CBS NCAA Bracket 2012: Tips and Picks for Acing Your Selections

T.J. McaloonContributorMarch 12, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04:  The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket is a thrilling experience. Every pick can be broken down with as much insight and knowledge as any of the experts on CBS Sports. However, some of us do not have time to search through Twitter, written columns and You Tube clips to find out who the experts are picking to win. 

Luckily for you, I have looked through some of the best and most knowledgeable stuff from the smartest college basketball people over at CBS Sports. 

First up, is a tweet from CBS Sports senior basketball writer Jeff Goodman, who tweets out his anticipation of seeing a second round matchup between Kentucky vs. last year’s NCAA Tournament champion Connecticut. 

Next up, is a tweet from college basketball insider Gary Parrish who is picking a Final Four of Kentucky, Marquette, North Carolina and Ohio State with the champion being Kentucky. 

If you would want to see all of his expert picks, you can follow this link

Plus, Parrish wrote an in depth column over at ranking the toughest regions, his championship game and things that he immediately noticed about the bracket. 

However, the two things you should take from this piece is his seven teams that he could see winning the entire tournament and teams that are ranked two high and low saying:

Seven teams I could see winning it all

1. Kentucky
2. North Carolina
3. Ohio State
4. Marquette
5. Michigan State
6. Syracuse
7. Kansas

Seeded too low: Memphis is the No. 8 seed in the West despite a No. 9 ranking at

Seeded too high: San Diego State is a No. 6 seed in the Midwest despite a No. 52 ranking at

Finally, CBS Sports’ You Tube page is a great place to catch up on everything that you may have missed from the selection show. They have a video breakdown of every region, with expert picks. (East, West, South, Midwest). 

However, here is the video of what stood out the most to the experts, it breakdowns teams who should have gotten in, who has the toughest road to the Final Four and what surprises you should expect when the tournament begins on Thursday, March 15. 

So, good luck to all of you that are filling out a bracket this week. Hopefully, the experts at CBS Sports can help you pick some upsets and the correct final four, so you can win your pool.