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March Madness game thread
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 pm
  • Watched the opening game with FDU and PV A&M.
    Entertaining game to watch Jahlil Jenkins has talent.
    GU should crush FDU easily.
    Looking forward to watching Belmont. Hoping they can pull off some upsets.

    Just wanted to start this thread for anyone who wants to talk about the games.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 am
  • I don't understand these four play in games. I get that it expands the field but having 11 seeds play 11 seeds? Are they really both 11 seeds at that point? Doesn't that mean we have 5 11 seeds?
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:16 am
  • I believe they started it when new conferences were put together thereby giving more automatic bids. So they expanded the field to 68. And there is one more 11 and 12.
    There is also two more 16's. I like it myself. Belmont would not have been able to get in otherwise and they deserved to be.
    I picked them to upset Maryland.

    Edit: by the way both games last night were fun to watch. I will say there was an obvious drop off in talent between the sixteens. FDU has two quality guards but other than that there was a lack of talent between them.

    GU will crush FDU
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:40 am
  • Natethegreat wrote:Watched the opening game with FDU and PV A&M.
    Entertaining game to watch Jahlil Jenkins has talent.
    GU should crush FDU easily.
    Looking forward to watching Belmont. Hoping they can pull off some upsets.

    Just wanted to start this thread for anyone who wants to talk about the games.


    Yeah, thanks for putting this up, don't know how much time I can spend but it can be really entertaining.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:36 am
  • As of now I have my final four as Gonzaga, Duke, Virginia and Kentucky with Duke beating Virginia in the finals. Might switch it, but that's what I have now.

    I feel like Nevada or Buffalo will beat Michigan and play Zags in the Elite 8.

    I think the South bracket could have a ton of upsets. I think Cinci or Tennessee comes out of the bottom part of that region, but wouldn't be surprised if Wisconsin, Nova, Purdue and KState all lost in the first round. Those teams are solid but not great.

    The top part of the Midwest could also have a lot of upsets. Won't be surprised if Northweastern beats Kansas and New Mexico St beats Auburn. Also think Iowa St can get to the Sweet 16.

    As of now my Final Four is Gonzaga, Duke, Virginia and Kentucky, with Duke beating Virginia in the title game. I really like taking teams with lots of offense, especially great guard play. Won't be surprised if this is the year Gonzaga or Virginia finally win the championship.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:43 am
  • I think that potential Florida State-Zaga matchup could be the end for Zaga.

    Potential Auburn/kansas-UNC matchup as well
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:57 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:I think that potential Florida State-Zaga matchup could be the end for Zaga.

    Potential Auburn/kansas-UNC matchup as well


    Watched them recently where multiple announcers were lauding them as one of the very most talented teams in the country.

    Them against Texas Tech in the Elite Eight?
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:18 am
  • DomeHawk wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:I think that potential Florida State-Zaga matchup could be the end for Zaga.

    Potential Auburn/kansas-UNC matchup as well


    Watched them recently where multiple announcers were lauding them as one of the very most talented teams in the country.

    Them against Texas Tech in the Elite Eight?


    I think michigan prevails there... but the final four of the west region is almost a coin flip to me.

    So hard to trust gonzaga
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:33 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:I think that potential Florida State-Zaga matchup could be the end for Zaga.

    Potential Auburn/kansas-UNC matchup as well


    If Zags don't come ready to play, Florida St can definitely beat them. I think the loss in the WCC championship game and losing to Florida St last season will help them.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:04 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:As of now I have my final four as Gonzaga, Duke, Virginia and Kentucky with Duke beating Virginia in the finals. Might switch it, but that's what I have now.

    I feel like Nevada or Buffalo will beat Michigan and play Zags in the Elite 8.

    I think the South bracket could have a ton of upsets. I think Cinci or Tennessee comes out of the bottom part of that region, but wouldn't be surprised if Wisconsin, Nova, Purdue and KState all lost in the first round. Those teams are solid but not great.

    The top part of the Midwest could also have a lot of upsets. Won't be surprised if Northweastern beats Kansas and New Mexico St beats Auburn. Also think Iowa St can get to the Sweet 16.

    As of now my Final Four is Gonzaga, Duke, Virginia and Kentucky, with Duke beating Virginia in the title game. I really like taking teams with lots of offense, especially great guard play. Won't be surprised if this is the year Gonzaga or Virginia finally win the championship.

    Mine is similiar. South region is the weakest and I expect Virginia to win it but I have Cincinatti meeting Virginia in the elite eight. I could see either Houston, Kentucky, or Auburn upsetting UNC in the Mid West and while I don't think UW has the offensive firepower to upset UNC I am looking forward to watching that game.
    I think there is a chance for upsets in the West only because it is so strong top to bottom. Nevada is underseeded and Buffalo is really really good. Either team could make a run.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:09 pm
  • There is only one team I feel is capable of upsetting the apple cart in the East. That is Virginia Tech. They have the guard play and three point shooting needed to pull off an upset over Duke.
    I feel like I should include Louisville in that too but man do they melt down at the end of games. Talented but hard to trust.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:35 pm
  • Stuff gets real starting tomorrow. Had one year where I took the Thursday and Friday off to stay home and watch the games. If you catch it in the right year, March Madness can be incredibly exciting.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:48 pm
  • HawkGA wrote:Stuff gets real starting tomorrow. Had one year where I took the Thursday and Friday off to stay home and watch the games. If you catch it in the right year, March Madness can be incredibly exciting.


    There was a time where I spent a few years going to Vegas for The Big Dance. So much fun to be able to make a bet, big or small, to add so much more interest to the game. Get yourself a nice seat where you can see multiple screens, pretty girls bring you drink and food, and if you're lucky one of those real professional sport's bettors will sit next to you and share some of their wealth of information. https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/ ... orts-book/
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:55 pm
  • ASU doing a pretty good job leading St Johns by 18 with 5:51 left in the half.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
  • Got to watch part of the NDSU win over NCC today. It was a fun game to watch but I don’t see any real threat of a shocker coming when they play Duke
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Re: March Madness game thread
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:20 pm
  • I’ve got Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida state in the final 4. With duke beating nc in the title game.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:20 am
  • JSeahawks wrote:I’ve got Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida state in the final 4. With duke beating nc in the title game.


    I have a very similar bracket (of my 3)
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:59 am
  • LSU looks like they're doing alright without their HC. Very fun team to watch.
    Minnesota raining 3's against Louisville. Funny too, they've been a bad 3 point shooting team all year.
    NM State is a good team, not surprised they're playing Auburn tight so far.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:58 am
  • Minnesota surprised me. I thought Louisville would be a dangerous team. Yale almost came back on LSU. Went 4-30 from three until the end or I think they pull off that upset.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:02 pm
  • Interesting that Florida State is tied with Vermont at the half right now. That's my big upset pick in the opening round.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:05 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:Interesting that Florida State is tied with Vermont at the half right now. That's my big upset pick in the opening round.

    I considered it, as FSU can be pretty bad offensively at times and Vermont is playing close to home. For Vermont to win though FSU is going to have to continue to struggle offensively and Vermont has to hit threes. They are totally outclassed athletically and height wise
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm
  • Loving this Bradley team right now against MSU. I doubt they'll be able to consistently play at this level but early on they are flying around. Crowd heavily favors them too from how it sounds. Wouldn't be upset if MSU gets knocked out though they are very talented and just need to refocus during this opening surge.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:19 pm
  • Natethegreat wrote:
    kidhawk wrote:Interesting that Florida State is tied with Vermont at the half right now. That's my big upset pick in the opening round.

    I considered it, as FSU can be pretty bad offensively at times and Vermont is playing close to home. For Vermont to win though FSU is going to have to continue to struggle offensively and Vermont has to hit threes. They are totally outclassed athletically and height wise


    Agreed, FSU is definitely a much better team. I always go with one game that is kind of "out there" as an upset pick each year. Usually bites me in the butt, but that just makes it more fun when they come through.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:33 pm
  • Vermont hanging tough with good ball movement and no turnovers.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:43 pm
  • Switched over to catch the end of the Auburn game. New Mexico State keeping it interesting. Auburns Ball with 6.8 seconds and a 1 point lead.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:Switched over to catch the end of the Auburn game. New Mexico State keeping it interesting. Auburns Ball with 6.8 seconds and a 1 point lead.


    up by 2, Auburn fouled NM on a 3 point shot. with 1.7 left on the clock NM has a chance at the lead here.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:49 pm
  • NMS has wide open layup to tie and passes it out for three and Auburn fouls!
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:50 pm
  • And he misses two and then Auburn loses ball out of bounds.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm
  • Auburn has done everything they can to lose this game.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm
  • Missed 2 of 3 but Auburn smacked the rebound out of bounds. NM ball down 1 with somewhere around 1.1 second left on the clock and no timeouts. This is great tournament basketball
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm
  • Natethegreat wrote:NMS has wide open layup to tie and passes it out for three and Auburn fouls!


    yeah I was shocked he passed that outside
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:53 pm
  • And NM airs the shot for an Auburn win. They'll need to play a lot better if they want to make it to the sweet 16. Fun ending to watch though
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:53 pm
  • Odd NMSU set up a play for three there.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:54 pm
  • Thats my first win for my bracket today. 0-2 before that
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:00 pm
  • FSU starting to pull away late. Vermont has to hit some threes to stay in this.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:00 pm
  • I think Aggies player thought they were down three. Auburn is super talented but they will shoot themselves into huge leads but also shoot other teams back into games.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:03 pm
  • Natethegreat wrote:FSU starting to pull away late. Vermont has to hit some threes to stay in this.


    yup...Mann has been "man" in this game getting FSU back to a solid lead
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:14 pm
  • well there's still time left in this game, but it's over for Vermont. Time to see if either Bradley or Belmont have what it takes to finish a game for an upset
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:17 pm
  • I have Belmont winning this one. Really like watching this team.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:55 pm
  • Anyone else having issues with ESPN's bracket? Can't go into the group and can't see other peoples bracket. My guess is this isn't just an issue for me, but pretty much everyone. Not great for ESPN.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:59 pm
  • Belmont Maryland is a good one!
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:00 pm
  • Natethegreat wrote:Belmont Maryland is a good one!


    Much bigger upset on CBS with less time on the clock.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:13 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:
    Natethegreat wrote:Belmont Maryland is a good one!


    Much bigger upset on CBS with less time on the clock.

    Yeah true, its been a good game. MSU pulling away though.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:32 pm
  • Natethegreat wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:
    Natethegreat wrote:Belmont Maryland is a good one!


    Much bigger upset on CBS with less time on the clock.

    Yeah true, its been a good game. MSU pulling away though.


    Belmont is keeping this one tight til the end. Should be a good finish
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:32 pm
  • Huge three for Belmont. Down one now with less than a minute.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:34 pm
  • Had the chance to make the last shot before a horrible turnover.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:34 pm
  • Wow, why not go for the bucket when your down with the ball. Head scratcher there.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:43 pm
  • Kansas is putting a beat down on Northeastern right now. Only game worth watching at this particular moment is the Murray St/Marquette. Could be another upset in the making but way too much time left to call that.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:17 pm
  • Whoever is the Marquette fan, sorry. Your team is getting ran by Ja Morant.
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Re: March Madness game thread
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:32 pm
  • Looking forward to tip-off for the Florida/Nevada game shortly
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