Tag:Kentucky
Posted on: March 11, 2012 4:48 pm
Edited on: March 11, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Final 2012 Schmolik 64!

Hello, college basketball fans!

This is the final Schmolik 64 for 2012!

Dates:
First Four: Tue. March 13 and Wed. March 14 (Dayton, OH)
Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 15-17, Fri/Sun March 16-18
Regionals: Thur/Sat March 22-24, Fri/Sun March 23-25

Final Four Semifinals: South Champion vs. West Champion, East Champion vs. Midwest Champion

First Four Games listed at the end (just to keep you in suspense!)

South Regional (Atlanta, GA: Fri/Sun)

Louisville, KY: Thur/Sat
(1) Kentucky (32-2) vs. (16) First Four
(8) Purdue (21-12) vs. (9) St. Louis (24-7)

Nashville, TN: Fri/Sun

(5) Murray State * (27-1) vs. (12) First Four
(4) Louisville * (26-9) vs. (13) Ohio * (26-7)

Albuquerque, NM: Thur/Sat

(6) UNLV (24-8) vs. (11) Long Beach State * (23-8)
(3) Baylor (26-7) vs. (14) Montana * (23-6)

Pittsburgh, PA: Thur/Sat 
(7) Creighton * (28-5) vs. (10) Connecticut (20-13)
(2) Ohio State (27-7) vs. (15) LIU-Brooklyn * (25-8)

WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix, AZ: Thur/Sat)

Columbus, OH: Fri/Sun 
(1) Michigan State * (26-7) vs. (16) UNC Asheville * (21-9)
(8) Notre Dame (22-11) vs. (9) Alabama (21-11)

Portland, OR: Thur/Sat
(5) New Mexico * (26-6) vs. (12) Texas (20-13)
(4) Florida State * (24-9) vs. (13) Colorado * (21-11)

Nashville, TN: Fri/Sun

(6) Wichita State (26-5) vs. (11) NC State (22-12)
(3) Georgetown (22-8) vs. (14) St. Bonaventure (20-11)

Omaha, NE: Fri/Sun

(7) St. Mary's * (25-5) vs. (10) Colorado State (19-11)
(2) Kansas (27-6) vs. (15) Loyola Maryland * (24-8)

EAST REGIONAL (Boston, MA Thur/Sat)

Pittsburgh, PA: Thur/Sat
(1) Syracuse (31-2) vs. (16) Lamar * (21-11)
(8) Gonzaga (25-6) vs. (9) Kansas State (21-10)

Albuquerque, NM: Thur/Sat
(5) Temple (24-7) vs. (12) First Four
(4) Indiana (25-8) vs. (13) South Dakota State * (25-7)

Columbus, OH: Fri/Sun
(6) Cincinnati (24-10) vs. (11) California (24-9)
(3) Michigan (23-9) vs. (14) Belmont * (26-7)

Greensboro, NC: Fri/Sun
(7) Florida (23-10) vs. (10) Virginia Commonwealth * (28-6)
(2) Duke (27-6) vs. (15) Lehigh * (25-7)

MIDWEST REGIONAL (St. Louis, MO: Fri/Sun)

Greensboro, NC: Fri/Sun
(1) North Carolina (29-5) vs. (16) First Four
(8) Iowa State (22-10) vs. (9) Southern Miss (23-8)

Portland, OR: Thur/Sat
(5) Vanderbilt * (24-10) vs. (12) West Virginia (19-13)
(4) Wisconsin (24-9) vs. (13) New Mexico State * (24-9)

Louisville, KY: Fri/Sun
(6) Memphis * (26-8) vs. (11) Harvard * (25-4)
(3) Marquette (25-7) vs. (14) Davidson * (24-7)

Omaha, NE: Fri/Sun
(7) San Diego State (24-7) vs. (10) Xavier (21-11)
(2) Missouri * (30-4) vs. (15) Detroit * (20-13)

First Four (All Games are in Dayton, OH):
Tuesday, March 13:
Game 1: Mississippi Valley State * (21-12) vs. Western Kentucky * (15-18). Winner is South Regional No. 16 seed (plays No. 1 Kentucky in Louisville, KY)
Game 2: South Florida (19-13) vs. Virginia (22-9). Winner is East Regional No. 12 seed (plays No. 5 Temple in Albuquerque, NM)

Wednesday, March 14:
Game 1: Vermont (23-11) vs. Norfolk State * (24-8). Winner is Midwest Regional No. 16 seed (plays No. 1 North Carolina in Greensboro, NC)
Game 2: Drexel (27-6) vs. Marshall (20-13). Winner is South Regional No. 12 seed (plays No. 5 Murray State in Nashville, TN

By conference: Big East (9), Big Ten (6), Big 12 (6), ACC (5), SEC (4), A-10 (4), MWC (4), C-USA (3), Colonial, MVC, Pac-12, WCC (2 each), One Bid (19)

Lowest RPI for an at large (according to CBSSports RPI): Drexel (66), Other RPI above 50: West Virginia (56), South Florida (53), Virginia (52)

Highest RPI left out: Iona (41), BYU (47), Oral Roberts (51), Central Florida (54), Akron (55), Middle Tennessee (57), Mississippi (60).

Others left out: Miami (62), Northwestern (63), Oregon (64), Seton Hall (68), St. Joseph's (69), Washington (70), Mississippi State (74), Tennessee (85)

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the NCAA Tournament!

Schmolik
Posted on: March 7, 2012 8:07 am
Edited on: March 7, 2012 10:53 pm
 

Schmolik 64 Update (3/7/12 AM)

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the latest Schmolik 64 update. 

Since several leagues have crowned champions since my last bracket, I updated it. For small conferences which have yet to crown their champion, I will list the league first, followed by my projected champion.

Here's the bracket update for March 7, 2012.

Dates:Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 15-17, Fri/Sun March 16-18
Regionals: Thur/Sat March 22-24, Fri/Sun March 23-25

SOUTH REGIONAL (Atlanta, GA -- Fri/Sun)


Louisville, KY -- Thur/Sat
(1) Kentucky (30-1) vs. (16) SWAC--Mississippi Valley State (18-12)/ Western Kentucky (15-18) 
(8) Purdue (20-11) vs. (9) Cincinnati (22-9) 

Portland, OR -- Thur/Sat
(5) UNLV (25-7) vs. (12) West Virginia (19-12)
(4) Florida State (21-9) vs. (13) Texas (19-12) /  Xavier (19-11) 

Nashville, TN -- Fri/Sun
(6) Creighton (28-5) vs. (11) Mississippi State (21-10)
(3) Georgetown (22-7) vs. (14) South Dakota State (25-7)

Columbus, OH -- Fri/Sun
(7) Memphis (23-8) vs. (10) Colorado State (18-10) 
(2) Michigan State (23-7) vs. (15) Detroit (20-13)

WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix, AZ -- Thur/Sat)


Greensboro, NC -- Fri/Sun
(1) North Carolina (27-4) vs. (16) MEAC--Savannah State (19-10)/America East--Stony Brook (21-8)
(8) Iowa State (22-9) vs. (9) Virginia Commonwealth (28-6)

Nashville, TN -- Thur/Sat
(5) Murray State (27-1) vs. (12) Drexel (27-5)/South Florida (18-12)
(4) Wisconsin (23-8) vs. (13) Davidson (23-7)

Louisville, KY -- Thur/Sat
(6) St. Mary's (25-5)  vs. (11) Connecticut (18-12) 
(3) Michigan (22-8) vs. (14) Patriot--Bucknell (23-8)

Omaha, NE -- Fri/Sun
(7) San Diego State (22-6)   vs. (10) Virginia (22-8)
(2) Missouri (27-4) vs. (15) Big Sky--Montana (21-6)

EAST REGIONAL (Boston, MA -- Thur/Sat)


Pittsburgh, PA -- Thur/Sat
(1) Syracuse (30-1) vs. (16) UNC-Asheville (21-9) 
(8) New Mexico (23-6)  vs. (9) Kansas State (21-9)

Albuquerque, NM -- Thur/Sat
(5) Wichita State (26-5) vs. (12) BYU (23-8)
(4) Indiana (24-7) vs. (13) Big West--Long Beach State (22-8)

Albuquerque, NM -- Thur/Sat
(6) Florida (22-9)   vs. (11) California (23-8)
(3) Baylor (24-6) vs. (14) WAC--Nevada (23-5)

Greensboro, NC -- Fri/Sun
(7) Louisville (22-9) vs. (10) St. Louis (24-6)
(2) Duke (26-5) vs. (15) MAAC--Loyola, MD (23-8)

MIDWEST REGIONAL (St. Louis -- Fri/Sun)


Omaha, NE -- Fri/Sun
(1) Kansas (26-5) vs. (16) UT-Arlington (22-7)
(8) Alabama (20-10) vs. (9) Southern Miss (22-7)

Portland, OR -- Thur/Sat
(5) Notre Dame (21-10) vs. (12) Washington (21-9)
(4) Temple (24-6) vs. (13) Belmont (26-7)

Columbus, OH -- Fri/Sun
(6) Vanderbilt (21-10)  vs. (11) Northwestern (18-12) 
(3) Marquette (25-6) vs. (14) MAC--Akron (20-10)

Pittsburgh, PA -- Thur/Sat
(7) Gonzaga (25-6) vs. (10) Harvard (25-4)
(2) Ohio State (25-6) vs. (15) Northeast-LIU-Brooklyn (24-8)

Bids by Conference
Big East: 9
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 6
SEC: 5
ACC: 4
MWC: 4
A-10: 3
WCC: 3
MVC, C-USA, Pac-12, CAA: 2 each
One bid: 19

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or teams are in should be out, let me hear from you!

Come back Selection Sunday for my final 2012 Schmolik 64!
Posted on: March 5, 2012 8:09 pm
 

2012 Schmolik 64 Update (3/5/12)

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the latest Schmolik 64 update.

There is less than one week until Selection Sunday and several leagues have now have crowned their tournament champions.

This is the first bracket this season where I filled in all of the seeds in the bracket. For small conferences which have yet to crown their champion, I will list the league first, followed by my projected champion.

Here's the bracket update for March 5, 2012.

Dates:Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 15-17, Fri/Sun March 16-18
Regionals: Thur/Sat March 22-24, Fri/Sun March 23-25

SOUTH REGIONAL (Atlanta, GA -- Fri/Sun)


Louisville, KY -- Thur/Sat

(1) Kentucky (30-1) vs. (16) SWAC--Mississippi Valley State (18-12)/ Southland--UT-Arlington (23-7)
(8) Purdue (20-11) vs. (9) Kansas State (21-9)

Portland, OR -- Thur/Sat
(5) UNLV (25-7) vs. (12) West Virginia (19-12)
(4) Florida State (21-9) vs. (13) Big West--Long Beach State (22-8)

Nashville, TN -- Fri/Sun

(6) Creighton (28-5) vs. (11) Mississippi State (21-10)
(3) Georgetown (22-7) vs. (14) Horizon--Valparaiso (22-10)

Columbus, OH -- Fri/Sun

(7) Memphis (23-8) vs. (10) St. Louis (24-6)
(2) Michigan State (23-7) vs. (15) Sun Belt--Denver (22-8)

WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix, AZ -- Thur/Sat)


Greensboro, NC -- Fri/Sun

(1) North Carolina (27-4) vs. (16) MEAC--Savannah State (19-10)/America East--Stony Brook (21-8)
(8) Iowa State (22-9) vs. (9) Cincinnati (22-9)

Albuquerque, NM -- Thur/Sat

(5) Wichita State (26-5) vs. (12) BYU (23-8)
(4) Indiana (24-7) vs. (13) South Florida (18-12)/ Xavier (19-11)

Louisville, KY -- Thur/Sat

(6) Vanderbilt (21-10) vs. (11) California (23-8)
(3) Michigan (22-8) vs. (14) Southern--Davidson (23-7)

Omaha, NE -- Fri/Sun

(7) Louisville (22-9) vs. (10) Colorado State (18-10)
(2) Missouri (27-4) vs. (15) Big Sky--Montana (21-6)

EAST REGIONAL (Boston, MA -- Thur/Sat)


Pittsburgh, PA -- Thur/Sat

(1) Syracuse (30-1) vs. (16) MAAC--Loyola, MD (23-8)
(8) Alabama (20-10) vs. (9) Southern Miss (22-7)

Nashville, TN -- Thur/Sat

(5) Murray State (27-1) vs. (12) CAA2--Drexel (27-5)/Texas (19-12)
(4) Wisconsin (23-8) vs. (13) Summit--Oral Roberts (27-5)

Albuquerque, NM -- Thur/Sat

(6) WCC1--Gonzaga (25-5) vs. (11) Connecticut (18-12)
(3) Baylor (24-6) vs. (14) WAC--Nevada (23-5)

Greensboro, NC -- Fri/Sun

(7) San Diego State (22-6) vs. (10) Northwestern (18-12)
(2) Duke (26-5) vs. (15) Patriot--Bucknell (23-8)

MIDWEST REGIONAL (St. Louis -- Fri/Sun)


Omaha, NE -- Fri/Sun

(1) Kansas (26-5) vs. (16) UNC-Asheville (21-9)
(8) New Mexico (23-6) vs. (9) Virginia (22-8)

Portland, OR -- Thur/Sat

(5) Notre Dame (21-10) vs. (12) Washington (21-9)
(4) Temple (24-6) vs. (13) Belmont (26-7)

Columbus, OH -- Fri/Sun

(6) Florida (22-9) vs. (11) CAA1--Virginia Commonwealth (27-6)
(3) Marquette (25-6) vs. (14) MAC--Akron (20-10)

Pittsburgh, PA -- Thur/Sat

(7) WCC2--St. Mary's (24-5) vs. (10) Ivy--Harvard (25-4)
(2) Ohio State (25-6) vs. (15) Northeast-LIU-Brooklyn (24-8)

For the WCC and CAA, the winner of the championship game gets the higher seed.

Bids by Conference
Big East: 9
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 6
SEC: 5
ACC: 4
MWC: 4
A-10: 3
WCC: 3
MVC, C-USA, Pac-12, CAA: 2 each
One bid: 19

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or teams are in should be out, let me hear from you!

Come back Selection Sunday for my final 2012 Schmolik 64!
Posted on: February 27, 2012 7:36 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 7:46 pm
 

2012 Schmolik 64 Update (2/27/12)

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the second update for the 2012 Schmolik 64. At the end of the regular season, I will pick a complete NCAA bracket with the teams I think belong in the NCAA field and where they should be seeded. Up to then, there will be updates to see where your team stands if the season ended today (Records as of Sun. Feb. 26, 2012).

Until Championship Week, I will only seed the top 12 seeds. The bottom four seeds are usually reserved for one bid conferences in which usually only the conference champion goes from those conferences. Similar to last year, I will reserve two No. 12 seed lines for the "First Four".You should interpret these as being among the last teams to get into the field (although there could be exceptions based upon bracketing rules which prevent the actual last four from making the field).

Here's the bracket update for Feb. 27, 2012.

Dates:
Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 15-17, Fri/Sun March 16-18
Regionals: Thur/Sat March 22-24, Fri/Sun March 23-25

SOUTH REGIONAL (Atlanta, GA - Fri/Sun)

Louisville, KY - Thur/Sat

(1) Kentucky (28-1) vs (16)
(8) Kansas State (19-9) vs. (9) Memphis (21-8)

Nashville, TN - Fri/Sun

(5) Florida State (19-9) vs. (12) First Four: Texas (18-11) vs. Seton Hall (19-10)
(4) Wisconsin (21-8) vs. (13)

Albuquerque, NM - Thur/Sat

(6) Gonzaga (23-5) vs. (11) Washington (20-8)
(3) Baylor (23-5) vs. (14)

Columbus, OH - Fri/Sun

(7) Creighton (25-5) vs. (10) St. Louis (21-6)
(2) Marquette (24-5) vs. (15)

WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix, AZ - Thur/Sat)

Columbus, OH - Fri/Sun

(1) Michigan State (23-5) vs. (16)
(8) Alabama (19-9) vs. (9) Southern Miss (21-6)

Albuquerque, NM - Thur/Sat

(5) Notre Dame (20-9) vs. (12) First Four: BYU (22-7) vs. Miami (17-10)
(4) UNLV (22-6) vs. (13)

Nashville, TN - Fri/Sun

(6) St. Mary's (23-5) vs. (11) Colorado State (16-10)
(3) Georgetown (20-6) vs. (14)

Greensboro, NC - Fri/Sun

(7) Vanderbilt (20-9) vs. (10) Northwestern (17-11)
(2) North Carolina (25-4) vs. (15)

EAST REGIONAL (Boston, MA Thur/Sat)

Pittsburgh, PA - Thur/Sat

(1) Syracuse (29-1) vs. (16)
(8) Purdue (19-10) vs. (9) Virginia (21-7)

Portland, OR - Thur/Sat

(5) Florida (22-7) vs. (12) Long Beach State (19-7)
(4) Temple (22-6) vs. (13)

Pittsburgh, PA - Thur/Sat

(6) Louisville (22-7) vs. (11) Harvard (23-4)
(3) Ohio State (23-6) vs. (14)

Omaha, NE - Fri/Sun

(7) New Mexico (21-6) vs. (10) California (23-7)
(2) Missouri (25-4) vs. (15)

MIDWEST REGIONAL (St. Louis, MO - Fri/Sun)

Greensboro, NC - Fri/Sun

(1) Duke (25-4) vs. (16)
(8) Iowa State (21-8) vs. (9) Connecticut (17-11)

Portland, OR - Thur/Sat

(5) Wichita State (25-4) vs. (12) Drexel (25-5)
(4) Indiana (22-7) vs. (13)

Louisville, KY - Thur/Sat

(6) Murray State (25-1) vs. (11) Xavier (18-10)
(3) Michigan (20-8) vs. (14)

Omaha, NE - Fri/Sun

(7) San Diego State (20-6) vs (10) South Florida (17-11)
(2) Kansas (24-5) vs. (15)

Bids By Conference

Big East: 8
Big Ten: 7
Big 12: 6
ACC: 5
SEC, MWC: 4 each
A-10, WCC: 3 each
C-USA, MVC, Pac-12: 2 each
Big W, Colonial, Ivy, OVC: 1 each

One bid: 16
Party Crashers/Additional At Large: 2

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or teams are in should be out, let me hear from you!
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:27 pm
 

2012 Schmolik 64 Update (2/20/12)

Hello, college basketball fans!

Welcome to the first update for the 2012 Schmolik 64. At the end of the regular season, I will pick a complete NCAA bracket with the teams I think belong in the NCAA field and where they should be seeded. Up to then, there will be updates to see where your team stands if the season ended today (Records as of Sun. Feb. 19, 2012).

Until Championship Week, I will only seed the top 12 seeds. The bottom four seeds are usually reserved for one bid conferences in which usually only the conference champion goes from those conferences. Similar to last year, I will reserve two No. 12 seed lines for the "First Four".

You should interpret these as being among the last teams to get into the field (although there could be exceptions based upon bracketing rules which prevent the actual last four from making the field).

Until the final bracket, the No. 1 seeds will not be given ranks (although geographic placement will be considered) and no semifinal matchups will be provided.

I know there are 68 teams now but if I had my way there would still be just 64 teams and when I started the Schmolik 64 there were just 64 teams.

Here's the bracket update for Feb. 20, 2012.

Dates:

Opening Weekend: Thur/Sat March 15-17, Fri/Sun March 16-18

Regionals: Thur/Sat March 22-24, Fri/Sun March 23-25

SOUTH REGIONAL (Atlanta, GA - Fri/Sun)

Louisville, KY - Thur/Sat

(1) Kentucky (26-1) vs. (16)

(8) St. Louis (21-5) vs. (9) Connecticut (16-10)

Portland, OR - Thur/Sat

(5) New Mexico (21-4) vs. (12) Long Beach State (17-7)

(4) Wisconsin (20-7) vs. (13)

Albuquerque, NM - Thur/Sat

(6) Louisville (21-6) vs. (11) California (22-6)

(3) Baylor (21-5) vs. (14)

Greensboro, NC - Fri/Sun

(7) Gonzaga (21-5) vs. (10) Northwestern (16-10)

(2) Duke (23-4) vs. (15)

WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix, AZ - Thur/Sat)

Columbus, OH - Fri/Sun

(1) Michigan State (21-5) vs. (16)

(8) Harvard (22-3) vs. (9) Kansas State (18-8)

Portland, OR - Thur/Sat

(5) St. Mary's (21-5) vs. (12) First Four: Alabama (17-9) vs. Seton Hall (18-9)

(4) Florida State (19-7) vs. (13)

Pittsburgh, PA - Thur/Sat

(6) Southern Miss (20-5) vs. (11) Mississippi State (19-8)

(3) Georgetown (19-5) vs. (14)

Omaha, NE - Fri/Sun

(7) Wichita State (23-4) vs. (10) Miami (16-9)

(2) Kansas (22-5) vs. (15)

EAST REGIONAL (Boston, MA - Thur/Sat)

Pittsburgh, PA - Thur/Sat

(1) Syracuse (27-1) vs. (16)

(8) Iowa State (19-8) vs. (9) Creighton (23-5)

Albuquerque, NM - Thur/Sat

(5) Indiana (20-7) vs. (12) Middle Tennessee (23-4)

(4) UNLV (20-6) vs. (13)

Nashville, TN - Fri/Sun

(6) Notre Dame (19-8) vs. (11) Xavier (17-9)

(3) Michigan (19-7) vs. (14)

Greensboro, NC - Fri/Sun

(7) Vanderbilt (19-8) vs. (10) Memphis (19-8)

(2) North Carolina (23-4) vs. (15)

MIDWEST REGIONAL (St. Louis - Fri/Sun)

Omaha, NE - Fri/Sun

(1) Missouri (25-2) vs. (16)

(8) Virginia (20-6) vs. (9) Purdue (17-10)

Nashville, TN - Fri/Sun

(5) Temple (21-5) vs. (12) First Four: Colorado State (15-9) vs. South Florida (16-10)

(4) Florida (21-6) vs. (13)

Columbus, OH - Fri/Sun

(6) Murray State (23-1) vs. (11) NC State (18-9)

(3) Marquette (22-5) vs. (14)

Louisville, KY - Thur/Sat

(7) San Diego State (18-6) vs. (10) Texas (17-10)

(2) Ohio State (22-5) vs. (15)

Final Four: South vs. West, East vs. Midwest

By conference:

Big East (8)

Big Ten (7)

ACC (6)

Big 12 (6)

SEC (5)

MWC (4)

A-10 (3)

C-USA, MVC, WCC (2 each)

Big W, Ivy, OVC, Pac-12, Sun Belt (1 each)

Remaining Automatics: 16

Party Crashers/Additional At Large: 2

Compare my bracket to CBS Sports Bracketology and many others at Bracket Project's Bracket Matrix.

Remember to comment! If you think a team or teams that are out should be in or vice versa, let me hear from you!

 
 
 
 
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