Given ESPN's consistent undervaluing of Michigan this tournament, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at ESPN "analyst" Myron Medcalf's "10 bold predictions for the Sweet 16" published last week. Here we go:
1. "Louisville over Kentucky by double digits"
-Kentucky won 74-69
2. "Johnny Dawkins (Stanford) to the Elite Eight"
-Dayton won 82-72
3. "Cuonzo Marton, too."
-Michigan won 73-71
4. "Dayton-Stanford will be the best game of the weekend."
-Dayton led nearly the entire game and won by double digits.
5. "Naz Long will be the difference in Iowa State-UConn."
-Long had 7 points, 0 assists, and 4 fouls in a loss to UConn
6. "UCLA will push Florida to the brink."
-Florida led the entire second half and won by double digits.
7. "Overtime for San Diego State-Arizona."
8. "Isaiah Austin's big night will power Baylor past Wisconsin."
-Austin scored 12 points on 5-12 shooting in a 17-point loss.
9. "The Vols will go down swinging against Louisville in an Elite Eight thriller."
10. "Tom Izzo's Final Four streak will end."
-While this technically may still happen, the prediction was that the streak would end from a loss to Virginia. Wrong.
While I'm usually not one to follow the media-bashing trend, this is an epic and hilarious amount of fail. Literally every single prediction has been wrong. Classic ESPN.