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The 2nd Annual #goacc Tournament of Champions: Sweet Sixteen

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The best of the best (worst?) have been selected after a rigorous process by the selection committee. Now it's up to you to help determine the #goacc champion of the season.

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We're starting to get down to the best of the best (or, worst of the worst, depending on how you view #goacc) entries left in the tournament. We had tremendous participation yet again in the Round of 32, so let's keep that up! Now that we're down to the Sweet Sixteen, all regionals will be featured here on this post. To look at the past matchups, check out the Storystream links on the right hand side of the page. Let's not waste any more time and get down to business y'all!

THE JIM BOEHEIM REGIONAL

#1. Syracuse mispells the name of Roosevelt Bouie on the honorary jersey they gave to him the night his jersey was retired

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#13. PJ Hairston's atrocious flop

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Syracuse Honors Roosevelt &#39;Bowie&#39; <a href="http://t.co/DwddKjz02B">http://t.co/DwddKjz02B</a> (image via <a href="https://twitter.com/EmJDNews">@EmJDNews</a>) <a href="http://t.co/vDLTh0oe2u">pic.twitter.com/vDLTh0oe2u</a></p>&mdash; NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) <a href="https://twitter.com/NunesMagician/status/569198096220946432">February 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Hooooooo boy. What a matchup. The upstart #13 seed that continues to crush it's competition in this tournament versus one of the strongest #1 seeds in the field. I don't envy y'all with this pick. That flop has been winning by large margins in terms of percentages, but will PJ's egregious acting performance be enough to overcome the sheer stupidity of misspelling the name of a player the night you retire his jersey?

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#2. Kris from Durham calls NC State the Huskies on Jeopardy

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#3. BC Student runs onto field during football game, nobody cares

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So last night at the BC-Pitt game I lost odds and had to jump on the field so I did but no security stopped me <a href="http://t.co/CgiAZaiKet">pic.twitter.com/CgiAZaiKet</a></p>&mdash; Faraz (@_brownsugah) <a href="https://twitter.com/_brownsugah/status/508284761371320321">September 6, 2014</a></blockquote>

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A very chalk matchup, but one I must admit I've been looking forward to. Will the fact that someone from this area totally embarrassed himself on Jeopardy be enough to overcome the sheer lack of caring about the security at BC football games? As a sidenote, would Steve Addazio call that BC student one of his "dudes?" I think we could see the #3 seed prevail here, but we'll soon find out!

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THE PUBLIX REGIONAL

Man did we have some major upsets in this regional, as you'll see shortly. 3 out of the 4 teams that advanced were all the lower seed in the matchup. Absolutely wild. Think of the Publix Regional as the East Regional in the current NCAA Tournament right now.

#1. Jameis Winston stole crab legs from a Publix

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#5. Pack "flushes number 2" headline

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>lol at the Technician headline <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> <a href="http://t.co/LFEJD029VJ">pic.twitter.com/LFEJD029VJ</a></p>&mdash; Will Thompson (@thrillis4) <a href="https://twitter.com/thrillis4/status/554673460275073024">January 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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After dispatching the #4 seed in the Round of 32 with relative ease, this hysterical #5 seed gets a date with a powerhouse #1 seed, the infamous incident of when Jameis Winston stole crab legs from a Publix. While that headline is amazing and everyone at Technician sports deserves credit for that....come on. There's no way the #1 seed here doesn't win in a rout...right?

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#7. An assortment of fails from the NC State-FSU basketball game

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#11. Duke sent UNC a massive bill for the carpet they had to replace in the Visitor's Locker Room after it was vandalized

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A veritable pastiche of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> <a href="http://t.co/ihnYXveuIc">pic.twitter.com/ihnYXveuIc</a></p>&mdash; Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) <a href="https://twitter.com/lebrownlow/status/556573041699086339">January 17, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>You can&#39;t make this stuff up. <a href="http://t.co/RKQcAGcNKn">http://t.co/RKQcAGcNKn</a> <a href="http://t.co/1XbQoewbuU">pic.twitter.com/1XbQoewbuU</a></p>&mdash; Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) <a href="https://twitter.com/LukeDeCock/status/566304488147808256">February 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Man...both of these lower seeds upset their opponents in the prior round by two votes each. I cannot believe Frank Beamer staring off into space didn't make it to the Sweet Sixteen, but such is March, I suppose. At any rate, we have the potential here for a double digit seed to advance to the Elite Eight. Don't be surprised if that hilariously huge bill advances with relative ease here.

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THE PJ HAIRSTON REGIONAL

There was a massive, massive upset in the Hairston Regional as well. This regional's namesake seed was utterly crushed in the Round of 32 by over 50 votes. Gracious. That being said, some very intriguing matchups here!

#1. BeeJay Anya hugs Karl Hess

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#4. Buzz Williams Hammertime!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/thrillis4">@thrillis4</a> see <a href="http://t.co/xzYVw8ZGLT">pic.twitter.com/xzYVw8ZGLT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> moment of the week?</p>&mdash; TVP (@_TVP_) <a href="https://twitter.com/_TVP_/status/544250586607390721">December 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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What a pairing of #goacc titans. I could see Buzz's fast feet dancing past this #1 seed, but I don't think it'll happen. The King's reaction to Anya's hug is just....just too much.

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#3. WFU's backup QB's no good, very bad day

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#7. "Knowlige is power."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> RT<a href="https://twitter.com/LostLettermen">@LostLettermen</a>: Wake QB gets DWI driving across Quad drunk to get to Subway <a href="http://t.co/Z5CpqKN484">http://t.co/Z5CpqKN484</a> ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ <a href="http://t.co/0393EPYlE4">pic.twitter.com/0393EPYlE4</a></p>&mdash; Will Ojanen (@WillsWorldMN) <a href="https://twitter.com/WillsWorldMN/status/509450617795125248">September 9, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goacc?src=hash">#goacc</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/DevilDJ32">@DevilDJ32</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/NCSU1988">@NCSU1988</a> &quot;Clown car,&quot; indeed. Everyone hop in. Let&#39;s roll. Nice spelling , btw. Lulz. <a href="http://t.co/4WpnW5n55T">pic.twitter.com/4WpnW5n55T</a></p>&mdash; Jameson (@the_Jameson) <a href="https://twitter.com/the_Jameson/status/453674249803546624">April 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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In what has to be the biggest upset of the #goacc Tournament so far, this #7 seed utterly obliterated the #2 seed in this region, sending PJ Hairston's fight with a kid at the YMCA home in a blowout. Shew, I did not see that one coming. At any rate, note to self: don't bet against the "Knowlige." If that #7 seed can take out PJ, I could easily see the same fate for this #3 seed.

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THE BEAMER REGIONAL

Frank's Regional was the only one of the regionals in the Round of 32 where there was not a single upset. All of the higher ranked seeds moved on to the Sweet Sixteen, setting up some tremendous #goacc matchups.

#1. Frank Beamer celebrates a 0-0 score heading in to overtime

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#4. Virginia Tech players don't realize Penn State is in a 1 and 1

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>THIS IS NOTHING TO CELEBRATE, FRANK BEAMER <a href="http://t.co/2sqjAJAZ2C">pic.twitter.com/2sqjAJAZ2C</a></p>&mdash; Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) <a href="https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/536258578819317762">November 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Everyone on the court thought Penn State had a 2 shot foul, get uncontested basket (h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/thefarmerjones">@thefarmerjones</a>) <a href="https://t.co/xEJ1NqUqrM">https://t.co/xEJ1NqUqrM</a></p>&mdash; CJ Fogler (@cjzero) <a href="https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/540312179484794881">December 4, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Look...it's going to be hard for anyone to defeat the overall #1 seed, but it is pretty funny that Beamer gets matched up against the VT basketball team here. It still cracks me up watching that video of how none of the players move off of the sides of the lane except that one player on the court that was paying attention. Phenomenal...but don't think it'll be enough to dethrone King Beamer.

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#2. Jameis Winston slips in Rose Bowl against Oregon

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#3. This ridiculous sequence between Georgia Tech and NC State

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Though Ron Cherry gettin' funky put up a valiant effort, the #3 seed prevailed by a slim margin. I don't think that sequence of fails between the Yellow Jackets and the Pack will come remotely close to dethroning this #2 seed, as absurd as that sequence was. Come on...just look at that vine of Winston slipping and try not to laugh. You can't!

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Stay tuned for the Elite 8 round to open late this weekend!