Posts tagged ‘bracket’

March 15, 2011

2011 March Madness Sleepers, Predictions and Final Four Picks

Southeast: If you believe success in the NCAA Tournament is dependent on guard play, coaching and the poise of upperclassmen, then “St. John’s” is a name you write into those blank lines on your bracket. Throw in a favorable draw and some intangibles like a chip on the shoulder and you may have the Red Storm going as deep as the Elite Eight, maybe even the Final Four. Temper that enthusiasm with sobering facts such as a loss to Fordham, an injury to the team’s third-leading scorer and lack of tournament experience, and you have a lot to mull over about the Red Storm.

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March 13, 2011

Names of 20 Canadians in 2011 March Madness NCAA Tournament

More Canadians than ever made the rosters of NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams and 20 of them will be playing in the 2011 March Madness tournament. If nationality is all that matters, Canadians will be cheering for Long Island University, the Northeast Conference champion that features three players from Ontario and one from Quebec. But the Blackbirds are a 15 seed and will struggle to upset No. 2 North Carolina. If talent comes first, then Texas forward Tristan Thompson is the guy to keep in mind when you fill out your March Madness bracket. The freshman from Nevada’s Findlay Prep High School hails from Brampton and, at 6-foot-8, 225 pounds, is considered a potential first-round NBA pick.

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