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cubbage32 Bracketology 2/21

Posted on: February 21, 2013 7:08 pm
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Hello all! Here is my latest bracket as of 6 p.m. Thursday evening.  


1s 
INDIANA, MIAMI, Duke, GONZAGA

2s
Michigan State, FLORIDA, Michigan, SYRACUSE

3s
Louiville, KANSAS, Arizona, Georgetown

4s
Butler, NEW MEXICO, Kansas State, Wisconsin

5s
Oklahoma State, Marquette, Illinois, OREGON

6s
Colorado State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame

7s
Vcu, N.C. State, Missouri, MEMPHIS

8s
Unlv, Oklahoma, Colorado ST. LOUIS

9s
San Diego STate, WICHITA STATE, Minnesota, Cincinnati

10s
Creighton, Ole Miss, LaSalle, North Carolina

11s
Iowa State, California, Ucla, Arizona State

12s
AKRON, LOUISIANA TECH, BELMONT, Villanova, Charlotte

13s
Baylor, St. John's, BUCKNELL, STEPHEN F.AUSTIN, MID TENNESSE St.

14s
VALPO, DAVIDSON, LONG BEACH STATE, HARVARD

15s
MONTANA, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE, MERCER, STONY BROOK

16s
NIAGARA, BRYANT, NORTHEASTERN, HIGH POINT, SOUTHERN, NORFOLK STATE

Play-in Games
12s Villanova vs. 12s Charlotte; 13s Baylor vs. 13s St. John's
16s Southern vs. 16s Norfolk State; 16s Northeastern, vs. 16s High Point

last four in
Villanova, Charlotte, Baylor, St. John's

first four out
Virginia, Iowa, Kentucky, Umass

next four out
St. Mary's, Temple, Texas A&M, Maryland

next six out
Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana State, Boise State, Tennessee, Southern Miss







 
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Comments

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2013 8:51 pm
 

cubbage32 Bracketology 2/21

Hey wahoo, appreciate the feedback.  Yes, I've been watching Virginia quite closely this season, not just because of the Wisconsin ties (Tony Bennett) but because they may be the biggest conundrum of a team I've ever seen.  I believe they are an NCAA tournament team, but the bad losses they accumulated early in the season kind of negated the good wins they had.  That being said, I do have them in my bracket tonight which I just released.  The Duke win clearly put them back in the tournament, but they have to be careful with the two road games they have left, particularly the game at Boston College.  Virginia has had a tendency to play to the level of their opponent this year, and if they fall at BC after a great win against Duke they would basically equal each other out and Virginia may be left on the outside looking in.



Since: Feb 27, 2013
Posted on: February 27, 2013 8:51 am
 

Where is Virginia???

Hello-

Thanks for these excellent brackets.  However to include Charlotte, Baylor and St. Johns over Virginia is a travesty. :)  I hope you'll be updating this fine bracket on Friday when Virginia takes Duke down in Cville.  I am shocked UVa isn't already in your bracket having shown we can go toe to toe at Miami, dispatched the Terps at College Park, took down the Pack and Heels at the JPJ, and paid back the Jackets by 28 this past Sunday, as well as dispatched the badgers at Kohl early on - pretty much without our point guard jontel evans.  yes we have some sucky losses - but all due to said PG absence (and other players) and losses at George Mason and Delaware were Nov 9 and 13  respectively (closing in on 4 months ago)  with ZERO POINT GUARDS of three we had coming into season (evans, teven jones, malcom brogdon).  And yes - these are excuses - when this team that doesn't exist any more - lost to Delaware we then lost out on two high RPI games at the MSG in the preseason NIT and instead got two wins over lowly rated North Texas and Lamaar - yes our fault - but not intentional weak sister scheduling. :)

  The loss to ODU on neutral site in December was a perfect storm of no Jontel Evans, Joe Harris with the flu, a super motivated in-state mid major,  a red hot 3 baller, and horrible officiating.   yes, excuses all.

Anyway we are not that team anymore.  I wonder if you've watched us recently?

Since January - the losses at Clem, Wake and GT just cannot be looked at as terrible losses - see Wake over Miami, and Clem 1 possession from beating mia and ncsu.    We scored 82 at the Deane Dome but were beaten by a red hot UNC, and came down to final 6 seconds tied at Miami last week.  If you will go find that game and watch it - you'll see we are clearly an NCAA team.  (without our disastrous rpi bombing Delaware/NIT debacle I'm confident our RPI would be in the 40's or 50's at worst.  Do you follow Ken Pomeroy?  We're only ranked 17 there - and 27 in the ESPN BPI power ratings.

anyway, thanks for your work.  I look forward to the wahoos inclusion in your esteemed bracket at its next update.

DCWahooFan


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