Found March 13, 2012 on
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The 2012 NCAA Tournament brackets were announced Sunday evening and for those who may not have went to a college who made the tournament or are just looking for a local team to root for, here are the New York State teams that are dancing this year. These are the realistic expectations for each team and some noticeable players to watch.
Iona Gaels 25-7
Things You Should Know: Iona is the best scoring team in the country. Yes that’s what I said. Iona comes in averaging an NCAA high 83.3 points per game led by standout point guard Scott Machado. The Queens native and Metro Atlantic Conference player of the year, Machado is averaging 13.6ppg, 5rpg while leading the country with 9.9apg. Machado is projected to be a second round draft pick and this tournament can really make or break his draft stock. A team with this much offensive firepower is dangerous in a single game elimination tournament. The Gaels could possibly be a sleeper team with the ability to win more than one game in this y...
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The odds against winning it all are clear enough for Iona, Brigham Young and the other six low- to bottom-seeded teams tipping off the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio, over the next two days.
Then again, this is where Virginia Commonwealth began punching at probability a year ago. The Rams quietly won in Dayton, then a remarkable four more times to reach the...
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Selection Sunday is through. The matchups are set, Washington fans are crying, and if you listen real close, you’ll hear mad typing across the country as millions fill out their brackets.
So, who do we have at GridironGrit? Here’s my picks for the West Region, including upset alerts, and the most overrated/ underrated teams. I’ll cover the best match of the first two rounds...
March Madness is finally set. The NCAA has released the brackets, and we are ready to go. Now us #Fatties being from Westchester NY, we are happy to see the Scott Machado and the boys as Iona University get an at-large bid, making them only the second MAAC team to EVER get a big in the big dance. Last MAAC team to get an at-large was Manhattan in 1995. Now they still have to earn...