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Nearly half (46%) of all brackets have Duke,
despite the fact that that will mean they'll
need to beat upto 3 teams that have
already beat them this year 4 times!
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Last 4 years, Saturday had 6 upsets, whereas Sunday saw 11 upsets of fav's,
and fav's on Sunday 6-17-1 ATS, & last 2 years 3-12-1 ATS,
and last year's Sunday favorites went just 1-7 ATS.
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NIT: Play any lesser-known program on the road SUATS
playing a program w/ pride - out of ncaab, they've zero
motivation.
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Interesting aside: dah Bears' Mack admits he wasn't close to being the best athlete whilst attending Buffalo Univ., not even the best player on the football team.    ...1st team athletes in a 2nd class (Mid-Major league).
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PAY TO PLAY

Gots those PAY TO PLAY blues...

$50K Entry Cost to play in the CBI.
This year, 7 schools turned it down!!


But on the other hand, in the '12-'13 season,
NCAA had to pay a MAC team playing an ACC side
— a side that was already being groomed for a win
of the National Championship the following year
(and it did) — game film shows it: The Fix Was In.
FSU pays to play for bigboy bucks, and you don't !!
Often it was that every other positive-play for the
MAC squad NIU was whistled back, and some key
sequences had 3 flags thrown in-a-row!!!  NIU
was jobbed very obviously, and tho' they beat FSU
in every phase's every metric in that game, and
within many more sets of downs, their beating FSU
wasn't enuf to win b/c they couldn't beat the Refs.

The teams in that year's collegiate gridiron theatre
will play out similarly on the college hardwood 2019.
Florida State will square off with Buffalo who's only
Duke and North Carolina matching them in running
a fast tempo offense (Bulls are 19th in the country
in Adjusted Offensive Efficiency as per K. Pomeroy)
and combining the blistering offensive pace with a
top forty defensive efficiency; its now known that
the past seven NCAA tourneys (from 2012 to 2018)
had just one Final Four team ranked beneath Top 40
in defensive efficiency (pts let up/100 possessions)
[Kansas (47th) last year 2018] - moreover, 13 of 28
national semifinal programs had a Def-Eff ranking
well within the Top 10 for this statistic - including 8
placing in the Top 3 !!!  
Now we cement the case with quite possibly thee
key stat for this 2018-19 season: Pts./Poss., wherein
the Bulls are tied w/ Nevada for 16th place; excepting
Zags, all other teams in the WEST region are worse!

So again, we're going to see a lot of "bad calls"
as the ACC Noles with the help of the refs' calls
beat down the MAC's Bulls_ _+ !!!!

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Know the Bulls' "NO!"

If you've not at least skimmed thru, if not perused completely and digested thoroughly the book by Tim Donaghy, then read no further herein & STOP HERE & NOW!


A post providing the necessary insight to 'know the Bulls' "No!" follows thusly:-
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$50K Entry Cost to play in the CBI.
This year, 7 Schools turned it down!!
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Last year -- March 5, 2018
(CNN) "File these in the 'There's A First Time For Everything' folder. Because they've never been seen before in the NCAA tournament.
Ever."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/05/us/applenews-29-march-madness-things/index.html

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NET vs. AP Top 25 vs. Coaches Poll - 19-III-19

NET  AP   Coaches   School     Conference    W/L   
1         2          2         Virginia       ACC             29-3  
2         4          3         Gonzaga    WCC             30-3  
3         #1       #1        Duke          ACC              29-5
4         11        9         Houston      AAC              31-3   
5         6         5         Tennessee    SEC             29-5    
6         7         7         Kentucky      SEC             27-6   
7         3         4         N. Carolina     ACC            27-6
8         5         6        Michigan St.   Big Ten       28-6 
9         8         8        Michigan        Big Ten        28-6
10       9        10       Texas Tech     Big 12          26-6
11       16       15      Virginia Tech  ACC            24-8
12       13      13      Purdue            Big Ten        23-9
13       —    19     Wofford         SoCon           29-4
14       12      12        LSU               SEC              26-6
15       15      16        Buffalo          MAC              31-3
16       10      11    Florida St.       ACC               27-7
17       21      21    Wisconsin       Big Ten          23-10
18       14     18     Auburn           SEC               26-9
19       —       —     Mississ St.    SEC               23-10
20       17      17    Kansas           Big 12           25-9
21       24      23    Iowa St.          Big 12           23-11
22       —    —       Louisville        ACC              20-13
23       20      20    Nevada          MWC            29-4
24       18      14    Kansas St.      Big 12           25-8
25       22      24    Cincinnati      AAC              28-6
26       23      22    Villanova       Big East         25-9
27       —    —    Maryland       Big Ten         22-10
28       —      26    Marquette      Big East        24-9
29       25      25    Utah St.         MWC            28-6

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Rank  Seed  School           Conference    W/L    Road  Neutral   Home     Non Div I


78       13     Northeastern   CAA           23-10       8-6     4-2          11-2      0-0
86       14      Yale             Ivy League   22-7         8-5     2-0          11-2    1-0
100     14    Old Dominion   C-USA       26-8         8-4     4-2         14-2      0-0
103     13     Saint Louis     Atlantic 10   23-12       4-8     4-2         15-2      0-0
115     14     Northern Ky.    Horizon       26-8        7-7     2-0         15-1    2-0
121     14     Georgia St.     Sun Belt      24-9         7-7    4-1         12-1    1-0
124      15    Montana          Big Sky       26-8        9-5     5-1         10-2    2-0
132      15    Colgate            Patriot        24-10       9-9    0-0         14-1    1-0
154      15    Abilene Christ  Southland  27-6        10-4   4-0          9-2     4-0
173      16   Gardner-Webb  Big South  23-11       8-9     2-2         10-0    3-0
176      15   Bradley             MVC          20-14       5-8     5-0         9-6      1-0
202      16   Iona                  MAAC        17-15       6-9     3-3         8-3        0-0
203      16  Fairleigh Dickin NEC           20-13       7-9     0-0         11-4    2-0
205      16   Prairie View      SWAC       22-12       9-12    2-0        10-0    1-0
222    16   N. Dakota St. Summit League 18-15   4-9      4-3        8-3      2-0
302      16  N.C. Central    MEAC              18-15   4-12    4-1       7-2      3-0
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Rank  Seed  School           Conference    W/L    Road  Neutral   Home     Non Div I


43      10        Iowa              Big Ten        22-11       4-6     4-1        14-4      0-0
44      12        Murray St.     OVC            27-4         10-3   2-0        13-1    2-0
45      9          Washington   Pac-12        26-8          7-4    4-3        15-1       0-0
47      11        Belmont         OVC           26-5         12-3   1-1         12-1    1-0
51      12        Oregon          Pac-12       23-12        5-7     5-1        13-4       0-0
55      11        Ohio St.         Big Ten      19-14        5-7     2-1         12-6      0-0
56      11        Temple          AAC            23-9         8-5     2-2         13-2     0-0
57      10       Seton Hall    Big East     20-13        3-8     6-1         11-4      0-0
58      12        Liberty           ASUN        28-6         11-3    1-2         13-1    3-0
61      10        Minnesota     Big Ten      21-13        2-9     6-1         13-3     0-0
63       11       Arizona St.     Pac-12      22-10        6-5     3-2         13-3     0-0
68       13      UC Irvine       Big West     30-5        13-2    5-1         11-2    1-0
71       13     Vermont     America East  27-6        11-4     0-0         15-2   1-0
73       11     St. John's      Big East       21-12       4-7      3-0         14-5      0-0

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Rank  Seed  School           Conference    W/L    Road  Neutral   Home     Non Div I

29       8            Utah St.       MWC           28-6        9-4     5-1        13-1    1-0
30       9            UCF            AAC             23-8        5-6     3-0        15-2       0-0
31       10          Florida         SEC            19-15      5-6     5-3          9-6       0-0
32       11        St Mary's CA WCC           22-11      5-5     3-3         14-3     0-0
34       8           VCU             Atlantic 10   25-7        8-4     1-2         16-1     0-0
36       8           Ole Miss       SEC            20-12      6-5     3-2         11-5     0-0
37       9           Oklahoma    Big 12         19-13       5-7     3-2         11-4     0-0
39       9           Baylor          Big 12         19-13       5-6     1-2         13-5     0-0
40      12        New Mex St.  WAC           30-4        10-2    4-1        14-1    2-0
42      8          Syracuse       ACC            20-13       6-4     1-3        13-6      0-0

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Rank  Seed  School           Conference    W/L    Road  Neutral   Home     Non Div I

15       6             Buffalo          MAC              31-3     12-3    5-0      13-0     1-0
16       4            Florida St.     ACC              27-7     6-4     6-2        15-1       0-0
17       5            Wisconsin     Big Ten         23-10    8-5     3-2       12-3       0-0
18       5            Auburn          SEC             26-9       4-6     7-1       14-2     1-0
19       5            Mississ St.   SEC             23-10     5-5     4-2        14-3      0-0
20       4            Kansas         Big 12           25-9      3-8     5-1        17-0      0-0
21       6            Iowa St.        Big 12           23-11    5-6     6-1        12-4      0-0
22       7            Louisville      ACC             20-13     5-6     1-3        14-4     0-0
23       7            Nevada        MWC            29-4       9-3     5-1        15-0     0-0
24       4            Kansas St.   Big 12           25-8       7-5     4-1        14-2     0-0
25       7            Cincinnati     AAC             28-6       7-4     5-0        16-2     0-0
26       6            Villanova      Big East       25-9       5-7     7-0        13-2     0-0
27       6            Maryland     Big Ten        22-10     6-5     1-2         15-3     0-0
28       5            Marquette    Big East       24-9       7-4     1-2        16-3      0-0

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NET RANKINGS — Thru all regular season & Conf-Tourney games - 18-III-19
Rank  Seed  School           Conference    W/L    Road  Neutral   Home     Non Div I
1         #1            Virginia          ACC               29-3   10-1    4-1    15-1         0-0
2         #1            Gonzaga       WCC              30-3    9-1     4-2    17-0         0-0
3         #1            Duke             ACC               29-5    7-2      7-1    15-2        0-0
4         3              Houston        AAC               31-3    11-1    1-1    19-1         0-0
5         2              Tennessee    SEC               29-5     7-3     4-2    17-0       1-0
6         2              Kentucky       SEC               27-6     8-2     2-3    17-1         0-0
7         #1            N. Carolina    ACC              27-6    11-1    2-3    14-2         0-0
8         2            Michigan St.   Big Ten          28-6     8-4     5-1    15-1         0-0
9         2              Michigan        Big Ten          28-6     7-4     4-1    17-1        0-0
10       3             Texas Tech     Big 12            26-6     6-3     3-2    17-1        0-0
11       4             Virginia Tech  ACC              24-8      5-5     5-1     14-2       0-0
12       3             Purdue          Big Ten          23-9      6-6     2-3     15-0        0-0
13       7             Wofford         SoCon           29-4     11-3    3-0     12-1       3-0
14       3             LSU              SEC               26-6      9-1     2-3     15-2        0-0

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Commish gives Sparty a Spanky

Most Quad One wins on any team
this 2018-19 season on Div. 1 B-ball
& yet it aint enuf to get a #1 seed??

Won the league crown (w/ Purdue)
& then won the B10 Conf. Tourney,
Strongest Conference (8 teams in)
But screw Izzo NETgotiations (SIN)
Izzo's too much a friendly dude??
A wop who has blood-brothers
like Cassius "Clay" Winston smokin'
hot to fight for him and their goal?

Beat Michigan 3 times this year,
but Izzo's friendliness gets jobbed:
His team is not a #1 seed,
& tho' a #2 seed, his team is NOT
the top #2 seed — MSU is not even
placed higher than Michigan —
MSU gets the Top #1 seed, Duke.

His team played the last game of
the year on Sunday, and yet has to
start play earlier than others
starting on Thursday;

Michigan State also is the only team
that has in its own region not one,
but two (2) conference rivals (teams
that won't have to scout them) —
Michigan faces zero conference rivals
as does every other #1 as well as #2
seed (except Kentucky & Tennessee).

Just like Convalesce Rice/Bush type
the director of the NCAAB Tourney's
Commission is also out of Stanford, w/
all the makings of being a prick.

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Black Panther
(+2300)
TAKE THAT !!

Even Spike Lee
returns (+2300)
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Belgische voetbal geladen met camoufleren,
met valse dit en dat opgesteld voor een paar
miljoen euro in het zwart elke maand.
Dejan Veljkovic, scout v 't Sporting Lokeren,
werd vastgehouden na 'n korte verschijning
v 'n justiciepaleis, nie 'n sportpaleis, 'tuurlijk.
Hij heeft wedstrijdvervalsing in 't Belgische
KV Mechelen om ze te mogen redden van
degradatie naar de slechte tweede divisie.
Hij had contacten met veel van de leidende
voetbalclubs in België:
Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard Luik, ezv

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/02/20/opnieuw-16-mensen-verhoord-in-voetbaldossier/
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just gotta see this in Australia:
think it's a double - either way,
it's Lebron in a Progressive TV-
ad, on the same people-mover
in an airport, noticing a poster
showing a caveman Aborigine
that looks a lot like him - and
plays the same theme music:
"And everywhere I go...
There's always something
to remind me...
Of another place and time...
"
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Super Bowl LIII = a Pats reenactment of
dah Bears vs. the LA Rams this season:
dominating D, a few FG's & all of 1 TD !!
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Might also sub-in
L
A
Klay T.  (for Kyrie)
R
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