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Basketball 2015-16, 2016-17

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  Ed "Huck" Palmer has long been a headliner among our trusty statmen/observers. He is not to be confused with Tom "Puck" McKenna. (Huck is normal. Puck is not even close). You may contact him at TEDDYCAT10@aol.com. Twitter . . . @HuckPalmer. 


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MARCH 12, 2017
 
Breakdowns for Huck and Joe Lunardi . . .
 
Huck's comment: "Working on only one computer with no interns -- not with multiple computers/monitors and 15 interns -- and with a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old on my lap, I'm pretty happy with my performance."
Exact picks --   Huck 37 . . . Joe 34
Missed by 1 --  Huck 23 . . . Joe 28
Missed by 2 --  Huck 6   . . . Joe 5
Missed by 3 --  Huck 0   . . . Joe 0
Missed completely -- Huck 2 . . . Joe 1

MARCH 12, 2017
 
Huck's predictions for the NCAA Tournament brackets, etc. . . 

2017 Field of 68          
Teams Ranked 1 thru 68   *Conference Winners 
  #1 Seeds   #2 Seeds   #3 Seeds   #4 Seeds
1 Villanova* 5 Arizona* 9 Louisville 13 Florida
2 Kansas 6 Duke* 10 Florida St. 14 UCLA
3 North Carolina 7 Kentucky* 11 Butler 15 SMU*
4 Gonzaga* 8 Oregon  12 Baylor 16 Purdue
  #5 Seeds   #6 Seeds   #7 Seeds   #8 Seeds
17 Notre Dame 21 Iowa St.* 25 Michigan* 29 Dayton
18 West VA 22 Wisconsin 26 Creighton 30 Michigan St.
19 Cincy 23 Minnesota 27 St. Mary’s 31 Va Tech
20 Virginia 24 Maryland 28 Arkansas 32 So. Carolina
  #9 Seeds   #10 Seeds   #11 Seeds   #12 Seeds
33 VCU 37 Northwestern 41 R. Island* 47 Wichita St.*
34 Xavier 38 Okla St. 42 Nevada* 48 UNC-Wilmington*
35 Seton Hall 39 Vandy 43 Marquette 49 MD Tenn. St.*
36 Miami 40 Wake Forest 44 Providence 50 N. Mexico St.*
        45 Syracuse    
        46 California    
  #13 Seeds   #14 Seeds   #15 Seeds   #16 Seeds
51 Vermont* 55 Iona* 59 Troy* 63 S. Dakota St.*
52 E. Tenn. St.* 56 Winthrop* 60 No. Kentucky* 64 New Orleans*
53 Bucknell* 57 Fla Gulf Coast* 61 Texas Southern* 65 UC Davis*
54 Princeton* 58 Kent St.* 62 North Dakota* 66 Jacksonville St.*
            67 MT. St. Mary’s*
            68 No. Caro. Central*
  Next Last 4 In:   Last 4 In:   First 4 Out:   Next 4 Out
  Northwestern   Marquette   USC   Illinois
  Okla St.   Providence   Kansas St.   Iowa
  Vandy   Syracuse   Illinois St.   BYU
  Wake Forest   California   Georgia   Coll. of Char.
               
  Play-in games:            
16 No. Caro. Cem. vs UC Davis        
16 Mt. St. Mary’s vs Jack. St.        
               
11 California vs Marquette        
11 Providence vs Syracuse        

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MARCH 13, 2016

8:20 p.m. . . .
Breakdown of Huck vs. Joe Lunardi
Exact picks --   Huck 36 . . . Joe 34
Missed by 1 --  Huck 22 . . . Joe 26
Missed by 2 --  Huck 7   . . . Joe 5
Missed by 3 --  Huck 1   . . . Joe 0
Missed completely -- Huck 2 . . . Joe 3

Predictions for NCAA Bracket
Final version (5:37 p.m. . . . glitch corrected)

2016 NCAA Field (Projected) 
Teams Ranked 1 thru 68    *Conference Winners
  #1 Seeds   #2 Seeds   #3 Seeds   #4 Seeds
1 *Kansas 5 Virginia 9 Xavier 13 Texas A&M
2 *North Carolina 6 Villanova 10 *Kentucky 14 Purdue
3 *Michigan St. 7 Oklahoma 11 Utah 15 Duke
4 *Oregon 8 West Virginia 12 Miami 16 Maryland
  #5 Seeds   #6 Seeds   #7 Seeds   #8 Seeds
17 Iowa St. 21 California 25 Iowa 29 Texas Tech
18 Indiana 22 Texas 26 *St. Joe’s 30 Dayton
19 Arizona 23 Baylor 27 Wisconsin 31 USC
20 *Seton Hall 24 Notre Dame 28 Colorado 32 UConn
  #9 Seeds   #10 Seeds   #11 Seeds   #12 Seeds
33 Oregon St. 37 VCU 41 Wichita State 47 *UNC Wilmington
34 Providence 38 Pitt 42 Michigan 48 *No. Iowa
35 Butler 39 S. Carolina 43 Temple 49 *So. Dakota St.
36 *Gonzaga 40 Syracuse 44 San Diego St. 50 *Fresno St.
        45 Cincinnati    
        46 *Buffalo    
  #13 Seeds   #14 Seeds   #15 Seeds   #16 Seeds
51 *Hawaii 55 *Chattanooga 59 *Stony Brook 63 *Hampton
52 *Ark Litt. Rock 56 *Wis. Gr. Bay 60 *Weber St. 64 *Fla Gulf Coast
53 *Iona 57 *SF Austin 61 *CS-Bakersfield 65 *Austin Peay
54 *Yale 58 *MD Tenn St. 62 *UNC-Asheville 66 *FDU
            67 *Southern
            68 *Holy Cross
  Next Last 4 In:   Last 4 IN:   First 4 Out:   Next 4 Out
  Pitt   Michigan   Vandy   Monmouth
  So. Carolina   Temple   St. Mary's   Florida
  Syracuse   San Diego St.   St. Bonnie’s   Valpo
  Wichita St.   Cincinnati   Georgia   Tulsa
  Play-in games:            
#16 Holy Cross #16 Austin Peay        
#16 Southern #16 FDU        
#11 Temple #11 San Diego St.        
#11 Michigan #11 Cincinnati        

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Below is the breakdown for the 2014-15 season . . .

MARCH 15

7:45 p.m. . . .
Breakdown of Huck vs. Joe Lunardi
Exact picks --   Huck 32 . . . Joe 42
Missed by 1 --  Huck 29 . . . Joe 19
Missed by 2 --  Huck 4   . . . Joe 5
Missed by 3 --  Huck 1   . . . Joe 0
Missed completely -- Huck 2 . . . Joe 2
Huck missed on UCLA (11th) and Mississippi (play-in 11th)
Joe missed on UCLA (11th) and Indiana (10th)

5:58 p.m. . . .

2015 NCAA Field: (Projected)  
Teams Ranked 1 thru 68    *Conference Winners  
  #1 Seeds   #2 Seeds   #3 Seeds   #4 Seeds  
1 Kentucky* 5 Arizona* 9 Iowa St.* 13 Oklahoma  
2 Villanova* 6 Virginia 10 Notre Dame* 14 No. Iowa*  
3 Wisconsin* 7 Kansas 11 Baylor 15 North Carolina  
4 Duke 8 Gonzaga* 12 Maryland 16 Arkansas  
  #5 Seeds   #6 Seeds   #7 Seeds   #8 Seeds  
17 Louisville 21 Providence 25 Georgetown 29 St. John’s  
18 SMU* 22 Wichita St. 26 VCU* 30 Xavier  
19 West Virginia 23 Butler 27 San Diego St. 31 Iowa  
20 Mich. St.  24 Utah 28 Oregon 32 Davidson  
  #9 Seeds   #10 Seeds   #11 Seeds   #12 Seeds  
33 NC State 37 Texas 41 Georgia 47 Wyoming*  
34 Ohio St. 38 LSU 42 Temple 48 Buffalo*  
35 Dayton 39 Purdue 43 Indiana 49 Valpo*  
36 Cincinnati  40 Okla St. 44 Colo. St. 50 SF. Austin*  
        45 BYU      
        46 Boise St.      
  #13 Seeds   #14 Seeds   #15 Seeds   #16 Seeds  
51 Wofford* 55 UAB* 59 Belmont* 63 Costal Carolina*  
52 Harvard* 56 Northeastern* 60 N. Mexico St.* 64 Manhattan*  
53 Georgia St.* 57 No. Dak. St.* 61 Lafayette* 65 Texas Southern*  
54 UC Irvine* 58 East. Wash.* 62 Albany* 66 North Florida*  
            67 Robert Morris*  
            68 Hampton*  
  Next Last 4 In:   Last 4 IN:   First 4 Out:   Next 4 Out  
  Purdue   Indiana   Mississippi   Old Dominion  
  Okla St.   Colo St.   Miami-Fla   Murray St.  
  Georgia      BYU   UCLA   Iona  
  Temple   Boise St.   Tulsa   Texas A&M  
  Play-in games:              
#16 Hampton vs #16 Texas Southern  
#16 Robert Morris vs. #16 North Florida      
#11 Boise St. vs #11 BYU      
#11 Colo. St. vs #11 Indiana