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Last Build Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 03:47:18 +0000


I need a soapbox (regarding college three pointers)vontos

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 03:47:18 +0000

I have begun to hate college teams that shoot a lot of threes.  The shot is way too easy at the current line.  The top 50 shooting teams all hit at least 38.2% of their three-point attempts.  That is equal to 1.14 points per shot.  To do that from inside the three-point line, a team […]

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NCAA Tournament: Round 1 reviewvontos

Sat, 22 Mar 2008 04:23:36 +0000

Wow…Let’s look at what we know after today. Duke’s chances of winning the tournament are decreased quite a bit. Each of the last ten national champions have won their first round game by double-digits. Champions don’t struggle in the opening round, which means Tennessee and Xavier probably won’t win either. Connecticut and Vanderbilt definitely will […]

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NIT First round: Illinois State vs. Utah Statevontos

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 06:13:51 +0000

I headed down to see this game live tonight.  ISU won by four but was only up by two when Utah State missed an open three with seventeen seconds to go. ISU won, but they did not impress me at all.  I had them as my last team in the tournament, but I’m glad they […]

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What to expect out of me the next few days…vontos

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 06:02:50 +0000

I plan to post a few interesting notes about each game before it starts, meaning about sixteen “pre-game” posts this weekend.  I’ll also post recaps, at least at the end of each day, maybe at the end of each session.  If you’re lucky, I’ll even make a few other posts if something interests me enough. […]

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Tournament Breakdown: Part 4vontos

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 02:10:13 +0000

East North Carolina vs. Mt. St. Mary’s I was sad that Coppin State lost. Two years ago when their entire team was freshmen and sophomores, I said they’d win a game in this year’s tournament. I was going to call the play-in game their one win and say I was right. Then I was going […]

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Tournament Breakdown: Part 3vontos

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 21:06:42 +0000

Thanks to the first two parts, this blog has been viewed more today than it has in any single month (before this one, obviously). Part 4 will come after I know the winner of the…play-in game. Midwest Kansas vs. Portland State I’ve criticized Kansas because they didn’t beat great teams this year (1-1 against 5 […]

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Tournament Breakdown: Part 2vontos

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 04:37:52 +0000

West UCLA vs. Mississippi Valley State MVSU is the alma mater of Jerry Rice. Even if they had the greatest receiver ever on their team, MVSU still would lose this game by 30. Pick them only if you want to commit bracket suicide. BYU vs. Texas A&M BYU has size and experience and can play […]

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Tournament Breakdown: Part 1vontos

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 23:45:20 +0000

I’ll look at one part of the bracket today. I’ll do another part tonight and the other half tomorrow. South Memphis vs. UT-Arlington I must confess. Because I was busy with high school basketball teams all winter, I have not actually watched Memphis play this year. I’ve seen more of Arlington than I have of […]

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My picks in reviewvontos

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 21:28:04 +0000

ESPN’s bracketology got all the picks right this year…I missed one.  Darn.  I had Illinois State in rather than Oregon.  Lunardi got 29 of the 65 seeds correct; I had…32.  Ta-da.  I was within one seed on 59 of my 65 picks; he was within one seed on 54 of his picks.  That is all […]

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I need to apologize to Georgia Universityvontos

Sun, 16 Mar 2008 21:39:35 +0000

I said you should just forfeit instead of holding on to an unrealistic hope.  I was wrong. But doesn’t this illustrate how bad the SEC was this year?  There’s no way this Georgia team would have won the last couple years.

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