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Polyhawk and Beachball –1,2 In Terp Talk Bracketology
1 270 200 80 0 0 0 Louisville 1080 550 97.9
2 230 220 80 0 0 0 Michigan 1120 530 93.6
3 230 200 80 0 0 0 Florida 1120 510 83.0
4 220 200 80 0 0 0 Michigan 880 500 77.2

I am in the 3rd and Mason is in 4th.

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Dick Vitale’s Sweet 16 Predictions and Mine

SOUTH 
Florida over UCLA: The Gators’ defense has been outstanding. Florida held each of its first two tourney foes (Albany and Pittsburgh) below 60 points. Scottie Wilbekin has shown great leadership all season long. Patric Young is a force inside. The Bruins counter with Jordan Adams, who averaged 20 PPG in the first two tourney games, and Kyle Anderson.—-

My take—Definitely Florida but UCLA will be ready as Steve Alford might be one of the best defensive coaches in the country.

Dayton over StanfordPoints may come at a premium in this matchup. Neither team has allowed even 60 points in the tournament so far. Archie Miller and Johnny Dawkins have gotten the most out of their talent. The Cardinal has size up front, and that could be a factor. But players like Jordan Sibert will find a way to get the Flyers to the winner’s circle.

My take—-It’s midnight for Cinderella. Stanford is way too poised and too big for the Flyers.

EAST
Michigan State over Virginia: What a game for the fans at Madison Square Garden. Adreian Payne vs. Akil MitchellJoe Harris vs. Gary Harris. I think that Keith Appling has to step up and have a better performance for the Spartans than he did in the first two games of the tournament. His confidence is down right now. Branden Dawson needs to have another big game as Virginia will throw a variety of defenders at him. I give the slightest of edges to the Spartans.

My take—-No one gives UVA a chance. I do. Tony Bennett has put together one of most well balanced squads in the land. It pains me to say that but that’s the way it is. London Perrantes is a spectacular point guard. UVA wins.

Iowa State over ConnecticutDeAndre Kane and Shabazz Napier will put up a lot of points in this one. How much will the Cyclones miss Georges Niang, who is out for the rest of the season with a fractured foot? Connecticut figures to have the crowd at Madison Square Garden in its favor. Do the Huskies have an answer for Melvin Ejim?

My take–It’s the Garden and it’s UConn. UConn has the best player in Shabazz Napier. I like the Huskies.

WEST
Arizona over San Diego StateThe Wildcats beat the Aztecs earlier this season, but it was a nail-biter. Steve Fisher has been the Frank Lloyd Wright of San Diego State — a real architect.Xavier Thames and Nick Johnson should have a great showdown and both played well in the first meeting. I’m giving the edge to Sean Miller’s team, thanks to Aaron Gordon.

My take—San Diego State should have won the first game and will find a way to win this one. The only problem with Zona is you must hit your shots because there are very few offensive rebounds. Steve Fisher works his magic and both Millers go down.

Wisconsin over Baylor: Ben Brust‘s long-range shooting could be a factor here. Bo Ryan’s defense gets the nod over Baylor’s offense as the Big Ten beats the Big 12.

My take—Two teams I haven’t watched that much so I will stay with experience and take Wisconsin

MIDWEST

Louisville over Kentucky: Rick Pitino vs. John Calipari, Act 2. Kentucky won 73-66 in the first meeting this season, as Julius Randle hit seven of eight shots from the field and the Harrison twins combined for 28 points. Louisville needs Russ Smith to get back on track after he shot 6-for-19 from the field in the Cardinals’ first two NCAA tournament games. Montrezl Harrell is a different player than he was in the first meeting, showing more aggressiveness.

My take—-Calipari wasted the entire season forcing the ball into Randle when he might have had 2 of the best guards in the nation not doing their thing. The Harrisons will not handle Louisville’s pressure and will say goodbye to Coach Cal within 2 weeks.

Michigan over Tennessee: The Vols are a surprise team that was on the bubble a month ago. Cuonzo Martin’s squad averaged more than 80 PPG in three tourney wins so far. Jarnell Stokeshas been a rebounding machine, averaging 15 per game in the tournament. Can Tennessee slow down Nik StauskasGlenn Robinson III and company?

My take—Michigan was in the final last year and has been rising of late. Nik Stauskas is the best guy on the floor and will take Michigan to victory.

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Bracketology Update—Comes Down to Bruce Vs Wayne

Standings                    Final 4 Winner        Champ

Bruce               62 pts      Louisville             Louisville

Mike                 60 pts      Louisville             xxxxxxxx

Freddie           57 pts       Louisville             xxxxxxxx

Wayne             53 pts       Michigan             Michigan

Brian                49 pts      xxxxxxxx             xxxxxxxx

If Louisville goes all the way Bruce wins

If Michigan goes all the way Wayne wins

If Michigan loses to Cuse it’s over–Bruce wins

 

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Bracketology Update—Brian keeps slight lead

After the Round of 32

Brian 46

Freddy 43

Mike Ricklen 43

Bruce 42

Wayne 36

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Brian Breaks Out To early Lead In Bracketology–terptalk.com style

After the playin round

Brian                                                      4 points (4-4 pretty good)

Wayne                                                    2 points

Freddie, Riklen, Bruce                  1 point

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Bracket Challenge For terptalk.com Readers

Print off the bracket –fill it in and email to me at bruce@terptalk.com

Wayne, Brian, Freddy, Mike Riklen, Jose and whoever else are urged to participate. I will post scores after each round. let’s see who is the best prognosticator.  Vote for the 4 playin games as well so try to get the bracket back ASAP.

http://www.printyourbrackets.com/marchmadness.html

 

SCORING—–Play in and 1st Round–1 point for each win

2nd Round —2 points

Sweet 16 games  —3 points

Great 8 games —–5 points

Final Four games —-6 points

Pick Champion —- 10 points

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Lunardi’s Last Most Up To Date Bubble—Remember He is Not A...

ON THE BUBBLE

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Joe Lunardi Moves The Terps To the First 4 Out List

If the Terps can right the ship for the final 2 games and avoid a first round upset in the ACC Tournament, my guess is that they are in. Wednesday’s game against Carolina looms as the biggest in the last 3 years.

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Some of the topics on tonight’s show:

Review of season and preview of 1st Round game vs Lehigh 

Preview of Saturday’s game vs UMass for the Lady Terps

Review of Student Athlete Awards Night at College Park

My night with Frank Deford

Terrapin Nine Defeats FSU on National TV

Steve Blake becomes integral part of the Lakers

Tyler Steinhardt from Boys Latin will be in the house to discuss next month’s Lax Marathon

Katie Schwarzmann named ACC Player of the Year in Lacrosse

 

Bracketology, Capitals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Koons Ford, Men's Lacrosse, Radio Shows, Randy Edsall, Ravens
Lady Terps Gain #2 Seed –Open Up Against Navy at 11:15 AM On Saturday

Whereas most fans are displeased with the 11:15 AM starting time, I could not be any happier –Why? –I will only have to miss a little bit of the #7 Terrapin and #10 Villanova Lacrosse Game. The Terps should they survive Navy will face the winner of Louisville and Michigan State at Comcast Monday night at 7. 

I do believe the Terps got a break in the placement avoiding Bylor or Stanford until the final game if they are so fortunate.  The Terps are in the Raleigh bracket where Notre Dame is the #1 seed.

Coach Frese commented after the selection: On earning the second seed – the same seed as her 2006 National Championship team:
“It has [crossed my mind], but I’m not superstitious at all. I don’t think the number in front of your name guarantees anything. For us, we’ve got to take one game at a time and the rest takes care of itself. I like the level we’re playing at – obviously coming off of a [ACC] championship, the way we’re practicing, the confidence this team has – and now we’ve got to play that way every time we take the court.”

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Sunday predictions for NCAA

North Carolina-will ease past Washington

Duke Blows out Michigan

Ohio State will end George Mason’s run

Arizona just a little better then Texas

VCU will outlast Purdue. shaka Smart has climbed many levels

Cuse over Marquette

Kansas over Illimois

UPSET SPECIAL: FSU over Notre Dame–Chris Singleton is Back!!!!

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