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2010 March Madness

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by cahlersmeyer, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. cahlersmeyer

    cahlersmeyer Senior member

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    Alright, the brackets are out!
    My final four:
    Midwest- Ohio State
    West- Syracuse
    East-Kentucky
    South-Villanova


    My 2010 NCAA Basketball Champion: Kentucky


    Sorry Butler, I would love to support you more but there is nooo way you can handle Syracuse this year!
     
  2. dula14

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    Not expecting too many surprises huh? Three #1s and a #2 in the Final Four. I haven't had much of a chance to dissect the brackets yet but I do like Kentucky as well.
     
  3. Hard2Fit

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    My final four: Midwest- Ohio State West- Syracuse East-Kentucky South-Villanova
    Your bracket is fail.
     
  4. cahlersmeyer

    cahlersmeyer Senior member

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    I have surprises in the 16 and the 8 but not in the 4. I just don't see a MAJOR (i.e. a #1 or 2) getting bumped off this year...maybe Kansas over Syracuse, but that is the only big upset i see happening...
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

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    Teams led by freshmen generally don't win championships. I think Kentucky is more likely to be the first #1 seed to lose than to be the champion.
     
  6. limester816

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    I have Kansas over Kansas St, and Kentucky over Duke in the Final Four. Kentucky wins it all. Though they may be freshmen, they're playing with huge poise. I'm sold on John Wall, I think he beats the hell out of D Rose.
     
  7. Hard2Fit

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    I have surprises in the 16 and the 8 but not in the 4. I just don't see a MAJOR (i.e. a #1 or 2) getting bumped off this year...maybe Kansas over Syracuse, but that is the only big upset i see happening...
    I'm just giving you a hard time. I love the B.East but I don't see 'Cuse or Nova in Indianapolis. Also, if Kansas loses it will be to OSU. They won't lose though.
     
  8. horndog

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    Kansas, Syracuse, West Virginia, Purdue. Kansas over WVU in the championship.

    As much as I love my alma mater Villanova, we've looked god awful for the past 4 weeks. And Duke is overrated.
     
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    I have surprises in the 16 and the 8 but not in the 4. I just don't see a MAJOR (i.e. a #1 or 2) getting bumped off this year...maybe Kansas over Syracuse, but that is the only big upset i see happening...

    if there's a year with most #1 and #2 seeds getting knocked out early, it be this year...

    Kentuky wont make it out of the East
     
  11. cahlersmeyer

    cahlersmeyer Senior member

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    Kansas over WVU in the championship.

    +1.
     
  13. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    I did.

    +1.
     
  14. cahlersmeyer

    cahlersmeyer Senior member

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    if there's a year with most #1 and #2 seeds getting knocked out early, it be this year...

    Kentuky wont make it out of the East


    are you kidding me? won't make it out?
     
  15. StephenHero

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    I have 'Cuse over Duke.

    -Kentucky has no chance. Teams with freshmen as 3 of their top 4 players don't win. Ever. Even Syracuse in 03 was more experienced.

    -I think West Virginia will be the disappointment of the tournament. Their inconsistent shooting could come back to haunt them.

    -Kansas is more prone to upset than people think. Once every three games or so their supporting guards play Houdini and just disappear on the stat line, with unforced turnovers the only trace of their existence. They also come out flat routinely. Some midmajor could easily come out and put them down 10 with good shooting in the first 10 minutes.

    -Still can't get over Duke's draw. Anything less than a Final Four is pathetic.
     
  16. ArliHawk`

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    I have surprises in the 16 and the 8 but not in the 4. I just don't see a MAJOR (i.e. a #1 or 2) getting bumped off this year...maybe Kansas over Syracuse, but that is the only big upset i see happening...

    This would not be an upset, as Kansas is the overall #1 seed. And, according to the RPI, the Big 12 is the strongest conference this year.
     
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    -Kansas is more prone to upset than people think. Once every three games or so their supporting guards play Houdini and just disappear on the stat line, with unforced turnovers the only trace of their existence. They also come out flat routinely. Some midmajor could easily come out and put them down 10 with good shooting in the first 10 minutes.

    -Still can't get over Duke's draw. Anything less than a Final Four is pathetic.


    KU doesn't need Morningstar or Reed to score. Those guys are great role players, but every starter is capable of being the leading scorer. The strength of KU is in the point guard and center, which is going to lead them to the championship.
     
  18. cahlersmeyer

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    i meant Kansas St., not Kansas, my bad
     
  19. Ambulance Chaser

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    Kentucky has no chance. Teams with freshmen as 3 of their top 4 players don't win. Ever. Even Syracuse in 03 was more experienced.
    Syracuse was flying under the radar as a #3 seed and Anthony (who is a better player than either Wall or Cousins) had Warrick and McNamara riding shotgun.

    The closest comparison to Kentucky is probably the Fab Five, who led Michigan to the championship game in 1992. I can see Kentucky making a very deep run or losing before the Final Four, but not winning the whole thing.
     
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    noticed oh st's rpi is much lower than its ranking. is an upset of them expected?
     

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