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NCAA Basketball Tournament 2019

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I can't believe there isn't a topic already created talking about one of the best sporting events on TV, NCAA March Madness.   Since retirement I haven't wagered any $$ on the tournament but I still fill out my bracket, hoping to beat the average participant.   

Gardner-Webb gave #1 Virginia more than it wanted taking the lead into half time before eventually falling 71-56.

UC Irvine beat #4 Kansas State in the South.    Villanova had trouble with St. Mary's.   Iowa upset Cincinnati, and one of the best was Tennessee over Colgate in a very close game.

Michigan State had trouble with Bradley, I thought Izzo was going to blow an artery with his finger wagging.    Marquette exited early.  

 

The Big 10 is being represent well with the first six games won.  

 

I have Duke, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Tennessee in the final 4 with Duke the eventual winner.

 

 

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5 hours ago, dennyjones said:

I can't believe there isn't a topic already created talking about one of the best sporting events on TV, NCAA March Madness.   Since retirement I haven't wagered any $$ on the tournament but I still fill out my bracket, hoping to beat the average participant.   

Gardner-Webb gave #1 Virginia more than it wanted taking the lead into half time before eventually falling 71-56.

UC Irvine beat #4 Kansas State in the South.    Villanova had trouble with St. Mary's.   Iowa upset Cincinnati, and one of the best was Tennessee over Colgate in a very close game.

Michigan State had trouble with Bradley, I thought Izzo was going to blow an artery with his finger wagging.    Marquette exited early.  

 

The Big 10 is being represent well with the first six games won.  

 

I have Duke, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Tennessee in the final 4 with Duke the eventual winner.

 

 

Duke gonna be hard to beat with Zion. Too bad. I like him but Duke has been my most despised team for as long as I can remember. That horrible rat faced coach is just a mess. But yeah...such a great sporting event with so many games getting down to the wire.

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I picked 15 out of the Sweet 16.  Pretty fly.

My Final Four are LSU, Michigan, Purdue and North Carolina, and I have my Tar Heels winning it all.

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Duke was lucky to survive the last game against UCF.   UCF had two chances at the end and the ball rolled off of the rim.  

 

I have 14 of the 16 still in my bracket.    I thought that Wisconsin would meet Virginia instead of losing to Oregon and Kansas would beat Auburn.   

 

Duke over VT

MSU over LSU

Virginia over Oregon

Tennessee over Purdue

Gonzaga over FSU

Michigan over Texas Tech

North Carolina over Auburn

Kentucky over Houston

 

that being said, Oregon and Houston could surprise people.     

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I don't really follow basketball at any level, but I did fill out a brackets somewhere.  I don't think I'm alone, which is part of why this tournament is so big.  Anyway, I know I got at least one game correctly predicted, because the team I had winning it all in my bracket (based on exactly zero good reasons to predict them) lost in the second round.

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Well there was an upset in the bracket that I'm sure will hit most.  Auburn beat North Carolina.  I don't think too many people saw that happening.    

I still have 6 of the elite 8 but I'm not too confident of my final pick of Duke.   They beat Virginia Tech by 2.   I'm not sure they will get past Michigan State.   Gonzaga looks good.  

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Older daughter did undergrad at Virginia and Masters at Texas Tech (and still lives in Lubbock). She is VERY excited about tomorrow's game. 

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Yeah quite a final, TT vs UVA. Whoduh thought? Both games last night were as usual, exciting. Shame Auburn had to ruin that incredible comeback. Cut a 10 point deficit at the 5min to lead by 1 at the 2 minute mark. Auburn blundered. It was a clear foul on Guy on his 3 point shot. However the ref did blow an obvious DD just earlier by Guy as well. But Auburn shouldn’t have done the intentional foul when they had the 2pt lead with 1.6sec left. But there it is.

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On 3/27/2019 at 11:37 PM, dennyjones said:

Tennessee over Purdue

I wish we had pulled it out.  It's been weird seeing us as a "basketball school" since our football program has gone downhill since the departure of Phillip Fulmer.  We've had some good players come through and we thought we had a shot that year we had Dobbs, Kamara, Hurd, Barnett, and crew.  That was a pretty decent team outside of our cornerbacks who could never defend.  Hope we can continue to get better as a program both in basketball and football.

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Well I didn't see that coming.   UVA vs TT.   I didn't think UVA was very good, they surprised me.   

Texas Tech on the other hand...Their defense is just amazing.   Looking at their bracket they won convincingly against some very good teams, Michigan, Gonzaga, Michigan State.   I would have never guessed that.   They are good enough and I believe they will win Monday night. 

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