NCAA Men's College Basketball

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The ACC tourney will be fun, both your @Corrik team and my team (FSU) are double bye.

The long break until the top 4 seeds play is hitting me though. Thankfully CFBaseball is in full swing and supplementing my 5 day basketball hiatus just fine!

Good luck to UNC in the ACCT, we may meet again shortly!
 
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Huge Kansas fan, here. Losing Azubuike this year to injury and other player setbacks really had us struggling at times (playing horrible on the road) but to see the job Bill Self has done with the current team is commendable. I’m not going into the tournament with big expectations like I have in the past but will be hoping for the best.

I also can’t stand Duke or Kentucky. Don’t care for the Tar Heels, didn’t like Roy leaving at the time but I’m happy with the coach we have. I can’t tell you the amount of nervousness we had back when we played NC, I think for the first time since Roy leaving, at the 2008 Final Four.

Still one of my favorite pics/memories:

 
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Well, Arkansas Razorbacks fan here. I have absolutely nothing to contribute; we are never in the hunt for these big time recruits lol.

We get lucky every once in a while with a Bobby Portia, Joe Johnson, and now Daniel Gafford. Isaiah Joe is a legit threat if we can get some solid players around him.
 
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Big Ten Tournament Final: Michigan vs Michigan St.
That Michigan State player getting carted off....that landing looked bad. Wonder if it's a bad ankle roll or he broke it? Definitely sounded bad as you could hear him screaming and crying on tv.
 
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Bracket Selection Time!

East is done with Duke at #1 and MSU at #2. Louisville is going against Minnesota...Minnesota's head coach is Richard Pitino, son of Rick Pitino, former Louisville head coach. Interesting.

South has Virgina at #1 and Tennessee at #2. I do feel that Tennessee was good enough to get a #1 seed. I think my top four seeds would have been Virginia, Duke, Tennessee and Gonzaga

Midwest has North Carolina at #1 and Kentucky at #2. Auburn at #5 had a great run in their tournament and really took it to the Volunteers. KU is #4 in this bracket, and looking at the rest of the teams in this bracket, it is a very tough one. Iowa St., Houston and New Mexico St. are all very good teams.

West region has Gonzaga at #1 and Michigan is #2. Being a Big XII guy I see Texas Tech as a tough team but overall I think the bracket is one of the weaker ones.
 
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I’m so-so on FSU’s 4 seed in the west.

For one, I don’t think there are 12 better teams than us, so I think we should have had a shot at a 3 seed - especially since Purdue is above us and we beat them head to head, have a better top win (UVA vs. MSU) same amount of wins vs. top 25, and a better overall W-L record in a better conference. NCAA doing NCAA stuff.
 
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Yeah I am not sure what the deal is with the "Big Ten" hype this year.
I suspect it’s the same as with football (and any NCAA sport TBH), B10 has the longest legacy and footprint in college atheletic history (SEC hype has really only been a modern thing, the ACC has always marketed itself in a pathetic way, and the west coast conferences are basically their own entity), so they have a lot of representation in the organization itself.

It’s definitely a head scratcher at times though. One of the reasons I was on the unpopular opinion squad regarding the CFB playoff. The BCS had flaws but also didn’t have a lot of room for human bias. The selection committee is all human input (with natural bias), isn’t represented with equal officials from the conferences / regions, and is not exactly “transparent”. This garbage with “good losses” and “bad wins” has been a joke, and has taken a lot of luster from CFB for me. Not trying to derail the thread into a different sport, just a fun topic to talk about.

Good luck to your team(s) @JareBear and @Corrik . We open against Vermont... in Hartford... so assuming we make it past that maybe our teams will meet down the road.
 
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