Anonymous
Years ago

NCAA Tournament 2017

Here we go, it's March Madness, let the posts begin:

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Latrentis  
Years ago

Dukes come from behind win vs UNC was huge today. Should be some great Conference finals on show tomorrow. Anyone else calling in sick come Friday?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What for a college game ....haha, get real

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ncaa hoops  
Years ago

^ a true hooper pulls a sickie for a basketball game )

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Latrentis  
Years ago

Oh sorry Anon guess you wouldn't know what March Madness is about. Go back to watching your hockey.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

You can watch repeats anytime you like, it's college basketball, is no a world event that's going to change the course of history mate

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Keanu Pinder first start of the season... in the PAC12 title game.

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LC  
Years ago

Chima Moneke and UC Davis are dancing for the first time after winning the Big West tournament, holding off regular season champions UC Irvine 50-47. They are just one of a number of teams boasting Australian's who have earned automatic bids to play in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

MVP Moneke, Pinder and White are dancing

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leungtl  
Years ago

Is there a Hoops bracket challenge? Could be fun on ESPN...

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LC  
Years ago

It's coming!

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LC  
Years ago

The 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge set up! Join in on the fun.

The Pick and Roll Bracket Challenge

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Duke Fan  
Years ago

Really looking forward to seeing if Duke get the No 1 seed they deserve

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'  
Years ago

Go Montana State !

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LC  
Years ago

A total of 15 Australians across 9 teams have been drawn to play in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Joining those who had qualified with automatic bids thanks to winning conference tournaments were a host of nationally ranked teams, including #9 Baylor, #10 Louisville, #17 Florida and #19 Saint Mary's.

We take a look at the teams and the brackets as they were drawn.

The ultimate guide on the Aussies in March Madness

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leungtl  
Years ago

Joined that group, should be a cracker!

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LC  
Years ago

Nice one! The more the merrier.

Breaking down the NCAA Tournament brackets for the 17 Australian men and 10 teams in action.

Breaking down the NCAA Tourney brackets for the Aussie men

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nice LC, keep us updated! Can't wait for the first round of games, huge!

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LC  
Years ago

Chima Moneke and UC Davis win their first four game to advance to play #1 Kansas!

Moneke had 18p & 12 rebounds.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Saint Mary's doing it easy just into the 2nd half

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gone 1st round...

Moneke-UC Davis
Cooks- Winthrop
Vasljevic-Miami

14 Aussie males left who head into round 2.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Saint Mary's gone 2nd round, that's another few Aussies gone 6/7 I think.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Remaining teams with Aussies..
Potential final 4

Louisville
Kentucky
Baylor
Arizona

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Baylor, Oregon, Stanford and California left in the women's.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If the bracket stays the same next year in he women's, were going to have a lot more Aussies in the tournament.

Walllace-Baylor
Smith-Stanford
Yaegar-Oregon
Dennis-Dayton
Anastasieska-California
Hatchard-Montana state
Collect-Gonzaga
Horvat-Ucla
Bibby-Mississippi State
Mangakahia-Syracuse
Kennedy Hopoate-Iowa State

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Duke Fan  
Years ago

Bugger

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ran tut beats jack white

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@Duke Fan suck on it!

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Duke Fan  
Years ago

Ooooh....burn. Must have taken you hours to come up with that zinger

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Bear  
Years ago

Sweet 16 and no Duke teams, is that a first?

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new yoga pants  
Years ago

interesting point Bear - some upsets in the women as well

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Baylor(Wallace), Stanford(Smith) and Oregon(Vandenberg, Yaegar, Trinder) through to the sweet 16.

Next game
Baylor 1 vs Louisville 4
Stanford 2 vs Texas 3
Oregon 10 vs Maryland 3

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Duke Fan say hello to the woofing gods.

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Duke Fan  
Years ago

With 107 all time NCAA Tournament wins as against 35 losses I'd say Duke is well in front of your "woofing Gods". They'll be back there again next year.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Humphries at Kentucky out of tournament losing to North Carolina.

Gak at Florida out losing to ran tuts South Carolina.

Smith at Stanford through to final 4, will face South Carolina or Florida state.

Wallace at Baylor showed why she's a 2 guard and not a pg.
Losing to Mississippi state in elite 8.

Do they not teach ball handling at the COE?
All of the athletes in college that trained there suck at handling the ball.

Vandenberg, yaegar and trinder of Oregon will face uconn in elite 8 tomorrow.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"ran tuts"?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ran tut (6'9 junior Aussie at South Carolina)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

ok understood

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hoopie  
Years ago

So, the final four is decided.

Interesting that it's two teams from the Carolinas and two from the North-West of the USA.

Is it just coincidence, or are these areas strong for a reason?

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Bear  
Years ago

Some very close games, could have gone either way @hoopie, but it is the NCAA Madness, anything can happen and usually does.

Those areas are strong, but no stronger than others, there is four left so they got through and isn't it great!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Chloe Bibby must be excited about next year.

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LC  
Years ago

Chloe Bibby could be walking into an NCAA Championship winning team!

Last Aussie to do that was Mangok Mathiang at Louisville.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They have a bunch of guards and wings coming in next year and by the looks of there roster very few bigs. She might get big minutes at the 4 spot underneath 6'7 Mccowan.
Only 1 other forward on the roster whos not leaving as a senior.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Same too for Horvat at Ucla with lots of openings at sf available
and Mangakahia at Syracuse with there primary point guard leaving.

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BOB  
Years ago

How does Mangakahia play in the NCAA after playing professionally in the WNBL and SEABL ?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If they are on amateur contracts they can play college, but the question should be how can she when shes been out of highschool this long as well, NCAAA have time limits on when you finish highschool to when you begin college, shes a 95 born player, those players would/should be finishing their Junior year and about to start senior(final year) of college ....sounds very stange, is it the same Tania Mangakahia or a younger one?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

just googled(probably should have done that first) she is a junior, so Id say she had amateur contracts, lots do it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The spectacle of the mens final stuffed up by referees. So many poor decisions made the game a slog to watch.
The Zsgs could feel aggrieved with their bigs in foul trouble so early.
I don't support either team, but NC got the better of the calls - or at least the calls that mattered.
Slight or no contact fouls called when players were competing for a rebound, yet no calls made when there was hard contact on several lay ups.
And if all that wasn't bad enough, we had to endure Dick Vitale who thinks he commentates only to fifteen year olds. Retire you old fart, you're terrible!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^ Sounds like NBL

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Hoopie  
Years ago

Agree anon 754. It was pitiful.

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Latrentis  
Years ago

Come on Dicky V is great!!! He is way more entertaining than half the guys out there. Refs were absolute rubbish today. I don't think either team was great on the night but the refs should have let them play. Both have been solid throughout the tourney so very unfortunate for Zags to have lost it in the last minute.
Overall a pretty disappointing end to March Madness.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dicky V is a gem and a gentleman.

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