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Farmgirl
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brojack17 (whoever you are) -- I think your picks and mine are very similar - and we have the same champ picked. Will be interesting it how it pans out in comparison.

FG

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Well, kat, I've got Texas winning the whole thing. Then again, I'm 4-3 at the moment - I picked two 5-12 upsets and a 6-11 upset that didn't happen.

I'm still in it, though, so long as none of those winners move on to the third round. [Big Grin]

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I have six wins so far. But Yahoo is sure taking it's time updating the standings. Oh well.

FG

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Paul Goldner
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Hrm. I'm 7-0 about to be 8-0.

picking upsets just to pick an upset never seems to pan out. The only upset I have on my board for today is VCU over duke. (Ok, so, technically I have michigan staet over marquette, but frankly, 9 over 8 isn't an upset).

I have indiana over zaga, and that one worries me. But I'm in good shape.

I have florida, UCLA, Texas, and ohio state in the final four.

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I know...I saw my bracket after I finished, and I realized that I didn't have one seed over 10 coming out of the first round....so I just HAD to stick one in. We'll find out tomorrow if Albany can keep my bracket perfect.

Of course, I have quite a few upsets in later rounds.

But for now, 8-0, and if the scoring margins more or less hold, 12-0 in an hour.

Tonight brings a few interesting matchups, though. I'm pretty confident that Indiana is overrated and that Xavier is underseeded, but there's so much parity this year, anything can happen.

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Well, I've officially lost - already.

Curse you, Duke!

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*pats self on head*
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As a Tarheel fan who picked Duke to win tonight...that was a bittersweet game.

Much more sweet than bitter, but a mixture nonetheless. [Razz]

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Paul Goldner
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And that was also the best basketball game I've seen in years.
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quote:
Originally posted by Farmgirl:
brojack17 (whoever you are) -- I think your picks and mine are very similar - and we have the same champ picked. Will be interesting it how it pans out in comparison.

FG

Jack Lyons (nice to meet you)

Great minds think alike

Edit: Only 815 more posts then I can formally introduce myself.

[ March 15, 2007, 11:39 PM: Message edited by: brojack17 ]

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Well, I only picked Duke to win two games, knowing it's a down year for them, but I didn't expect them to lose to VCU! Good job, to the VCU team....but that bites.
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Paul, are you in the Hatrack league?

I'm so pissed about Old Dominion. That was as close to a last minute change as it gets. I changed my pick from Butler to Old Dominion with like a half an hour before they were locked. Darn. Otherwise, I'm happy so far.

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I just foudn out my picks are incomplete. somehow I missed one first round game. So, my score is all messed up. [Frown] I don't know how I did that. Drat!
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Well, my bracket is useless. The upsets I picked didn't happen, which means the upsets I didn't pick will most certainly happen.

I had Duke beating Pitt (though I almost changed that last night), so that wasn't so good. Even so, though, almost all of my second round winners are still intact.

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Looks like you missed a second round game, Belle. Still, it'll only cost you two points.
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*wipes forehead*

Xavier squeaked by.

Now they need to play a little better on Saturday, though BYU shot well and played hard.

Gonzaga's loss was disappointing, but at least it only cost me one point.

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Marquette and Texas Tech only cost me one game each.

Darned Gonzaga cost me two points. And darned George Wash. also cost me two. Don't know why I picked that one, honestly. Tired, maybe?

I'm somewhat bolstered by my correct pick of VCU over Duke. [Big Grin] Unfortunately, this could well be my only correct pick of an upset.

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Gonzaga and GW must've cost you three, if you had them winning another one. Point values double each round.

Xavier almost cost me 7.

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In not in the hatrack league.

Darnit, I didn't have a perfect day [Frown] stupid BYU losing to xavier! I knew I should have listened to Colbert on that one.

15-1 on day one is pretty good though.

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I think Duke is going to be the death of me. I had them picked to go all the way to Elite Eight.

But then, I hadn't been following that team at all this year. I just knew historically Coach K has great teams. [Frown]

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Ah, yes. Two games = 3 points. I was thinking in terms of games and not points.
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Well, I'm not doing as badly as I thought I'd be. 12-4 on the day, with no loss messing up a future game (I *did* change my bracket to put Pitt over Duke, it seems... whew... thought I'd changed that back)

I'm still in this... just have to root for A&M over Louisville, MD over Butler, Pitt over VCU, and Vandy over Washington St. [Smile]

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Marquette costed me 15 points. Anyone else lose one of their final four in the first day?
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Only two hours until the most important game of the day!

Wahoo-wah! Wahoo-wah!

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I lost my CHAMPION in the first day. Duke, you have betrayed me!

Also, it turns out Central Connecticut is not the Conn I had heard of, and Eastern Kentucky is not the Kentucky I had heard of. I am losing miserably.

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Actually, Central Connecticut is a lot better than UConn was this year - which is kind of bizarre. UConn didn't make the NCAA tourney, nor did it make the NIT tourney. Then again, after you lose every starter to the draft and graduation, it takes a toll.

A similar fate befell Duke, though they lost slightly less talent and acquitted themselves slightly better throughout most of the season.

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Duke just lost to VCU. They are dead to me.
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quote:
Also, it turns out Central Connecticut is not the Conn I had heard of, and Eastern Kentucky is not the Kentucky I had heard of. I am losing miserably.
Yes.... always pay attention to those directionals! [Wink]
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I may be at the bottom of the league right now, but of the 5 I got wrong, I only had 2 going an additional round before losing, so I should catch up to all the rest of you soon (assuming today goes as I hope) [Wink]

-V

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Go HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!
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So Notre Dame is learning that it's kind of hard to win if you start 1-14 from three point range and 1-5 from the line. [Roll Eyes]

Sure glad I gave them the benefit of at least one win in the tourney.

I'm also kind of wondering when Wisconsin is going to realize that the game has started.

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What the heck is Winthrop trying to do to my bracket!!!!!
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kat, Duke blew the whole last 1/3 of the season. what were you thinking? Granted, Krykryzewski (or however you spell it) is assistant God in college basketball. But still. They got embarrassed a couple of times this season.
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I'd just like to point out Wisconsin is currently shooting 13%. I wonder if they can get down into the single digits....
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I'm wondering if they can get their score into the double digits... which do you think will happen first?
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Farmgirl,

Winthrop is trying to make up for what Wisconsin cannot do for me.

If Wisconsin loses now, that'll guarantee a last-place finish for my bracket.

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My poor bracket. My poor state!

[Cry]

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Well, there's double digits... only took them 16:06.
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This is beyond sad. That's the last time I fill out a bracket based on how at home the school name would be in a blues song.
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quote:
Originally posted by Tresopax:
Go HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!

"Likely upset pick" indeed. *smirks at the silly pundits who sold the cavs short*

If Reynolds is truly back in form, good things await.

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Tstorm-- yeah, but I had picked both Notre Dame AND Wisconsin! I lose all the way around.

[Frown]

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There's still some hope for Wisconsin. Only down by 11 points now.

*hopes*

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It's only 7 now!
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Tie game!
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As an aside, was anyone playing defense in the Tennesse game? Anyone at all? [Eek!]
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Evidently not. 121 points?!?! Wow.

And Bucky in the lead - for now...

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I mean, you score 86 points, I'd say there's a fair chance you win the game... unless, of course, you let your opponent score 121.

207 points in regulation... that's gotta be a tourney record.

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Thank you, Wisconsin, for not failing my bracket. [Smile]
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Damn you, Wisconsin! [Razz]

And I love the scenario generator on Yahoo!

If the lower seeds win every remaining game, I will win!

If the higher seeds win them all, I'm in 17th. A more likely scenario.

If UNC and UCLA go to the championship game and UCLA wins, I could lose every other Sweet 16 and Elite 8 game in the whole bracket and still tie for first.

In 99% of situations, UNC could win the championship and I would lose. Badly. And I'd feel like a real moron for not supporting my team.

Man, this thing's a real timesink.

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31-1 in the first round.
I wish I had put serious money on this thing [Frown]

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