Wednesday, March 19, 2008

NCAA Tournament Picks and Thoughts

  • I like Kansas,  North Carolina, UCLA, and Texas as my Final Four teams and Kansas winning it all over UCLA. I had Florida last year as the champ and hope to be right again.
  • I don't care if Michael Beasley gets 40 tomorrow. USC will still beat Kansas State. Beasley might have trouble with Taj Gibson.
  • Some possible upsets in the first round include St Joseph's over Oklahoma, Siena over Vandy, Oregon over Mississippi State, Arizona over West Virginia, and Temple over Michigan State.
  • Boise State could give Louisville some trouble but their guards must beat the Pitino full court press. Boise State can flat out score.
  • Good defense will beat good offense in the tourney. Watch out North Carolina! Good defensive teams include Purdue, Kansas, UCLA,  Louisville, and Clemson.
  • Good guard play helps teams advance.  Teams with great guards include Arizona, Baylor, USC, UCLA,  Oregon, and Texas. 
  • Best chance for a #16 seed to upset a #1 seed would be Texas Arlington over Memphis.

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