March Madness Early Games Open Thread

Submitted by Chuck Norris on March 16th, 2017 at 12:12 PM

12:15- 12 Princeton vs. 5 Notre Dame CBS

12:40- 12 UNCW vs. 5 Virginia TruTV

1:30- 13 Winthrop vs. 4 Butler TNT

2- 16 SDSU vs. 1 Gonzaga TBS

2:45- 13 Bucknell vs. 4 WVU CBS

3:10- 13 E Tennessee State vs. 4 Florida TruTV

4- 12 Middle Tennessee State vs. 5 Minnesota TNT

4:30- 9 Vanderbilt vs. 8 Northwestern TBS

Who ya got on upset alert?


Chuck Norris

March 16th, 2017 at 12:20 PM ^

My picks:

Princeton over ND


Butler over Winthrop

Zags over SDSU

WVU over Bucknell

E Tennessee State over Florida

Minny over MTSU

NW over Vandy




March 16th, 2017 at 12:25 PM ^

Ah beat me to the thread by a few minutes!  Will request the other one taken down.


ND over Princeton
UNCW over Virginia
Butler over Winthrop
Gonzaga over SDSU
Bucknell over WVU
ETSU over Florida
MTSU over Minnesota
NW over Vandy

Upset city!


March 16th, 2017 at 3:55 PM ^

I have MTSU and Winthrop.

I can't believe I picked against Butler, but I always go with my first reaction.

It usually works out pretty well. But, my gut was all over FSU this year. So yeah.. I may need to get a gut adjustment.

I'm also not crazy about my Villanova pick. But, I wasn't sold on anyone else.

How many people are watching at work so I don't feel quite so guilty.


March 16th, 2017 at 12:45 PM ^

I think they may very well find their matchup with (likely) West Virginia more to their liking. Hate to say it, but I think ND is probably a Sweet 16 team this season -- at least.

Hope I'm wrong. Go Princeton.




March 16th, 2017 at 12:51 PM ^

I have ND going to the regional final and losing to Gonzaga. FWIW, I also have Michigan going to the Final Four facing the winner of Kentucky-Carolina with Villanova-Arizona in the other semi-final. Yet to decide who Michigan will face Since it's my own bracket, I don't have to worry about filling it out completely, Chances are my bracket will be completely busted by Sunday.


March 16th, 2017 at 12:51 PM ^

I was gonna pick NC-Wilmington over VA as an upset special...but didn't pull the trigger. Hope I don't regret that one. VA's offense is, well...ummm....offensive.