March 18, 2006


So, how are YOU doing in your NCAA pool? I have 23 victories total in the now-complete First Round.

What Has Potentially Killed Me: 1) Syracuse being beaten by Texas A&M. I had the Orangemen going two rounds; 2) Michigan State being upset by George Mason -- I had MSU going three rounds deep; 3) California being knocked off by N.C. State. Like Syracuse, I had Cali. going two rounds; 4) Northern Iowa losing to Georgetown. Not an upset, but I had N.I. going two rounds.

Where I Picked (Guessed?) Right: Every First Round pick of mine in the Oakland quartile won. This includes upsets by Alabama over Marquette, Bucknell over Arkansas, and most especially 13th seed Bradley over 4th seed Kansas.

My other successful upset pick was Montana over Nevada (in the Minneapolis quartile). But get this -- I was 0.4 seconds away from potentially having THE upset pick of the tourney: I picked 15th seed Winthrop to beat 2nd seed Tennessee. But the Vols won on a last 0.4-of-a-second falling-out-of-bounds jumper. DOH!

Posted by Hube at March 18, 2006 09:18 AM | TrackBack

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I've got wins in ours, but have been hurt by the Iowa, Kansas, and Nevada losses (I had each makingit to Round 3.

Unfortunately, we have 48 entries in the pool, and one guy with 26 correct. I'm muddling along tied for 29th place with 16 other folks.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at March 18, 2006 11:53 AM

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