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March Madness Thread 

Post#1 » by azcatz11 » Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:05 pm

- Live bracket: https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/bracket
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DAILY RECAPS, by hippesthippo
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DAY 1 - Recap
Spoiler:
hippesthippo wrote:
azcatz11 wrote:I’m posting this here since no one posts on the NCAA board.

Who is in your final 4? This has the potential to be an epic tournament


I just came here to add this after I couldn't get it to take off in the NCAA section.

I brought pics, was going to use them in a new thread, but seeing as you beat me here, by a lot, feel free to use them to update the OP with a Day 1 Recap or just link to the post.

BRIEF DAY 1 RECAP (March 16, 2023)

"March Madness has begun! On the tournament's opening day, only four out of 32 teams lost to lower-seeded foes but two of them were big: No. 2 seed Arizona and No. 4 seed Virginia both went down, busting millions of brackets."

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DAY 2 PREVIEW (March 17, 2023):

All times Eastern

No. 10 USC vs. No. 7 Michigan State | 12:15 p.m. | CBS

No. 14 Kennesaw St. vs. No. 3 Xavier | 12:40 p.m. | truTV

No. 14 UC Santa Barbra vs. No. 3 Baylor | 1:30 p.m. | TNT

No. 12 VCU vs. No. 5 Saint Mary's | 2 p.m. | TBS

No. 15 Vermont vs. No. 2 Marquette | 2:45 p.m. | CBS

No. 11 Pitt vs. No. 6 Iowa State | 3:10 p.m. | truTV

No. 11 NC State vs. No. 6 Creighton| 4 p.m. | TNT

No. 13 Iona vs. No. 4 UConn | 4:30 p.m. | TBS

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. No. 1 Purdue | 6:50 p.m. | TNT

No. 11 Providence vs. No. 6 Kentucky | 7:10 p.m. | CBS

No. 12 Drake vs. No. 5 Miami | 7:25 p.m. | TBS

No. 14 Grand Canyon vs. No. 3 Gonzaga | 7:35 p.m. | truTV

No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 8 Memphis | 9:20 p.m.| TNT

No. 14 Montana St. vs. No. 3 Kansas St. | 9:40 p.m. | CBS

No. 13 Kent State vs. No. 4 Indiana | 9:55 p.m. | TBS

No. 11 Arizona St. vs. No. 6 TCU | 10:05 p.m. | truTV

Note: All unattributed quotes were found here: here. I'm lazy sometimes.


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DAY 2 - Recap
Spoiler:
hippesthippo wrote:Day 2 Recap
The big story is obviously Purdue falling to a team nobody has ever heard of. They had zero answers for Furman's Fairleigh Dickinson's speed. I'm lazy, so here's the best recap I could find if you need some catching up to do.

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Saturday, March 18 (Round of 32. All times Eastern)

No. 5 San Diego State 75, No. 13 Furman 52
No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 5 Duke | 2:40 p.m. | CBS
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 Arkansas | 5:15 p.m. | CBS
No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 15 Princeton | 6:10 p.m. | TNT
No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Auburn | 7:10 p.m. | TBS
No. 2 Texas vs. No. 10 Penn State | 7:45 p.m. | CBS
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Northwestern | 8:40 p.m. | TNT
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 8 Maryland | 9:40 p.m. | TBS


EDIT: Purdue lost to Fairleigh Dickinson in a 1-16 matchup. Virginia lost to Furman in a 4-13 matchup the day prior. Sorry for any confusion.


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DAY 3

Spoiler:
hippesthippo wrote:Day 3 Recap (March 18, 2023)
A few big stories to follow still. No. 8 Arkansas beat No. 1 seed Kansas. Tennessee crushed the poor Dukies. No. 15 Princeton continues its Cinderella run into the Sweet 16 after beating No. 7 Missouri. Meanwhile, No. 1 Houston , Number 1 Alabama, and No. 4 Texas all took care of business.

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A quick look ahead at what's on tap for today:

Sunday, March 19 (Round of 32. All times Eastern)

No. 3 Xavier vs. No. 11 Pitt | 12:10 p.m. | CBS
No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Kentucky | 2:40 p.m. | CBS
No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 7 Michigan State | 5:15 p.m. | CBS
No. 4 UConn vs. No. 5 Saint Mary's | 6:10 p.m. | TNT
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Creighton | 7:10 p.m. | TBS
No. 9 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 16 FDU | 7:45 p.m. | truTV
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 5 Miami (Fla.) | 8:40 p.m. | TNT
No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 6 TCU | 9:40 p.m. | TBS
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Re: OT: March Madness Thread 

Post#2 » by UcanUwill » Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:17 pm

I am not a nationalist or patriotic in most fields, I actually think those are bad traits contrary to popular belief. But that said, in sports I do support most athletes from my country. I dont have favorite NCAA team, so I will just support the team with best Lithuanian guy this year, so it is Arizona for me this run, will Ąžuolas Tubelis get drafted?
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Post#3 » by azcatz11 » Wed Mar 15, 2023 11:21 pm

UcanUwill wrote:I am not a nationalist or patriotic in most fields, I actually think those are bad traits contrary to popular belief. But that said, in sports I do support most athletes from my country. I dont have favorite NCAA team, so I will just support the team with best Lithuanian guy this year, so it is Arizona for me this run, will Ąžuolas Tubelis get drafted?


Feel free to update your emoji. You have made a wise choice.

Maybe a second rounder…I’m honestly not sure. Amazing college player though. Arizona plays tomorrow @ 1:10pm Pacific time vs Princeton.
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Re: OT: March Madness Thread 

Post#4 » by azcatz11 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:41 pm

Anyone watching??
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Post#5 » by UcanUwill » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:16 pm

azcatz11 wrote:Anyone watching??


Just came back from work. They showing what I assume are Wonder women vs Magneto :lol:
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Which team is better?

P.S. What makes Tubelis non NBA prospect, can you give me a report on him? WHat is main difference between him and Domantas Sabonis for example. I am not saying Tubelis is NBA prospect, rather that I really wasnt high on Domantas, but he turned out to be great, what are main differences why Domantas was top 10 and Tubelis will be 50s or undrafted?
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Post#6 » by DirtybirdGA » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:46 pm

Just looking at updates for now.
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Re: OT: March Madness Thread 

Post#7 » by azcatz11 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:57 pm

UcanUwill wrote:
azcatz11 wrote:Anyone watching??


Just came back from work. They showing what I assume are Wonder women vs Magneto :lol:
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Which team is better?

P.S. What makes Tubelis non NBA prospect, can you give me a report on him? WHat is main difference between him and Domantas Sabonis for example. I am not saying Tubelis is NBA prospect, rather that I really wasnt high on Domantas, but he turned out to be great, what are main differences why Domantas was top 10 and Tubelis will be 50s or undrafted?


I don’t really watching Sabonis so I’m not sure about him. Tubelis is a below the rim player and a poor rebounder. He is a very good passer and has some of the best hands I’ve ever seen. He is an elite finisher and can good ball handler for his size. He will obviously be a defensive liability but I don’t think he will be that awful…hard to say really.
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Post#8 » by Dan33185 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:32 pm

Virginia might be the most unpredictable team when it comes to the tournament each year.
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Post#9 » by Nate505 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:34 pm

The Maryland/West Virginia game went from really bad in the first part of the first half (like with 10 minutes played or so Maryland literally had 4 points) to pretty good in the 2nd half.
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Post#10 » by Duke4life831 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:38 pm

Dan33185 wrote:Virginia might be the most unpredictable team when it comes to the tournament each year.

Yup. When you play at a slow of a pace as they do, usually there just aren’t enough possessions for them to ever really open up big enough leads on anyone.

That play style is good when it comes to you rarely ever see UVA being blown out, but ya the negative side is they never blow people out with leads the door open for upsets.
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Post#11 » by SK21209 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:44 pm

I genuinely dislike Virginia, they’re so lame to watch every year
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Post#12 » by Duke4life831 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:51 pm

March Madness never fails to deliver
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Post#13 » by DirtybirdGA » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:52 pm

Missing great finishes live, congrats Furman.
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Re: OT: March Madness Thread 

Post#14 » by jokeboy86 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:55 pm

So how many people's brackets are already f****?
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Post#15 » by Nate505 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:55 pm

What a choke job by Virginia. Horrible, horrible pass. But great clutch shot by the Furman guy.
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Post#16 » by ReddoverKobe » Thu Mar 16, 2023 6:57 pm

That Virginia game lol.
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Post#17 » by Duke4life831 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:01 pm

One of the most experienced players in college making one of the dumbest decisions in recent memory, I mean he had a timeout available, but just decides to chuck it up in the middle of the court. Crazy ending.
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Post#18 » by Dirk » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:03 pm

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Post#19 » by Castle Black » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:05 pm

Death, taxes, and Virginia choking in March.
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Post#20 » by Castle Black » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:07 pm

Duke4life831 wrote:One of the most experienced players in college making one of the dumbest decisions in recent memory, I mean he had a timeout available, but just decides to chuck it up in the middle of the court. Crazy ending.


Just wild. Total head-scratcher. He’s a 4 year starter and typically a heady PG. To throw that pass there was beyond dumb. He had to have thought there was only a couple seconds remaining or something. Idk. Feel bad for the kid though. 4-year career coming to an end like that is rough.
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