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March Madness Day Two Late Guide

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Texas survived a scare, Michigan won by 30 without a free throw, Florida State shot down A&M's offense, George Mason and Villanova went down to the wire, and Arizona rejected Memphis at the end of vicious 86 possession game to avoid the upset.

FSU's win was actually the first upset (by seed) of the day, a mere 10/7, and the one seeds won in predictably dominant fashion, but there were some good games in there. The FSU/A&M game, in particular, was much more fun to watch the whole way than the last two minutes and final score suggest.

We have just the last fourth of the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament left to go. Here is your quick reference to each of the late games, with stats, key players, odds, forecasts, and picks. Stats courtesy of KenPom.com and odds courtesy of BetVega.com.

5:50

(1) Kansas

(16) Boston University

LINE

Off

Off

PACE

69.6 Pos/G

64.0 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

3 (4/13)

170 (170/184)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

22 Marcus Morris (124.2 O Rtg)

21 Markieff Morris (25.6 D Reb%)

32 Josh Selby (18.4 Asst Rate)

0 Thomas Robinson (60.4 eFG%)

23 John Holland (34.1% Shots)

1 Darryl Partin (28.3% Shots)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

10 Tyshawn Taylor (26.7 Asst Rate)

21 Jake O’Brien (51.8 eFG%)

KenPom Chance of Win

97%

3%

KenPom Predicted Score

81

60

FanMatch: 14th best game of the day.

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Kansas

7:15

(2) North Carolina

(15) Long Island

LINE

Off

Off

PACE

71.3

73.9 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

13 (39/6)

121 (78/204)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

40 Harrison Barnes (28.7% Shots)

1 Jamal Olasewere (7.9 Fouls Drawn/40)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

44 Tyler Zeller (11.9 TO Rate)

31 John Henson (11.7 Block%)

2 Leslie McDonald (53.0 eFG%)

35 Reggie Bullock (13.7 D Reb%)

42 Julian Boyd (13.0 Off Reb%)

12 C.J. Garner (56.6 FT Rate)

32 Kenny Onyechi (7.7 Fouls Drawn/40)

KenPom Chance of Win

93%

7%

KenPom Predicted Score

92

73

FanMatch: 11th best game of the day.

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North Carolina

7:20

(3) Purdue

(14) St. Peter’s

LINE

-1600

+900

PACE

67.1 Pos/G

65.8 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

7 (19/7)

115 (275/19)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

25 JaJuan Johnson (10.5 TO Rate)

33 E’Twaun Moore (10.8 TO Rate)

5 Jeron Belin (6.4 Fouls Drawn/40)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

32 John Hart (Out of Work GM)

22 Nick Leon (2.5 Fouls/40)

4 Ryan Bacon (14.9 Off Reb%)

15 Wesley Jenkins (2.2 Fouls/40)

KenPom Chance of Win

95%

5%

KenPom Predicted Score

69

54

FanMatch: 13th best game of the day.

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Purdue

7:27

(6) Xavier

(11) Marquette

LINE

-140

+120

PACE

66.1 Pos/G

67.7 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

35 (30/58)

31 (20/67)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

52 Tu Holloway (6.7 Fouls Drawn/40)

1 Darius Johnson-Odom (28.9% Shots)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

10 Mark Lyons (87.1% Min)

22 Jamel McLean (15.2 Off Reb%)

32 Kenny Frease (21.9 Def Reb%)

33 Jimmy Butler (1.6 Fouls/40)

54 Davante Gardner (57.0 eFG%)

KenPom Chance of Win

47%

53%

KenPom Predicted Score

72

73

FanMatch: Third best game of the day.

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Code: Marquette
London: Marquette
Perryman: Marquette
Ponting: Marquette
Fittz: Xavier
Griffin: Xavier
Starkey: Xavier

8:20

(8) UNLV

(9) Illinois

LINE

-140

+120

PACE

68.0 Pos/G

66.7 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

24 (57/17)

21 (34/21)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

33 Tre’Von Willis (124 Steal%)

1 Quintrell Thomas (52.8 eFG%)

32 Demetri McCamey (35.8 Asst Rate)

3 Brandon Paul (2.9 Steal%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

22 Chace Stanback (13.6 TO Rate)

3 Anthony Marshall (22.7 Asst Rate)

11 Carlos Lopez (53.4 eFG%)

54 Mike Tisdale (6.8 Block%)

22 Jereme Richmond (9.9 O Reb%)

KenPom Chance of Win

47%

53%

KenPom Predicted Score

67

68

FanMatch: Best game of the day.

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Code: Illinois
Griffin: Illinois
London: Illinois
Perryman: Illinois
Ponting: Illinois
Starkey: Illinois
Fittz: UNLV

8:45

(7) Washington

(10) Georgia

LINE

-220

+180

PACE

71.6 Pos/G

64.8 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

17 (9/47)

56 (77/41)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

2 Isiah Thomas (32.3 Asst Rate)

11 Matthew Bryan-Amaning

(55.1 eFG%)

33 Trey Thompkins (5.9 Block%)

22 Gerald Robinson

(27.5 Asst Rate)

1 Travis Leslie (12.2 Off Reb%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

23 C.J. Wilcox (56.8 eFG%)

50 Jeremy Price (3.6 Block%)

KenPom Chance of Win

72%

28%

KenPom Predicted Score

75

69

FanMatch:Sixth best game of the day.

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Code: Washington
Fittz: Washington
Griffin: Washington
London: Washington
Ponting: Washington
Starkey: Washington
Perryman: Georgia

8:50

(6) Georgetown

(11) Virginia Commonwealth

LINE

-240

+200

PACE

64.9 Pos/G

66.3 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

30 (28/50)

77 (60/121)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

15 Austin Freeman (55.9 eFG%)

4 Chris Wright (32.4 Asst Rate)

 

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

21 Jason Clark (57.4 eFG%)

22 Julian Vaughn (12.8 Off Reb%)

12 Joey Rodriguez (28.5 Asst Rate)

21 Jamie Skeen (66.0 FT Rate)

32 Brandon Rozzell (9.9 TO Rate)

23 Rob Brandenberg (3.2 Steal%)

5 Juvonte Reddic (12.2 Def Reb%)

KenPom Chance of Win

74%

26%

KenPom Predicted Score

72

66

FanMatch: 7th best game of the day.

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Code: Georgetown
Fittz: Georgetown
Griffin: Georgetown
Perryman: Georgetown
Starkey: Georgetown
London: VCU
Ponting: VCU

8:57

(3) Syracuse

(14) Indiana State

LINE

-1000

+700

PACE

66.6 Pos/G

66.4 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

11 (18/16)

101 (171/61)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

11 Scoop Jardine (34.3 Asst Rate)

20 Dwayne Lathan

(61. Fouls Drawn/40)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

32 Kris Joseph (2.9 Steal%)

20 Brandon Triche (2.6 Fouls/40)

3 Dion Waiters (4.3 Steal%)

15 Carl Richard (9.8 Off Reb%)

32 Aaron Carter (103.7 Off Rating)

44 Jake Kelly (24.1 Asst Rate)

31 R.J. Mahurin (54.5 eFG%)

KenPom Chance of Win

90%

10%

KenPom Predicted Score

72

60

FanMatch: 10th best game of the day.

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Syracuse

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