Thursday, March 12, 2015

3/12 preview

Big 10 2nd round:  Michigan/Illinois, Penn St/Iowa, Northwestern/Indiana, Minnesota/Ohio St.  You know who needs to hold here.

ACC quarterfinals:  UNC/Louisville is big for seeding purposes; I like the winner to hold onto a protected seed in the end.  NC State gets Duke, but it only matters for seeding purposes now.  What does matter is Miami, against Notre Dame, for both teams (I think Notre Dame is a 3 seed, many others don't).

Big East quarterfinals:  Some nice matchups here.  St John's and Provi are next to each other in my S-Curve, so their game will be useful.  Xavier/Butler as well.

Big 12 quarterfinals:  Baylor/West Virginia is a big game for seeding purposes.  Texas/Iowa St.  This is for the world for Texas.  Your one chance.  Oklahoma/Oklahoma St.  OSU should be safe; OU playing for the 3 line.

Pac-12 quarterfinals:  UCLA in a must-hold situation against USC.  Oregon should be home free, but would be well advised to handle Colorado.  And Stanford's big chance against Utah looms.

SEC 2nd round:  A&M needs to hold against Auburn.

A-10 2nd round:  VCU needs to stop bleeding seed lines, and gets terrible Fordham.

American 1st round:  UConn and 5 terrible teams are in action on this day.

Mountain West quarterfinals:  Hold-serve theater here, with Boise St/Air Force, UNLV/SDSU, and Fresno St/Colorado St.

Lesser tourney action:
CUSA quarterfinals - ODU begins their at-large push
Big Sky quarterfinals
Big West quarterfinals
SWAC quarterfinals
WAC quarterfinals
Sun Belt 1st round
Southland 2nd round
MAC quarterfinals

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