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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:05 PM
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Sunday's NCAA Tournament Thread (Elite Eight)
The last two games of the weekend. Winners go to the Final Four.

2:20 PM (11) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (1) Kansas CBS
5:05 PM (4) Kentucky vs. (2) North Carolina CBS

Whos watching?

:bounce:
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:26 PM
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1. Shit, thanks
Edited on Sun Mar-27-11 01:26 PM by JonLP24
Had no idea the games started yet. They started around 1 or 2pm AZ time yesterday. It is around 11:30am over here.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:37 PM
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3. yeah, it seems kind of early
But I think they're always a little earlier on Sunday -- maybe to more closely match what people expect from football or something. :shrug:

Either way, glad I could help! :hi:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:42 PM
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4. They're early on Sunday so 60 Minutes starts close to 7:00 Eastern Time
CBS doesn't care about its Saturday prime-time line-up.

None of the networks do.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:58 PM
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6. ah right, that makes sense n/t
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:35 PM
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2. VCU off to a pretty solid start
:bounce:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:52 PM
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5. crap
If they win, I'm dead. Not just that none of my picks to the final four will make it, but my friend the Georgetown alum is going to get revenge.... :scared:

:rofl:

dg
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:01 PM
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8. uh oh
it's worth losing a bracket, I think, to see an 11 seed make the final four -- but when you bring in rivalries with friends that certainly changes the equation :)
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 05:31 PM
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49. In a way, I'm glad the "underdogs" are winning
I do get tired of the same teams & their players getting all the recognition, when many of the other schools have programs & players that are just as good (or as it turns out this year, better). Nice to see them getting their day in the sun. :)

dg
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 01:58 PM
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7. VCU is up 31-17 with 6:21 left in the first half
:wow:
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:02 PM
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9. VCU smoked their teams up until the point they played Florida State
Not sure about their score against USC.

But there is still plenty of time left in the game. :scared:

Go VCU!! :woohoo:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:08 PM
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11. looks like USC was tied at the half and then VCU ran away with the second
kind of like they're running away with this first half :wow: http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=310750030

You're right, though, about plenty of time. Kansas is bound to make a run at some point, you'd think. But boy are they off right now ...
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:12 PM
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12. I love the first paragraph from the USC game
"DAYTON, Ohio -- VCU sure looked as if it belonged in the tournament Wednesday night."

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:44 PM
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15. lol -- indeed
:rofl:

I thought that was a ridiculous argument from the beginning. Not because a team like Colorado didn't get screwed, but because VCU and UAB had at least as good a claim as USC and Clemson, but everybody was saying how VCU and UAB didn't belong. :eyes:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:04 PM
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10. VCu 39 Kansas 21
:wow: :wow:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:35 PM
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13. Hoping VCU can hang on!!
:bounce:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:39 PM
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14. I hope so too!
Could be a VCU-Butler national semifinal! :bounce:
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:46 PM
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16. Damn
Kansas creeping back in it. :scared:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:47 PM
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18. Lead down to 7
:(
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:49 PM
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19. I think Steve Kerr is right that VCU is tired
also making poor decisions. That looked like a pretty stupid offensive foul, and now the coach has gotten a technical (but I didn't see why).
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:54 PM
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20. Oh man I'm feeling nervous
and I really don't care about either team. I can't imagine what the coach is feeling right now. Ever since PTAH posted 39-21, Kansas went on a 18-4 run.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:02 PM
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21. It's all Ptah's fault.
:P ;)
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:05 PM
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22. Oh my, what have I done?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:11 PM
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24. You jinxed VCU for a moment.
But now VCU seems to have things under control again.
:hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 02:46 PM
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17. That would be an awesome
national semi!!! :bounce:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:07 PM
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23. VCU back up by 9
:bounce:
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:22 PM
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25. Under 4 minutes
3!!!!! SHAZAAM!!!(In honor of Al McCoy)
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:24 PM
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27. this is crazy
Each time Kansas starts to get close VCU makes another counter-charge.

:bounce:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:22 PM
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26. VCU up 9 with 3:34 to play
:bounce:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:29 PM
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28. 6 point lead. 1:40 left.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:34 PM
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30. 7 points. 50 seconds.
:bounce:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:34 PM
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31. Make free throws and win the game, VCU!
:wow:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:30 PM
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29. Oh, My!
:-)
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:35 PM
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32. .
:woohoo:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:36 PM
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33. Chalk
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:36 PM
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34. !
:rofl:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:37 PM
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35. .
:rofl:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:42 PM
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39. ha ha ha ha
:rofl:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:41 PM
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36. Holy upset Batman!!!
:wow:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:45 PM
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40. .
:woohoo:
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:41 PM
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37. Yes!!
:woohoo:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:45 PM
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41. .
:woohoo:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:42 PM
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38. VCU!!!!
:bounce:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 03:46 PM
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42. .
:woohoo:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:37 PM
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48. 1996 grad- met my wife there. VCU!!!!!!
:bounce:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:06 PM
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43. Rooting for UNC in this one.
I can't stand Calipari.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:10 PM
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44. I don't care who wins in this one
Just rooting for a great game, 10 overtimes hopefully. :D
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:10 PM
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45. that's my position too
Go Overtime!

:bounce:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:16 PM
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47. Yup.
The more basketball the better! :bounce:
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HERVEPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 04:12 PM
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46. Me too.
Not the first UKY coach I can't stand.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:50 PM
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63. +10000!! Can't stand Calamari either!!
UK made the proverbial deal with the devil when it hired Cal.

We'll see how they do against the Big East. And then we'll see how long before the NCAA erases their 2011 tournament run from the record books becuase of rule violations - and how long it takes for Calamari to land at another school.

Bake
(Yeah, I'm a Louisville fan! What of it?)
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 05:53 PM
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50. North Carolina has made it close again
two-point game at the under-four time out ...
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 05:54 PM
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51. Looks like it is going to be a good one down the stretch
:bounce:
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:01 PM
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52. That 3 was huge!!
Edited on Sun Mar-27-11 06:04 PM by JonLP24
Oooooh looks like foot was on the line

on edit-It was good. From the side you could see it was a 3
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:04 PM
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54. wow, that was very close
Looks like Kentucky is going to win this one ...
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:03 PM
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53. I heard they're going to expand the tournament again next year
I say let in everyone: http://www.youtube.com/embed/cxyPeME9TbI (Onion News) :rofl:
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:08 PM
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55. So the Final Four is set: Kentucky v. UConn and VCU v. Butler
:bounce:

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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:12 PM
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56. Traditional powers on one side
Mid-majors on the other.

Interesting that Butler could be turning into a power. They obviously got a good coach and I imagine more recruits will want to go there after these last 2 years.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 06:36 PM
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57. Gonzaga has been consistently good for several years now
So, Butler could end up being just as good, if not better, based on final 2 last year and final 4 (so far) this year.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 09:22 PM
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59. Gonzaga never made one Final 4, let alone two back-to-back
Just one Elite 8 appearance (1999).
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 08:47 PM
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58. good news also theat Stevens plans on staying at Butler.
Hometown boy made good.
SonIL went to HS with him.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:30 PM
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60. He would be foolish to say anything else...
with his going to the Final Four with a chance to win the National Championship, don't you think??
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 09:08 AM
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61. well, true. But for some reason I believe him.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 04:42 PM
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64. That would make him a hero
in my mind. Butler has been quite an inspiration two years in a row.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 03:00 PM
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62. And with the Jayhawk Shock . . .
My last bracket bites the dust. In fact, in our entire office (15 entries, not a lot of participation), 11 entries got totally skunked on Final Four picks, and none of the correct folks has their pick going any further. Our pool is already done for. But I came in third, which was the lowest paid placement.
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