Bracketology 101

| March 17, 2009

As you consider your brackets for March Madness, Greg Doyle has a nice read and table below o back up his claims on "home" games in the tournament and considerations for your selections.

NCAA home cooking
In the past decade, de facto "home" NCAA tournament games have been a slingshot to the Final Four for six national champions, three runners-up and five other semifinalists. And the trend is gaining steam.
Year Team Site End result
1999 Duke 1st 2 rounds in Charlotte NC game
2000 Michigan St. Region at Auburn Hills NCAA title
2001 Duke 1st 2 rounds in Greensboro NCAA title
2002 Maryland 1st 2 rounds in Washington DC NCAA title
2003 Syracuse Region at Albany NCAA title
2003 Texas Region at San Antonio Final Four
2004 Duke 1st 2 rounds in Raleigh Final Four
2005 Illinois 1st 2 rounds in Indianapolis,
Regionals in Chicago
NC game
2005 N. Carolina 1st 2 rounds in Charlotte NCAA title
2006 Florida 1st 2 rounds in Jacksonville NCAA title
2006 UCLA 1st 2 rounds in San Diego,
Regionals in Oakland
Final Four
2008 Memphis 1st 2 rounds in Little Rock NC game
2008 UCLA 1st 2 rounds in Anaheim Final Four
2008 N. Carolina 1st 2 rounds in Raleigh,
Regionals in Charlotte
Final Four

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