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Deal4Fuji 03-16-17 07:04 AM

NCAA Tournament - Who's your team?
 
Who's your pick to win it all? I'm more of a conference guy than any die-hard fan of just one team. I grew up with ACC basketball from the days of "sail with The Pilot" & Thacker & Packer. Good to see the conference so strong again this year. My oldest brother went to UNC & lives in Chapel Hill....youngest daughter is at NC State (uugghh!), but I don't have a steady favorite in the ACC fight - I like them all. My alma mater (UNC-Wilmington) is playing one of my favorite programs and coaches today against Tony Bennett and Virginia so I'm good either way. Virginia's had a tough season and I hope they can get it together for MM. My dream 2017 final 4 - - L'ville, Notre Dame, UNC & Duke with Duke vs UNC for the final, and I'd be pulling for Duke.....sorry bro :)

2cam16 03-16-17 09:32 AM

Sadly my team didn't make it this year to the dance (after making it last year) and also lost in the first round of the NIT yesterday, UC Irvine, where my daughter attends. Oh well.

GamblerGORD53 03-16-17 09:55 AM

I'm tired of the big east factory teams in blue. I expect one of the west teams will win. AZ, GZ, UCLA. Likely against Duke. But I'm a sucker for the little guys like Butler and Seaton Hall. Cinderella will be Michigan.

kingston 03-16-17 10:02 AM

The Northwestern Wildcats are the only member of a major conference, and one of five original Division I teams, to never have qualified for the NCAA tournament before this season. Go Cats!

GamblerGORD53 03-16-17 05:36 PM

Oh bugger .... all 21 of my brackets are dead after just 8 games.
Goooo Butler, he always did it. ha

bobwysiwyg 03-16-17 06:25 PM

Go Blue! 🏀😉

jon c. 03-16-17 06:34 PM

Although I've worked at Florida State for many years and would love to see a good showing, as an Arizona alum I have to go with my alma mater.

chewybrian 03-17-17 04:01 AM

Dayton Flyers--a big longshot, but they play good D, and they might surprise a bit. Advancing through UK would be huge. Not betting the rent, just cheering them as far as they go.

Deal4Fuji 03-19-17 09:29 AM

random tourney thoughts:
* Northwestern got a terrible call and unnecessary T to Chris Collins...4 pt. swing really changed the "mo"
* Wisconsin is better than a 8 seed and Wichita St is better than 10
* ACC stunk it up yesterday
* Fla. St. is taller than of the NBA rosters, proves height can't beat heart
* UNC-W news: NC State lures away the Seahawks coach for 2018. Little known fact, John Calpiri played basketball for UNC-W his freshman year before transferring

bobwysiwyg 03-19-17 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg (Post 19446941)
Go Blue! 🏀😉

Hang'n in there, wasn't sure they'd get by Louisville, but they did. Go Blue! :thumb:

Deal4Fuji 03-19-17 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg (Post 19452678)
Hang'n in there, wasn't sure they'd get by Louisville, but they did. Go Blue! :thumb:

Damn....another ACC team bites the dust !! Duke & UNC now our only hope

HardyWeinberg 03-20-17 09:51 AM

I had Villanova. Losing them hurt more than being right about SC/Duke.

Hurt my bracket I mean I don't really care...

Zedoo 03-22-17 11:18 AM

Community college teams, where the students don't have athletic scholarships, so they play because they love the sports, tickets are reasonably priced, and they more likely learn something in classes they can use for careers.

Deal4Fuji 03-25-17 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by Zedoo (Post 19459828)
Community college teams, where the students don't have athletic scholarships, so they play because they love the sports, tickets are reasonably priced, and they more likely learn something in classes they can use for careers.

:thumb: Oldest daughter played division 3 softball, They all had partial scholarships, no full rides. I miss those spring trips to see her games....never been so cold in my life as watching a double header in a late Feb howling wind game :)

Deal4Fuji 03-25-17 08:48 AM

&*$%#@)* ACC ! Only 1 horse left to ride, at least they looked good last night. I guess the SEC has all the bragging rights now, what a finish to the FL / WI game ! South Carolina's defense is scary good --- they completely take their opponents out of their offense. If they keep hitting their shots they could keep it going to the Final 4.

bobwysiwyg 03-25-17 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg (Post 19452678)
Hang'n in there, wasn't sure they'd get by Louisville, but they did. Go Blue! :thumb:

Oh well... :cry:

Deal4Fuji 03-26-17 06:32 PM

Woo hoo - it's the Carolina's vs the PNW in the Final 4. What good games today vs the less exciting Saturday games.
At least we're now on par with the SEC and Pac 12

Shifty 03-26-17 10:48 PM

I'd love to see the final game between Gonzaga and Oregon! That could very well happen. Go Ducks!!!

the sci guy 03-27-17 10:42 AM

some incredible games this weekend.
Loved seeing the Ducks pull it out - they're going to be my team of choice for the FF and Champ.

Incredible ending to the UK/UNC game yesterday too - those last 10 seconds were just buuuuhhhhhhhhh

But, as a Syracuse fan, I'm happy to see Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, and Duke all kicked to the curb.

fietsbob 03-31-17 10:40 AM

U of Oregon Women had the unfortunate match up with 35-0 UConn on the last round of 8.

Oregon Men got to the last 4

Darth Lefty 03-31-17 10:44 AM

Nice to see my alma mater made it into the third round... but not back out again. My hometown team didn't make the playoffs.

HardyWeinberg 03-31-17 10:57 AM

Oregon is the only team left that can get me any points in my pool but it won't help me because the person above and below me both have Oregon too. I had Gonzaga losing their next game so I got as much out of them as I could. The two with Oregon both have Gonzaga so my final standing is locked in I think.

But I will return to hating Kentucky for letting NC into the final 4. I actually picked UCLA out of that corner but letting NC advance is killing me!

dstrong 03-31-17 02:25 PM

I guess I'll root for the Ducks...I'm a long time Pac 8/10/12 fan.

Deal4Fuji 04-01-17 08:37 AM

UCONN women go down on last second shot in overtime !!
Women's Final Four - Mississippi State Bulldogs stand up to Connecticut Huskies in epic upset

I know how you guys feel pulling against The Heels, I feel the same way when the Patriots play football. I watched some Pac12 games this year and was amused by Bill Walton. I know he's always been a free spirit and cool guy but have they always let him fly his freak flag on broadcasts like this year? He comes complete with his own wardrobe, props and social agenda topics -- love it :)

dstrong 04-04-17 10:35 AM

srsly? Not a single post here after the game last night? I was pulling for Gonzaga so turned it off after that flurry of scoring in the last minute. Close game all along but not all that well played in my opinion.


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