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GOG 2011-12 #20: NCAA Tournament (Thursday Deadline)

UK enters the NCAA Tournament as one of the big favorites to win the whole thing. This will be the last GOG of the year unless UK makes the Final Four in which case there will be another. Thanks for playing this year!

GOG introduction and rules here.

GOG #19 has now been scored. Congrats to btcoop71 for another win!

Quick note on seed language: A team seeded "5 or lower" is a 6, 7, 8, etc. A 1 seed is "higher" seed than a 2 seed, etc.

NCAA bracket here.

Entries are due by 12:15 PM Eastern Thursday, March 15.

GOG 2011-12 #20: NCAA Tournament [max 67 points]

  1. Pick your Final Four teams [3 points each, 12 points total] UK, Louisville, Kansas, Ohio St
  2. Does a team seeded 5 or lower make the Final Four? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] No
  3. How many double digit seeds make the Sweet 16? [4 points] 3 (I gave Wild Weasel a bonus point for being the only person to guess a nonzero answer and being within 1)
  4. How many total wins do double digit seeds get in the tournament (not counting the First Four games)? [5 points] 12
  5. Does a team from the First Four (Tuesday/Wednesday) win a game on Thursday/Friday? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] yes
  6. Kentucky has played 9 teams that made the NCAA Tournament. What is the record in the first round for these 9 teams? [3 points] 6-3
  7. How many of the opponents in the above question make the Sweet 16? [3 points] 5
  8. How many points does Kentucky score against Western KY? [4/3/2/1 points] 81
  9. What is the highest point total in a game by a #1 seed in the tournament? [4/3/2/1 points] 102
  10. What is the largest margin of victory by a #2 seed in a game in the tournament? [4/3/2/1 points] 17
  11. Who leads Kentucky in scoring for the tournament? [4 points] Lamb
  12. Who records the most blocks in the tournament: Anthony Davis or the Rest of the Team? [+1 of correct, -1 if incorrect] Davis
  13. Who scores the first points of the tournament for UK? Who scores the last points in the tournament for UK? [3 points each, 6 points total] Jones
  14. Predict Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's shooting line (within 3 points for each) for the tournament: 2pt FG% / 3pt FG% / FT%. [2 points each, 6 points total] 54/20/76
  15. Predict Marquis Teague's assists in the 1st game/2nd game/3rd game. [2 points each, 6 points total] 4/7/7
  16. Don't forget the women! How many games does the UK Hoops squad play in their tournament? [3 points] 4
  17. Special Bonus: What is the total number of points scored by all teams combined in all 67 games of the tournament this year (includes the play-in games)? The closest answer will receive 3 points and everyone within 5% of the correct answer will receive 1 additional point. (so for instance if 5000 total points are scored you would need to be within 250) 8906

RK UserName PTS GOGS Played TOTAL PTS Rank by PTS AVERAGE Rank by AVG
1 Ken Howlett 23 10 106 10 0.215 6
2 Wild Weasel 22 20 194 6 0.198 9
2 kydamcat 22 6 75 13 0.276
4 a2d2 18 20 253 1 0.258 1
4 btcoop71 18 19 235 2 0.252 2
4 ukcris 18 18 206 3 0.235 4
7 floundringaround 14 18 182 7 0.209 8
8 kcgard2 12 18 197 4 0.229 5

jc25
10 100 11 0.213 7

shakfu
1 10 17 0.167

GoLightning
16 196 5 0.249 3

benginat0r
1 17 14 0.283

EagleTDL
11 88 12 0.169 12

big-cuz fan
1 9 19 0.2

wildcatfaninexile
15 132 8 0.19 10

sweasyf
13 112 9 0.187 11

cakeonyou
1 10 17 0.21

WildcatFan84
1 12 16 0.26

Anything but Gatorade
1 15 15 0.32
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