spoiler alert: i linked this
Two 16 seeds in Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Florida Gulf Coast in the first game.
FGCU 96 F Dickinson 65
The two 11 seeds play tonight, this game will have a major impact on brackets.
Vanderbilt 30 Wichita State 30
If Wichita State wins I think I will pick them to move to the round of 32, I don't think Vanderbilt has it in them.
It's been almost exactly 20 years since Maurice Taylor's Ford Explorer flipped over on Feb. 17, 1996, sending our basketball program into the depths. Bad news continues to plague the people who were in the vehicle that day:
Mateen Cleaves, the recruit who was out for a good time that night, was charged today with sexual assault, and the case sounds nasty.
Maurie Taylor was banned from the Michigan program for 10 years after being implicated in the Ed Martin scandal.
Louis Bullock suffered the same punishment - banishment for 10 years.
Robert Traylor died in 2011.
Only Willie Mitchell and Ron Oliver have escaped the curse. I have no idea what Mitchell is doing now, but Google says that after tranferring from U-M to UAB, he spent a lot of years bouncing around basketball's minor leagues and foreign leagues. I hope he's OK.
Ron Oliver appears to be doing great. He's currently the Director of Basketball Operations at Florida Atlantic after spending 15 years in various positions in the NBA and college.
Ace, I'm (EDIT) now pretty sure it was (EDIT) not you that over the last couple years shared a BRILLIANT Excel file for comparing tournament teams.
May you please (EDIT) ask Seth if we can haz again?
If I missed it being posted already, apologies. If this isn't thread worthy, apologies (and take it down). And if the title of this thread sucks, sorry. It was originally:
ACE SETH: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE THAT EXCEL FILE WITH THE TOURNAMENT TEAMS AND THEIR KENPOM RANKINGS SO I CAN COMPARE TEAMS AND HAVE BRACKET PICKING SUCCESS.
Too long, right?
Ace, Seth, thanks in advance for delivering, trying, etc.
Above is the link to the SB article.
They filled out the NCAAT Bracket as if it were the football teams playing the games.
Of course Harbaugh storms into the final four:
Michigan State (aka disrespect!)
Breaking down the Michigan-MSU Final Four game:
We already know how Michigan State-Michigan would play out, based on the authoritative, decisive, leave-no-doubt, wire-to-wire domination of the Wolverines displayed by MSU in their most recent football meeting, when the Spartans beat their rivals down for a full four quarters in totally replicable fashion. That game would've ended up exactly the same way if they'd played it 100 times, everyone agrees.
And finally, the championship game between Oklahoma and MSU:
Our championship pits two College Football Playoff teams, and we'll go with the one that finished rated more highly by the polls and computers and that actually managed to score points in the Playoff.
For the third straight year, WBB is headed to the WNIT.
This is the 7th year in a row Michigan will be in the postseason which is now the new program record.
Michigan hosts Wright State on Wednesday at 7pm in the First Round. Potential Third Round game with Northwestern.
Take some quizzes and post your scores.
First one is some other guy's quiz I saw on the front page that's pretty cool.
Name the NCAA Coach based on a picture of them yelling:
The second one is one I made a while ago and posted here last year or the year before.
Name the state where the NCAA D1 team is located: