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what are your toughest calls in the first round?

Two games that im having a real tough time predicting in the first round are Cornell vs Temple and Oklahoma St vs G Tech.

What are some of your toughest first round choices?


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Everyone will probably say this, but I am pretty torn between Texas and Wake Forest, but I also think that Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State will be a very good game, with three first round picks playing. I also think that Purdue vs Siena has upset written all over it.

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I am torn between Cornell

I am torn between Cornell vs. Temple, Butler vs. UTEP, and Tennessee vs. SDSU are my toughest calls. Also, whether or not I pick Siena to beat Texas A&M is tough choice.

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I believe texas when

I believe texas when inspired are a great team and they should beat Wake easy. Cornel is pretty solid and should have the edge on Temple but that Georgia tech/Okh st game is tough. I could have gone both ways with that but wind up going Georgia Tech but it really does not matter because Ohio State will crush whatever team. I have Georgetown beating Ohio State though which was a tough decision but Greg Monroe has been playing great and so has Austin Freeman. Evan Turner is good enough to beat any team though even Kansas if they can get by Georgetown. i remember either last year or the year before my bracket wound up with all top 1's and someone told me i was wrong and there no way it could happen and it happened that year. I just picked the teams i felt would win and I actually watched and followed teams and it just so happens that the really good team were just that much better than all the rest.

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I'm torn between Butler vs

I'm torn between Butler vs Utep. I love Butler and my heart tells me to pick them... My brain doesn't though!

Michigan St. and New Mexico St. I think MSU is primed for the upset because they're having a lot of team chemistry issues right now with suspensions and injuries. They do have Tom Izzo though.

I'm also stuck on BYU vs Florida. BYU has had a better season, but Florida has better athletes and a great coach.

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TEZOOOOOOO I want to pick

TEZOOOOOOO I want to pick Butler as well, but they got a bad draw with UTEP. Caracter will have his way against Matt Howard. Yo next year I expect to somehow get to Indiana and see a Butler game.

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I think with the bracket is

I think with the bracket is to be as positive as possible on your championship team (of course), but the final 4's, elite 8's and sweet 16's. Last year I won some brackets and lost 7 first round games, but had 13 sweet 16 teams, 5 elite 8, and 3 final four, and UNC winning it all.

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i like butler over utep.

i like butler over utep. I've seen both teams a few times this year and butler seems like a better executing team. Culpepper can get hot, but i also like shelvin mack from butler to have a good game to kinda off set what culpepper does.

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You're right on there...

You're right on there...

Utep is more athletic, but I watched Butler live vs Sienna, a more athletic team, and Butler gave them the business. I'm going with Butler over Utep. I just worry about Howard getting into foul trouble. He's been foul prone all season and Butler doesn't have a lot of depth at the 4/5 spots. Caracter could have his way with Howard.

And knicksfan7... Just let me know man lol.

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Tezo you would get a kick

Tezo you would get a kick out of this. I was at the Big East Tournament, Day 2. During the Night Session I met some Siena fans and was talking to them, and we were talking about the Butler game, and they were saying how after that game showed that Siena still has more work to do to be on the same level as Butler. They also said if I want to come up I am welcome to. I think I will do some college basketball traveling next year, lol.

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Yea... Butler handed it to

Yea... Butler handed it to them and exposed a lot of their weaknesses. Their point guard can dribble and pass, but he can't score.

You should definitely take them up on that offer! I haven't been out of the state to watch a basketball game in awhile... The last time I did was during my senior year of college... One of my friends was the manager on Alabama's basketball team at the time and I flew down to watch Alabama vs LSU. That was Alonzo Gee, Jamario Davidson vs Big Baby and Tyrus Thomas. Good game. I actually met Big Baby before the game. I remember thinking, "This dude should be a defensive tackle."

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Tezo, did you grow up your

Tezo, did you grow up your whole life in Indiana?? Also did you play any ball in your day?? And I will take them up on there offer. They're trying to work something out with BYU to play against them because Jimmer Fredette is from Upstate NY near Siena, he didn't go to Siena because Siena is Catholic and Jimmer is a mormon.

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Yep... Indianapolis, Indiana

Yep... Indianapolis, Indiana born and raised lol. I played ball for North Central High School (Jason Gardner/Eric Gordon). I then went to Vincennes JUCO (Shawn Marion/Carl Landry) for two years after and then to Indiana State (Larry Bird lol) for my final two years. I had some overseas opportunities, but decided to take an internship with Eli Lilly instead. I ended up getting offered a full-time job and have been there ever since!

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what's Eli Lilly?? Yeah,

what's Eli Lilly?? Yeah, never played organized ball in my life. Growing up with a bunch of suburban kids a lot of there dad's coached, and took away the fun in the game, so I quit just played on the playground. I have that itch to get back into playing. I want to train this summer and play club basketball at Hofstra for my junior and senior years. My boss at one of my jobs played 2 years at Liberty and then 2 years at a D2 school could have played overseas but had back surgery and wasn't the same, so he just hung it up.

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Eli Lilly is a

Eli Lilly is a pharmaceutical company. You've probably heard of some of our products like Cialis... There are commercials for it all the time. I know you've probably heard of Prozac.

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bahahahaha yes I have heard

bahahahaha yes I have heard of both and use neither. thank god on not using the first one, but if something unfortunate ever happened....I would know who to contact.....lol.

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UNLV-Northern Iowa: 50/50 on them right now (slight edge to N. Iowa)

Zags-Florida State: Zags fan, but they look like they may get bounced in the 1st round, 45/55

BYU-Florida: 60/40

California-Louisville: 50/50 split

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