March Madness 2017: NCAA Basketball Tourney

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  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    The 2017 NCAA March Madness is off and running!

    Here's a thread to drop in on for comments, trash talk, predictions, etc.

    Any sleepers that you like?

    Who's gonna win it all?
     
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Im in two different pools

    In one, I have: UNC, Duke, Gonzaga, Louisville...UNC winner (homer pick)
    In the other: UNC, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas....UNC winner

    Not too creative
     
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  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    My only question is, why is one a homer pick if you pick the Heels to win it all but the other, which also picks UNC, is not?

    LOL..........
     
  4. DFWJC

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    I picked UNC in both....beating Duke and the Zags.

    Couldnt help myself:laugh:

    But if the Heels dont win it:
    the team I least want to win is Duke
    the team I'd most want to win is Gonzaga
     
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries. I picked the Heels as well. If they don't win it, I absolutely do not want Duke to win it. In fact, I hope that UNC and Duke meet in the championship game.

    Gonzaga would be a good choice for me too. WV is probably my top choice in that situation, only because BP would probably be out of his mind happy, but Gonzaga would be a close second choice for me.

    Basically, we are two peas in a pod on this one DFW.

    ;-)
     
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  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Baylor to knock out Duke.
     
  7. DFWJC

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    Another 12 beats a 5 seed, though not very surprising this time.

    Middle Tennessee 81
    Minnesota 72

    Other 1st round winners so far:

    Virginia beat UNCW
    Notre Dame beat Princeton
    West Virginia beat Bucknell
    Gonzaga beat S Dakota State
    Florida beat ETSU
    Northwestern beat Vandy
    Butler beat Winthrop
     
  8. DFWJC

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    There's something different about that 7th seeded St Mary's team (not Mount St Mary's)
    Can't quite put my finger on it
    :huh::laugh:
     
  9. Roadtrip635

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    No real upsets so far, saving them up for tomorrow?
    I didn't think of Middle Tenn as an upset, despite the seeding, I fully expected them to win that one.
     
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  10. DFWJC

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    Yeah. Not really Xavier all that much either...even if they were a lower seed.
     
  11. Roadtrip635

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    And no buzzer beaters yet either. Just not used to the first day of the tourney being so calm, hoping tomorrow will make up for it....lol
     
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  12. DFWJC

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    Down goes Villanova (#1East Seed)
    Down goes Louisville

    N Carolina, Gonzaga, and Kentucky barely escape to sweet 16
     
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  13. DFWJC

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    Down goes Duke:muttley:
     
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  14. ABQCOWBOY

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    Brackets all over the country are in a shambles. LOL......
     
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  15. ABQCOWBOY

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    Honestly, I didn't feel like Duke was all that good. If they all stay, they will be good for the next few years but if most of them are one and done, probably not so much.

    They got smoked by Carolina in the final regular season game. They won close games against Clemson, Louisville and ND. They were getting the crap kicked out of themselves by Carolina in the Tourney until Berry got in foul trouble and the tempo changed. They were getting brutalized inside. They only came back because Carolina has issues when Berry is either off the court or not playing well and they got red hot from the 3. They can score and they are pretty good with the 3 ball but they really can't defend the inside game very well at all and they play really poor transition defense IMO. Two things that you almost never used to see from Duke. JMO
     
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  16. DBOY3141

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    I don't think they have a good point guard who can manage the game either.
     
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  17. HookEmCowboys

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    Mine's busted :lmao:
     
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  18. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Zags going to go down tonight :(

    7 mins left and they are choking!
     
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    No WVU found a way to choke at the end. Uggghh
     
  20. DBOY3141

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    Arizona chokes again. Why did I pick them for the final four...:mad:
     

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