Field narrowed from 64 to 32 teams:
Awful early to predict anything after Thursday and Friday's first round action and then going into the first weekend of games. It is really great to watch all the matchups and see the outcomes live, and even get in an hour or 5 of some "bitch in the middle".
This year we did not see too many upsets although three # 12 seeded teams won during the opening round. #12 Arizona defeated #5 Utah 84-71 in the Midwest Region, #12 Wisconsin defeated #5 Florida State 61-59 in the East Region and #5 Western Kentucky defeated #5 Illinois 76-72. Also, #4 Wake Forest fell to #13 Cleveland State 84-69.
Big hero in Claude Childers and Dave Eccles #17 round draft pick Roburt Sallie (pictured) of Memphis. Sallie, a 4.7 regular season average scored 35 points in Memphis' opening round game over Cal State Northridge. Sallie hit for 17 first half points and followed that with another 18 in the second half going 10-15 from 3 point range.
Through First Round games - top 4 drafters (1-3 pay):
1st: Ron Seymour - 420
2nd: Ken Kremer - 353
3rd: Commissioner Krautstrunk - 352
4th: Kevin Keuper - 336
Leading Scorers in the tournament:
Leader: Ron Seymour's - Ben Woodside of N Dakota State - 37 points (out)
Claude Childer's - Roburt Sallie of Memphis - 35 points
Updated scoring through 1st games:
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