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Beer's Bracket - 03/09/13 AM

Posted on: March 9, 2013 12:34 am
 

Auto bids are in CAPS and First Four games are italicized.  Championship: Los Angeles (W) / Arlington (S) winner vs. Indianapolis (M) / Washington DC (E) winner.

Los Angeles (W)
(1W) GONZAGA (28-2) vs. (16W) NORFOLK STATE (21-10) / SOUTHERN (18-9) @Salt Lake
(8W) North Carolina (21-8) vs. (9W) San Diego State (19-8) @Salt Lake
(5W) Wisconsin (20-10) vs. (12W) Villanova (18-12) / Tennessee (18-11) @San Jose
(4W) ARIZONA (23-6) vs. (13W) BUCKNELL (25-5) @San Jose
(6W) VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (24-6) vs. (11W) Iowa State (20-10) @Auburn Hills
(3W) Michigan State (22-7) vs. (14W) STONY BROOK (22-6) @Auburn Hills
(7W) Notre Dame (23-7) vs. (10W) California (20-10) @Salt Lake
(2W) NEW MEXICO (26-4) vs. (15W) MONTANA (20-6) @Salt Lake

Arlington (S)
(1S) KANSAS (26-4) vs. (16S) MERCER (20-10) @Kansas City
(8S) North Carolina State (22-8) vs. (9S) Missouri (22-8) @Kansas City
(5S) Pittsburgh (23-7) vs. (12S) MIDDLE TENNESSEE (27-4) @Dayton
(4S) Ohio State (22-7) vs. (13S) AKRON (23-5) @Dayton
(6S) Colorado State (21-7) vs. (11S) Temple (22-8) @Austin
(3S) Miami (Fla.) (23-6) vs. (14S) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (19-9) @Austin
(7S) Oregon (23-7) vs. (10S) Wichita State (24-7) @Philadelphia
(2S) GEORGETOWN (23-5) vs. (15S) HARVARD (16-9) @Philadelphia

Indianapolis (M)
(1M) INDIANA (25-5) vs. (16M) NORTHEASTERN (19-11) / CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (15-11) @Dayton
(8M) Oklahoma (20-9) vs. (9M) CREIGHTON (24-7) @Dayton
(5M) UNLV (22-7) vs. (12M) La Salle (21-7) / Kentucky (20-10) @Austin
(4M) Syracuse (23-7) vs. (13M) STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (21-3) @Austin
(6M) Minnesota (20-10) vs. (11M) St. Mary's (25-5) @Kansas City
(3M) Kansas State (24-5) vs. (14M) VALPARAISO (23-7) @Kansas City
(7M) Butler (22-7) vs. (10M) Colorado (20-9) @Lexington
(2M) Louisville (25-5) vs. (15M) LONG BEACH STATE (16-11) @Lexington

Washington DC (E)
(1E) DUKE (26-4) vs. (16E) ROBERT MORRIS (23-9) @Philadelphia
(8E) MEMPHIS (26-4) vs. (9E) Illinois (20-10) @Philadelphia
(5E) Oklahoma State (22-7) vs. (12E) BELMONT (22-6) @San Jose
(4E) Marquette (22-7) vs. (13E) LOUISIANA TECH (25-4) @San Jose
(6E) Saint Louis (23-6) vs. (11E) Boise State (18-9) @Lexington
(3E) FLORIDA (24-5) vs. (14E) DAVIDSON (22-7) @Lexington
(7E) UCLA (22-8) vs. (10E) Cincinnati (20-10) @Auburn Hills
(2E) Michigan (24-5) vs. (15E) NIAGARA (18-12) @Auburn Hills

Last Six Pack: Boise State (18-9), Temple (22-8), La Salle (21-7), Kentucky (20-10), Villanova (18-12), Tennessee (18-11)

Added: Boise State (18-9)
Dropped: Virginia (20-10)

Moving Up: DUKE (26-4), Michigan (24-5), Louisville (25-5), Kansas State (24-5), Ohio State (22-7), Pittsburgh (23-7), VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (24-6), UCLA (22-8), Oregon (23-7), Oklahoma (20-9)
Moving Down: GEORGETOWN (23-5), Miami (Fla.) (23-6), Michigan State (22-7), ARIZONA (23-6), Wisconsin (20-10), Butler (22-7), MEMPHIS (26-4), Illinois (20-10), San Diego State (19-8), Colorado (20-9)

Top 5 First Round Individual Matchups
Game 1: (2E) Michigan vs. (15E) Niagara @ Auburn Hills: Trey Burke (19.1 PPG) / Antoine Mason (18.3 PPG)
Game 2: (7E) UCLA vs. (10E) Cincinnati @ Auburn Hills: Shabazz Muhammad (18.1 PPG) / Sean Kilpatrick (17.5 PPG)
Game 3: (2M) Louisville vs. (15M) Long Beach State @ Lexington: Russ Smith (18.4 PPG) / James Ennis (16.9 PPG)
Game 4: (8M) Oklahoma vs. (9M) Creighton @ Dayton: Romero Osby (15.6 PPG) / Doug McDermott (23.4 PPG)
Game 5: (5E) Oklahoma State vs. (12E) Belmont @ San Jose: Markel Brown (15.6 PPG) / Ian Clark (18.1 PPG)

Top 5 Potential Second Round Individual Matchups (Assumes Seeds 12 or Better Advance)
Game 1: (7E) UCLA vs. (2E) Michigan @ Auburn Hills: Shabazz Muhammad (18.1 PPG) / Trey Burke (19.1 PPG)
Game 2: (1M) Indiana vs. (9M) Creighton @ Dayton: Cody Zeller (16.5 PPG) / Doug McDermott (23.4 PPG)
Game 3: (7M) Butler vs. (2M) Louisville @ Lexington: Rotnei Clarke (16.5 PPG) / Russ Smith (18.4 PPG)
Game 4: (1W) Gonzaga vs. (9W) San Diego State @ Salt Lake: Kelly Olynyk (17.7 PPG) / Jamaal Franklin (17 PPG)
Game 5: (1E) Duke vs. (9E) Illinois @ Philadelphia: Seth Curry (17 PPG) / Brandon Paul (16.2 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Thursday & Saturday Games
Auburn Hills: Trey Burke (19.1 PPG), Antoine Mason (18.3 PPG), Shabazz Muhammad (18.1 PPG), Sean Kilpatrick (17.5 PPG), Treveon Graham (15.7 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Friday & Sunday Games
Kansas City: Ben McLemore (16.5 PPG), Matthew Dellavedova (16.5 PPG), Ryan Broekhoff (15.9 PPG), C.J. Leslie (15.2 PPG), Rodney McGruder (14.8 PPG)

Average Distance Traveled
First & Second Round Matchups: 636 miles
Regional Matchups (Assumes Seeds 4 or Better Advance): Los Angeles (W): 2523 miles, Arlington (S): 2117 miles, Indianapolis (M): 525 miles, Washington DC (E): 1041 miles

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NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT

(1) Ole Miss (22-8) vs. (8) Dayton (17-12)
(4) Ohio (22-8) vs. (5) Washington (17-13)
(3) Maryland (20-10) vs. (6) Saint Joseph's (17-11)
(2) Baylor (16-13) vs. (7) Indiana State (16-13)

(1) Stanford (18-13) vs. (8) Florida State (16-14)
(4) Wyoming (16-12) vs. (5) Arkansas (18-12)
(3) Denver (20-8) vs. (6) LSU (18-10)
(2) Brigham Young (20-10) vs. (7) Richmond (17-13)

(1) Massachusetts (18-10) vs. (8) Eastern Kentucky (22-8)
(4) Detroit (18-11) vs. (5) Arizona State (20-10)
(3) Alabama (18-11) vs. (6) St. John's (16-13)
(2) Virginia (20-10) vs. (7) Charlotte (19-10)

(1) Southern Miss (20-8) vs. (8) Santa Clara (19-10)
(4) Providence (17-12) vs. (5) Air Force (14-12)
(3) Northern Iowa (17-13) vs. (6) Xavier (17-12)
(2) Iowa (19-11) vs. (7) New Mexico State (19-10)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL

(1S) Texas A&M (17-13) vs. (4S) Texas-El Paso (16-13)
(2S) Georgia Tech (16-13) vs. (3S) Illinois State (17-14)

(1E) Evansville (17-13) vs. (4E) East Carolina (13-11)
(2E) St. Bonaventure (14-14) vs. (3E) Lehigh (20-8)

(1M) Weber State (21-5) vs. (4M) Princeton (15-9)
(2M) Loyola-Maryland (21-10) vs. (3M) Georgia (15-15)

(1W) North Dakota State (20-8) vs. (4W) Northwestern State (16-8)
(2W) Utah State (19-9) vs. (3W) UCF (18-10)

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COLLEGEINSIDER POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT

(1) Canisius (18-12) vs. (8) Illinois-Chicago (16-14)
(4) Oral Roberts (17-12) vs. (5) Albany (21-10)
(3) Florida Gulf Coast (20-10) vs. (6) California Irvine (15-14)
(2) Murray State (18-9) vs. (7) South Alabama (16-11)

(1) Pacific (16-12) vs. (8) New Jersey Tech (12-11)
(4) Green Bay (16-14) vs. (5) Western Michigan (17-11)
(3) Tennessee State (16-13) vs. (6) Mount St. Mary's (17-13)
(2) Western Illinois (19-7) vs. (7) Arkansas State (17-11)

(1) Vermont (19-10) vs. (8) Fairfield (17-14)
(4) College of Charleston (22-8) vs. (5) North Carolina Central (19-8)
(3) Delaware (18-13) vs. (6) Cal Poly (14-12)
(2) Rider (18-13) vs. (7) Bryant University (19-11)

(1) Iona (17-13) vs. (8) Florida International (16-13)
(4) Wright State (18-11) vs. (5) Kent State (17-12)
(3) Boston University (17-12) vs. (6) George Mason (17-13)
(2) Wagner (19-11) vs. (7) Bradley (16-16)

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