NCAA Tournament 2012 Thread
^No, not random upsets, thinking back the St. Mary's pick was a bit foolish, but the I really thought the Lobos had what it took to go to the final four. However I was very weary of picking them over Lousville. Those weren't random upsets, but they just didn't pan out.
I did have Ohio in the Sweet 16, I had Duke going out in the second round, but too bad I had Notre Dame over them, if it weren't for Vandy choking, Murray St Choking, and VCU choking, along with FSU, and the Lobos I'd be in this thing, but I lost all the close games, lol.
Louisville was too athletic and quick in the backcourt for Michigan State, especially since they dont have a steady PG really.
Wisconsin needs more athleticism man. They have shooters and Jordan Taylor had a great last 2 or 3 years, but they just dont have the athleticism to make it over that Sweet 16 hump man.
This Marquette v. Florida matchup has intrigue. 2 guard heavy teams, but I think Crowder is the mismatch as usual.
Deshaun Thomas has 20 points at halftime against Cincy. He is an underrated prospect due to his ability to be a mismatch and put the ball in the hoop. He has a knack for scoring and at 6'7 240, he is strong enough to function anywhere from 8-18 ft just as much as 22 ft. Dion Dixon has been ineffective, and Yancy Gates has been floating like he has a penchant for doing at times and he got hit with 2 fouls.
Does Wisconsin even have a PG for next year?
Joe Jackson's son is on the roster and he played a little this year. He's a combo guard in the Travon Hughes mold
keep an eye on jae crowder!!! this guy is ALWAYS in the right place...
Yeah, I think Gasser will play the point for Wiscansin.
If Jackson plays well next year then they could be really good. Evans, Gasser, Berggren, Bruesewitz, Brust, Sam Dekker coming in and they always have someone new step up every year.
Cincy with the comeback!!
How epic would a Cincy vs Xavier final be?
I would actually love that, Aamir.
Big fan of both squads even though they're rivals.
Cashmere Wright has stepped up as a leader for this team, I never really liked him as a PG but he's grown up alot.
Kilpatrick for Cincy is an athletic guy with length and energy, and he hasnt shot bad this game. Intriguing prospect as well
Brad Beal and Sullinger helped their draft stock today....
Clean sweep tonight baby. Going for that clean sweep tomorrow.
Peep The Don's Pool.
Even if I get Florida right over Louisville, youll still have me by ten points because we have the same picks for the rest.
seriously how GOOD are this matchups:
tyshawn taylor - lorenzo brown
thomas robinson - c.j. leslie
Amazing, and I like NC State to win.
Ohio on the fence, with Kendall Marshall sitting out. Zeller getting loose early down low.
Just when I though Ohio stood absolutely no chance, quick 8-0 run to bring it back within 7.
same with the baylor game.... after that acy monster dunk i thought to myself "ok, this is over"... then xavier makes a run.
doesn't it always happen... it's weird!!!!!!
acy: another monster dunk!!!!
Quincy Acy is a damn freak of nature
i'd like for the heat to take a look at him in the second
edit: another dunk
Quicy Acy, 16 points and 14 rebounds so far
Don't understand what Barnes is thinking. He's way too predictable. Take two dribbles and step back. He just needs to take one more dribble and he's right at the rim, he's bailing out too soon.
As expected UNC is a lost cause without a point guard.
Happened with Felton and Lawson. Happening again with Marshall.
I had not realized how important Kendall Marshall was for this team. I mean, they have three 1st round picks on the floor and they're struggling.
It's really not surprising to me. I remember UNC in 2004-2005 a team with Sean May, Marvin Williams, McCants, and Jawad Williams would lose to mediocre teams without Felton. Santa Clara was one of them if I remember.
Harrison Barnes doesn't have that killer instinct.
I'll take Terrence Ross over him, no doubt, even though Ross is going 10-15 spots lower than Barnes in the mocks.
I wouldn't. Barnes hasn't played well at all, but I'm still definitely taking him over T-Ross.
Edit: He wouldn't still be shooting if he lacked a killer instinct.
Ross is a freak. I wouldn't want to compare anyone to D-Wade but have you seen the way Ross creates on the bounce?
I don't know how UNC beats Kansas or NC State without Kendall Marshall now.
Ohio scored 2 points in overtime, freethrows.
Yeah, he's good. But remember who's playing in the Elite 8 next week instead of the NIT. UW isn't as talented as UNC, but they are too good to be in the NIT. Barnes mistakes are magnified by a lot, which isn't the case for Ross. He'll still be very good at the next level.
6/6 for my Elite 8.
Lez go NC St. and KY.
off topic: am i the only one who thinks the indiana coach looks like a molester?
Wow, there are way too many foul calls.
I think the same thing, Future Scout. He's a sweet man though.
I'm looking at the stat sheet..
Tyler Zeller got 20 pts and 22 rebounds and Stillman White had 6 assists with 0 turnovers.
i'd like to point out how close leslie is to t-rob height-wise
P.S., if Kendall Marshall is good to go, you will lose by 15.
The Ville, baby.
If you weren't such a biased UL fan, your bracket would be sucking right now!
PG, I live in Illinois (went to Northwestern) and have no connection to The Ville. Just love the way their team is built.
Big Ten 'till I die.
Kentucky has HORSES. Purebred horses out there. That defense? Woah.
Perry Jones is not tough, Im getting more and more concerned about him.
Quincy Acy is the only player on Baylor who is competing. That's why I really like Acy.
Shouts out to Coach Frank Martin for being on CBS as an analyst right now! He's doing great too, Charles and Kenny too.
Could I win the bracket if I got the finals matchup right and winner? Even if I had Missouri and FSU in the final four?
never mind, surprised how many people picked the final four right. I think Kansas vs. Kentucky, and that's wat I picked.
John Henson has some range on his shot. 3 years in college definitely worth it
UNC needs to rebound the damn ball. It's disgraceful how many offensive boards KU is getting right now.
It would be a lot more enjoyable game if the CBS director wasn't semi-incompetent. Why is he giving us a long distance, ultra wide, panoramic view of the court? It's like watching the game from high up in the balcony. He seems much more interested in showing us the crowd as opposed to the game.
The camera work in the Baylor-Kentucky game was vastly superior. In that game the director brought the viewer down on the court and it made the experience so much better.