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FRISCO, Texas--I am in the press box at Toyota Stadium and will be blogging throughout the game.
Towson (13-2) comes into the game as the #7 seed in the playoff field but defeated the #2 Eastern Illinois and #3 Eastern Washington both on the road to get to this game. Those two wins combined with a home win over Fordham to open their playoff run.
North Dakota State (14-0) comes as the #1 seed and defeated Furman, Coastal Carolina, and New Hampshire all at home in the
Well, I made it to Frisco yesterday--a little later (about 4 hours later) than planned with a flight through Chicago's O'Hare airport where they received around 12 inches of snow in some parts of the Chicagoland area. But I did get to Frisco in time to see the Great Texas Barbecue Bowl where both teams had players/coaches bowl, shoot darts, and ride a mechanical bull, as well as to eat some great food at Frisco's Main Event (a sporting restaurant with video games and a bowling alley).
Friday, December 20, 2013 (ESPN2)
8:00 PM ET New Hampshire @ #1 NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Saturday, December 21, 2013 (ESPNU)
2:00 PM ET #7 Towson @ #3 EASTERN WASHIINGTON
The West teams host and I have them in all capitals as I believe we will see our third straight season of two West of the Mississippi schools meeting in Frisco.
An interesting fact is that both of these two teams hosted the semi-finals last year and it is the first time that the same
Another great weekend. I will be heading to Fargo with my two boys this weekend to take in the North Dakota State-Coastal Carolina game. But the other three games should also should be very good.
Here are my winners (in all capital letters).
Friday, December 13, 2013
8:00 PM ET #7 Towson @ #2 EASTERN ILLINOIS
Saturday, December 14, 2013
12:00 PM ET Coastal Carolina @ #1 NORTH DAKOTA STATE
4:05 PM ET Jacksonville State @ #3 EASTERN
Sorry for my lateness (been away from the USA for the past 2 1/2 weeks). Here are the Round of 16 games with my picks in BOLD for winning.
Fordham @ TOWSON
Tennessee State @ EASTERN ILLINOIS
New Hampshire @ MAINE
Coastal Carolina @ MONTANA
Furman @ NORTH DAKOTA STATE
South Dakota State @ EASTERN WASHINGTON
Jacksonville State @ MCNEESE STATE
SAM HOUSTON STATE @ Southeastern Louisiana
I should be back to normal this week