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Re: College basketball

Unread post by O Really » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:06 pm

Welcome to the big time, billy.p. :oops:

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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:11 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:33 pm
I guess they could be baiting us.
In my vast experience, 2 people, 100% of Auburn fans are sensitive that way. :P

Congrats, even in the event of an unlikely comeback.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 pm

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Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:51 pm
... My Duke bracket's best dropped from 5th to a tie for 7th and just $5 back, it's done :( . MSU is the nail in the coffin. :(
My UNC bracket can still tie for 1st! :thumbup: $162.75 or $116.25.
My Zags bracket can still win 1st! :thumbup: :thumbup: $162.75
My VA bracket best drops from a tie for 2nd to 6th, $23.25 :( . Watch, all this effort to lose $1.75. Thanks to Auburn now down to 7th, $5 back. :(
The other brackets no longer matter.

7:09 PM EDT CBS
3 LSU > 2 Mich St
It helps my potential tie for 1st UNC bracket if LSU wins. Out of the money now. :(
It helps my potential 1st Zags bracket if Mich St wins.
So, going with who I want, but either pool-wise.

7:29 PM EDT TBS
1 North Carolina > 5 Auburn CONGRATS! Only 3% of our pool picked Auburn to win this game, 1% to make the Final 4. It is "Cinderella" now.
All brackets.

9:39 PM EDT CBS
1 Duke > 4 Virginia Tech
All brackets.

9:57 PM EDT TBS
3 Houston > 2 Kentucky, upset!
A Kentucky win drops my:
UNC best bracket from a tie from 1st to a tie for 2nd, $116.25 or $69.75 after the tiebreaker. Irrelevant.
Zags best bracket from 1st to 4th, $55.80.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:50 pm

O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Welcome to the big time, billy.p. :oops:
I hope Okeeke's injury isn't too serious. He's likely out for the playoffs.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:25 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:50 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Welcome to the big time, billy.p. :oops:
I hope Okeeke's injury isn't too serious. He's likely out for the playoffs.
Better than TN, again. Will be able to claim superiority to KY if Houston wins, or will have a chance to exact revenge on Sun.
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... 3 Houston > 2 Kentucky, upset!
A Kentucky win drops my Zags best bracket from 1st to 4th, $55.80.
Surprisingly, it makes no difference to me whether the Zags beat Duke, MSU or VT in the semi, but I personally prefer it if Duke gets that far. Of course, Texas Tech would kill me dead.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:44 am

Wow. Both VT and Houston could have tied it on easy shots at the end, but blew it.

Because of other results today it turns out that the Kentucky win does NOT drop my Zags best bracket from 1st to 4th. IF Auburn beats VA to reach the Final, which 0% of us predicted, and then loses to the Zags, I win still win 1st, $162.75. :thumbup:

WDE

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6:09 PM EDT TBS
1 Gonzaga > 3 Texas Tech

8:49 PM EDT TBS
1 Virginia > 3 Purdue
A Purdue win drops my best into a tie for 4th.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:19 am

Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:44 am
Wow. Both VT and Houston could have tied it on easy shots at the end, but blew it.

Because of other results today it turns out that the Kentucky win does NOT drop my Zags best bracket from 1st to 4th. IF Auburn beats VA to reach the Final, which 0% of us predicted, and then loses to the Zags, I win still win 1st, $162.75. :thumbup:

WDE

Sat:
Gonzaga > Texas Tech
Virginia > Purdue

A Purdue win drops my best into a tie for 4th.
I had thought the Duke and Kentucky games would be decisive and Auburn winning in a squeaker or losing big. Shows that I didn't have the faith. NC also appeared to have been convinced that they were going to win big.

I couldn't understand why we were playing inside for the entire first half for the first time ever, until the 2nd half. Only 5 3s in the 1st, 12 in the 2nd.

UNC played as clean a game as we have been in all year.

And finally, Pearl's breakdown over Chuma showed (to me anyway) a coach much more concerned about the kid than about winning at all costs, unlike a so-called journalist who peddles bs because it sells better than honesty.

And on to Kentucky - our last loss was to them. They beat us by 27.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:15 am

Yahoo!
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2,393,185th Rank
My winning Houston is out and I can only score further points on Gonzaga Elite 8 and final 4 wins, 2 of the remaining 7 games. I’m pretty sure that won’t even get me back to average.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:44 am
Because of other results today it turns out that the Kentucky win does NOT drop my Zags best bracket from 1st to 4th. IF Auburn beats VA to reach the Final, which 0% of us predicted, and then loses to the Zags, I win still win 1st, $162.75. :thumbup:

WDE

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6:09 PM EDT TBS
1 Gonzaga > 3 Texas Tech
Bracket dead :( . Gonzaga got screwed near the end by a crucial non-call of an out-of-bounds, but Texas Tech played a helluva game and likely would have won regardless.
1 Virginia > 3 Purdue
Wow, Virginia forced OT on a buzzer beater, barely won.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:56 am

Chuma has a torn ACL, surgery on Tuesday. I hope it doesn't hurt his draft pick too much, or if it does, maybe he'll decide to give us another year.

Kentucky will be tough without him.

Speaking of Kentucky, I sure hope they don't get to bring their boy Doug Shows.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:37 pm

We are baiting them.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:41 pm

I can see that they're being lulled into complacency . . . almost.

Last year the University of Maryland, Baltimore County became the first 16-seed to defeat a 1-seed in the men's tournament by defeating Virginia 74–54, the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. Whatever happens now, Virginia and its fans must be sooo relieved to reach the Final 4.

UMBC then lost to 9 seed Kansas State in the Second Round, who then beat 5 seed KY before losing to 11 seed Loyola–Chicago, who then lost to 3 seed Michigan.

This year 4 seed Kansas State lost to 13 seed UC Irvine in the 1st round.

Madness.

In Yahoo! I'm now at 34/58, 2,427,536th Rank out of 3,077,061 Members and can't win any more after the Gonzaga loss. I'm approaching and will certainly reach the 20th percentile today. How low can I go?
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Re: College basketball

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Vrede too wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:41 pm
. How low can I go?
Have you tried coin flipping? PIcking by mascot? Blindfold darts? Players' astrological signs? Red state/Blue state team?

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:12 pm

OT, of course.
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Have you tried coin flipping? PIcking by mascot? Blindfold darts? Players' astrological signs? Red state/Blue state team?
Close. I tried Nate Silver on your advice a couple or three years ago. It did not go well. He originally had UNC and Gonzaga in the final 4 this year (and Duke and VA). Anyhow, that was my throwaway, Houston wins it all bracket.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:52 pm

Wow, CONGRATS!

And BEST in the SEC.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:26 pm

Vrede too wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:37 pm
March
Close one, in keeping with their current rankings. You even won the 2nd half. I take it that the officiating was decent. :P

"... Duke withstood its toughest test of the season so far ...

Up next #3 Gonzaga, Wed. 1700 ET. For your sake I'll hope that Duke beats it worse than it did Auburn. Good luck vs AZ Wed. 2330 ET.

March it is. I would not lay a bet on the outcome now.

SAN DIEGO STATE 79, XAVIER 74
Funny how this doesn't sync with Duke-Auburn and yesterday's games. Maybe y'all drained Xavier.

Looks more and more like a possibility.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:28 pm

Vrede too wrote:
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Wow, CONGRATS!

And BEST in the SEC.
We sure spent a lot of time looking confused, but it all worked out.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by O Really » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:14 pm

WDE indeed!
Congratulations!

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:20 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:28 pm
We sure spent a lot of time looking confused, but it all worked out.
WDE
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 pm
1 North Carolina > 5 Auburn CONGRATS! Only 3% of our pool picked Auburn to win this game, 1% to make the Final 4. It is "Cinderella" now.
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:44 am
IF Auburn beats VA to reach the Final, which 0% of us predicted ...
Vrede too wrote:
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In Yahoo! I'm now at 34/58, 2,427,536th Rank out of 3,077,061 Members and can't win any more after the Gonzaga loss. I'm approaching and will certainly reach the 20th percentile today. How low can I go?
Now 2,430,492nd Rank, a change of only 2956, meaning that only 0.096% picked Auburn to make the Final 4.

0% of us predicted TT to make the Final, too. Our pool could realistically be done after the semis.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:09 pm

Damn, not Michigan.
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