Archive for March, 2011

Bracket assistance, Aisle 1: Bobby Mac’s NCAA picks

It occurs to me that at least a handful of you will be interested in my NCAA picks. You can access them below through the following hyperlinks. Please feel free to forward any winnings to me.

West Region breakdown

East Region breakdown

Southwest Region breakdown

Southeast Region breakdown

Obviously I like the Big East. A lot. But matchups determine outcomes. Sometimes teams are just difficult matchups for other teams. For example, the Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, Ohio State, struggled mightily this season in two meetings against Northwestern, which didn’t even make the field of 68. The Buckeyes beat the Wildcats by one point during the regular season even when NU didn’t have its leading scorer, who was out with a concussion, and by overtime in the Big Ten tournament. Go figure.

In my picks I have Pittsburgh winning it all, and I don’t have Duke making it to the Final Four. But if Blue Devils freshman PG Kyrie Irving is even close to 100 percent and does play, I like Mike Krzyzewski and his bunch to cut down the nets again.

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