Friday, February 12, 2010

Bracket Watch - Live From the Dayton's Bluff Library

As the title indicates, I'm doing the first Friday Bracket Watch installment from the road. I'll explain why in another post, but for now, here are the latest projections(Through Thursday night's games).

Final Four pairings
Midwest(1) vs. West(4)
South(2) vs. East(3)

Midwest region

@ Oklahoma City
1-Kansas(Big 12) vs. 16-Belmont(Atlantic Sun)
8-Clemson vs. 9-Rhode Island
@ Spokane
4-Gonzaga(West Coast) vs. 13-Northeastern(Colonial)
5-Ohio State vs. 12-South Florida
@ Providence
2-Georgetown vs. 15-Stony Brook(America East)
7-Nevada-Las Vegas vs. 10-Siena(Metro Atlantic)
@ New Orleans
3-Michigan State vs. 14-College of Charleston(Southern)
6-Northern Iowa(Missouri Valley) vs. 11-Florida State

West region

@ Jacksonville
1-Duke(Atlantic Coast) vs. 16-Robert Morris(Northeast)
8-Cornell(Ivy League) vs. 9-Dayton
@ Spokane
4-New Mexico(Mountain West) vs. 13-Florida
5-Texas vs. 12-California
@ Providence
2-Villanova vs. 15-Morgan State(Mid-Eastern)
7-Texas A&M vs. 10-Virginia Tech
@ New Orleans
3-Vanderbilt vs. 14-Kent State(Mid-American)
6-Temple vs. 11-Utah State(Western Athletic)

South region

@ Buffalo
1-Syracuse(Big East) vs. 16-Opening Round winner
Opening Round: Navy(Patriot) vs. Jackson State(Southwestern)
8-Illinois(Big Ten) vs. 9-Richmond
@ San Jose
4-Tennessee vs. 13-Murray State(Ohio Valley)
5-Georgia Tech vs. 12-Old Dominion
@ Milwaukee
2-Purdue vs. 15-Middle Tennessee(Sun Belt)
7-Xavier(Atlantic 10) vs. 10-Uab
@ Oklahoma City
3-Kansas State vs. 14- Sam Houston State(Southland)
6-Butler(Horizon) vs. 11-Marquette

East region

@ Milwaukee
1-Kentucky(Southeastern) vs. 16-UC Santa Barbara(Big West)
8-Wake Forest vs. 9-Missouri
@ San Jose
4-Pittsburgh vs. 13-Weber State(Big Sky)
5-Brigham Young vs. 12-Charlotte
@ Buffalo
2-West Virginia vs. 15-Coastal Carolina(Big South)
7-Baylor vs. 10-Utep(Conference USA)
@ Jacksonville
3-Wisconsin vs. 14-Oakland(Summit)
6-Maryland vs. 11-Mississippi State

Moves within: Charlotte(Down 1); Mississippi State(Up 1)
Last four in the field: Mississippi State, South Florida, Old Dominion, Florida
First four left out: Mississippi, South Carolina, St. Mary's, Louisville
Next four left out: Arizona State, Tulsa, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State
Also under consideration: Virginia, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Washington, Virginia Commonwealth, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Wichita State, Arizona, St. John's, Miami(FL), Memphis, Wright State

Moving in: Belmont, South Florida, UCSB, Old Dominion, Navy, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee
Moving out: Lipscomb, Louisville, Pacific, Lehigh, Mississippi, Arkansas State, St. Mary's

Next projection should come out on Monday.


  1. Wake an 8 seed?

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!

    Epic FAIL!

  2. By the way, I encourage you to compare the resumes of Michigan State and Wake Forest and then try to explain with a straight face how MSU is a 3 seed and Wake is an 8...