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Beer's Bracket - 03/04/12

Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:14 am
 

Again, no time for commentary tonight... been way too busy!  Please note records have not been updated.

Auto bids are in CAPS and First Four games are italicized.  Championship: Atlanta (S) / Phoenix (W) winner vs. Boston (E) / St. Louis (M) winner.

Atlanta (S)
(1S) KENTUCKY (29-1) vs. (16S) NC-ASHEVILLE (21-9) / SAVANNAH STATE (19-10) @Louisville
(8S) St. Mary's (24-5) vs. (9S) Saint Louis (23-6) @Louisville
(5S) Florida State (20-9) vs. (12S) South Florida (18-12) @Portland
(4S) Indiana (23-7) vs. (13S) NEVADA (23-5) @Portland
(6S) CREIGHTON (27-5) vs. (11S) California (23-7) @Albuquerque
(3S) Baylor (24-6) vs. (14S) BELMONT (26-7) @Albuquerque
(7S) San Diego State (22-6) vs. (10S) West Virginia (19-12) @Pittsburgh
(2S) Ohio State (24-6) vs. (15S) BUCKNELL (23-8) @Pittsburgh

Phoenix (W)
(1W) NORTH CAROLINA (27-4) vs. (16W) TEXAS-ARLINGTON (22-7) @Greensboro
(8W) Kansas State (21-9) vs. (9W) Alabama (20-10) @Greensboro*
(5W) UNLV (23-7) vs. (12W) Xavier (19-11) / Northwestern (18-12) @Nashville
(4W) Louisville (22-9) vs. (13W) DREXEL (26-5) @Nashville
(6W) Vanderbilt (21-10) vs. (11W) Brigham Young (23-8) @Louisville
(3W) Georgetown (21-7) vs. (14W) DENVER (21-8) @Louisville
(7W) MEMPHIS (23-8) vs. (10W) HARVARD (25-4) @Omaha
(2W) Missouri (27-4) vs. (15W) MONTANA (21-6) @Omaha

Boston (E)
(1E) SYRACUSE (30-1) vs. (16E) LIU-BROOKLYN (23-8) @Pittsburgh
(8E) NEW MEXICO (23-6) vs. (9E) Virginia (21-8) @Pittsburgh
(5E) TEMPLE (24-6) vs. (12E) LONG BEACH STATE (20-8) @Portland
(4E) Wisconsin (22-8) vs. (13E) WASHINGTON (21-9) @Portland
(6E) Florida (22-8) vs. (11E) Texas (19-12) @Nashville
(3E) Michigan (21-8) vs. (14E) DAVIDSON (22-7) @Nashville
(7E) GONZAGA (25-5) vs. (10E) Connecticut (18-12) @Greensboro
(2E) Duke (26-5) vs. (15E) LOYOLA-MARYLAND (22-8) @Greensboro

St. Louis (M)
(1M) KANSAS (26-5) vs. (16M) STONY BROOK (20-8) / MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE (18-12) @Omaha
(8M) Purdue (20-10) vs. (9M) Cincinnati (22-9) @Omaha
(5M) MURRAY STATE (27-1) vs. (12M) Miami (Fla.) (18-11) / Mississippi State (21-10) @Albuquerque
(4M) Wichita State (26-5) vs. (13M) ORAL ROBERTS (27-5) @Albuquerque
(6M) Iowa State (22-9) vs. (11M) Colorado State (18-10) @Columbus
(3M) Marquette (25-6) vs. (14M) AKRON (20-10) @Columbus
(7M) Notre Dame (21-10) vs. (10M) Southern Miss (22-7) @Columbus
(2M) MICHIGAN STATE (23-6) vs. (15M) VALPARAISO (20-10) @Columbus

Last Six Pack: Colorado State (18-10), South Florida (18-12), Xavier (19-11), Northwestern (18-12), Miami (Fla.) (18-11), Mississippi State (21-10)

Added: South Florida (18-12), DENVER (21-8), MONTANA (21-6), LOYOLA-MARYLAND (22-8)
Dropped: Seton Hall (19-11), Middle Tennessee (24-5), Iona (25-6), Weber State (21-5)

Moving Up: NORTH CAROLINA (27-4), Ohio State (24-6), MURRAY STATE (27-1), CREIGHTON (27-5), Iowa State (22-9), MEMPHIS (23-8), Saint Louis (23-6), Cincinnati (22-9), HARVARD (25-4), Colorado State (18-10)
Moving Down: MICHIGAN STATE (23-6), Marquette (25-6), Florida (22-8), Notre Dame (21-10), NEW MEXICO (23-6), St. Mary's (24-5), Kansas State (21-9), Virginia (21-8), West Virginia (19-12), Texas (19-12)

Top 5 First Round Individual Matchups
Game 1: (7S) San Diego State vs. (10S) West Virginia @ Pittsburgh: Jamaal Franklin (17.1 PPG) / Kevin Jones (20 PPG)
Game 2: (6E) Florida vs. (11E) Texas @ Nashville: Kenny Boynton (17.1 PPG) / J'Covan Brown (20 PPG)
Game 3: (6W) Vanderbilt vs. (11W) Brigham Young @ Louisville: John Jenkins (20 PPG) / Noah Hartsock (16.7 PPG)
Game 4: (1W) North Carolina vs. (16W) Texas-Arlington @ Greensboro: Harrison Barnes (17.4 PPG) / LaMarcus Reed III (17.6 PPG)
Game 5: (5E) Temple vs. (12E) Long Beach State @ Portland: Ramone Moore (17.8 PPG) / Casper Ware (16.9 PPG)

Top 5 Potential Second Round Individual Matchups (Assumes Seeds 12 or Better Advance)
Game 1: (7W) Memphis vs. (2W) Missouri @ Omaha: Will Barton (18.7 PPG) / Marcus Denmon (18 PPG)
Game 2: (10S) West Virginia vs. (2S) Ohio State @ Pittsburgh: Kevin Jones (20 PPG) / Jared Sullinger (17 PPG)
Game 3: (1M) Kansas vs. (8M) Purdue @ Omaha: Thomas Robinson (18 PPG) / Robbie Hummel (16.8 PPG)
Game 4: (11M) Colorado State vs. (3M) Marquette @ Columbus: Wes Eikmeier (16 PPG) / Darius Johnson-Odom (18.3 PPG)
Game 5: (1W) North Carolina vs. (8W) Kansas State @ Greensboro: Harrison Barnes (17.4 PPG) / Rodney McGruder (15.5 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Thursday & Saturday Games
Pittsburgh: Kevin Jones (20 PPG), Mike Scott (17.3 PPG), Julian Boyd (17.3 PPG), Jamaal Franklin (17.1 PPG), Jared Sullinger (17 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Friday & Sunday Games
Omaha: Will Barton (18.7 PPG), Thomas Robinson (18 PPG), Marcus Denmon (18 PPG), Robbie Hummel (16.8 PPG), Will Cherry (16.1 PPG)

Average Distance Traveled
First & Second Round Matchups: 704 miles
Regional Matchups (Assumes Seeds 4 or Better Advance): Atlanta (S): 1118 miles, Phoenix (W): 4125 miles, Boston (E): 1268 miles, St. Louis (M): 826 miles

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NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT

(1) Seton Hall (19-11) vs. (8) Lehigh (24-7)
(4) Illinois (17-13) vs. (5) Northern Iowa (18-13)
(3) Saint Joseph's (19-12) vs. (6) LSU (17-13)
(2) UCF (19-9) vs. (7) Buffalo (18-9)

(1) Virginia Commonwealth (26-6) vs. (8) Illinois State (20-12)
(4) Marshall (17-12) vs. (5) Ohio (23-7)
(3) Arizona (21-9) vs. (6) Iowa (16-15)
(2) Tennessee (17-13) vs. (7) La Salle (20-11)

(1) Mississippi (18-12) vs. (8) Colorado (17-11)
(4) Minnesota (18-13) vs. (5) South Dakota State (23-7)
(3) North Carolina State (19-11) vs. (6) Wagner (25-5)
(2) Dayton (19-11) vs. (7) George Mason (24-8)

(1) Oregon (22-8) vs. (8) Cleveland State (21-10)
(4) Wyoming (18-10) vs. (5) New Mexico State (21-9)
(3) Iona (25-6) vs. (6) Massachusetts (20-10)
(2) Middle Tennessee (24-5) vs. (7) Weber State (21-5)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL

(1E) Pittsburgh (16-15) vs. (4E) Indiana State (17-14)
(2E) St. Bonaventure (17-11) vs. (3E) Pennsylvania (19-11)

(1S) Maryland (16-13) vs. (4S) Kent State (19-10)
(2S) Princeton (16-11) vs. (3S) Old Dominion (20-12)

(1W) UCLA (17-13) vs. (4W) Evansville (15-15)
(2W) Oklahoma (15-15) vs. (3W) Butler (19-14)

(1M) Arkansas (18-13) vs. (4M) Detroit (19-13)
(2M) Stanford (19-10) vs. (3M) Virginia Tech (15-15)

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COLLEGEINSIDER POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT

(1) Yale (17-9) vs. (4) Oakland (16-14)
(2) Robert Morris (23-9) vs. (3) San Francisco (18-13)

(1) Drake (16-15) vs. (4) Bowling Green (15-14)
(2) Tennessee State (18-12) vs. (3) Georgia State (21-11)

(1) Santa Barbara (16-9) vs. (4) Utah Valley (16-11)
(2) Mercer (21-11) vs. (3) Fairfield (18-13)

(1) Loyola Marymount (17-12) vs. (4) Cal State Fullerton (19-8)
(2) Wisconsin-Milwaukee (18-13) vs. (3) Lamar (18-11)

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* I am aware of the Alabama-Kansas State rematch.

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 7:44 pm
 

Beer's Bracket - 03/04/12

I'm pretty sure the winner of the Colonial will end up with a #13 seed and the loser will be NIT bound.




Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:37 am
 

Beer's Bracket - 03/04/12

Where do you have Drexel should they fail to win later today?


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