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Kyrie no doubt is the most talented Duke player but even if he comes back I don't think it makes a huge difference. First off after the layoff there is no way he is ready to play 100% especially since the level of play in the tourny is so high. Also with him in there Nolan Smith their best player immediately becomes less effective since he needs the ball in his hands to do what he does. No doubt Kyrie has an X factor and added dimension but getting him this late in the season I dont' think makes a big difference positively or negatively. Right now Duke is so strong with Nolan at the point if Curry and Dawkins are hitting their shots.
I have no idea what to make of UConn either. All year I've thought they were overrated but Walker is the kind of guy who could carry them a long way especially in a weak field, Their road to the Elite 8 is extremely easy if they get past SDSU but one bad game from Kemba and they're done.
I just can't figure out what to do with Kansas State. I could easily see them getting beat by Utah St. in the first round but I could also see them making a run at the elite 8. They are in the weakest region so a final 4 is not all that crazy either.
I had them in the Sweet 16 but K-State started to scare me a little. They're an enigma but when they're on they're really ******* good. Pullen started to play better down the stretch too.
Still though, 30-3 is 30-3 no matter who you're playing. Utah State is damn good.
I was telling a friend that I could see a number of teams winning that bracket. Obviously most brackets have 2-3 possible winners, but that one seems to have like 8 winners that lots of respectable people think could win. (8 is definitely a small exaggeration)
why am i so ******* tempted to pick bucknell? i can't decide if the whole 5 games in 5 days thing will still be nagging UCONN come tournament time. plus bucknell has some super defender that, if he can shut down kemba, i don't see uconn winning.
Originally posted by njx9
kstate's awful. i don't know why anyone's taking them anywhere. they lost to CU 3 times.
i can't make up my mind. i see wins over gonzaga, ku, and ut and i like them and then they lose to a shitstorm of teams with no business winning any kind of anything. i have them losing in the 2nd to wisconsin just to be safe. maybe i'll pick utah state and try to feel good about getting an upset.