Just filled out my bracket. It’s so much fun, you just want to enjoy every pick.
As most people who follow my work know, I’m a risk taker on these things. Why do it and play conversative?
Might as well pick some first-round upsets. So here are mine for this year’s NCAA Tournament. (seedings in brackets)
Midwest: (13) San Diego State over (6) Tennessee. Don’t trust the Vols.(10) Georgia Tech over (7) Oklahoma State.
West: (12) UTEP over (5) Butler. Just like UTEP’s style. (10) Florida over (7) BYU.
East: (10) Missouri over (7) Clemson. Definitely don’t trust Clemson. Maybe it’s the orange.
South: None here unless you count (9) Louisville beating (8) California.
My bracket gets even crazier after that, but at the end, these are my Final Four picks.
Midwest: Georgetown. Will use the Big East title game to WVU as motivation.
West: Pitt. Got the Panthers and Syracuse meeting in the Elite Eight. Pitt will get it done.
East: Kentucky. Too much talent to not make it to the Final Four.
South: Louisville. If the Cardinals can be the tournament’s top overall seed, Duke, in the second round, they can make the Final Four.
Told you it was crazy.
Now I got Georgetown beating Pitt and Kentucky beating Louisville, its state rival.
As for my national championship pick? As much as I love John Wall, “Clap Clap, Clap Clap Clap “Let’s Go Hoyas.”
Remember, they already beat Duke.