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Schmolik 64 Update (2/11/13)

Posted on: February 11, 2013 8:31 pm
 

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the first update for the 2013 Schmolik 64. At the end of the regular season, I will pick a complete NCAA bracket with the teams I think belong in the NCAA field and where they should be seeded. Up to then, there will be updates to see where your team stands if the season ended today (Records as of Sun. Feb. 10, 2012).

Until Championship Week, I will only seed the top 12 seeds. The bottom four seeds are usually reserved for one bid conferences, in which usually only the conference champion goes from those conferences. Similar to last year, I will reserve two No. 12 seed lines for the "First Four".

You should interpret these as being among the last teams to get into the field (although there could be exceptions based upon bracketing rules, which prevent the actual last four from making the field).

I know there are 68 teams now but if I had my way there would still be just 64 teams and when I started the Schmolik 64 there were just 64 teams. So, that is why I still call it the "Schmolik 64".

Here's the bracket update for Feb. 11, 2012.

Dates:

Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 21-23, Fri/Sun March 22-24

Regionals: Thur/Sat March 28-30, Fri/Sun March 29-31

MIDWEST REGIONAL (Indianapolis, IN - Fri/Sun)

Dayton, OH - Fri/Sun

(1) Indiana (21-3) vs. (16)

(8) La Salle (16-6) vs. (9) UCLA (18-6)

Kansas City, MO - Fri/Sun

(5) Pittsburgh (20-5) vs. (12) First Four Game A Winner

(4) Kansas State (18-4) vs. (13)

Dayton, OH - Fri/Sun

(6) NC State (17-7) vs. (11) Temple (16-7)

(3) Florida (19-3) vs. (14)

Philadelphia, PA - Fri/Sun

(7) Illinois (16-8) vs. (10) Indiana State (15-8)

(2) Syracuse (20-3) vs. (15)

WEST REGIONAL (Los Angeles, CA - Thur/Sat)

Auburn Hills, MI - Thur/Sat

(1) Michigan (20-3) vs. (16)

(8) San Diego State (16-5) vs. (9) Memphis (20-3)

Austin, TX - Fri/Sun

(5) Oklahoma State (17-5) vs. (12) St. Louis (18-5)

(4) Marquette (21-6) vs. (13)

Austin, TX - Fri/Sun

(6) Minnesota (17-7) vs. (11) Middle Tennessee State (22-4)

(3) New Mexico (20-4) vs. (14)

Salt Lake City, Utah - Thur/Sat

(7) Oregon (19-5) vs. (10) North Carolina (15-7)

(2) Gonzaga (22-2) vs. (15)

EAST REGIONAL (Washington, DC- Thur/Sat)

Philadelphia, PA - Fri/Sun

(1) Duke (21-2) vs. (16)

(8) Cincinnati (18-6) vs. (9) Colorado (16-7)

San Jose, CA - Thur/Sat

(5) Wisconsin (17-7) vs. (12) First Four Game B Winner

(4) Butler (19-4) vs. (13)

Lexington, KY - Thur/Sat

(6) Oklahoma (15-7) vs. (11) Belmont (18-5)

(3) Louisville (19-5) vs. (14)

Auburn Hills, MI - Thur/Sat

(7) UNLV (17-6) vs. (10) Missouri (17-6)

(2) Michigan State (19-4) vs. (15)

SOUTH REGIONAL (Arlington, TX - Fri/Sun)

Lexington, KY - Thur/Sat

(1) Miami (19-3) vs. (16)

(8) VCU (19-5) vs. (9) Iowa State (16-7)

San Jose, CA - Thur/Sat

(5) Georgetown 17-4) vs. (12) Louisiana Tech (21-3)

(4) Ohio State (17-6) vs. (13)

Kansas City, MO - Fri/Sun

(6) Notre Dame (19-5) vs. (11) Creighton (20-5)

(3) Kansas (19-4) vs. (14)

Salt Lake City, Utah - Thur/Sat

(7) Colorado State (17-4) vs. (10) Kentucky (17-6)

(2) Arizona (20-3) vs. (15)

Final Four: Midwest vs, West, East vs. South

First Four (Dayton, OH):

Game A: Wed. March 20: Wichita State (20-5) vs. Mississippi (18-5), Winner is Midwest #12 seed, plays Pittsburgh in Kansas City.

Game B: Tue. March 19: Villanova (14-9) vs. Baylor (14-8) - Winner is East #12 seed, plays Wisconsin in San Jose.

By conference:

Big East (8)

Big Ten (7)

Big 12 (6)

A-10 (5)

ACC (4)

MWC (4)

Pac-12 (4)

SEC (4)

MVC (3)

C-USA, WCC, OVC, Sun Belt, WAC (1 each)

Remaining Automatics: 17

Party Crashers/Additional At Large: 1

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at [Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.]

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or teams are in should be out, let me hear from you!
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