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Beer's Bracket - 03/01/13

Posted on: March 1, 2013 5:13 pm
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Auto bids are in CAPS and First Four games are italicized.  Championship: Indianapolis (M) / Arlington (S) winner vs. Los Angeles (W) / Washington DC (E) winner.

Indianapolis (M)
(1M) INDIANA (24-4) vs. (16M) NORTHEASTERN (19-10) @Dayton
(8M) Oregon (23-6) vs. (9M) Missouri (20-8) @Dayton
(5M) Oklahoma State (21-6) vs. (12M) MIDDLE TENNESSEE (26-4) @Austin
(4M) Marquette (20-7) vs. (13M) LOUISIANA TECH (24-3) @Austin
(6M) Minnesota (19-9) vs. (11M) La Salle (19-7) @Lexington
(3M) Louisville (23-5) vs. (14M) HARVARD (16-7) @Lexington
(7M) San Diego State (18-8) vs. (10M) WICHITA STATE (24-6) @Lexington
(2M) MIAMI (FLA.) (23-4) vs. (15M) ROBERT MORRIS (21-9) @Lexington

Arlington (S)
(1S) GEORGETOWN (22-4) vs. (16S) NORFOLK STATE (18-10) / TEXAS SOUTHERN (16-14) @Philadelphia
(8S) North Carolina (19-8) vs. (9S) Oklahoma (18-9) @Philadelphia
(5S) Butler (21-6) vs. (12S) AKRON (22-4) @Austin
(4S) Wisconsin (20-8) vs. (13S) STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (19-3) @Austin
(6S) Colorado State (20-6) vs. (11S) St. Mary's (24-5) @San Jose
(3S) ARIZONA (23-5) vs. (14S) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (19-9) @San Jose
(7S) MEMPHIS (24-4) vs. (10S) Cincinnati (19-9) @Auburn Hills
(2S) Michigan State (21-6) vs. (15S) LONG BEACH STATE (15-10) @Auburn Hills

Los Angeles (W)
(1W) GONZAGA (27-2) vs. (16W) MERCER (18-10) / CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (13-11) @Salt Lake
(8W) North Carolina State (20-8) vs. (9W) Colorado (19-8) @Salt Lake
(5W) Ohio State (21-7) vs. (12W) Villanova (17-11) / Tennessee (17-10) @Kansas City
(4W) Kansas State (22-5) vs. (13W) BELMONT (21-6) @Kansas City
(6W) SAINT LOUIS (22-5) vs. (11W) Iowa State (19-9) @Auburn Hills
(3W) Michigan (22-5) vs. (14W) DAVIDSON (21-7) @Auburn Hills
(7W) Notre Dame (22-6) vs. (10W) California (19-9) @Salt Lake
(2W) NEW MEXICO (24-4) vs. (15W) MONTANA (17-6) @Salt Lake

Washington DC (E)
(1E) KANSAS (24-4) vs. (16E) NIAGARA (17-12) @Kansas City
(8E) Virginia Commonwealth (22-6) vs. (9E) UCLA (21-7) @Kansas City
(5E) UNLV (20-7) vs. (12E) Kentucky (20-8) / Virginia (20-8) @San Jose
(4E) Syracuse (22-6) vs. (13E) BUCKNELL (23-5) @San Jose
(6E) Pittsburgh (22-7) vs. (11E) Temple (20-8) @Dayton
(3E) FLORIDA (22-5) vs. (14E) VALPARAISO (22-7) @Dayton
(7E) Illinois (19-9) vs. (10E) Creighton (23-7) @Philadelphia
(2E) Duke (24-4) vs. (15E) STONY BROOK (21-6) @Philadelphia

Last Six Pack: Temple (20-8), Iowa State (19-9), Kentucky (20-8), Virginia (20-8), Villanova (17-11), Tennessee (17-10)

Added: Virginia (20-8), Tennessee (17-10), TEXAS SOUTHERN (16-14)
Dropped: Boise State (17-8), Maryland (19-9), Southern (17-9)

Moving Up: GEORGETOWN (22-4), NEW MEXICO (24-4), Marquette (20-7), UNLV (20-7), SAINT LOUIS (22-5), MEMPHIS (24-4), North Carolina (19-8), Colorado (19-8), California (19-9), MIDDLE TENNESSEE (26-4)
Moving Down: Duke (24-4), FLORIDA (22-5), Michigan (22-5), Ohio State (21-7), Colorado State (20-6), Illinois (19-9), North Carolina State (20-8), Oklahoma (18-9), Cincinnati (19-9), Iowa State (19-9)

Top 5 First Round Individual Matchups
Game 1: (7E) Illinois vs. (10E) Creighton @ Philadelphia: Brandon Paul (16.2 PPG) / Doug McDermott (22.8 PPG)
Game 2: (3M) Louisville vs. (14M) Harvard @ Lexington: Russ Smith (18.4 PPG) / Wesley Saunders (16.7 PPG)
Game 3: (1E) Kansas vs. (16E) Niagara @ Kansas City: Ben McLemore (15.9 PPG) / Antoine Mason (18.9 PPG)
Game 4: (3S) Arizona vs. (14S) South Dakota State @ San Jose: Mark Lyons (15.2 PPG) / Nate Wolters (22.9 PPG)
Game 5: (8E) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (9E) UCLA @ Kansas City: Treveon Graham (15.6 PPG) / Shabazz Muhammad (18.3 PPG)

Top 5 Potential Second Round Individual Matchups (Assumes Seeds 12 or Better Advance)
Game 1: (10E) Creighton vs. (2E) Duke @ Philadelphia: Doug McDermott (22.8 PPG) / Mason Plumlee (17.5 PPG)
Game 2: (11M) La Salle vs. (3M) Louisville @ Lexington: Ramon Galloway (17.2 PPG) / Russ Smith (18.4 PPG)
Game 3: (1E) Kansas vs. (9E) UCLA @ Kansas City: Ben McLemore (15.9 PPG) / Shabazz Muhammad (18.3 PPG)
Game 4: (1W) Gonzaga vs. (9W) Colorado @ Salt Lake: Kelly Olynyk (17.7 PPG) / Spencer Dinwiddie (15.4 PPG)
Game 5: (5W) Ohio State vs. (4W) Kansas State @ Kansas City: Deshaun Thomas (19.9 PPG) / Rodney McGruder (14.8 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Thursday & Saturday Games
San Jose: Nate Wolters (22.9 PPG), Mike Muscala (19.4 PPG), Anthony Bennett (17 PPG), Matthew Dellavedova (16.4 PPG), Mark Lyons (15.2 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Friday & Sunday Games
Kansas City: Deshaun Thomas (19.9 PPG), Antoine Mason (18.9 PPG), Shabazz Muhammad (18.3 PPG), Ian Clark (18.3 PPG), Ben McLemore (15.9 PPG)

Average Distance Traveled
First & Second Round Matchups: 550 miles
Regional Matchups (Assumes Seeds 4 or Better Advance): Indianapolis (M): 928 miles, Arlington (S): 2522 miles, Los Angeles (W): 2768 miles, Washington DC (E): 1572 miles

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NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT

(1) Ole Miss (21-7) vs. (8) Florida State (15-13)
(4) Washington (15-13) vs. (5) Indiana State (16-12)
(3) St. John's (16-11) vs. (6) Detroit (17-11)
(2) Massachusetts (17-9) vs. (7) Eastern Kentucky (21-7)

(1) Boise State (17-8) vs. (8) Santa Clara (19-9)
(4) Stanford (16-13) vs. (5) Northern Iowa (16-13)
(3) Charlotte (18-9) vs. (6) Providence (15-12)
(2) Iowa (18-10) vs. (7) New Mexico State (18-9)

(1) Baylor (16-11) vs. (8) Texas A&M (16-12)
(4) Brigham Young (19-10) vs. (5) Denver (18-8)
(3) Arizona State (20-9) vs. (6) Xavier (16-11)
(2) Air Force (14-10) vs. (7) Arkansas (17-11)

(1) Southern Miss (19-7) vs. (8) LSU (17-9)
(4) Wyoming (16-10) vs. (5) Richmond (17-11)
(3) Alabama (18-9) vs. (6) Saint Joseph's (15-11)
(2) Maryland (19-9) vs. (7) Ohio (20-8)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL

(1E) Loyola-Maryland (20-9) vs. (4E) East Carolina (12-10)
(2E) Evansville (16-13) vs. (3E) St. Bonaventure (13-13)

(1M) Dayton (15-12) vs. (4M) Lehigh (18-8)
(2M) Illinois State (17-13) vs. (3M) Rutgers (13-13)

(1S) North Dakota State (19-8) vs. (4S) UCF (17-9)
(2S) Canisius (18-11) vs. (3S) Georgia Tech (15-12)

(1W) Utah State (18-8) vs. (4W) Northwestern State (15-7)
(2W) Weber State (19-5) vs. (3W) Texas-El Paso (15-12)

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COLLEGEINSIDER POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT

(1) Princeton (13-9) vs. (8) New Jersey Tech (11-11)
(4) Delaware (17-13) vs. (5) Fairfield (17-12)
(3) Boston University (17-12) vs. (6) Wright State (17-11)
(2) Western Illinois (18-7) vs. (7) California Irvine (14-13)

(1) Murray State (18-8) vs. (8) Cal Poly (12-12)
(4) Rider (17-13) vs. (5) Bryant University (18-10)
(3) Green Bay (15-13) vs. (6) Arkansas State (17-10)
(2) Pacific (14-12) vs. (7) Kent State (15-12)

(1) Iona (15-13) vs. (8) North Carolina Central (16-8)
(4) Wagner (17-11) vs. (5) Albany (21-9)
(3) Bradley (16-14) vs. (6) Tennessee State (14-13)
(2) Western Michigan (17-9) vs. (7) Illinois-Chicago (15-13)

(1) Vermont (19-9) vs. (8) South Alabama (15-11)
(4) College of Charleston (21-8) vs. (5) Oral Roberts (16-12)
(3) Oakland (14-14) vs. (6) George Mason (17-12)
(2) Florida Gulf Coast (18-10) vs. (7) Florida International (16-12)

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Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2013 10:23 am
 

Beer's Bracket - 03/01/13

That's a great point... I can't wait!!! Will try to post an updated bracket later... so hard finding the time.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2013 6:44 am
 

Beer's Bracket - 03/01/13

This could be one of the most unpredictable tourneys in history. The only team not subject to daily upsets seems to be Gonzaga.


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