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TOURNEY WATCH: 3/25/12 (NCAA Open Thread)

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Big Blue vs. Neon Green gets us started today. Should be an AAU coach's dream game!
Big Blue vs. Neon Green gets us started today. Should be an AAU coach's dream game!

Two games, two Big 12 teams, two spots still available in the Final Four. And, oh, what a conundrum lies before us.

Do we root for our Big 12 brethren in order to strengthen the conference — though they be fluorescent, cloying Baylor and hated, unworthy Kansas? It's not like it behooves us for either program to experience more success.

Or do we root for their opposition, thus continuing the Big 12's recent streak of falling short in the Elite Eight — and, by extension, propelling two of the most insufferable coaches and fan bases of all time into the Final Four instead?

Choices, choices...

Follow the jump for wrap-up action from the Sweet Sixteen. Or click here to view Elite Eight predictions.

Or simply use this thread to discuss the games and the CBS studio show as we enjoy our last day before all hell likely breaks loose in the Frankapalooza sweepstakes.

Overall Record = 22-11

Big 12 Record = 10-8

Top 50 Record = 6-7

RPI = 49

SOS = 56

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Missouri (2), Baylor, Southern Miss

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Alabama, Long Beach State, Texas

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = Oklahoma (2)

  • Charleston Southern (19-12, 11-7 Big South) | RPI = 161
  • Loyola Chicago (7-23, 1-17 Horizon) | RPI = 309
  • UMES (7-23, 4-12 MEAC) | RPI = 319
  • George Washington (10-21, 5-11 A-10) | RPI = 185
  • Virginia Tech (16-17, 4-12 ACC) | RPI = 115
  • No. 10 seed West Virginia (19-14, 9-9 Big East) | RPI = 57
  • North Florida (16-16, 10-8 A-Sun) | RPI = 179
  • No. 9 seed Alabama (21-12, 9-7 SEC) | RPI = 35
  • Southern Illinois (8-23, 5-13 MVC) | RPI = 253
  • UTEP (15-17, 7-9 C-USA) | RPI = 148
  • No. 12 seed Long Beach State (25-9, 15-1 Big West) | RPI = 39
  • Howard (10-21, 6-10 MEAC) | RPI = 285
  • No. 2 seed Kansas (30-6, 16-2 Big 12) | RPI = 6: Win over No. 11 seed North Carolina State (60-57) in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament
  • No. 2 seed Missouri (30-5, 14-4 Big 12) | RPI = 10
  • No. 3 seed Baylor (30-7, 12-6 Big 12) | RPI = 8: Win over No. 10 seed Xavier (75-70) in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament
  • Oklahoma (15-16, 5-13 Big 12) | RPI = 139
  • No. 11 seed Texas (20-14, 9-9 Big 12) | RPI = 51
  • Oklahoma State (15-18, 7-11 Big 12) | RPI = 122
  • Texas Tech (8-23, 1-17 Big 12) | RPI = 240
  • No. 8 seed Iowa State (23-11, 12-6 Big 12) | RPI = 33
  • Texas A&M (14-17, 4-14 Big 12) | RPI = 165
  • No. 9 seed Southern Miss (25-9, 11-5 C-USA) | RPI = 21
  • No. 1 seed Syracuse (34-2, 17-1 Big East) | RPI = 1: Win over No. 4 seed Wisconsin (64-63) in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament