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(04-07-2024 04:48 PM)GeminiCoog Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 11:04 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 07:53 AM)bill dazzle Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 06:53 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(04-06-2024 07:41 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  Congrats to Purdue, the better team. N.C. State was simply mentally tired and was seemingly destined to see it magical run end today. But the Wolfpack should be proud.

Zach Edey is tremendous. Seems like a fine young man, too. I wish him well in the NBA.

Didn’t help the Pack that O’Connell tripped and was essentially lost for the game. He’s the entire reason they were there considering his 3 vs UVa.

UConn just looks like a sleek sports car, while Purdue seems to be sort of slow, but reliable. Should be interesting or a Husky blowout.

The O'Connell injury was a major blow to State. With him at full speed, the Pack might have had a solid chance. But Purdue is a better team overall.

As to UConn ... impressive. The depth and defense are what caught my attention during the Bama game. The Husky offense, as we know, is elite.

I can't easily foresee Purdue hanging with UConn. A 10-point or more Husky victory looms.

Yeah, being the better team doesn’t always matter in March/April haha

O’Connell was averaging 10 ppg in the tourney and is a legit 3-pt threat. I didn’t lose any sleep over State’s loss, but I hate to see an injury sway the game.

Yep. We Coogs know how NC State is feeling right now, even though we don't like them very much. (Again, 1983 comes to mind.)

I just hope we get another crack at Duke sometime in the future while CKS (that's Coach Kelvin Sampson for those not in the know) is our coach. Before Jamal Shead sprained his ankle, we were actually playing pretty well overall; just needed to make some shots we should've made but didn't. We could've pulled away from them late if Shead hadn't gotten injured. *sigh* Oh, well. Woulda, shoulda, coulda.

Regardless of who wins tomorrow night, they'll have most certainly earned it. We'll just come back next year and try again to finally get over that proverbial hump.

GO COOGS!

That was tough, and I had many other reasons to root for the Coogs in that game, besides you all being down a star!
04-07-2024 08:47 PM
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RE: **The Official 2024 March Madness Thread**
(04-07-2024 08:47 PM)esayem Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 04:48 PM)GeminiCoog Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 11:04 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 07:53 AM)bill dazzle Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 06:53 AM)esayem Wrote:  Didn’t help the Pack that O’Connell tripped and was essentially lost for the game. He’s the entire reason they were there considering his 3 vs UVa.

UConn just looks like a sleek sports car, while Purdue seems to be sort of slow, but reliable. Should be interesting or a Husky blowout.

The O'Connell injury was a major blow to State. With him at full speed, the Pack might have had a solid chance. But Purdue is a better team overall.

As to UConn ... impressive. The depth and defense are what caught my attention during the Bama game. The Husky offense, as we know, is elite.

I can't easily foresee Purdue hanging with UConn. A 10-point or more Husky victory looms.

Yeah, being the better team doesn’t always matter in March/April haha

O’Connell was averaging 10 ppg in the tourney and is a legit 3-pt threat. I didn’t lose any sleep over State’s loss, but I hate to see an injury sway the game.

Yep. We Coogs know how NC State is feeling right now, even though we don't like them very much. (Again, 1983 comes to mind.)

I just hope we get another crack at Duke sometime in the future while CKS (that's Coach Kelvin Sampson for those not in the know) is our coach. Before Jamal Shead sprained his ankle, we were actually playing pretty well overall; just needed to make some shots we should've made but didn't. We could've pulled away from them late if Shead hadn't gotten injured. *sigh* Oh, well. Woulda, shoulda, coulda.

Regardless of who wins tomorrow night, they'll have most certainly earned it. We'll just come back next year and try again to finally get over that proverbial hump.

GO COOGS!

That was tough, and I had many other reasons to root for the Coogs in that game, besides you all being down a star!

I would be cheering for Houston to beat UConn had Shead not gotten hurt and the Cougars advanced to the final game (which they very well might have).
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RE: **The Official 2024 March Madness Thread**
(04-07-2024 10:24 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 10:04 AM)shizzle787 Wrote:  What is everyone's guess for TV rating?

I am going to go with 22 million.

Being on Turner, it'll be only about 16-17 million probably. The women are going to outdraw them being on ABC.

A 9:20 start time won't help the ratings either. I know I'll miss watching it. Thank goodness I can get a virtual play by play tomorrow morning by reading this thread.
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RE: **The Official 2024 March Madness Thread**
(04-08-2024 07:04 AM)ken d Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 10:24 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(04-07-2024 10:04 AM)shizzle787 Wrote:  What is everyone's guess for TV rating?

I am going to go with 22 million.

Being on Turner, it'll be only about 16-17 million probably. The women are going to outdraw them being on ABC.

A 9:20 start time won't help the ratings either. I know I'll miss watching it. Thank goodness I can get a virtual play by play tomorrow morning by reading this thread.

Take a long mid-afternoon nap.
04-08-2024 09:09 AM
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Nice to see the Top 2 teams play for the title in both men's and women's this year. I know everyone hates that for some reason though.
04-08-2024 05:02 PM
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(04-08-2024 05:02 PM)Scoochpooch1 Wrote:  Nice to see the Top 2 teams play for the title in both men's and women's this year. I know everyone hates that for some reason though.

People say one thing but do another. The ratings for this year’s men’s finals will dwarf last years. That wouldn’t happen if people actually hated the outcome. People love the Cinderella stuff for the opening weekend. After that they want to see the two best teams square off. Thats why March Madness is so special. It usually delivers both.
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(03-31-2024 08:31 PM)AssKickingChicken Wrote:  
(03-30-2024 10:29 PM)AssKickingChicken Wrote:  
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(03-25-2024 05:50 AM)AssKickingChicken Wrote:  Day 4:
Higher seeds went 7-1
Losing higher seed:
3 Baylor

Higher seeds go 14-2 in the R32 and 36-12 so far.

In the Sweet 16:
4 #1 seeds
4 #2 seeds
2 #3 seeds
2 #4 seeds
2 #5 seeds
1 #6 seed
1 #11 seed

The #11 seed NC State benefited from the Kentucky upset. Not saying they couldn’t have beaten them but Oakland was a much easier path.

Day 5:
Higher seeds go 1-3
Losing higher seeds:
1 North Carolina
2 Arizona
2 Iowa State

Higher seeds now 37-15.

Day 6:
Higher seeds go 2-2

Losing higher seeds:
1 Houston
2 Marquette

Higher seeds go 3-5 in R16, now 39-17

In the Elite 8:
2 #1
1 #2
1 #3
2 #4
1 #6
1 #11

Matchups:
1-3
4-6
1-2
4-11

Day 7:
Higher seeds go 2-0. Now 41-17 overall.


Day 8: Higher seeds go 1-1
Losing higher seed:
4 Duke

Higher seeds go 3-1 in the E8. Now 42-18 overall.

Final Four is
1 vs 4
1 vs 11

Both higher seeds win in the semifinals to make the higher seeds 44-18 for the tournament. The final matches two #1 seeds.
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RE: **The Official 2024 March Madness Thread**
Hello, national championship game on. Anyone else watching? I'll be asleep by halftime.
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RE: **The Official 2024 March Madness Thread**
I did win my office pool - had the two of the final four, and the champion
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