For those of you that may need help filling out your brackets, here you go:
Michigan State Spartans v. Valpairaso Crusaders – v.
Bucknell Bison v. Butler Bulldogs – v.
Another easy one. Butler is evil for beating Syracuse in the 2010 tourney thanks to some horrific officiating, Bucknell always loses to Syracuse – go with Bucknell!! It’s a vote against EVIL!!!!
Wichita State Shockers v. Pittsburgh Panthers –
Pitt was underseeded a bit in my opinion – I think it’s close, but we’re going with the Shockers here.
New Mexico State Aggies v. St. Louis Billikens
Horrible names, but cool logos – we’re going with St. Louis. Everyone seems to be on board with St. Louis being the mid-major to make a run this year, so I’m not knocking them out in the first round.
Davidson Wildcats v. Marquette Golden Eagles
Eh, Marquette has the size, but Davidson has the moxie! Size beats moxie – this same rule applies in most sports other than figure skating. Marquette (overseeded) will pull this one out.
Southern Jaguars v. Gonzaga Bulldogs
I was expecting Southern to have a better nickname. When I started typing Southern into ‘Google’ it auto-filled with “wines and spirits” – that would have been a much cooler mascot. Gonzaga win by 30! Bad mid-majors never surprise good ones.
Oregon Ducks v. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Phil Forte plays for OK State, one of my favorite players in the tourney, but I’m going with Oregon who realistically should have been a 7 seed. Forte just looks like someone that probably walks around campus wearing a “I’d Rather be Fishing” t-shirt….
North Carolina A&T Aggies v. Louisville Cardinals
Too many Aggies in this tourney, these ones exit early. Louisville by 30+.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits v. Michigan Wolverines
Best mascot yet (Jackrabbits), but no way SDSU can take down the Wolverines.
Belmont Bruins v. Arizona Wildcats
A lot of Aggies and Wildcats thus far……Arizona wins. When in doubt always go with Wildcats.
California Golden Bears v. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels
Toughest match-up to pick on day one, these teams played early in the year w/ UNLV winning by one. I think they win this match-up by at least twice that!
Missouri Tigers v. Colorado State Rams
Akron Zips v. VCU Rams
VCU! The most over-talked about team in the tourney every year now! They’re like Butler, but maybe even slightly more annoying. They should pull this one out though.
Harvard Crimson v. New Mexico Lobos
Smart kids! Smart kids never win. Lobos by 15!
Montana Grizzlies v. Syracuse Orange
Grizzlies are done. Cuse needs to win now before the hammer drops! Go Orange. 😦