I absolutely hate KU, but from what I have seen I wouldn't be shocked if they won every game in the tourney by 10+. The only way I see anyone coming close to beating them is if the team can bait the Morris twins into early foul trouble.
jfg wrote:Big 10 style basketball always gets picked apart before the tourney but they always do well. I think I remember 1 or 2 bad years for the conference, other than that they always seem to get a few teams into the sweet 16. Michigan St. might not belong in the tournament but I think they will win at least a game.
I hate Big 10 basketball and my whole family loves the Big 10. They do well depending on how the game is called. If the refs let them play a team like Michigan St. will beat the other team down, literally.
bigken117 wrote:I have Kansas beating NC with BYU and Duke rounding out my Final Four. I've watched maybe 10 minutes of college hoops this season and did no research.
BYU? No way. Ever since the honor code incident, they've been horrible. I can't see them getting past the sweet 16 and I wouldn't be shocked to seem them go down to Woffard in the first round (which I picked).
I have Duke, Kansas, Kansas St, and Syracuse in my final 4.
Belmont will beat Wisconsin. I am not a believer in this Wisconsin team at all. They have looked very average in the last month.
Oakland/Texas was the toughest first round game for me to pick. I can see Texas going to the Final 4 but Oakland was like a worst case scenario for them. Great team who has NBA talent on their roster and played a rough non-conference schedule. They should give Texas problems.
The Southeast bracket is a total joke. BYU and Florida were overseeded and Pitt is the worst 1 seed (IMO). I have Florida going, but I'd argue that any of the top 6 seeds (plus MSU who got another golden ticket draw as a 10 seed) could make a deep run. So if Wisconsin does beat Belmont, they could definitely sustain a run.
The one variable in this bracket that nobody can predict is whether or not Kyrie Irving will play for Duke. If he plays and is effective, Duke will go back to the NC game against Kansas, who will dominate their region. If not, they could fall to the Michigan/Tennessee winner or Texas in the Sweet 16.
I also have Richmond over Vandy and Morehead State over Louisville. A lot of weak teams in the field this year, I'd expect a lot of upsets.
Without Davies BYU looks more like a 10 seed than a 3 seed. I'm going to Vegas for the first weekend of the tournament and will probably be betting against them. A like Jimmer and enjoy watching them play, but my anti-Morman bias just won't let me bet on or cheer for a BYU team.