Monday, March 14, 2011
Teams That I Hate...Now That We Know the Seeding
Before the selection committee let us know who would be playing where, I listed a few teams I disliked. Here is a little follow up on that now that I know the seeding and match ups.
Florida - They get Michigan State or UCLA after their first round cupcake. Howland/Izzo, versus Billy D and his Justin Beiber knock off. Does anyone want to pick against Izzo here? Would anyone take the softies from Florida against a tough defensive Howland team? I'm not.
UNC - I put them in the sweet 16 last night and looking at the brackets, I think that's about right. I see this team losing to Syracuse. They should also have their hands full with a run and gun Washington team that can make the score too lop-sided for a comeback.
Kentucky/WV - Two of my least favorite coaches are lined up to meet for a trip to the Sweet 16. If Clemson picks up a win in the play in game, I think they can hang with WV and Kentucky. If not, I see West Virginia outplaying Kentucky for a chance to lose to Ohio State.
Notre Dame - Given their draw I can't see them losing to Florida St/A&M. I do see them losing to Purdue in the sweet 16 though.
UConn - Heard from some folks that the boys on ESPN picked them to be in the Final Four. I vehemently disagree. San Diego St and Duke are far better. I see this UConn team struggling against Mizzo (my upset pick in Round 1 of that bracket) or Big East rival, Cincy in round 2. If they pass that test...good luck playing San Diego State in Anaheim.
BYU - Their road is, Wofford (a win), Gonzaga/St Johns (not so confident there), Mich St. (my pick)/UCLA/Florida. They aren't leaving the Sweet 16.
I'm debating on a national champ right now. I like Kansas given the Morris boys, the great coaching, the upper class men leadership, and the tourney experience. Duke has been playing very well but are slated to have to play San Diego State in California. I also don't think this Ohio State team will make the Final Four.