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March Madness 2010 Friday's Best

  1. How about number 12 Cornell just taking it to Temple, look for Cornell to beat the Badgers as well as Wisconsin won't match up well against them.
  2. How about the Maryland freshman forward Jordan Williams 21 point and 17 rebound performance leading them to a victory over Houston.
  3. Everybody including Obama seemed to be picking Siena over Purdue but we were vindicated for choosing Purdue in our bracket as JaJuan Johnson went off for 23 and it was clear they still had more talent on the floor.
  4. How about the PAC 10 with their only two teams advancing to the Second Round after everybody talked about how bad the PAC 10 was this year. Cal beat Louisville 77 to 62 to extend the Big East's teams string of upsets against them.
  5. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hit 24 of 25 free throws to upset Oklahoma State 64 to 59.
  6. Pittsburgh has 6 players score in double figures to beat Oakland 89 to 66 and overcome giving up 28 to Keith Benson.
  7. Missouri forces Clemson into 20 turnovers to get an 86 to 78 win. With the help of those forced turnovers they outscored Clemson 22 to 2 on fast break points.
  8. Dallas Lauderdale plays great defense to help Ohio State beat UC Santa Barbara 68-51. Lauderdale had 8 blocks and 12 boards.
  9. Senior Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin scored 14 points in the second half to help the Bulldogs hang on for the win over Florida State.
  10. Jordan Crawford had 28 points for Xavier as he sparked the 65 to 54 win over Minnesota. It was all tied up at the half as the Gophers height frustrated Xavier but Crawford had it figured out in the second half.
How did our bracket do on Friday, well not nearly as well as Thursday. We originally had Cornell for the win and changed it because we then had to pick them to beat Wisconsin and that changed a lot in our bracket later on. We knew picking Oakland over Pitt was risky but sense we didn't have Pitt moving on in the next round we did it anyways, we thought Benson would do it for Oakland and he had 28 but they didn't play defense. We missed on Louisville vs California but that was an 8 and 9 and could have gone either way. We did hit on the Missouri win over Clemson as we were sure their defense would carry them and it did. We are really frustrated that our whole East Regional could look perfect right now if we went with Cornell like we did at first, as it is we are now down to 77.9% of brackets nationally but are still setup pretty good in the second round.

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