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2011 NCAA Tournament


#1

Here we go! Whose rooting for who? Whose alma-mater made it in?

Discuss:


#2

I have Kansas beating Pitt to win it all, but I'm rooting for Texas and I think they can knock off Duke.

Will be interesting to watch BYU. I want to see Jimmer do some heroic shit (even though BYU is a bunch of facist assholes with retarded rules).


#3

How the hell did UAB make it in.

I like Jimmer also, dropping bombs, but hopefully not having sex.


#4

Go Bucks.

Aside from 'obvious' shit, that bracket with Utah State and Belmont, I dunno who I feel worse for, those high seed teams that got shafted on seed(much better than their seeding) or the teams that have to play them(congratulations on your 4 seed, now here's a team that amongst actual basketball people is considered to be a solid 7-9 quality).

This is by far the hardest to pick tournament since I've started trying to(mid 90s?). Even the 1 seeds have some weaknesses that have been shown during the season, and once you get past the top like 6-10 teams there's a group of like, 25 that are completely indistinguishable and equally qualified to pull upsets/make a deep deep run.

I would not be shocked at all to see a 'low' seed win this year, something like a 5-6 seed.


#5

My brother went to SDSU, so the game against BYU yesterday was nuts (not just a good game). Very poetic.

Who are you rooting for, West?


#6

My bracket won't be done until tomorrow, but I'll be backing Pitt (alma mater) yet again.

I'm looking forward to the Temple/Penn State match up though.


#7

I went to UC Santa Barbara so I'm glad they made it in. I won't be picking them to take down the Gators though.

I haven't filed out a bracket yet, but right now I'll take Duke to win it all.


#8

Something must be wrong. I don't see my alma mater anywhere in the brackets. What, no love for Chico State?


#9

My alma-mater SDSU is looking good!! They earned that number 2 seed, but have a tough bracket with Duke, UConn, and Texas in it. I have confidence in them getting to the sweet sixteen, hopefully they can do more than that.

That beat down against BYU yesterday was great. Jimmer is a one man team.

Not sure how Florida got a #2 seed and Texas got a #4 seed.


#10

I attend UK and I fucking hate them and their piece of shit fans. I grew up a UL fan and remain one, so needless to say I'll be rooting for them.

Let's talk seeding; how the fucking fuck did UNC and their 2 wins against the rpi top-50 get a 2 seed?


#11

UALR ALL THE WAY.

You heard it here first.


#12

BYU just isn't steady enough. Abouo and Hartsock are good players 75% of the time, but when they tank, one man can't make up for it all. Jimmer's best games come with a lot of help, even the ones in which he shines.

BYU will make it to the sweet sixteen and then get out. That's my call.


#13

WE ARE.... PENN STATE!!! First time we've made it since before I enrolled (2003). Temple's going down.

Oh and I had to laugh... here's what I imagine the committee saying to Ohio State: "OSU, congratulations on your #1 overall seed! As a reward, you get to have UNC, Syracuse and Kentucky in your region. Enjoy!"


#14

I'm sorry you haven't won a bracket in a few years.

/cheap shot


#15

Wellll, Pitt's never been past the Elite 8, so I think it's safe to say she's never won a bracket. I'll probably pick them for at least a FF this year though...they have to get over the hump one of these years.


#16

Yeah. I always get screwed by going with my heart instead of my head. That's why I don't gamble.


#17

If your boys don't make it through this year... =xx

Such an easy bracket, I am definitely jelly.


#18

Today is the day things get rolling, I don't count that first four shananagins.

I want to hear what people will be doing to watch this at work. Any crafty plans? Anybody simply taking the day off? or scheduling a "meeting"?


#19

I work from home, so my status is "Do not disturb - in meeting" all motherfuckin day.


#20

Luuuuucky man.