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NCAA......what is your upset special???

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Coach1310

Okay....its that time of year again. What/who are your sleepers? To keep it from turning into my team will win because.... please post what double digit seed(s) you think have a chance to make the Sweet 16 and why. And what #1 will go down first.. Good luck on your brackets!!!

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Coach1310

Double Digit Sleepers

University of Texas AM @ Copurs Christi

Old Dominion

First #1 to go down

....I'll get back to you.

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HossFisher

#13 Albany over #4 Virgina, #12 Old Dominion over #5 Butler last 8 years there has be a 12 vs. 8 upset.

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ocf1

old dominion over butler!!!!!!!

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Scott M

I don't like any of your guys' sleepers, n/o. I just think Butler is too battle tested. My 5/12 is Arkansas, I also like Winthrop, Davidson, Oral Roberts, VCU, Stanford, Nevada. I won't get them all right, but it's fun to try. UNC is first #1 out, in my book. Vandy and Nevada the only seeds above 4 in the sweet 16. Florida and Ohio State for champsionship, give it to Florida on experience. I'm going with UF, OSU, UCLA, and G-town in Final 4.

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HossFisher

I pretty much agree w/ every thing you just said!

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eyepatrol

Illinois. Why? I have no idea.

And I've got Florida losing to Maryland. Why? I HAVE NO IDEA! grin.gif

I haven't seen a single b-ball game all year. tongue.gif

And I have UCLA winning it all. Don't ask why though! tongue.gif

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Stratosman

Winthrop is my upset special...first over Notre Dame then over Oregon.. shocked.gif

Reason, Winthrop has 4 losses on the season to #1 seed North Carolina, #4 seed Maryland, #2 seed Wisconsin (o.t)and #3 seed Texas A&M. All losses were away.

Probably wrong but it seems as one cinderalla team shows up each year and this one is mine.

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lookincalifornia

first #1 out is ucla

highest seed in the elite 8 is nevada

12 over 5 is illinois

i got KU winning it all.

what do i know cool.gif

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use2bwalleyefanatic

Would anyone out there consider OD over Butler much of an upset? I think Vegas has OD as a 1.5 point dog. Sounds to me like someone is either overrated or underrated. Just a thought.

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smartguy

No real upsets for me, though I have VCU over Duke and Louisville over Tex A&M

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Coach1310

UCLA is a #2...and what is the deal with Collison? Is he hurt??? I turned in a board yesterday with UCLA as my champ, to be different and now I hear some grumblings about his ankle.....

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lookincalifornia

see, that's what i know. i guess that's what i get for trying to remember the bracket without looking. i actually think duke will do ok. they are not real strong, but everyone is disrespecting them. they should be playing with a chip on their shoulder. ucla kinda reminds me of how my cylcoles limped in the year they were a #2 and got beat by hampton. if i gotta see that coach with his legs in the air one more time, i think i'll go nuts tongue.gif

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waxworm

old dominion in sweet 16 cool.gif

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HossFisher

Quote:

Winthrop is my upset special...first over Notre Dame then over Oregon..
shocked.gif

Reason, Winthrop has 4 losses on the season to #1 seed North Carolina, #4 seed Maryland, #2 seed Wisconsin (o.t)and #3 seed Texas A&M. All losses were away.


I dont think the losses are what you should focus on, these 4 teams are the only good teams they have played all year. I need to see them step up more against a solid team to have faith. The only solid team they have played this year is Old Dominion which is a good win. There Strength of Schedule just didnt allow them to prove themselves. I think that ND will beat winthrop because of one key stat:

ND record vs top 25= 4-1

Winthrop record vs top 25= 0-4

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Stratosman

I agree, hence the term "upset special"....their seeding proves the schedule weakness. 2 of the 4 losses were very close, North Carolina and Wisconsin. I actually have them pitted against WI in the sweet 16, only to lose to them again.

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Scott M

VCU over Duke. Or opening game Davidson upset special? I tried to spread out my upsets in all of my different pools. Who knows, one of those brackets could win the big time. I remember last year seeing a guy pick the Final 4 Dead on at yahoo. He was like a god to everyone else, and of course he was just some random guy picking his alma mater. I think he flubbed it from Final 4 in, but still, to get those 4 right was amazing. Somone else won by picking UF and getting the points.

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james_walleye

Oral Roberts in the sweet 16

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Scott M

Jimmy_Dub,

They had them in the first half! Then they had two nasty scoreless streaks in the second half. ORU had a good year...knocked off Kansas even.

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