Day 1 Tourney talk

Updated on March 19, 2017 in NCAA Tourney
20 on March 16, 2017

WHAT ARE THE ZAGS DOING

  • Liked by
Reply
0 on March 16, 2017

Just need to keep shooting 3’s  (well, maybe expect Perkins)… Dakota is packing the key… Keep shooting 3’s.  They missed a few and now are tentative.

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 16, 2017

absolutely brutal shooting stats for the zags: 

31.0% 14.3% 54.5%

  (FG/3PT/FT)

 

 

In other results: Princeton really put a scare in the Irish and so did UNC-Wilmington to UVA. My personal pick for the 5-12 upset is MTSU over Minnesota. 

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 16, 2017

not much of an upset believer… Middle Tennessee is actually favored in that one.    I’m interested in FL Gulf Coast over FL St as a true upset tonight.

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
2 on March 16, 2017

That is true, when vegas slots a game as a pick em its hard to say its a real upset. The FGCU-FSU game isn’t very trendy as an upset pick. I’ve heared a lot more people point to ETSU over UF which is currently a 4 point game.

on March 16, 2017

I’ve got etsu making a run. They sold me as the “new fgcu” when their social media went viral yesterday. that team can really put on a dunk show. 

on March 16, 2017

I didn’t see the viral video. My trendy pick to make a run is Rhode Island. Lot of talent on that team and im definitely not sold on Creighton. I watched too much Big East this year and they really hit the bricks after the Watson injury.

Show more replies
  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
2 on March 16, 2017

Gonzaga takes care of business. This team is so solid, can go to the well inside whenever they really need it. 

on March 16, 2017

I have them going to the elite 8 and getting stopped cold by ‘Zona. GU is really good this year but I think a team with size and length can give them fits. 

on March 16, 2017

I think that game will be a toss-up if both those teams end up getting there. 

Show more replies
  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
1 on March 17, 2017

Saint Mary’s with an impressive win vs. VCU. Dudes just run their system really, really well.

on March 17, 2017

Thought VCU’s pressure might bother SMC guards and tire them late but overall they handled it OK. Gaels stunk from the FT line early and mid 2nd half otherwise it would have been a more comfortable lead.

Show more replies
  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 17, 2017

My Final 4: Zags, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky. Duke over UK for the Final. 

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 17, 2017

So far not doing great, picked wrong upsets E. Tenn and NC Wilm instead of Mid Tenn and Xavier. Hopefully better tomorrow.

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 17, 2017

I saw Xavier in person and was not impressed at all. Recency bias will get ya man.

 

My 4 are Duke, Kansas, UCLA, and Zona. With Kansas beating Duke in the final.

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
2 on March 17, 2017

Oh come on guys… nobody picked Gonzaga to win it all???  They’ve got as good a chance as any of the other 8 or so teams that have what it takes.  I picked em’… then again I have picked Gonzaga consistently for probably the past decade or so (even in years like last year where I didn’t think they stood a real chance, just to have someone to root for).  Isn’t everyone else sick of Duke, Kansas, Carolina, Kentucky etc?  

I’d love to see SMC teach UofA some basketball tomorrow.  I think they stand a decent chance.  Arizona is talented and big, but they lack real basketball discipline.  SMC doesn’t make a whole lot of mistakes, and when they hit 3’s they can play with the elite teams.

on March 17, 2017

I believe that the zags are great but Arizona’s ceiling is just higher, especially with Trier back in the fold. That being said, the floors are much lower and UA losing to SMC would not surprise me at all. I was down on SMC before the tourney but now i’m intrigued.

on March 17, 2017

Mine is ucla over gonz, Kansas and Virginia round out the four.

Show more replies
  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 18, 2017

The Irish can’t handle the press, at all.

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 19, 2017

Gonzaga holds on. Williams-Goss will really have his hands full with West Virginia’s defense next week.

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on March 19, 2017

St Mary’s up 22-12. Looks like every zag fan still in the buildings is pulling for smc. Love the Wcc solidarity (or maybe they just know they can beat smc a 4th time)

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel