Thursday, March 27, 2015
Issue # 8.3.1 "So This is What it Felt Like to Be UCLA"
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CERRITOS, CA (smt)- Since I don't watch college basketball during the season, I vaguely remember reading about UCLA being schooled badly by Kentucky but it was during the holidays so quickly forgotten. Well, I guess I got see what that game was like as #1MW-Kentucky took no prisoners in humiliating #5MW-West Virginia in eerily the same fashion by opening up a huge 18-2 lead (UCLA trailed 24-0), building it to 40+ points (41 vs WVU, 44 vs UCLA), before settling for a 39-point blowout (both games) doubling up on Mountaineers 78-39. #3MW-Notre Dame had an easy time with #7MW-Wichita St shooting 75% in the 2nd half en route to a 81-70 victory. The West's top 2 teams survived to create a rematch of last year's Regional Final. #1W-Wisconsin used a small 6-0 run and then hit their free throws (87% overall) to hold off #4W-North Carolina, 79-72. #2W-Arizona used a small 7-1 run and then hit their free throws (89.5% overall) to hold off a tough #6W-Xavier team, 68-60. No disrespect to the mid-majors and small conferences, but it was nice to see some good ball being played by the powerhouses as the four West teams had only a combined 29 turnovers (7.25 per team) and shot a combined 81.6% from the charity stripe.
Bwakewey 1 went 3-1 but still holds a 2-point lead (106 pts) over PRIDE OF TROY who was one of 66 to go 4-0 today. Mistressnine had the hardest fall going from 2nd to a tie for 11th (98) getting only 2 right today. Gavin (133rd-Tied, 80), who also lost Wichita St as his champ, and FightLikeAGirl (great Big Hero 6 reference) (147th, 77) both went 0-4.
Things are evening out as no one has more than 20% chance to win the pool. Bwakeway 1 (57.2%), Will I Ever Win This (3rd, 103) (49.1%), and BobbyCee'sRacer'sEdge (11th-T) are the only 3 with more than a 40% chance to win money. The Bonus possibilities will be run after Friday's games.
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Tids & Bits - the ACC and Pac-12 are now 12-2 and 8-1, respectively, with the Big 10 going to 8-5... only 2 of the 16 Sweet 16 coaches are under .500 in the tournament and they played each other (ND & WVU)... too little too late as Team Samurai, TURNOVER PRONE UPSET, SilverSurfer, and TimW went 4-0 to move from a tie for 150th to a tie for 139th (79) and Fabio went from a tie for 158th to a tie for 151st (51).. Loophole (101st-T, 87), Krispy Seconds (133rd-T, 80), Gavin, and Alex Basketball (8th-T, 89) all went from a chance for 1st to eliminated... did you miss the Bonus prize details and prize distribution?....
What HDTV should I get?..