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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Vidav » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:25 pm

SuperHornet wrote:FYI: UMBC isn't the first. FCS Harvard pulled this back in '98....


Women's basketball doesn't count. You can't compare apples and oranges.
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Re: March Madness 2018

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Ivytalk » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:12 pm

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Vidav » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:11 pm

Ivytalk wrote:Cincinnati chokes the choad.


One final four team left in my bracket. :cry:
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Ivytalk » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:24 am

Vidav wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Cincinnati chokes the choad.


One final four team left in my bracket. :cry:

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby CAA Flagship » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:37 am

CAA Flagship wrote:I have a Cincinnati-Purdue final, with Cincinnati winning it all. ONIONS!!!!!!

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Ibanez » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:04 am

Of the tens of millions of men’s NCAA Tournament brackets submitted online to services such as Walt Disney’s DIS, -0.36% ESPN, Verizon’s VZ, +0.56% Yahoo, CBS Sports CBS, -0.18% , Bleacher Report and Capital One COF, +1.34% , none survived the opening round intact, according to the NCAA on Sunday.


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-o ... 2018-03-18


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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Ibanez » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:04 am

Vidav wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:Cincinnati chokes the choad.


One final four team left in my bracket. :cry:

I still have 2: duke and Villanova.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:41 am

I have 3 left Purdue, Villanova, Gonzaga but Arizona got axed out early.

Purdue would have won it all but they are done since Haas broke his elbow. This whole tournament is over.....Duke always wins these after the real talent is gone.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby GannonFan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:40 am

I've got three left as well - Michigan, Duke, and Purdue. Purdue looks unlikely to keep going though - losing Haas is a bigtime injury. Got lucky with Michigan hitting that three at the buzzer.

I'd be fine with a Gonzaga/Duke final - I like both teams and would be fine with either winning.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:12 am

ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:I have 3 left Purdue, Villanova, Gonzaga but Arizona got axed out early.

How did you get Purdue and Villanova both in the Final Four?
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Mvemjsunpx » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:36 am

Vidav wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:FYI: UMBC isn't the first. FCS Harvard pulled this back in '98....


Women's basketball doesn't count. You can't compare apples and oranges.


A #16 beating a #1 should be much less likely in WBB given the relative lack of parity. That lack of parity wasn't as pronounced 20 years ago as it is now, but it was still present. Anyway… the Harvard/Stanford upset was unique, primarily because Stanford lost their two best players to injury shortly before the tournament.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:02 am

Mvemjsunpx wrote:
Vidav wrote:
Women's basketball doesn't count. You can't compare apples and oranges.


A #16 beating a #1 should be much less likely in WBB given the relative lack of parity. That lack of parity wasn't as pronounced 20 years ago as it is now, but it was still present. Anyway… the Harvard/Stanford upset was unique, primarily because Stanford lost their two best players to injury shortly before the tournament.

I almost won the ESPN women's bracket one year just picking the top seeds the whole way through. VERY few upsets.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby bandl » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:30 am

89Hen wrote:
ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:I have 3 left Purdue, Villanova, Gonzaga but Arizona got axed out early.

How did you get Purdue and Villanova both in the Final Four?

Busted!

I bet Sprout is crying now.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby GannonFan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:56 am

SuperHornet wrote:FYI: UMBC isn't the first. FCS Harvard pulled this back in '98....


Yeah, different sport, doesn't count. :coffee:
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Re: RE: Re: March Madness 2018

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:46 pm

89Hen wrote:
ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:I have 3 left Purdue, Villanova, Gonzaga but Arizona got axed out early.

How did you get Purdue and Villanova both in the Final Four?
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I mistyped I meant to say I have Purdue beating Villanova and winning it all. I had Duke, Purdue, Arizona and Gonzaga

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Re: RE: Re: March Madness 2018

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:47 pm

bandl wrote:
89Hen wrote:How did you get Purdue and Villanova both in the Final Four?

Busted!

I bet Sprout is crying now.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby JohnStOnge » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:18 pm

Vidav wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:FYI: UMBC isn't the first. FCS Harvard pulled this back in '98....


Women's basketball doesn't count. You can't compare apples and oranges.


Yes i agree. Womens basketball is a different sport. It's like the thing with considering the UCONN womens' basketball team having "broken" the record for the longest streak set by the UCLA mens team. It's not the same sport.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby andy7171 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:43 am

89Hen wrote:
ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:I have 3 left Purdue, Villanova, Gonzaga but Arizona got axed out early.

How did you get Purdue and Villanova both in the Final Four?

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby andy7171 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:47 am

SuperHornet wrote:FYI: UMBC isn't the first. FCS Harvard pulled this back in '98....

FCS!?! We're talking about basketball, men's not womens. And the whole reason for the change from I-AA to FBS/FCS is because of mid-major basketball not wanting the difference, it's all I-A for basketball.
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Re: RE: Re: March Madness 2018

Postby UNI88 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:58 am

JohnStOnge wrote:
Vidav wrote:
Women's basketball doesn't count. You can't compare apples and oranges.


Yes i agree. Womens basketball is a different sport. It's like the thing with considering the UCONN womens' basketball team having "broken" the record for the longest streak set by the UCLA mens team. It's not the same sport.
Basketball = Basketball. It's the same sport differentiated by gender. No reason to get upset with calling UMBC/UVA or Stanford/Harvard the first 16/1 upset.

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Re: RE: Re: March Madness 2018

Postby andy7171 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:56 am

UNI88 wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:
Yes i agree. Womens basketball is a different sport. It's like the thing with considering the UCONN womens' basketball team having "broken" the record for the longest streak set by the UCLA mens team. It's not the same sport.
Basketball = Basketball. It's the same sport differentiated by gender. No reason to get upset with calling UMBC/UVA or Stanford/Harvard the first 16/1 upset.

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Re: RE: Re: March Madness 2018

Postby bandl » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:29 am

andy7171 wrote:
UNI88 wrote:Basketball = Basketball. It's the same sport differentiated by gender. No reason to get upset with calling UMBC/UVA or Stanford/Harvard the first 16/1 upset.

No.

No. Also.
So, yes?

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby andy7171 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:55 am

bandl wrote:
andy7171 wrote:No.

No. Also.
So, yes?

No, no.

There is men’s and women’s lacrosse. Both are lacrosse. So they are the same. Right?


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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:58 am

andy7171 wrote:
bandl wrote:No. Also.
So, yes?

No, no.

There is men’s and women’s lacrosse. Both are lacrosse. So they are the same. Right?

The rules and fields are different in men's and women's lax, aren't they? Men's and women's college bball play with the same rules and same court AFAIK.
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