsets are Richmond over Villanova, and UTEP and Murray State beating Butler and Vandy...with UTEP advancing to the sweet 16 with a win over Murray State.

kstater
03-16-2010, 06:43 PM
Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
K-State

:spock:

ceebz
03-16-2010, 06:43 PM
Kansas, K-State, Temple and Baylor.

Bane
03-16-2010, 06:43 PM
Kansas
K State
Kentucky
Duke

Kansas over Kentucky in the finals.

kstater
03-16-2010, 06:43 PM
KU
KSU
WVU
Duke

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:45 PM
I wanted to pick against Kentucky somewhere but couldn't do it...

Duke will choke like always...never trust a team where two white boys are your best players...

I actually did a ton of 1st round research for once...lets see if it works better than the guessing game I do every other year.

Bane
03-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
K-State

K State and Syracuse are both in the west.:thumb:

KC_Connection
03-16-2010, 06:47 PM
At the moment...

KU, Cuse, WV, Duke

KU, WV

KU

I figure Duke is a safer pick than going with not so good Villanova team, a talented but inconsistent Baylor team, and an injured Purdue team.

Ceej
03-16-2010, 06:47 PM
KU
KSU
WVU
Duke

This. I tried to find a reason to have Duke lose to someone in their bracket. It was tough to do. I hate Duke.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:47 PM
I also wanted to pick against Syracuse before K-State but that is the one bracket where I see upset city everywhere...I have the 9, 11, 12 and 13 seeds all winning 1st round games and those were all researched games for me...

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:48 PM
Isn't it sad that I picked Purdue in the 1st round and I'm considering that an upset and they are a 4 seed?

Ceej
03-16-2010, 06:48 PM
I didn't pick any huge upsets. Ga Tech over OSU, MU over Clemson, Siena over Purdue,

Gracie Dean
03-16-2010, 06:49 PM
This is actually not possible.

I know

it is just hard to root against K-State at this level.

Unless they are playing KU

KC_Connection
03-16-2010, 06:51 PM
I have UTEP, Murray State, Old Dominion, San Diego St, and I haven't decided on Siena over Purdue yet. Siena isn't as good as they were in previous years.

Ceej
03-16-2010, 06:52 PM
I have UTEP, Murray State, Old Dominion, San Diego St, and I haven't decided on Siena over Purdue yet. Siena isn't as good as they were in previous years.

Agreed, but as you may well know, Purdue seems lost without Hummel.

I don't know -- just not a whole lot of potential upset alerts in my opinion. But, obviously that doesn't mean much.

kstater
03-16-2010, 06:52 PM
I have UTEP, Murray State, Old Dominion, San Diego St, and I haven't decided on Siena over Purdue yet. Siena isn't as good as they were in previous years.


Everyone picks an upset or 2 in their bracket. But picking 4 double digit seeds to make the Final 4 is criminally insane.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 06:52 PM
Isn't it sad that I picked Purdue in the 1st round and I'm considering that an upset and they are a 4 seed?

Did you research the UW - Marquette game? I think the Huskies are a legitimate dark horse in this tourney. The Pac 10 is GREATLY discredited this year, the Huskies are on a fucking tear right now, and if they can get by Marquette they get New Mexico who I think they could beat as well.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:53 PM
Everyone picks an upset or 2 in their bracket. But picking 4 double digit seeds to make the Final 4 is criminally insane.

he's just talking about upsets

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:53 PM
Did you research the UW - Marquette game? I think the Huskies are a legitimate dark horse in this tourney. The Pac 10 is GREATLY discredited this year, the Huskies are on a ****ing tear right now, and if they can get by Marquette they get New Mexico who I think they could beat as well.

I have Washington losing to West Virginia in the sweet 16 =)

Ceej
03-16-2010, 06:54 PM
How, in any way, shape or form was the PAC 10 "discredited?"


That conference was awful this year. No offense.

kstater
03-16-2010, 06:54 PM
he's just talking about upsets

No shit?

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:55 PM
I have UTEP, Murray State, Old Dominion, San Diego St, and I haven't decided on Siena over Purdue yet. Siena isn't as good as they were in previous years.

my main reason for picking Purdue is...

Yeah, they had one AWFUL game that is sticking out to everybody...so the line is way off and everyone is picking Siena to the point where it might end up being a pick'em line when the game is actually played...and Purdue was 3-2 in the Big 10 without him...and the Big 10 was a little underrated this year...

I went with Purdue more or less because everyone is picking Sienna and I just don't feel like going that route...I have them losing in the next round to Texas A&M anyways.

niblet
03-16-2010, 06:55 PM
Ohio State
Syracuse
Wisconsin
Duke

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 06:56 PM
I have Washington losing to West Virginia in the sweet 16 =)

Heh, me too.

Kansas
Kansas State
Kentucky
Villanova

Although I reserve the right to change WVU over Kentucky and then winning the whole thing.

Reaper16
03-16-2010, 06:56 PM
No shit?
Not upset bids to the final four. Just upset wins in the first round.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 06:56 PM
How, in any way, shape or form was the PAC 10 "discredited?"


That conference was awful this year. No offense.

well the fact Washington ended the season on a tear...spun off like 10 in a row or something...and then won the conference tourney...I have a hard time believing they should have been lower than an 8 seed.

kstater
03-16-2010, 06:58 PM
Not upset bids to the final four. Just upset wins in the first round.

Interesting. Tell me more.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 06:58 PM
How, in any way, shape or form was the PAC 10 "discredited?"


That conference was awful this year. No offense.

No offense taken. I'm a homer, but I'm not an idiot. They discredited themselves. I don't think the Pac 10 has been looked at as garbage for basketball overall. This year though they really looked bad.

Ceej
03-16-2010, 06:58 PM
I'm not debating their seed. I'm just wondering how the PAC 10 was discredited?

And reeling off ten in a row in the PAC 10 (this year) isn't saying a whole lot.

Ceej
03-16-2010, 06:59 PM
I do like UW more than VaTech, MSU and Illinois though.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 07:00 PM
well the fact Washington ended the season on a tear...spun off like 10 in a row or something...and then won the conference tourney...I have a hard time believing they should have been lower than an 8 seed.

I was pissed about our seed until I saw our bracket. I love it now. And they are on a fucking tear. USC was the last game they lost. They won 12 of their last 14 up to the tourney. I do think though that had they not won the conference tournament they wouldn't have made it which is criminal to me. They were in the top 50 in RPI, and closed strong. The tourney is supposed to love those teams.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:01 PM
well another reason I picked Washington in the sweet 16 is I don't think Marquette or New Mexico are any better and Washington is riding a hot streak and I think they should be iirked about being an 11 seed...

but hey they'll probably lose in the 1st round so meh

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 07:02 PM
well another reason I picked Washington in the sweet 16 is I don't think Marquette or New Mexico are any better and Washington is riding a hot streak and I think they should be iirked about being an 11 seed...

but hey they'll probably lose in the 1st round so meh

Fuck you Hootie. Neg rep.

KCUnited
03-16-2010, 07:03 PM
Kansas
Syracuse
Villanova
West Virginia

I'm hung up on WVU as I don't think they match up well with Clemson or Missouri and could get blown up early, but I feel they are going in feeling disrespected and can use that.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:03 PM
**** you Hootie. Neg rep.

GAY

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 07:04 PM
GAY

As if you give a shit about your rep.......................

That's okay, I'll make it up to you for putting UW in your sweet sixteen bracket.

kstater
03-16-2010, 07:04 PM
In what world did Washington win 10 in a row and then won their conference tourney? They won 7 in a row including the tourney. And outside the tourney final against an OK Cal, they won 6 of those 7 against teams with a combined record of 86-100

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:04 PM
As if you give a shit about your rep.......................

That's okay, I'll make it up to you for putting UW in your sweet sixteen bracket.

Yes!

Thanks flopster...

Go Washington!

Ceej
03-16-2010, 07:05 PM
As a big-time college basketball lover -- a KSU/Cuse game would be epic.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 07:05 PM
In what world did Washington win 10 in a row and then won their conference tourney? They won 7 in a row including the tourney. And outside the tourney final against an OK Cal, they won 6 of those 7 against teams with a combined record of 86-100

When I said they won 12 of 14 I said up to the tourney. I meant this one. I never said they won 10 in a row. It was 7, including the tourney. They slipped up at home against USC who unbelievably, fucking swept them this year.

mlyonsd
03-16-2010, 07:05 PM
I'll get back to you once tonight's game is over.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:06 PM
In what world did Washington win 10 in a row and then won their conference tourney? They won 7 in a row including the tourney. And outside the tourney final against an OK Cal, they won 6 of those 7 against teams with a combined record of 86-100

oh well...

all I know is last night/this morning I did about 4 hours of research on my brackets since I have so much money flying around this year and was impressed enough with Washington that I have them in the sweet 16...

I could be wrong...I don't even like college basketball...just going by Vegas lines/betting trends/expert picks/and other various gambling tools/probability tools I picked up along the way.

DrRyan
03-16-2010, 07:06 PM
I like the Murray St. pick Hootie. I have them winning the second round game against Butler though.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 07:06 PM
There's something disturbing about the message "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to The Meat Dragon again."

Bane
03-16-2010, 07:07 PM
There's something disturbing about the message "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to The Meat Dragon again."

ROFL
Just playn

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:07 PM
I like the Murray St. pick Hootie. I have them winning the second round game against Butler though.

so does this nifty little tool:

http://www.sports.com/statfeed/statfeed.php?page=cbb/expanded&gameid=20100318VANDERBILT&sit=1&back=1

Saulbadguy
03-16-2010, 07:08 PM
Ohio State
K-State

Kentucky
Duke

Ohio State
Kentucky

Kentucky

mlyonsd
03-16-2010, 07:08 PM
There's something disturbing about the message "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to The Meat Dragon again."
Especially when you're Mr. Flopnuts.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:08 PM
There's something disturbing about the message "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to The Meat Dragon again."

POUND ME WITH YOUR REP STICK!

kstater
03-16-2010, 07:09 PM
When I said they won 12 of 14 I said up to the tourney. I meant this one. I never said they won 10 in a row. It was 7, including the tourney. They slipped up at home against USC who unbelievably, fucking swept them this year.

I was referring to Hootie. I wish your team luck and I know it's exciting to have a team in the tournament.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-16-2010, 07:09 PM
I was referring to Hootie. I wish your team luck and I know it's exciting to have a team in the tournament.

Mah bad. Thanks for the well wishes. I'm pulling for your team as well. I love the head coach.

Short Leash Hootie
03-16-2010, 07:09 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=meat+dragon

chefsos
03-16-2010, 07:20 PM
Hah! Just passin' thru the channels and I see a dude from Seton Hall cockpunch a Texas Tech player.:)

Buck
03-16-2010, 07:23 PM
KU
Cuse
UK
Nova

cardken
03-16-2010, 07:24 PM
Kentucky, Tennessee, Duke and Syracuse

blazzin311
03-16-2010, 07:29 PM
Kansas
Syracuse
New Mexico
Villanova

JASONSAUTO
03-16-2010, 07:33 PM
ku
mu
kstate
ok st.






in honor of all the guys who bitch when anyone would like to draft a big 12 player:)
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JASONSAUTO
03-16-2010, 07:36 PM
actually ku ksu and baylor could be there iirc. dont have a bracket in front of me right now....
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baitism
03-16-2010, 08:04 PM
actually ku ksu and baylor could be there iirc. dont have a bracket in front of me right now....
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Even Texas A&M could have a slim chance in the weak south.

Mecca
03-16-2010, 08:17 PM
A guy I know who is the biggest sports jinx ever...picked Kansas and Kentucky, so you should probably seriously consider taking other teams.

Reaper16
03-16-2010, 08:20 PM
A guy I know who is the biggest sports jinx ever...picked Kansas and Kentucky, so you should probably seriously consider taking other teams.
CoMo Chief didn't post in this thread...

Mecca
03-16-2010, 08:21 PM
CoMo Chief didn't post in this thread...

This guy is worse......

I don't think he's ever gotten anything right, he had NE over the Giants only his curse could stop the Patriots undefeated year...he's a Panthers fan and told me they were going to crush Arizona in the playoffs...last month he told me Delhomme was the guy...

The list goes on and on.

CoMoChief
03-16-2010, 09:03 PM
Kansas
Kentucky
Villanova
Syracuse

bboss4
03-16-2010, 09:03 PM
KU, K-State, WV, Villanova

KU over Vallinova for the ship

Guru
03-16-2010, 09:05 PM
Kansas
K State
Kentucky
Duke

Kansas over Kentucky in the finals.This is mine as well.

MoreLemonPledge
03-16-2010, 09:16 PM
Kansas
K-State
Baylor
Kentucky

Kentucky over Kansas 69-64. Calipari gets his revenge...

farmerchief
03-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Kansas
Kansas State
West Virginia
Baylor
With the "Hawks" taking it all!

Extra Point
03-16-2010, 10:44 PM
KU>Cornell
KSU and Louisville left behind.

ClevelandBronco
03-16-2010, 10:47 PM
I have Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Baylor.

My major upsets are Richmond over Villanova, and UTEP and Murray State beating Butler and Vandy...with UTEP advancing to the sweet 16 with a win over Murray State.

I'm going to avoid predicting UTEP in the Sweet 16, but it wouldn't shock me.

Extra Point
03-16-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm going to avoid predicting UTEP in the Sweet 16, but it wouldn't shock me.

I was thinking about your Dad when I made my picks, but I had to roll with my gambling gut.

ClevelandBronco
03-16-2010, 10:52 PM
I was thinking about your Dad when I made my picks, but I had to roll with my gambling gut.

You have a heck of a memory. (And the sense to bet the five seed.)

SNR
03-16-2010, 10:54 PM
KU, Cuse, WV, Duke

KU, WV

KU
This.

Extra Point
03-16-2010, 10:54 PM
You have a heck of a memory. (And the sense to bet the five seed.)

You're good peeps, Cleve.

BWillie
03-16-2010, 11:09 PM
Kansas, Syracuse, West Virginia, Duke

KU beating Duke in the final

BWillie
03-16-2010, 11:16 PM
One thing that you can somewhat take into account is the NIT games. You can get a feel to see if a conference overall may have been overrated and underrated. Sure there may not be much relevance, but it doesn't hurt to take it into account.

The biggest margin of victory in the NIT thus far was Texas Tech thumping Seton Hall on the road by 20 points. Tech went 4-12 in the Big 12, yet Seton Hall went 9-9 in the almighty Big East....

Would have loved to see Colorado perform in the NIT

KC_Connection
03-17-2010, 12:23 AM
Everyone picks an upset or 2 in their bracket. But picking 4 double digit seeds to make the Final 4 is criminally insane.
Not when the higher seeded teams are actually statistically better than the lower seeded teams (Old Dominion, San Diego St, UTEP).

And I normally pick 3-4 "upsets" in the 1st round, so I don't see it as anything out of the ordinary.

Edit: Shit, did you think I picked those teams to make the FF?

I said KU, Cuse, WVU and Duke in an earlier post.

KC_Connection
03-17-2010, 12:26 AM
my main reason for picking Purdue is...

Yeah, they had one AWFUL game that is sticking out to everybody...so the line is way off and everyone is picking Siena to the point where it might end up being a pick'em line when the game is actually played...and Purdue was 3-2 in the Big 10 without him...and the Big 10 was a little underrated this year...

I went with Purdue more or less because everyone is picking Sienna and I just don't feel like going that route...I have them losing in the next round to Texas A&M anyways.
Yeah, I've decided to go with Purdue. I think their defense is still good enough to beat a weaker Siena, even without Hummel.

SNR
03-17-2010, 01:07 AM
This guy is worse......

I don't think he's ever gotten anything right, he had NE over the Giants only his curse could stop the Patriots undefeated year...he's a Panthers fan and told me they were going to crush Arizona in the playoffs...last month he told me Delhomme was the guy...

The list goes on and on.Shit. Couldn't you convince him to talk about what an awful team the Chiefs are?

Chocolate Hog
03-17-2010, 01:21 AM
Ku,Kentcuky, Syracuse, Nova.

DA_T_84
03-17-2010, 02:26 AM
KU WVU
KState Baylor

Fritz88
03-17-2010, 06:40 AM
Georgetown
Syracuse
Kentucky
Duke

tymania
03-17-2010, 06:59 AM
Syracuse, Gtown, WVU, Duke

Old Dog
03-17-2010, 07:09 AM
KU > KSU (damnit)
Villanova > Kuntucky

KU > Villanova 78-70

BigRedChief
03-17-2010, 07:20 AM
Its that time. I've got:

Kansas
Syracuse
Kentucky
Baylor


Kansas over Kentucky to win it all.
Kansas
KState
Baylor
Kentucky

KU vs. Kentucky

Kansas hangs another banner

ChiefsFanatic
03-17-2010, 10:50 AM
Kansas
KState
Baylor
Kentucky

KU vs. Kentucky

Kansas hangs another banner

This is also my Final Four.

My big shocker is that I have Cornell in the Sweet 16

DrRyan
03-17-2010, 10:50 AM
Ohio St.
Syracuse
Kentucky
Baylor

I have probably watched as little college basketball this year as I have in a long time. I am not that sold on a young Kentucky team but just could not find a game to knock them out. Duke is the weakest #1 seed in the tourney IMO.

I had Murray St. penciled in for a win in the first two rounds but now I am giving that some second thought. I just heard on the radio down here that one of the player's mother died in a car accident the same day the team was leaving for the tourney. Anyone else hear about this?

ClevelandBronco
03-17-2010, 10:57 AM
I had Murray St. penciled in for a win in the first two rounds but now I am giving that some second thought. I just heard on the radio down here that one of the player's mother died in a car accident the same day the team was leaving for the tourney.

You can't prove that I was there.

HC_Chief
03-17-2010, 12:01 PM
KU, Syracuse, UK, Baylor

BWillie
03-17-2010, 06:44 PM
You can't prove that I was there.

So wrong on so many levels lol

ROYC75
03-17-2010, 07:26 PM
KSU over Syracuse
Baylor over aTm
WV over UK
KU over Oh State

KU Over Baylor ( yes Baylor is inconsistent ) But they have the inside / outside combo to go far.

Upsets :
East ,Cornell over Temple, Cornell over Wisc. ,almost went with Cornell over UK,WV over UK.
South ,St Mary's over Richmond,Louisville over Ca. ( 8-9 , not really an upset )
West , Xavier over Mn,Murray State over Vandy, ( Murray St is good , very fast ) UTEP over Butler
Midwest , ( 8-9 ) No Iowa over UNLV.

BWillie
03-17-2010, 07:35 PM
I think some of you forget that Scott Drew is Baylor's coach. Talent only takes you so far.

ROYC75
03-17-2010, 07:43 PM
I think some of you forget that Scott Drew is Baylor's coach. Talent only takes you so far.

I know, but I have that feeling about them.

tk13
03-17-2010, 07:44 PM
I'm having a hard time picking where I think the 1 seeds will lose. I never do the all 1 seeds bracket but I did a couple of them this year. Most with KU winning. I don't trust Duke but I don't like their bracket. I think a young Kentucky team would be vulnerable but I don't like their bracket either. A Syracuse-Gonzaga game actually scares me more than the others.

I do have Washington going far in a few of my brackets... and I think the Pac 10 is horrible. But they do have talent.... and their half of the bracket has Huggins and Alford. We'll see if history breaks, those guys have not done well at all with high seeds. Same with Clemson, but somebody has to reach the elite 8. This Huggins team actually seems to have some clutch ability.

It's tough because a lot of the 2-4 seeds have major issues in my mind. Way more than normal, I think because a lot of them have not had a ton of tourney success. Would you be surprised if someone like Baylor or K-State got knocked upside the head in the wrong tourney matchup? You can see them going to the Final Four or getting caught up in the pressure and losing the 2nd round. I'm interested in seeing what Gonzaga does, they always seem to do better as a lower seed.

memyselfI
03-17-2010, 07:47 PM
This is the first year I've done a bracket and know nothing about NCAA basketball outside of the Big 12.


* Kansas
* Kansas St.

* New Mexico
* Villanova

Kansas 75
Villanova 68

alnorth
03-17-2010, 07:54 PM
KU
KSU
WVU
Duke

ditto, KU beats Duke

Bearcat
03-17-2010, 07:59 PM
I'm having a hard time picking where I think the 1 seeds will lose. I never do the all 1 seeds bracket but I did a couple of them this year. Most with KU winning. I don't trust Duke but I don't like their bracket. I think a young Kentucky team would be vulnerable but I don't like their bracket either. A Syracuse-Gonzaga game actually scares me more than the others.


Yep... I usually put one together that I feel good about and then fill out a few others that are fairly similar, but I could barely get through one this year.

The South sucks... I had a hard time with Baylor and Villanova because I don't trust either of them. I put Duke in the FF because I didn't want to put 3 BE teams in the Final Four, but I don't think Baylor or A&M could get that far, either.

I also think Kentucky is vulnerable, but I don't see them losing before the EE, so I have them losing to WVU. Then putting WVU into the championship game just feels weird.

I have Syracuse/KU on the other side, and KU winning it all.

KC_Connection
03-17-2010, 08:04 PM
Still have KU, Syracuse, WV, Duke.

I pretty much went with the odds-on favorites.

tk13
03-17-2010, 08:16 PM
Yep... I usually put one together that I feel good about and then fill out a few others that are fairly similar, but I could barely get through one this year.

The South sucks... I had a hard time with Baylor and Villanova because I don't trust either of them. I put Duke in the FF because I didn't want to put 3 BE teams in the Final Four, but I don't think Baylor or A&M could get that far, either.

I also think Kentucky is vulnerable, but I don't see them losing before the EE, so I have them losing to WVU. Then putting WVU into the championship game just feels weird.

I have Syracuse/KU on the other side, and KU winning it all.

That's part of it, there are so many new teams that haven't been there before. And usually when it comes to the Final Four, the high seeds get there, but usually only a couple No. 1's. Which leaves you with teams like New Mexico or Baylor to choose from. Or teams with talent but serious question marks that limped to the finish (Nova, Purdue).

HighChief
03-17-2010, 08:17 PM
ohio st.
kansas st.
kentucky
duke

tonyetony
03-17-2010, 08:24 PM
KU
K State
West Virginia
Villanova