Going into your first NCAA bracket contest can be fairly intimidating. While your friends that have done this before can always refer to (or lie about) a past victory or series of genius predictions, the "new guy" is an easy target for head shaking and constant second guessing.
One easy way to get around this is to go with an expert's picks. Sure it may be boring, but it's hard to fault someone that goes right along with a person who probably has more basketball knowledge than your entire office pool combined.
Unfortunately, the term "expert" for any sport can be attached to many writers and analysts that are anything but; keep in mind that in college football, Craig James was actually allowed to vote on the top 25.
However, if there is one guy that almost everyone can agree has a lot of smarts when it comes to college basketball, it's Jay Bilas. Here are a few reasons why it's a safe bet to go along with him and his NCAA tournament predictions...even if it is not to win, but simply to retain your dignity.