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Keeneone
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March 13th, 2016 at 11:02:56 PM permalink
Link to the men's bracket:
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-men/d1

Since I started the thread I will post my Final 4 selections.
Miami (FL)
North Carolina
Oregon
Michigan St.
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Link to women's bracket (not yet posted):
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1
SOOPOO
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March 14th, 2016 at 7:37:00 AM permalink
Kansas
North Carolina
Duke
Michigan St
Gabes22
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March 14th, 2016 at 7:42:22 AM permalink
Kansas
North Carolina
Michigan St
Oklahoma
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HowMany
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March 14th, 2016 at 7:48:27 AM permalink
Dayton Flyers are going to win it all.
teddys
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March 14th, 2016 at 9:38:47 AM permalink
Quote: HowMany

Dayton Flyers are going to win it all.

No, they'll not.

You are obviously from Montgomery County :)
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Ayecarumba
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March 14th, 2016 at 10:03:20 AM permalink
My Fearless Final Four:
Kansas
Duke
Xavier
Michigan State

Champion: Michigan State

Oregon as a #1 seed seems odd to me. The Pac-12 hasn't been a very strong conference this year, but neither have the others I suppose. I wonder how far Yale is going to get?
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beachbumbabs
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March 14th, 2016 at 11:18:41 AM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Link to the men's bracket:
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-men/d1

Since I started the thread I will post my Final 4 selections.
Miami (FL)
North Carolina
Oregon
Michigan St.
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Link to women's bracket (not yet posted):
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1



Darn! I was hoping you were starting a WoV bracket challenge.
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Keeneone
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March 14th, 2016 at 12:28:55 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Darn! I was hoping you were starting a WoV bracket challenge.


I have never started one of these (only joined other groups), but I will give it a go for 2016.

Link to group (WOVClarkCounty):
http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2016/en/group?groupID=1245128

Interested people will need to register/login with the site. The group is private so a password is required to add your bracket to the group. Post here and I will pm the password (or pm me for the password). I will offer up a modest $20 prize for the winner, probably in the form of 2 $10 futures tickets. Right now the tickets will be for Mich. State and N. Carolina as they are they most selected schools to reach the Final 4 by members so far in this thread (subject to change). Brackets must be completed by Thursday March 17 before the first game starts.

I hope this is good with the rules of this site. If there are issues let me know.
ThatDonGuy
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March 14th, 2016 at 12:37:20 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Link to women's bracket (not yet posted):
http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-women/d1


Announced today at 7 Eastern on ESPN, repeated at 8 Eastern on ESPNU

The women announce one day later than the men in part because the final is the day after the men's final. There was a time when the women's bracket was announced during halftime of one of the men's conference championship games CBS aired before announcing the men's brackets.

Seriously, do any Vegas books take bets on who's going to win the women's tournament?
Almost as seriously, do any offer a prop bet on whether UConn will not only win the tournament, but win every game by 10+ points? I don't think anybody has come within 10 of them all season, and it wouldn't be the first time (and probably not even the second) they ran the season without anybody getting to within single figures.
lilredrooster
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March 15th, 2016 at 4:13:59 AM permalink
Here is a link to Jay Kornegay's analysis of probabilities in the tournament. He is the head oddsmaker at Las Vegas Westgate.

Kind of interesting.
Kornegay has Kansas at 9/2 to win it all and Michigan State and North Carolina at 5-1. Favorite lovers could bet $100 on each of those 3 to win it all and would have a decent profit if any one of them won. Is that a good bet? I don't know. I would tend to think that in a field this large there are a lot of longshot lovers which would of course make favorites a better deal. I'm guessing you guys would say it's a bad bet.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/03/14/the-ncaa-tournament-bracket-through-the-eyes-of-a-las-vegas-oddsmaker/
Last edited by: lilredrooster on Mar 15, 2016
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