March Madness 2018

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    It's that time of year. Conference tournaments across the country have already started. Conference champions and at-large participants (a total of 64 teams after the Opening Round concludes) get a pass to the Big Dance.

    Selection Sunday: March 11 (this is when you fill out your bracket)
    Opening Round: March 13-14
    First and Second rounds: March 15-18
    Sweet 16: March 22-23
    Elite Eight: March 24-25
    Final Four: March 31
    National Championship game: April 2

    Last year's highlights, set to the official un-official song of the tournament:



    Personal opinion: I think Izzo and MSU bring it home this year. Rooting for tOSU and FGCU.
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    How did Purdue get a second seed and MSU a third seed? Not that I really care. I'm rooting for Michigan. Go Blue!
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    Michigan state actually sucks you guys
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    Dickie V said they were the best team in the country a few months ago.
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    He is wrong. They got stomped twice by Michigan and had an extremely favorable big ten schedule that allowed them to rack up a good record with barely any quality wins.
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    Yeah. When he made that comment they were on a great run. I loved watching Michigan beat them twice. There are a few 'experts' who have picked the Spartans to win it all though.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Starting in an hour, a co-worker got me into it as he's a hardcore Kentucky fan.

    Not sure which team to support since it's the first time I'm going to follow it. Any suggestions? An up-and-coming team with a few future NBA prospects would be nice, so no Duke or anything. That Arizona fella looks decent, I heard?
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    Eboue nasty little twerp with crazy bitter-man opinions

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    ayton will leave after the tournament anyway. id suggest just watching and youll pick up who you want to root for.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Yeah, that's probably the best option. Now I have to fill in that damn bracket and I don't know half of the teams. Gonna go with Villanova.
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    So much for Arizona and Ayton.
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    Hope you didn't pick Arizona. :lol:

    Edit: I see you went with Villanova. Better choice for sure.
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    Michigan struggled early on. They could lose the next game or go all the way. Hard to tell with those guys.
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    Obama had Gonzaga going through against Ohio State, so obviously the opposite will happen.

    Bugfalo knocks Arizona out and invalidates all brackets made more than 100 miles away from the Buffalo area.
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    True story. :lol:
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    My brother is graduating from UB this spring. He says campus was a riot last night.
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    I'm sure it was. Lansing goes crazy when the Spartans win a championship. Couches burning in the street is a normal sight. :nervous::lol:
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Who is the best player that has declared for the draft? Is Doncic still regarded as the #1 or not? There was a huge hype around Trae Young but I understand he’s not even a guaranteed top 10 pick?
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Young has fallen and is not top 5 anymore. He should be top 10.

    Doncic and Ayton are first two, then Porter, Jackson Jr, Bagley, Bamba and Carter. After that there is both Bridges, Knox, Sexton and Walker.

    I like the fact Miles Bridges is falling. He could be perfect for Blazers and maybe we will be able to trade up.
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    Nevada beat Texas, so Bamba is out, as well. He fouled out at the end and missed OT, although the calls were shite, in fairness.
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    its happening i cant believe it!
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    because its exciting. get with the spirit guy
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    I used to watch quite a bit years back tbf and I do agree.
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    I used to watch quite a bit years back tbf and I do agree.
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    Love March madness , that Loyola moment yesterday was incredible
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    We are all Retrievers on this blessed day.
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    :eek::houllier::lol:

    RIP all brackets everywhere. A fecking blowout as well. 53-33 in the 2nd half, how did that happen?
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    0 perfect brackets remaining :lol:
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    Wait... Isn't @Neutral a Virginia fan?
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    Unbelievable. Didn’t watch live but they were talking about it when I switched the telly on.
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    First year I've ever really watched any of it. Seems I picked a good year.
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    youre the real mvp bubz
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    Same. I wanted to see the top draft prospects, mostly, but I'm already hooked and watching as much as I can.
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    I'll take most improved player.

    Funnily enough, my team (Lakers) have had high picks recently and I haven't watched. Now they won't have a high pick, Ive watched a few.
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    Duke have the ball and look like an NBA team. And then you see them play zone on defense. Kind of surreal. College ball is indeed a different beast, I suppose.
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    watch syracuse tomorrow against michigan state. you'll see a real zone then
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    It's early, so I'll definitely watch that. You're from Detroit, right? Are you a MI State fan?