Happy Sweet Sixteen! How's your bracket look?? I've got 10 of these 16 in mine... Time for my S16 Day 1 picks!
3Marquette vs 2Miami
Can "The U" keep rolling? As long as their PG Shane Larkin keeps playing at an "ACC POY" level, they sure can. But, will he handle the pressure of the Golden Eagles? Also, how will the loss of C Reggie Johnson affect Miami in the middle? Gonna be interesting considering MU is one of the best rebounding teams in the tourney.
Prediction: Vander Blue carries to the Elite 8 Marquette 65 The U 58
6Arizona vs 2ohio state
I almost got my "Iowa State to the S16" pick right (stupid Aaron Craft-aren't you sick of him too?) Oh well...this should be a great matchup. osu's Craft vs AZ's Mark Lyons. Deshaun Thomas VS Solomon Hill
Prediction: I'll take the upset here: Zona 71 suckeyes 65
4Syracuse vs 1Indiana
IU has looked "good" so far...The Cuse has looked "Great" (minus that whole 12 minutes with out a basket thing vs Cal)...Will the SU zone frustrate IU or will Victor Oladipo & Jordan Hulls shoot over the top & get Tom Crean to the E8? Buzz vs Tom Crean would be fun, but....
Prediction: I'll take the SU size/physicality: Syracuse 70 Tan Tom 65
13La Salle 9Wichita St
According to my bracket, this was supposed to be Wisconsin vs Gonzaga. So i guess i was way off...I LOVE the athleticism of both teams. WSU is a really fun team to watch. Great guard play. I won't lie: I don't know a lot about these two...who does?? Plus "Shockers" = cooler than "Explorers"
Prediction: This isn't VCU from 2 years ago. WSU 71 Lasally 67