Sunday, March 13, 2005

65 Minus 64

Penciled in a ghost bracket; eerie how many higher seeds I was compelled to choose.  I've read up on the competition (Hey you, blogosphere, how come you're not signing up for the bracket posted here!?...still time to join, but we're going ahead with it no matter what). 

Mulling over these:
UAB vs. LSU in an 11 v. 6.  Haven't watched LSU play this season.  UAB gets after it.
Advancing No. 12s: ODU or UWM.  I expect G. Washington and Ga. Tech to be a game.
Solid 10-seeds: Iowa and NC State.  Two-seeds Kentucky and UConn, get loose, get ready.
Washington Huskies a No. 1 seed?  First purple-wearing No. 1 since ???.  Can't see 'em getting past Ga. Tech or Louisville.
Maybe Texas Tech'll beat Gonzaga, second round.  Maybe.
UNC was unbelievably flat against Clemson and Ga. Tech in the ACC Tourney.  And never been impressed with Carolina's coach.
Play-in game: Oakland edges Alabama A&M.  Or not.
Not much feeling about the final four yet.  Probably better sleep on it.  I don't think Illinois or Washington will make it to St. Louis, and I don't want Duke to get there.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at March 13, 2005 10:22 PM to Sport

I'll admit: I have not signed up for the bracket stuff because I am SOOO unknowledgeable about the teams that it would be a joke. A JOKE, I tell you.

Posted by: madeline at March 14, 2005 7:54 AM

Hey, now. The Yellow Jackets are a team built for March and April. The ACC tournament was just the beginning.

I don't want Duke to get o the Final Four either.

Posted by: Chuck at March 14, 2005 7:56 AM

C'mon, Madeline, jokes are funny. We all like jokes. I finished close to last a year ago, all on a notion that Stanford was legitimate. I will not be so mislead by the Pac-10 this year!

Didn't mean to riff on Ga. Tech, Chuck. The three references to the Yellowjackets in this entry probably give it away that they're the team that perplexes me most. I thought they looked really good against UNC, and they have practically the same team that was good enough to get to the final game last year. But I just don't know what to do with them; vs. George Washington is an easier pick than vs. Louisville.

Posted by: Derek at March 14, 2005 8:07 AM