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#21 BSLSethBondroff

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

Really nice season for Wake. Danny Manning doing some good things there! 


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:45 PM

You guys are boring this year.

- Give me three 13-16 seeds with the best chance for a 1st round upset
- Give me the 5 seed or higher with the best chance to get to the FF.
-Which 1 seed goes out first
-Which 2 seed goes out first

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:57 AM

- Vermont, Iona, Winthrop - SMU - Kansas - Arizona
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 02:59 AM

You guys are boring this year.


- Give me three 13-16 seeds with the best chance for a 1st round upset

- Give me the 5 seed or higher with the best chance to get to the FF.

-Which 1 seed goes out first

-Which 2 seed goes out first



Winthrop, Bucknell, New Mexico St. If a 16 finally does it, itd be So.Dak.St.

Notre Dame

Gonzaga

Arizona
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:44 AM

You guys are boring this year.

- Give me three 13-16 seeds with the best chance for a 1st round upset
- Give me the 5 seed or higher with the best chance to get to the FF.
-Which 1 seed goes out first
-Which 2 seed goes out first


Read our Q & A. :)
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:39 AM

A lot of people picking Arizona as the first 2 seed to go out. Is this a case of Arizona/Miller being the new Villanova/Wright? It does feel like, despite the overwhelming tournament success overall, that they have choked a few times.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:44 AM

Arizona is very good.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:46 AM

Arizona is very good.

 

And with the elevated play of the PAC12, especially at the top, I think they are battle tested this time and ready to make their run. Really leaning toward them.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

KenPom doesnt like Zona. 



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:54 AM

KenPom doesnt like Zona. 

 

Who gives a shit.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:44 AM

Arizona, IMO, should be the odds on favorite to win it all.

 

The stats love the Zags, which is why Zona doesn't get the prediction numbers on their side.

 

But they have the easiest path to the final 4 of any team IMO.

 

They are very good.  Part of the reason they aren't better on Kenpom is because they have dealt with a lot of injuries this year, especially early in the season.  That has an accumulating effect on your numbers.

 

Duke is similar with their defensive numbers.  When they are fully healthy and able to practice, they are a better defensive team than the numbers on Kenpom show.  They still aren't great but they are better.  


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

Arizona will beat Gonzaga by double digits if the Zags even make it that far.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:18 AM

I just don't see Gonzaga beating Notre Dame or West Virginia, but I agree, if somehow they do, they definitely aren't surviving Arizona.


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#34 BSLRobShields

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

I just don't see Gonzaga beating Notre Dame or West Virginia, but I agree, if somehow they do, they definitely aren't surviving Arizona.

The Zags are better than those teams but I agree it could be a tough matchup for them.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

Its not about just picking the right team to play in your brackets its picking teams to fade. Especially in a year where it seems like there are multiple teams who can win it all.  For me the "favorites" im fading  are Nova, Duke and UCLA.   Ive filled out 3 brackets for $. I have Duke out by the FF round in every one. I have Nova in the FF in two but not in the Championship game in any of them. Taking the West region winner to the Championship game in every bracket. Zaga in two and Zona in one. I had to take the risk on that side of the bracket because I could see 4 teams on the other side of the bracket who could win it all. Kansas, Louisville, UNC, and Kentucky. I have to mix and match that side.  

 

 

I have a bracket with Kentucky, UNC, and Gonzaga winning it all. 



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:31 PM

Arizona will beat Gonzaga by double digits if the Zags even make it that far.



Didn't Gonzaga beat AZ this year already?

But I agree. I have Zags not making it past Notre Dame or WVU. Unless both of them get upset.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

Didn't Gonzaga beat AZ this year already?

But I agree. I have Zags not making it past Notre Dame or WVU. Unless both of them get upset.

 

AZ didn't have their best player 


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

NC Central -3 vs. UC-Davis
Providence +2.5 vs. USC
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:58 PM

My alma mater, East Tennessee State, has a real shot at knocking off Florida. We have some decent enough inside guys, but our backcourt is deep and high quality. Certainly we're not a favorite, but we should give 'em hell.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

My alma mater, East Tennessee State, has a real shot at knocking off Florida. We have some decent enough inside guys, but our backcourt is deep and high quality. Certainly we're not a favorite, but we should give 'em hell.


Florida is vulnerable right now.

Your boys definitely have a chance.
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