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Down goes ISU!!!  Wow. 

 

They were a "sleeper" final four team for a lot of folks. No more.

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Apparently a lot of the biggest upsets tend to happen early on the first day of the tournament.  Played out that way again this year.

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They were a "sleeper" final four team for a lot of folks. No more.

 

*Checks bracket*

 

I had them losing to SMU next round.  Phew.

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*Checks bracket*

 

I had them losing to SMU next round.  Phew.

 

Same.  Every now and then conference homerism comes in handy, lol

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Apparently a lot of the biggest upsets tend to happen early on the first day of the tournament.  Played out that way again this year.

 

Idk how to find out for certain but it seems like a good number happen with the early 4 games on Thursday/Friday.  Having never played basketball I don't really get the "early starts are brutal" excuse teams use, but I hear it every year.  I just see it as both teams have the SAME start time (it's not like a west coast football team coming to NY for a 1PM EST start) and they've all been up for many hours...not like they rolled out of bed at 10AM.

 

Again...I never really played basketball so maybe I just don't get it.

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'Zona the first top team that has it together.  They're a legitimate threat to win it all IMO

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Idk how to find out for certain but it seems like a good number happen with the early 4 games on Thursday/Friday.  Having never played basketball I don't really get the "early starts are brutal" excuse teams use, but I hear it every year.  I just see it as both teams have the SAME start time (it's not like a west coast football team coming to NY for a 1PM EST start) and they've all been up for many hours...not like they rolled out of bed at 10AM.

 

Again...I never really played basketball so maybe I just don't get it.

 

The favorites probably drink like drunken sailors the night before or something. 

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The favorites probably drink like drunken sailors the night before or something.

LOL, probably. UK could drink during their game and still win by 30. And if they did, I'd be much more interested in watching.

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LOL, probably. UK could drink during their game and still win by 30. And if they did, I'd be much more interested in watching.

 

"Just get me the ball this time down, I'll definitely get it in ONE of those 3 hoops."

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Absolutely can not believe that...but I picked Ga State so woo!

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They were up by 12 with under 3 minutes left.  Combination of horrific chokejob + amazing comeback there.

 

The leg injury storyline for GA St was strong.  Not only is their best player Kevin Ware (the one who suffered that horrific leg injury with Louisville) but Coach Hunter was literally rolling around celebrating with a recent torn ACL. 

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The 1st day or so of this tourney is the best.  I'm not a huge basket ball fan (liked to play more than watch) but this tourney is just riveting stuff.

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Did you guys think that was goaltending on SMU?

Not at all lol...the "experts" unanimously agreed that it was a bad call, fwiw. Oh well...I'm bitter

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Jay Bias said this year was a weak field and I agree. There have been some ugly games today. NBA isn't doing college basketball any favors. Go Ducks!

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Cinci guy gets ejected for dirty play, cries about it. Wow.

 

Cincinnati has had a history of that kind of stuff.  They once had that brawl with Xavier that was college basketball's version of the Pistons-Pacers fight.  

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Jay Bias said this year was a weak field and I agree. There have been some ugly games today. NBA isn't doing college basketball any favors. Go Ducks!

 

What Bilas calls a weak field I call a deep one.  I like the fact that the mid-majors, and some of the unusual suspects among the P5 conferences, are able to keep players around for 4 years and thus tip the scales a bit away from a lot of the one-and-done type teams who lack tournament experience.  It makes for intriguing games and fun basketball like we've seen today.  

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What Bilas calls a weak field I call a deep one. I like the fact that the mid-majors, and some of the unusual suspects among the P5 conferences, are able to keep players around for 4 years and thus tip the scales a bit away from a lot of the one-and-done type teams who lack tournament experience. It makes for intriguing games and fun basketball like we've seen today.

Yeah. A team like Gonzaga wouldn't exist when I was a kid. Eastern Washington wouldn't even have a program. Just wish the Pac 12 wasn't so bad.

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Harvard should have won, UNC is just not very good. Need to step up No show classes me thinks

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st johns game was a bummer.  looking forward to watching way too much basketball and eating way to much to help me avoid dealing with the mother****ing 5" of snow in my driveway, lololol

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villanova game sucked

 

center for Utah is a nice college player

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Sparty as usual. Virginia's offense was/is pathetic.

 

Okafor looking good so far.

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Wichita St playing impressive ball.  They give up size to Kansas but are scoring just about any way they want to anyways.  Kansas going to a zone was perplexing.  Only thing keeping them in this is they've been pounding it inside and putting the Shockers in foul trouble.

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Maryland playing as scared as I've ever seen a team play.

 

Isn't that the Maryland style?  Don't play anybody in non-conference then wonder why the team isn't battle-tested enough to handle a tournament setting?

 

Nah, I'm just letting my bias show here.  They did participate in an early season tournament where they faced Arizona St and Iowa St (winning both).  I just couldn't stand Gary Williams when he was the coach.  He'd always schedule cupcakes then complain when they didn't get at-large bids.

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Say it will be KY all the way!

I think you might be right and all of their fans will be invading Indy.

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