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BIGGEST Upset in 2012 March Madness 1st round (Thur-Fri)?

#16 seed upsets a #1 seed
0 (0%)
#15 seed upsets a #2 seed
0 (0%)
#14 seed upsets a #3 seed
2 (16.7%)
#13 seed upsets a #4 seed
3 (25%)
#12 seed upsets a #5 seed
6 (50%)
#11 seed upsets a #6 seed
0 (0%)
#10 seed upsets a #7 seed
1 (8.3%)
#9 seed upsets a #8 seed
0 (0%)
There will be NO upsets in the first full round (Thurs-Fri)!
0 (0%)

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Offline nats2playoffs

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This poll is for the first FULL round of 64 teams (which is now the NCAA's 2nd round).  This does not involve the 4 Play-in games played Tue-Wed as the "First round". 

Make a post: NAME THE TEAMS INVOLVED in the BIGGEST UPSET of the 32 games on Thurs-Fri March 15-16, 2012. 
(There can be more than one.  Example: 2 teams seeded #13 upset their #4 seed opponents.)


Offline NatsFanSince2005

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I don't know if it qualifies as an upset, I guess so since Wichita State is the currently ranked 18th/19th in the country and VCU is unranked. I do see VCU winning that game though. A 12 seed over a 5 seed.

Offline PatsNats28

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I said 12 over 5. The combination of Harvard/Vandy, Long Beach/New Mexico, and (Cal/USF)/Temple made it a fairly easy pick... of those three, I'd be most confident in Cal over Temple.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Ohio over Michigan

Offline Minty Fresh

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Offline nats2playoffs

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If I HAD to pick an upset at each level:

No #16 has EVER beaten a #1.  I can't see it happening in 2012.  But if I HAD to,  I'd pick #16 UNC Asheville over #1 Syracuse.  They start 4 seniors, and Syracuse has a history of choking in the NCAA tournament in the past. If I had to pick one... which I didn't.  Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65

#15 Norfolk State over #2 Missouri. Norfolk St starts 4 seniors and has a height advantage and Missouri coach Frank Haith is only 1-1 in March Madness. If I had to pick one... which I didn't.

#14 Belmont over #3 Georgetown is the popular choice here.  But I'd pick #14 Brigham Young (BYU) over #3 Marquette.  If I had to pick one... which I didn't.

#13 Ohio over #4 Michigan is the popular choice here.  But I'd pick #13 Montana over #4 Wisconsin, if I had to. 

#12 VCU (VA Commonwealth) over #5 Wichita State.  I can see this happen, if VCU steals the ball and succeeds in its full court pressure. 

#11 NC State over #6 San Diego State.  But NC State is 3-9 against teams in the 2012 March Madness field.

#10 West VA over #7 Gonzaga, since the Pittsburgh site is so close to West VA.  Also #10 Xavier over #7 Notre Dame.

The #9 over #8 is popular, but usually only happens once per year. I'd take defending NCAA champion #9 Connecticut over #8 Iowa State.  Having coach Jim Calhoun back has helped. Also, #9 Saint Louis over #8 Memphis looks possible.

The FREE WNFF March Madness Bracket contest uses the Add Seed Scoring option, which rewards picking upsets.  Example: If a 12 seed beats a 5 seed, you add 12 points.  Deadline to enter is 12:14 pm ET (before first tipoff Thursday March 15.
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Online mitlen

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VCU (12) over Witchita State (5) for financial reasons.

Offline nats2playoffs

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QUOTE/ If I HAD to pick an upset at each level:
No #16 has EVER beaten a #1.  I can't see it happening in 2012.  But if I HAD to,  I'd pick #16 UNC Asheville over #1 Syracuse.  They start 4 seniors, and Syracuse has a history of choking in the NCAA tournament in the past. If I had to pick one... which I didn't.  Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65 - NEARLY HAPPENED!!



#15 Norfolk State over #2 Missouri. Norfolk St starts 4 seniors and has a height advantage and Missouri coach Frank Haith is only 1-1 in March Madness. If I had to pick one... which I didn't. #15 Norfolk State 86 #2 Missouri 84 - BIGGEST UPSET!!!!

#14 Belmont over #3 Georgetown is the popular choice here.  But I'd pick #14 Brigham Young (BYU) over #3 Marquette.  If I had to pick one... which I didn't. #3 Georgetown 74, #14 Belmont, #3 Marquette 88, #14 Brigham Young (BYU) 68

#13 Ohio over #4 Michigan is the popular choice here.  But I'd pick #13 Montana over #4 Wisconsin, if I had to. 

#12 VCU (VA Commonwealth) over #5 Wichita State.  I can see this happen, if VCU steals the ball and succeeds in its full court pressure.  #12 VCU (VA Commonwealth) 62, #5 Wichita State 59 - GOT THIS RIGHT!!

#11 NC State over #6 San Diego State.  But NC State is 3-9 against teams in the 2012 March Madness field. #11 NC State 79, #6 San Diego State 65.

#10 West VA over #7 Gonzaga, since the Pittsburgh site is so close to West VA.  Also #10 Xavier over #7 Notre Dame. #7 Gonzaga 77, West VA 54

The #9 over #8 is popular, but usually only happens once per year. I'd take defending NCAA champion #9 Connecticut over #8 Iowa State.  Having coach Jim Calhoun back has helped. Also, #9 Saint Louis over #8 Memphis looks possible. #8 Iowa State 77, #9 Connecticut  64; #9 Saint Louis 61, #8 Memphis 54

The FREE WNFF March Madness Bracket contest uses the Add Seed Scoring option, which rewards picking upsets.  Example: If a 12 seed beats a 5 seed, you add 12 points.  Deadline to enter is 12:14 pm ET (before first tipoff Thursday March 15.
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