NCAA Tourney Predictions/Upset picks

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  1. Jbossgator8

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    Now that the brackets have been revealed and you have had time to study them, what are your predictions and upset picks? What is your Final 4? What possible match ups intrigue you?
     
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    Virginia and Nova have been hot all year it seems. Michigan has been hot the last month of the season. Loyola-Chicago a popular upset pick over Miami. An Arizona/UK match up looms in the 2nd round.
     
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    Seems like you're wanting to steal my winning bracket
     
    • Durfish

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      I like Providence's chances over aTm, Oklahoma over URI (if Trae Young gets hot), and call me crazy but I kind of like SDSU over Houston. Also wouldn't be too shocked if either play-in team took out TCU.
      My Final Four...Michigan over Cincinnati and Nova over Kansas, with Nova winning it all.
       
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      I have 'Cuse over TCU for the upset, but that could get squashed real quick by ASU

      Final 4: Cavs, Heels, Boilermakers, & Jays, with Boiler Up taking cutting down the nets

      but I don' watch too much Bball, so I could e so far off I couldn't see the sunset.
       
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      We’re probably out in the round of 32
       
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      Nope, if we get past the opening game we will be in the sweet 16. Tx Tech is a very weak 3 seed. They lost 5 of their last 7 games and their best out of conference win is Nevada. If our shots are falling and our defense is like the last 3 regular season games, we will sail to the second weekend. Then anything can happen.
       
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        I agree TCU is weak for a 6 seed.
        I like NM State to the Sweet 16.
        I’m going with Mizzou to the Sweet 16 as well, upsetting #1 seed Xavier in round 2.
        I like your final 4, but I got Duke instead of KS.
         
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          Yeah, Kansas was kind of a coin flip for me. I think both are very beat-able.
          I have a hard time getting excited about NM State. Climpson isn't terribly impressive (yeah, they beat us...) and statistically they match up well on FG/3PT percentages, but NM State is HORRIBLE from the line (64%....even worse than our 71%) and their BPI is 70.
           
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          Mizzou just suspended their 2nd leading scorer for the first game. Doh!
          :doh:
           
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          You want upsets? Okay how about UF-KY and Gonzaga-Duke in the FF.

          Gators Baby!
           
          • LeeForThree

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            Upset wise, Loyola Chicago, Davidson, and Oklahoma are good ones imo.
             
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            I'm taking a deeper look tonight
             
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            Lowest seeds I have advancing....2 12's, NMSU and Murray State, but just to the round of 32.

            Lowest seed I have going to Sweet 16.....2 6's....UF and scUM.

            Champ....KU.

            MW - toughest bracket argument doesn't stick when KU has teams on their side like Clemson, NC State, and Seton Hall, all of which can lose to anyone, and a beat to hell Auburn that won't go that deep, I see Duke and Sparty beating the hell out of each other and not having anything left for KU in the final.

            E - chalk for me except UF playing and losing to Purdue in the sweet sixteen, Gregg Marshall having a few days to prep for Villanova could be very interesting.

            W - y'all know I love Chris Holtmann, and I think he gets OSU past the Zags to the sweet 16, Heels cruise to the Final Four here though, their toughest game might be Sunday in Charlotte against Providence (note - had a friend of mine in the Triangle snatch a couple of tix for the Sunday session, I'll be there, should be fun).

            S - I see UK staying hot enough to take out UVA in the round of 16, but my gut for awhile has liked Cincinnati a whole bunch, I like their coach and swag, and see them taking out UK in the final....I have scUM going to the sweet sixteen simply because whenever the media latches on to a darling team, in this case Loyola-Chicago, that team usually tanks.....I'm not buying the UcheaT hype either, Barnes is a choker, and will demonstrate that trait quite well.
             
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            Yup. I'm afraid so.
             
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            I hope you're right about making the sweet sixteen - but I'm just not feeling it.
             
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            Huh??? What???
             
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            That’s a huge, quality win as well. Actually, Nevada almost won. I know, horse shoes...
             
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              Well that doesn't bode well for my prediction. Though M. Porter will now likely start and this is basically his audition for the NBA draft. I think they could still do it, but losing Barnett will be difficult to overcome. He scored 28 against us, 6 of 9 from three.
               
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                I had them to the Sweet 16 in a bracket I did last night. I actually had them to the Elite 8 at first, but backed off of that. Still think they'll win, but glad I changed my mind.
                 

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