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Michigan State, UConn, Xavier drop

Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:45 pm
Edited on: February 29, 2012 3:05 pm
Michigan State fell from the top line of today's bracket after last night's loss to IndianaKansas has replaced Sparty at the No. 1 seed in the West.

That was good news for Missouri.  The Tigers are now the No. 2 seed in St. Louis.  Kentucky fans may not be happy about the possibility of having to play Mizzou in St. Louis, but the committee does not care.  They want teams close to home if they can.

Connecticut's last season swoon continued with a come-from-ahead loss at Providence.  If you listen to the studio guy on TV at halftime, you would be lead to believe that the Huskies 5-11 record since New Year's was important.  It's not.  The committee has de-emphasized how a team finishes the season as a criteria, and no longer tracks such information on their team data sheets.  Teams are judged on their entire seasons, and no particular weight is given to any one portion.

That is also good news for Xavier, which blew a lead and lost at Saint Louis last night.  The Muskies really havent' been the same team since the fight with Cincinnati.  They haven't fallen out of the bracket yet, but they keep sliding toward the bottom.

UCF took a beating at Memphis last night and dropped out of the bracket.  The Knights were replaced by Texas for now.  The Longhorns play tonight against Oklahoma.

In the Big Sky, Montana beat preseason favorite Weber State to win the regular season title.  That means the Grizzlies will host the conference tournament.

The bubble watch was also updated this morning, and look for another update later on tonight.


Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:55 pm

Michigan State, UConn, Xavier drop

Realistic bracket.... As usual, Duke gets the easiest path! Wink

Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:22 pm

Michigan State, UConn, Xavier drop

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES  ( Daniel Bryan voice )    Cincinnati just about lock up a bid with a win over Marquette!!!   Probably still gonna be a 11th or 12th seed ( due to their non-conference S.O.S. ), but it feels so gooood...   I feel like singing:  "Reunited and it feels so good", woooohhhh!!!

Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 7:07 pm

Michigan State, UConn, Xavier drop

Palm you are still a freakin moron

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:41 pm

Michigan State, UConn, Xavier drop

Like it. There are a lot of Wichita State folks who would love to have that shot at Kansas in the Sweet 16. It could be 1981 all over again.

It's no secret KU ducks the Shockers when it comes to regular-season scheduling. Kansas insists on a 2-for-1 home court deal. Greed.


Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:52 pm

Michigan State, UConn, Xavier drop

Why can't Montana AND Weber State make it?  I know SOS and RPI say UConn, Mississippi State, and Xavier are better teams, but ... those are flawed measures, and honestly, SOS and RPI are lying.  Really.  I hope the committee continues to de-emphasize them as tools, at least until some stats whiz can make them truly relevant.

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:49 pm

Michigan St, UConn, Xavier drop.

Media & pollsters will find a way for Duke & UNC to get #1 seeds & tough decision .. Who gets to play at home at Greensboro... This was Decided Before season started as usual .. 

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