2019 MARCH MADNESS PICK SHEETS , UPDATES AND OCCASIONAL OPINION

WELCOME TO YOUR 2019 NCAA TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS

VIRGINIA YOUR 2019 NCAA CHAMPION.  WITH OT VICTORY.   VIRGINIA 85  TEXAS TECH 77

I am not sure how many years we have been doing this BUT counting pre blog days… It has been 28 years.  Most of those have been over the internet

For all the Auburn fans and MEDIA PEOPLE who call that last foul as QUESTIONABLE (?)   Let  me tell you  THERE WAS NO QUESTION to it.  IT was definitely a foul !!  The defender JUMPED into the shooter.  That is a foul all day long. 

As to the missed double dribble call.   THAT was just that a missed call in a crucial game; at a crucial time.  But it is one of those things I didn’t pick it up until the replay.  The commentators, and most anyone would miss it.   Unfortunate?  YES.  But that game was  moving at a quick pace.  Think of all the rules a referee has to look for.  Take that times 10 athletes.  I am sure the officials were looking more for contact,  than a rare ball handling miscue.  After all remember the rules have changed so much over the years.  They let them get by with palming the ball, (turning the ball over in their hands,  OFFENSIVE can legally GOAL TEND,  but Defense is not allowed to defend in like manner. THEY call it DUNKING THE BALL.  Any time the hand is in the imaginary circle immediately above the rim THAT IS GOAL TENDING.  They rarely call travel, and I can’t count the times i have seen this violation,  (it also occurs when one palms the ball).  They are getting better about watching the three second lane violation; but it still happens.  I saw one instance of kicking the ball not called.  Because apparently they changed that rule also.  Time was any time the ball hit your foot it was kicking the ball.  Apparently now it has to be deemed INTENTIONAL.

Basketball used to be a no contact sport.  Not so much anymore

National Championship  Minneapolis  April 8 CBS

Virginia Vs  Texas Tech  20:30

This is where you can print your “OFFICE POOL” Bracket, Check the scores, etc.

Yes I will have “MY PICKS” so you can compare your picks to mine. (And Laugh or Cry)I will have A “MASTER BRACKET”,  “WHAT IF YOU CHOSE THE HIGH PICKS”  for each game.  Yes I will have MY PICKS.

.An “UPSET” will be RED on “ALL HIGH PICKS”  Bracket.  GREEN indicate HIGH SEED Win

What is a seed?  Merely a starting place.  Although unlikely, IT is possible for two 16 seeds to meet in the final game.  Would lets say Michigan St  were to be seeded as a number 16.  They would still have  to win all games to be CHAMPION !

SEEDING attempts to give a more favored team an easier path to the CHAMPIONSHIP.  Seeding should lead to  the best 2 teams playing in the final game.  However there  is always that upset minded team;  or  the chance that the favored team has a bad game, a stand out player is sick or injured.

To  print BRACKET:  HOVER OVER SHEET.  You will see a window at bottom with an arrow pointing down (second from right).  Click this button.  It will open a new window with the bracket then click the printer icon or go to file,  and PRINT.

TO Enlarge each sheet: Hover over and select the square on the far bottom RIGHT.  To return to PAGE  Repeat.

MASTER BRACKET

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ALL HIGH PICKS

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MY PICKS

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FIRST FOUR

03/19/19 DAYTON, OHIO
 
1 Fairleigh Dickenson 20-13 82 3 Belmont 27-5 81
  FDU   BELMONT
2 Prairie View  22-12  76 4 Temple 23-9 70
 
  13/20/20
 
5 N.C Central 18-15 74 7 Arizona St 22-10 75
  NC CENTRAL   AZ STATE
6 N. Dakota St 12-18 78 8 St. John’s 21-12
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