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My NCAA Picks

posted Mar 16, 2012, 6:52 PM by Daniel Fugitt
I'll go ahead and get several things out of the way. I don't know everything about these teams..and neither do you. And, neither does Digger Phelps or Doug Gottlieb. I don't care if it is their job to analyze basketball, nobody has enough time (or the desire) to watch Colorado State, St. Louis and South Dakota State. Looking down the brackets, I cant name a single player on the following teams: Wichita State, VCU, New Mexico State, UNLV, Colorado, South Dakota State, Lehigh, Long Island, St. Louis, New Mexico, Long Beach State, Davidson, Colorado State, BYU, Norfolk State, UNC Asheville, Harvard, Montana, St. Bonaventure, Loyola, Vermont, Temple, Cal, Ohio, San Diego State and Belmont. That's 26 teams out of 64.  My point is, a lot of these are guesses and so is whatever Doug Gottlieb says. 


 SOUTH REGION

(1) Kentucky over (16) WKU 
(8) Iowa State over (9) UConn 
(5) Wichita State over (12) VCU
(4) Indiana over (13) New Mexico State
(6) UNLV over (11) Colorado
(3) Baylor over (14) South Dakota State
(10) Xavier over (7) Notre Dame
(2) Duke over (15) Lehigh

(1) Kentucky over (8) Iowa State
(4) Indiana over (5) Wichita State
(3) Baylor over (6) UNLV
(2) Duke over (10) UNLV

(1) Kentucky over (4) Indiana
(3) Baylor over (2) Duke

(3) Baylor over (1) Kentucky


WEST REGION

(1) Michigan State over (16) Long Island
(8) Memphis over (9) St. Louis
(12) Long Beach State over (5) New Mexico
(4) UofL over (13) Davidson
(6) Murray State over (11) Colorado State
(3) Marquette over (14) BYU
(7) Florida over (10) UVA
(2) Missouri over (15) Norfolk State

(1) Michigan State over (8) Memphis
(12) Long Beach State over (4) UofL
(3) Marquette over (6) Murray State
(7) Florida over (2) Missouri

(1) Michigan State over (12) Long Beach State
(7) Florida over (3) Marquette

(1) Michigan State over (7) Florida


EAST REGION

(1) Syracuse over (16) UNC Asheville
(8) Kansas State over (9) Southern Miss
(5) Vandy over (12) Harvard
(4) Wisconsin over (13) Montana
(6) Cincinnati over (11) Texas
(3) Florida State over (14) St. Bonaventure
(10) West Virginia over (7) Gonzaga
(2) Ohio State over (15) Loyola

(8) Kansas State over (1) Syracuse
(5) Vandy over (4) Wisconsin
(3) Florida State over (6) Cincinnati
(2) Ohio State over (10) West Virginia

(5) Vandy over (8) Kansas State
(2) Ohio State over (3) Florida State

(2) Ohio State over (5) Vandy


MIDWEST REGION

(1) North Carolina over (16) Vermont
(9) Alabama over (8) Creighton
(5) Temple over (12) California
(4) Michigan over (13) Ohio
(11) NC State over (6) San Diego State
(3) Georgetown over (14) Belmont
(10) Purdue over (7) St. Mary's
(2) Kansas over (15) Detroit

(1) North Carolina over (9) Alabama
(4) Michigan over (5) Temple
(3) Georgetown over (11) NC State
(2) Kansas over (10) Purdue

(1) North Carolina over (4) Michigan
(2) Kansas over (3) Georgetown

(1) North Carolina over (2) Kansas


FINAL FOUR

(1) Michigan State over (3) Baylor
(1) North Carolina over (2) Ohio State

(1) North Carolina over (1) Michigan State

TOTAL POINTS - 155


See my bracket

As you can see above, I'm already wrong on several picks. It's inevitable, good teams lose to teams they shouldnt. Just as I have the Cats losing to Baylor in the Elite 8. Some people have criticized me for this, saying I dont believe in them. Not at all. Nothing would make me happier than to win and I do THINK we will. But, for bracket purposes, I will say no. It's simply that the odds are against us and in a one and done, thats all it takes. Here's to hoping I'm wrong on more and the Cats hang #8.
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