Tag Archive: NCAA Basketball Tournament 2011

Apr 05 2011

2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2011

Well you can hardly be more wrong than I was on Sunday.  Never let it be said I’m unwilling to admit it when I am.

Sunday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Region Seed Team Record Score Region
1 Stanford 31 – 3 62 West 2 *Texas A&M 32 – 5 63 Southwest
1 Connecticut 36 – 2 63 East 2 *Notre Dame 30 – 7 72 Southeast

Now TheMomCat has expressed a preference for the Aggies while I am sticking with my Big East obsession.

This is the 24th and final entry in this year’s coverage, though I do have some meta points to make after I recover from the ordeal.

The Final

Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
2 Notre Dame 30 – 7 Southeast 2 Texas A&M 32 – 5 Southwest

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

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

If you like a more traditional bracket try this NCAA one, they also have a TV schedule.

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

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.

Apr 03 2011

2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Women’s Semi Finals

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2011

The Aggies extract their revenge.  UConn cruises.

Tuesday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 *Connecticut 36 – 1 75 2 Duke 31 – 4 40 East
1 Baylor 34 – 3 46 2 *Texas A&M 31 – 5 58 Southwest

All too easy.

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!

Notre Dame is just another Big East meeting, but they are the second best team in the Big East and it’s never an upset when a 2 seed beats a 1 seed.

What it looks like (and all the vapid emptyheaded announcers want, watch the bias or better yet turn off the sound) is that we’re going to have a Stanford/UConn rematch in the final.

Sadly I must agree since a large part of the Aggies’ motivation over Baylor was revenge, but you never know and that’s why you play the games.  Aggies would certainly be an easier matchup.

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
7:00 pm 1 Stanford 31 – 2 West 2 Texas A&M 31 – 5 Southwest
9:30 pm 1 Connecticut 36 – 1 East 2 Notre Dame 29 – 7 Southeast

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

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

If you like a more traditional bracket try this NCAA one, they also have a TV schedule.

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

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.

Mar 29 2011

Regional Finals Day 2

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2011

Tennessee is out which is the only program that compares, but Geno has a light bench they say though I don’t recall hearing about any exceptionally sucky recruiting years recently.

Conventional Wisdom also contends that they match up well against Duke and I still think that a primary motivating factor is that the men are still in it when everbody knows it’s the Lady Huskys who are the Basketball power of Connecticut.

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!

Sorry Gonzaga.  I was rooting for you.  Notre Dame is probably the second best team in The Big East.

Monday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 Tennessee 33 – 3 59 2 *Notre Dame 29 – 7 73 Southeast
1 *Stanford 31 – 2 83 11 Gonzaga 30 – 4 60 West

DePaul would have been just another Big East meeting.  It’s so much more fun to crush an opponent from the ACC.

Texas A&M has lost to Baylor 3 times so far this year-

  • 63 – 60
  • 67 – 58
  • 61 – 58 (Big 12 Finals)

On the other hand Baylor is just a two hour drive away.

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7 pm 1 Connecticut 35 – 1 2 Duke 31 – 3 East
9 pm 1 Baylor 34 – 2 2 Texas A&M 30 – 5 Southwest

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

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

If you like a more traditional bracket try this NCAA one, they also have a TV schedule.

Mar 28 2011

Regional Finals Day 1

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2011

Not a good day for underdogs.

Sunday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 *Connecticut 35 – 1 68 5 Georgetown 24 – 11 63 East
2 *Duke 31 – 3 70 3 DePaul 25 – 10 61 East
2 *Texas A&M 30 – 5 79 6 Georgia 24 – 11 38 Southwest
1 *Baylor 34 – 2 86 5 Wisconsin-Green Bay 34 – 2 76 Southwest

But I am hopeful for tonight.

Gonzaga is going to have to pull off a miracle to get past Stanford, but I sure wouldn’t mind if that happened.

Notre Dame is a better bet.  A number 2 over a number 1 is not that big an upset and Notre Dame is a good team, probably the second best in The Big East.

Besides, don’t you think Pat Summit looks tired?

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7 pm 1 Tennessee 33 – 2 2 Notre Dame 28 – 7 Southeast
9 pm 1 Stanford 31 – 2 11 Gonzaga 30 – 4 West

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

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

If you like a more traditional bracket try this NCAA one, they also have a TV schedule.

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

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.

Mar 27 2011

Round of 16 Day 2

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2011

Yesterday was a good day to be seeded.  The only underdog to advance was Gonzaga which will no doubt make mishima happy.

Saturday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 *Tennessee 33 – 2 85 4 Ohio State 23 – 10 75 Southeast
2 *Notre Dame 28 – 7 78 6 Oklahoma 23 – 12 53 Southeast
7 Louisville 22 – 13 59 11 *Gonzaga 30 – 4 76 West
1 *Stanford 31 – 2 72 5 North Carolina 26 – 9 65 West

Today we start off with the Lady Huskies whom I think will be unwilling to exit the Tournament before the Men do.

You see, they’re just a far superior program.

They play Georgetown and all The Big East Teams are tough, but they’ve beat them twice already this year and there’s no reason to expect any different.

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
Noon 1 Connecticut 34 – 1 5 Georgetown 24 – 10 East
2:30 pm 2 Duke 30 – 3 3 DePaul 25 – 9 East
4:30 pm 2 Texas A&M 29 – 5 6 Georgia 24 – 10 Southwest
7 pm 1 Baylor 33 – 2 5 Wisconsin-Green Bay 34 – 1 Southwest

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

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

If you like a more traditional bracket try this NCAA one, they also have a TV schedule.

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

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.

Mar 26 2011

Round of 16 Day 1

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2011

Tuesday (was it just Tuesday?) was a good night for underdogs.  For once it’s easier to list the favorites who advanced- Connecticut, Texas A&M, and Baylor.  That’s it.

I don’t know why they’ve scheduled Tip Off for Stanford/North Carolina at 11:30 pm, but I suspect that if I’m even awake I’ll be concentrating more on Formula One.

Tuesday’s Results

Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Score Region
1 *Connecticut 34 – 1 64 9 Purdue 21 – 12 40 East
3 Miami (Fla.) 28 – 5 83 6 *Oklahoma 23 – 11 88 Southeast
2 Xavier 29 – 3 75 7 *Louisville 22 – 12 85 West
4 Maryland 24 – 8 57 5 *Georgetown 24 – 10 79 East
3 Florida State 24 – 9 59 6 *Georgia 24 – 10 61 Southwest
4 Michigan State 27 – 6 56 5 *Wisconsin-Green Bay 34 – 1 65 Southwest
2 *Texas A&M 29 – 5 70 7 Rutgers 20 – 13 48 Southwest
1 *Baylor 33 – 2 82 9 West Virginia 24 – 10 68 Southwest

Current Matchups

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
Noon 1 Tennessee 32 – 2 4 Ohio State 23 – 9 Southeast
2:30 pm 2 Notre Dame 27 – 7 6 Oklahoma 23 – 11 Southeast
9 pm 7 Louisville 22 – 12 11 Gonzaga 29 – 4 West
11:30 pm 1 Stanford 30 – 2 5 North Carolina 26 – 8 West

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

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

If you like a more traditional bracket try this NCAA one, they also have a TV schedule.

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