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Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week

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Will Kansas be defeated at KC’s Sprint Center which is 30 miles from campus?

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. Seven games scheduled tonight
TNT Monday DH:
3. Warriors @ Thunder, 7 pm
4. Knicks @ Clippers, 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL scoreboard
2. Five games tonight
3. Teams are starting to clinch playoff spots
4. Monday NBCSN Game: Sabres @ Red Wings, 6:30 pm

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. College basketball scoreboards – men & women
2. The Women’s sweet 16 will be set tonight
3. Men’s sweet 16 break down: B1G, Big XII, PAC-12, SEC (3); Big East (2), ACC and West Coast (2)
4. Will anyone beat Kansas at Sprint Center in Kansas City?

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Media Circus: Live streaming next big thing for athletes?
2. Our national nightmare is over
3. Sad news about Dwight Clark
4. WBC semifinals

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2017 Posts: 54

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Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week


Lots a good basketball moments in the good life this weekend, including Warren Buffet at the Creighton-Providence game on Saturday.

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. Today’s playoff picture on 03-10-14
3. 4Q Game of the Night (1): Toronto Raptors (35-26) @ Brooklyn Nets (31-30), 6:30 pm
4. 4Q Game of the Night (2): Phoenix Suns (36-26) @ Los Angeles Clippers (44-20), 9:30 pm/NBATV

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL scoreboard
2. Today’s playoff picture on 03-10-14
3. 4Q Game of the Night (1): Phoenix Coyotes (29-24-11, 69 pts) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (34-24-6, 74 pts), 6:30 pm
4. 4Q Game of the Night (2): Toronto Maple Leafs (34-23-8, 76 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (43-14-7, 93 pts), 9 pm

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. Men’s and Women’s scoreboard/Conference Tournament schedules (3 automatic bids on the line)
2. Summit League Semifinals (Sioux Falls, SD) – 4 Denver (16-14) v. 1 North Dakota State (23-6) 6 pm; 3 South Dakota State (19-11) v. 2 IPFW (23-9) 8:30 pm
3. WCC Semifinals (Las Vegas, NV) – 4 Saint Mary’s (22-10) v. 1 Gonzaga (26-6) 8 pm/ESPN; 3 San Francisco (21-10) v. 2 BYU (22-10) 10:30 pm/ESPN2
4. CAA Title Game (Baltimore, MD) – 3 William & Mary (20-11) v. 1 Delware (24-9), 6 pm/NBCSN
5. MAAC Title Game (Springfield, MA) – 2 Manhatten (24-7) v. 1 Iona (22-9), 6 pm/ESPN2
6. SoCon – 5 Western Carolina (19-14) v. 3 Wolford (19-12), 8 pm/ESPN2

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Seven OT’s later they call it a tie in a high school hockey game /Mike Modano had his number 9 retired this weekend
2. Media Circus: MLB roundtable
3. Doug McDermott joins the 3,000 point club this weekend
4. The rivalry that isn’t

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2014 Posts: 53

2014 College World Series predictions sure to go wrong

Yes, I’m late in putting out my CWS predictions sure to go wrong and I apologize for doing so, the college baseball season began on Friday, February 14 across the country. With that here’s who I think will win their conference, make the Super Regionals and College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.


Who will take the road to Omaha all the way to a national title?

 Here’s my 2012 edition and 2013 predictions –

Conference Winners:

ACC: Florida State, America East: Stony Brook, American Athletic: Louisville, Atlantic 10: Saint Louis, Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast, Big Ten: Indiana, Big XII: Kansas State, Big East: Creighton, Big South: Coastal Carolina, Big West: Cal State Fullerton, Colonial: Towson, CUSA: Rice, Horizon League: Illinois-Chicago, Ivy: Columbia, MAAC: Manhatten, MAC: Kent State, MEAC: Florida A&M, Missouri Valley: Wichita State, Mountain West: Fresno State, Northeast: Bryant, Ohio Valley: Belmont, PAC-12: Oregon State, Patriot: Bucknell, SEC: South Carolina, SoCon: Sanford, Southland: McNeese State, Summit: South Dakota State, Sun Belt: Texas State, SWAC: Southern, WAC: Cal State Bakersfield, West Coast Conference: BYU

Super Regional (16 teams):

PAC-12 (5): Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA
SEC (5): Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
ACC (3): Florida State, Virginia Cavaliers, NC State
Big XII (1): Kansas State
Big Ten (1): Indiana
Big West (1): Cal State Fullerton

2014 College World Series (8 teams):

PAC-12 (3): Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA
SEC (2): South Carolina, Vanderbilt
ACC (1): Florida State
Big Ten (1): Indiana
Big West (1): Cal State Fullerton

College World Series Championship Series:

Oregon State over Vanderbilt

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2014 Posts: 40

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

The weather shouldn't be much of a problem in LA. (Getty Images)
Dodger Stadium hosts Ducks v. Dodgers tomorrow to kick off the NHL Stadium Series. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scores
2) 4Q Game of the Night – Los Angeles Clippers (29-15) @ Chicago Bulls (21-20) 7 pm/ESPN
3) NHL scores
4) 4Q Game of the Night – Montreal Canadians (27-18-5, 59 pts) @ Detroit Red Wings (22-18-10, 54 pts), 6:30 pm

Second Quarter: College Basketball

Saturday –
1) 21 Michigan Wolverines (14-4, 6-0 B1G) @ 3 Michigan State Spartans (18-1, 7-0 B1G), 6 pm/ESPN
2) BYU Cougars (13-8, 5-3 WCC) @ Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-3, 7-1 WCC), 9 pm/ESPN2
3) 7 San Diego State Aztecs (17-1, 6-0 MWC) @ Utah State Aggies (12-6, 2-4 MWC), 10 pm/ESPNU
Sunday –
4) California Golden Bears (14-5, 5-1 PAC-12) @ UCLA Bruins (15-4, 4-2 PAC-12), 7 pm/ESPNU

Third Quarter: NFL Pro Bowl/Super Bowl stuff

1) Pro Bowl tale of the tape
2) 2014 NFL Pro Bowl (Sunday): Team Rice v. Team Sanders, 6:30 pm/NBC
3) Both teams will arrive to the Super Bowl on Sunday
4) How much do you miss there not being two weeks between the conference championship and big game?

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) USA Today’s coach’s corner: Greg McDermott
2) Money line in David Samson’s Survivor profile
3) Expanding the NFL Playoff$
4) Stadium Series begins tomorrow in LA at Dodger Stadium

See you on Monday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

2014 Posts: 19

2013 NCAA College Baseball Tournament Primer


The Road to Omaha begins later this week so here are the basics.

Friday the NCAA baseball tournament begins so here is the field and the needed information.

National Seeds:
North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14)

Regional Host:
Baton Rouge, LA – LSU Tigers (52-9) /Alex Box Stadium, Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Tech Hokies (38-20)/English Field, Bloomington, IN – Indiana Hoosiers (43-14)/Bart Kaufman Field, Chapel Hill, N.C. – North Carolina Tar Heels (52-8)/Boshamer Stadium, Charlottesville, VA – Virginia Cavalier (47-10)/Davenport Field, Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gamecocks (39-18)/Carolina Stadium, Eugene, OR – Oregon Ducks (45-14)/PK Park, Fullerton, CA – Cal State Fullerton Titans (48-8)/Goodwin Field,
Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Bruins (39-17)/Jackie Robinson Stadium, Louisville, KY – Louisville Cardinals (46-10)/Jim Patterson Stadium, Manhattan, KS – Kansas State Wildcats (41-17)/Tointon Family Stadium
Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt Commodores (51-9)/Hawkins Field, Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Wolfpack (44-14)/Doak Field, Starkville, MS – Mississippi State Bulldogs (43-17)/Dude Noble Field, Tallahassee, FL – Florida State Seminoles (44-15)/Dick Howser Stadium

The Field with Regional Match-ups:
Chapel Hill, N.C. – 1 North Carolina Tar Heels, 2 Florida Atlantic Owls, 3 Towson Tigers, 4 Canisius Golden Griffins
Columbia, S.C. – 1 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2 Clemson Tigers, 3 Liberty Flames, 4 Saint Louis Billikens
Raleigh, N.C. – 1 North Carolina State Wolfpack, 2 Mississippi Rebels, 3 William & Mary Tribe, 4 Binghamton Bearcats
Eugene, OR – 1 Oregon Ducks, 2 Rice Owls, 3 San Francisco Dons, 4 South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Fullerton, CA – 1 Cal State Fullerton Titans, 2 Arizona State Sun Devils, 3 New Mexico Lobos, 4 Columbia Lions
Los Angeles, CA – 1 UCLA Bruins, 2 Cal Poly Mustangs, 3 San Diego Toreros, 4 San Diego State Aztecs
Blackburg, VA – 1 Virginia Tech Hokies, 2 Oklahoma Sooners, 3 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 4 Connecticut Huskies
Baton Rouge, LA – 1 LSU Tigers, 2 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, 3 Sam Houston State Bearkats, 4 Jackson State Tigers
Nashville, TN – 1 Vanderbilt Commodores, 2 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 3 Illinois Fighting Illini, 4 East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Louisville, KY – 1 Louisville Cardinals, 2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes, 3 Oklahoma State Cowboys, 4 Bowling Green Falcons
Bloomington, IN – 1 Indiana Hoosiers, 2 Austin Peay Governors, 3 Florida Gators, 4 Valparaiso Crusaders
Tallahassee, FL – 1 Florida State Seminoles, 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, 3 Troy Trojans, 4 Savannah State Tigers
Charlottesville, VA – 1 Virginia Cavaliers, 2 UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 3 Elon Phoenix, 4 Army Black Knights
Starkville, MS – 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 2 South Alabama Jaguars, 3 Mercer Bears, 4 Central Arkansas Bears
Manhattan, KS – 1 Kansas State Wildcats, 2 Arkansas Razorbacks, 3 Bryant Bulldogs, 4 Wichita State Shockers
Corvallis, OR – 1 Oregon State Beavers, 2 Texas A&M Aggies, 3 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 4 UTSA Roadrunners

Bids by Conference:
SEC (9), ACC (8), PAC-12, Sun Belt (4), Big XII, Big West, Colonial (3), Atlantic Sun, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, Mountain West, Southland, West Coast (2), America East, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, SWAC, Summit, WAC (1)

NCAA Release
Tournament Bracket

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2013 Posts: 143

4Quarters 2013 Men’s Conference Tournaments – The Results

After the completion of championship week here is how the conference tournaments went as a refresher.


Ohio State took the last automatic bid (not that they needed it) on Sunday before the selection show. Photo from the AP

Big South – March 5, 7, 9, 10 in Conway, S.C. (Student Recreation and Convocation Center)
First Round: March 5
5S Winthrop 60 v. 4N Radford 58 F/OT
6N Longwood 87 v. 3S UNC Asheville 72
6S Presbyterian 73 v. 3N Campbell 81 F/OT
5N Liberty 78 v. 4S Coastal Carolina 61
Quarterfinals: March 7
5S Winthrop 47 v. 1S Charleston Southern 54
6N Longwood 86 v. 2N VMI 90
3N Campbell 57 v. 2S Gardner-Webb 71
5N Liberty 61 v. 1N High Point 60
Semifinals: March 8
2N VMI 65 v. 1S Charleston Southern 71
5N Liberty 65 v. 2S Gardner-Webb 62
Finals: March 9
5N Liberty 87 v. 1S Charleston Southern 76

Big South Champion – Liberty (15-20)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2004, (third overall)

Horizon League – March 5, 8, 9, 12 on Campus of Higher Seed
First Round: March 5
9 Milwaukee 46 @ 4 Green Bay 62
8 Cleveland State 59 @ 5 Illinois-Chicago 82
7 Loyola (IL) 60 @ 6 Youngstown State 62
Second Round: March 8
5 Illinois-Chicago 63 @ 4 Green Bay 64
6 Youngstown State 59 @ 3 Wright State 66
Semifinals: March 9
4 Green Bay 69 @ 1 Valparaiso 70
3 Wright State 56 @ 2 Detroit 54
Finals: March 12
3 Wright State 54 @ 1 Valparaiso 62

Horizon League Champion – Valparaiso (26-7)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2004, (eighth overall)

Atlantic Sun – March 6-9 in Macon, GA (University Center)
Quarterfinals: March 6
7 North Florida 63 v. 2 Florida Gulf Coast 73
8 Lipscomb 48 v. 1 Mercer 82
Quarterfinals: March 7
6 East Tennessee State 46 v. 3 Stetson 67
5 S.C. Upstate 76 v. 4 Jacksonville 62
Semifinals: March 8
5 S.C. Upstate 64 v. 1 Mercer 72
3 Stetson 58 v. 2 Florida Gulf Coast 72
Finals: March 9
2 Florida Gulf Coast 88 v. Mercer 75

Atlantic Sun Champion – Florida Gulf Coast (24-10)/Last NCAA Appearance: (First overall)

Northeast – March 6, 9, 12 on Campus of High Seed
Quarterfinals: March 6
8 St. Francis (NY) 57 @ 1 Robert Morris 75
5 Mount St. Mary’s 75 @ 4 Bryant 69
6 Quinnipiac 83 @ 3 LIU Brooklyn 91
7 Central Connecticut State 50 @ 2 Wagner 72
Semifinals: March 9
5 Mount St. Mary’s 69 @ 1 Robert Morris 60
3 Long Island 94 @ 2 Wagner 82
Finals: March 12
5 Mount St. Mary’s 70 @ 3 Long Island 91

Northeast Conference Champion – Long Island (20-13)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012, (sixth overall)

Ohio Valley – March 6-9 in Nashville, TN (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
First Round: March 6
8 UT-Martin 66 v. 5 Morehead State 73
7 Eastern Illinois 68 v. 6 SE Missouri State 78
Quarterfinals: March 7
5 Morehead State 75 v. 4 Tennessee State 88
6 SE Missouri State 69 v. 3 Eastern Kentucky 84
Semifinals: March 8
4 Tennessee State 73 v. 1 Belmont 82
3 Eastern Kentucky 73 v. 2 Murray State 81
Finals: March 9
2 Murray State 68 v. 1 Belmont 70

Ohio Valley Conference Champion – Belmont (26-6)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012, (sixth overall)

Patriot – March 6, 9, 13 on Campus of High Seed
Quarterfinals Round: March 6
8 Navy 42 @ 1 Bucknell 58
5 American 44 @ 4 Army 65
7 Holy Cross 54 @ 2 Lafayette 77
6 Colgate 64 @ 3 Lehigh 71
Semifinals: March 9
4 Army 70 @ 1 Bucknell 78
3 Lehigh 69 @ 2 Lafayette 82
Finals: March 13
2 Lafayette 56 @ 1 Bucknell 64

Patriot League Champion – Bucknell (28-5)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2011, (sixth overall)

West Coast – March 6-9, 11 in Las Vegas, NV (Orleans Arena)
First Round: March 6
9 Loyola Marymount 65 v. 8 Portland 54
Second Round: March 7
9 Loyola Marymount 61 v. 5 San Francisco 60 F/OT
7 Pepperdine 59 v. 6 San Diego 62
Quarterfinals: March 8
9 Loyola Marymount 60 v. 4 Santa Clara 58
6 San Diego 72 v. 3 BYU 69
Semifinals: March 9
9 Loyola Marymount 48 v. 1 Gonzaga 66
6 San Diego 66 v. 2 Saint Mary’s 69
Finals: March 11
2 Saint Mary’s 51 v. 1 Gonzaga 65

West Coast Conference Champion – Gonzaga (31-2)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012, (16th overall)

Missouri Valley – March 7-10 in St. Louis, MO (Scottrade Center)
First Round: March 7
9 Drake 81 v. 8 Bradley 66
10 Southern Illinois 53 v. 7 Missouri State 61
Quarterfinals: March 8
9 Drake 53 v. 1 Creighton 65
5 Indiana State 51 v. 4 Evansville 50
7 Missouri State 59 v. 2 Wichita State 69
6 Illinois State 73 v. 3 Northern Iowa 65
Semifinals: March 9
5 Indiana State 43 v. 1 Creighton 64
6 Illinois State 51 v. 2 Wichita State 66
Finals: March 10
2 Wichita State 65 v. 1 Creighton 68

Missouri Valley Conference Champion – Creighton (27-7)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (18th overall)

Southern – March 8-11 in Asheville, NC (U.S. Cellular Center)
First Round: March 8
9 Georgia Southern 60 v. 8 Wofford 44
12 Furman 55 v. 5 Sanford 51
10 UNC-Greensboro 87 v. 7 Chattanooga 81
11 Citadel 61 v. 6 Western Carolina 76
Quarterfinals: March 9
9 Georgia Southern 59 v. 1 Davidson 86
12 Furman 60 v. 4 Appalachian State 74
10 UNC-Greensboro 61 v. 2 Elon 68
6 Western Carolina 70 v. 3 College of Charleston 78
Semifinals: March 10
4 Appalachian State 62 v. 1 Davidson 65
3 College of Charleston 68 v. 2 Elon 60
Finals: March 11
3 College of Charleston 55 v. 1 Davidson 74

Southern Conference Champion – Davidson (26-7)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (12th overall)

Sun Belt – March 8-11 in Hot Springs, AR (Summit Arena and Hot Springs Convention Center)
First Round: March 8
9 North Texas 55 v. 8 Louisiana-Lafayette 74
10 Troy 81 v. 7 Florida Atlantic 79 F/OT
11 Louisiana-Monroe 60 v. 6 Western Kentucky 74
Quarterfinals: March 9
8 Louisiana-Lafayette 66 v. 1 Middle Tennessee 81
5 Florida International 69 v. 4 Arkansas-Little Rock 54
10 Troy 63 v. 2 Arkansas State 68 F/OT
6 Western Kentucky 62 v. 3 South Alabama 59
Semifinals: March 10
5 Florida International 61 v. 1 Middle Tennessee 57
6 Western Kentucky 58 v. 2 Arkansas State 56
Finals: March 11
6 Western Kentucky 65 v. 5 Florida International 63

Sun Belt Champion – Western Kentucky (20-15)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (23rd overall)

Colonel – March 9-11 in Richmond, VA (Richmond Coliseum)
Quarterfinals: March 9
5 Drexel 54 v. 4 George Mason 60
7 Hofstra 57 v. 2 Delaware 62
6 William & Mary 67 v. 3 James Madison 72
Semifinals: March 10
4 George Mason 67 v. 1 Northeastern 69
3 James Madison 58 v. 2 Delaware 57
Finals: March 11
3 James Madison v. 1 Northeastern

Colonel Athletic Association Champion – James Madison (20-14)/Last NCAA Appearance: 1994 (fifth overall)

Summit – March 9-12 in Sioux Falls, SD (Sioux Falls Arena)
Quarterfinals: March 9
8 IUPUI 49 v. 1 South Dakota State 66
7 South Dakota 53 v. 2 Western Illinois 54
Quarterfinals: March 10
5 IPFW 91 v. 4 Oakland 72
6 UMKC 58 v. 3 North Dakota State 69
Semifinals: March 11
5 IPFW 56 v. 1 South Dakota State 72
3 North Dakota State 55 v. 2 Western Illinois 43
Finals: March 12
3 North Dakota State 67 v. 1 South Dakota State 73

Summit League Champion – South Dakota State (25-9)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (second overall)

Second Week –

MAC – March 11, 13-16 Campus Sites and Cleveland, OH (First Round Campus of Higher Seed/Second-Finals at Quicken Loans Arena)
First Round: March 11
9 Central Michigan 72 @ 8 Buffalo 74 F/OT
10 Northern Illinois 44 @ 7 Eastern Michigan 45
11 Miami (OH) 63 @ 6 Bowling Green 52
Second Round: March 13
8 Buffalo 76 v. 5 Ball State 61
11 Miami (OH) 47 v. 7 Eastern Michigan 58
Third Round: March 14
8 Buffalo 68 v. 4 Kent State 70
7 Eastern Michigan 55 v. 3 Western Michigan 70
Semifinals: March 15
4 Kent State 59 v. 1 Akron 62
3 Western Michigan 63 v. 2 Ohio 74
Finals: March 16
2 Ohio 46 v. 1 Akron 65

MAC Champion – Akron (26-6)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2011 (fourth overall)

MEAC – March 11-16 Norfolk, VA (Norfolk Scope Arena)
First Round: March 11
12 South Carolina State 52 v. 5 Morgan State 61
13 Maryland-Eastern Shore 44 v. 4 Savannah State 59
First Round: March 12
9 Coppin State 78 v. 8 Bethune-Cookman 89
11 Howard 61 v. 6 Delaware State 73
10 Florida A&M 54 v. 7 North Carolina A&T 65
Quarterfinals: March 13
8 Bethune-Cookman 70 v. 1 Norfolk State 68 F/OT
5 Morgan State 64 v. 4 Savannah State 61 F/OT
Quarterfinals: March 14
6 Delaware State 63 v. 3 Hampton 60
7 North Carolina A&T 55 v. North Carolina Central 42
Semifinals: March 15
8 Bethune-Cookman 71 v. 5 Morgan State 82
7 North Carolina A&T 84 v. 6 Delaware State 78
Finals: March 16
7 North Carolina A&T 57 v. 5 Morgan State 54

MEAC Champion – North Carolina A&T (19-16)/Last NCAA Appearance: 1995 (10th overall)

Big East – March 12-16 in New York City, NY (Madison Square Garden)
First Round: March 12
13 South Florida 42 v. 12 Seton Hall 46 F/OT
14 DePaul 57 v. 11 Rutgers 76
Second Round: March 13
9 Cincinnati 61 v. 8 Providence 44
12 Seton Hall 63  v. 5 Syracuse 75
10 St. John’s 53 v. 7 Villanova 66
11 Rutgers 61  v. 6 Notre Dame 69
Quarterfinals: March 14
9 Cincinnati 43 v. 1 Georgetown 62
5 Syracuse 62 v. 4 Pittsburgh 59
7 Villanova 55 v. 2 Louisville 74
6 Notre Dame 73 v. 3 Marquette 65
Semifinals: March 15
5 Syracuse 58 v. 1 Georgetown 55 F/OT
6 Notre Dame 57 v. 2 Louisville 69
Finals: March 16
5 Syracuse 61 v. 2 Louisville 78

Big East Champion – Louisville (29-5)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (39th overall)

SWAC – March 12-15 in Garland, TX (Special Events Center)
First Round: March 12
7 Grambling 51 v. 6 Alabama A&M 59
First Round: March 13
4 Prairie View A&M 67 v. 3 Alcorn State 59
5 Alabama State 59 v. 2 Jackson State 66
Semifinals: March 14
6 Alabama A&M 59 v. 1 Southern 72
4 Prairie View A&M 88 v. 2 Jackson State 75
Finals: March 15
4 Prairie View A&M 44 v. 1 Southern 45

SWAC Champion – Southern (23-9)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2006 (eighth overall)

WAC – March 12, 14-16 in Las Vegas, NV (Orleans Arena)
First Round: March 12
10 Seattle 56 v. 7 Texas State 68
9 UTSA 67 v. 8 San Jose State 49
Second Round: March 14
6 Idaho 49 v. 3 New Mexico State 65
7 Texas State 72 v. 2 Denver 68
9 UTSA 73 v. 1 Louisiana Tech 67
5 Utah State 78 v. 4 UT-Arlington 83
Semifinals: March 15
7 Texas State 65 v. 3 New Mexico State 74
9 UTSA 53 v. 4 UT-Arlington 69
Finals: March 16
4 UT-Arlington 55 v. 3 New Mexico State 64

WAC Champion – New Mexico State (24-10)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (17th overall)

Big XII – March 13-16 in Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
First Round: March 13
9 Texas Tech 71 v. 8 West Virginia 69
10 TCU 57 v. 7 Texas 70
Quarterfinals: March 14
5 Iowa State 73 v. 4 Oklahoma 66
9 Texas Tech 63 v. 1 Kansas 91
7 Texas 49 v. 2 Kansas State 66
6 Baylor 72 v. 3 Oklahoma State 74
Semifinals: March 15
5 Iowa State 73 v. 1 Kansas 88
3 Oklahoma State 57 v. 2 Kansas State 68
Finals: March 16
2 Kansas State 54 v. 1 Kansas 70

Big XII Champion – Kansas (29-5)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (42nd overall)

Conference USA – March 13-16 in Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
First Round: March 13
10 SMU 52 v. 7 UAB 53
11 Rice 67 v. 6 Houston 72
9 Marshall 64 v. 8 Tulane 66
Quarterfinals: March 14
7 UAB 66 v. 2 Southern Miss. 81
6 Houston 69 v. 3 UTEP 80
8 Tulane 68 v. 1 Memphis 81
5 Tulsa 79 v. 4 East Carolina 72
Semifinals: March 15
3 UTEP 67 v. 2 Southern Miss. 85
5 Tulsa 74 v. 1 Memphis 85
Finals: March 16
2 Southern Miss. 79 v. 1 Memphis 91 F/2OT

CUSA Champion – Memphis (30-4)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (19th overall)

Mountain West – March 13-16 in Las Vegas, NV (Thomas & Mack Center)
First Round: March 13
9 Nevada 81 v. 8 Wyoming 85
Second Round: March 14
6 Air Force 56 v. 3 UNLV 72
7 Fresno State 61 v. 2 Colorado State 67
8 Wyoming 46 v. 1 New Mexico 59
5 Boise State 67 v. 4 San Diego State 73
Semifinals: March 15
3 UNLV 75 v. 2 Colorado State 65
4 San Diego State 50 v. 1 New Mexico 60
Finals: March 16
3 UNLV 56 v. 1 New Mexico 63

Mountain West Champion – New Mexico (29-5)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (14th overall)

Pacific 12 – March 13-16 in Las Vegas, NV (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
First Round: March 13
9 Arizona State 89 v. 8 Stanford 88 F/OT
12 Oregon State 68 v. 5 Colorado 74
10 Utah 69 v. 7 Southern California 66
11 Washington State 62 v. 6 Washington 64
Quarterfinals: March 14
9 Arizona State 75 v. 1 UCLA 80
5 Colorado 69 v. 4 Arizona 79
10 Utah 79 v. 2 California 69
6 Washington 77 v. 3 Oregon 80 F/OT
Semifinals: March 15
4 Arizona 64 v. 1 UCLA 66
10 Utah 45 v. 3 Oregon 64
Finals: March 16
3 Oregon 78 v. 1 UCLA 69

Pacific 12 Champion – Oregon (26-8)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2008 (12th overall)

SEC – March 13-17 in Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
First Round: March 13
13 Mississippi State 70 v. 12 South Carolina 59
14 Auburn 62 v. 11 Texas A&M 71
Second Round: March 14
9 LSU 68 v. 8 Georgia 63
13 Mississippi State 53 v. 5 Tennessee 69
10 Vanderbilt 75 v. 7 Arkansas 72
11 Texas A&M 50 v. 6 Missouri 62
Quarterfinals: March 15
9 LSU 58 v. 1 Florida 80
5 Tennessee 48 v. 4 Alabama 58
10 Vanderbilt 64 v. 2 Kentucky 48
6 Missouri 62 v. 3 Ole Miss. 63
Semifinals: March 16
4 Alabama 51 v. 1 Florida 61
10 Vanderbilt 52 v. 3 Ole Miss. 64
Finals: March 17
3 Ole Miss. 66 v. 1 Florida 63

SEC Champion – Mississippi (26-8)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2002 (seventh overall)

Southland – March 13-16 in Katy, TX (Merrill Center)
First Round: March 13
8 McNeese State 62 v. 5 Nicholls State 59
7 Central Arkansas 63 v. 6 Sam Houston State 69
Second Round: March 14
8 McNeese State 65 v. 4 Southeastern Louisiana 85
6 Sam Houston State 58 v. 3 Oral Roberts 55
Semifinals: March 15
4 Southeastern Louisiana 57 v. 1 Stephen F. Austin 68
6 Sam Houston State 52 v. 2 Northwestern State 55
Finals: March 16
2 Northwestern State 68 v. 1 Stephen F. Austin 66

Southland Champion – Northwestern State (23-8)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2006 (third overall)

ACC – March 14-17 in Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)
First Round: March 14
9 Georgia Tech 64 v. 8 Boston College 84
12 Virginia Tech 63 v. 5 North Carolina State 80
10 Wake Forest 62 v. 7 Maryland 75
11 Clemson 69 v. 6 Florida State 73
Quarterfinals: March 15
8 Boston College 58 v. 1 Miami (FL) 69
5 North Carolina State 76 v. 4 Virginia 56
7 Maryland 83 v. 2 Duke 74
6 Florida State 62 v. 3 North Carolina 83
Semifinals: March 16
5 North Carolina State 71 v. 1 Miami (FL) 81
7 Maryland 76 v. 3 North Carolina 79
Finals: March 17
3 North Carolina 77 v. 1 Miami (FL) 87

ACC Champion – Miami (FL) (27-6)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2008 (seventh overall)

Atlantic 10 – March 14-17 in Brooklyn, NY (Barclay Center)
First Round: March 14
9 Charlotte 68 v. 8 Richmond 63
12 Dayton 67 v. 5 Butler 73
10 Saint Joseph 58 v. 7 Xavier 57
11 George Washington 72 v. 6 Massachusetts 77
Quarterfinals: March 15
9 Charlotte 55 v.1 Saint Louis 72
5 Butler 69 v. 4 La Salle 58
10 Saint Joseph 79 v. 2 VCU 82
6 Massachusetts 79 v. 3 Temple 74
Semifinals: March 16
5 Butler 56 v. 1 Saint Louis 67
6 Massachusetts 62 v. 2 VCU 71
Finals: March 17
2 VCU 56 v. 1 Saint Louis 62

Atlantic 10 Champion – Saint Louis (27-6)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (eighth overall)

Big Ten – March 14-17 in Chicago, IL (United Center)
First Round: March 14
9 Minnesota 49 v. 8 Illinois 51
12 Penn State 66 v. 5 Michigan 83
10 Nebraska 57 v. 7 Purdue 55
11 Northwestern 59 v. 6 Iowa 73
Quarterfinals: March 15
8 Illinois 64 v. 1 Indiana 80
5 Michigan 59 v. 4 Wisconsin 68
10 Nebraska 50 v. 2 Ohio State 71
6 Iowa 56 v. 3 Michigan State 59
Semifinals: March 16
4 Wisconsin 58 v. 1 Indiana 56
3 Michigan State 58 v. 2 Ohio State 61
Finals: March 17
4 Wisconsin 43 v. 2 Ohio State 50

Big Ten Champion – Ohio State (26-7)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2012 (26th overall)

Big West – March 14-16 in Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
First Round: March 14
7 UC Santa Barbara 68 v. 2 Pacific 71
6 UC Davis 41 v. 3 Cal Poly 64
8 Cal State Fullerton 66 v. 1 Long Beach State 75
5 Hawaii 60 v. 4 UC Irvine 71
Semifinals: March 15
3 Cal Poly 53 v. 2 Pacific 55
4 UC Irvine 67 v. 1 Long Beach State 60
Finals: March 16
4 UC Irvine 55 v. 2 Pacific 64

Big West Champion – Pacific (22-12)/Last NCAA Appearance: 2006 (ninth overall)

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Review: 4Quarters 2013 NCAA Field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong (4Quartertology)

So in case you want to hold it against me here is how I did in picking the 68 team NCAA tournament field as the bracket was revealed tonight. Let’s review my 2013 field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong.

Automatic Bids (31): Stony Brook (America East), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10), Miami FL (ACC), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Kansas (Big XII), Marquette (Big East), Montana (Big Sky), Gardner-Webb (Big South), Michigan State (B1G), Long Beach State (Big West), Northeastern (Colonial), Memphis (CUSA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Harvard (Ivy), Niagara (MAAC), Akron (MAC), Norfolk State (MEAC), Creighton (MVC), New Mexico (MWC), Bryant (Northeast), Murray State (OVC), California (PAC-12), Lehigh (Patriot), Florida (SEC), Davidson (SoCon), Stephen F. Austin (SLC), Southern (SWAC), South Dakota State (Summit), Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt), Gonzaga (WCC), Denver (WAC)

After going 12-for-31 last year I improved to 15-for-31 in picking the conference autobids winner so go me.

At-Large Bids (37): Atlantic 10 (3) – Butler, VCU, LaSalle, ACC (3) – Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Big XII (4) – Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Big East (5) – Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, B1G (7) – Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, IowaMAC (1) – OhioMVC (1) – Wichita State, MWC (4) – UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State, PAC-12 (4) – Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, SEC (2) – Kentucky, Missouri, SLC (1) – Northwestern State, WCC (1) – Saint Mary’s, WAC (1) – Louisiana Tech

In the 2012 edition I picked 30-of-37 correctly 33-of37, sure Northwestern State is a technicality since they won the league instead of getting an auto bid but they are in the field.

Conference Breakdown:

8 – Big Ten: Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa
What Really Happened: 7 Big Ten teams made the field, Iowa will next be seen in the NIT
6 – Big East: Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
What Really Happened: 8 Big East teams made the field, Cincinnati and Villanova are dancing
5 – Big XII: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma
What Really Happened: 5 Big XII teams made the field, which was correctly picked
5 – Mountain West: New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State
What Really Happened: 5 MWC teams made the field, again accuracy was called
5 – PAC-12: California, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado
What Really Happened: 5 PAC-12 teams made the field, the seeding sucked but the number was right
4 – Atlantic 10: Saint Louis, Butler, VCU, LaSalle
What Really Happened: 4 A10 teams made the field, pretty stoked about the run I’m on in this post
4 – ACC: Miami FL, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State
What Really Happened: 4 ACC teams made the field, did I mention I did pretty good picking teams?
3 – SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri
What Really Happened: 3 SEC teams made the field, had three teams but it was Ole Miss and not UK that got in
2 – MAC: Akron, Ohio
What Really Happened: 1 MAC team made the field, the MAC title game was a winner going to the NCAA and loser to the NIT
2 – Missouri Valley: Creighton, Wichita State
What Really Happened: 2 MVC teams made the field, both teams are in the field of 68
2 – Southland: Stephen F. Austin, Northwestern State
What Really Happened: 1 SLC team made the field, I really feel both are NCAA teams but the Demons pulled out a two point win in the finals over SFA
2 – West Coast: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
What Really Happened: 2 WCC teams made the field, the Gaels got in making it two teams from the conference
2 – WAC: Louisiana Tech, Denver
What Really Happend: 1 WAC team made the field, both teams didn’t make the finals of the tourney bowing out early
1 – America East: Stony Brook
What Really Happend: 1 America East team made the field, Albany is going dancing from this league
1 – Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
What Really Happend: 1 Atlantic Sun team made the field, FGCU made the tourney for the first time
1 – Big Sky: Montana
What Really Happend: 1 Big Sky team made the field, the Grizz are back in the Madness
1 – Big South: Gardner-Webb
What Really Happened: 1 Big South team made the field, Liberty stormed through and made the tourney as a 15-20 team
1 – Big West: Long Beach State
What Really Happened: 1 Big West team made the field, Pacific took the bid
1 – Colonial: Northeastern
What Really Happened: 1 CAA team made the field, James Madison won the tourney and is in a play-in game to play Indiana
1 – Conference USA: Memphis
What Really Happened: 1 CUSA team made the field, Memphis need double OT to clinch its bid
1 – Horizon: Valparaiso
What Really Happened: 1 Horizon team made the field, Valpo is back
1 – Ivy: Harvard
What Really Happened: 1 Ivy team made the field, Harvard is back for a second straight year
1 – MAAC: Niagara
What Really Happened: 1 MACC team made the field, Iona won this bid
1 – MEAC: Norfolk State
What Really Happened: 1 MEAC team made the field, North Carolina A&T will look for the right to play Louisville
1 – Northeast: Bryant
What Really Happened: 1 Northeast team made the field, LIU-Brooklyn is the champion
1 – Ohio Valley: Murray State
What Really Happened: 1 OVC team made the field, Belmont won while Murray State will play elsewhere
1 – Patriot: Lehigh
What Really Happened: 1 Patriot team made the field, Bucknell wins the auto bid
1 – Southern: Davidson
What Really Happened: 1 SoCon team made the field, Davidson again is back in the NCAA tourney
1 – SWAC: Southern
What Really Happened: 1 SWAC team made the field, Southern opens with Gonzaga as a 16 seed
1 – Summit: South Dakota State
What Really Happened: 1 Summit team made the field, the Jackrabbits are back for a second year in a row
1 – Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State
What Really Happened: 2 Sun Belt teams made the field, Western Kentucky stole the bid but the Blue Raiders got an at-large spot

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