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March Madness Day Three Late Guide

Have you seen Charle's Barkley's bracket? Clearly the MonStar's still have all his talent.

Also, I missed this, but I guess the announcers in the Gonzaga-St. John's game said Denver is "practically a home game" for the Bulldogs. Now, take it from someone who lives a couple hours south of Spokane and has spent a lot of time in Denver: it's not anything like a home game. In fact, as this article points out, Spokane is just as close to Denver as Madison and Springfield. Geography is hard!

This tournament is still lacking in many epic finishes, but despite both of today's winners taking games by multiple scores, both games today were thrilling to watch. Florida and Kentucky are now the first members of the Sweet 16 in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Six more will be added over the next few hours, and here's your quick guide to all those games. Stats courtesy of KenPom.com and odds courtesy of BetVega.com. Note that KenPom's stats are updated through the tournament, so what you see includes the games played through Friday.

4:15

(12) Richmond

(13) Morehead State

LINE

-200

+165

PACE

63.3 Pos/G

64.8 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

43 (44/53)

86 (101/72)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

14 Kevin Anderson (1.7 Fouls/40)

32 Justin Harper (24.2 Asst Rate)

41 Dan Geriot (24.2 Asst Rate)

22 Demonte Harper (28.6% Poss)

35 Kenneth Faried

(Nations Best Off and Def Reb%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

 

 

KenPom Chance of Win

72%

28%

KenPom Predicted Score

65

60

FanMatch: Eighth best game of the day.

SB Nation Dallas-Ft. Worth Picks
Code: Louisville
Fittz: Louisville
Griffin: Louisville
London: Louisville
Perryman: Louisville
Ponting: Vanderbilt
Starkey: Vanderbilt

5:10

(2) San Diego State

(7) Temple

LINE

-240

+200

PACE

63.9 Pos/G

65.3 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

8 (26/4)

38 (52/39)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

15 Kawhi Leonard

(26.5 Def Reb%)

23 Ramone Moore (2.1 Fouls/40)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

4 Malcolm Thomas (7.2 Block%)

32 Billy White (58.4 eFG%)

21 Jamaal Franklin (56.4 eFG%)

24 Lavoy Allen (5.4 Block%)

4 Juan Fernandez (24.9 Asst Rate)

1 Khalif Wyatt (3.8 Steal%)

50 Micheal Eric (22.6 Def Reb%)

KenPom Chance of Win

75%

25%

KenPom Predicted Score

65

60

FanMatch: Fifth best game of the day.

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Code: SDSU
Fittz: SDSU
Griffin: SDSU
London: SDSU
Perryman: SDSU
Starkey: SDSU
Ponting: Temple

6:10

(1) Pittsburgh

(8) Butler

LINE

+300

-370

PACE

63.2 Pos/G

64.4 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

5 (6/17)

49 (40/71)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

22 Brad Wanamaker

(32.8 Asst Rate)

44 J.J. Moore (53.1 True Shoot%)

1 Shelvin Mack (2.0 Fouls/40)

54 matt Howard

(61.6 True Shoot%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

4 Malcolm Thomas (7.2 Block%)

32 Billy White (58.4 eFG%)

21 Jamaal Franklin (56.4 eFG%)

23 Khyle Marshall (52.0 eFG%)

KenPom Chance of Win

82%

18%

KenPom Predicted Score

69

61

FanMatch: Seventh best game of the day.

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Pittsburgh

6:45

(3) BYU

(11) Gonzaga

LINE

Off

Off

PACE

71.3 Pos/G

67.6 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

15 (10/36)

24 (42/28)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

32 Jimmer Fredette (36.1% Poss)

0 Robert Sacre (71.1 FT Rate)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

0 Brandon Davies

(5.6 Fouls Drawn/40)

41 Chris Collinsworth

(Not A Former Bengal)

41 Steven Gray (3.1 Steal%)

20 Elias Harris (58.1 True Shoot%)

35 Sam Dower (61.8 True Shoot%)

13 Kelly Olynyk

(62.6 True Shoot %)

KenPom Chance of Win

61%

39%

KenPom Predicted Score

77

74

FanMatch: Best game of the day.

SB Nation Dallas-Ft. Worth Picks
Code: BYU
Griffin: BYU
Ponting: BYU
Fittz: Gonzaga
London: Gonzaga
Perryman: St. John's
Starkey: St. John's

7:40

(4) Wisconsin

(5) Kansas State

LINE

-165

+145

PACE

57.7 Pos/G

68.1 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

7 (2/54)

30 (51/29)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

30 Jon Leuer (10.9 TO Rate)

11 Jordan Taylor (8.1 TO Rate)

0 Jacob Pullen

(6.8 Fouls Drawn/40)

24 Curtis Kelly (6.0 Block%)

33 Wally Judge (13.5 Off Reb%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

5 Ryan Evans (20.6 Off Reb%)

40 Jared Berggren (54.1 eFG%)

32 Jamar Samuels (10.7 Off Reb%)

12 Nick Russell (15.2 Def Reb%)

15 Freddy Asprilla (18.2 Off Reb%)

KenPom Chance of Win

74%

26%

KenPom Predicted Score

7

30

FanMatch: Fourth best game of the day.

SB Nation Dallas-Ft. Worth Picks
Perryman: Kansas State
Ponting: Kansas State
Starkey: Wisconsin
Code: Utah State
Fittz: Utah State
Griffin: Utah State
London: Utah State

8:40

(3) Connecticut

(6) Cinncinnati

LINE

+150

-170

PACE

66.1 Pos/G

64.0 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

14 (14/27)

20 (50/14)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

15 Kemba Walker (91.7% Min)

23 Sean Kilpatrick

(112.7 Offensive Rating)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

13 Shabazz Napier (4.4 Steal%)

3 Dion Dixon (2.0 Fouls/40)

34 Yancy Gates (21.0 Def Reb%)

1 Cashmere Wright

(30.8 Asst Rate)

KenPom Chance of Win

57%

43%

KenPom Predicted Score

65

64

FanMatch: Second best game of the day.

SB Nation Dallas-Ft. Worth Picks
Code: UConn
Fittz: UConn
London: UConn
Perryman: UConn
Ponting: UConn
Starkey: UConn
Griffin: Cincy

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.