View Full Version : Bracket Predictor (TM) says Zags are the ####

03-13-2009, 10:06 PM
Paraphrasing, of course


... Using the stats above (replacing the unavailable defensive rebound percentage with defensive rebounds) and Lunardi's seedings, I played the games on Bracket Predictor. Each team matched up against the other six in the now-or-never group. For example, UCLA played Gonzaga, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pitt and UConn, and so on.

Here's how each team did:

• Pitt (6-0): Beat UNC, Gonzaga, Louisville, UConn, UCLA, Oklahoma.

• UNC (5-1): Beat Louisville, Gonzaga, UConn, UCLA, Oklahoma; Lost to Pitt.

• UConn (4-2): Beat Louisville, UCLA, Gonzaga, Oklahoma; Lost to UNC, Pitt.

• Gonzaga (3-3): Beat UCLA, Oklahoma, Louisville; Lost to UNC, UConn, Pitt.

• Oklahoma (2-4): Beat Louisville, UCLA; Lost to Gonzaga, Pitt, UNC, UConn.

• Louisville (1-5): Beat UCLA; Lost to UNC, Pitt, UConn, Gonzaga, Oklahoma.

• UCLA (0-6): Lost to Gonzaga, UNC, UConn, Louisville, Pitt, Oklahoma.

The surprise is that Gonzaga, which Lunardi has as no higher than a 4 seed, fares better in the now-or-never bracket than Oklahoma or Louisville, both probable 2 seeds. But, clearly, Pitt is the class of this group. And that makes it the class of the NCAA.

03-13-2009, 10:21 PM
I agree with the wins to UCLA, Oklahoma, and Louisville on MOST nights, but UCONN is an any given night type of thing. UNC and Pitt would require a stellar game on our part.

03-14-2009, 03:36 AM
don't agree with the louisville results...i think they are a memphis type team that we would struggle with...earl clark and t.williams would wreak havoc. bouldin and daye would both get neutralized...those two are longer and even more freakishly athletic than memphis. only hope is, ala memphis, the cardinal offense is inconsistent.

03-14-2009, 05:47 AM

Sorry, couldn't resist.

03-14-2009, 06:08 AM
[QUOTE=WallaWallaZag;400057]don't agree with the louisville results...i think they are a memphis type team that we would struggle with...QUOTE]

I think Louisville is more dangerous than many of the teams I have seen this year.

03-14-2009, 10:01 AM
Paraphrasing, of course


Great numbers. The more you look at the Zags, the more potential they appear to have.