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#1018078 - Tue Oct 29 2013 07:10 AM Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball
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NCAA Basketball
2013-2014


Midnight Madness has come and gone once again, and we are inching closer to the NCAA basketball season.
This is the second iteration of our NCAA basktball comp, and here are the rules:

1. One point per tip
2. Deadline will be midnight Friday FT time with a short grace period of 2-3 hours, except for week 1 which will be midnight Thursday (with grace period). Late tips get a 1-point deduction.
3. Default tips are road teams, or those listed first for neutral-site games.
4. Late starters will enter at the lowest score at that time, and after 4 weeks of not tipping you will be considered inactive.
5. End-of-season tiebreakers are HOF v. WS differential; then HOFs; then bonus points.
- This comp is separate from the March Madness comp

Bonus Points
1. One point for solo picks or one of two
2. One point for picking 13+/15
3. Ineligible for bonus points if tipper picks all home teams or all but one
-The team listed second is considered the 'home' team, even for neutral-site games.


Edited by illiniman14 (Tue Dec 03 2013 05:56 PM)

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#1018079 - Tue Oct 29 2013 07:11 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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Edited by gtho4 (Mon Dec 16 2013 01:36 PM)

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#1018095 - Tue Oct 29 2013 07:27 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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I'll be back for this one.
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#1018105 - Tue Oct 29 2013 10:25 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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I'm in

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#1018179 - Tue Oct 29 2013 07:54 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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I'm in, too. When does it start?
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#1018181 - Tue Oct 29 2013 09:15 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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Next Friday - tipping threads will be prepared shortly

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#1018182 - Tue Oct 29 2013 09:19 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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#1018349 - Wed Oct 30 2013 07:32 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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#1019490 - Wed Nov 06 2013 01:34 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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add one more to the list

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#1020144 - Sun Nov 10 2013 12:16 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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NCAA Basketball
Week 1
2013-2014





12 of 12 players lodged tips:


73-82
55-79
75-86
77-78
82-75
77-111
62-81
78-82 (OT)
55-88
73-76
59-75
96-58
65-78
48-70
50-89

6
7
10
10
3
11
10
8
12
9
10
9
6
11
11


Alabama at Oklahoma
Florida-Gulf Coast at Nebraska
St. John’s at Wisconsin
Maryland at Connecticut
Oregon at Georgetown
Davidson at Duke
Lehigh at Minnesota
Boston College at Providence
Savannah St. at Pittsburgh
Mercer at Texas
Lafayette at Villanova
VCU at Illinois State
Southern California at Utah State
College of Charleston at Louisville
Morgan State at Ohio State



dg_dave wwe84
BxBarracuda ozzz2002
George95 illiniman14 ozzz2002
wwe84
gtho4 themonarch

Everyone
gtho4 themonarch wwe84
ozzz2002 wwe84
paper_aero ozzz2002 wwe84

wwe84
wwe84

133



Tipping Comp Standings



position points
----- ----- ------------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
----- ----- -----------hf ws
1 X 1-1 N-Bomb 00 14 14 1 0 0
1 X 1-1 George95 b 00 13 14 0 0 1
1 X 1-1 Sypher b 00 13 14 0 0 1
1 X 1-1 illiniman14 b 00 13 14 0 0 1
5 X 5-5 BxBarracuda 00 11 11 0 0 0
5 X 5-5 dg_dave 00 11 11 0 0 0
5 X 5-5 gtho4 00 11 11 0 0 0
5 X 5-5 Howie72 00 11 11 0 0 0
5 X 5-5 paper_aero 00 11 11 0 0 0
10 XX 10-10 ozzz2002 00 10 10 0 0 0
10 XX 10-10 themonarch 00 10 10 0 0 0
12 XX 12-12 wwe84 00 5 05 0 1 0
late starters 5
--- 133 133----- 3
best picks 0 14 14
wooden spoon 0 5 5
perfect pick 15 15 15
solo pick 0 0 0
perfect bonus 0 3 3

b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
tbp - Total bonus pts
* - Point deducted for late tips

Default is away teams

Weekly Leader


1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
illiniman14
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  • Welcome back to college basketball! Starting things off with a bang was N-Bomb, who tipped 14/15, but could not grab the bonus as he picked only 1 away team (or at least that’s how the original schedule read, as VCU ended up hosting Illinois State). Taking advantage of that 1-point swing were George95, Sypher, and illiniman14, who all went 13/15 but got the perfect bonus.

  • On a week that gave us two top-25 matchups, a top-25 upset, and two cancelled games on aircraft carriers last year, the opening weekend provided few thrills this year. Every ranked team won their games, although #18 Connecticut had their hands full while taking on Maryland in Brooklyn.

  • On Saturday, defending champions Louisville appeared to be having problems pulling away from a pesky College of Charleston, but a late 22-3 run sealed the game. On a personnel note, Kevin Ware, who broke his leg in the NCAA Tournament, returned during Louisville’s final preseason game and made his first shot. Coach Rick Pitino says he is likely to return full-time in a matter of weeks.

  • To compensate for a tame weekend, the upcoming week will prove to be very interesting. On Tuesday, #1 Kentucky takes on #2 Michigan State and #4 Duke will play #5 Kansas as part of the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago. That same day, #10 Florida heads to Madison to take on #20 Wisconsin and an intrastate matchup hits the east coast when #24 VCU plays #14 Virginia.




  • Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Dec 13 2013 11:08 AM)

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    #1022673 - Sat Nov 23 2013 06:42 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    NCAA Basketball
    Week 2
    2013-2014





    11 of 12 players lodged tips:


    52-35
    83-79
    73-80
    70-57
    74-88
    67-88
    69-66
    70-77
    68-64
    83-80
    66-57
    49-87
    57-71
    74-90
    58-71

    5
    8
    8
    10
    9
    9
    9
    2
    2
    1
    7
    11
    5
    10
    11


    Ohio State at Marquette
    Creighton at St. Joseph’s
    Akron at Middle Tennessee
    Virginia vs Davidson
    Northwestern State at LSU
    Weber State at Colorado State
    Wisconsin at Green Bay
    Michigan at Iowa State
    Illinois State at Northwestern
    Belmont at North Carolina
    Stanford at Denver
    Robert Morris at Kentucky
    South Carolina at Clemson
    Stony Brook at Indiana
    Long Beach State at Kansas State


    dg_dave ozzz2002 wwe84
    illiniman14 ozzz2002 wwe84
    wwe84
    gtho4 wwe84
    illiniman14 BxBarracuda
    Sypher ozzz2002
    ozzz2002 wwe84
    paper_aero ozzz2002
    wwe84

    Everybody1

    wwe84
    Everybody2

    107



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- -----------hf ws
    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 14 12 26 2 0 0
    1 1 1-1 George95 14 12 26 1 0 1
    3 5 3-5 paper_aero s 11 12 24 1 0 1
    4 1 1-4 Sypher 14 09 23 0 0 1
    5 1 1-5 illiniman14 14 08 22 0 0 1
    6 5 5-6 dg_dave 11 10 21 0 0 0
    6 5 5-6 Howie72 10 11 21 0 0 0
    6 10 6-10 ozzz2002 ss 10 09 21 0 0 2
    9 5 5-9 BxBarracuda 11 09 20 0 0 0
    9 5 5-9 gtho4 11 09 20 0 0 0
    11 10 10-11 themonarch 10 d7 17 0 0 0
    12 12 12-12 wwe84 ss 05 07 14 0 2 2
    late starters 14
    --- 107 240------08
    best picks 14 12 26
    wooden spoon 5 7 12
    perfect pick 15 15 30
    solo pick 0 5 5
    perfect bonus 3 0 3

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3.
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  • The field gets stretched out a bit this week, but N-Bomb and George95 remain out front with impressive HoF performances, both being mystified by 3 upsets - Iowa State, Illinois State, and Belmont. The two other previous frontrunners were surpassed by the other HoF performer paper_aero, who called the Illinois State victory and earned himself a solo bonus in the process.

  • The big news from the week happened on Tuesday, as the State Farm Champions Classic took place in Chicago. #2 Michigan State dominated the first half against the fabulous freshmen of #1 Kentucky and held off a furious comeback to take over the top spot 78-74. After that game, #5 Kansas pulled away in the second half against #4 Duke to win 94-83.

  • Not to be outdone, #14 VCU hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left to put away #25 Virginia and unofficially win the title of best team in the state. #11 Florida took a frigid trip up north to #20 Wisconsin, and despite an early 16-4 lead, the Gators fell to their hosts 59-53.

  • The weekend also held a nice slate of game, even if powerhouses weren’t going toe-to-toe. #10 Ohio State went to #17 Marquette and simply shut them down 52-35. Then the upsets hit. #7 Michigan went to Iowa State and last year’s upset-heavy Cyclones surprised the Wolverines 77-70.

  • The most surprising game of the weekend took place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 3-point heavy Belmont shot the lights out with 15 3’s as they took down #12 North Carolina.




  • Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Dec 13 2013 11:09 AM)

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    #1022973 - Mon Nov 25 2013 09:12 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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    If I have 14 and 13, wouldn't that be 27, not 26?

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    #1022986 - Mon Nov 25 2013 09:26 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: George95]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    It would be if you'd had 13 - sorry about that typo

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    #1023508 - Thu Nov 28 2013 01:58 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    NCAA Basketball
    Week 3
    2013-2014





    12 of 12 players lodged tips:


    72-82
    72-82
    63-72
    67-76
    67-75
    90-91
    62-70
    82-100
    77-79
    84-79
    53-76
    77-85
    82-86
    67-75
    93-67

    12
    11
    12
    10
    8
    10
    5
    11
    6
    2
    10
    8
    4
    11
    10


    Richmond vs. North Carolina
    Tulsa at Creighton
    Gardner-Webb at Missouri
    Oral Roberts at Wisconsin
    Murray State at Auburn
    Vermont at Duke
    Harvard at Colorado
    San Francisco at Oregon
    Marquette at Arizona State
    Dayton vs. Gonzaga
    Texas Tech vs. Pittsburgh
    Arkansas vs. California
    Texas vs. Brigham Young
    Minnesota vs. Syracuse
    Oklahoma State at South Florida

    Everybody1
    ozzz2002
    Everybody2
    dg_dave wwe84

    ozzz2002 wwe84

    Sypher

    ozzz2002 wwe84
    dg_dave ozzz2002


    ozzz2002
    paper_aero themonarch

    130



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- -----------hf ws
    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 26 12 38 3 0 0
    2 1 1-2 George95 26 11 37 1 0 1
    3 3 3-5 paper_aero 24 11 35 1 0 1
    4 4 1-4 Sypher 23 11 34 0 0 1
    4 5 1-5 illiniman14 22 12 34 1 0 1
    6 6 5-6 Howie72 21 12 33 1 0 0
    7 9 5-9 BxBarracuda 20 11 31 0 0 0
    7 6 6-10 ozzz2002 s 21 09 31 0 1 3
    9 6 5-9 dg_dave 21 09 30 0 1 0
    9 9 5-9 gtho4 20 10 30 0 0 0
    11 11 10-11 themonarch 17 10 27 0 0 0
    11 12 11-12 wwe84 s 14 12 27 1 2 3
    late starters 27
    --- 130 370------10
    best picks 26 12 38
    wooden spoon 12 9 21
    perfect pick 15 15 45
    solo pick 5 2 7
    perfect bonus 3 0 3

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4.
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  • Close to entering rarified air, N-Bomb collects his third-straight HoF performance – a new record for this young comp. Joining him were illiniman14, Howie72, and wwe84. On the other end of the spectrum were dg_dave and ozzz2002, who earned the highest spoon performance of this comp ever as well with 9/15.

  • The reason the scores were fairly close is due to the lack of big upsets in our comp this week. Out in beautiful Hawaii (as wwe84 and ozzz2002 predicted), Dayton rode a 56-point second half to a strong upset over #11 Gonzaga, on their way to a 3rd-place finish in the Maui Invitational. #25 Marquette, fresh off a poor performance last weekend, lost to Arizona State in Tempe 79-77.

  • That’s not to say no other upsets happened over the weekend, but many occurred in non-scheduled preseason tournaments that we could not pick. The Puerto Rico Tip-Off saw Georgetown pull down #10 VCU 84-80 as well as Charlotte knocking off #14 Michigan 63-61. #24 North Carolina, coming from an upset themselves, outshot #2 Louisville 93-84 at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

  • A one-point swing would have thrown the group for a loop and wwe84 to his own HoF performance – that being the one point that separated Duke and Vermont when the Blue Devils pulled it out 91-90. Colorado also pulled off a mild upset over Harvard, the heavy favorite in the Ivy League.




  • Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Dec 13 2013 11:09 AM)

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    #1024662 - Sat Dec 07 2013 03:23 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        


    NCAA Basketball
    Week 4
    2013-2014





    12 of 12 players lodged tips:


    59-81
    81-57
    89-92 (2OT)
    83-85
    64-89
    70-65
    81-68
    90-72
    81-93
    65-79
    61-82
    64-65
    70-99
    82-96
    64-70

    10
    12
    10
    5
    10
    6
    6
    3
    3
    11
    11
    7
    11
    11
    10


    Evansville at Ohio
    Colorado at Air Force
    Long Beach State at Washington
    New Mexico State at Colorado State
    Murray State vs. Saint Mary’s
    Wichita State at Saint Louis
    VCU at Belmont
    Iona at Florida-Gulf Coast
    Oregon State at DePaul
    Providence vs. Kentucky
    Cal Poly at Oregon
    Florida at Connecticut
    Auburn at Iowa State
    Mercer at Oklahoma
    Vanderbilt at Texas

    George95, wwe84
    Everybody
    ozzz2002, themonarch

    paper_aero, themonarch


    Sypher, illiniman14, BxBarracuda
    Sypher, BxBarracuda, wwe84
    wwe84
    paper_aero

    BxBarracuda
    wwe84
    dg_dave, themonarch

    130



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws
    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 38 11 49 3 0 0
    2 2 1-2 George95 37 11 48 1 0 1
    3 4 1-4 Sypher 34 12 46 1 0 1
    4 4 1-5 illiniman14 34 11 45 1 0 1
    5 6 5-6 Howie72 33 11 44 1 0 0
    5 3 3-5 paper_aero 35 09 44 1 0 1
    7 7 5-9 BxBarracuda 31 12 43 1 0 0
    8 9 5-9 dg_dave 30 11 41 0 1 0
    8 7 6-10 ozzz2002 31 10 41 0 1 3
    10 9 5-10 gtho4 30 10 40 0 0 0
    11 11 10-11 themonarch 27 10 37 0 0 0
    12 11 11-12 wwe84 27 08 35 1 3 3
    late starters 35
    --- 126 513------10
    best picks 38 12 50
    wooden spoon 21 8 29
    perfect pick 15 15 60
    solo pick 7 0 7
    perfect bonus 3 0 3

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4. +1 N-Bomb
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  • Sypher and BxBarracuda take the HoF in a hotly-contested week, both correctly predicting the quasi-upset of Iona over last year’s NCAA Tournament darling Florida-Gulf Coast and DePaul’s unforeseen win over Oregon State. At the other end, wwe84 tried for a few solo picks and was thwarted, giving him the spoon for the week.

  • The game of the weekend was actually on Monday, as #12 Connecticut hit a buzzer-beater to take down #15 Florida. Another trilling matchup surely warranted some grumbling from our tippers as they looked over the games, as once again Long Beach State was participating in a pick, but they (thankfully) put up a valiant fight at Washington before going down in double overtime.

  • The leaderboard was fairly stagnant this week, with only paper_aero moving more than 1 spot up or down. N-Bomb retains his 1-point advantage, but is denied a spot in the FT HoF by being denied his fourth consecutive HoF by a point.




  • Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Dec 13 2013 11:09 AM)

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    #1024785 - Sun Dec 08 2013 07:13 PM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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    NCAA Basketball
    Week 5
    2013-2014





    12 of 12 players lodged tips:


    74-113
    65-57
    81-80 (OT)
    98-68
    71-80
    94-105
    68-74
    64-70
    72-75
    63-64 (OT)
    58-63
    54-63
    68-80
    63-70
    115-105 (OT)

    12
    6
    9
    11
    4
    11
    4
    12
    5
    8
    11
    6
    9
    11
    10


    Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisville
    Stony Brook vs La Salle
    Texas at Temple
    Villanova at St Joseph's
    UCLA vs Missouri
    BYU at Massachusetts
    Clemson at Arkansas
    Marquette at Wisconsin
    Kansas at Colorado
    Denver at Mercer
    UNLV at Arizona
    Cincinnati at New Mexico
    New Mexico State at Gonzaga
    Washington at San Diego State
    Oregon at Mississippi

    Everybody1

    George95, illiniman14, themonarch
    ozzz2002

    Sypher

    Everybody2


    themonarch

    paper_aero, ozzz2002, themonarch
    BxBarracuda
    paper_aero, BxBarracuda

    129



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws
    1 1 1-1 N-Bomb 49 12 61 4 0 0
    2 2 1-2 George95 48 10 58 1 0 1
    3 3 1-4 Sypher 46 11 57 1 0 1
    4 5 4-6 Howie72 44 12 56 2 0 0
    4 4 1-5 illiniman14 45 11 56 1 0 1
    6 5 3-6 paper_aero 44 10 54 1 0 1
    7 8 5-9 dg_dave 41 12 53 1 1 0
    8 7 5-9 BxBarracuda 43 09 52 1 0 0
    8 8 6-10 ozzz2002 41 11 52 0 1 3
    10 10 5-10 gtho4 40 11 51 0 0 0
    11 12 11-12 wwe84 35 12 47 2 3 3
    12 11 10-12 themonarch 37 08 45 0 1 0
    late starters 45
    --- 129 642------10
    best picks 50 12 62
    wooden spoon 29 8 37
    perfect pick 15 15 75
    solo pick 7 0 7
    perfect bonus 3 0 3

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4. +1 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
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  • For now, this is N-Bomb’s game and we’re all tipping in it, as he picks up another HoF to extend his lead to a season-high 3. Joining him on this week’s podium were Howie72, dg_dave, and wwe84 – the last of which has either had a HoF or spoon every week so far this year. Every single one of them was tripped up by Arkansas’s victory over Clemson, otherwise they would’ve all had perfect bonus points. On the other end was themonarch, earning his first spoon of the year and taking over last in the process.

  • What a week it was for college basketball! Our second game of the weekend started a trend, as Texas hit a 3 to go up by 1 at Temple with 12 seconds left in overtime, and held on for the 81-80 win. Not too long after, Colorado welcomed their former conference rival #6 Kansas to town and sent them packing, as a last-second running 3-pointer found nothing but net and the Buffaloes snapped a 19-game losing streak to the Jayhawks 75-72. Somewhat off the beaten path saw another Colorado team head to overtime, but this time Denver came up short to Mercer 64-63.

  • The first upset of the day actually came in Columbia, as still-undefeated Missouri throttled UCLA in the second half to win 80-71. Meanwhile, surprising #8 Wisconsin held serve at home to win an intrastate meeting against slowly-fading Marquette 70-64. #2 Arizona also enjoyed a home court advantage with a close 63-58 win over UNLV. With Monday came the final dramatic victory, as Mississippi hit a 3 to force overtime at home against #13 Oregon, but gave up 26 in the 5 minutes of overtime to lose 115-105.




  • Edited by illiniman14 (Fri Dec 13 2013 11:10 AM)

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    #1026267 - Tue Dec 17 2013 01:02 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
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    NCAA Basketball
    Week 6
    2013-2014





    11 of 12 players lodged tips:


    72-70
    64-71
    68-77
    63-72
    61-86
    61-70
    79-72
    77-82
    76-70
    63-80
    47-64
    82-74
    52-73
    68-63
    60-66

    9
    9
    2
    9
    11
    9
    4
    3
    4
    7
    3
    7
    11
    11
    11


    Arizona at Michigan
    Illinois at Oregon
    VCU at Northern Iowa
    Middle Tennessee State at Mississippi
    Eastern Kentucky at Wisconsin
    Tennessee at Wichita State
    Notre Dame vs. Indiana
    Kentucky at North Carolina
    Butler vs. Purdue
    New Mexico vs. Kansas
    Cincinnati at Xavier
    Saint Mary's vs. Boise State
    La Salle at Villanova
    Syracuse at St. John's
    Western Michigan at Missouri

    Howie72, ozzz2002
    ozzz2002, themonarch
    ozzz2002, wwe84
    N-Bomb, wwe84
    Everybody1
    dg_dave, ozzz2002

    illiniman14, paper_aero, wwe84


    illiniman14, paper_aero, BxBarracuda

    Everybody2
    Everybody3
    Everybody4

    110



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws
    1 4 1-5 illiniman14 b 56 13 70 2 0 2
    2 1 1-2 N-Bomb 61 08 69 4 1 0
    3 2 1-3 George95 58 10 68 1 0 1
    4 4 4-6 Howie72 56 10 66 2 0 0
    4 6 3-6 paper_aero 54 12 66 1 0 1
    6 8 5-9 BxBarracuda 52 12 64 1 0 0
    7 3 1-7 Sypher 57 d5 62 1 0 1
    8 7 5-9 dg_dave 53 08 61 1 2 0
    8 8 6-10 ozzz2002 s 52 08 61 0 2 4
    10 10 5-10 gtho4 51 09 60 0 0 0
    11 11 11-12 wwe84 s 47 10 58 2 3 4
    12 12 10-12 themonarch 45 10 55 0 1 0
    late starters 55
    --- 110 760------13
    best picks 62 13 75
    wooden spoon 37 8 45
    perfect pick 15 15 90
    solo pick 7 2 9
    perfect bonus 3 1 4

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4. +1 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6. +1 illiniman14
    7.
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  • This was a week of movement on the leaderboard, as illiniman14 takes over first place from N-Bomb, as the former grabs a HoF and the latter grabs a spoon, joined by dg_dave and ozzz2002. This was N-Bomb's first spoon in the NCAA Basketball comp as a whole, and only leaves gtho4, George95, and illiniman14 as the sole spoonless tippers across all 24 weeks of this comp.

  • The game of the weekend came from the #1 team in the country, as Arizona found itself down 8 with less than 7 minutes to go in Ann Arbor, but Michigan couldn’t hold on and #1 held on to win 72-70. Chapel Hill provided the top 25 with the only upset of the weekend, as #11 Kentucky took on the #18 Tarheels of North Carolina and in the process suffered their third loss of the season 82-77, really putting a damper on the hoped 40-0 year. *chuckle*

  • Outside of the top 25, Northern Iowa provided the standings with a little havoc (get it?), giving ozzz2002 and wwe84 a solo bonus with its upset over once-#10 VCU. Outside of the comp, #5 Michigan State saw a scare as they barely escaped Oakland 67-63.

  • And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a certain orange and blue team showed up in the comp this week, and those loveable Fighting Illini… lost. Enough about that game, and on to next week, where we see them again!




  • Edited by illiniman14 (Tue Dec 17 2013 01:07 AM)

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    #1026282 - Tue Dec 17 2013 03:56 AM Re: NCAA Basketball 2013-14 - Sign-Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
    wwe84 Offline
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    Wow! First time this season i didn't get either the HOF or Wooden Spoon

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    #1027608 - Wed Dec 25 2013 07:11 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: illiniman14]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        


    NCAA Basketball
    Week 7
    2013-2014





    13 of 13 players lodged tips:


    80-93
    65-64
    48-69
    64-86
    77-74
    72-62
    92-78
    64-61
    65-68
    68-75
    96-100 (OT)
    73-78
    79-76
    60-83
    54-68

    13
    4
    13
    11
    9
    3
    10
    13
    11
    7
    11
    8
    1
    12
    11


    Belmont at Kentucky
    Illinois vs Missouri
    Middle Tennessee State at Cincinnati
    Georgetown at Kansas
    Xavier at Alabama
    Kansas State vs Gonzaga
    Michigan State at Texas
    Ohio State vs Notre Dame
    Stanford vs Michigan
    Marquette vs New Mexico
    BYU at Oregon
    Colorado vs Oklahoma State
    Mercer at Mississippi
    Weber State at UCLA
    California at Creighton

    Everybody1

    Everybody2
    paper_aero wwe84

    paper_aero ozzz2002 wwe84
    ozzz2002 gtho4 wwe84
    Everybody3
    illiniman14 gtho4

    Sypher themonarch

    wwe84
    dg_dave
    ozzz2002 wwe84

    137



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws
    1 1 1-5 illiniman14 70 11 81 2 0 2
    1 1 1-2 N-Bomb 69 12 81 5 1 0
    3 3 1-3 George95 68 11 79 1 0 1
    4 4 4-6 Howie72 66 12 78 3 0 0
    5 4 3-6 paper_aero 66 10 76 1 0 1
    6 6 5-9 BxBarracuda 64 11 75 1 0 0
    7 7 1-7 Sypher 62 11 73 1 0 1
    8 8 6-10 ozzz2002 61 10 71 0 2 4
    9 8 5-9 dg_dave 61 09 70 1 3 0
    9 10 5-10 gtho4 60 10 70 0 0 0
    11 11 11-12 wwe84 s 58 09 68 2 4 5
    12 12 10-12 themonarch 55 11 66 0 1 0
    13 13 13-13 cubswin2323 55 10 65 0 0 0
    late starters 65
    --- 137 888------14
    best picks 75 12 87
    wooden spoon 45 9 54
    perfect pick 15 15 105
    solo pick 9 1 10
    perfect bonus 4 0 4

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4. +1 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6. +1 illiniman14
    7. +2 N-Bomb illiniman14
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  • Following his first hiccup of the season, N-Bomb rebounds with a HoF to regain a share of the lead, accompanied by Howie72 by picking 12 on the day. Both would have received a perfect bonus (and N-Bomb would have re-claimed the lead for himself) if not for Mercer pulling off the upset at Ole Miss. However, wwe84 saw that upset coming, although that didn’t prevent him from picking up another spoon alongside dg_dave. Twice has the spoon been as high as 9/15 in the short history of this comp, and both times dg_dave was unlucky enough to grab the spoon. We also welcome in cubswins2323 for his first involvement in our humble comp.

  • Two upsets hit the top 25 this weekend, but only one managed to hit our comp. As paper_aero, ozzz2002, and wwe84 foresaw, Kansas State defended its home state (being played in Wichita) against #21 Gonzaga. Elsewhere, Florida State played on a “neutral court” as well (in Florida) and fought off previously-undefeated #22 Massachusetts.

  • The game of the weekend had 3 candidates. In Columbus, #3 Ohio State found itself down 58-50 with a mere 50 seconds left against Notre Dame, but 2 steals, 3 shots, and 5 free throws later found them up 61-60 with 16 seconds left, and won 64-61. In Eugene, undefeated #13 Oregon tied Brigham Young with 59 seconds left, but neither team made another shot in regulation. In overtime, tied 84-84, both teams kicked on the burners and Oregon pulled out another close game 100-96. But my pick was the game in St. Louis: close the entire game save the first 8 minutes, Illinois and Missouri found themselves in a classic Braggin’ Rights game. With Illinois up 63-61 and 16 seconds left, Missouri hit an open 3-pointer to vault into a 64-63 lead. On the ensuing possession, a bad foul put Tracy Abrams on the line, and easily made both free throws for an Illinois 65-64 lead. With a fumbled inbound pass and wild attempt to end the game, Illinois gave the Tigers their first loss, and me some real hope the first time this season.

  • Merry Christmas!




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    #1027621 - Wed Dec 25 2013 09:58 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: illiniman14]
    cubswin2323 Offline
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    Registered: Sun Jan 31 2010
    Posts: 931
    Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
    The Mizzou-Illini game really was a tossup for me. It was close like I thought it would be. Great rivalry. It's no Mizzou-KU from the Norm Stewart (Sit Down, Norm!-Ol Big 8 habits die hard. I HATED Mizzou! One of my fave Danny Nee Era moments was when the Huskers came back from 13 points down with 3+ minutes left in 1988 to win 70-68. Yeah, I researched! LOL) Era, but still a great rivalry.
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    #1028158 - Tue Dec 31 2013 10:56 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: illiniman14]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
    Posts: 2269
    Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        


    NCAA Basketball
    Week 8
    2013-2014





    13 of 13 players lodged tips:


    66-73
    69-50
    62-78
    45-78
    68-64
    60-74
    67-75
    73-85
    70-84
    70-81
    88-80
    52-87
    79-74
    57-49
    74-80

    7
    13
    12
    7
    8
    13
    13
    7
    13
    12
    11
    5
    12
    5
    2


    Louisville at Kentucky
    VCU at Boston College
    Villanova at Syracuse
    Akron at South Carolina
    Missouri at North Carolina State
    Santa Clara at Gonzaga
    Alabama at UCLA
    Belmont at Indiana State
    Georgia at Colorado
    Davidson at Wichita State
    Saint Mary's at Pacific
    Virginia at Tennessee
    Mississippi at Western Kentucky
    Saint Louis at Vanderbilt
    Brigham Young at Pepperdine


    Everybody1
    illiniman14


    Everybody2
    Everybody3

    Everybody4
    BxBarracuda
    Sypher gtho4

    gtho4

    ozzz2002 dg_dave

    140



    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws
    1 1 1-5 illiniman14 81 11 92 2 0 2
    2 3 1-3 George95 79 11 90 1 0 1
    2 1 1-2 N-Bomb 81 09 90 5 1 0
    4 4 4-6 Howie72 78 10 88 3 0 0
    4 8 4-10 ozzz2002 bs 71 15 88 1 2 6
    6 5 3-6 paper_aero 76 11 87 1 0 1
    7 6 5-9 BxBarracuda 75 10 85 1 0 0
    8 7 1-8 Sypher 73 10 83 1 0 1
    8 9 5-9 dg_dave s 70 12 83 1 3 1
    10 11 10-12 wwe84 68 11 79 2 4 5
    11 9 5-11 gtho4 70 08 78 0 1 0
    12 13 12-13 cubswin2323 65 12 77 0 0 0
    13 12 10-13 themonarch 66 10 76 0 1 0
    late starters 76
    --- 140 1020------17
    best picks 87 15 102
    wooden spoon 54 8 62
    perfect pick 105 15 120
    solo pick 10 2 12
    perfect bonus 4 1 5

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4. +1 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6. +1 illiniman14
    7. +2 N-Bomb illiniman14
    8. +2 illiniman14
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  • After 26 weeks, the seemingly impossible has happened: ozzz2002, in a genius moment, picked an absolutely perfect 15/15, earning him not only a spot in our own HoF, but the FT HoF as well (and a solo bonus to boot for taking Pepperdine alongside dg_dave)! On the other side, after 26 weeks, gtho4 picks up his first spoon, leaving only illiniman14, who takes over first alone once again this week, and George95 as the only tippers who are spoonless over the entirety of the comp.

  • Saturday provided the best matchups of the weekend, as well as the only top-25 upset. #18 Kentucky took their size advantage and got their first top-25 win against in-state rival #6 Louisville. The winner of that game the past 2 years has won the national championship. The other top-25 matchup put unbeaten #2 Syracuse against unbeaten #8 Villanova, but it was never very close in the second half, as the Orange glided to victory 78-62.

  • With the Christmas holiday over, conference play starts in full next week, complete with its normal slate of upsets. Until then, happy new year!




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    #1028174 - Tue Dec 31 2013 12:17 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: illiniman14]
    dg_dave Offline
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    Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
    Posts: 19324
    Loc: Dallas, TX USA              
    And a well done to ozzz for his stellar picks!
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    #1028226 - Tue Dec 31 2013 06:43 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: illiniman14]
    ozzz2002 Offline
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    Posts: 16933
    Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
    I think the 'bs' in the bonus column says it all... smile
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    #1028231 - Tue Dec 31 2013 07:58 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: ozzz2002]
    dg_dave Offline
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    Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
    Posts: 19324
    Loc: Dallas, TX USA              
    Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
    I think the 'bs' in the bonus column says it all... smile


    That is why I put the "b" after the "s"!!
    _________________________
    The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
    The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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    #1028995 - Mon Jan 06 2014 11:09 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NCAA Basketball [Re: illiniman14]
    illiniman14 Online   sleepy
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    Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
    Posts: 2269
    Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        


    NCAA Basketball
    Week 9
    2013-2014





    12 of 13 players lodged tips:


    74-62
    60-77
    69-53
    56-64
    88-85
    62-71
    73-56
    68-79
    64-86
    79-66
    77-79
    62-50
    71-74
    91-100
    71-75

    7
    11
    3
    10
    6
    12
    8
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    12
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    1
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    2
    6
    10


    Pittsburgh at NC State
    St. John’s at Georgetown
    Cincinnati at Memphis
    Robert Morris at Alabama
    Oklahoma at Texas
    Washington at Arizona
    Michigan State at Indiana
    Butler at Xavier
    Pacific at Gonzaga
    Creighton at Seton Hall
    Duke at Notre Dame
    Virginia at Florida State
    Oklahoma State at Kansas State
    Oregon at Colorado
    Iowa at Wisconsin


    ozzz2002
    BxBarracuda dg_dave themonarch
    wwe84 themonarch

    Everybody1

    George95 paper_aero dg_dave
    Everybody2
    dg_dave
    ozzz2002

    BxBarracuda themonarch

    ozzz2002 paper_aero

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    Tipping Comp Standings



    position points
    ----- ----- ------------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW TOTAL tbp
    ----- ----- ------------hf ws
    1 1 1-5 illiniman14 92 10 102 2 0 2
    2 2 1-3 George95 90 09 99 1 0 1
    2 2 1-2 N-Bomb 90 09 99 5 1 0
    4 4 4-10 ozzz2002 s 88 09 98 1 2 7
    5 7 5-9 BxBarracuda s 85 11 97 2 0 1
    5 4 4-6 Howie72 88 09 97 3 0 0
    7 6 3-7 paper_aero 87 09 96 1 0 1
    8 8 1-8 Sypher 83 09 92 1 0 1
    9 8 5-9 dg_dave 83 08 91 1 4 1
    10 13 10-13 themonarch s 76 11 88 1 1 1
    10 10 10-12 wwe84 79 09 88 2 4 5
    12 11 5-12 gtho4 78 09 87 0 1 0
    13 12 12-13 cubswin2323 77 d6 83 0 0 0
    late starters 83
    --- 112 1134------20
    best picks 102 11 113
    wooden spoon 62 8 70
    perfect pick 120 15 135
    solo pick 12 3 15
    perfect bonus 5 0 5

    b - Perfect score bonus point, or 13+/15
    s - Bonus point for solo pick, or one of two
    tbp - Total bonus pts
    * - Point deducted for late tips

    Default is away teams

    Weekly Leader


    1. +3 N-Bomb George95 Sypher
    illiniman14
    2. +2 N-Bomb George95
    3. +1 N-Bomb
    4. +1 N-Bomb
    5. +3 N-Bomb
    6. +1 illiniman14
    7. +2 N-Bomb illiniman14
    8. +2 illiniman14
    9. +3 illiniman14
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  • Shakeups hit the middle and bottom of the tables as BxBarracuda matches his high spot of the season in 5th following his 2nd HoF effort, and themonarch equals him in order to vault from last to 10th. Both tippers also picked Kansas State in an upset win to earn an extra bonus point – but that shouldn’t have been a huge surprise as the Wildcats had beaten them 4 of the previous 5 matchups. dg_dave picked up his 4th spoon of the season, while illiniman14 extends his lead to 3.

  • The top 5 in the rankings held serve, but the rest of the top 25 was in some major pain this weekend. As previously mentioned, Kansas State took down #6 Oklahoma State 74-71. #7 Duke fell to Notre Dame, who has never lost an ACC conference game (after 1 game), 79-77 – a result only ozzz2002 predicted. #10 Oregon also fell on the road to #20 Colorado 100-91.

  • #17 Connecticut, following an upset loss to Houston, also fell to SMU on the road 74-65. #18 Memphis got their first AAC loss, getting crushed by Cincinnati in the 2nd half for a 69-53 loss. Finally, #19 North Carolina was stunned by Wake Forest on the road 73-67.




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