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UNLV 66, @#4 SDSU 63
Oh man, they came thaaaat close. There goes the #1 seed, maybe even #2.
Cinderella hit midnight, apparently.

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Final - OT
#14 Oregon 73, @#24 Arizona 72
Whew.

#2 Gonzaga 78, @#23 BYU 91
Ugh, and to BYU! Sorry, Sister O.
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:crazy: #s 1, 2, 4 & 6 Duke all lost a game this week.
#7 Maryland (22-4) plays @#25 Ohio St (17-9), 4:00 PM ET CBS today, hasn't lost since 1/14, could even move into #1 seed position, or at least solidify #2 seed.

Maryland's last:
NCAA Tournament Champion 2002 (only time ever), 2020? :D
ACC Conference Tournament Champion 2004 (reg season 6th!)
ACC Conference Regular Season Champion 2010 tie (lost conf. quarter)

Big Ten Regular Season:
2nd 2015 (lost conf. semi)
3rd 2016 tie (lost conf. semi), 2017 (lost conf. quarter)

Also, 12:00 PM ET FS1
#9 Penn St (20-6) @ Indiana (17-9)
Go <holds nose> Hoosiers.
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Yes, 2 total wins at the time of their play against Auburn. The bammer and Florida games were early in the season.
Not trying to argue, I'm just confused by your point. Georgia had 12 "total wins" when it beat Auburn.
Conference wins

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:crazy: #s 1, 2, 4 & 6 Duke all lost a game this week....

Also, 12:00 PM ET FS1
#9 Penn St (20-6) @ Indiana (17-9)
Go <holds nose> Hoosiers.
#9 Penn St 60, @Indiana 68
:happy-cheerleaderkid:

Damn, gonna be a huge shakeup in the rankings tomorrow.
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:crazy: #s 1, 2, 4 & 6 Duke all lost a game this week.
#7 Maryland (22-4) plays @#25 Ohio St (17-9), 4:00 PM ET CBS today, hasn't lost since 1/14, could even move into #1 seed position, or at least solidify #2 seed....
Crap, 72-79.

AP Rankings

1 Baylor 24-2 LOST
2 Gonzaga 27-2 LOST
3 Kansas 24-3
4 San Diego State 26-1 LOST
5 Dayton 25-2
6 Duke 23-4 LOST
7 Maryland 22-4 LOST
8 Florida State 23-4
9 Penn State 20-6 LOST
10 Kentucky 22-5
11 Louisville 23-5
12 Villanova 21-6
13 Auburn 23-4 LOST
14 Oregon 21-7 LOST

18 Colorado 21-7 LOST

Only 6 of the top 14 did not LOSE a game this week :shock: .
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Seems to me that a lot of teams did okay by losing in a week when so many other ranked teams lost.

1 Kansas Jayhawks 24-3 Ugh.
2 Baylor Bears 24-2 Ugh. Barely leading the Big 12.
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 27-2 Drop from #2. Coulda been worse. Leading the West Coast.
4 Dayton Flyers 25-2 Won the Atlantic 10?
5 San Diego State Aztecs 26-1 Drop from #4. Coulda been worse.
6 Florida State Seminoles 23-4 Ugh.
7 Duke Blue Devils 23-4 Drop from #6. Coulda been worse.
8 Kentucky Wildcats 22-5 Leading the SEC.
9 Maryland Terrapins 22-5 Drop from #7. Coulda been worse. Leading the Big Ten. :thumbup:
10 Creighton Bluejays 22-6
11 Louisville Cardinals 23-5 Barely leading the ACC over Duke then FSU.
14 Oregon Ducks 21-7 No change, huh. 3rd in the Pac-12, but only 1/2 game from Arizona State.
15 Auburn Tigers 23-4 Drop from #13. Coulda been worse. IF it beats Kentucky on 2/29 and wins out and Kentucky loses another game, I THINK it will win the SEC.

21 Colorado Buffaloes 21-7 Drop from #18. Coulda been worse. 2nd in the Pac-12, but only 1/2 game from Arizona State.

(34) East Tennessee State Buccaneers 25-4 Up from (39). Leading the SoCon. I'm rooting for an NCAA bid even of you don't care, neoplacebo.

Zero votes still: Clemson, Miami FL, UNC.


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Used for seeding and for choosing among bubble teams.

1 Kansas 24-3 Ugh.
2 Baylor 24-2 Ugh.
3 Gonzaga 27-2 Cool. Go Sista O!
4 Dayton 25-2
5 San Diego State 26-1 No change, huh.
6 Duke 23-4 No change, huh.
7 Louisville 23-5
8 Arizona 19-8
9 Creighton 22-6
10 Maryland 22-5 Drop from #7. Coulda been worse.

18 Colorado 21-7

20 Oregon 21-7 Drop from #19. Coulda been worse.

Not ranked: Auburn 23-4 :confusion-scratchheadblue: Ouch.
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Conference wins
Ah.
Ole Miss 58, @#15 Auburn 67. Congrats.

Final - 2OT
#7 Duke 101, Wake Forest (12-15) 113. :( Duke ain't doing very well vs NC teams. Also just lost to North Carolina State, big time, barely escaped UNC the week before.
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ACC tournament should be interesting.
At least UNC doesn't have to waste much money on transportation.

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ACC tournament should be interesting.
At least UNC doesn't have to waste much money on transportation.
Or none? The ACC has 15 members.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Coast_Conference
The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament has 14 teams, which I think is crazy. Opps, never mind, last place UNC qualifies because Georgia Tech is "ineligible for postseason due to NCAA violations ".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_ACC_ ... Tournament
Go Tar Heels! :thumbup:
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Maryland wins after Minnesota stumbles down the stretch..again

This one was equal parts great for Maryland and devastating for Minnesota.

Well, it’s probably more devastating for the Gophers.

Minnesota, its NCAA tournament hopes already barely registering a pulse and its coach’s job security looking increasingly suspect, led the ninth-ranked Terrapins by as many as 17 in the first half and then by eight with just over 2 minutes to play, but absolutely crumbled down the stretch as Maryland got a go-ahead 3 from Darryl Morsell with 1.9 seconds left to deliver a 74-73 victory at Williams Arena....

On the happier side of the ledger is Maryland, which maintained its two-game lead over Michigan State and Penn State along with its chances of a No. 1 seed come selection Sunday. It was the fourth time this season that the Terps have overcome a deficit of at least 14 points to win a game. They played much of the first half without Jalen Smith, who was dealing with foul trouble, while shooting 31 percent from the field and going 2 of 14 from the 3-point line. Smith played all 20 minutes of the second half (scoring 14 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking two shots) while Maryland shot 44.1 percent from the field (although still just 4 of 14 from deep).

All that is a long way of saying that Maryland was pitted against a desperate team on the road, played without one of its most important players and shot it terrible in the first half, but still won....
Whoa. :clap: No. 1 seed would be nice. Looks like I'll be picking my Maryland to win it all in at least one of my brackets. Duke and Gonzaga, too. Maybe I'll even get a little crazy with SDSU, though I don't know about making it Champ.
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#21 Colorado 62 @California 76

Awww, bye-bye ranking and Pac-12 champ.
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UCLA (16-11) @#18 Colorado (21-6), 4:00 PM ET CBS
I remember when UCLA was dominant every year. It's been awhile. Go Buffaloes, because they're the ranked team.
I think I reverse jinxed UCLA.

Thursday’s Things To Know: UCLA leads the Pac-12 and Wisconsin wins at Michigan
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Yes, 2 total wins at the time of their play against Auburn. The bammer and Florida games were early in the season.
Not trying to argue, I'm just confused by your point. Georgia had 12 "total wins" when it beat Auburn.
Conference wins
Ah, thanks. What does that tell you?

15 Auburn @8 Kentucky, 3:45 PM ET CBS. Huge game for both, keeps Auburn's hopes of winning the SEC regular season alive. Good luck. I don't have a personal favorite, but a Kentucky loss will be good for the teams I like. WDE.

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@18 Iowa > 16 Penn St, 12:00 PM ET BTN (grrr)
7 Duke (23-5) @Virginia (20-7), 6:00 PM ET ESPN, Gotta stop the recent slide.
@9 Maryland > 24 Michigan St, 8:00 PM ET ESPN
5 SDSU (27-1) @Nevada (19-10), 8:00 PM ET ESPN2
@3 Gonzaga (28-2) > Saint Mary's (24-6), 10:00 PM ET ESPN2
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16 Penn St 68, 18 Iowa 77. Sweet.
Texas 68, 22 Texas Tech 58. Not a top tier game, but cool. Announcers called it important for (18-11) Texas - bubble team?
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Providence (17-12) 58, @12 Villanova (22-7) 54.
:shock: I don't hate Villanova, but that helps other mid-ranked teams I like. For example, 14 Oregon.

6 Florida St (24-5) 69, @Clemson (15-13) 70
2 Baylor (25-3) 72, @ TCU (16-13) 75

:clap: :clap: Those two really help AP 7 Duke and 9 Maryland!
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Ah, thanks. What does that tell you?

15 Auburn @8 Kentucky, 3:45 PM ET CBS. Huge game for both, keeps Auburn's hopes of winning the SEC regular season alive. Good luck. I don't have a personal favorite, but a Kentucky loss will be good for the teams I like. WDE.
Bummer. Ice cold 2nd half shooting, kept it tight until the end, never could seize the lead.
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7 Duke 50, Virginia 52. Crap. That might sink hopes for a #1 seed, but I don't hate Virginia. I think that these two, FSU and Louisville all still have a shot at the ACC reg season title, not sure who's leading.
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Aztecs show ability to win from behind against a decent, if not great, team. Looks like we won't get that Dook match-up.

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Aztecs show ability to win from behind against a decent, if not great, team.
Congrats, and to Sister O (if she cares) for 3 Gonzaga.
Looks like we won't get that Dook match-up.
What do you know about projections?

9 Maryland got smacked, crap.
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