Friday, March 5, 2010

Bracket Watch - Twisted Friday

I'm not going to say much about this bracket, but the most difficult part was not choosing the last team, it was trying to put them in bracket that was the most difficult thing this week. So many teams had to be moved around, I won't be able to list them all today.

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

Midwest region

@ Oklahoma City
1-Kansas(Big 12) vs. 16-Quinnipiac(Northeast)
8-Nevada-Las Vegas vs. 9-Northern Iowa
@ Spokane
4-Pittsburgh vs. 13-Murray State(Ohio Valley)
5-Gonzaga(West Coast) vs. 12-Siena(Metro Atlantic)
@ Milwaukee
2-Ohio State(Big Ten) vs. 15-Troy(Sun Belt)
7-Texas A&M vs. 10-Florida State
@ New Orleans
3-Vanderbilt vs. 14-Sam Houston State(Sun Belt)
6-Xavier vs. 11-Cornell(Ivy)

West region

@ Jacksonville
1-Duke(Atlantic Coast) vs. 16-Stony Brook(America East)
8-Marquette vs. 9-California(Pacific-10)
@ San Jose
4-Brigham Young vs. 13-Kent State(Mid-American)
5-Temple(Atlantic 10) vs. 12-Illinois
@ Oklahoma City
2-Kansas State vs. 15-UC Santa Barbara(Big West)
7-Clemson vs. 10-Louisville
@ Providence
3-Villanova vs. 14-Oakland(Summit)
6-Wisconsin vs. 11-St. Mary's

South region

@ Buffalo
1-Syracuse(Big East) vs. 16-Opening round winner
Opening Round: Lehigh(Patriot) vs. Jackson State(Southwestern)
8-Texas-El Paso(Conference USA) vs. 9-Old Dominion(Colonial)
@ Spokane
4-Maryland vs. 13-Rhode Island
5-Baylor vs. 12-San Diego State
@ Milwaukee
2-Purdue vs. 15-Coastal Carolina(Big South)
7-Oklahoma State vs. 10-Georgia Tech
@ Jacksonville
3-Tennessee vs. 14-Wofford(Southern)
6-Georgetown vs. 11-Utah State(Western Athletic)

East region

@ New Orleans
1-Kentucky(Southeastern) vs. 16-Jacksonville(Atlantic Sun)
8-Missouri vs. 9-Wake Forest
@ Providence
4-Michigan State vs. 13-Memphis
5-Butler(Horizon) vs. 12-Notre Dame
@ Buffalo
2-West Virginia vs. 15-Morgan State(Mid-Eastern)
7-Richmond vs. 10-Florida
@ San Jose
3-New Mexico(Mountain West) vs. 14-Weber State(Big Sky)
6-Texas vs. 11-Virginia Tech

New to the field: Jacksonville, Memphis, Rhode Island, Virginia Tech
Out of the field: Uab, Connecticut, Lipscomb, Mississippi State

Last four in the field: San Diego State, Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, Memphis
First four left out: Connecticut, Mississippi State, Uab, Arizona State
Next four left out: Mississippi, Minnesota, Washington, Seton Hall
Also under consideration: South Florida, Arkansas, Texas Tech, William & Mary, Wichita State

Don't forget, I'll be doing daily updates starting Monday(except Saturday) and will continue through Sunday afternoon.


  1. Howard, Is Virginia Tech going to be rewarded for playing a terrible OOC schedule? Their resume is a lot like Penn State's last year. If Virginia Tech losing to Georgia Tech tomorrow, they will be NIT bound.

  2. To me, it's starting to look like the Hokies might make it in, but you must remember that they're 63rd in line for an NCAA bid. Personally, I'm hoping for plenty of bid-stealing this year.