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George Mason Upsets UCONN..#11 seed GM going to final Four
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Posted on 03/26/2006 2:12:30 PM PST by janetjanet998

ok..this year is the year of "messed up brackets"


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: collegebasketball; eliteeight; fairfax; finalfour; georgemason; gmu; marchmadness; mason; ncaa; patriots; sports; virginia
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To: Mr. Mojo

They are now.


51 posted on 03/26/2006 4:53:45 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: RayChuang88
Oh, I dunno... a 2 seed, a 3 seed, and a 4 seed in the Final Four isn't really all that unusual. In fact, it would have been far more unusual to have all four 1 seeds in the Final Four. An 11 seed isn't supposed to be there, though. Only LSU in '86 and George Mason this year have pulled off that feat. Everyone knows an 11 seed can't win the whole thing... except the players on the Patriots. I hope it's a lesson they never learn. I'd really like to see a school from a small conference win it all.
52 posted on 03/26/2006 4:53:58 PM PST by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: cardinal4

I thought for sure that when UConn tied it at the end of regulation that George Mason would fold in OT. They showed a ton of heart.


53 posted on 03/26/2006 4:54:36 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: MinorityRepublican

No LSU did it back in 1986.


54 posted on 03/26/2006 4:54:58 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: muawiyah

UConn looked crappy against the #16 seed Albany. Glad to see Calhoun getting bounced.


55 posted on 03/26/2006 4:56:13 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I wonder what Vegas had for odds on that?


56 posted on 03/26/2006 4:57:04 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Cyclopean Squid

I'm trying to remember the last time no #1 seed made it.


57 posted on 03/26/2006 4:57:40 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: IndyTiger

I don't know about that. George Mason will be hyped all week long by ESPN so they'll be quite the draw come Saturday night.


58 posted on 03/26/2006 5:04:22 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

What a game! A lot better than Villanova, now THAT was disapointing..


59 posted on 03/26/2006 5:09:15 PM PST by cardinal4 (David Gregory-the John Kerry of the Media Elite)
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To: cardinal4

All the one seeds were a let down. Heck how many folks didn't have any top seeds going to Indy?


60 posted on 03/26/2006 5:13:38 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

"George Mason will be hyped all week long by ESPN"


They should be, they're the "Milan HS" of college basketball...


61 posted on 03/26/2006 5:14:02 PM PST by dakine
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To: janetjanet998
Las Vegas makes lots and lots of dollars this year.

Doubtful anyone had any of the brackets after the first round.

62 posted on 03/26/2006 5:16:16 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: dakine

Yup. They can use this run to recruit for the next decade.


63 posted on 03/26/2006 5:17:08 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: jocon307
Good for your son! He must be ecstatic!!!!

Daughter went to Bucknell.......she was ecstatic too...for a day! LOL

64 posted on 03/26/2006 5:17:56 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
Now I'm 10857th at ESPN (out of ~2.5 mil) !!!

Damn Texas. If they had beaten LSU, I might still have a shot at the whole thing!

ML/NJ

65 posted on 03/26/2006 5:24:51 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: jocon307

Go Mason! WE BELIEVE!
66 posted on 03/26/2006 6:09:44 PM PST by bvw
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To: jocon307

Source for picture above: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0603/gallery.fans/content.6.html


67 posted on 03/26/2006 6:12:50 PM PST by bvw
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To: mainepatsfan

1980 was the last and only other time, I believe.


68 posted on 03/26/2006 6:25:15 PM PST by baseballfanjm
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To: ml/nj
I'm 10,857th at ESPN (out of ~2.5 mil) !!!

You beat me -- I'm ranked 171,488th in the Yahoo pool (with 67 pts.).

But I did win a private bet (by 4 pts), so it's not all bad....

....and my Bruins are still in it.

I'm rooting for a Bruins v. Patriots final. ....and although I'd like to see yet another championship banner hanging in Pauley Pavillion, it's difficult to root against George Mason.

69 posted on 03/26/2006 8:05:22 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: TwoSue

"He was at the games!"

Great! Mine was there too! She said all the fans from the two other schools were rooting for Mason too. She just loves that school, she's a sophmore and was sooooo thrilled by all this. She kept saying "we're like a real school now, not just a commuter school!"

It's so great for them. The Wapo has some kind of blog thingy and the one fellow there was saying it's not really fair that after all the work Mason has done to get respect academically that this should make such a difference and put them "on the map", but hey, I guess we'll take it.

Elite Eight was great, Final Four is just....out of sight! as we used to say back in the day.


70 posted on 03/26/2006 10:40:48 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: bvw

Thanks for the photo and the link!

I gotta say having kids is just a great thing. This was without a doubt my most exciting sports moment ever, and I would never have had such excitement without having had my kid! The whole fan damily was watching, super cool stuff!


71 posted on 03/26/2006 10:52:04 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: mainepatsfan
Heck how many folks didn't have any top seeds going to Indy?

I only had one (UConn), and I am likely winner in both of the pools I entered. (Guaranteed first in one and second in the other - and second only if GMU beats Fla, UCLA beats LSU, and then UCLA wins it all.)

ML/NJ

72 posted on 03/28/2006 6:02:47 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: janetjanet998
My alma mater. GRIN.

Of course, when Buchannon won the nobel prize, my tuition went up $500 the next day - wonder what will happen now?

(GMU is the ONLY state school in VA with TWO nobel lauriates on staff. Bite me, UVA).

73 posted on 03/28/2006 6:05:55 PM PST by patton (Once you steal a firetruck, there's really not much else you can do except go for a joyride.)
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