Louisville will not be the #1 to lose. Wait until next year.
The announcers were just throwing Props to Floyd's team with Willoughby, Cato and Kenny Pratt "the bully" from Chicago.
Does anyone have stats on how frequently we get a 12-13 matchup in the 2nd round? Seems like it's frequent, but I'm not sure statistically.
Announcers said that he's only had his projected starting lineup healthy for the last few games, and they've been winning all of those. Sounds like injuries really hurt his team.
Since the inception of the 64-team tournament in 1985, each seed-pairing has played a total of 96 first-round games.
- The #1 seed has beaten the #16 seed all 96 times (100%).
- The #2 seed has beaten the #15 seed 92 times (96%).
- The #3 seed has beaten the #14 seed 81 times (84%).
- The #4 seed has beaten the #13 seed 79 times (82%).
- The #5 seed has beaten the #12 seed 65 times (67%).
- The #6 seed has beaten the #11 seed 66 times (69%).
- The #7 seed has beaten the #10 seed 60 times (62%).
- The #8 seed has beaten the #9 seed 44 times (46%).
So ISU is 25% of the 2 seeds that lost. That's depressing:sad:
I had missed that until you slapped me upside the head with it.
The plus side is that Syracuse is another 25%. Apparently, being a 2 seed loser is a prereq for Wesley to pick your school. That's kind of interesting. He has to be the only guy to play for 2 schools on that list (once he plays next year).
So if Michigan State were to lose in the first round, becoming the fifth #2 seed to go down to a #15, would that take some of the sting off the Elite 8 loss? I know I'd feel much better.
Let's go Robert Morris!!
And oh yeah, WTF Wake Forest?
I picked Wake Forest to lose.
I imagine they'll put on an early run to start the 2nd half. The key will be the Cleveland State response.
Keep it going Vikings.