FIRST ROUND THURSDAY RECAP

WHO WOULD PICK MONTANA TO MAKE THE FINAL FOUR?

JIMMIE PATRICK JR. that's who!


SOME PEOPLE BOUGHT INTO SYRACUSE'S

Well it just cost them a Final Four team.
Rocky Lyons, Steve Murray, Amanda Sutton 1, and Steve Swift


AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY THEY "THOUGHT" THEY WERE......


Well, maybe not. They had Nevada in their Final Four.
Jay Anderson 1, Jay Anderson 2, Quaye Bealmear 2, Jimmie Patrick Sr., Tom Stark


WHAT THE ....
Marquette not making the Final Four?

That's what Michelle Bealmear, Marcy Marksberry, Amanda Sutton 2, and NO IU are confused about.

WELL THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG
Dianna Hawkins and Stephanie Painter were the first to lose a Final Four team. And it only took one game.

Both had Louisville in Final Four. Dianna had them as a Runner Up.
At least they are having a good time!

THE BEST OF DAY ONE
We had fourteen entries that correctly picked 15 out of the 16 games played on Thursday.
Those were: Miguel Bazan, Brian Dowden, Conor Farrington 2, Ryan Friesenhahn, D&J Gammache, Steelskins 2, Heather Hanson, Cristin Hiatt, Wayne & Janet Lundquist, Caroline Mock, Tom Mock, Dravyn Murray, Mike Murray, and Brad Robertson.

The biggest upset of the day (according to the seeding) was Murray State knocked out Marquette. It wasn't that big of a surprise to the brotherhood as we had 121 entries that correctly picked the upset.

Although there weren't that many upsets on Thursday, (1) 8 vs 9, (2) 7 vs 10, and (1) 5 vs 12, there were 16 that got all four correct. They were:
Miguel Bazan, Brian Dowden, Conor Farrington 2, Ryan Friesenhahn, D&J Gammache,
Heather Hanson, Jake Fritsche, Mark Holzinger, Kevin McGuire, Rod Odom 1, Luke Wilson,
Craig Winstel 1, Craig Winstel 2, Emily Burrow, Sarah Nash, and Chris Haynes.

AND THEN THE FOOLISH
We had four entries that thought that Montana would defeat Michigan.


Brian Hobbs 1, Amanda Carmichael, Jimmie Patrick Jr, Ruth Langmore
AND
Six entries predicted Bradley would beat Michigan State.

Miriam Maisel, Gustav Mahler, Rod Odom 2, Patrick Bryant,
Dianna Hawkins 1, and Jimmie Patrick Sr

AND
Seven predicted Old Dominion to defeat Purdue. Then again, these folks may have seen Purdue play before and didn't actually think they were gambling


Dave Blankowski, Ashton Smith, Brittney Francis, DeWitt Knox,
Greg Eaton 1, Wes Herndon, and Ruth Langmore