It's Thursday and the NCAA basketball tournament starts up again tonight with 4 "Sweet Sixteen" games, 2 at San Jose and 2 at San Antonio.
It's Nathan's birthday today AND he is in first place in the contest, so let's see who has a chance to gain on him.
West Region (San Jose)
Top seed Kansas plays #4 Southern Illinois at 7:30, followed by a 2-3 matchup between UCLA and Pittsburgh at 9:40.
Nathan picks: Kansas
These entries have SIU and can gain on him: BillyBalata, Markell
These entries picked a team that was already eliminated: Yang, chiefjay
This is an important game for BillyBalata as he is currently tied for 2nd. Other than that, there's really not much differentiation in this game.
Nathan picks: Pittsburgh
These entries have UCLA and can gain on him: BillyBalata, Dunfee, drborgata, KevinL, twiley, Geist, loaf, Puddy, Markell, gdogg, unateve, junkyard, irish, Keith, chiefjay, timmypg, CaP'N GRuNGe
These entries picked a team that was already eliminated: Luke, meangreen92
This is obviously a HUGE game for Nathan, as there are 17 teams with UCLA marked on their bracket. Nathan cain put some distance between him and the crowd if Pittsburgh wins this one.
South Region (San Antonio)
The first game here is the 2-3 game between Memphis and Texas A&M at 7:27. The late game, and the one of most interest to those of us here in Ohio, pits #1 seed Ohio State against #5 seed Tennessee.
Nathan picks: Memphis
These entries have Texas A&M and can gain on him: twiley, Geist, loaf, Markell, junkyard, irish, timmypg, CaP'N GRuNGe
These entries picked a team that was already eliminated: Dunfee, chiefjay
Another big game for Nathan, as several entries selected Texas A&M.
Nathan picks: Ohio State
These entries picked a team that was already eliminated: unateve, chiefjay
Not a big game from the contest point of view, as nobody in our groupe picked Tennessee to win this one.