Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you

First Quarter: East Region

East Regional Finals/TD Garden/Boston, MA
1) 4 Wisconsin Badgers (26-9) v. 1 Syracuse Orange (33-2), 6:15 pm/CBS
2) 6 Cincinnati Bearcats (26-10) v. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (29-7), 8:45 pm/CBS
West Regional Finals/US Airways Center/Phoenix, AZ
3) 4 Louisville Cardinals (28-9) v. 1 Michigan State Spartans (28-9), 6:47 pm/TBS 
4) 7 Florida Gators (25-10) v. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles (27-7), 9:17 pm/TBS

Second Quarter: College Basketball Part II

1) NIT Final Four Match-Ups: Minnesota Golden Gophers v. Washington Huskies, Massachusetts Minutemen v. Stanford Cardinal
2) CBI Best-of-Three Finals: Pittsburgh Panthers v. Washington State Cougars
CIT Semifinals:
3) Oakland Golden Grizzlies v. Utah State Aggies
4) Mercer Bears v. Fairfield Stags

Third Quarter: NHL

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Nashville Predators (42-23-8, 92pts) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (45-21-6, 96pts), 6 pm/NHL Network
3) Colorado Avalanche (40-30-5, 85pts) @ Phoenix Coyotes (36-26-12, 84pts), 9 pm
4) Boston Bruins (42-27-3, 87pts) @ San Jose Sharks (36-27-10, 82pts), 9:30 pm

Fourth Quarter:

1) Here is the schedule in the assosciation tonight
2) Boston Celtics (24-21) @ Milwaukee Bucks (21-24), 7 pm/NBATV
3) Golden State Warriors (19-25) @ Houston Rockets (25-22), 7 pm
4) Memphis Grizzlies (25-19) @ Portland Trailblazers (21-25), 9 pm

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

First Quarter: NHL

Five NHL games tonight

1) Montreal Canadians (28-32-13, 69pts) @ Buffalo Sabres (34-29-10, 78pts), 6 pm
2) Florida Panthers (36-23-13, 85pts) @ Carolina Hurricanes (29-29-15, 73pts), 6 pm
3) Detroit Red Wings (44-25-4, 92pts) @ New York Rangers (45-20-7, 97pts), 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network
4) Vancouver Canucks (43-21-8, 94pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (41-25-8, 90pts), 7 pm
Bonus: St. Louis Blues (46-19-8, 100pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (31-32-11, 73pts), 9 pm

Second Quarter: NBA action

Today’s schedule

1) New York Knicks (22-24) @ Philadelphia 76ers (26-20), 6 pm/ESPN
2) Phoenix Suns (23-23) @ Orlando Magic (29-18), 6 pm
3) Los Angeles Clippers (26-19) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (34-12), 7 pm
4) Los Angeles Lakers (28-18) @ Dallas Mavericks (27-20), 8:30 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: College Basketball

For a Wednesday night here is the NIT, CITCBI of games

NIT Quarterfinals:
1) 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers (21-14) @ 4 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (27-6), 6 pm/ESPN2
2) 5 Nevada Wolfpack (28-6) @ 3 Standford Cardinal (23-11), 8 pm/ESPN2
CBI:
3) Pittsburgh Panthers (19-16) @ Butler Bulldogs (22-14) 7 pm, Washington State Cougars (17-16) @ Oregon State Beavers (21-14), 9 pm
CIT:
4) Mercer Bears (24-11) @ Old Dominion Monarchs (22-13) 6 pm, Robert Morris Patriots (26-10) @ Fairfield Stags (21-14) 6 pm, Loyola Marymount Lions (21-12) @ Utah State Aggies (19-15), 8 pm

Fourth Quarter: Women’s NCAA Tournament

Sweet 16 Match-Ups
1) Des Moines (Mar. 24/26): 4 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets v. 1 Baylor Bears, 11 Kansas Jayhawks v. 2 Tennessee Volunteers
2) Fresno (Mar. 24/26): 6 South Carolina Gamecocks v. 1 Stanford Cardinal, 3 St. John’s Red Storm v. 2 Duke Blue Devils
3) Raleigh (Mar. 25/27): 5 St. Bonaventure Bonnies v. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 3 Texas A&M Aggies v. 2 Maryland Terrapins
4) Kingston (Mar. 25/27): 4 Penn State Nittany Lions v. 1 Connecticut Huskies, 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs v. 2 Kentucky Wildcats

Tuesday = Lots of Links

First Quarter: NCAA Men’s Basketball

1) Up to date NCAA women’s bracket with the other half of the sweet 16 to be finalized tonight 
2) Men’s bracket
3) NIT bracket with two quarterfinal games on tap tonight
4) NCAA Women’s DII Elite 8 in San Antionio and the Men’s DII Elite 8

Second Quarter: College Basketball Part II

1) Creighton MBB looking forward to an encore in 2012-13
2) Decision coming soon on Iowa and Iowa State playing in-state Valley teams such as UNI/Drake
3) Dan Wetzel on the river of hate
4) Yahoo Sports Sweet 16 by the numbers

Third Quarter: NHL

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) NHL.com if the playoffs started today
3) In addition here are the numbers for the last spot in both conferences
4) Trending Topics

Fourth Quarter: NBA

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Thank goodness it wasn’t free pretzel night in Oakland last night as the Warriors honored Chris Mullin
3) ESPN’s Daily Dime
4) NBA.com Power Rankings

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Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week

I was at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha for 15 seed Norfolk State knocking off two seed Missouri photo by Mike Vamosi

First Quarter: College Basketball Part I (Second/Third Round Winners)

1. South: Second Round – 1 Kentucky (SEC), 8 Iowa State (BigXII), 12 VCU (CAA), 4 Indiana (B1G), 11 Colorado (Pac12), 3 Baylor (BigXII), 15 Lehigh (Patriot), 10 Xavier (A10) Third Round – 1 Kentucky (SEC), 4 Indiana (B1G), 3 Baylor (BigXII), 10 Xavier (A10)
2. West: Second Round – 1 Michigan State (B1G), 9 Saint Louis (A10), 5 New Mexico (MWC), 4 Louisville (BigEast), 6 Murray State (OVC), 3 Marquette (BigEast), 7 Florida (SEC), 15 Norfolk State (MEAC) Third Round – 1 Michigan State (B1G), 4 Louisville (BigEast), 3 Marquette (BigEast), 7 Florida (SEC)
3. East: Second Round – 1 Syracuse (BigEast), 8 Kansas State (BigXII), 5 Vanderbilt (SEC), 4 Wisconsin (B1G), 6 Cincinnati (BigEast), 3 Florida State (ACC), 7 Gonzaga (WCC), 2 Ohio State (B1G) Third Round – 1 Syracuse (BigEast), 4 Wisconsin (B1G), 6 Cincinnati (BigEast), 2 Ohio State (B1G)
4. Midwest: Second Round – 1 North Carolina (ACC), 8 Creighton (MVC), 12 South Florida (BigEast), 13 Ohio (MAC), 11 North Carolina State (ACC), 3 Georgetown (BigEast), 10 Purdue (B1G), 2 Kansas (BigXII) Third Round – 1 North Carolina (ACC), 13 Ohio (MAC), 11 North Carolina State (ACC), 2 Kansas (BigXII)

Second Quarter: College Basketball Part II (Sweet 16 Match-Ups)

1. South (Georgia Dome/Atlanta, GA): 1 Kentucky (SEC) v. 4 Indiana (B1G), 3 Baylor (BigXII) v. 10 Xavier (A10)
2. West (US Airways Center/Phoenix, AZ): 1 Michigan State (B1G) v. 4 Louisville (BigEast), 3 Marquette (BigEast) v. 7 Florida (SEC)
3. East (TD Banknorth Garden/Boston, MA): 1 Syracuse (BigEast) v. 4 Wisconsin (B1G), 2 Ohio State (B1G) v. 6 Cincinnati (BigEast)
4. Midwest (Edward Jones Dome/St. Louis, MO): 1 North Carolina (ACC) v. 13 Ohio (MAC), 2 Kansas (BigXII) v. 11 North Carolina State (ACC)

Third Quarter: NHL

Your weekly look at the NHL playoff standings 03/19 –

East:
Last Week – 1. New York Rangers (93pts) 2. Boston Bruins (83pts) 3. Florida Panthers (77pts) 4. Pittsburgh Penguins (89pts) 5. Philadelphia Flyers (85pts) 6. New Jersey Devils (85pts) 7. Ottawa Senators (81pts) 8. Washington Capitals (76pts)

Today – 1. New York Rangers (95pts) 2. Boston Bruins (85pts) 3. Florida Panthers (83pts) 4. Pittsburgh Penguins (94pts) 5. Philadelphia Flyers (92pts) 6. New Jersey Devils (87pts) 7. Ottawa Senators (84pts) 8. Washington Capitals (78pts) Outside the Playoffs 9. Winnipeg Jets (76pts) 10. Buffalo Sabres (76pts) 11. Carolina Hurricanes (73pts) 12. Toronto Maple Leafs (72pts)

West:
Last Week – 1. St. Louis Blues (97pts) 2. Vancouver Canucks (92pts) 3. Dallas Stars (81pts) 4. Detroit Red Wings (91pts) 5. Nashville Predators (85pts) 6. Chicago Blackhawks (82pts) 7. Phoenix Coyotes (78pts) 8. Calgary Flames (76pts), 9. Los Angeles Kings (76pts) 10. Colorado Avalanche (76pts)

Today – 1. St. Louis Blues (100pts) 2. Vancouver Canucks (94pts) 3. Dallas Stars (83pts) 4. Nashville Predators (92pts) 5. Detroit Red Wings (92pts) 6. Chicago Blackhawks (88pts) 7. Phoenix Coyotes (83pts) 8. Colorado Avalanche (83pts) Outside the Playoffs 9. San Jose Sharks (82pts) 10. Los Angeles Kings (82pts) 11. Calgary Flames (81pts)

Complete NHL Standings

Fourth Quarter: NBA

NBA playoff standings as of today 3/19

East:
Last Week – 1. Chicago Bulls (34-9) 2. Miami Heat (31-9) 3. Orlando Magic (27-15) 4. Philadelphia 76ers (25-17) 5. Indiana Pacers (23-16) 6. Atlanta Hawks (24-17) 7. Boston Celtics (21-19) 8. New York Knicks (18-23)

Today – 1. Chicago Bulls (37-10) 2. Miami Heat (33-11) 3. Orlando Magic (29-17) 4. Philadelphia 76ers (25-20) 5. Indiana Pacers (25-18) 6. Atlanta Hawks (26-19) 7. Boston Celtics (23-21) 8. New York Knicks (21-24) Outside the Playoffs 9. Milwaukee Bucks (20-24) 10. Cleveland Cavaliers (16-26)

West:
Last Week – 1. Oklahoma City Thunder (32-9) 2. San Antonio Spurs (26-13) 3. Los Angeles Lakers (25-16) 4. Memphis Grizzlies (24-16) 5. Los Angeles Clippers (23-16) 6. Denver Nuggets (23-19) 7. Dallas Mavericks (23-20) 8. Houston Rockets (22-20)

Today – 1 Oklahoma City Thunder (34-10) 2. San Antonio Spurs (29-14) 3. Los Angeles Lakers (28-17) 4. Los Angeles Clippers (26-18) 5. Memphis Grizzlies (25-18) 6. Dallas Mavericks (26-20) 7. Denver Nuggets (25-20) 8. Houston Rockets (24-20) Outside the Playoffs 9. Phoenix Suns (23-22) 10. Utah Jazz (23-22) 11. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-24) 12. Portland Trailblazers (21-24) 13. Golden State Warriors (18-24)

Complete NBA Standings

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend:

 

The NCAA tournament continues with the other half of the bracket starting. I'll be at session one in Omaha today. Photo by Mike Vamosi

College basketball heavy today, because I’m sure that what you’ll be watching this weekend

First Quarter: College Basketball

Four games I’m paying attention today

1) Midwest: Greensboro Coliseum/Greensboro, N.C. 9 Alabama Crimson Tide v. 8 Creighton Bluejays
2) Midwest: Nationwide Arena/Columbus, OH 11 North Carolina State Wolfpack v. 6 San Diego State Aztecs
3) Midwest: Century Link Center Omaha/Omaha, NE 15 Detroit Titans v. 2 Kansas Jayhawks
4) West: Century Link Center Omaha/Omaha, NE 10 Virginia Cavaliers v. 7 Florida Gators

Second Quarter: Upsets:

Here are four suggesting of teams on upset alert

1) Midwest: 5 Temple Owls v. 12 South Florida Bulls
2) Midwest: 3 Georgetown Hoyas v. 14 Belmont Bruins
3) West: 1 Michigan State Spartans v. 16 Long Island Blackbirds
4) Midwest: 4 Michigan Wolverines v. 13 Ohio Bobcats

Third Quarter: Thursday Results

Here is what happened yesterday, listed are the four surprises

1) South: 12 VCU Rams beats 5 Wichita State Shockers
2) South: 11 Colorado Buffaloes beating 6 UNLV Running Rebels
3) East: 1 Syracuse Orange surviving against 16 UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
4) South: 8 Iowa State handling 9 Connecticut

Fourth Quarter:

Here is the Saturday schedule of games

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Also follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you (NCAA men’s tournament heavy today

So it begins the march to New Orleans and yes I'm using this picture again.

Here is your NCAA Scoreboard / Announcer Pairing TV and Radio

First Quarter: East Region

Albuquerque, NM/The Pit
1) 13 Montana Grizzlies v. 4 Wisconsin Badgers
2) 12 Harvard Crimson v. 5 Vanderbilt Commodores
Pittsburgh, PA/Consol Energy Center
3) 10 West Virginia Mountaineers v. 7 Gonzaga Bulldogs 
4) 15 Loyola (MD) Grayhounds v. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes

Second Quarter: South Region

Louisville, KY/KFC Yum Center
1) 16 Western Kentucky v. 1 Kentucky,  9 Connecticut Huskies v. 8 Iowa State Cyclones
Albuquerque, NM/The Pit
2) 11 Colorado Buffaloes v. 6 UNLV Running Rebels, 14 South Dakota State Jackrabbits v. 3 Baylor Bears
Portland, OR/Rose Garden
3) 12 VCU Rams v. 5 Wichita State Shockers
4) 13 New Mexico State Aggies v. 4 Indiana Hoosiers

Third Quarter: West Region

Portland, OR/Rose Garden
1) 12 Long Beach State 49ers v. 5 New Mexico Lobos
2) 13 Davidson Wildcats v. 4 Louisville Cardinals
Louisville, KY/KFC Yum Center
3) 11 Colorado State Rams v. 6 Murray State Racers
4) 14 BYU Cougars v. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles

Fourth Quarter: Non-NCAA Tournament

 1) NHL schedule
2) NBA schedule
3) College baseball scoreboard
4) NBA Trade Deadline

Bracket Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Nate Jessen and I also made bracket selections so here they are for you

Nate’s Predictions

1st Round (Technically the second round which we say blah to!): 
South:  Kentucky, Iowa St., VCU, NMSU, UNLV, Baylor, Notre Dame, Duke
West:  Michigan St., Memphis, New Mexico, Louisville, Murray St., BYU/Iona, Florida, Missouri
East:  Syracuse, K St., Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida State, Gonzaga, Ohio State
Midwest:  UNC, Creighton, Temple, Michigan, SDSU, Belmont, St. Mary’s, Kansas
 
2nd Round (Technically the third but see comments above): 
South:  Kentucky, NMSU, UNLV, Notre Dame
West:  Michigan State, New Mexico, Murray St., Missouri
East:  Kansas St., Vanderbilt, Florida St., Gonzaga
Midwest:  UNC, Temple, SDSU, Kansas
 
Sweet 16: 
South:  Kentucky, UNLV
West:  New Mexico, Missouri
East:  Vanderbilt, Gonzaga
Midwest:  UNC, Kansas
 
Elite 8: 
South:  Kentucky
West:  New Mexico
East:  Vanderbilt
Midwest:  Kansas
 
Final Four: 
Kentucky over New Mexico
Kansas over Vanderbilt
 
NC:  Kansas over Kentucky
 
Mike’s predictions
 
First Round Winners (See above comments):
South – 1 Kentucky, 9 Connecticut, 12 VCU, 13 New Mexico State, 6 UNLV, 3 Baylor, 10 Xavier, 2 Duke
West – 1 Michigan State, 8 Memphis, 5 New Mexico, 4 Louisville, 6 Murray State, 3 Marquette, 7 Florida, 2 Missouri
East – 1 Syracuse, 8 Kansas State, 5 Vanderbilt, 4 Wisconsin, 6 Cincinnati, 3 Florida State, 10 West Virginia, 2 theOhio State
Midwest – 1 North Carolina, 8 Creighton, 12 South Florida, 4 Michigan, 6 San Diego State, 3 Georgetown, 7 Saint Mary’s, 2 Kansas
 
Second Round Winners (Again see comments):
South – 1 Kentucky, 12 VCU, 6 UNLV, 10 Xavier
West – 1 Michigan State, 5 New Mexico, 3 Marquette, 2 Missouri
East – 8 Kansas State, 5 Vanderbilt, 3 Florida State, 2 theOhio State
Midwest – 1 North Carolina, 12 South Florida, 6 San Diego State, 2 Kansas
 
Sweet 16 Winners:
South – 1 Kentucky, 6 UNLV
West – 1 Michigan State, 2 Missouri
East – 5 Vanderbilt, 3 Florida State
Midwest – 1 North Carolina, 2 Kansas
 
Elite 8 Winners:
South – 1 Kentucky
West – 1 Michigan State
East – 3 Florida State
Midwest – 2 Kansas
 
Final Four:
1 Kenticky over 1 Michigan State
2 Kansas over 3 Florida State
 
National Championship Game:
2 Kansas over 1 Kentucky