Saturday, March 14, 2015

3/14 recap

Big 12 finals:
Iowa St 70, Kansas 66 - god, I have no idea what to do with the 2 line.  I think it should be Notre Dame.  I think past evidence says Kansas would keep it.  Therefore, I'm going Iowa St.  I reserve the right to change my mind

ACC finals:
Notre Dame 90, North Carolina 82 - at the very least, UND has prevented the committee from punishing them for the non-con SoS.  3 is the floor now.  UNC...are SoS monsters.  They'll be fine, seed-wise

Big East finals:
Villanova 69, Xavier 52 - you can make an excellent argument it's Nova who should give up their 1 seed to make room for UVa/Duke/Wisky.  I just think the committee will be blind to those particular thoughts

Pac-12 finals:
Arizona 80, Oregon 52 - unfortunately for Zona, the Pac-12 was down and the teams that needed to cooperate (Wisky and Nova) haven't

MW finals:
Wyoming 45, San Diego St 43 - you all know what this means by now

Big 10 semifinals:
Wisconsin 71, Purdue 51 - moving Wisky to the 1 line...actually get hurt slightly with the upset by MSU.  A win over Maryland would've been nice as resume insurance, to ensure that 1 seed
Michigan St 62, Maryland 58 - MSU creeping up to the 6 line

SEC semifinals:
Kentucky 91, Auburn 67 - thanks, SEC tournament, for this essential matchup
Arkansas 60, Georgia 49

A-10 semifinals:
VCU 93, Davidson 73 - VCU is rescuing its seed quite a bit, thanks to a couple decent wins and a soft 7 line
Dayton 56, Rhode Island 52 - VCU/Dayton might be for a 7 seed

AAC semifinals:
SMU 69, Temple 56 - sorry Temple, I think this is going to end badly
UConn 47, Tulsa 42 - and this definitely isn't ending well for Tulsa

Ivy playoff:
Harvard 53, Yale 51 - Yale's a NIT bubble team

MAC finals:
Buffalo 89, Central Michigan 84

Southland finals:
Stephen F Austin 83, Sam Houston St 70 - too bad SFA won't be an at-large team and shock everyone with an at-large bid like I was hoping

CUSA finals:
UAB 73, Middle Tennessee 60 - and CUSA's sending their 6th best team in terms of overall resume, d'oh

Big West finals:
UC-Irvine 67, Hawaii 58

Big Sky finals:
Eastern Washington 69, Montana 65 - NIT bid poach

A-East finals:
Albany 51, Stony Brook 50

MEAC finals:
Hampton 82, Delaware St 61 - great, a under .500 team

SWAC finals:
Texas Southern 62, Southern 58 - if the committee is paying attention, TSU should avoid the 16 line

WAC finals:
New Mexico St 80, Seattle 61

Sun Belt semifinals:
Georgia St 83, Louisiana-Lafayette 79
Georgia Southern 44, Louisiana-Monroe 43 - top 2 seeds hold; one more NIT bid poaching situation for tomorrow

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