NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Thread

RedOctober3829

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Thursday
7:09 CBS West Region Anaheim, CA
#4 FSU vs. #1 Gonzaga
Broadcasting Team: Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner, Reggie Miller, Dana Jacobsen

7:29 TBS South Region Louisville, KY
#3 Purdue vs. #2 Tennessee
Broadcasting Team: Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, Allie LaForce

9:39 CBS West Region Anaheim, CA
#3 Texas Tech vs. #2 Michigan

9:59 TBS South Region Louisville, KY
TBA vs. #1 Virginia

Friday
7:09 CBS East Region Washington, DC
#3 LSU vs. #2 Michigan State
Broadcasting Team: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson

7:29 TBS Midwest Region Kansas City, MO
#5 Auburn vs. #1 UNC
Broadcasting Team: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkal, Jamie Erdahl

9:39 CBS East Region Washington, DC
#4 VA Tech vs. #1 Duke

9:59 TBS Midwest Region Kansas City, MO
TBA vs. #2 Kentucky
 
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Yay for half the games starting past bed time

Edit I know this is par for the course. Just venting since Zion show is on so late
 
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5 of 16 teams are ACC, although only 4 could make Elite 8 given the tournament committee stupidly put Duke/Va Tech together in DC.
 

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They paired Minnesota and Michigan State together in the 2nd round. They didn't stupidly put Duke and VT in DC. With a ton of teams in the tourney, it's unavoidable once the 2nd weekend hits.
It really wasn't well done though. With 7 teams from the ACC, they basically could have avoided any potential matchups until the Elite 8. I know the committee doesn't really care about that but it wouldn't have been difficult to set up. UNC and UVA don't have a single ACC team in their region. There were 3 in the East.

Of course, the ACC had a pair of 4 seeds, and given that they also had 3 one seeds, there had to be one matchup in the Sweet 16.
 

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Kind of amazing to me that Oregon (as a 12) is the only team below a 5 seed.
I wrote this in the second round thread but the minimum seed total for the Sweet 16 is 40: 1x4 + 2x4 + 3x4 + 4x4 = 40. This year's Sweet 16 has a combined total of 49: 1x4 + 2x4 + 3x4 + 4x2 + 5 + 12. I wonder if it is the lowest ever.

Edit: 2009 was the only other time all 1s, 2s, and 3s made it and also had an identical cumulative seed of 49
 

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It really wasn't well done though. With 7 teams from the ACC, they basically could have avoided any potential matchups until the Elite 8. I know the committee doesn't really care about that but it wouldn't have been difficult to set up. UNC and UVA don't have a single ACC team in their region. There were 3 in the East.

Of course, the ACC had a pair of 4 seeds, and given that they also had 3 one seeds, there had to be one matchup in the Sweet 16.
There also was a possibility of a Big Ten matchup in the South with Purdue/Iowa.
 

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There is also the committee sticking a chalk 4 seed in the path of the #1 overall seed that had already beat that #1 overall seed, in the geographic hotbed for that #4 seed. When there were 2 other regions that didn’t have an Acc team in them. Kinda weird.
 

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There is also the committee sticking a chalk 4 seed in the path of the #1 overall seed that had already beat that #1 overall seed, in the geographic hotbed for that #4 seed. When there were 2 other regions that didn’t have an Acc team in them. Kinda weird.
They also put Kansas in UNC's bracket for a potential matchup in Kansas City and the #2 seed(UK) in their region beat UNC.
 

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Just more evidence of the overwhelming anti ACC bias in this world
 

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Checking scores while ESPN shows the booth video instead of the Sox game - the blowouts continue. Maybe FSU can make a run and make it interesting
 

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Announcers going crazy over a blocked shot that they don’t even notice that the FSU defender’s arm whacked the face of the Gonzaga player on the way to the ball.
 

PedroKsBambino

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That was a terrible play---you can't use that much time. I get one pass, but the second feels so questionable.

I guess if they get it back to 0.6 it might still work.