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First Round Upsets and Final Four Picks!

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by crazybuckfan40, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Not sure why EVERYONE hates on MSU (not just here, but many of the experts), seeing as they have always overachieved in the tourney. Here are mine for the first round...

    Utep over Utah
    Iowa over Cinci
    NCState over Charlotte
    UCLA over Texas Tech
    St. Mary's over Southern Illinois

    Final Four:
    Ok State
  2. I can't believe everyone is counting on Illinois to lose. They play either Texas or Nevada who they should handle very easily and then they play in the United center. They might as well play at champaign. They have won 13 in a row there.

    Also I don't think Zona or Okie st. match up well with them.
  3. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    I see people predicting an early Washington loss, but there's only ONE team with a better won-loss record than the Huskies since January 17, 2004. That one team is Illinois.

    I like NC State, UTEP, UCLA and ODU in first round upsets. Recall MSU got knocked out in the first round by Nevada last year. A 12 seed always seems to win, but I don't like their chances this year. If I had to pick one, it would be New Mexico over Villanova.

    I think the field is set well for everybody's Cinderella - Gonzaga - to make a run. They've already beaten Washington once this season.

    North Carolina

    Alas, I gotta go with UNC over the Illini in the title game.
  4. indianacane02

    indianacane02 Newbie

    From the ones I can remember, I picked New Mexico over 'Nova, UAB over LSU, and that's about the extent of my upets I think. That's the only 5/12 game I see being an upset.

    I had some other upsets like Charlotte going to at least the Sweet 16, same with New Mexico.
  5. I kindof like that UAB pick over LSU, but I think LSU is too strong down low for UAB.
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    UWM over Bama looking good. 24-11 UWM with 12:00 left in the first half.
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    45-32...wis.milwaukee over Bama at the half....:biggrin:

    45-30....Pacific over Pitt at the half...:(
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    vice versa for me...I have Pacific and Alabama...
  9. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Shitty, I had a hunch that Bama would get beat and yet I have them making the sweet 16.....ouch.
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    me too...

    Bama to within 5...57-52 with 11:30 to go...
  11. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I'm 4-4 so far...I never really questioned that Pitt would lose because of how they fell apart at seasons end. Pacific is a good team and has been on a roll the last two seasons really. I have UW-Mil going to the sweet 16, so I still have a little sweating to do. I picked BC over Penn, but I wouldn't be upset to lose that one, because I want the Panthers in the 3rd round.
  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    3 out of 4 for me...missed on 'Bama...
  13. I have 6/8 so far. My misses are Iowa- UC and Pacific- Pitt. I am right on everything else so far.

    My other upsets are Creigton over WVU, New Mexico over Villanova, NC. St. over Charlotte, and Miss. St. over Stanford

    My final four are Illinois, Washington, Kansas, and MSU.

    I have Illinois beating up on Kansas in the championship. Only one team can beat the Illini this year :biggrin:
  14. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    UAB is my upset pick of the first round.

    Pitt already burnewd me as they were my upset pick of the 2nd round to beat washington.

    Final 4 = Illini, G Tech (PLEASE beat l-ville next round), UNC, and Kentucky
  15. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I'm 11/12 so far (Missed on Iowa/Cincy).

    :biggrin2: ...This bracket loves me so far.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2005

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