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March Madness Tournament Games Thread
Anybody been watching? Lots of people think it is the best 4 days of sports in America. Wall to wall basketball, win or go home.

No upsets yet, although UNC-Asheville almost became my favorite 16 seed of all time. They led Syracuse for much of the game but lost. Some real "MAC Official - like calls" in that game, though. Funny how they all seemed to go in one direction. Conspiracy theorists could have fun with that one if anybody cared about UNCA.

Been watching the S.Dakota St.wabbits against Baylor. They were in it after a quick start but the tide is turning.

No surprise about UK whipping up on WKU.

Likewise, not surprised that Colorado St. lost to Murray State but the margin was shocking. An 18 - 2 run by the Racers after half doomed CSU. Sound familiar?

I think that Colorado will lose tonight to UNLV, too. They lucked out this year moving from the tougher B12 to the weaker PAC-12, whose regular season champ Washington didn't even make the dance. UNLV is a team who style will give CU fits.

Gonzaga pounding West Virginia. VCU/Wichita St. very close.

Still looking for this year's Cinderella team. Will there be one?
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All the extra TV and internet analysis ruined upsets. I get the feeling that the 80's and early 90's upsets were fueled by the committee basically stuck using RPI as their only useful tool, so a team that nowadays would be a 11-13 seed could end up as a 15 and spring the odd upset. Murray State and Princeton were the closest 16's ever came to winning, and their conferences nowadays are usually 11-14 seeds now, with Murray State a 31-1 beast this year.
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Whats up with having to pay to watch the games online now? 03-hissyfit Kinda puts a damper on it as i can't bounce around to multiple games.
03-15-2012 08:56 PM
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(03-15-2012 08:56 PM)r4broncos Wrote:  Whats up with having to pay to watch the games online now? 03-hissyfit Kinda puts a damper on it as i can't bounce around to multiple games.

Honestly, if you have a smart phone, the $4 is totally worth it. You can put a game on the tv, a game on the computer, and a game on the phone, and just watch in pure bliss.
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No, it's not worth it, and these early round games appear fixed. I'm watching IU and earlier Syracuse get away with MUGGING people and not get calls.

If theat's how they want to roll, I won't watch. Over it.
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(03-15-2012 09:37 PM)DesertBronco Wrote:  No, it's not worth it, and these early round games appear fixed. I'm watching IU and earlier Syracuse get away with MUGGING people and not get calls.

If theat's how they want to roll, I won't watch. Over it.

Not worth the $4 when I just found it free on another website! 02-13-banana
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I'm watching over the air game, IU vs New Mexico State.

I'm pulling against IU.
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Any non BCS gets my vote.

Eddie B has already had to hang up his soft shoes.
LBSU, not a dog but an under based on size of program against the $ guys.
I think St. Mary's has a shot. When in Arizona I caught their championship tilt with Gonzaga that went OT. I like their size but the perimeter is slow. Could be their 'heel.

If the Bonnies can get past FSU and the Pugilistic Bearcats of Cincinnati they could make A LOT of noise. They play hard, have quicks both in and out. And have a skilled big who can go in and out. Beat Xavier at their own game.

I have OU getting past the Arborists and making the Owls play in day light. Will fall to the well Heel'd Rams of UNC. Groce then gets an offer to go big.
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(03-15-2012 09:47 PM)r4broncos Wrote:  
(03-15-2012 09:37 PM)DesertBronco Wrote:  No, it's not worth it, and these early round games appear fixed. I'm watching IU and earlier Syracuse get away with MUGGING people and not get calls.

If theat's how they want to roll, I won't watch. Over it.

Not worth the $4 when I just found it free on another website! 02-13-banana

Thanks for sharing the linky?
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(03-16-2012 02:28 AM)Kimbosucks Wrote:  
(03-15-2012 09:47 PM)r4broncos Wrote:  
(03-15-2012 09:37 PM)DesertBronco Wrote:  No, it's not worth it, and these early round games appear fixed. I'm watching IU and earlier Syracuse get away with MUGGING people and not get calls.

If theat's how they want to roll, I won't watch. Over it.

Not worth the $4 when I just found it free on another website! 02-13-banana

Thanks for sharing the linky?

http://www.firstrowsports.eu/sport/basketball.html
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(03-16-2012 02:28 AM)Kimbosucks Wrote:  
(03-15-2012 09:47 PM)r4broncos Wrote:  
(03-15-2012 09:37 PM)DesertBronco Wrote:  No, it's not worth it, and these early round games appear fixed. I'm watching IU and earlier Syracuse get away with MUGGING people and not get calls.

If theat's how they want to roll, I won't watch. Over it.

Not worth the $4 when I just found it free on another website! 02-13-banana

Thanks for sharing the linky?

Don't know if it's still working but I just texted 0BOILERMAKERS (It's where I found the info, and I think the team has to be in the tourney) to 2653 and I got a code that I filled in on the NCAA site and got the tourney for free.
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You can text the number 2653 with the word "0SPARTANS" and get a promo code to use the march madness video player for free.
03-16-2012 11:30 AM
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Well, if you want upsets, try Norfolk St. 86, Missouri 84.

Oh, my........ 03-cloud9
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Ohio's doing pretty good against Michigan so far...

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Bobcats looking strong. It is a three point lead for OU over Michigan with about 3 minutes left. Cooper's passes inside are killing big blow. Given the hockey score, it may be setting up to be a bad evening for Michigan fans.

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Go figure - UM gets a bad call go their way with under a minute left and down 3.

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come on Ohio!!!
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Karma. Michigan turns it over and fouls inside of 15 seconds left. OU can make it a two possession game.

4 point lead. One more FT after the Timeout.
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C'mon, Ohio. Bring home some more filthy NCAA lucre.
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Ahh schadenfreude... :)

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