Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dead or Alive 3/10

Whew, thank God Monday and Tuesday are over, let's get on to Wednesday and get the big tourneys started.  We lost another eight teams on Tuesday and even picked up our first ZOMBIE.  Also, four more AUTO bids were handed out.  Here is who died on Tuesday...

ACC - Georgia Tech, Wake Forest
MEAC - Bethune Cookman, North Carolina A&T
NORTHEAST - St. Francis (NY)
HORIZON - Green Bay
SUMMIT - South Dakota State
SWAC - Grambling State

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Here is who scanned their tickets on Tuesday by winning their conference tourneys...

NORTHEAST - Robert Morris (Won at St. Francis, who was going for their first dance ever.)
HORIZON - Valparaiso (Won a terrible game against Green Bay.  Crusaders won't win a game in the tourney.)
SUMMIT - North Dakota State (Another team that could knock someone off in the tourney.)
WEST COAST - Gonzaga (Look out, this may be the year they do something.  Scorers, bigs, defense, they finally have it all.)

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And we have our first ZOMBIE team of the year.  This team is not dead, but are they really alive?  We don't know. 

WEST COAST - Brigham Young (RPI of 37 puts them up there, but only 1 Top 50 win and 3 losses against teams outside of the Top 100.  Those aren't killers, but it definitely keeps them from being a lock.  Not sure if they'll get in or not, kind of depends what the other bubble teams do.)

ALIVE         200
DEAD          151
AUTO           11
LOCK            1
ZOMBIE       1

Just one Championship game on Wednesday.  The Patriot League has two teams facing off with neither team having an above .500 conference record.  I'm thinking American takes it home.

A whopping ten conferences tip off on Wednesday.  Here are my picks...

ATLANTIC 10 - Dayton (VCU, Rhode Island, Richmond all overrated.  So it's Dayton or Davidson.)
BIG 12 - Baylor (To me, this is the best conference top to bottom, but no one is great.)
BIG EAST - Villanova (They are scorching hot right now, no one is knocking them off.)
BIG TEN - Wisconsin (This conference is super weak after the Badgers.)
CONFERENCE USA - Louisiana Tech (Wide open, should be a fun one.)
MOUNTAIN WEST - San Diego State (Starting to get hot at the right time, have the scorers.)
PAC 12 - Arizona (One of the best three teams in the nation.)
SEC - Kentucky (Hope not though.)
SOUTHLAND - Stephen F Austin (Should be a cakewalk.)
WAC - New Mexico State (You see the other teams in this conference? WOW!)

Five more days of basketball until the Selection.  Pumped.  Enjoy.


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