Originally posted by Matt TrackerJust FYI: Wofford is pronounced WAH-ferd, not WHOA-ford.
Good to know. I picked them to win in the first round so I'll have to know how to pronounce their name to brag about it correctly.
Aw, come on man. There are 6 schools who have made the NCAA Tournament in each of the last 12 years. They are Kansas (who last missed the tournament when they were on NCAA Probation in 1989), Duke, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Texas, and Wisconsin. Wisconsin hasn't lost in the first round since 2006, when they played Arizona in the matchup between 8 and 9 seeds in the Midwest regional. The Badgers win games until they come up against a more athletic team. I don't think Wofford is that team.
Well I never said I knew anything about basketball. The only two times I've even done remotely good in NCAA Tournament brackets is the two years Florida won the Championship and that's because I'm a Gators fan that picked them to win the Championship. So it's probably good news for Wisconsin that I picked them to lose.
I had Georgetown in my Sweet 16 but I'm still happy to see them go since they're in the same region as my alma mater.
I went an abysmal 8 for 16. I have two separate second round matchups where NEITHER team I picked is in the game. I lost 4 Sweet 16 teams (maybe 5? I lost count) but luckily only 1 Elite 8 team and no Final Four teams. I went for some home runs (UTEP over Butler, Montana over New Mexico) and came up empty. I think the Texas-Wake Forest game should have been canceled and both teams forced to leave the tournament because they BOTH suck and neither has any business being in the tournament. And also I picked Texas. D'oh!
Today I'm going 16 for 16 though! Right? Riiiiight...
This has been the second time that I can remember that my Gators have lost the very first game of the entire tournament. Completely took me out of the games for the rest of the day. Hopefully I'll get more into it today. It's not like I expected Florida to go anywhere anyway.
Looks like a lot of people had Georgetown in the Sweet Sixteen so it shouldn't hurt too much unless you had them going farther than that, which I did.
Hinrich was high on the Lakers' wish list, so this is a loss for them. I remember that both Bibby and Hinrich have seen better days. Hinrich was a very capable #2 on the young post-Jordan Bulls and Bibby came within a Tim Donaghy of the Finals.