March Madness: Who ya got in the Final 4?

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    First of all, my Ducks got screwed. 12 seed after winning the Pac 12 tourney and being 2nd in the regular season. UCLA and Arizona, who the Ducks have 3 wins against combined are both 6 seeds. UNLV who the Ducks beat in Las Vegas are a 5. And the one that really gets my steamed, Colorado who the Ducks finished ahead of in both the regular season and tournament are a 10. Doesnt make much sense.

    But now that I got my bitching out of the way, Heres my final 4:

    Michigan State
    Ohio State
    Miami
    Kansas.

    With Miami winning the whole thing.
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  • Ducks losing in the first game.

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  • peachesenregalia wrote:Ducks losing in the first game.

    Sorry. (I'm not)


    Probably. As much confidence as I have in Ducks football, its about the opposite for Ducks basketball. They should still be higher then a 12 seed though, based off the other teams in their conference.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Ducks losing in the first game.

    Sorry. (I'm not)


    Probably. As much confidence as I have in Ducks football, its about the opposite for Ducks basketball. They should still be higher then a 12 seed though, based off the other teams in their conference.


    Probably. I pretty much always have beef with how the seeding works. But yeah, Ducks should be at least an 8, if not a bit higher.
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Ducks losing in the first game.

    Sorry. (I'm not)


    Probably. As much confidence as I have in Ducks football, its about the opposite for Ducks basketball. They should still be higher then a 12 seed though, based off the other teams in their conference.


    Probably. I pretty much always have beef with how the seeding works. But yeah, Ducks should be at least an 8, if not a bit higher.

    Agree with both of you. UO got a shitty deal from the commitee.
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  • UO got a bad seed, but I see them having a nice road to the sweet 16. UO is 5-0 vs rpi top 25 while Ok st is 2-4. A 12 winning vs a 5 isn't much of an upset since generally every year 2 of the 12 win the first game.
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  • Louisville
    Indiana
    Oklahoma
    Kansas state

    I have a feeling that Oklahoma wins it all don't ask me why just got a feeling.

    But I agree that Oregon got robbed they should have been a 5 or 6 seed. And Gonzaga loses in the sweet 16
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  • While I think a 12 seed was rather low for Oregon, I didn't see them getting much higher than a 9 seed because they didn't play a very good out of conference slate and the NCAA committee takes that rather seriously.

    On topic, my initial thoughts are: Ohio State, Indiana, Louisville, Florida. I haven't gotten a chance to run the numbers yet, so I'm sure that'll change once I see who's looking good.
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  • Initial predictions:
    Louisville
    Gonzaga
    Georgetown
    Indiana
    Then have Louisville over Indiana 70-66 in the final.
    (Haven't looked over to many advanced stats metrics yet, which will probably change a few of my picks. However feeling confident about that final 4.)
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  • Blazenhawks wrote:Oklahoma
    Kansas state

    I have a feeling that Oklahoma wins it all don't ask me why just got a feeling.


    Some VERY bold picks...though this year who knows. You could win alot of money bettin on those.
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  • Louisville
    Indiana
    Ohio State
    Georgetown

    Oregon got screwed on the seeding and the matchup.
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  • MSU
    Gonzaga
    Florida
    Indiana

    Oregon and UCLA out in their first game but I have Colorado advancing to elite eight as I see Miami as very susceptible to an upset.
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  • Louisville
    Gonzaga (homer pick, but this year it's possible)
    Florida
    Miami (Fla.)




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  • The 15 that wins? I got Florida Gulf Coast. IIRC, they beat the Canes earlier this year.

    Ducks seeding kind of pissed me off, and thats really hard to do considering I hate the Ducks. I think they win 2 games.
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  • pehawk wrote:The 15 that wins? I got Florida Gulf Coast. IIRC, they beat the Canes earlier this year.

    Ducks seeding kind of pissed me off, and thats really hard to do considering I hate the Ducks. I think they win 2 games.


    No Chance. Ok State are legitimately good.
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  • This is a big day for FGCU, only in their second year of eligibility and they're in the tournament(they lost in the A-Sun final last year). Cause I live near the campus I've seen some pretty excited people for this. They might shock people and upset Georgetown, but not sure about them advancing past that.
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    pehawk wrote:The 15 that wins? I got Florida Gulf Coast. IIRC, they beat the Canes earlier this year.

    Ducks seeding kind of pissed me off, and thats really hard to do considering I hate the Ducks. I think they win 2 games.


    No Chance. Ok State are legitimately good.


    Even as a Ducks fan, I have to agree with the Okie here. 12 seeds that didn't go to the previous year's dance are only 17-58 in these games whereas teams with OK States stats are 47-16.
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  • drdiags wrote:Anyone create a group on ESPN? My old buds/company has gone defunct and looking for some experts to compare my results with.


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  • I can give you the final 1

    Gonzaga

    I do live a stone throw away, but thats no homer speak. They simply are the best team this year.
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  • Spounge84 wrote:
    drdiags wrote:Anyone create a group on ESPN? My old buds/company has gone defunct and looking for some experts to compare my results with.


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  • peachesenregalia wrote:
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    peachesenregalia wrote:Ducks losing in the first game.

    Sorry. (I'm not)


    Probably. As much confidence as I have in Ducks football, its about the opposite for Ducks basketball. They should still be higher then a 12 seed though, based off the other teams in their conference.


    Probably. I pretty much always have beef with how the seeding works. But yeah, Ducks should be at least an 8, if not a bit higher.


    Being an 8 is almost a kiss of death though. Beating a 1 in the second round is rare. 12 or 13 are much more favorable seedings.
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:Ducks losing in the first game.

    Sorry. (I'm not)


    I think you mispelled UW and nit.
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  • I got Lousiville over Miami in the finals (with Gonzaga and Kansas making the final 4)
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  • Louisville, Ohio, Miami, Florida.
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  • Louisville, Georgetown, Gonzaga and Indiana...
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  • Well dammit...
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:Well dammit...


    The worst part about this is that I agree'd with you. So i can't talk shit. :(
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  • Sarlacc83 wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    pehawk wrote:The 15 that wins? I got Florida Gulf Coast. IIRC, they beat the Canes earlier this year.

    Ducks seeding kind of pissed me off, and thats really hard to do considering I hate the Ducks. I think they win 2 games.


    No Chance. Ok State are legitimately good.


    Even as a Ducks fan, I have to agree with the Okie here. 12 seeds that didn't go to the previous year's dance are only 17-58 in these games whereas teams with OK States stats are 47-16.



    Make that 18-58 and 47-17. Way to go Oregon!
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  • Sarlacc83 wrote:
    Sarlacc83 wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    No Chance. Ok State are legitimately good.


    Even as a Ducks fan, I have to agree with the Okie here. 12 seeds that didn't go to the previous year's dance are only 17-58 in these games whereas teams with OK States stats are 47-16.



    Make that 18-58 and 47-17. Way to go Oregon!


    I think the Ducks will beat St. Louis to get into a matchup with Louisville. Today was the tough one, imo.
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  • JSeahawks wrote:
    Sarlacc83 wrote:
    Sarlacc83 wrote:
    Even as a Ducks fan, I have to agree with the Okie here. 12 seeds that didn't go to the previous year's dance are only 17-58 in these games whereas teams with OK States stats are 47-16.



    Make that 18-58 and 47-17. Way to go Oregon!


    I think the Ducks will beat St. Louis to get into a matchup with Louisville. Today was the tough one, imo.


    I definitely wouldn't sleep on St. Louis. They looked as athletic as the Ducks, and they were tested in a very tough A-10 this year. Oregon can do it, but it won't be an easy double digit win.
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  • As long as UO plays d and hits the boards like they did today, they can play with anyone. It's amazing how having Artis back has made us just that more confident out there.
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  • Here's my final four:
    Louisville
    Indiana
    Ohio St
    Georgetown
    With Louisville beating Indiana in the title game.
    I have gonzaga losing to Wisconsin in the sweet 16, and my sleeper pick to make a unexpected run this year is Creighton, I think Doug McDermott will lead them to the elite eight before they lose to louisville
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  • Louisville, Kansas, Ohio State, Miami.
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  • My FF is still alive: Louisville, Kansas, OSU, Indiana. A lot of chalk, but the only one I wasn't confident about is Louisville. I went with them, however, because they're mostly the same team as last year's Final Four entrant.
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  • Louisville, New Mexico, Florida, Indiana

    I've had some good picks, like Wichita State getting this far, and Oregon getting past Saint Louis, even though I'm a grad student at SLU. Unfortunately, those were way too little too late. Got really, really screwed by New Mexico, Wisconsin, and VCU. I had New Mexico in the final game (losing to Indiana), so that one especially hurt.
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  • One of my final four teams (Syracuse), is in.
    One of my final four teams (Ohio State), just lost.
    My other two, (Louisville & Florida) are still alive.
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  • have any of you ever seen anything like what just happened to that Louisville kid? ghastly
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  • I feel sick. That was horrifying.
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  • pinksheets wrote:I feel sick. That was horrifying.



    i honestly stopped watching the game thinking it may happen again. those kids on the bench looked scared when they saw it
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  • I am glad I missed that. I went to an article about it and they had a video to play and view it. I didn't watch it, there is no way I want to see that kind of injury. The written description was enough to turn my stomach. Poor kid.
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