Friday, March 13, 2020

Final BRACKET

RIP.

One last screw you from BYU as they force a B1G rematch in round 2 over in the west regional.


MIDWEST 34
@Omaha
1) Kansas vs. 16) Northern Kentucky
8) Houston vs. 9) Marquette
@Sacramento
4) Wisconsin vs. 13) New Mexico St
5) Auburn vs. 12) Yale
@St Louis
3) Creighton vs. 14) Belmont
6) BYU vs. 11) Indiana
@Greensboro
2) Duke vs. 15) Winthrop
7) Illinois vs. 10) East Tennessee St

EAST 36
@Cleveland
1) Dayton vs. 16) Prairie View A&M/North Carolina Central
8) Providence vs. 9) Florida
@Tampa
4) Louisville vs. 13) Akron
5) West Virginia vs. 12) Stephen F Austin
@St Louis
3) Kentucky vs. 14) Bradley
6) Michigan vs. 11) Richmond/North Carolina St
@Albany
2) Villanova vs. 15) North Dakota St
7) Virginia vs. 10) Utah St

WEST 34
@Spokane
1) Gonzaga vs. 16) Robert Morris/Siena
8) USC vs. 9) Oklahoma
@Spokane
4) Oregon vs. 13) North Texas
5) Ohio St vs. 12) Vermont
@Cleveland
3) Michigan St vs. 14) UC-Irvine
6) Iowa vs. 11) Northern Iowa/Wichita St
@Sacramento
2) San Diego St vs. 15) Eastern Washington
7) Colorado vs. 10) Rutgers

SOUTH 32
@Omaha
1) Baylor vs. 16) Boston U
8) LSU vs. 9) Arizona
@Greensboro
4) Maryland vs. 13) Liberty
5) Butler vs. 12) Cincinnati
@Albany
3) Seton Hall vs. 14) Hofstra
6) Penn St vs. 11) Texas Tech
@Tampa
2) Florida St vs. 15) UALR
7) St Mary's vs. 10) Arizona St

Final SEED LIST

This officially goes unchanged after one final seed scrub from me.

Weird :  Stanford dropped out with a loss in a tournament that ended up cancelled.  Makes you wonder, in a hypothetical world where the NCAA tournament was back on, if those conference tournaments would actually count.  I could actually see the NCAA throwing out all conference tourney results for all teams, inviting all regular season champions and proceeding.  If the NCAA does end up releasing a seed list, I'd like to see them go that route.

In that scenario, I'd change:
- SDSU gets their 1 seed back, Dayton back to a 2
- Utah St drops out of the field, replaced by UCLA (the SDSU win served as rocket fuel for its resume)
- UNI probably leaps a seed line or so.  UNI getting the autobid back actually bumps Stanford back in the field as a result.
- St Mary's probably loses a seed line to Houston by having their BYU win erased
- the obvious changes at the bottom with the likes of Winthrop, Boston U, etc replaced
- Colorado gets a seed back (PSU drops one amid their horrid non-con SoS)

As is, the previous seed list gets frozen in place.

The 1 line:  Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, Dayton
The 2 line:  San Diego St, Villanova, Florida St, Duke
The 3 line:  Creighton, Seton Hall, Kentucky, Michigan St
The 4 line:  Maryland, Oregon, Louisville, Wisconsin
The 5 line:  Butler, West Virginia, Ohio St, Auburn
The 6 line:  Michigan, BYU, Iowa, Penn St
The 7 line:  Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, St Mary's
The 8 line:  Houston, Providence, LSU, USC
The 9 line:  Arizona, Florida, Marquette, Oklahoma
The 10 line:  East Tennessee St, Arizona St, Utah St, Rutgers
The 11 line:  Texas Tech, Indiana, Richmond, North Carolina St, Northern Iowa, Wichita St
The 12 line:  Cincinnati, Stephen F Austin, Yale, Vermont
The 13 line:  Liberty, Akron, New Mexico St, North Texas
The 14 line:  Belmont, Bradley, Hofstra, UC-Irvine
The 15 line:  Winthrop, Eastern Washington, North Dakota St, Arkansas-Little Rock
The 16 line:  Boston U, Northern Kentucky, Siena, Robert Morris, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina Central

Last 4 in:
Richmond
North Carolina St
Northern Iowa
Wichita St

Last 4 out:
UCLA
*Cincinnati
Stanford
Xavier
Purdue

Next 4 out:
Mississippi St
*Stephen F Austin
Texas
Memphis
Arkansas

Thursday, March 12, 2020

3/12 SEED LIST

The 1 line:  Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, Dayton
The 2 line:  San Diego St, Villanova, Florida St, Duke
The 3 line:  Creighton, Seton Hall, Kentucky, Michigan St
The 4 line:  Maryland, Oregon, Louisville, Wisconsin
The 5 line:  Butler, West Virginia, Ohio St, Auburn
The 6 line:  Michigan, BYU, Iowa, Penn St
The 7 line:  Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, St Mary's
The 8 line:  Houston, Providence, LSU, USC
The 9 line:  Arizona, Florida, Marquette, Oklahoma
The 10 line:  East Tennessee St, Arizona St, Utah St, Rutgers
The 11 line:  Texas Tech, Indiana, Richmond, North Carolina St, Northern Iowa, Wichita St
The 12 line:  Cincinnati, Stephen F Austin, Yale, Vermont
The 13 line:  Liberty, Akron, New Mexico St, North Texas
The 14 line:  Belmont, Bradley, Hofstra, UC-Irvine
The 15 line:  Winthrop, Eastern Washington, North Dakota St, Arkansas-Little Rock
The 16 line:  Boston U, Northern Kentucky, Siena, Robert Morris, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina Central

Last 4 in:
Richmond
North Carolina St
Northern Iowa
Wichita St

Last 4 out:
UCLA
*Cincinnati
Stanford
Xavier
Purdue

Next 4 out:
Mississippi St
*Stephen F Austin
Texas
Memphis
Arkansas

3/11 recap

We'll continue to analyze games under the "everything is normal" theory, although we know they aren't.  My guess is we're day-by-day now, and we'll play Thursday.  A little different from the NBA where teams travel daily.  Every team playing this week is likely already in place, so I could see most tournaments playing things out even if the NCAAs are cancelled early.

Patriot finals:
Boston 64, Colgate 61

ACC 2nd round:
Clemson 69, Miami 64
NC State 73, Pitt 58 - with other bubble action, NC State might be home free now
Notre Dame 80, BC 58
Syracuse 81, UNC 53

Pac-12 1st round:
Oregon St 71, Utah 69
Arizona 77, Washington 70
California 63, Stanford 51 - what a dumb loss
Washington St 82, Colorado 68 - that'll be worth a seed line

B1G 1st round:
Minnesota 74, Northwestern 57
Indiana 89, Nebraska 64 - that should do it for Indiana

Big East 1st round:
St John's 75, Georgetown 62
DePaul 71, Xavier 67 - oh no Xavier.  Oh no.  I just want to point out I was first on Xavier.  Not bragging, but I'm totally bragging.

SEC 1st round:
Georgia 81, Ole Miss 63
Arkansas 86, Vanderbilt 73 - first of probably 3 Arkansas needs

Big 12 1st round:
Oklahoma St 72, Iowa St 71
Kansas St 53, TCU 49

A-10 1st round:
George Mason 77, St Joseph's 70
Fordham 72, George Washington 52

CUSA 1st round:
FAU 66, Old Dominion 56
FIU 85, Rice 76
UAB 74, UTSA 69
Marshall 86, UTEP 78

Sun Belt quarters:
Georgia Southern 81, Georgia St 62
Texas St 85, Appalachian St 68

Big Sky 1st round:
Sacramento St 62, Weber St 54
Southern Utah 75, Idaho 69
Idaho St 64, Northern Arizona 62

Southland 1st round:
Northwestern St 79, Texas A&M-CC 62
Lamar 80, McNeese St 59

MEAC quarters:
North Carolina Central 92, Delaware St 75
NC A&T 86, Howard 77

MAAC quarters:
Siena 63, Manhattan 49
St Peter's 56, Iona 54

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

3/10 recap

WCC final:
Gonzaga 84, St Mary's 66

CAA final:
Hofstra 70, Northeastern 61

Horizon final:
Northern Kentucky 71, UIC 62

NEC final:
Robert Morris 77, St Francis(PA) 67

Summit final:
North Dakota St 89, North Dakota 53

ACC 1st round:
Pittsburgh 81, Wake Forest 72
North Carolina 78, Virginia Tech 58

A-East semis:
Hartford 64, Stony Brook 58
Vermont 81, UMBC 74

MAAC 1st round:
Manhattan 61, Fairfield 43
Iona 70, Canisius 60
Niagara 56, Marist 54

MEAC 1st round:
Delaware St 68, UMES 64
Howard 70, South Carolina St 63

SWAC quarters:
Prairie View A&M 82, Alabama A&M 60
Texas Southern 75, Grambling 62
Southern 67, Alabama St 53
Jackson St 69, Alcorn St 52

3/10 SEED LIST

The 1 line:  Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga, Dayton
The 2 line:  San Diego St, Villanova, Florida St, Duke
The 3 line:  Creighton, Seton Hall, Kentucky, Michigan St
The 4 line:  Maryland, Oregon, Louisville, Wisconsin
The 5 line:  Butler, West Virginia, Ohio St, Auburn
The 6 line:  Colorado, Michigan, BYU, Iowa
The 7 line:  Penn St, Virginia, Illinois, St Mary's
The 8 line:  Houston, Providence, LSU, USC
The 9 line:  Arizona, Florida, Marquette, Oklahoma
The 10 line:  East Tennessee St, Arizona St, Utah St, Rutgers
The 11 line:  Texas Tech, Indiana, Richmond, North Carolina St, Northern Iowa, Stanford
The 12 line:  Cincinnati, Stephen F Austin, Yale, Vermont
The 13 line:  Liberty, Akron, New Mexico St, North Texas
The 14 line:  Belmont, Bradley, Colgate, Hofstra
The 15 line:  UC-Irvine, Winthrop, Eastern Washington, North Dakota St
The 16 line:  Northern Kentucky, Arkansas-Little Rock, Siena, Robert Morris, Prairie View A&M, North Carolina Central

Last 4 in:
Richmond
North Carolina St
Northern Iowa
Stanford

Last 4 out:
Xavier
Wichita St
UCLA
*Cincinnati
Purdue

Next 4 out:
Mississippi St
*Stephen F Austin
Texas
Memphis
Arkansas

3/9 recap

SoCon final:
East Tennessee St 72, Wofford 58

WCC semis:
Gonzaga 81, San Francisco 77
St Mary's 51, BYU 50

CAA semis:
Hofstra 75, Delaware 61
Northeastern 68, Elon 60

Horizon semis:
UIC 73, Wright St 56 - what
Northern Kentucky 80, Green Bay 69

Summit semis:
North Dakota St 75, Oral Roberts 69
North Dakota 73, IPFW 56

Fun Belt 2nd round:
Appalachian St 70, Coastal Carolina 65
Georgia Southern 82, Louisiana 81

MAC 1st round:
Kent St 86, Eastern Michigan 76
Toledo 76, Western Michigan 73
Ohio 85, Central Michigan 65
Miami(OH) 85, Buffalo 79