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NCAA Tourney Sweet 16/Elite 8 Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beaker, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Since speculation about the upcoming matchups already started on the other thread, thought I might as well start this one:

    Here are the Sweet 16 matchups:

    North Carolina v Washington St.
    Louisville v Tennessee

    Kansas v Villanova
    Wisconsin v Davidson

    Memphis v Michigan St.
    Stanford v Texas

    UCLA v Western Ky.
    Xavier v West Virginia
  2. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Would love to see Davidson keep it going for one more game.
    Curry is fun to watch.
  3. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Love to see them keep it going, too. But I think as someone said on the second round thread, Wisconsin will be a tough matchup if only because of their defense, especially Flowers on the perimeter.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Louisville and MSU will advance.
  5. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    That was me. Every time I've watched Wisconsin, Flowers has shut down the best scorer on the other team. He's really good, which means Richards and Lovedale are going to have to play their best games for Davidson to have a chance.
  6. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Honestly, I'm not sure how much it matters, but I was looking at the conference breakdown of teams left:

    Big East--3 (Louisville, 'Nova, West-by-God)
    Pac-10--3 (UCLA, Stanford, Wash. St.)
    Big 12--2 (Kansas, Texas)
    Big 10--2 (Wisconsin, Mich St.)
    SEC--1 (Tenn.)
    ACC--1 (UNC)
    A-10--1 (Xavier)
    C-USA--1 (Memphis)
    Southern--1 (Davidson)
    Sun-Belt--1 (Western Ky.)
  7. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    Seems like an accurate snapshot of the entire season and I don't care what RPI said about the ACC.
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    True enough, Lester. I've never thought the conference RPI to be very accurate, and the ACC's was obviously inflated because of UNC and Duke.
  9. rube

    rube Active Member

    How 'bout that mighty SEC. Congrats to the Vols though, they got one round further than I thought they would ... even if it was by the skin of their ass.
  10. the_lorax

    the_lorax Member

    This makes the Big Ten seem better than it really is. That conference, beyond those two teams, was a Big Turd.
  11. rube

    rube Active Member

    Good point ... especially after Sampson-gate.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Here's your early lines:

    UNC -7½ over Wazzu (142½)
    Louisville -2 over Tennessee (146)
    WVU -1 over Xavier (134½)
    UCLA -12½ over W. Kentucky (132)
    Kansas -11½ over Nova (142½)
    Wisky -4½ over Davidson (126½)
    Memphis -5 over MSU (134½)
    Texas -1½ over Stanford (134½)

    Western Kentucky hasn't lost by more than 10 points all season ...
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