Tag Archive: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 2011

Apr 05 2011

2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

No upsets.

Saturday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Region Seed Team Record Score Region
8 *Butler 27 – 9 70 Southeast 11 Virginia Commonwealth 28 – 12 62 Southwest
3 *Connecticut 33 – 9 56 West 4 Kentucky 35 – 9 55 East

So this is it.  If you like rooting for the underdog Butler is your pick (BTW Dad- Indianapolis, Indiana).  Their Bulldog mascot got a special pass from the NCAA to be at tonight’s game and the Husky didn’t (I don’t even think they have a real live Husky mascot, it’s not like ‘Handsome Dan’ or ‘Lassie’ so it’s really no big deal).

On the other hand Connecticut has little enough to be proud about unless you think taking a piece of wood and selling it as Nutmeg is cool.  Or the Slave Trade and Cotton Gin.  Or Sewing Machine Sweat Shops.  Or Guns.

I do think the Connecticut Compromise was a good idea even though the Senate has become disfunctional.  It’s their own damn fault, there is no Constitutional basis for the filibuster other than allowing each house to set its own rules.

So I’ll be rooting for the team with the deeply stupid fight song again-

UConn Huskies

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go. (go. go. go)

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go--go--go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-C-U-T

Connecticut, Conneticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

The Final

Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
3 Connecticut 33 – 9 West 8 Butler 27 – 9 Southeast

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Apr 02 2011

2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Men’s Semi Finals

Sunday was a great day for upsets.  As a matter of fact not a single #1 seed is left in it and the highest seed is Connecticut at a 3.  Of course your Cinderella story is Virginia Commonwealth which played it’s way in and has won 4 games since then.

Sunday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 Kansas 37 – 3 61 11 *Virginia Commonwealth 28 – 11 71 Southwest
2 North Carolina 30 – 8 69 4 *Kentucky 35 – 8 76 East

Tonight we’ll see all 4 men’s teams.  I’ll of course be rooting for the representative from The Big East, the one with the deeply stupid fight song-

UConn Huskies

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go. (go. go. go)

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go--go--go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-C-U-T

Connecticut, Conneticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

We’ll start out with the matchup of the underdogs, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth.  Though Commonwealth out Cinderella’s Butler this year, Butler is no favorite and was last year’s shocker going down in the finals to Duke by a mere 2 points.

As for Connecticut it’s never a shock when a 4 takes out a 3 but I think they match up well against Kentucky and despite what the idiot commentators say The Big East is the deepest, toughest conference in College Basketball and has been for years.

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
6:09 pm 8 Butler 26 – 9 Southeast 11 Virginia Commonwealth 28 – 11 Southwest
8:49 pm 3 Connecticut 32 – 9 West 4 Kentucky 35 – 8 East

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Mar 27 2011

Regional Finals Day 2

Only the one upset thank goodness.

Yesterday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
2 Florida 31 – 8 71 8 *Butler 26 – 9 74 Southeast
3 *Connecticut 32 – 9 65 5 Arizona 31 – 8 63 West

I’m kind of hoping Virginia Commonwealth does me a favor and drops Kansas, but that would be quite an upset indeed.

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
2:20 pm 1 Kansas 37 – 2 11 Virginia Commonwealth 27 – 11 Southwest
5:05 pm 2 North Carolina 30 – 7 4 Kentucky 34 – 8 East

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Mar 26 2011

Regional Finals Day 1

Another good good night for the underdogs, 2 out of 4 including Virginia Commonwealth over Florida State (take that Armando).  Don’t complain to me about how they busted your brackets, I root, I don’t pool.

Last Night’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
2 *North Carolina 30 – 7 81 11 Marquette 23 – 15 63 East
1 *Kansas 37 – 2 77 12 Richmond 29 – 8 57 Southwest
1 Ohio St. 35 – 3 60 4 *Kentucky 34 – 8 62 East
10 Florida St. 25 – 11 71 11 *Virginia Commonwealth 27 – 11 72 Southwest

I’m not going to bother with Network anymore since all the remaining games are on CBS (I’m pretty sure, one is unlabeled).  I suppose it’s unnecessary to mention I’ll be rooting for UConn since they’re the only team from The Big East left in it.

UConn Huskies

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go. (go. go. go)

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go--go--go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-C-U-T

Connecticut, Conneticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

Deeply stupid.

I’ll probably bump the ladies for the night games and I’m hopeful I’ll have a Formula One piece for midnight (Qualifying repeat, followed by the Australian Grand Prix at 1:30 am on Speed).

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
4:30 2 Florida 31 – 7 8 Butler 25 – 9 Southeast
7:05 3 Connecticut 31 – 9 5 Arizona 31 – 7 West

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Mar 25 2011

Round of 16 Part 2

A good night for the underdogs, 3 out of 4.  Don’t complain to me about how they busted your brackets, I root, I don’t pool.

I plan on keeping the Men’s and Women’s tournaments separate and if I’m up to it there is Formula One Qualifying in Australia at 2 am (repeated midnight on Sunday with the race itself to follow at 2 am).

Who says we’re a political blog?

Last Night’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
2 San Diego St. 35 – 3 67 3 *Connecticut 31 – 9 74 West
2 *Florida 31 – 7 83 3 BYU 34 – 5 74 Southeast
1 Duke 34 – 5 77 5 *Arizona 31 – 7 93 West
4 Wisconsin 26 – 9 54 8 *Butler 25 – 9 61 Southeast

Armando is convinced that there is no way Virginia Commonwealth can stand up against Florida State, but it’s just a 10 seed against an 11 and I don’t see any reason they shouldn’t stay lucky.

Did I mention I’m rooting for Richmond?

Current Matchups

Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7:15 CBS 2 North Carolina 29 – 7 11 Marquette 23 – 14 East
7:27 TBS 1 Kansas 36 – 2 12 Richmond 29 – 7 Southwest
9:45 CBS 1 Ohio St. 35 – 2 4 Kentucky 33 – 8 East
9:57 TBS 10 Florida St. 25 – 10 11 Virginia Commonwealth 26 – 11 Southwest

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Mar 24 2011

Round of 16 Part 1

When last we listened to men in squeeky shoes it was a night of upsets with half the contests going against the seeded teams.  The severe underdog triumphs were Virginia Commonwealth, Marquette, and Florida State but Arizona also won against form.

Sunday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
2 *North Carolina 29 – 7 86 7 Washington 25 – 11 83 East
1 *Duke 34 – 4 73 8 Michigan 21 – 14 71 West
1 *Ohio St. 35 – 2 98 8 George Mason 29 – 6 66 East
4 Texas 29 – 8 69 5 *Arizona 30 – 7 70 West
3 Purdue 27 – 8 76 11 *Virginia Commonwealth 26 – 11 94 Southwest
3 Syracuse 27 – 8 62 11 *Marquette 23 – 14 66 East
1 *Kansas 36 – 2 73 9 Illinois 23 – 14 59 Southwest
2 Notre Dame 29 – 7 57 10 *Florida St. 25 – 10 71 Southwest

Ah, it seems like yesterday but it was actually the day before that and it was women.  As I said before it’s time to root for those you hate less, not many underdogs today except for Butler and Arizona.

UConn Huskies

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go. (go. go. go)

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go--go--go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-C-U-T

Connecticut, Conneticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

As the top Google Blogger reports, the lyrics are “deeply stupid” and it’s hard to admit that as a member of the Marching Band I was required to memorize them and sing them a cappella at each home game.

Of course I was heavily medicated at the time.

Current Matchups

Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7:15 pm CBS 2 San Diego St. 35 – 2 3 Connecticut 30 – 9 West
7:27 pm TBS 2 Florida 30 – 7 3 BYU 34 – 4 Southeast
9:45 pm CBS 1 Duke 34 – 4 5 Arizona 30 – 7 West
9:57 pm TBS 4 Wisconsin 26 – 8 8 Butler 24 – 9 Southeast

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Mar 20 2011

Round of 32 Day 2

It may seem like there were a lot of upsets yesterday, but really not so much.  Outside of Pittsburg every single seeded team won.

Keep that in mind as you listen to the gas bags bloviate.  The only group of “so called” journalists even more captured by cronyism, access, ignorance, and laziness than our DC Villager Idiots are sports reporters, a bunch of brain damaged ex-jocks trading on their faded fame and wannabees with even less talent than that.

Did I mention I’m rooting for Illinois?

Yesterday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
4 *Kentucky 33 – 8 71 5 West Virginia 21 – 12 63 East
2 *Florida 30 – 7 73 7 UCLA 22 – 11 65 Southeast
12 *Richmond 29 – 7 65 13 Morehead St. 25 – 10 48 Southwest
2 *San Diego St. 35 – 2 71 7 Temple 26 – 8 64 West
1 Pittsburgh 30 – 5 71 8 *Butler 24 – 9 70 Southeast
3 *BYU 34 – 4 89 11 Gonzaga 28 – 8 67 Southeast
4 *Wisconsin 26 – 8 70 5 Kansas St. 25 – 11 65 Southeast
3 *Connecticut 30 – 9 69 6 Cincinnati 28 – 9 58 West

Today’s Matchups

Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
12:15 pm CBS 2 North Carolina 28 – 7 7 Washington 25 – 10 East
2:45 pm CBS 1 Duke 33 – 4 8 Michigan 21 – 13 West
5:15 pm CBS 1 Ohio St. 34 – 2 8 George Mason 29 – 5 East
6:10 pm TNT 4 Texas 29 – 7 5 Arizona 29 – 7 West
7:10 pm TBS 3 Purdue 27 – 7 11 Virginia Commonwealth 25 – 11 Southwest
7:45 pm True 3 Syracuse 27 – 7 11 Marquette 22 – 14 East
8:40 pm TNT 1 Kansas 35 – 2 9 Illinois 23 – 13 Southwest
9:40 pm TBS 2 Notre Dame 29 – 6 10 Florida St. 24 – 10 Southwest

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Mar 19 2011

Round of 32 Day 1

It seems longer than it is.  Only 8 games today and 8 tomorrow.  I mentioned yesterday that we’ll be losing one of our Cinderellas today for sure.  Of course one will advance for sure too.

Yesterday afternoon we added Florida State and last night another 3 (though a 9 over an 8 hardly counts), but the ones I was most rooting for, Long Island and Boston University, didn’t come through.  At least the announcers made a pretense of rooting for Long Island.  The Kansas shills on TBS celebrated their bias with a shamelessness that would make the Yankees blush.

Fuck you assholes!  I hope Kansas goes down in flames as soon as possible.  The more humiliating the defeat the better.

Yesterday Evening’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 *Kansas 35 – 2 72 16 Boston U. 21 – 14 53 Southwest
2 *North Carolina 28 – 7 101 15 Long Island 27 – 6 87 East
3 *Purdue 27 – 7 65 14 St. Peter’s 20 – 13 43 Southwest
6 Xavier 25 – 9 55 11 *Marquette 22 – 14 66 East
8 UNLV 26 – 9 62 9 *Illinois 23 – 13 73 Southwest
7 *Washington 25 – 10 68 10 Georgia 22 – 12 65 East
6 Georgetown 21 – 11 56 11 *Virginia Commonwealth 25 – 11 74 Southwest
3 *Syracuse 27 – 7 77 14 Indiana St. 22 – 14 60 East

Today’s Matchups

Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
12:15 pm CBS 4 Kentucky 32 – 8 5 West Virginia 21 – 11 East
3:00 pm CBS 2 Florida 29 – 7 7 UCLA 22 – 10 Southeast
5:15 pm CBS 12 Richmond 28 – 7 13 Morehead St. 25 – 9 Southwest
6:10 pm TNT 2 San Diego St. 34 – 2 7 Temple 26 – 7 West
7:10 pm TBS 1 Pittsburgh 30 – 5 8 Butler 24 – 9 Southeast
8:05 pm CBS 3 BYU 33 – 4 11 Gonzaga 28 – 7 Southeast
8:55 pm TNT 4 Wisconsin 25 – 8 5 Kansas St. 25 – 10 Southeast
9:55 pm TBS 3 Connecticut 29 – 9 6 Cincinnati 28 – 8 West

Follow the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on The Stars Hollow Gazette.

If you don’t like squeeky shoes you can look for alternate programming here-

For a more traditional bracket try CBS Sports.  My Master Bracket Schedule is still good for today.

Mar 18 2011

Round of 64 Day 2 Evening

Maybe Boston University will shock Kansas but I somehow doubt it.  Other than that I’m just killing time until Syracuse tips off at 10 pm.

Go Orange.

This afternoon CBS let Barack’s little Libya speech crush the end of an exciting Texas/Oakland finish and the begining of the Villanova/George Mason game.  Must not have been part of his bracket.  Thanks for nothing you elite failures.

This Afternoon’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
4 *Texas 29 – 7 81 13 Oakland 26 – 10 85 West
8 *Michigan 21 – 13 75 9 Tennessee 20 – 16 45 West
2 *Notre Dame 29 – 6 69 15 Akron 24 – 13 56 Southwest
8 *George Mason 29 – 5 61 9 Villanova 22 – 12 57 East
5 *Arizona 29 – 7 77 12 Memphis 27 – 10 75 West
1 *Duke 33 – 4 87 16 Hampton 24 – 9 45 West
7 Texas A&M 25 – 9 50 10 *Florida St. 24 – 10 57 Southwest
1 *Ohio St. 34 – 2 75 16 UT-San Antonio 19 – 14 46 East

Current Matchups

Date Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
3/18 6:50 pm TBS 1 Kansas 34 – 2 16 Boston U. 21 – 13 Southwest
3/18 7:15 pm CBS 2 North Carolina 27 – 7 15 Long Island 27 – 5 East
3/18 7:20 pm TNT 3 Purdue 27 – 7 14 St. Peter’s 20 – 13 Southwest
3/18 7:27 pm True 6 Xavier 25 – 8 11 Marquette 21 – 14 East
3/18 9:20 pm TBS 8 UNLV 26 – 8 9 Illinois 21 – 13 Southwest
3/18 9:45 pm CBS 7 Washington 24 – 10 10 Georgia 22 – 11 East
3/18 9:50 pm TNT 6 Georgetown 21 – 10 11 Virginia Commonwealth 24 – 11 Southwest
3/18 9:57 pm True 3 Syracuse 26 – 7 14 Indiana St. 22 – 13 East

Follow the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on The Stars Hollow Gazette.

If you don’t like squeeky shoes you can look for alternate programming here-

For a more traditional bracket try CBS Sports.  My Master Bracket Schedule is still good for today.

Mar 18 2011

Round of 64 Day 2 Afternoon

I’m not going to be paying as much attention to the games today because I need the time to set up tomorrow’s master schedule and check out what’s happening on the lady’s side.

Some observations on yesterday’s action-

There are only 3 upsets so far, Moorehead, Richmond, and Gonzaga (which always seems to be a Cinderella).  Since Morehead and Richmond face off tomorrow, depending on what happens today those Cinderella brackets are looking pretty busted.

Princeton and Michigan State played tough and deserve some credit for that.  UConn had a larger margin than Florida (by 1) and played a higher seed.  In your face Armando.

The Round of 64  has been, well…, frantic, The Round of 32 seems much more relaxed.  While coverage starts at 12:15 pm and final Tip Off (Connecticut/Cincinnati) is at 9:55 pm, you’ll only be flipping channels in Prime Time.

Of this group of games the only one I’m moderately interested in is Michigan because of my Big Chill connection.  For the most part you’ll have to make your own fun.  (Update: On closer examination I must admit some affection for the Villanova Ballhogs because of their prominent mention in Bored of the Rings.

Yesterday Evening’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
2 *Florida 29 – 7 79 10 UC Santa Barbara 19 – 14 51 Southeast
3 *BYU 33 – 4 74 14 Wofford 21 – 13 68 Southeast
3 *Connecticut 29 – 9 81 14 Bucknell 25 – 9 52 West
4 *Wisconsin 25 – 8 72 13 Belmont 30 – 5 58 Southeast
7 *UCLA 22 – 10 78 10 Michigan St. 21 – 15 76 Southeast
6 St. John’s 22 – 12 71 11 *Gonzaga 28 – 7 86 Southeast
6 *Cincinnati 28 – 8 78 11 Missouri 25 – 11 63 West
5 *Kansas St. 25 – 10 73 12 Utah St. 35 – 4 68 Southeast

Current Matchups

Date Time Network Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
3/18 12:15 pm CBS 4 Texas 28 – 7 13 Oakland 26 – 9 West
3/18 12:40 pm True 8 Michigan 20 – 13 9 Tennessee 20 – 15 West
3/18 1:40 pm TBS 2 Notre Dame 28 – 6 15 Akron 24 – 12 Southwest
3/18 2:10 pm TNT 8 George Mason 28 – 5 9 Villanova 22 – 11 East
3/18 2:45 pm CBS 5 Arizona 28 – 7 12 Memphis 27 – 9 West
3/18 3:10 pm True 1 Duke 32 – 4 16 Hampton 24 – 8 West
3/18 4:10 pm TBS 7 Texas A&M 25 – 8 10 Florida St. 23 – 10 Southwest
3/18 4:40 pm TNT 1 Ohio St. 33 – 2 16 UT-San Antonio 19 – 13 East

Follow the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on The Stars Hollow Gazette.

If you don’t like squeeky shoes you can look for alternate programming here-

For a more traditional bracket try CBS Sports.  My Master Bracket Schedule is still good for today.

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