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College Hoops, April 2-4 **Final Four**

Old 03-28-05, 07:46 AM
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College Hoops, April 2-4 **Final Four**

The March to the Arch concludes....

SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 2

6:07pm Louisville #4 Illinois #1 CBS - HD (National)
8:47pm Michigan St. #5 North Carolina #1 CBS - HD (National)

Monday, April 4

9:07pm Championship Game CBS - HD (National)
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Old 03-28-05, 07:46 AM
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DVDTalk Pick 'em Standings/Permutations

Here are the current DVDTalk Pick'em standings...

Rank: Team (Points)
1: Nameless Wonders (84)
2: dick's picks (79)
3: jdpatri's picks (73)
4: pick set name (72)
5: CrossDressingFlamers (71)
5: shizawn (71)
7: davidlynchfan (70)
7: planetaire (70)
9: Buzzards Pick-em Clean (68)
10: Evenflow's Picks (67)
10: Josh's picks (67)
10: Maryland Fightin' Amish (67)
10: NCAA nose pickers (67)
14: Clemente's Sheet of Integrity (66)
15: Dr_Evil's Picks (65)
15: Incorrect Picks (65)
15: The Flaming Turds (65)
18: Chris K (64)
19: Dabaomb Squad (63)
19: Gator Bait (63)
21: Cusm (62)
22: J.J. Redick Will You Marry Me? (61)
22: Mopower (61)
24: dancinns' picks (60)
24: Doctor Gonzo's Picks! (60)
24: Scorp's Master-Locks (60)
27: Hard Boiled Hoops (59)
27: Magicmanej (59)
27: the meka of college basketball (59)
30: Billy Packer's Ego (58)
30: Patman's Picks (58)
32: B.A.'s picks (57)
32: deadlax97 (57)
34: RaptorsFan (56)
34: What No Buffs? (56)
36: crooksha's picks (55)
36: Sensational Selex (55)
38: 24 FPS (54)
39: MSUSpitoons (53)
40: MrX (52)
41: Buffalo Freeze (50)
42: Mano's picks (49)
43: PA Flyguys (48)
44: RPI Sucks (36)

Here are the possible championship outcomes:

Illinois beats North Carolina
1: dick's picks (151)
2: NCAA nose pickers (139)
3: Doctor Gonzo's Picks! (132)
4: Magicmanej (131)
5: Billy Packer's Ego (130)

Illinois beats Michigan State
1: dick's picks (135)
2: NCAA nose pickers (123)
3: jdpatri's picks (121)
4: Mopower (117)
5: Doctor Gonzo's Picks! (116)

Louisville beats North Carolina
1: pick set name (112)
2: Nameless Wonders (108)
3: dick's picks (103)
4: CrossDressingFlamers (95)
(tie): shizawn (95)

Louisville beats Michigan State
1: pick set name (96)
2: Nameless Wonders (92)
3: Evenflow's Picks (91)
4: dick's picks (87)
5: davidlynchfan (86)

North Carolina beats Illinois
1: Nameless Wonders (156)
2: CrossDressingFlamers (143)
(tie):*shizawn (143)
4: planetaire (142)
5: Josh's picks (139)

North Carolina beats Louisville
1: pick set name (144)
2: Nameless Wonders (140)
3: CrossDressingFlamers (127)
(tie): shizawn (127)
5: planetaire (126)

Michigan State beats Illinois
1: Nameless Wonders (108)
2: dick's picks (103)
3: CrossDressingFlamers (95)
(tie): shizawn (95)
5: planetaire (94)

Michigan State beats Louisville
1: pick set name (96)
2: Nameless Wonders (92)
3: Evenflow's Picks (91)
4: dick's picks (87)
5: davidlynchfan (86)

In Summary:
Louisville makes finals: pick set name
Illinois makes finals and wins: dick's picks
Illinois makes finals and loses: Nameless Wonders

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Old 03-28-05, 08:41 AM
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If anyone still hasn't found a hotel room for the Final4, I will rent you a room at my house (or my parents' house) for the price of one ticket. In addition to to the room and board, you will not have to worry about purchasing food or drink for the duration of your stay in the St. Louis Metro area.

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Old 03-28-05, 09:56 AM
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Sheesh. I start all the weekly college hoops threads for the season and someone has to swoop in and start the final one. That's gratitude.

BTW, you should have said March 29 - April 4 since there is another college hoops tournament going on Tuesday and Thursday that 1 or 2 of us will be watching.

NIT SCHEDULE:

SEMIFINALS (at Madison Square Garden - New York)
Tuesday, March 29
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Saint Joseph's (23-11) vs Memphis (22-15), 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
South Carolina (18-13) vs Maryland (19-12), 9:30 p.m. ESPN2

FINALS (at Madison Square Garden - New York)
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Thursday, March 31 7:00 p.m. ESPN (hd)
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Old 03-28-05, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by B.A.
If anyone still hasn't found a hotel room for the Final4, I will rent you a room at my house (or my parents' house) for the price of one ticket. In addition to to the room and board, you will not have to worry about purchasing food or drink for the duration of your stay in the St. Louis Metro area.

I'm in. As long as:

1. I can bring my dog
2. You don't stick me in a bedroom with a bunch of Duke crap on the walls
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Old 03-28-05, 12:13 PM
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I didn't even bother posting last week's thread, still trying to come down after Saturday's high.

The Zona haters are hilarious though.

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Old 03-28-05, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommy_Harn
I'm in. As long as:

1. I can bring my dog
2. You don't stick me in a bedroom with a bunch of Duke crap on the walls
You have a spare ticket?


I have a dog, and if they don't get along she can be put in her dog-pen in the backyard. But your dog has to stay off my freakin' couch.

I only have one Duke pennant hanging on one wall of my home office. That's it - I'm not 13 anymore and they haven't won any back-to-back championships in a while.



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Come to think of it - I don't know anyone w/ tickets to the games this weekend. My soon-to-be-former boss is a U of I alum and he probably has tickets, but I don't give two shits about him really so he doesn't count.
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Old 03-28-05, 02:28 PM
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sonfof!!! if I had entered the DVDTalk league with my current bracket, i would be in 1st place by 9 points (93) with both my finals teams left.
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wow i didn't know i was actually doing so well. i looked at the top 50 ranking and it looks like i am in the top 25! nice. however, for some reason yahoo shows my rank as 108,043. any idea why?
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I'm surprised that Carolina and Roy Williams seem to be getting bashed quite a bit this week in the media. Everybody seems to be getting their digs in. Many are predicting an all Big Ten final.
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Old 03-30-05, 10:29 AM
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I too have been surprised at how many are giving MSU the edge in this game. I harbor no illusions about this match-up, and quite honestly expect UNC to win fairly easily should they play as well as they are capable. MSU's only real chance is foul trouble and an off night from either May or Felton. But who knows....that's why they play the games. Personally, after all the chest thumping by Big Ten fans, I expect it to be a L'Ville - UNC final.
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yeah i have been surprized too. it seems everyone is picking MSU to beat them... and i'm in UNC country! go spartans.
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Bettors certainly like MSU getting the pts - they have 57% of the action right now.

The even more amazing stat is that people love (74%) the Over (146-147) in the L'Ville game.
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Well the Spartans did just beat two top-ten teams in three days....
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I have no problem with MSU being favored. That makes sense. What doesn't make sense are the comments I've been hearing. "They're too lazy", "They don't want it enough", "Roy can't win the big game", "Carolina players are dumb between the ears", etc. Pretty brutal stuff. I'm not sure where all the hatred is coming from.
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BTW, who exactly is giving MSU the edge? The ESPN 'experts?' The same ones who thought Wake would go deep into the tourney?

For the record, the line is UNC -5.
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Originally Posted by Tommy_Harn
I'm not sure where all the hatred is coming from.

The hate comes because they are UNC, one of the most successful college basketball programs of all time. I certainly hate them. Not as much as I hate the Dookies though.
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So I'm watching PTI yesterday and the topic of Matt Doherty and college vacancies is discussed. Can anyone explain to me why UVA would not be interested in this guy?
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So I'm watching PTI yesterday and the topic of Matt Doherty and college vacancies is discussed. Can anyone explain to me why UVA would not be interested in this guy?
I think Doherty is going to have to get back into coaching at the mid-major level, not with a team from a power conference. Most larger programs probably are nervous about handing the keys over to a guy who had problems getting through to his players at Carolina. I also wonder if his effectiveness as a recruiter might take a hit after the UNC mess.
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Article in one of the papers today that he's trying to replace Bruce Pearl at UW-Milwaukee.

Tulsa turned him down earlier in the year and Siena said they're not interested. I think the rep he has gotten from the UNC players will hurt him.
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Originally Posted by Tommy_Harn
I think Doherty is going to have to get back into coaching at the mid-major level, not with a team from a power conference. Most larger programs probably are nervous about handing the keys over to a guy who had problems getting through to his players at Carolina. I also wonder if his effectiveness as a recruiter might take a hit after the UNC mess.

That is how it looks, but I just don't understand it. For one thing, UVA is effectively the equivalent of mid-major right now. Why not get a guy familiar with the conference and style of play?

As for Doherty, the guy can obviously recruit - if UNC wins it all, a major part of the reason is Doherty's recruiting. The guy had a good run at Notre Dame as well. While he struggled his last year at UNC, he has certainly proven that he deserves to coach in big time conferences.
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I think the rep he has gotten from the UNC players will hurt him.

And that's a damn shame. It took Roy more than one season to get through to them.
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Maybe American Express should help him out by running a commercial plugging the merits of Doherty as a coach, and more importantly, a teacher. That would get him a job.
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Maybe American Express should help him out by running a commercial plugging the merits of Doherty as a coach, and more importantly, a teacher. That would get him a job.

Don't remind me about this. I don't even want to think about how many times we are going to be subjected to Ratface this Saturday and the Dookies aren't even in the damn thing.
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Heck of a finish to the NIT championship. South Caroilna wins 60-57 with a three at the buzzer.
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