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  Sunday, March 13, 2005

Bracket Changes, Conference Tourneys, and More
By Drew Barnette

CLICK href=/profile//> HERE href=/profile//> TO href=/profile//> SEE href=/profile//> THE href=/profile//> BRACKET


CHANGES href=/profile//> IN href=/profile//> THE href=/profile//> BRACKET:

***UPDATE*** href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> believe href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> set. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> seeds href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> not. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> fact, href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> redo href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> tomorrow href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> move href=/profile//> Georgia href=/profile//> Tech href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> little href=/profile//> bit, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> move href=/profile//> Buffalo href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> line href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> two, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> anticipate href=/profile//> changing href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams. href=/profile//>

Other href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> DePaul, href=/profile//> UAB href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Northern href=/profile//> Iowa. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> honestly href=/profile//> wouldn't href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> surprised href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> wound href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> field. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> tomorrow, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> anticipate href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> change. href=/profile//>

-New href=/profile//> Mexico href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Utah href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> tournaments href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> earned href=/profile//> automatic href=/profile//> bids. href=/profile//> Neither href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> projected href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> large, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> means href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> bubble href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> miss href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dance. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> case href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> bracket, href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> Maryland href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Northern href=/profile//> Iowa. href=/profile//>

Things href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> change href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> selection href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> tomorrow. href=/profile//> Some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> strongly href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> Miami href=/profile//> OH href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> DePaul. href=/profile//> DePaul href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Notre href=/profile//> Dame href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Notre href=/profile//> Dame href=/profile//> earlier href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Cincinnati href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> did. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> honestly href=/profile//> cannot href=/profile//> justify href=/profile//> putting href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> UAB href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> UAB href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> twice href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> stretch href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> similar href=/profile//> profiles. href=/profile//>

Miami href=/profile//> OH href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> outside href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> 200. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> large, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> history href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> bad. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Gonzaga href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 2003. href=/profile//> Miami href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 5-9 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> MAC href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> good. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> Buffalo href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//>

Indiana href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> case, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> in. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee, href=/profile//> I'd href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> argue href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> favor, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> impressed href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> they've href=/profile//> done. href=/profile//>

When href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> expect href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> seeds href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> change, href=/profile//> specifically href=/profile//> Georgia href=/profile//> Tech's. href=/profile//> One href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> reasons href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> North href=/profile//> Carolina href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> proved href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> higher href=/profile//> rate href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> B.J. href=/profile//> Elder href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> weight href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> losses href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> wasn't href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lineup. href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//>



-It href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> though href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> wire href=/profile//> yesterday. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> money href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> games, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> hope href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> cardiac href=/profile//> arrest. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>
href=/profile//> href=/profile//>


CONFERENCE href=/profile//> TOURNAMENT href=/profile//> GAMES:

-ACC href=/profile//> CHAMPIONSHIP:

GEORGIA href=/profile//> TECH href=/profile//> VS href=/profile//> DUKE href=/profile//> (***win href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in!!***). href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> solidly href=/profile//> in. href=/profile//> Duke href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> #2 href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> happens. href=/profile//> Georgia href=/profile//> Tech href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> lately href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> North href=/profile//> Carolina href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semifinals, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> boosts href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> profile. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> entertaining href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> tune href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//>



-BIG href=/profile//> TEN href=/profile//> CHAMPIONSHIP:

WISCONSIN href=/profile//> VS href=/profile//> ILLINOIS href=/profile//> (***win href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in!!***). href=/profile//> Illinois href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> happens. href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pod href=/profile//> system href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> this, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> outside href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> best. href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> obviously href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> bragging href=/profile//> rights href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Ten href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> title, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> achievement href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> itself. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> met href=/profile//> earlier href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Illinois href=/profile//> ended href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> streak. href=/profile//>



-BIG href=/profile//> TWELVE href=/profile//> CHAMPIONSHIP:

TEXAS href=/profile//> TECH href=/profile//> VS href=/profile//> OKLAHOMA href=/profile//> STATE href=/profile//> (***win href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in!!***). href=/profile//> Oklahoma href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> solidly href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> pod href=/profile//> system. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> sort href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> fell href=/profile//> apart href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> today href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> definitely href=/profile//> indicate href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> track. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> knocked href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tough href=/profile//> Kansas href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> semifinals href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> Texas href=/profile//> Tech href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> Oklahoma href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> advance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> ever href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Twelve href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//>



-SEC href=/profile//> CHAMPIONSHIP

FLORIDA href=/profile//> VS href=/profile//> KENTUCKY href=/profile//> (***win href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in!!***). href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rematch href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> championship href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> split href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> series href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> highly href=/profile//> competitive href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> Kentucky href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> receive href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> #1 href=/profile//> seed, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//> Florida href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> beaten href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> quality href=/profile//> opponents href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> here href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> assure href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> worse href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> #5 href=/profile//> seed. href=/profile//>



-SOUTHLAND href=/profile//> CHAMPIONSHIP:

SOUTHEAST href=/profile//> LOUISIANA href=/profile//> VS href=/profile//> NORTHWESTERN href=/profile//> STATE href=/profile//> (***win href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in!!***). href=/profile//> These href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> seeds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> fact, href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> tied href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> title, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Northwestern href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> higher href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> tiebreakers. href=/profile//> Whoever href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> #16 href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//>



-SWAC href=/profile//> CHAMPIONSHIP:

ALABAMA href=/profile//> STATE href=/profile//> VS href=/profile//> ALABAMA href=/profile//> A&M href=/profile//> (***win href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> in!!***). href=/profile//> Whoever href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> facing href=/profile//> Oakland href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> These href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> seeds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tourney, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> appropriate href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> advanced href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> dance.

 
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