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Early leader Twisters go down in the Elite Eight

From Staff Reports Modified: May 13, 2008 at 1:40 am •  Published: May 13, 2008
Down go the Twisters! Down go the Twisters!

The name that had more design-a-jersey submissions from readers than any other has fallen in our NBA Name Bracket Elite Eight. The Oklahoman named 64 of the top possible names for an NBA franchise in Oklahoma City and is working down to the top name, as voted by the readers.

The Final Four is set, with three No. 1 seeds and the upset-minded Thunder.

Vote this week for the Final Four and the Championship at

Here are the Elite Eight Results and Final Four matchups:

Alvan Adams Regional
(2) Thunder 224 votes,

(1) Twisters 148

Wayman Tisdale Regional
(1) Barons 226 votes,

(11) Roughriders 140

Chris Paul Regional
(1) Thunderbirds 273 votes,

(6) Coyotes 88

Desmond Mason Regional
(1) Outlaws 264 votes,

(11) Renegades 96

Final Four Matchups
(2) Thunder vs. (1) Barons: Thunder kept this from looking like the Final Four, with all No. 1 seeds. Can the Thunder do it again?

(1) Thunderbirds vs. (1) Outlaws: Is Outlaws the stealth candidate for Sonics fans?


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