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Sweet 16

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Colobuffs21, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Colobuffs21

    Colobuffs21 Club Member Club Member

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    I can't believe that Stanford actually has a better chance to make the elite 8 than UCLA. Anyone else remember Dawkins was on the hot seat just a few weeks ago?

    Winner predictions: UF, Stanford, UofA, Wisco, Louisville, Mich, Virg, ISU.
     
  2. SECOBuffsFan

    SECOBuffsFan Active Member

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    Florida, Stanford, Arizona, Baylor (hate myself now), Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Connecticut
     
  3. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Virginia vs Michigan State should be a Final Four game. Way too early for this.
     
  4. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    Do I have to keep my bracket picks? I have both Iowa State/Michigan advancing, but definitely rethinking those.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It was way too early for Kentucky/WSU too. Them's the breaks.
     
  6. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Just sucks Michigan State has to go home so early ;)
     
  7. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    How's everyone doing? I've got 9 of my picks still alive in the sweet 16. Pretty good average...for a weatherman :)
     
  8. cubuffs85

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    Sweet 16: 11 of 16
    Elite 8: 7 of 8
    Final 4: All 4
     
  9. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    Sweet 16: 12 of 16
    Elite 8: 6 of 8
    Final 4: 3 of 4
    Putting KU in the final losing to Arizona crushes my bracket, but UCLA beating Florida would more than make up for it :devil:
     
  10. SECOBuffsFan

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    Sweet 16 - 11 of 16
    Elite 8 - 6 of 8
    Final 4 - 4 of 4
     
  11. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    11/16
    Elite 8: 6/8
    All 4 final four (Zona, UF, L'ville & sparty)
     
  12. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    [​IMG]

    But, more importantly, I'm disturbed by the number of people I see (real life, twitter, here) that cheer with their brackets over their hearts. Listen, unless you have serious money on the line, there is NO REASON to cheer for Virginia to beat Coastal Carolina (except for CVille, he's cool). None. And yet that was all I heard at the bar I was at and from twitter. It was strange.

    We've ****ed up as society people. Upsets > Brackets.
     
  13. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Go Dayton!
     
  14. PAHIBuff

    PAHIBuff Club Member Club Member

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    10 of 16
    5 of 8 (damn Duke, Wich St, New Mex)
    3 of 4 (damn Duke)
     
  15. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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  16. jcatcher

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    I only have nine of 16 left, but six of the final eight and all four of the FF. I took a flyer on UCLA making it to the final game against Arizona. I think Florida is a better team, but I always go for one big upset. If UCLA wins on Thursday, things look really good for me.
     
  17. Colobuffs21

    Colobuffs21 Club Member Club Member

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    Anyone else really impressed with Tenn? Stokes looks like a defensive end out there. Buffs big men need to take note of stokes and hit the weights. On that note, i still think that michigan beats them.
     
  18. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    13/16 (duke, Syracuse, unc)
    6/8( duke Syracuse)
    4/4


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  19. HuskerHater

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    Check out the 3 seed. Well played CBS.


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  20. jcatcher

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    I don't get it.
     
  21. CVilleBuff

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    Hawkeye logo for ISU
     
  22. GoBuffs!!

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    14/16
    8/8
    4/4

    But the sad thing is the bracket I am in gives way too many points for upsets so I am 11th or so and probably won't win.


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  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    What if we did brackets so that the seed you pick to win is equal to the number of points that team earns you?

    1-seed pick earns you 1 point, but correctly picking the 16-seed gets you 16 points.
    Etc., etc.

    Then, in the 2nd round all point values double.

    That way, picking a 1-seed to win it all would be worth: 1+2+4+8+16+32 = 63 points
    But successfully picking a 12-seed to make the Elite 8 wold be worth: 12+24+48 = 84 points

    Would anyone be interested in doing one that way next year?
     
  24. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    Interesting concept, but I am more interested in overall accuracy that over weighting underdogs. I believe you do have to correctly get some underdogs right to win out as it is.
     
  25. cubuffs85

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    Yeah... The larger (or more competitive) the pool is, the more risks you have to take to begin with. You want to predict the trendy -- Michigan State, UofA, UF, Louisville Final Four -- you better have something like Stanford/Dayton in the Sweet 16, Mercer over Duke, and other unforeseen things to win your pool.

    By giving more points to underdog picks, it just encourages you pick upsets and spices things up, it's better for smaller pools IMO. Like one of my pools is <20 people, I was one of two people to pick UofA. I pretty much figured out that if UofA wins, I'll likely finish first. This is standard scoring, if they hadn't awarded as much to the latter rounds/empathized more on underdog picks, I wouldn't be as confident.

    I do like entering many different formats -- I'm doing this year: 3 non-traditional ones, 2 regular ones.
     
  26. Highlander

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    I could see it as the "alternative" bracket competition and run more than one.
     
  27. GoBuffs!!

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    That is how this bracket is set up. I dont like it, it encourages people to game the system. So what you do is pick your Final 4 then pick basically all upsets beyond that with a few exceptions. Those are the people that are winning. Takes away from the spirit of the bracket in my opinion.
     
  28. RollTad21

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    Are the tipoff times for these games set prior to the tournament or are they flexible? Sucks that Virginia/MSU and Lousiville/Kentucky are on at the same time. Had the same issue with the 2 late games last night. Especially since they only started 5 minutes apart.
     
  29. SECOBuffsFan

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    TV picks the times I believe....the games were suppose to be half an hour apart but the Baylor/Wisconsin game was really quick
     
  30. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

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    According to this, Colorado's been talking more about Dayton than any other Sweet 16 team.

    Does anyone have a way to measure "mentions" on AB since the Sweet 16 was set to see if it correlates? My gut says we've spent more time talking Arizona, UVA and Wisconsin than Dayton on this board.
     

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