This Week's Obsession: We Hate Our Brackets

This Week's Obsession: We Hate Our Brackets

Submitted by Seth on March 19th, 2014 at 10:36 AM

ESPN - Tournament Challenge - Seth-MGoBlog 1

The manager of my pool uses Excel, is bad at Excel.

Here's our brackets.

No questions; show us your bracket, and explain your upsets and weird guys. This time and this time only you may pick against the Kenpom gods.

Brian: I'm having a terrible time picking any upsets other than Michigan State only comprising three-fourths of the Final Four. I'm pretty sure the fourth slot will go to Indiana.

MSU's Gary Harris is one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the tournament. [Fuller]


Wait, what? They're in the--


They're *not* in the NIT. Well, they'll probably do well in the...


I see. Well then.

In that case, Indiana will probably be replaced by a mewling baby that the three Michigan States will dismember and consume as they celebrate about 30% as hard as they did when they beat Michigan.

But in the event we have a tournament based on data from outside the last week... uh... isn't Cincinnati a really bad matchup for State? Lost in the healthy hoopla is a totally healthy MSU team kicked off their rampage by losing to Illinois and Ohio State, two hard-nosed defensive teams with wonky offenses. Cincinnati is a hard-nosed defensive team with a wonky offense, one that plays no one shorter than 6'4" in their starting lineup and has a guy who can get buckets against anyone.

You know how the world is falling all over itself about Louisville? Well, Cinci won at Louisville and dropped their return game by a single point. Calling my shot: it's more likely MSU goes out in the second round than makes the final four.

Elsewhere, New Mexico is a dangerous second-round opponent for Embiid-less Kansas, Wisconsin is going out in round two to Oregon, Baylor will cruise to the Sweet 16, and Michigan plays Tennessee in the Sweet 16.

[After the jump we argue over really good offensive/mediocre defensive teams]

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