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I am not a huge Blue Wall/Media Bias type guy, but it does seem a bit ridic that both 79 and 2000 are listed as 11 seeds when a team like 2008 Kansas is a 7. Either way, I can't speak intelligently about '79 because I wasn't old enough to watch it, but I think 2000 easily makes the Sweet 16. Then its a classic match-up against a great Kentucky team.
The 79' team should be at worst a 3 seed IMO. 11 seed? So there are at least 40 other teams better than Magic's Championship team?
I wonder if seeding was random? That 1989 scUM team was a 6 seed (admittedly in a really good big ten); meanwhile the 2000 team steamrolled everyone (and was a 1 seed). The 79 MSU team had one of the most dominant college players ever, and another great in Kelser.
Both the '79 and '00 teams won every NCAAT game by 10+ points as well. Actually, I think it might be 11 points, but whatever. At the time the 2000 team did it, no one else in NCAAT history had done it (other than the '79 team).
Having '79 MSU as an 11 seed and '89 U-M ranked ahead as a 10 seed invalidates this person's opinion in my mind.
Magic + Kelser + Vincent could beat those punks 3 on 5.
Edit: Fun fact I just learned; Greg Kelser was drafted #4 overall that year. Two top 5 picks > Glen Rice and co.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by tBell Tolls 14 months ago
Hide yo quarterbackz, hide yo kidz, the MSU defense is here
the 95 ucla team was better than the 2000 MSU team? yeah ok.
78 Kentucky as a 3 seed, and 79 MSU as an 11? That makes no sense. UK beat us by 3 in 78.
And the 79 team would whoop ass on the 2000 team. No offense young uns.
Yeah, 79 is an 11 but 1946 Oklahoma A&M is a 4
The seeding is clearly random as the 06 Florida team is a 15 (playin game) the 07 Florida team is listed as a 10 (the second of the back to back championships, never done in this day and age) and the 05 UNC team which is proabably one of the best teams I have ever seen (Put a beatdown on our Spartans then beat Illinois).
This post was edited by MasonsDisciple1 14 months ago
I really hope last years Kentucky team was not one of the 8 greatest championship teams of all time.
The matchup between the 68 and 70 UCLA teams would be tough....a lot of guys wouldn't know which basket to shoot at!!
1990 UNLV is way too low. Kentucky 2012 is too high. They were really good, but I don't see them as high as, say 1992 Duke.
I don't think there is enough money in the world for all those UCLA teams.
To be fair, I would be ok with 2000 being rated a bit below any of the champions before around 1994 when high schoolers started going pro vs college. Teams in the mid-70s through the early 90s were absolutely loaded. BUT, if thats the case, then why is '79 also an 11? Pretty dumb.
I agree with '79 being a strange question mark here. That is one of the hallmark years in college basketball. You had the two players against one another in the title game that went on to revive if not essentially create modern pro basketball.
Putting 2006 Florida in a play-in game struck me as strange... aren't they one of the only teams to repeat as champs?
Our '79 team would paste '78 Kentucky, we barely lost to them in '78 only b/c Magic was a frosh and Hall took the air out of the ball because he knew he couldn't run with us.
People don't realize how good our '79 team was. The Bird-Magic game gets all kinds of hype, but we were far from a one-man team. If Magic's filled out this bracket, I promise you he'd have us at least in the Elite 8. Other than those Kareem/Walton UCLA teams, the '79 team could beat anyone in that bracket.
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It's hard to compare teams that are decades apart, but that 2009 UNC team would be tough to beat.
How in the hell is the 74 David Skywalker Thompson NC State team a play-in? They went 30-1 and snapped UCLA's streak.
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
That team was good.
Burleson, Towe, and Thompson.
They almost didn't even make the Tournament. You had to win the ACC Tournament to get in back then. They beat Maryland in OT.
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