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Sleeper Teams?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by TGfan06, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. TGfan06

    TGfan06 Senior Hurler

    Ok, even though the brackets haven't been set yet, who are your sleeper teams to make it to the Final Four?

    Mine is Oklahoma. Taj Grey and Lavender are amazing.

    My current final four picks are Illinois, OkSU, OU and UNC.
  2. Ok I will bite.

    I am going to go with 3 out west teams to look out for.

    1. Zona - they will probably get a 2 or a 3 which may not be low, but everyone will be overlooking them b/c they are on the west coast. They can ball, Stoudameire can shoot it. He is the best shooter in the country and they are athletic and Frye in the middle is unstobbale.

    2. Washington - They will probably end up in a 4 unless they dominate the pac-10 conference. They are second in the country in scoring behind UNC and they can all score. There five starters all score double digits and they can also play defense. They are also very deep.

    3. Utah - I am going to go out on a limb here. They have the best player in the country in Andrew Bogut and they can really shoot it and they are athletic. There only problem might be is they are not quite as quick as some teams that they could come up against.

    Also watch out for Pacific because they can really ball. They should get about a ten seed and could easily take out a two seed in the second round.

    I will also give the 3 most overhyped teams.

    1. Uconn - There guard play is not very good and if CV comes up against a good match inside he is non exsistent.

    2. Wake - Yeah they have players but they don't know how to win. THey got there ass beat by the Iliini and they are one of the most inconsistent teams in the country.

    3. Kansas - They are also inconsistent and they can't shoot the ball. You got to be able to shoot when you face teams that can match up with the inside game.

    My final four would be Illini, UNC, UK, Wash.
  3. 40, two of your three teams to watch out for are top 10 teams, and utah has been hyped pretty good, so im not sure if they qualify as "sleepers"
  4. indianacane02

    indianacane02 Newbie

    I know UNC-Charlotte lost to USF yesterday, but they're still my sleeper team. THey have some real shooters and basketball players on their team. Plavich is just ridiculous behind the arc. Basden and Withers give me a feeling they can make it to St. Louis. That's my sleeper team anyway.
  5. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    UNC-Charlotte is usually a decent team in the tourney that can get to the Sweet Sixteen most years they're in.

    I think Villanova is similar in that they have some outstanding shooters, but here's the kicker--they beat some of the best teams in the nation this year, have a great record, and for some reason, have gone mostly unranked for the season. I think 'Nova also has a history of being a pretty good darkhorse, so I'll go with them.

    Also, I don't know what Georgia Tech's deal has been this year, but they still have the pieces to make a big run in the tourney.
  6. Yeah they are pretty good, but watch when they start talking about it this week. You won't hear much about it. You will hear more about wheter Va Tech or Maryland out of the ACC will make it and not how good those teams are. They will all three be over looked.
  7. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    Talking about whether teams like Maryland will get "in" the tournament as a Bubble Team does not mean they are getting more hype as "sleeper" teams that can win it all.
  8. They will tho b/c they are from the ACC the greatest conference of all time. No one really knows about the Pac-10 is bball. I mean who knows that Salem Stoudameire has the best 3 pt. pct. in the country. Now if JJ Redick did it would be all over as he is the greatest shooter of all time b/c he plays for Duke.
  9. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude


    Okay, probably not but I played against Ed McCants in high school and like to watch him drain 3's on high level competition.
  10. Man it looks like I knew what I was talking about b4 the tourney was even set. I wish I would of had Kansas and Wake losing in my brackets.

    My 3 sleepers all made the sweet sixteen and Pacific had to play Washington. and 2 out of 3 of my overhyped teams have already lost. Just waiting on Uconn to lose tomm.
  11. Man I did it. My 3 sleepers all made the sweet 16 and my 3 overhyped teams are out of the tourney already. I am going to go ahead and pat myself on the back.:biggrin:

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