NCAA Tourny Preview and Observations

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What have you seen so far this year?  I have not watched nearly as much as I have in the past but will start catching more.   

I still like Nevada to make a deep run.  Full team with experience
Houston is a great sleeper despite yesterdays game, that was intense
SEC is stronger than I remember in past years
Duke is a wild card at this point, they may shoot themselves out early

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UCF has serious size and length.  I wouldn't want to play them first weekend
How good is Wofford?  Haven't seen them at all
Buffalo isn't really a sleeper but will be dangerous
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Lotta buzz over Wofford by deeps insider an_light

 
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Houston not really a sleeper as I said above, but they may draw a 3-4 seed so depending where they are placed they may have a very nice value to win their region
 
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Virginia is going to make some noise..I see them as a final four team.
 
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Quote Originally Posted by sports_Network:

Virginia is going to make some noise..I see them as a final four team.

I thought the same many of the last few years also.  With the right bracket they can.  But their grinding style has not served them well in the tourny.  One of the most talented and consistent teams to not make a splash late in March IMO in recent memory
 
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sports is nostalgic......I have UVA winning it all because what a story.  Houston was my sleeper last year and they should have won that game against Michigan.   I have to fade Nevada and almost every West Coast team this year.  Except Oregon.  They might make a decent run if their draw isn't ridiculous.   
 
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Quote Originally Posted by sports_Network:

Virginia is going to make some noise..I see them as a final four team.
 
 
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Tom Izzo has 1 national championship in 24 seasons. He deserves another imo.

What are the odds on Sparty to win it all?
 
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Watch out for my U AT BUFFALO BULLS 

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Duke better hit some 3's tomorrow because inside scoring will be hard against the big man

Michigan will choke up a lead, be ready for live plays on Florida

Morant can carry Racers at least through today

Will UK take the little white boys from Wofford seriously?  The line makers sure are

VTech on high alert...   Liberty will not shoot 17.4% from 3

Buffalo/Texas Tech could be a classic

Sooners stay hot and scare the Hoos

 
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Quote Originally Posted by BWS77:

Duke better hit some 3's tomorrow because inside scoring will be hard against the big man

Michigan will choke up a lead, be ready for live plays on Florida

Morant can carry Racers at least through today

Will UK take the little white boys from Wofford seriously?  The line makers sure are

VTech on high alert...   Liberty will not shoot 17.4% from 3

Buffalo/Texas Tech could be a classic

Sooners stay hot and scare the Hoos

 
 
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Quote Originally Posted by BWS77:

Duke better hit some 3's tomorrow because inside scoring will be hard against the big man

Michigan will choke up a lead, be ready for live plays on Florida

Morant can carry Racers at least through today

Will UK take the little white boys from Wofford seriously?  The line makers sure are

VTech on high alert...   Liberty will not shoot 17.4% from 3

Buffalo/Texas Tech could be a classic

Sooners stay hot and scare the Hoos

i dunno, man. i don't think that florida is going to find the same success they have had on their stretch. they have played some really bad defensive teams and looked very good offensively. i think that stops today. michigan is done playing around. they've played tough d the entire season being in the big 10. the one thign i don't like is the level of competition they have been up against recently. look what happened with msu. they were rolling along against mediocre teams and got cracked against msu. every time florida has played a top 10 team this season. they've lost by over 10 points
 
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Quote Originally Posted by OlDirtyBaztid:

i dunno, man. i don't think that florida is going to find the same success they have had on their stretch. they have played some really bad defensive teams and looked very good offensively. i think that stops today. michigan is done playing around. they've played tough d the entire season being in the big 10. the one thign i don't like is the level of competition they have been up against recently. look what happened with msu. they were rolling along against mediocre teams and got cracked against msu. every time florida has played a top 10 team this season. they've lost by over 10 points
True story i also loved Michigan and thought i had put them into play, come to find out i had not.
 
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Florida State continues to fly under the radar. They have NBA size and length and a nasty but disciplined demeanor. Their game with Gonzaga should be a point spread pick em but they're getting 6-7 points. You can't let a #1 seed look like they're going to lose, but they probably will. 

 
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Quote Originally Posted by Getty3:

Florida State continues to fly under the radar. They have NBA size and length and a nasty but disciplined demeanor. Their game with Gonzaga should be a point spread pick em but they're getting 6-7 points. You can't let a #1 seed look like they're going to lose, but they probably will. 


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Noles +7.5 @ -110   4u  vs Gonzaga

 

BWS, been waiting for this matchup all week

 
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Revenge for the Zags.....otherwise I'd love them...Noles 

Have everything...tough bunch....wont be scared..
 
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Quote Originally Posted by bigred84:

Revenge for the Zags.....otherwise I'd love them...Noles Have everything...tough bunch....wont be scared..

Agreed. I played FSU +7 but they bounced Gonzaga last year. I still think the Seminoles are just a brutal matchup for the Bulldogs and won't be surprised if they beat them again. We shall see. 

 
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I like this Purdue team....  showed character and hunger. pricele$$
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