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2010 SJ.com NCAA Tournament Russian Roulette

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rumpleforeskin, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Now that we're down to the Sweet 16 and most of your brackets are shot to hell, why not have a little bit of fun?

    Here are the matchups
    No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Cornell
    No. 2 West Virginia vs. No. 11 Washington
    No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Purdue
    No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 11 Saint Mary's
    No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Northern Iowa
    No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Tennessee
    No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 5 Butler
    No. 2 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Xavier

    What you need to do is this
    1. Pick six of the eight games.
    2. From those six, pick five that you feel are going to be the closest in point differential. But what about the sixth? That will be your wild card.
    3. If the wild card game has a smaller point differential than one of the five you picked, you're eliminated.
    4. We'll keep this going until the championship game, if anyone lasts that long.

    PM me with your picks or post them in this thread. Picks are due by noon EST on March 25.

    Have at it. Hopefully this makes sense.

  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    OK, so I should make the wild card the game that I think will be the biggest blowout?
  3. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Yes, that makes more sense now that I think about it.

    Pick five games you think are going to be the closest. Then, the sixth game (your wild card) should be the one you feel has the BIGGEST point differential.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Used to get in a pool at this point where you got one of the remaining 16 in a random draw... 50 bucks was the ante...
    Everyone got their teams and went on -- but to advance, your team had to cover. If you had Kentucky and they beat Cornell by 30 but the spread was 35, the guy who had Cornell snatched your Kentucky team and advanced...
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Oooh... I like that...
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Closest games.

    1. Michigan State vs. Northern Iowa
    2. Ohios State vs Tennessee
    3. Purdue vs. Duke
    4. Baylor vs. St. Mary's
    5. Kansas State vs. Xavier

    The Blowout:
    West Virginia vs. Washington
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah. That's not bad. Not bad at all.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Think it paid 400 to win, 200 if you had the runner up and 100 each for the final four.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I was in a pool once where you paid $5 and you got to pull one team out of a hat. I handed the person 20 bucks and pulled out a 10-seed, two 16-seeds and a 14-seed.
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