While it is certainly true that I enjoy college basketball it is not until March Madness begins that I really get excited. If you are anything like me then you have already filled out at least five brackets; all in an effort to prove how much better you are then your friends.
With that being said, I thought it would be fun to publish my March Madness bracket picks. More specifically, this is my upset bracket where I take a lot of chances based on something I saw during the regular season or sheer intuition. I will, of course, skip the play in games and start my selections in Round 2.
To make this a bit easier to see, I will highlight my selections in green (the color of money). What’s more, I will break this article up by round to make it easier to review my performance once the games have been completed (see link at bottom to continue to the next round).
March Madness Bracket Picks – Round 2
Kentucky v Hampton Cincinnati v Purdue West Virginia v Buffalo Maryland v Valparaiso
Butler v Texas Notre Dame v Northeastern Wichita St v Indiana Kansas v New Mex St
Only real upset here is Texas over Butler.
Wisconsin v Coastal Carolina Oregonv Oklahoma St Arkansas v Wofford
North Carolina v Harvard Xavier v Ole Miss Baylor v Georgia St
VCU v Ohio St Arizona v Texas So.
Having Harvard beat North Carolina is purely speculative. It could, obviously, come back to bite me.
Villanova v Lafayette
NC State v LSU N. Iowa v Wyoming Louisville v UC Irvine Providence v Boise/Day Oklahoma v Albany Michigan St v Georgia Virginia v Belmont
No upsets from the East in Round 2.
Duke v UNF/RMOR San Diego St v St John’s
Utah v SF Austin
Georgetown v E Wash SMU v UCLA Iowa St v UAB Iowa v Davidson Gonzaga v No Dak St
Obviously the upsets here are SF Austin beating Utah and E. Washington beating Georgetown.
Once the first round has been completed, I will come back and review my overall performance. Additionally, for any games that I correctly predicted, I will continue in the next round. It should be fun to see how many games I can correctly predict over the next few weeks.