2019 NCAA Tournament

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  1. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    General Discussion about the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

    For information about the ButlerHoops Bracket Challenge started by @willisbrown, visit
    Bracket challenge?


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  2. ButlerNut

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  3. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

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    not looking to toot my own horn, but who started the bracket challenge? :p
     
  4. the_speakers_lab

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    I wish Fran Dunphy was rocking the mustache
     
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  5. NCJon

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    I'm sure that typing this out will come back to haunt me, but I like Northeastern over Kansas and Oregon over Wisconsin.

    As good as Ja Morant is, I think Marquette has such a better overall team that Murray State won't be pulling the upset.

    The one upset that I really like is Georgia State over Houston. I think it should be a good game anyway. Talent advantage is heavily in Houston's favor, but the coaching advantage is heavily in Georgia State's, imo.
     
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  6. pjohnsto2003

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    Old Dominion over Purdue is Edwards continues to shoot like cow dung.


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  7. estar20dawg

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    if not is, returning the favor from the other post ;)
     
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  8. the_speakers_lab

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    First Round
    Thursday, March 21
    No. 5 Auburn (-7.5) vs. No. 12 New Mexico State -- Midwest Region (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    No. 4 Kansas (-8.5) vs. No. 13 Northeastern -- Midwest Region (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    No. 7 Wofford (-3) vs. No. 10 Seton Hall -- Midwest Region (Jacksonville, Fla.)
    No. 2 Kentucky (-22) vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian -- Midwest Region (Jacksonville, Fla.)
    No. 6 Villanova (-5.5) vs. No. 11 Saint Mary's -- South Region (Hartford, Conn.)
    No. 3 Purdue (-12) vs. No. 14 Old Dominion -- South Region (Hartford, Conn.)
    No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Belmont/Temple -- East Region (Jacksonville, Fla.)
    No. 3 LSU (-8) vs. No. 14 Yale -- East Region (Jacksonville, Fla.)
    No. 7 Louisville (-4.5) vs. No. 10 Minnesota -- East Region (Des Moines, Iowa)
    No. 2 Michigan State (-19.5) vs. No. 15 Bradley -- East Region (Des Moines, Iowa)
    No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Farleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M -- West Region (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    No. 8 Syracuse (-2) vs. No. 9 Baylor -- West Region (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    No. 5 Marquette (-4) vs. No. 12 Murray State -- West Region (Hartford, Conn.)
    No. 4 Florida State (-11) vs. No. 13 Vermont -- West Region (Hartford, Conn.)
    No. 7 Nevada (-2.5) vs. No. 10 Florida -- West Region (Des Moines, Iowa)
    No. 2 Michigan (-16)) vs. No. 15 Montana -- West Region (Des Moines, Iowa)

    Friday, March 22
    No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 NC Central/North Dakota State -- East Region (Columbia, S.C.)
    No. 8 VCU (1.5) vs. No. 9 UCF -- East Region (Columbia, S.C.)
    No. 5 Mississippi State (-7.5) vs. No. 12 Liberty -- East Region (San Jose, Calif.)
    No. 4 Virginia Tech (-10) vs. No. 13 Saint Louis -- East Region (San Jose, Calif.)
    No. 1 Virginia (-24) vs. No. 16 Gardner-Webb -- South Region (Columbia, S.C.)
    No. 8 Mississippi (-2) vs. No. 9 Oklahoma -- South Region (Columbia, S.C.)
    No. 5 Wisconsin (-1.5) vs. No. 12 Oregon -- South Region (San Jose, Calif)
    No. 4 Kansas State (5.5) vs. No. 13 UC Irvine -- South Region (San Jose, Calif)
    No. 1 North Carolina (-25) vs. No. 16 Iona -- Midwest Region (Columbus, Ohio)
    No. 8 Utah State (-3.5) vs. No. 9 Washington -- Midwest Region (Columbus, Ohio)
    No. 6 Iowa State (-6) vs. No. 11 Ohio State -- Midwest Region (Tulsa, Okla.)
    No. 3 Houston (-12) vs. No. 14 Georgia State -- Midwest Region (Tulsa, Okla.)
    No. 6 Buffalo vs. No. 11 Arizona State/St. John's -- West Region (Tulsa, Okla.)
    No. 3 Texas Tech (-15) vs. No. 14 Northern Kentucky -- West Region (Tulsa, Okla.)
    No. 7 Cincinnati (-4) vs. No. 10 Iowa -- South Region (Columbus, Ohio)
    No. 2 Tennessee (-17.5) vs. No. 15 Colgate -- South Region (Columbus, Ohio)
     
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  9. Red1972

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    Butler not being in the tournament takes away my interest, I am already sick of hearing about Zion and the damn thing hasn't even started yet. I always enjoyed going
    to the tournament and i was able to attend most of Butler's games over the years, I just do not have that feeling this year. Hopefully I will have that feeling again sometime.
     
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  10. pjohnsto2003

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    Noted


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  11. jkcdawgs

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    This first game is fantastic. Damn it.
     
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  12. the_speakers_lab

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    Is tonight the night Rick Byrd finally gets his first NCAAT win? )Shocking to think about...) They're 3.5 point favorites
     
  13. willisbrown

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    Go Belmont. They are fun to watch. Play kinda like a team I used to watch.
     
  14. willisbrown

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    This is why God invented gambling.
     
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  15. UDDawg

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    Interesting "behind-the-scenes" Athletic article following OSU's Selection Sunday - https://theathletic.com/874011/2019...lection-sunday-to-preparation-for-iowa-state/

    It's OSU so I don't care about sharing some things from the article (and I don't want to get scolded again).

    1. Thought it was interesting that teams share scouting reports once the Tournament arrives. OSU and Iowa agreed to swap reports on Iowa State and Cincy.

    2. Schrage called a recruit Sunday night and had Holtmann talk to him as they were preparing their scouting reports. Recruiting really never stops, does it?? Would have thought they'd be 100% focused on game planning.

    3. I really, really wish we would have found a way to keep Terry Johnson on staff.

    4. This line could be divisive - "Schrage is in his office as ESPN is rolling through the selections for this year’s NIT. Butler — where he, Johnson and Pedon worked for Holtmann two years ago — comes up and is going to play at Nebraska. Schrage excitedly yells out the matchup to anyone who can hear. " Was it "excitedly" in a douchey way because we made the NIT, or was it genuine reaction to us being able to continue our season? Who knows.

    5. The descriptions of their offices and other facilities reinforce my opinion that I could never be upset that Holtmann left, it's how it happened. And it pained me that he took the whole damn staff. But don't think there are many coaches (besides Stevens, obviously for college jobs) who would turn down that kind of money and perks.

    Now please, commence the jumping down my throat for posting OSU stuff...
     
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  16. ButlerNut

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    I am completely wrong. I was more focused on just competing against Willis for the fun!

    I apologize! @estar20dawg started that challenge.
     
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  17. ButlerNut

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  18. the_speakers_lab

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    line has wavered from a pick'em to ASU -2... It's scary to bet on SJU
     
  19. readyletsgo

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    Congrats to Rick Byrd and Belmont, hope they beat Maryland and go a long way.
     
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  20. estar20dawg

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    I got to talk with Rick Byrd about 4 years ago and had a good conversation about his teams and Butler and he spoke so highly of Butler and said we strive to follow that model of play being Butler. A very smart man and a very underrated coach. I will be rooting highly for Belmont
     
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