Make sure to fill out your bracket with some upsets; it’s more memorable when you can say you picked VCU in the Final Four or Syracuse being upset by Vermont. It’s more fun to have upsets rather than all four #1 seeds making it. (Sorry, this isn’t happening; NC is falling to Michigan (or at least that’s my dream)). I’m also picking the 15 seed, Detroit, over 2 Kansas. There will be a 12 seed beating a 5 seed somewhere, though I’m not sure if this year’s Vanderbilt team is different from the previous teams that were ousted in the first round.
Every year there’s a team that has a reaction that warms you up. This year it’s NC State, who I might add barely snuck into the Tourney and no thanks to Kendall Marshall’s push off in the ACC tournament.