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2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:50 am

The 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament starts in just over a week. It is probably the most entertaining playoffs in my opinion.

Here is a list of the teams with automatic bids so far (conference winners):
Big South- UNC Asheville
C-USA- Memphis
OVC- Murray State
Big Ten- Michigan State
Atlantic 10- St.Bonaventure
SEC- Vanderbilt
ACC- Florida State
Atlantic Sun- Belmont
Southland- Lamar
MAC- Ohio
America East- Vermont
WAC- New Mexico State
SWAC- Mississippi Valley State
Mountain West- New Mexico
Big East- Louisville
Big 12- Missouri
MEAC- Norfolk State
Pac 12- Colorado
Missouri Valley- Creighton
Colonial- VCU
MAAC- Loyola (MD)
WCC- St.Mary's
SoCon- Davidson
Ivy League- Harvard
Horizon- Detroit
Summit- South Dakota State
Sun Belt- Western Kentucky
NEC- LIU Brooklyn
Patriot- Lehigh
Big Sky- Montana

Here are the important dates for the tournament:
Selection Sunday, March 11
First Round, March 13-14
Second Round, March 15-16
Third Round, March 17-18
Sweet Sixteen, March 22-23
Elite Eight, March 24-25
Final Four, March 31
Championship, April 2

A little Bracketology:
PROJECTED #1 SEEDS
Kentucky
Syracuse
Kansas
North Carolina

PROJECTED LAST FOUR IN:
Texas
NC State
Mississippi State
Seton Hall

PROJECTED FIRST FOUR OUT:
Washington
Drexel
Miami (Fl)
Marshall

Is anybody else pumped for the tournament?
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Some epic finishes in the conference tournaments so far, UConn barely sneaks by WVU
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:13 am

Today is Super Saturday in the college basketball world, the day before Selection Sunday,
Here is the rundown of the top games today:
#1 Kentucky vs #19 Florida, 1:00 PM, ABC (SEC semifinals)
#4 North Carolina vs NC State, 1:00 PM, ESPN (ACC semifinals)
#8 Michigan State vs #12 Wisconsin, 1:40 PM (Big Ten semifinals)
#6 Duke vs #17 Florida State, 3:00 PM, ESPN (ACC semifinals)
#7 Ohio State vs #13 Michigan, 4:05 PM (Big Ten semifinal)
#5 Missouri vs #11 Baylor, 6:00 PM, ESPN (Big 12 Championship)
Louisville vs Cincinnati, 9:00 PM, ESPN (Big East Championship)
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by bl2242 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:42 pm

Florida State with the upset over Duke. Should be a great Championship game tomorrow!
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by TBlightning » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:39 pm

One of the best times of the year for sports in my opinion, I can't wait.

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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:40 pm

Selection Sunday is today :cheers:
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by bl2242 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:01 pm

Florida State with another upset over UNC to win the ACC Tournament!

Best conference in college basketball! ;)
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:41 am

BYU comes back from 25 down against Iona to win and Western Kentucky came back from MVSU from 16 down. If the tournament is anything like this, it will be a great one
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by JTPoni23 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:08 pm

My final four is Kentucky, Ohio St, Murray St and St. Mary's
I'm cheering for Murray St. to win it all! I like my underdogs.

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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by bl2242 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Awful officiating in the UNC Asheville-Syracuse game.

Syracuse shouldn't have won that game.
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:20 pm

Now my bracket is starting to fall apart on me :bangshead:
Let's go West Virginia and Wichita State!!!
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by BackupGoalie » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:07 am

The Final Four is set:
Kentucky vs. Louisville
Ohio State vs. Kansas
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Re: 2012 March Madness

Post by JTPoni23 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:08 pm

Well, I got 2 of my Final Four right :P

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