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Mission146
March 21st, 2021 at 9:09:52 PM permalink
At 12:02 a.m. on 3/22 the top ESPN Tourney Challenge Bracket has successfully picked:

27/32 in the first round
7/7 in the 2nd round so far.

The bracket successfully picked 7/7 of these 7 teams to so far make the Sweet Sixteen:

Oral Roberts !!
Arkansas
Baylor
Villanova
Loyola-Chicago !!
Syracuse !
Houston

The bracket successfully picked Ohio U. beating UVA in the first round but did not pick Abilene-Christian to beat Texas.
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March 22nd, 2021 at 4:27:22 AM permalink
#8 def. #1
#11 def. #3 (That takes out a lot of brackets for some people I know...there ain't no homer like a WVU homer! I bet a few had them winning it all again.)
#15 def. #7 (Go Oral Roberts! I'm going to choose them to pull for because they beat THE Ohio State University)
#12 def. #4

Let's hope that today does not disappoint for upsets! Go Oklahoma! I believe in you, boys. (I don't actually believe in them; I have no idea if they're even good...I just like massive upsets)
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March 22nd, 2021 at 9:29:04 PM permalink
There is a lesson to be learned from the the first week of results of the Tournament.

1. The Pac-12 was much better than the experts and the committee assessed them to be.

2. The Big10 was over-rated. We heard all year that they were the best conference by far, and they got nine (i think) teams into the tourney. After two rounds, only one of those teams is left.

3. The reason why the Big 10 Conference was ranked too high is because it started out the season being ranked high in the pre-season polls -and so everyone in the Big10 got credit for a high "Strength of Schedule" by playing each other - which reinforced the assumption that they were all good teams. A lot of these so-called great teams had 6 to 9 losses and in the NCAA Tourney they went down like a $2 hooker when they faced good mid-major teams.
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March 23rd, 2021 at 2:45:50 AM permalink
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R.I.P. Elgin Baylor............................the greatest ever from DC................... imho

1962 - he averaged 38 points and 19 rebounds per game





https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/22/sports/basketball/elgin-baylor-dead.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage




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March 25th, 2021 at 7:16:15 AM permalink
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if Gonzaga wins it they will be the first Division 1 team to go undefeated for an entire season since Indiana did it in 1976 with that wonderful human being Bobby Knight



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March 25th, 2021 at 4:08:53 PM permalink
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March 25th, 2021 at 4:12:01 PM permalink
Gonzaga has Never won it.. This year will be no different IMO....
daveyandersen1
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March 25th, 2021 at 6:06:32 PM permalink
the big 10 is overrated every year because it has some championships in the past...But I think ACC and SEC dominate now...
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March 25th, 2021 at 7:01:05 PM permalink
Quote: daveyandersen1

the big 10 is overrated every year because it has some championships in the past...But I think ACC and SEC dominate now...

PAC 12 is dominating this year.
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March 25th, 2021 at 8:04:07 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

PAC 12 is dominating this year.

didnt UCLA get in by a play in#16 seed Imean none of the PAC 12 were seeded very high.. so are they dominating or just a little lucky???

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