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★ 2020 NCAA MARCH MADNESS ★ Selection Sunday —March 15, 2020 to the 2020 NCAA championship game — Monday, April 6, 2020

Conference Championships begin soon.  Be sure to get in The BROWNS BOARD March Madness Tournament when it's posted.

Here is the March Madness schedule for the 2020 NCAA tournament, including the Final Four and NCAA championship game in Atlanta.

First, the TL/DR version:

  • Selection Sunday —March 15, 2020
  • First Four — Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, 2020
  • NCAA Tournament Round 1 — Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, 2020
  • NCAA Tournament Round 2 — Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • Sweet 16 — Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Elite 8 — Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • Final Four — Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • 2020 NCAA championship game — Monday, April 6, 2020

The 2020 tournament field will be revealed on Selection Sunday — when the full field of 68, seeding, and bracket are released — on March 15, 2020.

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For something a bit different this year here are the odds on the likely teams before the conference championship games as of February 17, 2017.

Just a TIP for you bracket gurus out there watch the teams before and after those games.;)https://www.vegasinsider.com/college-basketball/odds/futures

ODDS TO WIN 2020 NCAA MEN'S TOURNAMENT (4/6/20)
Team Odds
Baylor Bears 7/1
Gonzaga Bulldogs 7/1
Kansas Jayhawks 7/1
Duke Blue Devils 8/1
Dayton Flyers 12/1. Dayton ?  Really ?
Maryland Terrapins 14/1
Seton Hall Pirates 16/1
Auburn Tigers 20/1
Louisville Cardinals 20/1.
Michigan State Spartans 20/1. better hoops than pigskin
San Diego State Aztecs 20/1
Kentucky Wildcats 25/1
Arizona Wildcats 30/1
Oregon Ducks 30/1
Penn State Nittany Lions 30/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 30/1
Creighton Bluejays 40/1
Florida State Seminoles 40/1 
Ohio State Buckeyes 40/1. our BUCKS started hot
Texas Tech Red Raiders 40/1
Villanova Wildcats 40/1
Michigan Wolverines 50/1. the B10 not ranked too high
Colorado Buffaloes 60/1
Iowa Hawkeyes 60/1
Marquette Golden Eagles 60/1
BYU Cougars 80/1
LSU Tigers 80/1 amazing how the big football schools are eh in hoops
Alabama Crimson Tide 100/1
Arizona State Sun Devils 100/1
Butler Bulldogs 100/1
Cincinnati Bearcats 100/1
Florida Gators 100/1
Houston Cougars 100/1
Illinois Fighting Illini 100/1
Mississippi State Bulldogs 100/1
North Carolina State Wolfpack 100/1
Oklahoma Sooners 100/1
Purdue Boilermakers 100/1
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 100/1
USC Trojans 100/1
Virginia Cavaliers 100/1
Wichita State Shockers 100/1
Wisconsin Badgers 100/1. whoa Wisconsin !
Xavier Musketeers 100/1

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Baylor Bears 7/1
Gonzaga Bulldogs 7/1
   
   
Dayton Flyers 12/1. Dayton ?  Really ?
Maryland Terrapins 14/1
Seton Hall Pirates 16/1
Auburn Tigers 20/1
Louisville Cardinals 20/1.
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San Diego State Aztecs 20/1
   
   
Oregon Ducks 30/1
Penn State Nittany Lions 30/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 30/1
Creighton Bluejays 40/1
Florida State Seminoles 40/1 
Ohio State Buckeyes 40/1. our BUCKS started hot
Texas Tech Red Raiders

 

Sure, why not, any of these.

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So how many of you get into backetology?  The popularity and TV viewership is growing every year.

March Madness has become one of the most popular sporting events in the United States. Because of the length of the tournament and the number of teams involved it is one of the most popular sporting events in terms of television ratings. One event associated with March Madness is filling out the brackets. It has become extremely common in popular culture, even among non-sports fans; it is estimated that tens of millions of Americans participate in the contest every year. Mainstream media outlets such as ESPN, CBS Sports and Fox Sports host tournaments online where contestants can enter for free.

Also, there are many sites that cater to corporate marketing and public relations to get in on the excitement such as BigTourney.com. Employers have also noticed a change in the behavior of employees during this time: they have seen an increase in the number of sick days  used, extended lunch breaks and even the rescheduling of conference calls to allow for more tournament watching. There are also many handicappers and pundits which offer advice for winning your bracket.

ESPN already has sample 2020 brackets out for you bracket gurus.   http://m.espn.com/ncb/bracketology?src=desktop&rand=ref~{"ref"%3A"https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F"}

CBS has theirs out. http://m.espn.com/ncb/bracketology?src=desktop&rand=ref~{"ref"%3A"https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F"}

It will not be long until the biggest tournament in sports is here.  ;)

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Are any of you planning to go to any games?  Dayton #5 in the AP rankings and Cleveland are both hosting tournament games.

2020 NCAA tournament schedule and locations:

DATES ROUND CITY, STATE HOST(S) FACILITY
March 15 Selection Sunday N/A N/A N/A
March 17-18 First Four Dayton, OH University of Dayton UD Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Albany, NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Times Union Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Spokane, WA University of Idaho Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds St. Louis, MO Missouri Valley Conference Enterprise Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds Tampa, FL University of South Florida Amalie Arena
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Greensboro, NC Atlantic Coast Conference Greensboro Coliseum
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Omaha, NE Creighton University CenturyLink Center Omaha
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Sacramento, CA Sacramento State University Golden 1 Center
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds Cleveland, OH Mid-American Conference/Cleveland State Quicken Loans Arena
March 26/28 Midwest Regional Indianapolis, IN Horizon League/IUPUI Lucas Oil Stadium
March 26/28 West Regional Los Angeles, CA Pepperdine University STAPLES Center
March 27/29 South Regional Houston, TX University of Houston Toyota Center
March 27/29 East Regional New York, NY St. John’s University/Big East Conference Madison Square Garden
April 4/6 Final Four Atlanta, GA Georgia Institute of Technology

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Here are the Net rankings for the top 20 of 353 NCAA teams so you can see where your local or favorite team is located.  As you can see it's not like football with the best of the P5 teams on top.  Also I'm no hoops guru except for March Madness time.  

NOTE: The Net and AP rankings do differ quite a bit for example SDS 1 or 5? See the link for both.

  https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1/ncaa-mens-basketball-net-rankings?utm_campaign=inline-article

Through Games Feb. 17 2020 - the last 4 columns are ROAD NEUTRAL HOME NON D1

RANK
PREVIOUS
SCHOOL
CONFERENCE
RECORD
ROAD
NEUTRAL
HOME
NON DIV I
RANK
PREVIOUS
SCHOOL
CONFERENCE
RECORD
ROAD
RNEUTRAL
HOME
NON DIV I
1 1 San Diego St. Mountain West 25-0 10-0 3-0 12-0 1-0
2 2 Baylor Big 12 23-1 8-0 3-1 12-0 0-0
3 3 Gonzaga WCC 26-1 10-0 2-1 14-0 0-0
4 4 Kansas Big 12 22-3 7-1 2-1 13-1 1-0
5 5 Dayton Atlantic 10 23-2 6-0 3-2 14-0 0-0
6 6 Duke ACC 22-3 7-1 3-0 12-2 0-0
7 7 Maryland Big Ten 21-4 4-4 3-0 14-0 0-0
8 8 Arizona Pac-12 18-7 4-4 3-1 11-2 0-0
9 9 Louisville ACC 21-5 6-3 1-1 14-1 0-0
10 10 West Virginia Big 12 18-7 3-6 3-0 12-1 0-0
11 11 Colorado Pac-12 20-6 4-4 4-0 12-2 0-0
12 13 Creighton Big East 19-6 5-4 1-1 13-1 1-0
13 12 Michigan St. Big Ten 17-9 4-4 3-2 10-3 0-0
14 14 Seton Hall Big East 18-7 7-3 2-1 9-3 0-0
15 15 Florida St. ACC 21-4 5-4 3-0 13-0 0-0
16 16 Villanova Big East 19-6 5-3 3-1 11-2 0-0
17 17 Penn St. Big Ten 20-5 5-3 2-1 13-1 0-0
18 18 Ohio St. Big Ten 17-8 3-5 1-1 13-2 0-0
19 19 Marquette Big East 17-7 3-5 2-1 12-1 0-0
20 20 Butler Big East 19-7 4-4 3-0 12-3 0-0

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22 hours ago, mjp28 said:

For something a bit different this year here are the odds on the likely teams before the conference championship games as of February 17, 2017.

Just a TIP for you bracket gurus out there watch the teams before and after those games.;)https://www.vegasinsider.com/college-basketball/odds/futures

ODDS TO WIN 2020 NCAA MEN'S TOURNAMENT (4/6/20)
Team Odds
Baylor Bears 7/1
Gonzaga Bulldogs 7/1
Kansas Jayhawks 7/1
Duke Blue Devils 8/1
Dayton Flyers 12/1. Dayton ?  Really ?
Maryland Terrapins 14/1
Seton Hall Pirates 16/1
Auburn Tigers 20/1
Louisville Cardinals 20/1.
Michigan State Spartans 20/1. better hoops than pigskin
San Diego State Aztecs 20/1
Kentucky Wildcats 25/1
Arizona Wildcats 30/1
Oregon Ducks 30/1
Penn State Nittany Lions 30/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 30/1
Creighton Bluejays 40/1
Florida State Seminoles 40/1 
Ohio State Buckeyes 40/1. our BUCKS started hot
Texas Tech Red Raiders 40/1
Villanova Wildcats 40/1
Michigan Wolverines 50/1. the B10 not ranked too high
Colorado Buffaloes 60/1
Iowa Hawkeyes 60/1
Marquette Golden Eagles 60/1
BYU Cougars 80/1
LSU Tigers 80/1 amazing how the big football schools are eh in hoops
Alabama Crimson Tide 100/1
Arizona State Sun Devils 100/1
Butler Bulldogs 100/1
Cincinnati Bearcats 100/1
Florida Gators 100/1
Houston Cougars 100/1
Illinois Fighting Illini 100/1
Mississippi State Bulldogs 100/1
North Carolina State Wolfpack 100/1
Oklahoma Sooners 100/1
Purdue Boilermakers 100/1
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 100/1
USC Trojans 100/1
Virginia Cavaliers 100/1
Wichita State Shockers 100/1
Wisconsin Badgers 100/1. whoa Wisconsin !
Xavier Musketeers 100/1

I agree about  The Flyers  another bet i like would be the ducks at 30-1

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9 hours ago, The Gipper said:
Baylor Bears 7/1
Gonzaga Bulldogs 7/1
   
   
Dayton Flyers 12/1. Dayton ?  Really ?
Maryland Terrapins 14/1
Seton Hall Pirates 16/1
Auburn Tigers 20/1
Louisville Cardinals 20/1.
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San Diego State Aztecs 20/1
   
   
Oregon Ducks 30/1
Penn State Nittany Lions 30/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 30/1
Creighton Bluejays 40/1
Florida State Seminoles 40/1 
Ohio State Buckeyes 40/1. our BUCKS started hot
Texas Tech Red Raiders

 

Sure, why not, any of these.

dude what about Nova at 40-1

Edited by ATOM
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never bet zaga to win

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1 hour ago, ATOM said:

never bet zaga to win

Great seeds but can't win it all.  

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2 hours ago, ATOM said:

dude what about Nova at 40-1

You don't understand the purpose of my post...so I will spell it out:   Fuck the "Blue Bloods".    Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, NC, and Villanova fits in there.

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21 hours ago, The Gipper said:

You don't understand the purpose of my post...so I will spell it out:   Fuck the "Blue Bloods".    Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, NC, and Villanova fits in there.

well then i guess thats what you should have said

  • Haha 1

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3 hours ago, ATOM said:

well then i guess thats what you should have said

I just reposted the teams that I would not mind seeing win the title.   That was evident from the post when I said "any of these". 

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2 hours ago, The Gipper said:

I just reposted the teams that I would not mind seeing win the title.   That was evident from the post when I said "any of these". 

are you on some kind of pharmaceutical drugs ?

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10 hours ago, ATOM said:

are you on some kind of pharmaceutical drugs ?

What is it about what I have said that you don't understand?  

I listed various teams, and said:  "Sure,  why not.  Any of these."   

And I deleted the teams I don't want to win.  

I mean, OK, maybe that was  a subtle way of saying "Fuck the Blue Bloods"....but do you always have to be beat over the head with something to comprehend it? 

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On 2/18/2020 at 7:14 AM, The Gipper said:
Baylor Bears 7/1
Gonzaga Bulldogs 7/1
   
   
Dayton Flyers 12/1. Dayton ?  Really ?
Maryland Terrapins 14/1
Seton Hall Pirates 16/1
Auburn Tigers 20/1
Louisville Cardinals 20/1.
  n
San Diego State Aztecs 20/1
   
   
Oregon Ducks 30/1
Penn State Nittany Lions 30/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 30/1
Creighton Bluejays 40/1
Florida State Seminoles 40/1 
Ohio State Buckeyes 40/1. our BUCKS started hot
Texas Tech Red Raiders

 

Sure, why not, any of these.

a subtle way of saying fuck the blue bloods huh ? who in the hell is gonna make any kind of sense outta that ?

first off the tigers the ducks the nittany lions the seminoles the raiders and even ohio state are not blue bloods when it comes to basketball 

so you either do not follow collage b ball or on drugs 

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16 hours ago, ATOM said:

a subtle way of saying fuck the blue bloods huh ? who in the hell is gonna make any kind of sense outta that ?

Anyone with a brain

first off the tigers the ducks the nittany lions the seminoles the raiders and even ohio state are not blue bloods when it comes to basketball 

so you either do not follow collage b ball or on drugs 

Uh....no shit Sherlock.  It is why I left those teams on the list of   Why not, any of these.

Hello! McFly!....there really isn't anybody home, now is there. 

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2020 March Madness is beginning with the smaller conferences starting March 3rd and the big ones to follow before Selection Sunday March 15.

For all of the conferences and dates and more information see link:.  https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2020-03-03/2020-ncaa-conference-tournaments-schedules-brackets-scores

Big Ten

  • Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
    • First Round — Wednesday, March 11
    • Second Round — Thursday, March 12
    • Quarterfinals — Friday, March 13
    • Semifinals — Saturday, March 14
    • Championship — Sunday, March 15
    • Bracket.  <---- see bracket for dates and times

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11 hours ago, jbluhm86 said:

CBS Sports: 2020 NCAA Tournament canceled due to growing threat of coronavirus pandemic

For the first time in its history, the NCAA is canceling March Madness competition

Yes sports and almost everything else is in uncharted waters until all of this blows over.

I'm watching the markets on CNBC  now, the closest thing to contact sports going on for the present time.  

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Well I guess that the 2020 March Madness is almost officially over, tomorrow would have been the Final Four.

  • Sweet 16 — Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Elite 8 — Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • Final Four — Saturday, April 4, 2020.    :(
  • 2020 NCAA championship game — Monday, April 6, 2020

The 2020 tournament field will be revealed on Selection Sunday — when the full field of 68, seeding, and bracket are released — on March 15, 2020.

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Well then.....with no  Tournament,   a National Championship can still be declared the old Fashioned way  (the way they did in football for most of its history).......via   a Poll.       There is nothing prohibiting them from declaring a National Champ, is there?  Here is the last   AP  poll, and maybe this is it:

1     Kansas (63) 28-3 1,623 1
2 Gonzaga (1) 31-2 1,547 2
3 Dayton (1) 29-2 1,505 3
4 Florida State 26-5 1,381 4
5 Baylor 26-4 1,337 5
6 San Diego State 30-2 1,279 6
7 Creighton 24-7 1,154 7
8 Kentucky 25-6 1,118 8
9 Michigan State 22-9 1,023 9
10 Villanova 24-7 1,011 11
11 Duke 25-6 990 10
12 Maryland 24-7 924 12
13 Oregon 24-7 892 13
14 Louisville 24-7 768 15
15 Seton Hall 21-9 727 16
16 Virginia 23-7 586 17
17 Wisconsin 21-10 539 18
18 BYU 24-8 537 14
19 Ohio State 21-10 459 19
20 Auburn 25-6 453 20
21 Illinois 21-10 263 21
22 Houston 23-8 179 22
23 Butler 22-9 165 24
24 West Virginia 21-10 159 22
25 Iowa 20-11 109 25

 

So, Kansas would be champ. 

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1 hour ago, The Gipper said:

Well then.....with no  Tournament,   a National Championship can still be declared the old Fashioned way  (the way they did in football for most of its history).......via   a Poll.       There is nothing prohibiting them from declaring a National Champ, is there?  Here is the last   AP  poll, and maybe this is it:

1     Kansas (63) 28-3 1,623 1
2 Gonzaga (1) 31-2 1,547 2
3 Dayton (1) 29-2 1,505 3
4 Florida State 26-5 1,381 4
5 Baylor 26-4 1,337 5
6 San Diego State 30-2 1,279 6
7 Creighton 24-7 1,154 7
8 Kentucky 25-6 1,118 8
9 Michigan State 22-9 1,023 9
10 Villanova 24-7 1,011 11
11 Duke 25-6 990 10
12 Maryland 24-7 924 12
13 Oregon 24-7 892 13
14 Louisville 24-7 768 15
15 Seton Hall 21-9 727 16
16 Virginia 23-7 586 17
17 Wisconsin 21-10 539 18
18 BYU 24-8 537 14
19 Ohio State 21-10 459 19
20 Auburn 25-6 453 20
21 Illinois 21-10 263 21
22 Houston 23-8 179 22
23 Butler 22-9 165 24
24 West Virginia 21-10 159 22
25 Iowa 20-11 109 25

 

So, Kansas would be champ. 

This might have been a big longshot and underdog year sure Kansas is a blue blood but some interesting names in the top 10 and beyond.

Zags who always chokes, UD Dayton, SDST and even Ohio State in the top 20.

Oh well we'll never know for sure.........

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2 hours ago, mjp28 said:

This might have been a big longshot and underdog year sure Kansas is a blue blood but some interesting names in the top 10 and beyond.

Zags who always chokes, UD Dayton, SDST and even Ohio State in the top 20.

Oh well we'll never know for sure.........

Sure we can know for sure just name a champion from the poll

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I'm no big hoops guy but have always liked the March Madness tournament.  Last undefeated NCAA team?  Well Bobby Knight of course.

Undefeated national champions since 1939:
YEAR SCHOOL RECORD
1975-76 Indiana 32-0
1972-73 UCLA 30-0
1971-72 UCLA 30-0
1966-67 UCLA 30-0
1963-64 UCLA 30-0
1956-57 North Carolina 32-0
1955-56 San Francisco 29-0

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