March Madness 2010 - Live Chat Thread

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  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, the main goal of the first round is not to lose the teams you have going deep into the tournament. A single first round game usually doesn't mean much, bracket-wise

    EDIT: lol @ Rew

    The good kind of lol, though :p
  2. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, this isn't so much a sign that the rest will go well as me enjoying this while it lasts.
  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I had to check my bracket, but I did, too. That worked out. :p
  4. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    This was me a third of the way into the game.
  5. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    lol @ all of you :p

    EDIT: unfortunately, I didn't pick Murray State. But I didn't have Vandy out of the second round, so its not too big of a deal for me.

    And Baylor's now up 4 with 2 minutes to go.
  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Sam Houston St. looks like it's done.
  7. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Sam Houston is dissolving right now, and really letting this start to slip away.
  8. BaronFel88 Jedi Grand Master

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    All year long it felt like there weren't that many elite teams, and given most of the results today, you could say this is a season of parity across a large portion of the NCAA.
  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Yep, there has not been a dominant team this year like last year with Carolina, for example.

    Parity makes things more fun, though. At least come Tourney Time.
  10. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yep, Sam Houston State fell apart there at the end. Oh well, it isn't like we haven't had other great finishes in other games :p

    St Marys-Richmond could be another great finish, though. Good game so far.
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    That's where I'm headed. Who wants to watch K State thump North Texas?



    Yeah, that's what I thought. :p
  12. DarthIntegral Streak for the Colors Winner

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    I disagree. There are dominant teams this year, it's just that after the top-seven (Kansas, Syracuse, Kentucky, Duke, West Virginia, Ohio State, Kansas State), there's not much. Flashes and inconsistency, but that's about it.

    There parity, but it's not at the top. It's in the second-tier and below.
  13. BaronFel88 Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't think West Virginia even belongs in the group. It's basically been Kansas and Kentucky all year, with Syracuse coming out of nowhere to join them.
  14. DarthIntegral Streak for the Colors Winner

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    What? Do you not watch east-coast basketball at all?

    West Virginia has one "bad" loss all year ... and it was in-conference, on the road, at a desperate UCONN team. They have one of the best non-conference wins (beating Ohio State), and they won (arguably) the best conference's tournament.

    Syracuse didn't "come out of nowhere". They've been among the elite teams all year, and pretty much dominated the Big East, outside of Louisville. Without an injury, they are in discussion for the #1 overall seed.
  15. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    West Virginia definitely belongs in the group - they were very close to getting a #1 seed, and with reason.
  16. DarthIntegral Streak for the Colors Winner

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    I can't remember how far I took Richmond in my brackets, but this game could kill me.

    Also, UTEP-Butler is tipping off/early going.

    The Pick: Butler
    Cheering for: Butler

    Gotta love the Horizon league.
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    UTEP up early! Well, 2-1, big deal :p [face_laugh]

    St Mary's now up 7... Richmond's gonna have to come back.
  18. DarthIntegral Streak for the Colors Winner

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    Samhan just went to the bench with foul trouble for St. Mary's. That could (should) open up things for a Spiders comeback.



    If they could make a lay-up.
  19. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    My point was that this season isn't seen as Kansas (for example)'s to loose. There are any number of teams that could win it.
  20. DarthIntegral Streak for the Colors Winner

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    Well ... I think this is game is just about over. St. Mary's will go on to play 'Nova. And we've hit a real lull. Two games that are pretty much over, and one that's just getting underway.

    And, McClain, what I'm saying is I think the fact that we're seeing such good, close games today is a result of after the 7th team, there's not much you can count on, so upsets could be very common. There's not that second-tier set of teams you can bank on this year. I don't know if I'd trust any team seeded below the two-line to win if my life depended on it.
  21. BaronFel88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Syracuse began the season unranked. I think the jump to #1 qualifies as a surprise. And I give West Virginia credit for a spirited Big East tournament, but they weren't in this discussion before that point. They certainly lapped Villanova, who looked like title contenders a month ago and now still can't find themselves.
  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Yep, I gottcha. [face_peace]
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Preseason rankings are meaningless. Syracuse won their first 15 games or something like that - that's not coming out of nowhere. Coming out of nowhere would be going 7-6 or so before conference season, then tearing through a power conference at 15-1 or so.
  24. BaronFel88 Jedi Grand Master

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    But who saw that coming?
  25. DarthIntegral Streak for the Colors Winner

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    walked away from a competitive halftime game, came back and saw Butler +22 in the second half. Crazy. Gonna watch The Office reruns until the next slew of games.
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