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2008 NCAA Tournament - Bassresource pool & bracket challenge

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Well, my beloved Tar Heels outlasted a scrappy and well coached Clemson team to win the the ACC Tournament (making them the ACC Champion 8-)) - back to back ACC titles.

My thoughts heading into the tournament:

UNC has a good shot of taking it all. Winning the tournament should set them up as the #1 seed in the East heading into the NCAA tournament. The way the pods/regionals are set up, they would not have to leave the state until the final 4. But, its the NCAA tournament - anything can happen.

Clemson is good. Told my family that was in town that Clemson could win this - they are very athletic and well coached. They have been playing very well of late and think they will far in the tournament.

Think Kansas and Tennessee will go far and do well - imagine a UNC and Kansas final.

Waiting to see the brackets here in a few hours.

What is everyone thinking on this year's tournament? Let's start talking it up! ;)

Eddie

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I maybe a little bias .... but I like KU ;D ;D

Seriously I think Tennessee is dangerous. Problem is looks like they will be in KU's bracket. :-/

Even though we just beat Texas, I still think they are a FORCE and it looks like they will get to play in Texas should they make it the round of 16.

So other than my bias KU opinion, I am looking at Tennessee and Texas to make some noise.

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Georgia just suprised everybody and won the SEC tourney.  So that's one at large bid gone.

Are we going to a BR "Bracket Challenge" this year?

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Just saw the brackets - guess a Kansas and UNC final is out.  Will make for an interesting final-4 if both make it.

KU_Bassmaster, agree, I think Tennessee is dangerous.  Really did not want to see them in the East.

How did Duke wind up a #2 seed in the West playing in Washington, DC?

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I just set up a bracket group on CBS sportsline for us.

If people want to check it out and discuss if we want to use, that's fine - I'm open if there is something else out there better. I checked out a few other sites but this one seemed to have the most features and best performance - some took a while to load the page(s).

Let me know what you think.

Click the link below (or cut and paste the link into your browser's address bar). You'll be asked to enter the group's password - Our Group password is: fishing

http://bassresource.mayhem.sportsline.com/e

Here is the points/scoring system:

                        Weight Bonus

First Round:       1             Add Seed

Second Round: 2             Add Seed

Third Round:       2             Add Seed

Fourth Round: 4             Add Seed

Semifinals:       4             Add Seed

Finals:             8             Add Seed

The "bonus" adds the seeding of the winner to the total score - ie, if your #7 seed wins in the fourth round, you get a total of 11 points.

Totally open to change the weightings or the bonus. Can chose "nothing" for the bonus, or, multiply seed - #7 pick in the fourth round is 32 points(#7 seed x weight of 4)+weight of 4). The original weighting was (per round) 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32. I changed it thinking the lower weights may keep it more competitive - once again open for any and all suggestions.

Post any thoughts or comments on this setup.

Eddie

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I'm in!!!

BTW - ejtyalor, you might want to change the title of your original thread to let people know there is a pool here now.  ;)

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Teams I think most dangerous going in:

Memphis,UNC,UCLA,Kansas and I think Gonzaga could make a big run here, I love rooting for them. Georgetown.Louisville  and Duke also in the weeds.

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UCLA could play with blindfolds and get to the finals with that bracket!  

Going to be interesting for sure.  I will participate!  I LOVE MARCH!  Wait...I didn't see a missouri team in there did I?

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UCLA could play with blindfolds and get to the finals with that bracket!

Going to be interesting for sure. I will participate! I LOVE MARCH! Wait...I didn't see a missouri team in there did I?

Yea u right, but that is the kind of bracket that most often produces the annual Cinderella team ::)

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Did something happen to Memphis? I haven't had much time to catch up on the teams. I was thinking earlier in the year that there were 3 teams from Tn. that would be a threat.

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the link is blocked from work, but I'm in once I get home!  I'd love to say my boys at Xavier are making a run, but after losing to St. Joes TWICE in the last week (only 2 losses in their last 16 games)  I'm not real sure they wont trip over their own feet on the way to the game.  I have KU over Memphis in the final...we'll see!

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the link is blocked from work, but I'm in once I get home! I'd love to say my boys at Xavier are making a run, but after losing to St. Joes TWICE in the last week (only 2 losses in their last 16 games) I'm not real sure they wont trip over their own feet on the way to the game. I have KU over Memphis in the final...we'll see!

X will probably meet Duke in the Sweet Sixteen, that will be a great game.

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I maybe a little bias .... but I like KU ;D ;D

Seriously I think Tennessee is dangerous. Problem is looks like they will be in KU's bracket. :-/

So other than my bias KU opinion, I am looking at Tennessee and Texas to make some noise.

Heard on Sportscenter this morning Tennessee has never made it past the regional. I think that will change this year.

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Kansas for the win.

No, I hate Kansas. I promise you kansas will get knocked out before the final four. I dont care if they have a 25 year old Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Byrant, Yao Ming, and Shaq on their team, if Self is the coach they will never do anything. Self is one of the best recruiters and one of the worst coaches in college basketball.

AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BILL SELF AS A COACH THEY WILL NEVER MAKE THE FINAL FOUR.

Remember last year, they made it to the second round and lost to Bradley.

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Kansas for the win.

No, I hate Kansas. I promise you kansas will get knocked out before the final four. I dont care if they have a 25 year old Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Byrant, Yao Ming, and Shaq on their team, if Self is the coach they will never do anything. Self is one of the best recruiters and one of the worst coaches in college basketball.

AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BILL SELF AS A COACH THEY WILL NEVER MAKE THE FINAL FOUR.

Remember last year, they made it to the second round and lost to Bradley.

Kansas for the win also.

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Kansas for the win.

No, I hate Kansas. I promise you kansas will get knocked out before the final four. I dont care if they have a 25 year old Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Byrant, Yao Ming, and Shaq on their team, if Self is the coach they will never do anything. Self is one of the best recruiters and one of the worst coaches in college basketball.

AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BILL SELF AS A COACH THEY WILL NEVER MAKE THE FINAL FOUR.

Remember last year, they made it to the second round and lost to Bradley.

I remember last year that they lost to UCLA.  Anyway, sounds like some illinois resentment to losing bill self.

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Kansas for the win.

No, I hate Kansas. I promise you kansas will get knocked out before the final four. I dont care if they have a 25 year old Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Byrant, Yao Ming, and Shaq on their team, if Self is the coach they will never do anything. Self is one of the best recruiters and one of the worst coaches in college basketball.

AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BILL SELF AS A COACH THEY WILL NEVER MAKE THE FINAL FOUR.

Remember last year, they made it to the second round and lost to Bradley.

Hey young man where are you getting your facts from???????

From his NCAA Facts sheet, the offical record:

In Bill Self's four seasons as head coach at Kansas he has won three regular-season Big 12 titles and two league tournament championships. He was named the eighth head coach in Kansas basketball history on April 21, 2003.

In his 14 seasons as a head coach, Self has compiled an overall record of 312-134 (.700), including a 105-29 (.772) record in his four years at Kansas. He has posted a 16-9 mark in NCAA Tournament play and including 2006-07, has guided his teams to nine-straight 20-win seasons and 10 overall. Self has won seven league crowns in the last nine years, including three straight at KU, with the other two seasons resulting in runner-up finishes. He won his 300th career game at Missouri (92-74) on Feb. 10, 2007.

Self is a four-time finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003), and The Sporting News named him National Coach of the Year in 2000. In addition, Self is one of four coaches in NCAA Division I history to have led three different teams - Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas - to the NCAA Elite Eight. He has advanced Kansas to the NCAA Elite Eight twice, in 2004 and 2007

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I'm in also!!! I have to defend last years BassResource.com College BB tourney crown!!!

Hey who you looking at as ready and able to do the whole deal?

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Hey who you looking at as ready and able to do the whole deal?

Well, without giving away all my picks before we get started,  ;)  this is what I'm thinking:

This year I'm liking Memphis, UCLA, NC, and even though I'm not a huge fan of Kansas basketball in March, they look really strong this year and I expect them to make a strong run. Texas also looks like a team that could make a run this year.

I'm a big Duke fan, but this year I don't think they have what it takes to win it all.

This year Omaha is hosting 1st/2nd round at the Qwest Center, it will be totally crazy here this week.

As always, it should be fun to watch it all play out.

Kyle

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