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    Default TAO March Madness 2018

    It's that time of the year again. Selection Sunday is a week from today (3/11). You can fill out a bracket following the selection show. You can join the TAO group now by clicking on the link below.

    Group link here: http://http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2018/en/group?groupID=2205923

    Alternatively: espn.com > fantasy > tournament challenge > my groups > create or join group > search: TAO 2018 Group

    Group password: dapesucks

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    I'm in. Go Blue Devils.

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    I'm pretty mad that it's March too ...... nothing good happens in March.

    Alright, I'll shut up and stay in my room.

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    In as well
    Oklahoma going to win it all

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    That's probably not as awful of a pick as people think if you aren't being sarcastic. I didn't think that Oklahoma deserved to be in based on their resume. But now that they are in, they are a dangerous team. Trae Young's stats dipped in the 2nd half of the season for a few reasons: One, he's a freshman and not used to playing a full college season; and two, every team in the Big12 plays a home and away, so team's in the Big12 started making adjustments. Now he's had a lot of time to rest and he's playing new teams. OU still 5-2 against Top 25 teams and Young still a really really good player averaging 27.4 points, 8.7 assists, and 4 boards per game. Could be an uncomfortable 2nd round game for Duke if they decide to keep playing a zone and OU is making 3's.

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    For those interested in joining the TAO Group, brackets are due 12:15PM Eastern on Thursday afternoon. No need to pick the play-in games.

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    I was being mostly sarcastic, but they could definitely steal a game from Duke considering their lack of effort on defense from time to time. I don't even think Young would need a monster game.

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    Duke winning it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manonfire101 View Post
    That's probably not as awful of a pick as people think if you aren't being sarcastic. I didn't think that Oklahoma deserved to be in based on their resume. But now that they are in, they are a dangerous team. Trae Young's stats dipped in the 2nd half of the season for a few reasons: One, he's a freshman and not used to playing a full college season; and two, every team in the Big12 plays a home and away, so team's in the Big12 started making adjustments. Now he's had a lot of time to rest and he's playing new teams. OU still 5-2 against Top 25 teams and Young still a really really good player averaging 27.4 points, 8.7 assists, and 4 boards per game. Could be an uncomfortable 2nd round game for Duke if they decide to keep playing a zone and OU is making 3's.
    I think Duke's offensive rebounding would be the key in that game. Oklahoma only secures 70% of their defensive boards, which is 240th in the country. Duke's pulling down 39.1% of offensive boards, which is 1st in the country. I think extra chances will be enough to win the game for Duke. That's assuming Oklahoma beats URI, which is pretty much a toss-up. But thanks for giving me extra anxiety about playing Trae Young in the second round.

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