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theman.themyth.thelegend
03-15-2010, 08:55 AM
Considering we were seeded 2 spots higher than the Gaels, you'd think the Zags would receive a slightly easier pathway to S16 or at the very least, better match-ups. However, on second glance...

1st Round:

SMC vs Richmond(26-8 record & 3rd place in A-10)

GU vs Florida St (26-9 record & 3rd place in ACC)

Potential 2nd Round:

SMC vs Villanova(4th place in Big East)

GU vs Syracuse(1st place in Big East)

Which match-ups/pathway are better in your opinion: #8 GU or our WCC Brethren, #10 St. Marys?

cbbfanatic
03-15-2010, 09:02 AM
7/10s usually have a better potential path to the sweet 16.

people are really high on richmond though, and fsu was kind of under the radar in a weak acc, so smc might have the tougher opening round game.

curious to see what onuaku's status will be for a 2nd round game. when he went down, he was in serious pain, and yelled "it popped" -- that usually doesnt refer to a quad injury...

U Zig, I Zag
03-15-2010, 09:26 AM
I think we got the better first round draw. FSU is BCS and a little under the radar this year. We play 'up' better than 'down' in my opinion. The challenge is a benefit. I am not going to even worry about Cuse. Just win one game at a time.

SMC is pretty high on themselves right now, something on thier board right now about us being an 8 seed, ha ha ha, etc. Which doesn't say much about SMC, considering their best win was against a broken down GU team. Anyway. I know that people are high on Richmond and they are a popular pick. I would say that overall SMC's path is 'easier' but I don't see them winning on Friday anyway - so it might not matter.

zagzilla
03-15-2010, 10:04 AM
I'd trade with SMC. Spiders not in the same league as the 'Noles. Same for 'Nova and 'Cuse.

As usual no love from committee for Zags. We brought it on ourselves but looks like we got dropped a seed line since Clemson. Louisville couldn't play 'cuse so early in the draw.

Having said I am having a hard time understanding Richmond got OUR 7 seed given the profile of the 2 teams.

Go Zags

ZZ

ZagLawGrad
03-15-2010, 10:18 AM
SMC got the better draw.

sdzag
03-15-2010, 10:25 AM
http://www.arkpestcontrolservices.com/images/spider-main_Full.jpg vshttp://ushistoryimages.com/images/seminole-indians/fullsize/seminole-indians-2.jpg

Wife pick logic. A seminole can just step on a spider. Seminoles are the harder match up.

Robzagnut
03-15-2010, 10:51 AM
GU got the better draw.

They're going to have to play a #1 eventually and Syracuse is by far the best match up of the #1 seeds for the Zags. Especially, now that the word is out that their starting center will miss this weekend's games.

skan72
03-15-2010, 11:16 AM
GU got the better draw.

They're going to have to play a #1 eventually and Syracuse is by far the best match up of the #1 seeds for the Zags. Especially, now that the word is out that their starting center will miss this weekend's games.

+1

malmer7
03-15-2010, 11:24 AM
http://www.arkpestcontrolservices.com/images/spider-main_Full.jpg vshttp://ushistoryimages.com/images/seminole-indians/fullsize/seminole-indians-2.jpg

Wife pick logic. A seminole can just step on a spider. Seminoles are the harder match up.

lol, what? your wife picks by mascot too"??
i'm okay with it, 'til she beats me every third year

webspinnre
03-15-2010, 12:19 PM
lol, what? your wife picks by mascot too"??
i'm okay with it, 'til she beats me every third year

Only 1 in 3? I'm lucky if I win 1 out of 3. My wife won last year and '07.

NovaZag
03-15-2010, 12:19 PM
I think our first round matchup is slightly better-- not so much in the 2nd round.