March Madness - 2014

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  1. Major

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    Just wanted to start a thread about the upcoming March Madness - 2014 ...... I'm at a loss at this time (PI Day... 3/14) who will be the top seeds. Soooo, what do you think??? So many conference tournaments going on right now.... Shout out your opinions .... :)
     
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    I'm in shock that the Buckeyes are still hanging in there. They keep losing their best players to the NBA. That being said, the main March Madness I'm following is http://www.whyy.org/madness/.
     
  4. lucybelle

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    I'm for DUKE all the way!!!

    Hope to catch a few games. I was surprised to see the bar I was just at was playing a Seaton Hall game!
     
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    Ahem, who do you think? My username is a clue.
     
  6. Major

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    Teams will be selected tomorrow (March 16) ........ As for top seeds ... well I'll bet on Florida,Wichita State, and Arizona being three of the four...... Rounding out the fourth spot will be close (probably Louisville) ....... :2cents::2cents:
     
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    I don't keep up as much with the men's tourney as I do the women's but I really hope my vols beat FL today (doubtful but hopeful). As for top seeds my predictions are realistically FL, Arizona, Louisville or Villanova, and Wichita State. I really hope a Cinderella team screws it all up though :)
     
  8. Major

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    Incredible games today ..... UCLA beats AZ.... Hard to believe.........
     
  9. dgpiaffeteach

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    I'll root for whichever Mac team makes it. I love Louisville the city so they're a favorite. I'll also root for the Shockers. What a great story.
     
  10. Major

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    I'm wide open ...... don't really have horse in this race (not one that will end up in the Final Four anyway) .....
     
  11. Mrs. K.

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    The UConn boys haven't had the best year, but I'm hoping our girls take it all again.
     
  12. runsw/scissors

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    WooHoo!!! Creighton and Nebraska are both in the tournament! They may end up playing each other at some point, but both of my teams are in! Honestly though, I want the Blue Jays to beat the Huskers.
     
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    They should, rws! Creighton is on fire.
     
  14. dgpiaffeteach

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    We're going to see the sweet 16 and elite 8 for the Midwest. Should be some fantastic games.

    I'm totally thrilled OSU and Dayton are playing. BF goes to OSU and BF's brother goes to Dayton.
     
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    I that OSU and Dayton game will be fun simply because of the State rivalry.
     
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    I will be rooting for my Badgers but I think Michigan State will be my pool team.
     
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    Not in that last game against Providence! They better pull themselves together and fast. Nebraska isn't the same team it was early in the season when we played them either.
     
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    The last three years these fellas went to the final eight. Number one over all seed. Great def. and toughness. My avatar explains it.
     
  19. Major

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    If I had to bet my last ten bucks it would be on Florida .... but Virginia has impressed me the way they played Duke .... AND I see Louisville being a player in this March Madness...... Looking forward to the weekend ........
     
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    Made my bracket. Final four: KU, MSU, AZ, and UL. Final game: KU and AZ. AZ as national champs.

    What that really means: my bracket will look like a hot mess by Thursday at 6.
     
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    Va. , Mich St and Louisville are all tough. If Kentucky could get all that talent to play hard and as a team they could make a run. Have not seen much of Wichita St. Im running to my friends house right after work for UF's 4pm game.
     
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    Yay Dayton!!!
     
  23. Major

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    If the Kentucky coach (Calipari) could keep his players from turning pro after their freshman year they would be unbeatable ..... or at least a final four team year after year........
     
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    Dayton did what they had to do ......
     
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    It was such a great game. My kids were freaking out. What a great first game of the bracket (besides the play ins, which I don't count).
     
  26. Go Blue!

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    As a Michigan Alum, I was sneaking peaks of the game this afternoon (whenever my classroom internet would stop buffering and cooperate). Seeing OSU lose was toooooooo sweet. Thank You Dayton! Although the B10 is looking pretty bad with Iowa not even really making it into the tournament and OSU already knocked out ...

    One of my teammates is a Mich. St. Alum, so while we are always trash talking each other, we both hate (and thus celebrate) any loss by OSU. And we also have a Penn St. Alum teammate, so all three of us had a good laugh at the *uckeyes expense on our way out the door.

    GO BLUE!!!
     
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    Lol I do like OSU but as an Akron alu* I root for the *id *ajors, so alas I would love to see both *ichigan and *SU lose as well ;)
     
  28. Go Blue!

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    Is your "M" key broken? Stuck? :D

    I'm the same way about OSU. I refuse to call them THE Ohio State University and I HATTTTTEEE when people say THE Ohio State University as if putting a "THE" in front of OSU adds to the caliber of their school. Please.:rolleyes:

    Only a *uckeye would believe some hype like that.
     
  29. Major

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    WOW!!!!!!!

    1. 14th seed Mercer over 3rd seed Duke ....... Who knew??

    2. Tennessee hammers Mass ...... Surprises me

    3. Baylor handily wins over the Huskers ...... Sort of expected that
     
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    My son did obviously. He picked them to win in his bracket! He's doing great on all of his picks so far!:thumb:
     
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    Good for son, Kinder .... When you say "bracket" do you mean all of the Midwest ...... which includes Wichita St and Michigan??
     
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    Well I didn't word it right. He picked them to win in that series! :p
    I am not sure what his bracket looks like. I just know he is doing well.
     
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    Just predicting Mercer over Duke ...... well the kid has a special talent ...... Maybe I should hire him ......... :lol:
     
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    He did it again!! He predicted Stephen F Austin over VCU. Yes...I'll work as his agent Major. :thumb:
     
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    I picked Harvard and Stephen F. Austin. I can't take any credit. A lot of the talking heads said those were possible upsets. I was so close to take ND St. but then my kids talked me out of it.
     
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    Incredible pick on his part ..(clairvoyance ???) ... No matter I think I'll work directly with him and cut out the middle man (I mean middle woman) .. Sorry ...:lol:
     
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    Duke lost! nooooooooooo :(

    I streamed the game in my classroom and all the kids were making fun of me. haha
     
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    Our teams are still in it...One game down with win...2 more later today!!!
     
  39. Major

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    Michigan is destroying my Longhorns (as I thought they would)....

    May be time for me to cut back on my annual donation check to Austin... In the last few years I'm not getting a good return on my money ...... football or basketball. :lol:
     
  40. Go Blue!

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    ^^^ Go Blue!!! :cool:
     
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    Me too. With no shame.

    I even invited another teacher and his class into my room to watch. That's what I call teamwork.
     

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