March Madness 10 Bold Predictions


1.) Wichita State will not make it to the Final Four- Unfortunately, the Shockers got put into a brutal region featuring the likes of Michigan, Duke, and Louisville. With potentially having to play two of these teams just to reach the final four, it seems very unlikely they will make it to Dallas. It should be noted that I am pulling for the Shockers though.

2.) Virginia will be the first #1 seed to go down- I really like the way Virginia plays with swagger and hard nosed defense, but with their offensive struggles, they will have trouble just making it out of the first weekend of play.

3.) Michigan State will make the Final Four- Every four year player under Tom Izzo has made the final four at least once. Keith Appling and Adriean Payne have one last chance. The Spartans had an up and down year with injuries all across the board, but MSU is healthy and  playing its best basketball right now after rolling through the Big Ten tournament.

4.) Wisconsin and Villanova will both lose in the first weekend- Whether it is the first game or second, both of these teams will be knocked out of it by Sunday. Villanova will have a tough first game against a scrappy Milwaukee bunch and then will have to play either a dangerous St. Joes or UConn team. Wisconsin should advance past American, but will have an extremely tough time with Oregon in the round of 32. Both teams are just too inconsistent.

5.)  Arizona will steamroll through the West Region- The Wildcats do not have much competition besides a potential 3rd round matchup with Oklahoma State. Arizona is easily the best team in this region and should advance very far in the tournament.

6.) Kentucky will lose to Kansas State- I know the Wildcats only lost to Florida by two, but they beat a bad LSU and Georgia team to get to that point. Kansas State is the real deal with Marcus Foster and Shane Southwell. I really think everyone is overlooking KSU. The Wildcats are more consistent and balanced than Kentucky.

7.) Syracuse will be the only ACC team to make it past the Sweet 16- I like the Orange’s draw as opposed to UNC, Duke, and Virginia’s. Syracuse has proven they can win games in bunches with their terrorizing zone and with Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair on offense. Syracuse will be a tough out in this year’s tournament.

8.) Harvard will upset Cincinnati- Cincy looked pretty bad in the American conference tourney. Sean Kilpatrick is the only offensive threat and Harvard pulled the upset on New Mexico last year. It will happen again.

9.) Florida will not win the national title- I know everyone looks at the Gator’s senior’s and leadership to be an effective tool in the tourney but I think the lack of competition in SEC play will come back to bite them. To be honest, the Gators looked sloppy towards the end of the SEC title game. Florida is most definitely beatable.

10.) Providence upsets UNC- The Friars are red hot and UNC is not that good of a team. Bryce Cotton should be able to pick apart this lackluster and overrated UNC defense.



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