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    2012 NCAA Tournament (March Madness) Trash-talk Thread

    Some early teams have had their tickets punched.
    Two schools close by are dancing - Belmont & UNCAsheville
    Two others are playing tonight and the winner dances as Southern Conf. Champs - Davidson vs. Western Carolina
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    Local favorite (at least in my house) Oakland University had a spectacular collapse in the final minute of the opening round of their conference tournament. Up by 3, the leading scorer, Reggie Hamilton, gets fouled and misses both. It wouldn't have been so bad to watch except that he is also the best free-throw shot in the Summit League and I believe in the top 5 or 10 in the NCAA. Southern Utah gets the ball back and promptly gets down the court and drains a 3-pointer to tie it up. Headed back the other way and Hamilton gets fouled again. This time he makes 1of 2 but Southern Utah gets the ball back and has time to score again. There was about 40 seconds left at this point and I sort of tuned out (it was hard to see the score through the tears in my eyes). I believe the Southern Utah scored a couple free throws but that was all she wrote.

    After a couple pretty good seasons, and being projected to have a good season this year, Oakland opened the season with some awful losing streaks. They somehow managed to turn things around at the end and finish with a winning record as well as being one of the top scoring teams in the country. Unfortunately, an opening round loss in the Summit League tournament does not get a team an invitation to the Big Dance.

    Oh well... there's still the Wolverines to cheer for. Oh... and some other team from Michigan.
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    I am heading to the First Four - which I do most years (well when it was the play-in game at least...). The University of Dayton is an absolutely amazing place to watch basketball games. This year the Play-in Home Team might even make the dance... doubtful though unless they get to the A10 finals. It would be the first team ever to play at home court if they were one of the First Four...


    The Buckeye's are a locked 2 seed. My comfort level with their play is just below "Shady Guy Selling Candy in a Big White Van (SGSCBWV)".


    Who is doing the Tourney Pick 'Em this year?
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    The PAC-12 will probably get only one team in again this year and its debateable if they even deserve that. I looked at the rankings and only a few teams ranked were in the west. As for me I probably won't do a bracket or even watch a game...thank god for baseball. From the end of the Super Bowl until opening day for baseball is the worst part of the year for sports.
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    The PAC-12 will probably get only one team in again this year...
    And the West Coast Conference could get as many as three into the tournament. Unreal.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I am heading to the First Four - which I do most years (well when it was the play-in game at least...). The University of Dayton is an absolutely amazing place to watch basketball games. This year the Play-in Home Team might even make the dance... doubtful though unless they get to the A10 finals. It would be the first team ever to play at home court if they were one of the First Four...


    The Buckeye's are a locked 2 seed. My comfort level with their play is just below "Shady Guy Selling Candy in a Big White Van (SGSCBWV)".


    Who is doing the Tourney Pick 'Em this year?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    The University of Dayton is an absolutely amazing place to watch basketball games.
    The Flyers drubbed my Minutemen at that place this year, from what I could tell it looked like an incredibly hostile place to play. It was a lowlight in an otherwise good year (we had 20 wins), and hopefully we'll make some noise in the A-10 tournament..

    Count me in for the Cyburbia pick-em. What about a survivor pool this year?

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    Go Syracuse!

    Usually NHPlanner sets it up over at yahoo.com sports

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    What a comeback for Western Kentucky last night. Went on a 22-5 run to overcome a 16 point deficeit in front of the President & Prime Minister.

    That earned them the right to play Kentucky.
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    I pulling for Memphis - only because they are my assigned team in a March Madness raffle.


    I'm pulling for Rutgers on the women's side.

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    I know in the men's tournament no team can play on their home court, however in the women's tournament it seems like several teams play at home. One example is Iowa State, who is ranked 10 playing at home against a higher-seeded team. I assume the rules are different for the women's tourney but how was this decided?
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    I know in the men's tournament no team can play on their home court, however in the women's tournament it seems like several teams play at home. One example is Iowa State, who is ranked 10 playing at home against a higher-seeded team. I assume the rules are different for the women's tourney but how was this decided?
    I didn't know that this was an actual rule and just thought it was something that was easier to enforce de facto since the men's tournament seems to be more spread out geographically and more likely to be playing in large, non-collegiate arenas while the women's tournament is often played on campuses. So even though men's teams might not play on their home court, it's not unusual for them to play a relatively short distance away from home.

    Having probably watched a total of 10 minutes of women's college basketball in my life and never looking at stats or box scores for a single game though, I could just be making stuff up...
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    Link to join Cyburbia group: http://tournament.fantasysports.yaho...143&P=cyburbia

    I put together a bracket, even though I haven't watched more than 3 minutes of basketball all year.
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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner View post
    Link to join Cyburbia group: http://tournament.fantasysports.yaho...143&P=cyburbia

    I put together a bracket, even though I haven't watched more than 3 minutes of basketball all year.
    Link blocked through work. Oh well have to slack at home for this bracket.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    What a comeback for Western Kentucky last night. Went on a 22-5 run to overcome a 16 point deficeit in front of the President & Prime Minister.

    That earned them the right to play Kentucky.
    It was like a high school game between WKU and MVSU. Western Kentucky will get absolutely demolished by Kentucky. They are really bad.


    It was a lot of fun to be at the games last night. I have never been frisked before... hopefully that is my last run in with the secret service.

    Tough to see, but he is in the front row....

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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner View post
    Link to join Cyburbia group: http://tournament.fantasysports.yaho...143&P=cyburbia

    I put together a bracket, even though I haven't watched more than 3 minutes of basketball all year.
    Thanks NHP-like Planit, I'll have to wait until I get home to fill mine out. I've got two teams in this year, my alma mater (go red!) and one of the local college got in. Does anyone know who won the second game (BYU vs Iona) yesterday?
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Thanks NHP-like Planit, I'll have to wait until I get home to fill mine out. I've got two teams in this year, my alma mater (go red!) and one of the local college got in. Does anyone know who won the second game (BYU vs Iona) yesterday?
    BYU. Iona blew a 25 point lead. Biggest comeback in tourney history.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    It was like a high school game between WKU and MVSU. Western Kentucky will get absolutely demolished by Kentucky. They are really bad.


    It was a lot of fun to be at the games last night. I have never been frisked before... hopefully that is my last run in with the secret service.
    Oh yes, WKU doesn't have a chance. Point spread 30+ (and thats being kind).

    I guess frisking is different from full-cavity body search you are used to...
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    My other brackets I did yesterday and the day before on Yahoo and ESPN have SU taking it all but I guess our star player is not playing so I did this bracket with them choking - Marquette takes it all...

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    I'm in!

    Got my usual picks in - mostly guesses, with a few assumptions thrown in for good measure.
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    Gedunker's Junkers are in and ready to claim ... last place
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    As a Spartan fan, I have an uneasy feeling in my stomach about this year's tourney.
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    I am glad to see so much support for my Buckeye's in the brackets of Cyburbians, but I don't know if it is deserved.

    We shall see...
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    Was happy to see UConn lose last night. Cheaters never win! Oh wait they won it all last year..

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    Who knew that the US Naval Academy had a women's basketball team?





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