View Poll Results: Who will win the Southwest region?

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  • Kansas

    28 52.83%
  • Notre Dame

    11 20.75%
  • Purdue

    7 13.21%
  • Louisville

    3 5.66%
  • Vandy

    1 1.89%
  • Georgetown

    1 1.89%
  • Texas A&M

    1 1.89%
  • UNLV

    0 0%
  • Illinois

    1 1.89%
  • Other

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Discussion thread: Southwest (San Antonio) bracket

    Please put all comments on the Southwest/San Antonio bracket in this thread. A poll will be posted asking who you think will win the West after the brackets are announced.

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  2. #2
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    Cakewalk for Kansas. Wow. And I live in KS, this is going to be brutal

  3. #3
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    Why exactly is VCU in the field?
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfrduke View Post
    Why exactly is VCU in the field?
    So that VT isn't.

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    Notre Dame too one dimensional, not a championship team.

    Purdue not playing its best ball right now.

    Georgetown getting back its point guard, but struggling.

    How does KU not make the final 4 with this draw? Wow, just wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Randolph View Post
    Cakewalk for Kansas. Wow. And I live in KS, this is going to be brutal
    Don't worry KU will find a way to lose before the regional finals.

  7. #7
    Wow, Kansas's draw is like ours last season. Sorry Mike Brey, but I don't think there's a team in this region that can play with them. Paging Ali Farokhmanesh...

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD83 View Post
    So that VT isn't.
    Looks like only 4 bids for the ACC. The Big Ten teams are very highly seeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD83 View Post
    So that VT isn't.
    It almost looks like a typo - they meant to write Virginia Tech, but wrote Virginia Commonwealth.

    But seriously - VCU is a really, really odd pick.
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chitowndevil View Post
    Paging Ali Farokhmanesh...
    lol - nice reference!

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    I disagree that this is a cakewalk (unlike Pitt's potential road to Houston). ND, Purdue and L'ville are all really good teams. Could be harder than a lot of people around here seem to think.

  12. #12
    A 10 champ Richmond as a 12! Vandy can't be happy with that.

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    A poll has been added to this thread.

    As an aside, I think this is a reasonably tough bracket. It is hard not to think that some of these BEast teams aren't worthwhile. In ND, GTown, and 'Ville this bracket has three of the BEast teams I fear the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMO View Post
    A 10 champ Richmond as a 12! Vandy can't be happy with that.
    It's tradition for Vandy to lose in the first round . . . painfully. I guess the selection committee likes their traditions (leaving VaTech out, ensuring Vandy is one of the obvious 4-13, 5-12, 6-11 upset choices). Personally, I like Vandy, as they are the local team here in Nashville and I have some ties to the school and wouldn't mind seeing them put together some magic in the tourney, but I just don't see it happening this year . . . yet again.

  15. #15
    I voted Kansas! And I agree with the other poster who said this brackett is tougher than every body is saying. IMO this is by far the toughest brackett

  16. #16
    I have no sound argument for Kansas not advancing to the Final Four, other than, whenever I need and pick a Number 1 seed to lose in a major upset -- Jayhawks always comes through.

    That and they got some serious Big East hurdles in their way.

  17. I agree that this is the toughest bracket. I have Notre Dame advancing to the Final Four -- they have a lot of experienced talent, and as we all know from last year, experienced talent wins in a tournament of unfamiliar foes.
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  18. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice-9 View Post
    I agree that this is the toughest bracket. I have Notre Dame advancing to the Final Four -- they have a lot of experienced talent, and as we all know from last year, experienced talent wins in a tournament of unfamiliar foes.
    Notre Dame starts 5 seniors and Ben Hansborough is 23 years old. They wont fold in a big game and they wont choke in a big moment. That's not to say they wont shoot their way into an early exit, but I think ND deserves a loooong look. Their offensive efficiency is good but they are not very athletic (duh!).

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Chitowndevil View Post
    Wow, Kansas's draw is like ours last season. Sorry Mike Brey, but I don't think there's a team in this region that can play with them. Paging Ali Farokhmanesh...
    I disagree with you on both counts.

    Last year, Duke's draw was tough. Check out the Kenpom rankings from last season (http://kenpom.com/index.php?y=2010 ). Baylor was the #6 overall team (a tough Elite 8 draw). Purdue was the #16 team (a fair Sweet 16 draw). And Cal was the #15 team (a VERY tough second round draw). Duke ran the gauntlet to make it to the Final Four.

    And this year, Kansas' possible path of Illinois ---> Louisville ---> Notre Dame is very, very tough. Bill Self is not happy with this bracket. That's an emotional second-round game against his former team the Illini, who is very experienced and talented. Then Pitino's Cards and then the offensively-loaded Irish? Wow, that is rough, imo

    I would like to hear our resident Jayhawk fan chime in on this. I believe his username is crimson_and_blue or something similar. He's one of the best non-Duke fan posters on DBR.

  20. #20
    BTW, no offense to crimsonandblue, but I will be rooting passionately for Notre Dame.

    Brey is clearly the crown jewel of Coach K proteges. (At least so far; we will see if JD can turn around Stanford). And this is Brey's best chance to reach a final four.

    Notre Dame is offensively loaded and starts 5 seniors. They play beautiful motion offense, have shooters galore, have a great leader and clutch player (unfortunately, a Hansbrough, but still), and have versatile players that can switch and guard different positions.

    If ND wins a national championship, it'll be almost like Duke winning a national championship. They're our sister school and we should support them. The dream is to have Duke and ND playing on Monday Night.

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