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Postby The_Met_Threat » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:47 am

baseball6791 wrote:My upset picks:

Texas A&M over 'cuse in round 1
Salukis over WVU in round 1
Indiana over Gonzaga in round 2
**Seton Hall over WSU in round 1, AND over Tennessee in round 2**
Northern Iowa over GTown round 1

Final four:
Memphis (possibly UCLA, still on the fence with this one)
Ohio St.
Texas
UConn

Champions:
UConn


I think Memphis is the worst #1 of the four. Anyone buy into the fact that a #3 seed or higher has made it to the final four every year except for one in the past 25 years? Who would be your high seed in there?
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Postby baseball6791 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:16 am

The_Met_Threat wrote:
baseball6791 wrote:My upset picks:

Texas A&M over 'cuse in round 1
Salukis over WVU in round 1
Indiana over Gonzaga in round 2
**Seton Hall over WSU in round 1, AND over Tennessee in round 2**
Northern Iowa over GTown round 1

Final four:
Memphis (possibly UCLA, still on the fence with this one)
Ohio St.
Texas
UConn

Champions:
UConn


I think Memphis is the worst #1 of the four. Anyone buy into the fact that a #3 seed or higher has made it to the final four every year except for one in the past 25 years? Who would be your high seed in there?


I agree with what you have said, and I would just put UCLA through except for the fact that memphis beat them earlier this year. The truth is that none of the Nos 3,4,5 seeds stand out to me as teams that could pull it off.

Louisian bracket:
#3: Iowa, good team, but final four quality? Texas has beat them before and should beat them again... if not, the dukies will.
#4/5: LSU & Syracuse. A team that was on the bubble prior to the big east tournament and now is a 5 seed, I don't see 'cuse doing it. LSU is one of the few lower seeded (not 1/2) teams that I could see making a run, I've thought about having them beating Duke in the sweet 16, in which case I could see them pulling it off.

Oakland:
Gonzaga: not enough D, and rely too much on Morrison, I can't see them pulling it off.
Kansas: Could make a run, but are a bit too inexperienced for my taste...
Pitt: Much too streaky, have a tendency to be unfocused and make too many turnovers to make a run deep into the tournament.

Washington:
Tennessee: Not enough D, and inside prescene IMO
UNC/Illinois: Both have a shot, but UNC is a bit inexperienced, and I don't think Illinois can handle UConn

Minneapolis:
This is the most open-ended region IMO, I think any of the top four teams could win it here, but I'm inclined to go with Nova or Ohio St.
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Postby go_jays_go » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:46 am

Kansas will go far.
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Postby bceagles04 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:34 am

The_Met_Threat wrote:
DevilDriver wrote:Boston College over Marquette in the finals


Im guessin the othe 2 in your final four are Southern and Albany? :-?


and technically this IS a darkhorse thread..even still...both of those teams have legit shots at making it.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:40 am

Wichita St to the Sweet 16. Kent State over Pittsburgh. LSU over Duke. LSU is probably the biggest darkhorse I have, with them going to the elite 8. Some guy on CBS has Northwestern State in the Elite 8 :D
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:08 am

bceagles04 wrote:im lovin all the votes for BC...we cannot look past the 1st 2 games though...Pacific is no walk in the park expecially since we play in Utah...then it is Nevada...who is very tough.


no way, Nevada will lose to Montana

i also like San Diego State to upset Indiana.

my initial final 4 is Uconn, Duke, Ohio State and Gonzaga with Uconn winning
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Postby thedude » Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:42 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote: Anyone buy into the fact that a #3 seed or higher has made it to the final four every year except for one in the past 25 years? Who would be your high seed in there?


Boston College I have to the final final four. If they upset UConn (who would be the toughest team the play in the tourney) we would then have a third Classic BC/Duke match up.
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Postby luckygehrig » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:24 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
bceagles04 wrote:im lovin all the votes for BC...we cannot look past the 1st 2 games though...Pacific is no walk in the park expecially since we play in Utah...then it is Nevada...who is very tough.


no way, Nevada will lose to Montana

i also like San Diego State to upset Indiana.

my initial final 4 is Uconn, Duke, Ohio State and Gonzaga with Uconn winning

There's no way that Nevada loses to Montana. They're going to play tough and Fazekas isn't our only scoring threat anymore. I think it'll be a helluva game against BC.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:43 pm

I think San Diego St has a legit chance to make it to the Sweet 16. As far as a non top 3 seed making it to the Final 4, I think Kansas and Boston College both can make it to the Final 4.
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:44 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote:
DevilDriver wrote:Boston College over Marquette in the finals


Im guessin the othe 2 in your final four are Southern and Albany? :-?


Don't be makin' fun of Albany. :-t We're just thrilled to have made our first tourney, and semi-upset about not snagging a 15 seed. :-D
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