Monday, February 13, 2017

Beer's Bracket - 02/13/17 4PM

SEED. SCHOOL
1. GONZAGA (26-0)
1. VILLANOVA (24-2)
1. KANSAS (22-3)
1. Baylor (21-3)
2. Louisville (20-5)
2. ARIZONA (23-3)
2. NORTH CAROLINA (20-5)
2. Oregon (21-4)
3. Kentucky (20-5)
3. Florida State (21-5)
3. FLORIDA (20-5)
3. Virginia (18-6)
4. WISCONSIN (21-4)
4. West Virginia (20-5)
4. UCLA (23-3)
4. Duke (20-5)
5. Cincinnati (22-3)
5. Purdue (20-5)
5. Butler (19-6)
5. Creighton (20-4)
6. South Carolina (19-5)
6. Maryland (20-4)
6. Xavier (18-7)
6. SOUTHERN METHODIST (22-4)
7. St. Mary's (22-3)
7. Notre Dame (19-7)
7. Northwestern (19-6)
7. Minnesota (18-7)
8. Southern California (21-5)
8. Oklahoma State (15-9)
8. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (20-5)
8. Virginia Tech (17-7)
9. Dayton (18-5)
9. Kansas State (16-9)
9. Michigan State (15-10)
9. TCU (16-8)
10. Iowa State (15-9)
10. California (18-7)
10. Miami (Fla.) (16-8)
10. Seton Hall (15-9)
11. WICHITA STATE (22-4)
11. Wake Forest (15-10)
11. Michigan (16-9)
11. Syracuse (16-10)
11. Arkansas (18-7)
11. Providence (15-11)
12. MIDDLE TENNESSEE (21-4)
12. UNC-WILMINGTON (20-5)
12. VERMONT (22-5)
12. AKRON (20-4)
13. MONMOUTH (21-5)
13. VALPARAISO (20-5)
13. BOISE STATE (15-7)
13. BELMONT (18-5)
14. UNC-ASHEVILLE (18-7)
14. PRINCETON (14-6)
14. ARKANSAS STATE (17-7)
14. FLORIDA GULF COAST (17-7)
15. FURMAN (16-8)
15. BUCKNELL (19-7)
15. CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD (14-7)
15. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (15-8)
16. MOUNT ST. MARY'S (14-13)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (14-10)
16. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (15-6)
16. WEBER STATE (13-8)
16. NEW ORLEANS (12-9)
16. CALIFORNIA DAVIS (14-9)

Last Six Pack: Seton Hall (15-9), Wake Forest (15-10), Michigan (16-9), Syracuse (16-10), Arkansas (18-7), Providence (15-11)

NIT 1 Seeds: Tennessee (13-11), Marquette (15-10), Indiana (15-11), Clemson (13-11)
NIT 2 Seeds: Rhode Island (16-8), Pittsburgh (14-11), Ole Miss (15-10), Georgetown (14-12)
NIT 3 Seeds: Illinois State (20-5), Georgia (13-11), Georgia Tech (14-10), Ohio State (15-11)
NIT 4 Seeds: Penn State (14-12), Houston (18-7), Texas-Arlington (16-6), Alabama (14-10)

The Bottom of the NIT: Nevada (19-6), Auburn (16-9), Utah (15-8), Illinois (13-12), Texas Tech (16-9), New Mexico State (19-4), Texas A&M (13-11), Chattanooga (16-7), Iowa (14-12), College of Charleston (18-8), E. Tennessee State (18-6), Winthrop (17-6), Memphis (18-8), Richmond (15-9), Colorado (14-11), Temple (14-12)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Beer's Bracket - 01/30/17 4PM

I'm hoping to keep up with things this year... first pass is always the hardest!

Auto bids are in CAPS.  Championship: San Jose (W) / Kansas City (M) winner vs. Memphis (S) / New York (E) winner.

San Jose (W)
(1W) GONZAGA (22-0) vs. (16W) SAM HOUSTON STATE (12-6) @Salt Lake City
(8W) Marquette (14-7) vs. (9W) Virginia Commonwealth (16-5) @Salt Lake City
(5W) Notre Dame (17-5) vs. (12W) AKRON (17-3) @Buffalo
(4W) West Virginia (17-4) vs. (13W) MONMOUTH (17-5) @Buffalo
(6W) Purdue (17-5) vs. (11W) UNC-WILMINGTON (18-3) @Greenville
(3W) Virginia (16-4) vs. (14W) BUCKNELL (17-6) @Greenville
(7W) Minnesota (15-7) vs. (10W) Kansas State (15-6) @Salt Lake City
(2W) ARIZONA (20-2) vs. (15W) NORTH DAKOTA STATE (13-6) @Salt Lake City

Kansas City (M)
(1M) Kansas (19-2) vs. (16M) TEXAS SOUTHERN (11-10) @Tulsa
(8M) Arkansas (16-5) vs. (9M) Dayton (14-5) @Tulsa
(5M) CINCINNATI (19-2) vs. (12M) NEVADA (18-4) @Sacramento
(4M) UCLA (19-3) vs. (13M) VERMONT (17-5) @Sacramento
(6M) South Carolina (16-4) vs. (11M) Miami (Fla.) (14-6) / TCU (13-7) @Milwaukee
(3M) Butler (18-4) vs. (14M) E. TENNESSEE STATE (15-5) @Milwaukee
(7M) Southern California (18-4) vs. (10M) Michigan State (13-9) @Indianapolis
(2M) Louisville (18-4) vs. (15M) GEORGIA SOUTHERN (12-7) @Indianapolis

Memphis (S)
(1S) BAYLOR (19-1) vs. (16S) CALIFORNIA DAVIS (11-8) / MOUNT ST. MARY'S (11-12) @Tulsa
(8S) Southern Methodist (18-4) vs. (9S) Clemson (12-8) @Tulsa
(5S) MARYLAND (18-2) vs. (12S) NEW MEXICO STATE (18-2) @Orlando
(4S) Creighton (18-3) vs. (13S) BELMONT (15-4) @Orlando
(6S) Xavier (15-6) vs. (11S) Oklahoma State (12-8) @Orlando
(3S) Florida State (18-4) vs. (14S) RICHMOND (13-8) @Orlando
(7S) St. Mary's (19-2) vs. (10S) Georgia Tech (13-8) @Indianapolis
(2S) KENTUCKY (17-4) vs. (15S) PRINCETON (9-6) @Indianapolis

New York (E)
(1E) VILLANOVA (20-2) vs. (16E) WEBER STATE (10-7) / MORGAN STATE (8-11) @Buffalo
(8E) Virginia Tech (16-5) vs. (9E) Iowa State (13-7) @Buffalo
(5E) Florida (16-5) vs. (12E) ILLINOIS STATE (17-4) @Milwaukee
(4E) Wisconsin (18-3) vs. (13E) VALPARAISO (17-4) @Milwaukee
(6E) Duke (16-5) vs. (11E) Seton Hall (13-7) / Michigan (14-8) @Sacramento
(3E) Oregon (18-3) vs. (14E) FLORIDA GULF COAST (14-6) @Sacramento
(7E) Northwestern (18-4) vs. (10E) MIDDLE TENNESSEE (18-3) @Greenville
(2E) NORTH CAROLINA (18-4) vs. (15E) WINTHROP (14-5) @Greenville

Last Six Pack: Georgia Tech (13-8), Oklahoma State (12-8), Seton Hall (13-7), Michigan (14-8), Miami (Fla.) (14-6), TCU (13-7)

Added: None
Dropped: None

NIT 1 Seeds: Wake Forest (12-9), Tennessee (11-9), Indiana (14-8), California (15-6)
NIT 2 Seeds: Wichita State (18-4), Texas Tech (15-6), Utah (13-6), Illinois (12-9)
NIT 3 Seeds: Georgetown (12-10), Pittsburgh (12-9), NC State (14-8), Georgia (12-8)
NIT 4 Seeds: Rhode Island (13-7), Providence (14-9), Alabama (13-7), Auburn (14-7)

Moving Up: None
Moving Down: None

Top 5 First Round Individual Matchups
Game 1: (2E) North Carolina vs. (15E) Winthrop @ Greenville: Justin Jackson (18.7 PPG) / Keon Johnson (20.6 PPG)
Game 2: (4S) Creighton vs. (13S) Belmont @ Orlando: Marcus Foster (18.2 PPG) / Evan Bradds (20.9 PPG)
Game 3: (1M) Kansas vs. (16M) Texas Southern @ Tulsa: Frank Mason III (19.9 PPG) / Zach Lofton (17.8 PPG)
Game 4: (6S) Xavier vs. (11S) Oklahoma State @ Orlando: Trevon Bluiett (18.5 PPG) / Jawun Evans (18.1 PPG)
Game 5: (3S) Florida State vs. (14S) Richmond @ Orlando: Dwayne Bacon (17.2 PPG) / T.J. Cline (19 PPG)

Top 5 Potential Second Round Individual Matchups (Assumes Seeds 12 or Better Advance)
Game 1: (1M) Kansas vs. (9M) Dayton @ Tulsa: Frank Mason III (19.9 PPG) / Charles Cooke (17.4 PPG)
Game 2: (7S) St. Mary's vs. (2S) Kentucky @ Indianapolis: Jock Landale (16.8 PPG) / Malik Monk (21.7 PPG)
Game 3: (12M) Nevada vs. (4M) UCLA @ Sacramento: Marcus Marshall (21.1 PPG) / Bryce Alford (16.6 PPG)
Game 4: (10E) Middle Tennessee vs. (2E) North Carolina @ Greenville: Jacorey Williams (17.3 PPG) / Justin Jackson (18.7 PPG)
Game 5: (6S) Xavier vs. (3S) Florida State @ Orlando: Trevon Bluiett (18.5 PPG) / Dwayne Bacon (17.2 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Thursday & Saturday Games
Orlando: Evan Bradds (20.9 PPG), T.J. Cline (19 PPG), Trevon Bluiett (18.5 PPG), Marcus Foster (18.2 PPG), Jawun Evans (18.1 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Friday & Sunday Games
Greenville: Keon Johnson (20.6 PPG), Justin Jackson (18.7 PPG), Caleb Swanigan (18.5 PPG), Jacorey Williams (17.3 PPG), C.J. Bryce (16.8 PPG)

Average Distance Traveled
First & Second Round Matchups: 672 miles
Regional Matchups (Assumes Seeds 4 or Better Advance): San Jose (W): 3022 miles, Kansas City (M): 964 miles, Memphis (S): 1116 miles, New York (E): 1861 miles

The Bottom of the NIT: Texas A&M (11-9), Texas-Arlington (14-5), Ohio State (13-9), Memphis (16-6), Ole Miss (12-9), Penn State (12-10), Houston (15-7), Stanford (10-10), College of Charleston (16-6), Syracuse (13-9), Brigham Young (17-6), New Mexico (13-9), UNC-Asheville (14-7), Chattanooga (13-6), Iowa (12-10), La Salle (11-8)

SEED. SCHOOL
1. GONZAGA (22-0)
1. BAYLOR (19-1)
1. VILLANOVA (20-2)
1. Kansas (19-2)
2. ARIZONA (20-2)
2. NORTH CAROLINA (18-4)
2. Louisville (18-4)
2. KENTUCKY (17-4)
3. Florida State (18-4)
3. Virginia (16-4)
3. Butler (18-4)
3. Oregon (18-3)
4. UCLA (19-3)
4. Wisconsin (18-3)
4. West Virginia (17-4)
4. Creighton (18-3)
5. Notre Dame (17-5)
5. CINCINNATI (19-2)
5. Florida (16-5)
5. MARYLAND (18-2)
6. Duke (16-5)
6. Purdue (17-5)
6. South Carolina (16-4)
6. Xavier (15-6)
7. St. Mary's (19-2)
7. Northwestern (18-4)
7. Minnesota (15-7)
7. Southern California (18-4)
8. Southern Methodist (18-4)
8. Virginia Tech (16-5)
8. Arkansas (16-5)
8. Marquette (14-7)
9. Iowa State (13-7)
9. Dayton (14-5)
9. Clemson (12-8)
9. Virginia Commonwealth (16-5)
10. Kansas State (15-6)
10. Michigan State (13-9)
10. Georgia Tech (13-8)
10. MIDDLE TENNESSEE (18-3)
11. Oklahoma State (12-8)
11. UNC-WILMINGTON (18-3)
11. Seton Hall (13-7)
11. Michigan (14-8)
11. Miami (Fla.) (14-6)
11. TCU (13-7)
12. ILLINOIS STATE (17-4)
12. NEVADA (18-4)
12. NEW MEXICO STATE (18-2)
12. AKRON (17-3)
13. VERMONT (17-5)
13. VALPARAISO (17-4)
13. MONMOUTH (17-5)
13. BELMONT (15-4)
14. E. TENNESSEE STATE (15-5)
14. RICHMOND (13-8)
14. BUCKNELL (17-6)
14. FLORIDA GULF COAST (14-6)
15. PRINCETON (9-6)
15. WINTHROP (14-5)
15. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (13-6)
15. GEORGIA SOUTHERN (12-7)
16. SAM HOUSTON STATE (12-6)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (11-10)
16. WEBER STATE (10-7)
16. CALIFORNIA DAVIS (11-8)
16. MOUNT ST. MARY'S (11-12)
16. MORGAN STATE (8-11)


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beer's Bracket 3/13 5 PM ET FINAL

I wish I had time to update this during the season.  Unfortunately, this is my first and last bracket.  It's not easy trying to pull this together last minute but I'll post it any way.  Monmouth can not possibly make the cut with 1 top 50 win, 3 losses outside of the Top 200, and a terrible SOS number.  All of my 10 and 11 seeds will probably be sweating it out except for those with automatic bids...

SEED. SCHOOL
1. KANSAS (29-4)
1. NORTH CAROLINA (28-6)
1. OREGON (27-6)
1. MICHIGAN STATE (28-5)
2. Virginia (26-7)
2. Villanova (29-5)
2. Oklahoma (25-7)
2. West Virginia (26-8)
3. Xavier (27-5)
3. Utah (25-8)
3. Miami (Fla.) (25-7)
3. Purdue (26-7)
4. Indiana (25-7)
4. Kentucky (25-8)
4. Maryland (24-8)
4. TEXAS A&M (26-7)
5. Iowa State (21-11)
5. California (23-10)
5. SETON HALL (25-8)
5. Duke (23-10)
6. Arizona (25-8)
6. Baylor (21-11)
6. Texas (20-12)
6. Iowa (21-10)
7. Notre Dame (21-11)
7. Dayton (25-7)
7. Colorado (21-11)
7. SAINT JOSEPH'S (26-7)
8. Wisconsin (20-12)
8. Providence (23-10)
8. Texas Tech (19-12)
8. Southern California (21-12)
9. Oregon State (18-12)
9. Butler (21-10)
9. CONNECTICUT (23-10)
9. Pittsburgh (20-11)
10. GONZAGA (25-7)
10. Cincinnati (22-10)
10. Virginia Commonwealth (24-9)
10. St. Bonaventure (22-8)
11. Wichita State (23-8)
11. San Diego State (23-9)
11. Michigan (21-12)
11. St. Mary's (26-5)
11. Temple (21-11)
11. ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK (26-4)
12. YALE (21-6)
12. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (24-7)
12. NORTHERN IOWA (21-12)
12. CHATTANOOGA (27-5)
13. NC-WILMINGTON (23-7)
13. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (23-5)
13. HAWAII (25-5)
13. FRESNO STATE (23-9)
14. STONY BROOK (24-6)
14. IONA (22-10)
14. BUFFALO (19-14)
14. MIDDLE TENNESSEE (22-9)
15. GREEN BAY (21-12)
15. CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD (21-8)
15. WEBER STATE (23-8)
15. NC-ASHEVILLE (20-11)
16. SOUTHERN (19-12)
16. HAMPTON (20-10)
16. AUSTIN PEAY (16-17)
16. FLORIDA GULF COAST (16-13)
16. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (17-14)
16. HOLY CROSS (14-19)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Beer's Bracket 3/15 5 PM ET FINAL

SEED. SCHOOL

1. KENTUCKY (32-0)
1. VILLANOVA (31-2)
1. Duke (29-4)
1. WISCONSIN (29-3)
2. Virginia (29-3)
2. ARIZONA (30-3)
2. GONZAGA (31-2)
2. Kansas (26-7)
3. Maryland (27-5)
3. IOWA STATE (24-8)
3. NOTRE DAME (28-5)
3. Baylor (23-9)
4. Oklahoma (22-10)
4. NORTHERN IOWA (30-3)
4. Louisville (24-8)
4. North Carolina (24-10)
5. West Virginia (23-9)
5. Utah (23-8)
5. Arkansas (25-7)
5. SOUTHERN METHODIST (24-6)
6. Wichita State (27-4)
6. Georgetown (21-10)
6. Butler (22-10)
6. Michigan State (22-10)
7. Providence (22-11)
7. San Diego State (25-7)
7. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (24-9)
7. Xavier (21-12)
8. Oregon (24-8)
8. Ohio State (23-10)
8. St. John's (20-11)
8. Iowa (21-11)
9. Davidson (23-6)
9. North Carolina State (20-13)
9. Dayton (24-7)
9. Cincinnati (22-10)
10. Georgia (21-10)
10. Oklahoma State (17-13)
10. Colorado State (26-6)
10. LSU (22-10)
11. Purdue (21-11)
11. Texas (20-13)
11. Temple (23-9)
11. Boise State (23-8)
11. Indiana (20-13)
11. Ole Miss (20-12)
12. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (25-4)
12. WOFFORD (26-6)
12. BUFFALO (22-9)
12. WYOMING (22-9)
13. VALPARAISO (25-5)
13. HARVARD (19-7)
13. GEORGIA STATE (21-9)
13. EASTERN WASHINGTON (22-8)
14. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (21-9)
14. NEW MEXICO STATE (20-10)
14. CALIFORNIA IRVINE (18-12)
14. NORTHEASTERN (23-11)
15. ALBANY (23-8)
15. BELMONT (21-10)
15. COASTAL CAROLINA (20-9)
15. UAB (17-15)
16. LAFAYETTE (19-12)
16. NORTH FLORIDA (20-11)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (21-12)
16. MANHATTAN (19-13)
16. ROBERT MORRIS (19-14)
16. HAMPTON (15-17)


Beer's Bracket - 03/15/15 - 11AM ET

Sadly I'm travelling so I haven't been able to update records, etc.  This is what I'm thinking right now...

If UConn wins, they knock out Ole Miss.  Otherwise, Ole Miss is the last team in and BYU is the first team out.  Either way, I have BYU OUT.  In addition, if Georgia Southern beats Georgia State:

Georgia State is removed as a 13 seed.
North Dakota State moves up from a 14 seed to a 13 seed.
Albany moves up from a 15 seed to a 14 seed.
Georgia Southern is added as a 15 seed (between Belmont and Coastal Carolina).

Might change before the end of the day:

SMU over Connecticut

SEED. SCHOOL
1. KENTUCKY (32-0)
1. VILLANOVA (31-2)
1. Duke (29-4)
1. WISCONSIN (29-3)
2. Virginia (29-3)
2. ARIZONA (30-3)
2. GONZAGA (31-2)
2. Kansas (26-7)
3. Maryland (27-5)
3. IOWA STATE (24-8)
3. NOTRE DAME (28-5)
3. Baylor (23-9)
4. Oklahoma (22-10)
4. NORTHERN IOWA (30-3)
4. Louisville (24-8)
4. North Carolina (24-10)
5. West Virginia (23-9)
5. Utah (23-8)
5. Arkansas (25-7)
5. SOUTHERN METHODIST (24-6)
6. Wichita State (27-4)
6. Georgetown (21-10)
6. Butler (22-10)
6. Michigan State (22-10)
7. Providence (22-11)
7. San Diego State (25-7)
7. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (24-9)
7. Xavier (21-12)
8. Oregon (24-8)
8. Ohio State (23-10)
8. St. John's (20-11)
8. Iowa (21-11)
9. Davidson (23-6)
9. North Carolina State (20-13)
9. Dayton (24-7)
9. Cincinnati (22-10)
10. Georgia (21-10)
10. Oklahoma State (17-13)
10. Colorado State (26-6)
10. LSU (22-10)
11. Purdue (21-11)
11. Texas (20-13)
11. Temple (23-9)
11. Boise State (23-8)
11. Indiana (20-13)
11. Ole Miss (20-12)
12. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (25-4)
12. WOFFORD (26-6)
12. BUFFALO (22-9)
12. WYOMING (22-9)
13. VALPARAISO (25-5)
13. HARVARD (19-7)
13. GEORGIA STATE (21-9)
13. EASTERN WASHINGTON (22-8)
14. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (21-9)
14. NEW MEXICO STATE (20-10)
14. CALIFORNIA IRVINE (18-12)
14. NORTHEASTERN (23-11)
15. ALBANY (23-8)
15. BELMONT (21-10)
15. COASTAL CAROLINA (20-9)
15. UAB (17-15)
16. LAFAYETTE (19-12)
16. NORTH FLORIDA (20-11)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (21-12)
16. MANHATTAN (19-13)
16. ROBERT MORRIS (19-14)
16. HAMPTON (15-17)


Connecticut over SMU

SEED. SCHOOL
1. KENTUCKY (32-0)
1. VILLANOVA (31-2)
1. Duke (29-4)
1. WISCONSIN (29-3)
2. Virginia (29-3)
2. ARIZONA (30-3)
2. GONZAGA (31-2)
2. Kansas (26-7)
3. Maryland (27-5)
3. IOWA STATE (24-8)
3. NOTRE DAME (28-5)
3. Baylor (23-9)
4. Oklahoma (22-10)
4. NORTHERN IOWA (30-3)
4. Louisville (24-8)
4. North Carolina (24-10)
5. West Virginia (23-9)
5. Utah (23-8)
5. Arkansas (25-7)
5. Southern Methodist (24-6)
6. Wichita State (27-4)
6. Georgetown (21-10)
6. Butler (22-10)
6. Michigan State (22-10)
7. Providence (22-11)
7. San Diego State (25-7)
7. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (24-9)
7. Xavier (21-12)
8. Oregon (24-8)
8. Ohio State (23-10)
8. St. John's (20-11)
8. Iowa (21-11)
9. Davidson (23-6)
9. North Carolina State (20-13)
9. Dayton (24-7)
9. Cincinnati (22-10)
10. Georgia (21-10)
10. Oklahoma State (17-13)
10. Colorado State (26-6)
10. LSU (22-10)
11. Purdue (21-11)
11. Texas (20-13)
11. Temple (23-9)
11. Boise State (23-8)
11. Indiana (20-13)
11. CONNECTICUT (19-13)
12. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (25-4)
12. WOFFORD (26-6)
12. BUFFALO (22-9)
12. WYOMING (22-9)
13. VALPARAISO (25-5)
13. HARVARD (19-7)
13. GEORGIA STATE (21-9)
13. EASTERN WASHINGTON (22-8)
14. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (21-9)
14. NEW MEXICO STATE (20-10)
14. CALIFORNIA IRVINE (18-12)
14. NORTHEASTERN (23-11)
15. ALBANY (23-8)
15. BELMONT (21-10)
15. COASTAL CAROLINA (20-9)
15. UAB (17-15)
16. LAFAYETTE (19-12)
16. NORTH FLORIDA (20-11)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (21-12)
16. MANHATTAN (19-13)
16. ROBERT MORRIS (19-14)
16. HAMPTON (15-17)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Beer's Bracket - 03/11/15 7PM

Auto bids are in CAPS.  Championship: Cleveland (S) / Houston (M) winner vs. Syracuse (E) / Los Angeles (W) winner.

Cleveland (S)
(1M) KENTUCKY (31-0) vs. (16M) COASTAL CAROLINA (20-9) @Louisville
(8M) Iowa (21-10) vs. (9M) Dayton (23-7) @Louisville
(5M) North Carolina (21-10) vs. (12M) Temple (22-9) / Boise State (22-7) @Seattle
(4M) Utah (22-7) vs. (13M) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (19-7) @Seattle
(6M) Butler (22-9) vs. (11M) Texas (19-12) @Columbus
(3M) Notre Dame (26-5) vs. (14M) NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (21-6) @Columbus
(7M) SOUTHERN METHODIST (23-6) vs. (10M) Georgia (20-10) @Omaha
(2M) WISCONSIN (28-3) vs. (15M) NORTH DAKOTA STATE (20-9) @Omaha


Houston (M)
(1S) Duke (28-3) vs. (16S) NORTH FLORIDA (20-11) / ROBERT MORRIS (18-14) @Charlotte
(8S) Oregon (22-8) vs. (9S) Xavier (19-12) @Charlotte
(5S) Wichita State (27-4) vs. (12S) WOFFORD (26-6) @Jacksonville
(4S) Baylor (22-8) vs. (13S) HARVARD (19-7) @Jacksonville
(6S) Arkansas (24-7) vs. (11S) Purdue (20-11) @Louisville
(3S) Oklahoma (21-9) vs. (14S) NORTHEASTERN (23-11) @Louisville
(7S) SAN DIEGO STATE (23-7) vs. (10S) DAVIDSON (22-6) @Seattle
(2S) GONZAGA (30-2) vs. (15S) BELMONT (21-10) @Seattle


Syracuse (E)
(1E) VILLANOVA (29-2) vs. (16E) LAFAYETTE (18-12) / MANHATTAN (19-13) @Pittsburgh
(8E) Ohio State (22-9) vs. (9E) Colorado State (25-5) @Pittsburgh
(5E) West Virginia (23-8) vs. (12E) LOUISIANA TECH (23-7) @Jacksonville
(4E) Louisville (24-7) vs. (13E) VALPARAISO (24-5) @Jacksonville
(6E) Providence (21-10) vs. (11E) Ole Miss (20-11) @Pittsburgh
(3E) Maryland (26-5) vs. (14E) GEORGIA STATE (21-9) @Pittsburgh
(7E) Virginia Commonwealth (22-9) vs. (10E) North Carolina State (19-12) @Omaha
(2E) KANSAS (24-7) vs. (15E) ALBANY (23-8) @Omaha


Los Angeles (W)
(1W) VIRGINIA (28-2) vs. (16W) TEXAS SOUTHERN (19-12) @Charlotte
(8W) Cincinnati (22-9) vs. (9W) Oklahoma State (17-12) @Charlotte
(5W) Georgetown (20-9) vs. (12W) Brigham Young (23-8) / Indiana (19-12) @Portland
(4W) NORTHERN IOWA (30-3) vs. (13W) CALIFORNIA DAVIS (22-5) @Portland
(6W) Michigan State (21-10) vs. (11W) STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (24-4) @Columbus
(3W) Iowa State (22-8) vs. (14W) EASTERN WASHINGTON (20-8) @Columbus
(7W) St. John's (20-10) vs. (10W) LSU (22-9) @Portland
(2W) ARIZONA (28-3) vs. (15W) NEW MEXICO STATE (19-10) @Portland


Last Six Pack: Purdue (20-11), Ole Miss (20-11), Temple (22-9), Boise State (22-7), Brigham Young (23-8), Indiana (19-12)

Added: NORTHEASTERN (23-11), NORTH DAKOTA STATE (20-9), LAFAYETTE (18-12), MANHATTAN (19-13), ROBERT MORRIS (18-14)
Dropped: Iona (26-8), South Dakota State (21-9), William & Mary (18-12), Bucknell (18-14), St. Francis (N.Y.) (22-10)

NIT 1 Seeds: Texas A&M (20-10), Old Dominion (24-6), UCLA (19-12), Illinois (19-12)
NIT 2 Seeds: Tulsa (21-8), Miami (Fla.) (20-11), Murray State (25-5), Stanford (18-12)
NIT 3 Seeds: Buffalo (21-9), Richmond (19-12), Pittsburgh (18-13), Alabama (17-13)
NIT 4 Seeds: Vanderbilt (18-12), Rhode Island (20-8), Minnesota (16-14), Green Bay (22-7)

Moving Up: Oklahoma (21-9), Georgetown (20-9), Michigan State (21-10), Cincinnati (22-9), Colorado State (25-5), CENTRAL MICHIGAN (19-7), EASTERN WASHINGTON (20-8), BELMONT (21-10)
Moving Down: Baylor (22-8), Arkansas (24-7), SOUTHERN METHODIST (23-6), Iowa (21-10), Oklahoma State (17-12), Georgia (20-10)

Top 5 First Round Individual Matchups
Game 1: (2M) Wisconsin vs. (15M) North Dakota State @ Omaha: Frank Kaminsky (18.4 PPG) / Lawrence Alexander (18.9 PPG)
Game 2: (8E) Ohio State vs. (9E) Colorado State @ Pittsburgh: D'Angelo Russell (19.2 PPG) / J.J. Avila (16.9 PPG)
Game 3: (6E) Providence vs. (11E) Ole Miss @ Pittsburgh: LaDontae Henton (20.1 PPG) / Stefan Moody (16.6 PPG)
Game 4: (7W) St. John's vs. (10W) LSU @ Portland: D'Angelo Harrison (17.8 PPG) / Jarell Martin (16.9 PPG)
Game 5: (3E) Maryland vs. (14E) Georgia State @ Pittsburgh: Melo Trimble (16.1 PPG) / Ryan Harrow (20.2 PPG)

Top 5 Potential Second Round Individual Matchups (Assumes Seeds 12 or Better Advance)
Game 1: (1S) Duke vs. (8S) Oregon @ Charlotte: Jahlil Okafor (17.6 PPG) / Joseph Young (19.8 PPG)
Game 2: (6S) Arkansas vs. (3S) Oklahoma @ Louisville: Bobby Portis (17.8 PPG) / Buddy Hield (17.4 PPG)
Game 3: (6E) Providence vs. (3E) Maryland @ Pittsburgh: LaDontae Henton (20.1 PPG) / Melo Trimble (16.1 PPG)
Game 4: (10S) Davidson vs. (2S) Gonzaga @ Seattle: Tyler Kalinoski (16.9 PPG) / Kyle Wiltjer (16.7 PPG)
Game 5: (6M) Butler vs. (3M) Notre Dame @ Columbus: Kellen Dunham (16.6 PPG) / Jerian Grant (16.8 PPG)

Average Distance Traveled
First & Second Round Matchups: 752 miles
Regional Matchups (Assumes Seeds 4 or Better Advance): Cleveland (S): 4218 miles, Houston (M): 2550 miles, Syracuse (E): 1290 miles, Los Angeles (W): 2023 miles

The Bottom of the NIT: Seton Hall (16-14), St. Mary's (20-9), Illinois State (20-12), George Washington (20-11), Arizona State (17-14), Iona (26-8), Yale (20-9), Connecticut (17-13), Clemson (16-14), Texas-El Paso (21-9), TCU (17-14), South Dakota State (21-9), William & Mary (18-12), St. Francis (N.Y.) (22-10), Bucknell (18-14), Charleston Southern (16-11)

SEED. SCHOOL
1. KENTUCKY (31-0)
1. VILLANOVA (29-2)
1. VIRGINIA (28-2)
1. Duke (28-3)
2. WISCONSIN (28-3)
2. ARIZONA (28-3)
2. GONZAGA (30-2)
2. KANSAS (24-7)
3. Maryland (26-5)
3. Iowa State (22-8)
3. Oklahoma (21-9)
3. Notre Dame (26-5)
4. Baylor (22-8)
4. NORTHERN IOWA (30-3)
4. Louisville (24-7)
4. Utah (22-7)
5. Wichita State (27-4)
5. West Virginia (23-8)
5. North Carolina (21-10)
5. Georgetown (20-9)
6. Arkansas (24-7)
6. Butler (22-9)
6. Providence (21-10)
6. Michigan State (21-10)
7. SOUTHERN METHODIST (23-6)
7. SAN DIEGO STATE (23-7)
7. Virginia Commonwealth (22-9)
7. St. John's (20-10)
8. Iowa (21-10)
8. Oregon (22-8)
8. Ohio State (22-9)
8. Cincinnati (22-9)
9. Xavier (19-12)
9. Oklahoma State (17-12)
9. Colorado State (25-5)
9. Dayton (23-7)
10. North Carolina State (19-12)
10. DAVIDSON (22-6)
10. LSU (22-9)
10. Georgia (20-10)
11. Texas (19-12)
11. Purdue (20-11)
11. Ole Miss (20-11)
11. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (24-4)
12. Temple (22-9)
12. Boise State (22-7)
12. Brigham Young (23-8)
12. Indiana (19-12)
12. LOUISIANA TECH (23-7)
12. WOFFORD (26-6)
13. VALPARAISO (24-5)
13. CALIFORNIA DAVIS (22-5)
13. HARVARD (19-7)
13. CENTRAL MICHIGAN (19-7)
14. GEORGIA STATE (21-9)
14. EASTERN WASHINGTON (20-8)
14. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (21-6)
14. NORTHEASTERN (23-11)
15. ALBANY (23-8)
15. NEW MEXICO STATE (19-10)
15. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (20-9)
15. BELMONT (21-10)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (19-12)
16. COASTAL CAROLINA (20-9)
16. NORTH FLORIDA (20-11)
16. LAFAYETTE (18-12)
16. MANHATTAN (19-13)
16. ROBERT MORRIS (18-14)





Sunday, March 8, 2015

Beer's Bracket - 03/08/15 9PM

Auto bids are in CAPS.  Championship: Cleveland (S) / Los Angeles (W) winner vs. Syracuse (E) / Houston (M) winner.

Cleveland (S)
(1M) KENTUCKY (31-0) vs. (16M) BUCKNELL (18-13) / TEXAS SOUTHERN (19-12) @Louisville
(8M) Oregon (22-8) vs. (9M) Cincinnati (21-9) @Louisville
(5M) West Virginia (23-8) vs. (12M) Brigham Young (22-8) / Boise State (22-7) @Jacksonville
(4M) Louisville (24-7) vs. (13M) VALPARAISO (24-5) @Jacksonville
(6M) Butler (22-9) vs. (11M) Texas (19-12) @Columbus
(3M) Notre Dame (25-5) vs. (14M) NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (21-6) @Columbus
(7M) Virginia Commonwealth (22-9) vs. (10M) LSU (22-9) @Louisville
(2M) WISCONSIN (27-3) vs. (15M) ALBANY (22-8) @Louisville


Los Angeles (W)
(1W) VIRGINIA (28-2) vs. (16W) ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) (22-10) / NORTH FLORIDA (19-11) @Charlotte
(8W) Ohio State (22-8) vs. (9W) Xavier (19-12) @Charlotte
(5W) Wichita State (27-4) vs. (12W) LOUISIANA TECH (23-7) @Jacksonville
(4W) Oklahoma (21-9) vs. (13W) HARVARD (19-7) @Jacksonville
(6W) SOUTHERN METHODIST (22-6) vs. (11W) Purdue (20-11) @Columbus
(3W) Iowa State (22-8) vs. (14W) SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (20-9) @Columbus
(7W) St. John's (20-10) vs. (10W) Colorado State (25-5) @Portland
(2W) ARIZONA (28-3) vs. (15W) EASTERN WASHINGTON (20-8) @Portland


Syracuse (E)
(1E) VILLANOVA (29-2) vs. (16E) COASTAL CAROLINA (19-9) @Pittsburgh
(8E) Michigan State (21-10) vs. (9E) Georgia (20-10) @Pittsburgh
(5E) North Carolina (21-10) vs. (12E) WOFFORD (24-6) @Portland
(4E) NORTHERN IOWA (29-3) vs. (13E) IONA (25-7) @Portland
(6E) Georgetown (20-9) vs. (11E) STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (24-4) @Pittsburgh
(3E) Maryland (25-5) vs. (14E) CENTRAL MICHIGAN (19-7) @Pittsburgh
(7E) SAN DIEGO STATE (23-7) vs. (10E) DAVIDSON (22-6) @Omaha
(2E) KANSAS (24-7) vs. (15E) WILLIAM & MARY (17-11) @Omaha


Houston (M)
(1S) Duke (28-3) vs. (16S) BELMONT (21-10) @Charlotte
(8S) Oklahoma State (17-12) vs. (9S) Dayton (23-7) @Charlotte
(5S) Arkansas (24-7) vs. (12S) Temple (22-9) / Indiana (19-12) @Seattle
(4S) Utah (22-7) vs. (13S) CALIFORNIA DAVIS (22-5) @Seattle
(6S) Providence (21-10) vs. (11S) Ole Miss (20-11) @Omaha
(3S) Baylor (22-8) vs. (14S) GEORGIA STATE (21-9) @Omaha
(7S) Iowa (21-10) vs. (10S) North Carolina State (19-12) @Seattle
(2S) GONZAGA (29-2) vs. (15S) NEW MEXICO STATE (19-10) @Seattle


Last Six Pack: Purdue (20-11), Ole Miss (20-11), Brigham Young (22-8), Boise State (22-7), Temple (22-9), Indiana (19-12)
Added: DAVIDSON (22-6), Temple (22-9), EASTERN WASHINGTON (20-8), WILLIAM & MARY (17-11), BELMONT (21-10), COASTAL CAROLINA (19-9)
Dropped: Texas A&M (20-10), Tulsa (21-7), Murray State (25-5), High Point (19-9), Northeastern (21-11), Sacramento State (17-10)

NIT 1 Seeds: Illinois (19-12), Texas A&M (20-10), Tulsa (21-7), UCLA (19-12)
NIT 2 Seeds: Murray State (25-5), Miami (Fla.) (20-11), Old Dominion (24-6), Stanford (18-12)
NIT 3 Seeds: Richmond (19-12), Buffalo (21-9), Pittsburgh (18-13), Alabama (17-13)
NIT 4 Seeds: Rhode Island (20-8), Vanderbilt (18-12), Minnesota (16-13), Green Bay (22-7)

Moving Up: Notre Dame (25-5), NORTHERN IOWA (29-3), Georgetown (20-9), St. John's (20-10), Iowa (21-10), Oregon (22-8), Cincinnati (21-9), North Carolina State (19-12), STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (24-4), LOUISIANA TECH (23-7)
Moving Down: Utah (22-7), Wichita State (27-4), Virginia Commonwealth (22-9), Ohio State (22-8), Georgia (20-10), LSU (22-9), Texas (19-12), Brigham Young (22-8), Boise State (22-7), Indiana (19-12)

Top 5 First Round Individual Matchups
Game 1: (1S) Duke vs. (16S) Belmont @ Charlotte: Jahlil Okafor (17.6 PPG) / Craig Bradshaw (18.1 PPG)
Game 2: (6S) Providence vs. (11S) Ole Miss @ Omaha: LaDontae Henton (20.1 PPG) / Stefan Moody (16.6 PPG)
Game 3: (7W) St. John's vs. (10W) Colorado State @ Portland: D'Angelo Harrison (17.8 PPG) / J.J. Avila (16.9 PPG)
Game 4: (4M) Louisville vs. (13M) Valparaiso @ Jacksonville: Terry Rozier (17 PPG) / Alec Peters (17 PPG)
Game 5: (8S) Oklahoma State vs. (9S) Dayton @ Charlotte: Le'Bryan Nash (16.8 PPG) / Jordan Sibert (16.6 PPG)


Top 5 Potential Second Round Individual Matchups (Assumes Seeds 12 or Better Advance)
Game 1: (10M) LSU vs. (2M) Wisconsin @ Louisville: Jarell Martin (16.9 PPG) / Frank Kaminsky (18.4 PPG)
Game 2: (1S) Duke vs. (8S) Oklahoma State @ Charlotte: Jahlil Okafor (17.6 PPG) / Le'Bryan Nash (16.8 PPG)
Game 3: (6M) Butler vs. (3M) Notre Dame @ Columbus: Kellen Dunham (16.6 PPG) / Jerian Grant (16.8 PPG)
Game 4: (12W) Louisiana Tech vs. (4W) Oklahoma @ Jacksonville: Raheem Appleby (15.7 PPG) / Buddy Hield (17.4 PPG)
Game 5: (7S) Iowa vs. (2S) Gonzaga @ Seattle: Aaron White (15.9 PPG) / Kyle Wiltjer (16.6 PPG)


My First & Second Round Ticket For Thursday & Saturday Games
Jacksonville: Buddy Hield (17.4 PPG), Terry Rozier (17 PPG), Alec Peters (17 PPG), Wesley Saunders (16.1 PPG), Raheem Appleby (15.7 PPG)

My First & Second Round Ticket For Friday & Sunday Games
Charlotte: D'Angelo Russell (19.3 PPG), Craig Bradshaw (18.1 PPG), Jahlil Okafor (17.6 PPG), Le'Bryan Nash (16.8 PPG), Jordan Sibert (16.6 PPG)

Average Distance Traveled
First & Second Round Matchups: 838 miles
Regional Matchups (Assumes Seeds 4 or Better Advance): Cleveland (S): 4530 miles, Los Angeles (W): 2123 miles, Syracuse (E): 1344 miles, Houston (M): 2691 miles

The Bottom of the NIT: Seton Hall (16-14), St. Mary's (20-9), Illinois State (20-11), George Washington (20-11), Arizona State (17-14), Connecticut (17-13), Memphis (18-12), Clemson (16-13), Texas-El Paso (21-9), Massachusetts (17-14), Sam Houston State (20-7), Tennessee (15-15), Yale (20-9), Toledo (19-12), Bowling Green (19-9), Charleston Southern (16-11)

SEED. SCHOOL
1. KENTUCKY (31-0)
1. VILLANOVA (29-2)
1. Duke (28-3)
1. VIRGINIA (28-2)
2. WISCONSIN (27-3)
2. ARIZONA (28-3)
2. GONZAGA (29-2)
2. KANSAS (24-7)
3. Maryland (25-5)
3. Baylor (22-8)
3. Iowa State (22-8)
3. Notre Dame (25-5)
4. Oklahoma (21-9)
4. Utah (22-7)
4. NORTHERN IOWA (29-3)
4. Louisville (24-7)
5. Wichita State (27-4)
5. West Virginia (23-8)
5. North Carolina (21-10)
5. Arkansas (24-7)
6. Butler (22-9)
6. Providence (21-10)
6. SOUTHERN METHODIST (22-6)
6. Georgetown (20-9)
7. St. John's (20-10)
7. SAN DIEGO STATE (23-7)
7. Iowa (21-10)
7. Virginia Commonwealth (22-9)
8. Ohio State (22-8)
8. Michigan State (21-10)
8. Oklahoma State (17-12)
8. Oregon (22-8)
9. Georgia (20-10)
9. Xavier (19-12)
9. Dayton (23-7)
9. Cincinnati (21-9)
10. DAVIDSON (22-6)
10. Colorado State (25-5)
10. North Carolina State (19-12)
10. LSU (22-9)
11. Texas (19-12)
11. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (24-4)
11. Purdue (20-11)
11. Ole Miss (20-11)
12. Brigham Young (22-8)
12. Boise State (22-7)
12. Temple (22-9)
12. Indiana (19-12)
12. WOFFORD (24-6)
12. LOUISIANA TECH (23-7)
13. VALPARAISO (24-5)
13. IONA (25-7)
13. CALIFORNIA DAVIS (22-5)
13. HARVARD (19-7)
14. CENTRAL MICHIGAN (19-7)
14. GEORGIA STATE (21-9)
14. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL (21-6)
14. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (20-9)
15. EASTERN WASHINGTON (20-8)
15. ALBANY (22-8)
15. NEW MEXICO STATE (19-10)
15. WILLIAM & MARY (17-11)
16. BELMONT (21-10)
16. COASTAL CAROLINA (19-9)
16. BUCKNELL (18-13)
16. ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) (22-10)
16. NORTH FLORIDA (19-11)
16. TEXAS SOUTHERN (19-12)