NCAA Tourney Picks

Submitted by Evil Monkey on March 11th, 2012 at 9:12 PM

So who do you guys got? What upsets? Who for the Nat'l Camp? What 4 seed to 7 seed do you think could go far? And some other obvious question I don't feel like typing.



March 11th, 2012 at 9:34 PM ^

I have a final four of Kentucky, FSU, North Carolina, and Michigan State. And for the finals I have kentucky vs. UNC with UNC upsetting Kentucky for the championship.  I know I know 3 #1 seeds is not daring but what the hell


March 11th, 2012 at 9:39 PM ^

but I have all the first seeds in the Final Four but I really think Vandy can upset Syracuse. MSU, Kentucky, Vandy and UNC. I really could see tOSU making a run but it depends on what Ohio St team shows up.


March 11th, 2012 at 9:36 PM ^

I'm thinking a Final four of Kentucky vs. Missouri and Syracuse v. Kansas, Kentucky winning it all. I think we'll lose to UNC, but the game will be closer than people would like to believe going in. And hopefully the team gets hot and proves me wrong. Then again, my thoughts don't mean much because I haven't been watching other teams closely and I can't pick upsets at all, ever.


March 11th, 2012 at 9:38 PM ^

Im pretty confident that a 1 seed will win it this year. I think Syracuse, North Carolina, and Kentucky are by far and away the best teams in the country.


March 11th, 2012 at 9:49 PM ^

For some reason, I have a feeling UCONN will upset Kentucky and make a run even though I dont have it in my bracket. If I had to make another bracket, I would have a Final 4 of Syracuse, Kansas, UCONN, and Marquette. With Syracuse over Marquette in the final but it seems to risky. With that said, my real bracket is Missouri, Kentucky, Syracuse, and North Carolina in the final 4 with UNC beating UK in the final.


March 11th, 2012 at 9:54 PM ^

As for Michigan. I have them beating Baylor in my fake bracket but in reality, I dont see them getting past the sweet 16 with UNC being there but I dont think they lose before that. Sweet 16 with a close game with UNC and calling it a year would be a success in my mind.

Dilla Nevada

March 11th, 2012 at 9:57 PM ^

Valley is more athletic than people think (MS Valley State, not far from my former backyard of Cleveland, MS)

Memphis could catch MSU napping

St. Louis, I believe is coached by Majerus (former coach of Utah) -- he's a coach coach, so that's not an easy win.

NC is the most vulunerable of the 1 seeds......take away the ACC refs, the stupid flopping by Barnes, Henson, Zeller will get them nowhere...

Plus there's the revenge game Michigan desperately wants (payback for the timeout game), and there's NCSU lurking too (knowing they got hosed)...


*Side note* -- anybody find it interesting that all four schools from the state of Kentucky in the tournament are in one side of the brackets? (West / South ) ? 


March 11th, 2012 at 10:07 PM ^

I think Michigan can get to the sweet 16. I still have a bad taste in my mouth after yesterday's no show. But, I think Beilein rallies the troops and they come out strong on Friday. Also, Michigan runs a complex system that is tough for teams outside of the big ten to defend. The thing to watch will be fouls. Must keep Burke and Morgan out of foul trouble.

I really hope sparty bows out early. I am sick and tired of them. I will probably pick Kentucky to win it all. But I may just go with my heart and take Michigan.


March 11th, 2012 at 10:25 PM ^

has a REALLY good shot to get to the SWEET 16! NC has to win it's games 2 get there. Of course it would be a tough game but anything can happen when it's March.GO BLUE!!!

Rather be on BA

March 11th, 2012 at 11:03 PM ^

My bracket will surely change over the next 42 hours, but here are the highlights as of now:

Michigan losing to UNC- too much size and athleticism for us this year.

My Final Four is Kentucky, Missouri, UNC, and Florida State.  I have Kentucky over UNC in the finals. 

Possible Elite Eight surprises: Murray State, Longbeach State, Colorado.


March 12th, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

As a #3 seed, I think FSU can make it far.  Despite some bad losses, they are 4-1 against Duke and UNC (beat each team twice).  I know, its not much of an upset and definitely not a cinderella pick.

As far as Mich, I don't like to speculate and jinx it.  I pick them to lose in the first round, always.  Then, worst case scenario I got the pick right.  Losing a bracket pool is worth Mich winning in the tourney.