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Monday, March 14, 2005

Bracketology 201: The XBox Never Lies...

I dusted off ESPN College Hoops 2K5 out of the mothballs (unfortunately not as good a game as 2K4) and decided to enter the tournament brackets to see what we could possibly expect. Here's what I found:

-- Oakland won the play-in game and subsequently lost to North Carolina by 26.

-- First Round "upsets: Ohio (13) def. Florida (4); N.C. State (10) def. Charlotte (7); Miss. St. (9) def. Stanford (8); Nevada (9) def. Texas (8); Pennsylvania (13) def. Boston College (4); Pittsburgh (9) def. Pacific (8); La-Lafayette (13) def. Louisville (4); Geo. Washington (12) def. Ga. Tech (5). (Sidenote: Syracuse (4) def. Vermont, 83-82)

-- First Top Seed Out: Duke loses 84-67 to Mississippi St. in the second round.

-- Double-Digit Seed in Sweet 16: George Washington (12)

-- Sweet Sixteen: Syracuse -- North Carolina (1), UConn (2), Kansas (3) Villanova (5)
Austin -- Syracuse (4), Utah (6) Cincinnati (7), Miss. St. (9);
Chicago -- Illinois (1), Oklahoma St. (2), Arizona (3), Alabama (5);
Albuquerque -- Washington (1), Wake Forest (2), Texas Tech (6), George Washington (12).

Syracuse Region:
North Carolina def. Villanova, 105-85
Kansas def. Connecticut, 80-57

Chicago Region:
Alabama def. Illinois, 86-78
Oklahoma St. def. Arizona, 72-70

Austin Region:
Mississippi St. def. Syracuse, 81-79
Cincinnati def. Utah, 101-72

Albuquerque Region:
George Washington def. Washington, 72-61
Wake Forest def. Texas Tech, 91-72.

-- Elite Eight Results:
Syracuse -- North Carolina (1) def. Kansas (3), 92-83
Chicago -- Oklahoma St. (2) def. Alabama (5), 69-67
Austin -- Mississippi St. (9) def. Cincinnati (7), 82-76
Albuquerque -- Wake Forest (2) def. Geo. Washington (12), 74-66

-- The Final Four:

North Carolina (1) def. Wake Forest (2), 92-60
Oklahoma St. (2) def. Mississippi St. (9), 79-76.

AND THE WINNER IS:

Oklahoma St. 87
North Carolina 83.

MVP: Joey Graham, Oklahoma St.

Enjoy.

Posted by TPrincess 4:05 PM ||
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