View Full Version : NCAA Upsets begin early...

03-14-2002, 02:30 PM
Kent State just knocked off Oklahoma State !

Missouri is pounding heavily favored Miami into the ground....

03-14-2002, 04:57 PM
#12 seed Tulsa just upset #5 seed Marquette.

Florida Atlantic almost took it to Alabama. Great games so far.

Big Boy Laroux
03-14-2002, 05:34 PM
gawd. 2 for 7 on my picks so far. 2 for 8 if you count the play-in game. damn you alcorn st.! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

and i lost two sweet 16 teams.

how about the end of the marquette game. have you ever seen a worse end-of game scenario? having to jack up a three with time running out?

and davidson! blowing a wide open layup! i picked ohio st. but i would have liked to have seen davidson win.

03-14-2002, 05:51 PM
BBL- I am hurting too. My bracket looks like a war zone. 3 of 8 thus far. Stupid Pepperdine should have pulled that one out too.

03-14-2002, 06:41 PM
BBL.... and I couldn't believe Marquette wasting so damn much time. You have 13 seconds and what do they do? Run immediately to the corner and hold the ball. Yeah great offensive execution there, slick.

And right now I'm being screwed too.... I just hope Oklahoma doesn't break my heart.

Flying Tiger
03-14-2002, 07:06 PM
The Kent State game wasn't a very big upset. Many people, including myself, picked them to win because they are very hot. But another upset I picked turned out to be very very wrong. I thought that Valpo could upset Kentucky, but no such luck. They got stomped.

03-14-2002, 08:55 PM
Mavinator's bracket is out of control so far. The only pick he's gotten wrong is Marquette/Tulsa... 99th percentile baby...

03-14-2002, 08:59 PM
UNC-Wilmington is kicking the crap out of USC.

my bracket will look like total crap if that happens.

03-14-2002, 09:02 PM
I did get the Missouri upset right.

03-14-2002, 09:34 PM
Holy Cross is playing 5 on 8 tonight...these refs just don't get it....Holy Crap! That moron ref has called at least three phantom calls. Let these kids play. If Holy Cross would have won it would have screwed up my bracket big time, but damn....5 on 8 just sucks!

03-14-2002, 09:41 PM
HOLY GOD! What does Holy Cross have to do to get a damn call?

03-14-2002, 10:28 PM
North Carloina Wilmington just upset Southern Cal.


03-15-2002, 12:06 AM
All in all a great opening day for the Tourney. Good upsets and except for a few blowouts...extremely enjoyable and competitive games. The comittee did a good job this year.

03-15-2002, 12:18 AM
Holy Cross got the wind taken out of it's sails by favoritism officiating.

Big Boy Laroux
03-15-2002, 10:52 AM
all i can say is i saw two of the best plays of my life in the USC-UNCW game...

that dunk! are you kidding me?!?!?! on THREE people! i still can't fathom how awesome that was.

and then clancy's block (TWO-HANDED!) on the next dunk attempt.

wel, my bracket is screwed. gonzaga... ouch.

03-15-2002, 11:23 AM
yeah i had gonzaga going to the elite eight.


03-15-2002, 02:59 PM
creighton over florida in double OT 83-82

Big Boy Laroux
03-15-2002, 03:03 PM

Taylor with EIGHT threes... damn! this tourney is nuts!

03-15-2002, 03:32 PM
That was awsome. I can't believe they won in double OT. With a couple guys fouled out no less.

03-15-2002, 03:47 PM
We interupt this message board for a statement of the most obvious.

Nobody in the world will have a perfect bracket this year.

*Note to Joe Joe*
Please don't waste your time posting about your perfect bracket. Thank you.

We now return to our regular schedule of posting.

03-15-2002, 03:57 PM
The Creighton-Florida game would'nt have been that close if 2 of Creighton's starting 5 had'nt fouled out.

Still though, great game....Taylor had 28 all in the second half....

Xavier is getting schooled by Hawaii right now.....

03-15-2002, 04:16 PM
i don't have any incorrect picks on my bracket yet

03-15-2002, 04:41 PM
ok murph

03-15-2002, 04:59 PM
Damn- I still got the vast majority of my first round picks right, but Florida losing that game REALLY kicks my ass. I had them going pretty darn far...

03-15-2002, 05:15 PM
If Oklahoma wins the title.... I should get some money... so let's hope Sampson doesn't f*ck it up. i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

And this is a wild year....

Big Boy Laroux
03-15-2002, 06:06 PM
the only bracket that will be right this year will be some lab ape out at UC berkley.

"ok, joe joe, pick a team"

"grunt, grunt" (points to creighton randomly)

"good job, joe joe, now on to the round of 32..."

it's that or some chick that picks the teams because their colors go well together or thier mascot is cute... i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

03-15-2002, 06:21 PM
actually, i don't have any incorrect picks yet..
for the first time in a decade, i'm not involved in any betting involving the tournament.

didn't even fill out a bracket..too much going on trying to find a new job, working 50 hours a week..and following the rangers and mavs..

Big Boy Laroux
03-15-2002, 06:37 PM
i never bet... i did that thing on espn, and i always have one against my dad and brother, but it's never for money. only gambling i do is blackjack.

i hate to have the feeling of "i could lose money" when watching a game.

03-15-2002, 06:52 PM
he's not from that area bbl, he's from new york, isn't he?

03-15-2002, 06:53 PM
<< only gambling i do is blackjack. >>

In Shreveport? Or Vegas?

Both have good points....

Big Boy Laroux
03-15-2002, 07:15 PM
ha ha... i didn't mean that Joe Joe... i was just choosing a random monkey name. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

and most of the gambling i do is in tunica, MS, just south of memphis.

03-17-2002, 06:09 PM
Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo.

Isn't this that old Chevy Chase line from Caddyshack?

great line!

03-17-2002, 07:34 PM
The upsets as of today 3-17-02....

UNC-Wilmington over USC, Kent State over Okla State, Kent State over Alabama, Missouri over Miami, Missouri over Ohio State, Wyoming over Gonzaga, Sienna over Alcorn State, Tulsa over Marquette, So. Illinois over Texas Tech, So. Illinois over Georgia, Creighton over Florida, and Texas over Mississippi.

12 upsets in the two rounds...

3 cinderella's in the Sweet 16 (Kent State, S. Illinois &amp; Mizzou)

Tons of viewing enjoyment. I'm on an NCAA high!

03-17-2002, 07:46 PM
The first 4 days of the NCAA is terrific. My pool is screwed unless Arizona, and Illinois make a lot of noise.

If anyone gets the time look at the fantasy pool being done at ESPN. Some guy/lady has 15/16 teams in the sweet 16 correct.

Big Boy Laroux
03-18-2002, 09:48 AM
it's from fletch. but yep. chevy chase.

and my west bracket is screwed to hell. i'm just rooting for upsets now.