Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Madness


Its that time of year again. March Madness is back! The 2011 NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament as it is officially known tips off tonight with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio. Over the next couple of days, four games will be played between the final four at-large teams and the final four automatic qualifiers to advance to the traditional 64-team bracket. It all culminates in the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on the 4th April. Until then, sit back and enjoy all the thrilling overtime games, the upsets and the cinderella stories. Anything can happen but I have decided to take my best attempt at predicting what the completed bracket will look like(all times ET):







East Regional – Newark, New Jersey

Second round
March 17–18
Third round
March 19–20
Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional finals
March 27
1 Ohio State4:40pm
16 UTSATNT
1 Ohio State
Cleveland – Fri/Sun
9 Villanova
8 George Mason2:10pm
9 VillanovaTNT
1 Ohio State
5 West Virginia
4 Kentucky2:45pm
13 PrincetonCBS
4 Kentucky
Tampa – Thu/Sat
5 West Virginia
5 West Virginia12:15pm
12 ClemsonCBS
1 Ohio State
3 Syracuse
6 Xavier7:15pm
11 MarquettetruTV
6 Xavier
Cleveland – Fri/Sun
3 Syracuse
3 Syracuse9:57pm
14 Indiana StatetruTV
3 Syracuse
2 North Carolina
7 Washington9:45pm
10 GeorgiaCBS
10 Georgia
Charlotte – Fri/Sun
2 North Carolina
2 North Carolina7:15pm
15 Long IslandCBS

West Regional – Anaheim, California

Second round
March 17–18
Third round
March 19–20
Regional semifinals
March 24
Regional finals
March 26
1 Duke3:10pm
16 HamptontruTV
1 Duke
Charlotte – Fri/Sun
9 Tennessee
8 Michigan12:40pm
9 TennesseetruTV
1 Duke
5 Arizona
4 Texas12:15pm
13 OaklandCBS
4 Texas
Tulsa – Fri/Sun
5 Arizona
5 Arizona2:45pm
12 MemphisCBS
1 Duke
3 Connecticut
3 Connecticut7:20pm
14 BucknellTNT
3 Connecticut
Washington, D.C. – Thu/Sat
11 Missouri
6 Cincinnati9:50pm
11 MissouriTNT
3 Connecticut
2 San Diego State
7 Temple2:10pm
10 Penn StateTNT :)
7Temple
Tucson – Thu/Sat
2 San Diego State
2 San Diego State4:40pm
15 Northern ColoradoTNT

Southeast Regional – New Orleans, Louisiana

Second round
March 17
Third round
March 19
Regional semifinals
March 24
Regional finals
March 26
1 Pittsburgh3:10pm
16 UNC-AshevilletruTV
1 Pittsburgh
Washington, D.C. – Thu/Sat
8 Butler
8 Butler12:40pm
9 Old DominiontruTV
1 Pittsburgh
4 Wisconsin
4 Wisconsin7:27pm
13 BelmonttruTV
4 Wisconsin
Tucson – Thu/Sat
12 Utah State
5 Kansas State9:57pm
12 Utah StatetruTV
1 Pittsburgh
2 Florida
3 BYU7:15pm
14 WoffordCBS
3 BYU
Denver – Thu/Sat
6 St. John's
6 St. John's9:45pm
11 GonzagaCBS
3 BYU
2 Florida
7 UCLA9:20pm
10 Michigan StateTBS
10 Michigan State
Tampa – Thu/Sat
2 Florida
2 Florida6:50pm
15 UC-Santa BarbaraTBS

Southwest Regional – San Antonio, Texas

Second round
March 17–18
Third round
March 19–20
Regional semifinals
March 25
Regional finals
March 27
1 Kansas6:50pm
16 Boston UniversityTBS
1 Kansas
Tulsa – Fri/Sun
9 Illinois
8 UNLV9:20pm
9 IllinoisTBS
1 Kansas
5 Vanderbilt
4 Louisville1:40pm
13 Morehead StateTBS
4 Louisville
Denver – Thu/Sat
5 Vanderbilt
5 Vanderbilt4:10pm
12 RichmondTBS
1 Kansas
3 Purdue
3 Purdue7:20pm
14 Saint Peter'sTNT
3 Purdue
Chicago – Fri/Sun
6 Georgetown
6 Georgetown9:50pm
11 VCUTNT
3 Purdue
2 Notre Dame
7 Texas A&M4:10pm
10 Florida StateTBS
10 Florida State
Chicago – Fri/Sun
2 Notre Dame
2 Notre Dame1:40pm
15 AkronTBS

Final Four – Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

National Semifinals
April 2
National Championship Game
April 4
East Champion Ohio State6:00pm or 8:30pm
West Champion ConnecticutCBS
 Ohio State9:00pm
 KansasCBS
Southeast Champion Pittsburgh6:00pm or 8:30pm
Southwest Champion KansasCBS
National Champion - Ohio State Buckeyes




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